• Springtime is for Volunteering!.....  Actually, anytime is for volunteering.

    With schools now beginning to open, we still continue to manage many of the same volunteer opportunities that we have always offered.  Most, however, until further notice, remain virtual.  Since the end of March 2020, the primary focus for this department was in two areas:

    1. Food for Students (FFS)
    2. Virtual Tutors


    Food for Students

    The FFS program, with the help of hundreds of community volunteers, has distributed more than 1,000,000 meals!  Without the help of volunteers and staff, we would not have been able to feed children while the school buildings were closed. Our volunteers have been instrumental in the success of the food program, and our plan is to continue the process until next fall.  Currently, we are distributing food boxes on Wednesdays, only.  The boxes will include a 5-7 day supply of meals.  As we transition into summer, the plan will be to continue with weekly boxes.  If you are interested in covering any of the food sites, both now and this summer, please email the volunteer department.

    Virtual Tutors

    The Virtual Volunteer Tutoring Program is a new addition to the Volunteer Department. While volunteers are still unable to meet with students or go inside the schools, they can sign up to be a virtual tutor.  The process is as follows:

    • Teachers create a request for Virtual Volunteer tutors.
    • Volunteers can review the tutor needs and then register as a Virtual Tutor based on the teachers' requests.

    Please take a few minutes to review our website and follow the process to be a CHCCS Virtual Volunteer.  We look forward to working with each of you, and thank you for your willingness to serve the CHCCS community.  If you have any questions, please email us at volunteer@chccs.k12.nc.us.  Please be safe and healthy.

    Thank you,

    The CHCCS Volunteers & Partners Department

For Teachers:

  • Request a Volunteer
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For Volunteers:

  • How to Become a Virtual Volunteer

Volunteer Spotlight

  • Volunteer of the Week - Solomon Gibson III

    Posted by Kay Edwards on 6/3/2021 9:15:00 AM

    Photo of Solomon Gibson III

    Like a lot of us, Solomon Gibson III gained a few pounds during the pandemic.  One early September morning, he decided to try walking off some of that extra “pandemic weight”.  What he didn’t realize at the time was how that walk would impact so many children in the CHCCS district.

    Schools were closed to students and staff in March 2020.  One day while walking, Solomon, who lives close to McDougle schools, noticed a flurry of activity taking place around the back entrance of the cafeteria.  That’s when he saw Ashley Aliano, a familiar face and manager for the Child Nutrition department.  Solomon had met her earlier when he volunteered with the Food for Summer program.  Ashley explained that they were loading meals in order to deliver them to children throughout the district, and they were a little short-handed.  Without hesitation, Solomon jumped right in and started to help. 

    Many people volunteer for a day, maybe more, depending on what their schedules allow. For others, like Solomon, giving back to a community in need is part of a regular routine.  He started volunteering in September and continues to this day.  He has packed food, loaded buses and cars, assembled boxes, delivered lunches, and has participated in many other requests to help.  His role: get food into childrens’ hands to ensure they do not go hungry.  Solomon expressed that he has always felt a deep responsibility when it comes to children. He sees them as vulnerable and needing protection and will do all he can to make sure our children don't go hungry.  “When you know someone needs help, and you have the ability to lend a helping hand, you should do it”.

    Not wanting to sound altruistic, Solomon states, “I am only doing what anyone would do in this situation, nothing special or out of the ordinary”. But the work he, and so many other volunteers do, is in fact, special.  Thinking about the needs of others and then being proactive makes the lives of those around you better.  And when people choose to follow that path, they often feel better about themselves, as well.  

    Solomon continues to walk and will do whatever he can to make our little corner of the earth a brighter place. 

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