Still time to sign up to volunteer for Saturday’s “Make a Difference Day”

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 2:09pm

The Town of Wake Forest, Northeast Community Coalition, Rebuilding Together for the Triangle, and a network of community partners are recruiting volunteers of all ages for “Make a Difference Day - Northeast Neighborhood Renewal” this Saturday, Oct. 23, at Taylor Street Park, 416 N. Taylor St.

Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m.-noon – rain or shine - to assist with a range of efforts, including litter pickup, leaf sweeping and collection, storm drain stenciling, bulk waste removal and more. Local civic groups and community organizations are especially encouraged to participate, along with local students interested in earning community service hours.

Anyone planning to volunteer is urged to register at Everyone under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Waiver of liability forms are required for all participants and included in the online registration form.

In addition to Saturday’s volunteer activities, HealthSmart Pharmacy will offer a walk-up COVID vaccination clinic at Taylor Street Park from 9 a.m.-noon. Healthcare professionals will administer the vaccine on a first-come, first-serve basis while supplies last, and no appointment is required. For more information about the COVID vaccination clinic, contact HealthSmart Pharmacy’s Nick Holt at 919-569-0500.

The Wake Forest Fire Department will also be onsite offering free blood pressure checks from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Free transportation is available to Alston-Massenburg Center/Taylor Street Park via the Wake Forest Loop - a local circulator for residents wishing to travel within Wake Forest and a portion of the Wakefield community. For more information, including the weekly schedule, visit

Make a Difference Day will conclude with a hotdog lunch from noon-1 p.m. for everyone that volunteers. For more information, email Long Range Planning Manager Brad West at


Taylor Street Park