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Event Volunteering

Due to COVID restrictions, our need for special event support is limited. We are in the planning stages for 2021/22 fundraising events and there may be some opportunities for volunteers. If you are interested in helping with planning and/or supporting our events, please contact us at

Traditionally, these are the types of events we would need support for and hope to continue in the future.

  • School liaisons – Parents or others connected to local public schools help bridge the partnership between schools and TABLE. This can include hosting food drives or fundraisers at your school, business, place of worship, or neighborhood; assisting the school social worker with weekly delivery of food to each classroom; or generally advocating for TABLE at your school.
  • Tabling events – Volunteers staff tables throughout the community at events like Carrboro Day or Open Streets. They share information about TABLE’s programs, services, and ways to contribute.
  • Cardinal Track Club Races Three times a year, the Cardinal Track Club hosts a race and volunteers are needed on these race days to direct runners, pass out water, etc. TABLE receives approximately $200 per volunteer we provide for the event!
  • Empty Bowls – This is TABLE’s largest fundraiser. The 2020 Empty Bowls fundraiser was held as a “to go” event in Southern Village where attendees pre-purchased their meals and picked them up the day of the event. Traditionally, the event is held at Weaver Street Market in Carrboro. When held at Weaver Street Market, volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up and work during the event serving food, handing out pottery, and as general event support.