Summer Serve

Summer always brings a new rhythm of life and, many times, a little more margin to explore new things. This summer, consider serving somewhere new--a place or an area that keeps coming to your mind and heart but for which you may have never made the right connection or been afforded the chance to serve.

Check out the wide range of opportunities below....and dive in and serve somewhere new this summer!

If Love Out Loud can answer any questions or help you find the "best fit" for you, please don't hesitate to contact us at serve@loveoutloudws.com or (336) 747-3067.


We'd love for you to partner with Love Out Loud as we partner with WSFCS all summer to connect partners and volunteers to this project: The Amazing Summer Escape Challenge,

This year's focus is on reading and decreasing summer learning loss for students of Title 1 schools. We want to put LOTS of books in the hands of students. You can drop off donations any time at the WSFCS Admin Center (475 Corporate Sqaure Dr, W-S)

CONTACT: lkaiman@loveoutloudws.com or 336.767.3067


BE THE SPARK. IGNITE A READER...Attend one of our information sessions this summer to find out how you can help a struggling reader. Join the over 160 Augustine tutors in our community who are changing lives, one lesson at a time.

CONTACT: info@readws.org or (336) 723-4391


Office Assistant - Telephone Receptionist - Filing - Inventory clothes closet - transporters

CONTACT: volunteer@briansplaceinc.com or (336) 955-2877


Meeting every Thursday in the Brownsboro Community from 11am - 1pm. We provide a variety of activities, lunch, and learning stations for school aged community members. 

See current needs HERE

CONTACT: wdixon@loveoutloudws.com


Camp Clutch is an initiative of LitCity Hoops 4 Him, Inc., which seeks to provide a fun, safe, and healthy camp experience for the youth of our city. LitCity is an organization that seeks to be the light in the trenches to youth throughout Winston Salem. Hoops 4 Him is a non-profit organization that seeks to unite Winston Salem Forsyth County through a shared love of the game of basketball. Camp Clutch is a week long basketball program (August 7 - 11, 2017) which teaches youth how to be clutch in life through clutching to the cross of Jesus Christ. 

CONTACT: Jamie.jessup@hoops4him.org

Camp Clutch


The Campus Kitchen at Wake Forest University works to reduce food waste and fight food insecurity in partnership with ten non-profit agencies in Winston Salem. Join us to help with cooking, food recovery, and delivery shifts throughout the summer!

CONTACT: ajamdg15@wfu.edu or (336) 758-7058


1. Establish a presence on social media for the Circles initiative.
2. Participate with the Circles Child Care one evening a week.
3. Share your individual gifts, skills, and talents with those striving for greater economic stability.

CONTACT: denisecirclesws@gmail.com or (336) 721-0606


Help with our summer feeding program called Lunch Buddies. Starting June 13, Every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00-1:30. Volunteers needed to SERVE FOOD, HELP WITH CRAFTS, TEACH, SING SONGS, PLAY GAMES AND HAVE LOTS OF FUN WITH KIDS.

CONTACT: Pastormelanie@citylightsministry.org or (336) 831-1003


Hospitality at the day resource center from 9-11am Tuesday and Thursday for our homeless guests in the city. This is located at 633 W. 4th Street (across from Foothills Brewery). Sit and talk with our guests and help serve coffee/hot chocolate and snacks.

CONTACT: info@citywithdwellings.org or (336) 918-7981


INTERVIEWER (collects information regarding the needs of individual clients through an interview process), TELEPHONE RECEPTIONIST, FOOD ROOM and WAREHOUSE ASSISTANT, PHARMACIST and PHARMACY TECHNICIAN ASSISTANT, VIRTUAL PRAYER PARTNER and CONGREGATIONAL LIAISON

CONTACT: volunteer@crisiscontrol.org or  (336) 201-5290


MEAL PREPARATION: Prepare meals for parent education groups, NURSERY: Assist in care of children during parent education groups, PARENT SUPPORT: Provide in home visitation for parents and families to support local family structure, GARDENING: Planting flowers and flower bed maintenance, RECORD PROCESSING: Scanning and filing records and agency forms

CONTACT: elizabeth.miller@exchangescan.org or  (336) 748-9028


COLLECT full sizes of soap, deodorant (stick only), shampoo and toothpaste to be given to inmates. INVITE a chaplain to speak at your church about jail & prison ministry. CONTACT business owners about hiring an ex-offender.

CONTACT: jone@forsythjpm.org or (336) 759-0063


We have volunteer opportunities in our Winston-Salem, Kernersville, and Lewisville ReStores - Monday thru Saturday. We also have volunteer opportunities helping to build a home for a hard-working partner family. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday. NO EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED OR EXPECTED.

Like to feed hardworking, service-minded young people who come to Winston-Salem for a week-long service experience? Dinners are needed Monday thru Thursday for 20-40 people.

CONTACT: debbie.cesta@habitatforsyth.org or (336) 306-8419


BAKERS, WEDNESDAY MORNING FOOD BANK SHOPPERS, SATURDAY LUNCH PACKERS, SUNDAY MORNING DELIVERIES, SUNDAY AFTERNOON TRUCK DRIVERS, SUNDAY AFTERNOON VAN DRIVERS, SUNDAY AFTERNOON RIDE ALONG.

CONTACT:  info@hopews.org or (336) 816-0801

H.O.P.E of Winston-Salem


Bake cookies or cakes for the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. You can drop donations off at 101 Hospice Lane, Winston Salem, NC 27103. We also have opportunities throughout the year for volunteering at the home, visiting patients, and clerical work.

CONTACT:  volunteer@hospicecenter.org or (336) 331-1470


Volunteers are needed to train to visit with our hospice patients and their families in your area. Requirements are: 18 years or older, a clean criminal background history, valid driver's license and a desire to help people in your own community as they face the unknown. One to two hours a week (or two to three hours a month) is all that are required of your time. Our patient's and families need the caring emotional and practical support only a hospice volunteer can provide. Won't you become part of our dedicated team as we continue to serve and uplift those facing the most difficult journey of all?

CONTACT: pyounger@mtnvalleyhospice.org or (888) 789-2922


Collection of cleaning supplies for Rolling Hills Welcome Home Parties and to help at each party. This is going to be done monthly or bi monthly at the Rolling Hills neighborhood. We will love on the tenants and welcome them with a collection of household cleaning supplies to help them get started in their new place.

Upcoming Dates: Sat, August 26th - School Kickoff Party. 

CONTACT: lhathaway@loveoutloudws.com or (336) 749-5939


Adult volunteers to offer help and comfort to patient families in ICU Waiting Rooms, Emergency Department, and other areas of the hospital.

CONTACT: srparks@novanthealth.org or (336) 718-5738


Prepare Treasure Boxes for Prisoners Children, Need a Volunteer Administrative Asst. on Wed/Thurs.
Donate toothbrushes, paste, soap, shampoo, razors, small toys, balls, crayons, etc for the Treasure Boxes and Inmate Hygiene Packets; Paper goods, cleaning products, personal hygiene products, any household items for distribution to Prisoners Families who are struggling.
Donations that will enable us to send in Study Bibles to Inmates who request them and Experiencing God Day by Day Devotionals. Pen Pals & Male Mentors for Returning Citizens

CONTACT: sandra@onwingslikeadove.com or (336) 829-5060

On Wings Like a Dove


Creative Reuse at its best! Learn to make and craft portable sleeping surfaces out of plastic bags this summer. Become a servant leader in your church, school, scouts, or group of any kind and earn service learning hours. Makes a great project for everyone 5 - 105 years old in groups of all sizes! Train the Trainer sessions happening in Greensboro this summer

CONTACT: : recycle@greensboro-nc.gov or (336) 373-2053


Reading Party is a FREE parent-oriented seminar that will teach simple and effective multisensory strategies to parents and their children in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. Parents can then use these strategies at home to help strengthen early reading success. Volunteers will run a party game station. Training provided.

CONTACT: tonya@readws.org or (336) 723-4391


SOUP KITCHEN: Volunteers are needed to assist with preparing and serving lunch from 9am-1:30pm, Monday-Saturday and 10am-2:30pm on Sundays. Sign up for one shift or join a weekly team. Volunteers ages 13-16 must be accompanied by an adult.

COMPUTER LAB: We’re looking for computer-literate volunteers, (18 and up), to staff our computer lab in the evenings and help shelter guests navigate the virtual world. Volunteer shifts run from 7:30pm-10pm, Monday-Thursday.

CONTACT: anna.donze@samaritanforsyth.org or (336) 748-1962


Each summer, there are many terrific school supply drives that support so many families across our city. Yet, often, we struggle to align our efforts so that ALL families and students are able to access this generosity...and to do so in empowering ways.

Love Out Loud is facilitating a community-wide conversation to simply discern how we can strengthen our collective efforts to meet this significant need for which our community feels great passion.

CONTACT: lkaiman@loveoutloudws.com


1) Provide small acts of labor for minor home repairs, i.e carpentry, plumbing, electrical, flooring and various type of yard work. Congregational groups, youth groups, business teams, etc. are welcome to give us a call.

2) Help older adults in our community maintain good health and independence by providing them transportation to medical appointments and/or to the grocery store.

3) Bring a smile to an older adult by providing a weekly visit. You might gain a new friend in the process. One hour a week can make a huge different in the life of an older person who has limited social contact and would love some companionship.

CONTACT: dparker@shepherdscenter.org or (336) 748-0217


Hand out information at community events, Assist with planning of community events, 
Perform general office duties (answering phones, copying, filing, etc...), Host children's book drives.

CONTACT: JackieL@SmartStart-FC.org or (336) 714-4349

Smart Start of Forsyth County, Inc. 


We are always seeking volunteers for chapter projects and Chapter Management Team, upcoming fundraisers, advocacy, moving furniture, handyman & Carpenters, parent support, Clothing/Toys/Equipment to donate, help with writing letters to Legislators, and other things.

CONTACT: phil@fifnc.org or  (336) 757-8721


United Health Centers has summer volunteer opportunities in areas of the organization that include; community outreach, human resources, finance, and administrative. We are an inclusive community health center with three locations in Winston-Salem, NC

CONTACT: wdixon@uhcenters.org or (336) 529-8753

United Health Centers


WinShape camp for Kids will be at St. Peters Church & World Outreach Center August 7 - 11. 

We need morning and afternoon volunteers to help run activities, serve lunch, and supervise kids.

CONTACT: cwilliams@loveoutloudws.com


Lots of volunteer opportunities in the music library, the instrument petting zoo and office work. Click "Winston-Salem Symphony" to the left for complete descriptions.

CONTACT: anasser@wssymphony.org or (336) 725-1035


Volunteer to help at a Summer Camp, Summer Learning Academy, a Camp Director or Family Event. We welcome volunteers who have a passion for helping others (particularly youth).

CONTACT:  ccs@ymcanwnc.org or (336) 727-4849


We invite non-profit and ministry partners to submit their volunteer opportunities in the form below. In addition to posting those opportunities on this website, we also add them to print pieces we share at community events like the Clemmons Community Day on May 6 and in our weekly newsletter as space allows.

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