Community Projects

Soroptimists in Service

Soroptimist members engage in service projects throughout the year with local women’s groups, nonprofits, and community organizations that share our goals of improving the lives of women and children.

Women Build of Habitat for Humanity

For the last 4 years Soroptimists have volunteered once a year with Women Build of Habitat for Humanity. Instructions are given by the Habitat team and we are given hard hats and all the tools and materials necessary. The tasks vary from year to year, but we have painted; cut and nailed on siding; cut cardboard for baffles, and have accomplished other tasks that we never imagined we could do. There are always team leaders who advise and supervise. It is most rewarding to know that we are giving our time towards what will be the home of a woman who is improving the socio-economic status.


JobStart is a program of the Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women designed to assist women who are coming out of prison and aspiring to become productive members of their communities. Soroptimist participates in the program by presenting life skills workshops. Workshops include how to create achievable goals, overcoming obstacles and developing a plan for moving forward.

The Green Chair Project

Many Green Chair clients are single mothers working hard to provide a safe and stable home for their children. Group volunteering lets us spend time together while helping our community. In October 2019, Raleigh Soroptimists volunteered to create festive baskets for families receiving home furnishings at the Green Chair Project during the holiday season. Baskets were filled from items donated to Green Chair.

The Women’s Center

The Women’s Center of Wake County provides homeless women daytime shelter, medical and behavioral healthcare, food, clothing and hygiene items.  During our January 2020 volunteer event we assisted the center in activities including sorting clothes and placing donated toothbrushes, cotton balls, Q-Tips, and cosmetics into individual packages.