Adults and children transforming their lives through employment and life skills training.

a job changes everything.



In some neighborhoods in Wake County, 23% are unemployed.

We're on a mission to change that.

In the past year, we have made an impact. 

Jobs Placed


Jobs Placed

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Children Participants


But we're not done yet.

That's where YOU come in.

Get back in the game.

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Volunteer Opportunities

StepUp Ministry Co-Partner


Mentor a Participant and create a lasting partnership as you walk through the Three Phases of the Life Skills Program together. Attend Life Skills on Tuesday nights at White Memorial Presbyterian Church from 5:45-8:15 PM for nine months.

StepUp Ministry Teacher/Instructor


Join a large teaching team and lead classes focused on topics such as financial literacy, goal setting, personal development, and more. Commit to one to four Tuesday nights a month from 5:45-8:15 PM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church.

StepUp Ministry Nursery

Nursery Helpers

Inspire children between the ages of newborn and four by volunteering to watch them Tuesday and/or Thursday nights from 5:45-8:15 PM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church for six to nine months.

StepUp Ministry Meal Volunteers


Set up, serve, and clean either breakfast or lunch during Jobs Week. Volunteer to help with meals during our Life Skills Program on Tuesday nights from 5:00-6:30 PM at White Memorial Presbyterian Church from June-August, or during Jobs Week (location and time may vary).

StepUp Ministry Special Projects

Special Projects

Projects could include input and suggestions on marketing materials, program materials, event planning, etc. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.

StepUp Ministry Administrative Support


Administrative and marketing support tasks include but are not limited to data entry, collate program binders, filing, graphic design, photography, videography, publication planning, etc. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for more information.


Give someone a chance.

Partner with StepUp by hiring our participants or introducing us to potential employers.

Please send an email to if you are interested in becoming a StepUp employer.


• We refer pre-screened candidates

• We provide ongoing employer/employee support after a participant is hired

• We assist the employer in locating a replacement in the event that a participant is promoted, resigns, or is involuntarily dismissed from their position


• Pays at least $15 per hour

• Offers or is willing to consider offering vocational training opportunities (internships, apprenticeships, mentorships, etc.)

• Aligns with StepUp's Mission/Vision/Values




"The StepUp jobs program provides a unique opportunity to the Raleigh business community. By helping willing community members sharpen their administrative, time management, and financial management skills, the program is actively providing more qualified service industry employee candidates."


JOHN C. MATTHEWS, Executive Vice President, Baker Roofing


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