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You Can Make a Difference

Volunteers play a significant role in our ability to clothe children with dignity and love. In 2022, more than 5,300 volunteers helped us process over 280,000 pounds of donated clothing. Through that community support, Note in the Pocket was able to deliver 134,530 items of clothing to 8,531 individuals valued at more than $1,273,000.

It takes a tremendous number of volunteers to process and deliver clothing to our community. We offer a variety of volunteer experiences, from coordinating clothing drives to processing donated clothing to delivering the mini-wardrobes to our partner agencies and social workers.

Youth Volunteers

  • Teens 16 and up may volunteer without an adult chaperone.
  • Teens 13-15 must be accompanied 1:1 by an adult. Both teen and adult must be registered in our system and signed up for the shift.
  • Children 12 and under may not serve in our Volunteer Center, but they are welcome to host a clothing drive for us.
  • Teens who need to have their service hours documented should bring the necessary forms along during their shift so a staff member can sign them.

Community Service Volunteers

We provide service documentation letters for traffic violations and school requirements ONLY. Court-ordered OR attorney-recommended service REQUIRES prior approval and is granted only for minor traffic violations. Email carole@noteinthepocket.org for approvals and questions.

Volunteer Registration

The gift of your time is one of the most valuable ways to support Note in the Pocket! There are a variety of ways that you can partner with us in service of our mission.

To get started, all new volunteers must register on our volunteer signup platform. You will receive a tour and be trained to perform your role during your first shift.

Register/Sign In

Student Leadership Programs

Ambassadors Program

Our ambassadors are passionate and articulate high school and college representatives from a wide array of local schools and communities. They learn about the functions and demands of running a nonprofit organization, develop and hone their leadership skills, and provide guidance and support in their efforts to plan, develop, and implement projects which will improve the lives of students in need.

Teen Board

Approximately forty carefully selected high school students from Wake County who volunteer their time over the summer and attend regular meetings during the school year to support Note in the Pocket’s mission. Our student leaders may volunteer without a chaperone even if under 16 years.

Student Leadership Programs

Ambassadors Program

Our ambassadors are passionate and articulate high school and college representatives from a wide array of local schools and communities. They learn about the functions and demands of running a nonprofit organization, develop and hone their leadership skills, and provide guidance and support in their efforts to plan, develop, and implement projects which will improve the lives of students in need.

Teen Board

Approximately forty carefully selected high school students from Wake County who volunteer their time over the summer and attend regular meetings during the school year to support Note in the Pocket’s mission. Our student leaders may volunteer without a chaperone even if under 16 years.

Over 5300 volunteered in 2022
Over 280000 pounds of clothing processed
Delivered 134530 clothing items
Served 8531 individuals

Volunteering FAQs

Children aged 13-15 may volunteer at Note in the Pocket when accompanied 1:1 by an adult. Children age 16 may volunteer unaccompanied. Families with younger children can also host a clothing drive.

Yes! Drivers must be 16 years of age or older and are required to provide proof of current driver’s license and insurance.

Yes. Please note that requests for Community Service letters must be approved in advance. NITP provides letters for documented traffic violations only (no DUI violations).

Please visit our Career Opportunities page to view any available positions.

Create an account and choose a shift at https://volunteer.noteinthepocket.org.  New volunteers should choose from one of these beginning roles: Clothing Sorter, Re-Bagging Volunteer, Front Desk/Donation Attendant, or Pocket Pop-Up Volunteer.  Choose the location that works best for you – Raleigh or Durham.

Create an account using the student’s name, date of birth, and email address rather than the parent’s.  The account will remain in Pending status until the parent signs the waiver sent from Get Connected by Galaxy Digital.  Check your Spam folder if not received.

In 8th grade, my mom lost our apartment and we were homeless for a bit. I remember wearing the same green and black sweat suit (and it was ugly) to school every day for weeks/months and feeling so ashamed. Please know that the work you are doing is such a blessing and I can only imagine what a program like this would have done for me when I was growing up.

- Volunteer, Wake County

It is really a joy for me to be affiliated with such a caring organization, and to feel part of a group that is so dedicated to their mission!

- Volunteer, Wake County