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American Red Cross Moore County Chapter

Website: https://www.redcross.org/local/north-carolina/eastern-north-carolina

Phone Number: (910) 692-8571

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 (age limits): 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: Groups can call the chapter for possible opportunities.

Background Check Required: Yes

Accepts Court Ordered Services: No

The Arc of Moore County

Website: https://www.thearcofmoore.org

Phone Number: (910) 692-8272

Description of Services: We provide services and supports to individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Volunteer Opportunities (age limits): High school age and over. Mostly for fundraising activities and social/recreation outings.

Group Opportunities: Yes

Background Check Required: In certain situations, yes

Accepts Court Ordered Services: No

The Bethany House, Inc.

Website: http://www.thebethanyhouseinc.org/

Phone Number: (910) 692-0779

Description of 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 (age limits): Because of the nature and anonymity of our program we do not offer volunteer positions.

Group Opportunities: No

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

Bethesda, Inc.

Website: https://bethesdahalfwayhouse.org/

Phone Number: (910) 944-7700

Description of Services: Provides supervised living for recovering alcoholics and addicts.

Volunteer Opportunities (age limits): Adult males who are recovering from drug or alcohol use that can share their recovery with others.

Group Opportunities: No

Background Check Required: No

Accepts Court Ordered Services: Yes

Boy Scouts of America, Moore District

Website: https://ocscouts.org/dogwood-district

Phone Number: (910) 986-3929

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 (age limits): 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 in the summer to help at the different summer and day camps.

Background Check Required: Yes

Accepts Court Ordered Services: No

Friend to Friend

Website: https://www.friendtofriend.me

Phone Number: (910) 947-1703/(910) 947-3333 (Crisis Line)

Description of Services: 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 (age limits): 18 + years old

Group Opportunities: Yes

Background Check Required: Yes

Accepts Court Ordered Services: No

Meals on Wheels of the Sandhills

Website: http://www.mealsonwheelsofthesandhills.com

Phone Number: (910) 692-0384, email: rklistrom@yahoo.com

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 (age limits): Must be able to drive and have use of a vehicle.

Group Opportunities: Yes

Background Check Required: No

Accepts Court Ordered Services: Yes

Moore Buddies Mentoring Program

Website: https://moorebuddiesmentoring.com

Phone Number: (910) 295-1072

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 (age limits): 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

Background Check Required: Yes

Accepts Court Ordered Services: Yes for the Moore Family Connections Strengthening Families Class

Moore County 4-H Youth Development

Website: https://moore.ces.ncsu.edu

Phone Number: (910) 947-3188

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 (age limits): 5-18 years old

Group Opportunities: No

Background Check Required: Yes

Accepts Court Ordered Services: No

Moore County Literacy Council

Website: http://mcliteracy.com

Phone Number: (910) 692-5954

Description of Services: We provide free tutoring services for adults with low literacy skills.

Volunteer Opportunities (age limits): 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: 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: 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 Services: No

Northern Moore Family Resource Center

Website: https://moorefamilyresource.org

Phone Number: (910) 948-4324

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 (age limits): Community Resource Network mentor program slated for 2014.

Group Opportunities: No

Background Check Required: Yes

Accepts Court Ordered Services: No

Partners for Children and Families

Website: https://moorefamilyresource.org

Phone Number: (910) 949-4o45

Description of Services: We work to bring together all the people involved in a young child’s life to help build a strong foundation. By improving access to high quality, affordable early childhood programs, ensuring children are safe and healthy, and connecting families with the supports they need, we are making a promise to help build brighter futures for all of the children in our lives.

Volunteer Opportunities (age limits): Please contact organization.

Group Opportunities: Please contact organization.

Background Check Required: Please contact organization.

Accepts Court Ordered Services: Please contact organization.

Sandhills/Moore Coalition for Human Care

Website: https://sandhillscoalition.org

Phone Number: (910) 693-1600

Description of Services: Provide emergency food, clothing and financial assistance to Moore County residents.

Volunteer Opportunities (age limits): All ages. Under 17 years old requires a supervising adult.

Group Opportunities: Yes

Background Check Required: No

Accepts Court Ordered Services: Yes

Sandhills Student Assistance Program

Website: https://sandhillssa.org/

Address: P.O. Box 2154, Southern Pines, NC 28388

Phone Number: (910) 603-8119

Description of Services: Providing children at risk in Moore County Public Schools with emergency snack nutrition and basic needs for clothing, hygiene supplies and other items.

Volunteer Opportunities (age limits): Limited but we welcome volunteers of high school age and older.

Group Opportunities: No

Background Check Required: No

Accepts Court Ordered Services: No