Monarch seeks volunteers

Published 12:13 pm Wednesday, December 1, 2021

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Do you have a special talent or skill that you would like to teach to others?

Monarch has 14 day programs across 43 counties in North Carolina and it is actively seeking people who can teach ongoing, scheduled classes or workshops to the people it supports who have mental illness and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.

These are some examples of classes of interest to the individuals supported by Monarch that would translate well to workshops: arts and crafts, balloon artistry, baking and food preparation, light exercise, face painting, health and nutrition, music, needlepoint, sewing, storytelling and yoga.

“Having professionals volunteer their talents and expertise with the people we support is an excellent way to not only share knowledge about a wide variety of interesting, useful topics but to also help them feel like an integral part of their community,” said Christy Shaver, executive vice president and chief operating officer, long-term services and supports at Monarch. “Our day program participants are enthusiastic learners and appreciative of people who volunteer to spend time with them and share their expertise.”

To volunteer to teach a class or workshop, email the type of class, the location you would like to volunteer at and availability to Monarch Public Relations Manager Brian Gott at

Program volunteers are needed in the following counties: Bladen, Columbus, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Davie, Forsyth, Hoke, Montgomery, Moore, Pasquotank, Randolph, Robeson, Stanly and Stokes.

For a full list of Monarch day program locations throughout North Carolina, visit

At this time, Monarch is only scheduling volunteers for ongoing classes and workshops such as weekly, monthly or every other month.