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Pitt County Animal Shelter
If you are interested in volunteering with the Pitt County Animal Shelter, please email the director, Michele Whaley, at mrwhaley@pittcountync.gov or call (252) 902-1725. The shelter’s website is http://www.petfinder.com/shelters/pittcoanimalshelter.html. The Animal Shelter is located at 4550 County Home Road, next to the Farmer's Market and the recycling center. Students must be at least 14 years old in order to volunteer. Information about volunteer requirements and possible positions will be provided to students when they apply.

Pitt County Teen Court
Teen Court is an organization that allows student volunteers to experience the courtroom firsthand as a member of the jury, clerk, bailiff, or prosecuting or defense attorney while trying first time juvenile offenders. Students in grades 7-12 interested in applying for positions with Teen Court should contact their school guidance counselor for an application. New volunteers will be accepted in the fall at the start of each school year. For more information, please contact Kathy Harper, Teen Court Program Coordinator. Her email is kharper@mceconline.org, and her phone number is (252) 758-0268 x103. Pitt County Teen Court is held at twice monthly on either Tuesday or Thursday at the Pitt County Courthouse.

Sheppard Memorial Library
High school volunteers at the library will do custodial work such as wiping off tables, dusting shelves, straightening messy materials, etc. (Students will not do computer or customer service work.) Since the library has more teen volunteers than work, all helpers are limited to a maximum of two hours per week. The first step to volunteering at Sheppard is to set up an “interview” with Mr. Dirck Spencer. His email is dspencer@sheppardlibrary.org and phone number is (252) 329-4376. The student, along with one or both parents/guardians, must be present for the interview. If everything is in accord, then the student and Mr. Spencer will figure out a schedule. It is best to set up an appointment because Mr. Spencer is typically very busy. Sheppard Memorial Library is located at 530 Evans Street.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
The Food Bank is located at 497 West Ninth Street in Greenville. Volunteers 18 years and older can join at any time during warehouse volunteer hours. Students between the ages of 12 and 17 are welcome to volunteer at the Food Bank warehouses with a parent/guardian. Also, warehouse volunteer and office assistant opportunities are offered daily. Groups are welcome; however, advanced signup is required. To signup, email GreenVolCoord@foodbankcenc.org or call (252)752-4996, ext. 2302. The food bank's website is http://www.foodbankcenc.org/site/PageServer?pagename=FBCENCHome. To find information about volunteer opportunities, days, and hours, click on “Volunteer” under the “Get Involved” tab. Go down to “Age Guidelines” and click on “View Branch Location and Hours.” There you will find information about the Greenville branch.

Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore
The ReStore is a thrift store that resells donated items to the general public, and the money received is used for Habitat for Humanity purposes. Store hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. They normally have 2 shifts for volunteers (9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.). Since the number of volunteers they can use is limited, they ask that volunteers give the store as much notice as possible. Volunteers are booked on a first–come, first–served basis. Please call the ReStore at (252) 329-8364 to reserve your time. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work in the store. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore is located at 210-D E. 14th Street, behind Harris Teeter. For more information, please visit ReStore’s volunteer page at http://www.habitatpittco.org/restore_volunteer.htm or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Corey Emerson at coreye@habitatpittco.org, or (252) 329-8364.

Pitt County Arts Council at Emerge
Volunteers at Emerge must be at least 15 years old, complete the volunteer application found on the website, and contact Education and Outreach Director Heather White. Her email is heather@pittcountyarts.org, and her phone number is (252) 551-6947. (Volunteers younger than 15 must have special permission from Emerge.) For more information, please visit Emerge’s website at http://www.pittcountyarts.org/support/volunteer-2/. Emerge is located at 404 S. Evans Street (between 5th St. and 4th St. in Uptown Greenville).

VolunTEEN program at Vidant Medical Center
The VolunTEEN program is designed for high school students ages 14 – 18. Interested students must fill out an application found at http://www.vidanthealth.com/medicalcenter/dynamic-detail.aspx?id=10420. An interview with the Assistant Director of the Volunteer Services, Jennifer Peak, is required in order to volunteer. Accepted volunteers are required to attend a two–day orientation. If you have any questions, please contact Jennifer Peak at jpeak@vidanthealth.com or 252-847-7529. For more information about volunteering at Vidant Medical Center, please visit www.vidanthealth.com/volunteer and scroll down to “Vidant Medical Center.”

Humane Society of Eastern Carolina
Orientation for new volunteers is usually held on the second Saturday of the month at 1 pm and 3pm and the third Wednesday of the month at 3:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to transport animals to and from vet appointments and to and from off-site adoption locations, to help out with artwork and graphics, to place donation jars at business locations and collect monthly, and to serve on a committee for special fundraising events. Also, volunteers are needed as administrative support (clerical assistant, mailings, filing, data entry) and to help groom, socialize, walk, and care for the animals. Finally, the Humane Society needs help maintaining, painting, and improving the facilities. If students are interested in volunteering, please email hsecvolunteer@gmail.com or call 252-413-7247. The Humane Society of Eastern Carolina is located at 3520 Tupper Drive. Their website is http://www.hsecarolina.org/index.html. For more information about volunteering, click on “Volunteering” beside the “How can you help” tab toward the top of the page.

A Time for Science
A Time for Science, located outside of Ayden, is a nature and science learning center that encourages and supports student participation in science, engineer, and math. A Time of Science offers weekend programs during the school year and week-long programs in the summer. Many opportunities are available for student volunteers, such as working exhibits, clearing trails, assisting in presenting activities to young children, or assisting with parking. For information about upcoming events, please visit http://www.atimeforscience.org/calendar/. If you are interested in volunteering at an event, please email Mrs. Nancy Bray at atfs@atimeforscience.org to make sure volunteers are needed. Directions to A Time for Science can be found at on their website at http://www.atimeforscience.org/directions/.

Greenville Recreation and Parks Department Specialized Recreation
Volunteers are needed to assist individuals with physical or developmental disabilities as they participate in Greenville Recreation and Parks Specialized Recreation programs. An application is not required to volunteer. However, students should contact Ms. Deirtra Crandol to make sure space is available for volunteers. Her email is dcrandol@greenvillenc.gov, and her phone number is 329-4541. For information about possible volunteer opportunities, please visit the Greenville Recreation and Parks Department's website at http://www.greenvillenc.gov/departments/rec_parks_dept/information/default.aspx?id=610. There, under "Volunteer Calendar" and "Calendar of Events," you will find information about upcoming events that need volunteers.