• To learn more about the work of Urban Ministries of Durham and see where you might like to help, attend a volunteer orientation at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 412 Liberty St., Durham. Call 919-682-0538.
• Help pack bags of food for seniors any day Monday through Thursday during the workday at the Durham Center for Senior Life, 406 Rigsbee Ave. #202, Durham. Food and bags are provided. Call 919-688-8247.
• Would you like to encourage youngsters to get involved in music on MLK Day? Help MusicianCorps with a Musical Petting Zoo from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20 at Northgate Mall, 1058 W. Club Blvd., Durham. Visit www.MusicianCorps.org.
• Want to serve on MLK Day? The Emily K Center needs help painting classrooms, maintenance and landscaping, from 9 a.m. to noon Monday, Jan. 20, at 904 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham. Call 919-680-0308.
• If you would like to volunteer with Carolina Meadows Retirement Community, attend their volunteer orientation at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 100 Carolina Meadows, Chapel Hill. Call 919-942-4014.
• Are you a knitter? Help knit Care Shawls for Duke HomeCare & Hospice from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at Chapel Hill Bible Church, 260 Erwin Road, Chapel Hill. Call 919-408-0310.
• Do you know how to maintain a website? Kids Voting Durham needs a volunteer to develop and maintain its website. Call 919-560-7321 or email Info@KidsVotingDurham.org.
Send volunteer notes to NCustis@NewsObserver.com.