RALEIGH — Raleigh-based nonprofit Activate Good is helping local businesses to participate in National Volunteer Week, taking place from April 16-22, 2023.

“Activate Good has worked with over 100 Triangle area businesses to help facilitate employee volunteer projects and corporate social responsibility programming,” said Amber Smith, Executive Director of Activate Good.
“National Volunteer Week is another great way for businesses to plug in!”

National Volunteer Week is an annual campaign that celebrates the power of volunteers. It was first held in 1943 in Canada and was established by the US in 1974.

Activate Good is a Raleigh-based nonprofit organization founded in 2005 with the goal of bridging the gap between individuals who want to volunteer and the causes that need their help. The organization connects volunteers with local causes that match their skills, schedules, and interests and operates a youth leadership and service program.

Here is a list of Activate Good projects that still have openings during National Volunteer Week:

  • Activate Good Learn and Serve – Diaper Wrapping
    Diaper Bank of North Carolina (Durham)
    Tue, Apr 18, 2023
    9:30AM-11:30AM EDT
    SIGN UP: https://x.gldn.io/e/nTowtFsJHyb
  • Activate Good Learn and Serve – Get Sorted at Oak City Cares
    Oak City Cares (Raleigh)
    Wed, Apr 19, 2023
    9:30AM-11:30AM EDT
    SIGN UP: https://x.gldn.io/e/Dg5nlMvJHyb
  • Activate Good Learn and Serve – Earth Day Campus Cleanup – Family Friendly
    Creech Road Elementary School (Garner)
    Sat, Apr 22, 2023
    10:00AM-12:00PM EDT
    SIGN UP: https://x.gldn.io/e/FtLJEg50Syb
  • Activate Good Learn and Serve – Garden and Community Beautification
    Passage Home Inc.
    Sat, Apr 22, 2023
    12:00PM-2:00PM EDT
    SIGN UP: https://x.gldn.io/e/rT6b3GpFHyb

Activate Good launches “Learn and Serve”

Activate Good has launched a new program called “Learn and Serve” to provide a new volunteer experience that includes learning about social issues, participating in service projects, and reflecting on the experience.

The program aims to deepen the volunteer experience by helping people understand the root causes of the issues they’re serving, practicing empathy, and forming stronger connections with each other and the community, according to the Activate Good press release announcing the program.

Ahmad Eied, founder and CEO of Connect Cause, a sponsor of National Volunteer Week, said in the release, “The new Learn and Serve initiative from Activate Good is a great step in helping businesses in the Triangle to better support those same organizations that work tirelessly to make our community better.”

To learn more about National Volunteer Week or to sign up for a project, visit https://activategood.org/daysofservice/national-volunteer-week/