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AMERICAN RED CROSS MOORE COUNTY CHAPTER

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.redcross.org/nc/southern-pines

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-692-8571

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds, and cares for disaster victims; teaches lifesaving skills; collects blood to save lives; and is the direct line of communication between military personnel and their families when an emergency strikes.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: Adults ages 18 and above can serve as blood drive volunteers and/or train in a variety of roles to serve disaster clients or the military. Youth ages 15-17 years can call the chapter for possible opportunities.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Groups can call the chapter for possible opportunities.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): Yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): No

The Bethany House, Inc.

Web Site: Under Construction

Telephone: 910-692-0779

Services: The Bethany House, Inc. is a non-profit, charitable corporation dedicated to providing a clean and sober living environment for women recovering from substance abuse. We provide a clean, safe, structured and supportive home like setting before returning to active family, social and community life.

Volunteer Opportunities: Because of the nature and anonymity of our program we do not offer volunteer positions.

Group Opportunities: None

Court Ordered Services: We accept clients who are court ordered. Any other court ordered service would be decided on an individual basis.

BETHESDA, INC.

WEB SITE ADDRESS:

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-944-7700

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Provides supervised living for recovering alcoholics and addicts.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: Adult males who are recovering from drug or alcohol use that can share their recovery with others.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): No

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): No

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): Yes

Boy Scouts of America, Moore District

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.ocscouts.org

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-986-3929

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: The Boy Scouts of America prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. We operate a 2,500 acre camp in Moore County and have over 30,000 nights of camping at this facility through family camps, summer camps, and unit camping. With 29 different Cub Scout (ages 7- 10) Boy Scout (ages 11-18) Venturing (boys and girls ages 14-20) and Exploring (boys and girls ages 14-20) there are many opportunities to be involved in the BSA program at any age.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: 18 and up but you must fill out a BSA Adult Application and are required to complete a background check and youth protection training.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO):Yes in the summer to help at the different summer and day camps.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): Yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO):No

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sandhills

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.sandhillsbgc.org

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-692-0777

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: after school and summer youth development program

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: 14 and older

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): yes on a limited basis

Communities In Schools of Moore County (Moore

ORGANIZATION NAME: Communities In Schools of Moore County (Moore Buddies Mentoring Program)

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.cismoore.org

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-295-1072

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: CIS works to prevent students from dropping out of school by surrounding them with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. The organization focuses on generating one-on-one mentoring relationships between a student and an adult. CIS also offers a free “Strengthening Families” course in two locations in Moore County

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: Volunteers are needed to mentor students in a school and/or community setting, tutor students, share information about their careers, help with fundraising and provide support at our activities

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): yes for the Moore Family Connections Strengthening Families Class

Friend to Friend

WEB SITE ADDRESS: friendtofriend.me

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-947-1703/910-947-3333 (Crisis Line)

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Services include: crisis line 24/7, emergency housing in an undisclosed shelter, shelter programs, court advocacy program, hospital accompaniment, court accompaniment, counseling, legal aid, referrals to other community resources, and community education.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: 18 +

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO):Yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): Yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): No

Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.nccoastalpines.org

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: Raleigh Service Center (800) 284-4475

Moore County office(910) 692-6156

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Through Girl Scouting, girls participate in activities that build self-confidence, creative decision-making, and teamwork – and develop real-world leadership abilities that last a lifetime.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: Adults over the age of 18 are welcome to apply. Volunteers are vitally important to the sustainability of our program. Whether they work directly with girls or in a supporting role behind the scenes, volunteers help usachieve the Girl Scout mission while making a difference in the lives of girls.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): Yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): No

Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. - Pittsboro Office

WEB SITE ADDRESS: http://www.legalaidnc.org/public/Learn/Locations/Offices/Pittsboro/default.aspx

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-542-0475 or 800-672-5834

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. – Pittsboro Office is a field program of Legal Aid of North Carolina, Inc. (LANC). LANC is a statewide, nonprofit law firm that provides free legal services in civil matters to lowincome people in order to ensure equal access to justice and to remove barriers to economic opportunity. We help individuals, families and communities with legal problems affecting basic human needs, such as family, housing, employment and income.

LANC-Pittsboro provides these services to low-income residents of a six county area, including Alamance, Chatham, Lee, Moore, Orange, and Richmond Counties.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: There are no age restrictions on volunteers; however, most volunteer opportunities involve representation of individuals in court or administrative proceedings or the delivery of legal advice. Opportunities are therefore generally limited to attorneys who are currently active members of the North Carolina State Bar or eligible for Emeritus Pro Bono Status with the North Carolina State Bar.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): No formal background check is required, but member profile with the North Carolina State Bar is reviewed.

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): No

Longleaf Academy, Inc.

Website Address: www.longleafacademy.com

Main Telephone: 910-692-2665

Brief Description of Services: Longleaf Academy is a private, non-profit day school, grades K-8 for children with language-based learning disabilities like dyslexia and Asperger’s Syndrome. Our students are instructed in reading / language and math in a 4 : 1 student/teacher ratio, using research based multi-sensory instruction, known as the Orton-Gillingham Approach. In addition to a stringent language and math curriculum, Longleaf Academy also offers history, general science, physical education, music and art.

Volunteer Opportunities: Due to the extensive training of teachers at our school, others volunteering with students isn’t practiced; however, each year we engage in fundraising events.

Group Opportunities: Yes

Background check required: Anyone volunteering in our fundraising efforts are not required to have background checks.

Accept Court Ordered Services: No

MEALS ON WHEELS OF THE SANDHILLS

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.mealsonwheelsofthesandhills.com

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-692-0384, email: rklistrom@yahoo.com

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Delivery of a noontime meal with pick up, at Penick Village in Southern Pines, starting at 10:45am to 11:30, and driving to each recipient’s home to deliver a nutritious meal. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday, weekday holidays included. There are 9 different teams that go to one of the following towns: Aberdeen, Pinebluff, Pinehurst, Southern Pines. Each delivery route takes between 30 minutes to 1.5 hours.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: Must be able to drive and have use of a vehicle.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): No

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): Yes

Moore County 4-H Youth Development

WEB SITE ADDRESS: http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/moore

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-947-3188

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: The North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service, a part of North Carolina State University and N.C. A&T State University, provides research-based information to the citizens of Moore County from children to senior citizens. The Cooperative Extension office in Moore County provides leadership for the areas of 4-H Youth Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Agriculture and Community Development.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: 5-18 years old

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): No

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): Yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): No

Moore County Literacy Council

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.mcliteracy.com

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1-910-692-5954

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: We provide free tutoring services for adults with low literacy skills.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: Our primary need is for adult volunteer tutors, whom we train and match with students. Volunteer tutors commit to 12 hours of training and at least one year of meeting with a student once a week for 1.5 hours (except for partial year residents who can serve as substitutes).

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Occasionally we partner with groups to serve a particular function. For example, the Seven Lakes Lion Club is responsible for set up for our Tuesday evening tutoring program at a church in Seven Lakes. The Vass Lions and MCLC work together to provide free books at multiple locations in the Vass area. We are open to any way we can help groups give back to the community.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): We cannot afford background checks, but we do ask all volunteers and students to sign a statement which includes their response to a question about whether or not they have been convicted of a sexual or violent crime.

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): No.

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Sandhills Children’s Center

Web Site Address: www.sandhillschildrenscenter.org

Main Telephone Number: 910.692.3323

Brief Description of Services: Sandhills Children’s Center is a developmental day program for children ages 0-5 who have special developmental needs. Services are provided in an inclusive educational environment with typically developing children. The mission of Sandhills Children’s Center is to provide services of the highest quality to children with and without special developmental needs, ages birth through five.

Volunteer Opportunities for Ages: Typically, volunteers are ages 16 and above.

Group Opportunities: Yes

Background Check Required: This depends on the number of regular volunteer hours that one chooses. If a volunteer helps out for a few hours/week, then the background check is not done. Volunteers are never left alone with children.

Accepts Court Ordered Services: Yes

Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.sandhillscoalition.org

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: (910) 693.1600

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Provide emergency food, clothing and financial assistance to Moore County residents.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: All ages. Under 17 years old requires a supervising adult.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): No

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): Yes

The Arc of Moore County

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.thearcofmoore.org

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-692-8272

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: We provide services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: High school age and over. Mostly for fundraising activities and social/recreation outings.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Yes

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): In certain situations,  yes

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO):Not at this time

Northern Moore Family Resource Center

WEB SITE ADDRESS: www.nmfrc.com

MAIN TELEPHONE NUMBER: 910-948-4324

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES: Two main focuses: supporting children with their education and improving housing in the greater Robbins area. Offering after school programs, a free summer program for children, and a program to help families become homeowners, including education classes.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGES: Community Resource Network mentor program slated for 2014.

GROUP OPPORTUNITIES (YES OR NO): Not currently.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIRED (YES OR NO): Yes.

ACCEPTS COURT ORDERED SERVICE (YES OR NO): No.