Harris Lake County Park’s 6th annual Longleaf Festival

Volunteers needed on Saturday, May 2nd! Spend a day assisting with Harris Lake County Park’s 6th annual Longleaf Festival!

This free festival celebrates the history of the longleaf pine and the importance of fire in its life cycle. Over 20 different agencies and organizations will be in attendance and the event will feature fun and educational activities, live music and wagon rides to our 60-acre Longleaf Pine Management Area. We welcomed over 800 visitors last year and are hoping for even more in 2015!

We need 3-5 enthusiastic volunteers: students ages 15 and up to assist us with crafts, games and other educational activities during the festival. All volunteers must sign the Wake County volunteer release. This event runs from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. We would like to have volunteer assistance from10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  We need to hear from you by Tuesday, April

We welcome you to be a part of this special day! If you are interested, contact Jackie Trickel at 919-387-4344, or Erin Latimer at 919-387-4342 or email jackie.trickel@wakegov.com for more information or to sign up. Additional details will be sent to those signing up to volunteer at Longleaf Festival next week.

100th Anniversary Service Project

The Carolinas District Board of Kiwanis Trustee’s has adopted a food drive as the district’s 100th Anniversary service project. A challenge has been put to our Key Club to participate in this project. This is the website with more information about the challenge: http://carolinas.kiwanisone.org/public_district/pub_Content.aspx?PageID=13138

Friday, February 6, 2015, the Carolinas District Board of Trustees adopted a food drive as the district’s 100th Anniversary Service Project.

Past Governor/Region 2 Trustee Bill Wiggs challenged clubs to give 100,000 lbs (or 2.5 truckloads) for our 100th birthday. 
On average, a truckload costs $560.

Who:  All Carolinas District Kiwanis Clubs are invited to participate. This is a great project for our Service Leadership Programs to help on as well.  Why not work together and accept Bill’s challenge?

What:     A food drive to acquire at least 10 million pounds of food (250 truckloads)

throughout North and South Carolina by clubs giving to their local foodbanks.

Work with your local food bank/food pantry to provide funding or food

to acquire truckloads of food. Promote the event!!!!

When:    May 1 through May 31, 2015

Where: Turn in donations to Mr.Ray.


2015 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games

Volunteers are still needed to help at the 2015 Special Olympics North Carolina Summer Games being held in Raleigh and Cary Friday, May 29- Sunday, May 31st.
We need help with competition (timers, scorers, etc.), meals, awards, transportation/security and medical support. Volunteer shifts are approximately 7:30am-5pm on Saturday and 7:30am-3pm on Sunday. Lunch is provided for volunteers working these all-day shifts.
To volunteer, please register online here:
Groups of 8+ can contact Michelle Bandklayder for registration.
*NOTE: Volunteers must be at least 14!

Make a difference in people’s lives by joining us at our 2015 PurpleStride 5K Run/Walk.

PurpleStride is the signature event of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, a nationwide network of people dedicated to working together to advance research, support patients and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer.
Pancreatic cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. More than 46,000 Americans will be diagnosed with pancreatic cancer this year. For every 100 people diagnosed, only 6 will survive five years.
PurpleStride Raleigh/Durham will take place on Saturday morning, May 16th, 2015 at NCSU Centennial Campus at 851 Partners Way, 27695. We need volunteers to help with set-up, help with registration/sign-in, be walk/run monitors, and other items to help us make PurpleStride a great success!
If you’re interested in volunteering, please email Judy Vaccaro at jvaccaro@pancanvolunteer.org to find out more about our volunteer opportunities or to sign up.
More information on the event can be found at purplestride.org
*NOTE: You must volunteer for 2-4 hours*

Come volunteer at the 2015 Walk to Cure Arthritis!

Fun event supporting all ages, raising money for the Arthritis Foundation.
Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
Imperial Center- Winchester Building
4309 Emperor Blvd.
Durham, NC 27703
We need help with event setup, food distribution, registration and cleanup!
We ask that all volunteers be available at 7AM-11:30 AM  the morning of the walk.
To sign up for volunteering, email cfuller@arthritis.org and register here:

Cary Park 5K & Monster Mile

Runners and walkers alike will gather on Saturday, May 2nd to run/walk the Cary Park 5K and/or cheer on the younger runners in the 1-mile “Monster Mile” fun run. This event is a fundraiser for a great local charity – Horse & Buddy Therapeutic Riding. This organization provides a valuable service to special needs individuals through therapeutic horseback riding.

Race and Volunteer Registration is OPEN through April 27th! Visit www.fsseries.com/cary-park-5k-and-1-mile-fun-run!