Best Friend Pet Adoption
BFPA is an all-foster network that provides foster homes and adoption services to lost, abandoned and abused animals in Wake County.
One way to help is as easy as keeping an eye out for available dog crates and other items at yard sales, online classifieds or from friends. Best Friend needs those, as well as donations of food, toys and other pet items to continue its foster operation. Monetary donations will support veterinary expenses and medications.
The organization can only handle as many animals as it has foster homes. Therefore, more fosters are always needed. BFPA pays for all medical care, with the foster family responsible for food and transportation to occasional adoption events.
Other opportunities include assisting with fundraising events and transporting animals to appointments or foster homes.
Visit www.bfpa.org to learn more.
Miracle League of the Triangle
The Miracle League offers children with disabilities the opportunity to play baseball.
The “Buddy” system is critical to the success of the organization. Each player is paired with a volunteer — anyone from students 12 or older to adult professionals — who assists the player based on his or her needs.
Miracle League also needs volunteer coaches and game day workers (registration table, announcer, scorekeeper, etc.).
Volunteers aren’t required to devote a large amount of time. A three-hour minimum is requested.
See www.miracleleagueofthetriangle.com for more information on the organization.
Center for Volunteer Caregiving
The center has a mission of helping seniors and caregivers maintain independence and quality of life. Unfortunately, the center has a sizable waiting list of those waiting to receive assistance.
Each volunteer is matched with a care receiver, either a senior who needs assistance with daily tasks or an adult with an illness or disability. Volunteers help with household tasks like grocery shopping, opening mail, light yard work, transportation to appointments and light housekeeping. They also have the opportunity to socialize with the care receivers by taking them out to eat or visiting public events like concerts.
To volunteer or donate, visit www.volunteercaregiving.org.
If you know of another volunteer organization that would like to be added to this list, email information to firstname.lastname@example.org.