The Volunteer Center serves
more than 1,060 nonprofits and 10,866 volunteers 
in Durham, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh (throughout the Triangle!)
                                  
 
 
 
Thank You!!
  
   Thanksgiving and Share Your Christmas Sponsors
 
 
With your generous support this year  our holiday programs have made a real difference to those in need in our community.
 
1,754 people received Thanksgiving meals.
 
3,087 people were given coats, blankets, and toys through the Share Your Christmas Program.
 
 
 Thank you for sharing!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Volunteer of the Week
 
Geoffrey Pearson
Wake County
Guardian ad Litem Program
 
 
  
 
 
 
Children who’ve been abused and neglected can find a friend in Geoffrey Pearson. As a Guardian ad Litem Child Advocate, he helps these children to receive the services they need, to find safe and loving homes, and to maintain meaningful connections to their families and communities. Geoffrey spends countless hours taking care of his assigned children, driving hundreds of miles to interview their family members, foster parents, teachers, counselors, and social workers. He finds family and community resources that will promote their interests, writes court reports, and attends court hearings. Geoffrey consistently provides the juvenile court with the information and recommendations it needs in order to make substantial changes that will truly help. Because of his efforts, these young people have a much greater chance of becoming happy and successful members of our society.
 
Thank you Geoffrey, for making such a tremendous difference in the lives of these children!

 


Congratulations to our
2015 Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service
This award recognizes the "top 20" volunteers in the state.
Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then
evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state.
Click here to see our full list of Key Award Winners

Mary Alice Eckman

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels

Robert "Bo" Glenn

Urban Ministries

 


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