Volunteer Opportunities

New Hope Baptist Church is looking for 8 tutors for their After School Program between the hours of 2:30-4:00pm. The church is located on 26th Avenue NE, Hickory. Anyone interested in volunteering at this site, please give Josh Thomas a call at 828-291-2566.

Hickory Museum of Art has created the Art for All After School Program which provides homework assistance to children from low income families attending kindergarten through fifth grade. After homework assignments have been completed, students participate in art activities that will assist them in improving their knowledge of math and reading.To implement this project the HMA needs volunteers able to serve as tutors Monday through Thursday from 3 to 5:30 pm, to help students solve math and reading assignments. They also need volunteers to help with art making activities. Tutors should be enthusiastic about working with children, patient, and responsible. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Maria Villacorta at roxivilla47@yahoo.com.

J. Iverson Riddle Development Center is looking for volunteers and performance groups to entertain and work with their residents. For more information click here

American Red Cross Blood Drive: All blood drives are held in the Shuford Gym Lobby from 10am-2:30pm. You must have a valid picture I.D. to give blood. Appointments are strongly encouraged but not required. Upcoming blood drives are Monday, November 10th, Tuesday, February 3rd, and Monday, April 13th*Community Service Convocation Credit*

Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry: If you enjoy being outdoors and have a few extra hours, the GHCCM could use your help. They are need of volunteers to mow grass, pull weeds, and help them get their grounds and building ready for the fall. Contact Sarah Willis at smwillis@ccmhickory.com if you would like to help.

The Catawba County River Keeper Foundation seeks to educate and advocate to protect the Catawba-Wateree River Basin's lakes, rivers and streams for everyone who depends on and enjoys them. They will be participating at this year’s Oktoberfest Saturday October 11, 2014 from 10am-4pm and needs your help spreading the word about the foundation through presentation of information on CCRKF and giving details about their work in the community. Volunteers are needed to help rotate shifts at the table. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Sam Perkins at sam@catawbariverkeeper.org.


Catawba County United Way’s Volunteer Center: Heading up the effort to park cars at the Greater Kia Golf Classic at Rock Barn – this Sr PGA Champions Tour event is coming up Monday 10/13-Sunday 10/19. Volunteers are needed for the parking area and volunteers get a free pass to the tournament for the entire week. See below for the number of volunteers needed for each day/ time slot:

(1) Volunteer Wednesday, 10/15, from 7:30am-11:30am

(1) Volunteer Friday 10/17 from 11:30am-4:30pm

(5) Volunteers Saturday, 10/18, from 10:30am-3:30pm

(3) Volunteers Saturday 10/18, from 11:30am-4:30pm

(5) Volunteers Sunday, 10/19, from 7am-11:30am

(5) Volunteers Sunday, 10/19, from 10:30am-3:30pm

(4) Volunteers Sunday, 10/19 from 11:30am-4:30pm


If you are able to fill any of the slots below, please email Cheryl Abee at CAbee@ccunitedway.com


Greater Hickory Cooperative Christian Ministry

Calling ALL Helping Hands To Volunteer!

The thrift store ministry is needing willing hearts with helping hands to volunteer with:

Support at the Cash Register

Sorting Clothes

Bringing in Donations

Pricing Donations

Organizing, Cleaning, Placing Product on the Sales Floor

Gardening, Grounds Keeping

**Their greatest need is support running the cash register on Monday mornings, Tuesday mornings and Thursdays! Also pricing product and putting product out onto the floor!


November 3-8, 2014 10am-2pm

Donation Needs:

Warm, winter clothes!  Cooler weather has begun and other than our regular customer needs, our voucher homeless clients have extra need for your gently used coats, thermal underwear, long sleeve tops, pants, underwear, gloves, toboggans, etc.

If you have a donation of gently used furniture, we’ll come pick it up!  All of the clothing, furniture AND household goods that we sell helps to keep our food pantry, healthcare clinic and pharmacy open to those who are in need!


If you are interested in volunteering during this week, please send an email to Latia Holland at Latia.Holland@my.lr.edu with the day(s) of the week and time you would like to volunteer!



Awareness Dinner and Candlelight Vigil

The Family Guidance Center of Hickory and First Step Domestic Violence Program will hold their Annual Awareness Dinner and Candlelight Vigil in Observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month on Thursday October 30, 2014 at 6pm. Speakers of the hour will include Ron and Jan Kimble, Jamie’s Parents. Dinner will be available for $10.00 per person but will not be required in order to attend the vigil to remember those we have lost to domestic violence and to honor those who have lived to tell their story. The event will take place at:

 First Baptist Church of Hickory

339 2nd Ave. NW, Hickory, NC






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If you're interested in any of these opportunities, please contact Dr. Keiwana Perryman at 828-328-7025, keiwana.perryman@lr.edu, or stop by the Dean's Suite on the Mezzanine Level of the Cromer Center. 

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