NC Governor Declares This Week as National Volunteer Week

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The governor of our state has just declared this week to be ‘National Volunteer Week’, asking all residents to consider volunteering in some form or fashion over the next few days.

“When we work together, we build a stronger state for all,” said Governor Cooper. “I am grateful for all the volunteers across our state and encourage North Carolinians to spend time volunteering. Whether you’re donating to a local food bank, assisting with disaster recovery, giving blood or helping seniors, there are many ways to help out your community.”

A new agency within NC’s Office of The Governor will be helping with this effort – VolunteerNC.

The agency helps those looking to plug into their local communities with volunteering opportunities onsite, outdoors, from home or virtually. Volunteer needs vary across the state from working at a local food bank to helping rebuild homes damaged by severe weather.

Last year, there were over 2.8 million North Carolina volunteers who contributed over 265 million hours of service, meaning 35% of North Carolinians volunteered last year. More than 30% of North Carolinians participated in local groups or organizations and over 50% of North Carolinians donated over $25 to charities.

You can visit VolunteerNC’s website to learn more about volunteer opportunities in your area.

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