Whether you volunteer your time, your skills or both, your help is welcomed and needed. Check out all the United Way local volunteer opportunities near you. Please contact Iffat Maqsood at iffat.maqsood@uwforsyth.org or at 336.721.9364

Role Players for Crisis Intervention Team Training

Wanted:  A few great role players for our 48th “Crisis Intervention Team” (CIT) training in Forsyth County during the afternoon of Thursday, August 15 from 1:00 pm  – 4:30 pm at the University Corporate Center, 1100 Reynolds Boulevard, Winston-Salem in Room B1110.

The Role Plays are a vital, critical component of CIT as they help implement and “piece together” what our trainees have learned during the week in terms of how to safely and humanely deescalate a person in a mental health crisis and get help for that individual . . . as opposed to jail.  Many of your who are receiving my request have served in the past in CIT in Forsyth County in one way or another and I hope that your schedule may allow you to help out this year as we celebrate our 47th Training in Forsyth County!

We hope that you can make it and we hope you can join us.   If you cannot volunteer as a role player on Thursday, August 15, but know someone within your network who could possibly help out . . . please forward this information and have her or him get in touch with me. 

Check your calendars and let me know if you can serve/volunteer your time for this important aspect of the CIT training.

If you have any questions or wish to volunteer, please contact:

Andy Hagler, Executive Director

Mental Health Association in Forsyth County

1509 S. Hawthorne Road

Winston-Salem, NC  27103

(336) 768-3880


Intake Coordinator / Greeter

For more information call Kindra R. Speech, EITC Program Manager at Experiment in Self-Reliance, Inc.  336.722-9400 Ext.450

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ESR has volunteer opportunities for Intake Coordinators/Greeters with the EITC Program through VITA.  The Intake Coordinator/Greeter is responsible for assuring that every client is aware of all the services that are available to them in a timely manner.  Also, the Intake Coordinator/Greeter oversees client sign-in, assists clients in the completion of the Client Intake Sheet, and directs clients to on-site complementary services when appropriate.  The Intake Coordinator reports to the Site Coordinator.

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Casino Night @ Millennium Center
Mar 20 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Casino Night @ Millennium Center

Gambling, Gigglewater, and Gatsby!

Enjoy an evening where the best of the past and present collide for a night you will want to repeat year after year! Come try your luck at Vegas style casino games, a silent auction, live music and the coolest cats in town. If you are feeling extra festive we encourage coming in your favorite 1920’s fashion staple! All proceeds go to fund WLC education initiatives in Forsyth County.

“You can’t repeat the past?… Why of course you can!”

— F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Casino Night 2020 will feature professional Vegas-style casino games: blackjack, poker, roulette, and craps. Don’t know how to play? Each game will be facilitated by a pro dealer who is happy to help teach you!

At the end of the night, you can cash in your winnings for raffle tickets for exciting prizes — all for a good cause!

2nd Annual Casino Night brought to you by the Women’s Leadership Council of United Way of Forsyth County! Try your luck at Blackjack, Craps, POKER, and Roulette and then rock the night out with 12m Case! Guests are treated to a night of authentic vegas-style casino games, all for a good cause!



Moonlight Madness @ Bailey Park
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Moonlight Madness @ Bailey Park

Friday September 18, 2020
Register > Run > Party
Bailey Park, Winston Salem, NC

The Moonlight Madness 5k is what happens when a competitive 5k and a Party get together and have a baby. You end up with a best darn 5k around. Come join us for running, music, beer and plenty of smiles and good times at Bailey Park.

This event is organized and benefits United Way of Forsyth County.
United Way of Forsyth County is a catalyst for strengthening our community by identifying and addressing its most significant needs through alignment of resources and strategic partnerships to achieve measurable, lasting results.

Races: 5k Run/Walk (3.1 Miles) and 1 Mile Fun Run
Date: September 18,2020
Location: Bailey Park, 445 N Patterson Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Time: 7:30 PM 1 Mile, 8:00 PM 5k Run/Walk


United Way Worldwide

Find local volunteer opportunities.

The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Winston-Salem is in search of compassionate and dedicated volunteers to help with daily programs & summer tutoring.

Our volunteers assist Boys & Girls Club Members with their homework and with activities such as gardening, sports, and STEM programs.

For more information contact us:

Robin Pardella

Community Outreach Liaison

The Salvation Army

2285 Premier Park Lane

Winston-Salem, NC 27105

Office: 336-245-2083  Fax: 336.723.9155  Cell: 336.745.1256