Outreach & Volunteer Opportunities

Wake Relief Food Drive – Donate through March 3

What began in the basement of Christ Church almost fifty years ago has now become a crucial source of emergency groceries for people facing food insecurity in Wake County.  In 2023, Wake Relief served over 7,500 people – more than twice as many as the previous year. Our goal is to fully stock our shelves in order to meet this incredible surge in demand.

You may donate in three ways:

1) Bring items such as canned food, pasta, cereal and peanut butter to the bin in the Commons.
2) Purchase items from our Amazon wishlist via  this link
3) Make a monetary donation online via this link (or by check payable to Christ Church with Wake Relief in the memo line)

We are incredibly grateful for your efforts to help Wake Relief serve those in our community who live in hunger or fear of insufficient food!

Volunteer with Episcopal Farmworker Ministry (EFWM) Food Distribution

EFWM food distributions are held on the fourth Saturday of the month (November and December are scheduled differently because of the holidays). Food is distributed from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and volunteers are needed from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. to set up, distribute and clean up. Our distributions run best when we have around 30 volunteers, so we welcome individuals, church groups, civic groups, families and others who wish to help. Send a message to (919) 805-1607 if can help or have questions. Upcoming distribution dates include March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28 and Oct. 26.

Diaper Train Updates & Expansion of Hours

Diaper Train is expanding its service hours to better accommodate our community’s needs. This expansion means that more families will have access to the essential diapers and wipes they need to care for their loved ones. More volunteers are required to make sure every family in Wake County has the access they need. Visit this link to sign up to volunteer or this link to make a donation!

Volunteer with Habitat – April 27

Join us for a day of service and fellowship with Habitat for Humanity on Saturday, April 27 from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We’ll be working on a home in Flowers Place in Knightdale. Participants must be 16+ and register online through Habitat via this link. Please contact Hannah Hogewood (hannahhogewood@gmail.com) with any questions. Lunch is provided!

Seasons Village – Volunteers Needed!

Seasons Village is looking for volunteers! Our participating families gather as a village on Thursdays, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at 508 Sunnybrook Road, Raleigh for onsite program curriculum for mothers and children and a communal meal. We need volunteers to provide care and curriculum for children ages one month to 16 years, provide meals for approximately 12 adults/15 children (babies not included in the count for meals) and volunteers interested in coaching/mentoring single mothers. Visit this link to sign up.

Additionally, if anyone would be willing to donate gas cards or Uber/Lyft cards, we have a number of families struggling with transportation. Cards can be sent to our PO Box 27264, Raleigh, NC 27611, or emailed to our Program Director at lakeisha.george@seasonsvillage.org. We are very grateful for the support of our community to help change the trajectory of lives with multi-generational impact!

Volunteer Opportunities at Wake Relief
  • Volunteer – Join a regular shift – Mondays & Tuesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Daychair – Computer work with clients
  • Driver – Drive rental truck with a team (three Saturdays a year) to pick up and upload monthly groceries
  • Site Manager – Opening Manager for Wake Relief (four Saturday mornings per year)

For more information, please contact Laura Rogers via brcactus@aol.com or (919) 605-3125.

Meals on Wheels – Volunteers Needed!

Meals on Wheels of Wake County has kept seniors nourished, less isolated and safer in their homes since 1974. They have numerous pick-up sites located throughout the county for volunteers to pick up the meals to deliver. Each route is typically 8-12 homes and usually take about 60 minutes to complete. Deliveries are made between 10:30 a.m. and noon. Potential volunteers need to complete a volunteer application via this link. Thank you for your help!