Volunteer/College Prep Opportunities
CFNC Directory of NC College Prep Programs for middle and high school students

Teen Court
Ages 12-18
Teen Court is a program designed to allow volunteers to be a part of the court process by performing duties of prosecuting and defense attorneys, court clerk and bailiff. Students can develop leadership skills and practice public speaking.

Duke Talent Identification Program
Duke TIP provides students with the opportunity to partake in summer and weekend academic enrichment programs at various universities. Students qualify to enroll in the program by scoring at or above the 95th percentile on 5th and/or 6th grade End of Grade Tests.

Project Uplift
Age: Rising senior
Project Uplift is a special program that enables high-achieving rising seniors to experience college life on the Carolina campus. Students spend two days visiting classes, meeting with faculty and staff, interacting with Carolina students, and participating in cultural and social activities.

College Writing for High School Juniors
Juniors can apply to take a writing course with an Elon to learn writing skills that you can apply to advanced placement course and college courses. Applications are due October 26.

Collegiate Start @ Elon
Collegiate Start @Elon is a dual enrollment program designed toprovide high school seniors with the opportunity to simultaneouslyenroll in both high school and college courses, and receive dual highschool and college credit. The program provides advanced academicoptions for high-achieving high school seniors in over 40courses. Students enrolled in Collegiate Start @Elon are eligible totake up to two college-level courses each fall and spring academicsemester. Eligible students who are selected to participate areclassified as a Special Student through the Elon University Admissions Office. Applications are due October 29.

Summer Ventures in Science and Math
This program is available to rising juniors and seniors. It is a cost-free, residential summer experience of research and study in science and mathematics for academically talented students.

The North Carolina HOBY Leadership Seminar is a 3-day leadership programfor approximately 140 rising high school juniors held each June inRaleigh. HOBY Ambassadors have an opportunity to develop their criticalthinking skills, learn about their personal leadership styles, and forman appreciation for community service. They attend panel sessionsfeaturing prominent speakers from our government, businesses, media, andeducational communities. They participate in leadership developmentworkshops and activities.

Cone Health Medical Volunteer
Volunteers of all ages are making a difference at Alamance RegionalMedical Center. Every day, volunteers greet visitors, escort patientsfor discharge, provide directions, deliver patient mail and performcountless other tasks. The smiles, comfort and helping hands they offerto patients and families are a vital part of our organization. Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.

UNC LEAD Program
The Carolina Pharmacy Leadership, Excellence, And Development (LEAD)program is a one-day preparatory and professional development programgeared toward students who are interested in exploring a career inpharmacy and learning how to be competitive in the pharmacy-schooladmissions process.

Martha Guy Summer Institute
MGSI is held every July for three weeks. Students will spend the firsttwo weeks on the Appalachian State campus learning about business anddeveloping professional skills. Among the activities is a group projectthat involves developing a business plan. Each group presents its planto a panel at the end of the first two weeks. The final week will bespent on an exploratory trip to Washington D.C. and New York City.

NC Therapeutic Riding Center

*Forthose who are interestedin assisting with riding classes, we offervolunteer orientations before the start of and throughout each of 6-16week sessions.Lesson volunteers work directly with ourriders and horses in class. Responsibilities include:

  • helping in the arena as horse leaders and sidewalkers
  • providing horse care, and
  • doing barn chores.
Sweet Briar College High School Women's Engineering Camp
Our events are built around hands-on, team-based design projects that emphasize creativity. No engineering experience is needed to attend.

Heels for Success
Heels for Success is a one-day summer program to help academically talented, rising tenth and eleventh graders prepare for college. Over the course of your day, you’ll continue on the path toward college by getting an opportunity to be a part of the Carolina campus and learn firsthand about the academic and extra-curricular preparation required by selective colleges. You’ll learn techniques for approaching the ACT, college applications, and essays. You’ll also get the chance to connect with other outstanding students.

Engineering Summer Program at NC State

Each summer elementary, middle and high school students attend programs throughout the state to discover what engineering is all about. For 2016 we have programs in Raleigh, Rocky Mount, Hickory, Havelock, Wilson, Spindale and Charlotte.​

Rotary Youth Leadership Program
Experience a residential college setting at Guilford College and gain valuable leadership skills. Applications can be submitted online or by mail. Graham Rotary Club will sponsor and cover all costs for one student each year. See counselor for more details.

Splash UNC
Splash is a fun and relaxed academic program that lets intellectually curious students explore new subjects and fields in small classes taught by UNC-Chapel Hill students. Students get a taste of college by spending a day on the UNC campus taking a series of short, fun classes in a wide range of topics taught by smart and passionate college students. Classes range from topics like neuroscience to origami and yoga, so there is something for everyone. The ultimate goal of Splash is to impart a love of learning on students in a stress free, dynamic, and fun atmosphere.

NC State Pre-College Programs

Boys and Girls Outdoor Leadership Development
Boys & Girls Outdoor Leadership Development is a one week overnight wilderness experiential education program designed to develop multi-cultural leadership skills through challenging outdoor activities. YMCA Camp Weaver is excited to offer this unique six day backpacking course.

Greensboro Community YMCA Swim League
The Greensboro Community YMCA Makos Swim Team will be hosting events at the Greensboro Aquatic Center (Greensboro Coliseum Complex). Many volunteers will be needed in order successfully host an event. We are offering community service hours for this event. See school counselor for details.