Active Good Month of Service

Volunteer Ops During Activate Good’s September Month of Service

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WEB EXCLUSIVE Activate Good is offering over 250 volunteer opportunities through its September Month of Service and 9/11 Day 20-Year Anniversary Remembrance.

“People-powered projects for good” is what Activate Good is all about, and that’s exactly what the nonprofit will be offering during its September Month of Service and 9/11 Day 20-Year Anniversary Remembrance—with over 250 ops (virtual and in-person) now through Sept. 30 to get out and give back to the community.

In previous years—excluding 2020—Activate Good has hosted a single day of service to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11. With the COVID-19 pandemic, however, the nonprofit has molded their tradition into a monthlong endeavor seeking to safely “do some good.” 

“Last year, we saw a light shine on some of the biggest needs in our community,” says Amber Smith, executive director of Activate Good. “People stepped up to help their neighbors and volunteered in communities across the Triangle. But we know the need is not over yet—we’re hoping people will keep it up.”

Our community could always use a little help, but especially now. Here are 10 ways to get involved this month—and keep the do-gooding train running full steam ahead. For Activate Good’s full list of featured volunteer opportunities this month, go to

Pasture and Trail Maintenance

Horses for Hope is looking for volunteers to help beautify the grounds with mowing, weed-whacking, power-washing, pasture-dragging, fence-mending, tree-cutting, trail maintenance and more on Sept. 11.

Downtown BIG Litter Sweep

Help keep Raleigh’s streets clean by picking up litter on sidewalks throughout Downtown on Sept. 23 from 8am to noon.

Triangle Walk Like MADD 2021

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)’s signature fundraising event helps raise both awareness and funds to eliminate drunk and drugged driving. Sign up to volunteer at Knightdale Station Park on Sept. 25.

Crime Victims’ Memorial Garden Beautification Event

Calling all aspiring gardeners! The North Carolina Victim Assistance Network (NCVAN) is looking for volunteers to help spruce up its garden on Sept. 26.

Carroll’s Kitchen 5 Year Celebration Event

Carroll’s Kitchen, which provides women with healthy employment and stability in its REM program, is throwing its five-year anniversary event on Sept. 28 and needs volunteers to help set up, serve and break down.

Fight Hunger With the Food Bank

Help package and sort food for distribution to relief centers and food pantries around the region through the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (multiple dates).

Mulching at the Educational Farm

Don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Help Wildwoods Farm prepare for fall by spreading mulch throughout their gardens and planting beds (multiple dates).

Make Sympathy Cards for Families of COVID Victims (Remote)

The Historic Oakwood Cemetery invites you to write letters of sympathy to those who have lost loved ones due to COVID-19.

Weekend Host at Oak City Cares

Make those experiencing homelessness in Wake County feel right at home by creating a warm and inviting environment in Oak City Cares’ community lunchroom and helping assemble and distribute meals to guests (multiple dates).

Family Store Organizing Restocking Blitz

Help organize and restock items at The Salvation Army of Wake County’s Family Store, which  sells items to the community at low prices and then uses the proceeds to help pay for our other programs (multiple dates).

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