Burke County United Way
United Way


Big Brothers and Big Sisters -- New school-based program at Glen Alpine Elementary School--urgent need for volunteers willing to spend one hour each week with a student during the school day with a one-year commitment. Please contact Nancy Wood at 828-430-8357.


Burke Literacy Council -- is in need of Tutors to help folks learn to read or improve their literacy skills and the daycare is in need of volunteers to help with children ages 0 – 5 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30. Please contact 828-437-7477.


East Burke Christian Ministries -- need volunteers to work the clothes, stock the food pantry, make food boxes and assist the clients. For more information call 828-397-7074.


Girl Scouts Carolinas Peaks to Piedmont -- need volunteers in the following positions:

Leaders and assistant leaders

  • Short term volunteers at the office to do clerical duties – answering phones, working in Excel
  • Volunteers to help with one-time events
  • Volunteers to help paid program providers in outreach situations
  • Please call 828-328-2444 for more information.

Good Samaritan Clinic -- accepts volunteer applications for phlebotomists, nurses, medical records, pharmacists and pharmacy support, interpreters, help with screening, special events, general office help (finding charts, filing charts), doctors, PA’S, Nurse practitioners, dentists and dental assistants, someone trained in quick-books. Some are needed on specific days. Please call Debbie Feduke, Volunteer Coordinator at 828-439-9945 ext. 235


The Meeting Place -- is looking for VOLUNTEERS! With several areas in which to serve.

  • Like to SHOP? They need you!
  • Like to DRIVE? They have just the spot for you!
  • Great at talking on the phone? This is your kind of opportunity!
  • Organizer? They would love to have you on our team!
  • Need service hours for your civic club? They would love to help!

They need folks who can help families plan menus, cook, organize and more. There are LOTS of opportunities for volunteers at the Meeting Place.

Click here for a copy of the Volunteer Application!


Email The Meeting Place  for details or to set up an interview


The Outreach Center -- Needs tutors for their Fresh Start Education program from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. They also need warehouse volunteers Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Also, anyone that would be willing to teach warehousing job skills, even if it is only for an hour a day. Please call 828-439-8300 for more information. 

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