Reading Rainbows Program: Year-long Opportunity

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The Carrboro Community Health Center’s Reading Rainbows program, a reading program, will officially be starting onMonday, August 29th. You can volunteer throughout the week except Sundays. The days and hours are written below. If you would like to volunteer at this event, please email with the day you plan to. Also, if you would like to volunteer at a consistent pace, such as weekly or biweekly please include that in the email as well. You will get two hours for every time you attend. If you make 30 or more hours over the year, you will be given the title of an active volunteer with the Carrboro Community Health Center as well. Additional instructions will be given when you email Ashi Gulati.

Monday: 5 P.M.-6 P.M.

Tuesday: 4 P.M.-5 P.M.

Wednesday: 4 P.M.-5 P.M.

Thursday: 5 P.M.-6 P.M.

Friday: 4 P.M.-5 P.M.

Saturday: 11 A.M.-12P.M.

NC Museum of Natural Science: Bugfest 9/17

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Get ready for the year’s most exciting event, BugFest!  This is the 20th Anniversary and will be on Saturday, September 17th The daylight portion of the event runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. and is followed by the Evening Insectival from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.  This year’s event will feature many old favorites such as the world famous Café Insecta and Arthropod Olympics.  This year our theme is ANTS!  As always, the Museum needs your help to keep BugFest the biggest and best event of its type in the world!

All volunteers get a famous BugFest t-shirt, access to the hospitality areas, and priority parking.  You will be emailed a parking pass upon confirmation of your shifts and assignments and you must present that parking pass to gain admittance.  Also, please be advised that Jones Street AND Edenton Street (between Wilmington Street and Salisbury Street) will be closed from 5:30 pm Friday through Saturday night at midnight. Traffic will be detoured around the State Capitol and back to Jones Street via the one-way streets surrounding the Capitol Square.  Free lunch will be given to those who work two or more daytime shifts and dinner will be provided to those working during the Evening Insectival (5 p.m. to 7 p.m.).

If you would like to be a part of this bug-tastic event, please fill out our Volunteer Form by September 5th. You will receive an email confirming your shifts and assignments by September 14th.  When you arrive at the Museum on the 17th, please report to volunteer check-in 30 minutes prior to your shift(s) to confirm your volunteer area(s) and pick up your event materials.  Volunteer Registration will be outside, on the Plaza; the first tent on the left as you look at the Museum.  Feel free to call me/Kari Wouk at the Museum (919-707-9885) for more details.

Triangle Area Dragon Boat Festival!

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The event is a mix of cultural performances and food, dragon boat racing, cultural and non-profit booths and showcases for local businesses. This year the event will be held on Saturday, September 17th and we need your help!
If you wish to help and be a part of this incredible event please go to the link below to enroll as a volunteer.
By September 4th we will communicate to all the volunteers their responsibilities and assigned shifts.  We will try to honor all requests that are sent via the enrollment form, however, needs may dictate we ask people to work in a different area than the one they signed up for.
We look forward to seeing you on 9/11 for training and on 9/17 for the event!  If you have further questions please feel free to send an e-mail to or call  252-339-6173.

Fall Rally: Coasters faster than your broomstick!

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Come have a magical time at Carowinds with us and bring all your friends! Want a piece of the hype? Order yourself a Fall Rally Hype Shirt today! Online order forms are due Saturday, August 27! T-shirt prices to be decided.

UNCTV SummerFest

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UNCTV SummerFest is here!
Sign up through this link: to volunteer on the 27th or 28th!

Senior Outing with Apex

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A picnic at Thomas Brooks Park, August 21st, 3 to 5, with Apex key club, for seniors. People need to bring their own food.

Lazy Daze 2016

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The Town of Cary is hosting the 40th anniversary of the Lazy Daze Arts & Crafts Festival on Saturday, August 27, 2016 & Sunday, August 28, 2016 on Cary’s Town Hall Campus. In order for this to be possible, the festival is in need of over 300 volunteers like you! There are several different opportunities, like assisting with festival load in & out, booth sitting, and staffing the information tent. Shifts are available from August 26, 2016 – August 28, 2016 for a myriad of time slots. Because of the high demand for volunteers this year, feel free to sign up for multiple shifts or multiple days. There will be two volunteer training sessions offered the week of August 8, 2016, and while not mandatory, they are highly recommended (details to come soon). These hours can count as K-Family hours too.

To sign-up, visit this link: If you have any questions or concerns about the sign-up, what certain jobs entail, or any other festival details, please contact the festival’s volunteer coordinator, Deirdre Lewis, at or call (919) 462-3847.