Guest post by Activate Good

Volunteer sign ups for Activate Raleigh are now open!

Activate Raleigh is a day of volunteering taking place on Tuesday, September 11. Coordinated by Activate Good, the Downtown Raleigh Alliance, and the City of Raleigh, the event includes over 30 volunteer projects benefiting over 20 local charities.

Since 2009, 9/11 has been recognized as a National Day of Service that aims to give citizens a way to pay tribute to the victims of 9/11 through good deeds and volunteerism. During a press conference with Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane, it was announced that Raleigh would join the ranks of cities participating in a day of service this year.

Over 25 area companies—including but not limited to Red Hat, Wells Fargo, and Fidelity Investments—have stepped up to the plate to participate in Activate Raleigh, adopting and sponsoring several of the service projects. While some of the service projects will be hosted exclusively for participating companies, there are still many projects open to the public for which individual community members and groups may register.

Projects take place at varying times throughout Tuesday, September 11 and cover a broad range of causes, from helping kids and cleaning up the environment to combating hunger.

To join hundreds of other community members in making an impact, sign up for a service project. The complete list can be found on Activate Good’s Activate Raleigh page.

And if you can’t make it to an Activate Raleigh project on September 11, consider checking out Activate Good’s list of other volunteer opportunities that take place throughout the year and include one time events, ongoing needs, opportunities to use your professional skills, and more. No matter your skills, schedule, or interests, there’s a way to give back and get involved.

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