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Hey is there anyone out there from the Charlotte area?


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What: Run for Congo Women (by Women for Women International)

"Women for Women International supports women in war and post-war regions—like our sisters in the Democratic Republic of the Congo— with financial assistance, job skills training, rights awareness education, trauma counseling, and small business assistance so they can rebuild their lives." (from Run for Congo Women homepage)

When: Saturday, November 06, 2010 @ 1:00 PM local time

**Registration closes Friday, November 05, 2010 @ 11:59 PM**

Where: Riverbend Park
6700 North NC 16 Hwy, Conover

Further info:

---> Active.com page

--> Run for Congo Women homepage

**Teams and individual runners welcome**
**Donation and sponsorship opportunities available at Run for Congo Women official site**

Durham Animal Walk

Whew! Long time, no update. Glad to be back so let's get right down to brass tacks.

What: The Animal Protection Society (APS) of Durham.

When: May 22nd, 2010, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.

Where: Walk will begin at the gazebo on Duke University's East Campus & follow the 1 1/2 mi trail around campus.

Further Info:

* APS walk official site.

* Map of Duke's East Campus (the gazebo isn't on there but speaking from personal experience, having a map of Duke campus can't hurt!)

*If you organize a walk team, you'll qualify for trophies/prizes (depending on how much money your group generates) and get a t-shirt commemorating your efforts! See the walk team homepage for more details!

Contact Crisis Line

Hello again all!

Today's post is a double feature of sorts. We're looking at Contact Crisis Line of Fayetteville and their annual event, the 10k Race for Hope.

Contact is a non-profit, volunteer operated crisis-line. Their dedicated phone workers handle calls of every kind, including those with painful family/interpersonal situations, the suicidally depressed, and people in desperate need of resource info. Their lines never go unanswered.

So, if you're local and interested in volunteering, please visit the website for further info.
*please note there is a training course and fee ($25.00) involved.*

If you're not local and are interested in donating, visit the website too. : )

If you happen to know any marathon runners, you might pass the following info along:

Who: Contact of Fayetteville

What: 10k Race for Hope marathon and year round volunteer opportunities.

When: The 10k will be held on March 28th, 2009 in Fayetteville, NC.

Further info: Contact homepage

Thanks for reading and have a great week!

Greetings!  Because it's nearly February, I thought it appropriate to make a Valentine's Day themed post. 

So, I give you

The Project -- Valentines For Troops

The Lowdown --  Participants will make and mail valentines to deployed soldiers.

Requirements -- The rules are simple enough.  Valentines must be handmade.  No storebought cards, no inappropriate pics, no insensitive questions. 

Linkage -- Find further info at the
Valentines for Troops homepage.

Hunger Prevention

For all you marathon walkers out there, today's post focuses on Greensboro's CROP WALK.

The Lowdown--> This annual community event raises money for local and global hunger prevention. Participants should be ready for a 5K walk from NewBridge Bank Park in Greensboro.

Charitable Connections--> Greensboro Urban Ministry.

Further info--> For more info & to sign up for this event, visit the Crop Walk website here

For a wealth of Greensboro area volunteer opportunities, check here at the Volunteer Center of Greensboro's website.

Until next time, volunteer adventurers. : )
Today I'm shining the big spooky spotlight on....dunh DUNH DUNH...

Boogerwoods (no, no I am not kidding) Halloween Spectacular.

* The Lowdown:

This all volunteer Halloween event will be celebrating its 31st birthday this October. Volunteers should be ready for late nights and working in a woodland setting; you may also be responsible for the cost of some materials.

* The Rules:

Only boys and ghouls 16 and older need apply.

* Charitable Connections:

All proceeds go to support Cystic Fibrosis research.

* For More Info:

Visit the official Boogerwoods website!

Until next time, fellow volunteer fiends.

Good night out there, whatever you are. Mwawawawaha!!

Note: there will be more Halloween themed spotlights before the Big 31. It's early but I can't help myself. *is a fall/halloween fangirl*

Hello again!

Well, it's certainly time for an update. Today we're shining the old spotlight on The Nature Conservancy, NC chapter. 

If preserving and protecting the environment is your passion, look no further. The Nature Conservancy offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for North Carolinians. 

The Rundown: Volunteers may do field work such as conservation projects (planting trees, etc.), doing plant/animal inventories, and general clean up.  Fire program projects include prescribed burning (classroom and hands on training, fitness test required), pre/post burn work, and research. For those who want to give their time in a different way, general office work is also apparently available.

This organization has satellite offices throughout the state, including locations in Asheville, Wilmington, Southern Pines, Roanoke River, and Durham (see the website for more info). 

According to the website:

*Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age; those who are 17 and under must have parental permission, while potential volunteers under 16 must be escorted by a parent. 

Mar. 19th, 2008

For anyone who doesn't know, April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. In honor of that, this post will spotlight several organizations.

Organization: Interact of Wake County (a United Way agency). Interact serves the women of Wake County through domestic and sexual violence prevention/victim support, awareness raising, and education.

Opportunities: You can volunteer both time and money. Volunteers apparently can assist in a variety of ways including victim advocacy, fund-raising, crisis counseling (training required), administration, etc. For more information, visit the Interact homepage.

The second organization is Rape Crisis of Cumberland County.

Opportunities: Volunteer as a rape crisis counselor (training required) or donate with info from either Volunteer Match or this ywca page.