Volunteer Opportunities

We rely 100% on volunteers to run this successful organization. There are no paid staff within our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.  We operate out of four sites, Rolesville, Wake Forest, Zebulon, and North East Raleigh.  Our largest delivery site is in Rolesville.

To organize the volunteers we use SignupGenius.com. This is a website that anybody can register to use for free.

Volunteer inquiries can go to:  volunteer@newbackpackbuddies.org


Ways to Participate

  • Become a N.E.W. Backpack Buddies board member The board consists of 7-9 volunteers who have been elected and committed to a 3 year service term. This is a very active board position. When there is an open spot, there is an application process to complete.
  • Join the student board The student board is for high school students looking to join an active volunteer board.
  • Participate in packing the bags Each Thursday evening (typically 6-7:30pm) there is a group of 10-15 volunteers signed up to pack all the needed bags for that week. This is an excellent volunteer opportunity for all ages. There are opportunities each month for individuals to sign up for an “open” pack as there are opportunities for large groups to sign up for a dedicated night.
  • Participate in delivering the bags to schools Every Friday the packed bags of food are delivered to the schools we serve. Volunteers are needed to pick up the bags from the church and then deliver them to the dedicated school before 10:30 am.
  • Help stock the pantry Each month we get a significant donation of food from the Food Bank of NC. Volunteers are often need to help with stocking the pantry. This typically takes place during the day.

    Operating Locations

    Rolesville Baptist Church                                                         St. John’s Episcopal Church
    203 E. Young Street                                                                   834 Durham Road
    Rolesville, NC 27571                                                                   Wake Forest, NC 27587

    Zebulon United Methodist Church                                        Radiant Church
    121 W. Gannon Ave                                                                   7000 Destiny Drive
    Zebulon, NC  27597                                                                  Raleigh, NC 27604