There is Encouraging News from Washington Today. But In Case We Are Not Back at Work on Thursday … Here Are Two Volunteer Opportunities

by organizerrtp2013

We are really hoping to go back to work tomorrow. But if we cannot, please join us for one of these two volunteer opportunities: The Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Farm in Raleigh or Welcome Baby in Durham. Please RSVP using the comment function below. Note in your comment which event you plan to attend. We will update this page to confirm whether these events are still on. Details below:
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle Teaching Farm in Raleigh – 9:30 to noon. Up to 30 volunteers needed.
The Food Shuttle needs volunteers to help with a variety of projects on its six-acre farm, which could include anything from transplanting plants in the large organic garden, to preparing soil for planting, to cleaning the goat pen or chicken coops. Some of us also may be put to work building chicken coops. Don’t worry if you don’t have experience! The folks at the Food Shuttle will tell us what we need to do.
Key things you need to know in advance:
  1. Wear closed-toe shoes that you don’t mind getting dirty. No flip-flops allowed. Wear clothes that can get dirty, too.
  2. Bring filled water bottles (we’ll try to have the furlough cooler if someone can bring in from Wednesday’s event in Chapel Hill). A hat, sunscreen and gloves also are recommended. The farm does not provide gloves.
  3. Bring a signed waiver for each volunteer. Follow this link to get the form.  Note: if you volunteered at the Food Shuttle last week, you don’t need to fill out a new waiver.

Please take a minute to read this additional information and policies about working at the farm.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Vetter

Location and Directions:
The farm is located at 4505 Tryon Rd, Raleigh. From I-40, take exit 295, Gorman St. At the stop sign, turn toward Tryon Rd. At the intersection of Gorman St and Tryon Rd., take a right on Tryon. Follow Tryon ~ 1mi. to Dover Farm Rd. on the left. Make a U-turn back onto Tryon Road. Turn right into the first driveway on Tryon Rd at the IFFS Wake County Teaching Farm sign.

Welcome Baby in Durham – 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Eight volunteers needed.
Join us for this preschooler-friendly volunteer event sorting baby clothes for the giving closet. Welcome Baby provides parenting education and support to families with young children in Durham County. Learn more at .

Location: 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701. There is parking adjacent to the building.