Triangle Volunteer Club (TVC)

Triangle Volunteer Club (TVC) was founded in January 2002 by CAFA member Peter Cheng to provide an opportunity for interested members of the Triangle community to contribute to society in a number of ways.

Our Mission

Volunteer work can be really fun and rewarding. Our goal is to show people that we can get as much out of giving as we do out of receiving. One person can make a difference, and a team of quality, motivated people working toward common goals can make our community a better place to live and work. Our big-picture goal is to create a better world by having every person on Earth perform at least one kind act every day. But the more immediate objective is to raise awareness of the power people have within themselves to enrich our lives and uplift our communities through simple, spontaneous acts of kindness.

Activities and Services

Free T-shirts

TVC volunteer T-shirts (100% preshrunk Cotton, Hans Comfort T, Adult size: S/M/L/XL).
Please see the attached CafaTVC2005.jpg for the design of the T-shirt. These T-shirts are free for you and your friends if anyone meets the qualification.

Q: How to qualify to get a free TVC T-shirt?
A: If you are a registered TVC member and had done at least one volunteer work for a non-profit organization and/or local charity during September 26, 2003 and September 26, 2004, you are eligible to receive a free TVC T-shirt. One T-shirt per each volunteer. First comes, first served until all T-shirts are gone.

Q: How to register as a TVC member?
A: Please send an email to LanChien Tallant at  and provide the following information,
Your name:
Your email address:
Your home phone number:
Your T-shirt size (Adult size S/M/L/XL):
*Note, if you do not want your information to be exposed to others, please let me know in advance.

Q: What is TVC?
A: Please visit our page at  CAFA Club Directory,

Q: Who and where you have received the fundings to order T-shirts?
A: The fundings are from SAS Institute Inc.  Volunteer Fund and CAFA Fund. 

Q: Who are the designer(s) for the T-shirt?
A: Peter Cheng, LanChien Tallant, Body Billborads Art Dept.

Q: How to receive a free T-shirt if I am qualified to get one?
A: Please send an email to LanChien at  and provide your T-shirt size and what volunteer work you have done.

Q: Why are you giving away free T-shirts?
A: Just a token to appreciate good volunteers, also to promote the local Chinese-American community.


No membership fee. Anyone who has a loving caring heart is eligible to join TVC.

Shouldn't you be involved?

To become a member, please contact LanChien Tallant. We would be happy to have you.

Annual activities

1. TVC members supported "CAFA donations and sponsoring activities
2. TVC members joined Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen volunteer work.
3. TVC members joined The Salvation Army Christmas Angel program and Elder Elf program.
4. TVC members joined International Festival volunteer work.
5. TVC members provided volunteer work to support CAFA and local Chinese community acitivites and events.
6. TVC members joined UNC-TV volunteer work.
7. TVC members joined The Salvation Army Christmas Angel program and Elder Elf program.
8. TVC members joined Red Cross donation drive.
9. TVC members give free counseling service to Chinese Language Schools in Raleigh and Chapel Hills.
10. TVC members joined Habitat for Humanity community services.
11. TVC members joined North Caroline "Adopt a Highway" community services.


Here is a list of links for local volunteer opportunities in the community! This list provides information about volunteer opportunities for individuals who are interested in programs in our community. You will find the chance to make a contribution of your time and talents to local non-profit organizations.

1. American Red Cross
2. Communities In Schools 
3. Community Learning Centers
4. Food Bank of NC Durham Branch (details in Jane Aycock 10/4/2002 email)
708 Gilbert Street, Durham, NC 27701
(919) 956-2513 Office (919) 956-7083 Fax
5. Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County resource development coordinator Pete Farquar at 833-1999 x 223 or email him at Durham County Habitat for Humanity
6. HopeLine 
7. Interact
8. Junior Achievement 
9. Meals on Wheels of Wake County
10. Moveable Feast
11. North Carolina Senior Games 
12. SAFEchild contact at 231-5800 or email
13. The Salvation Army
14. The Scrap Exchange
15. Second Chance Pet Adoptions 
16. Shepherd's Table Soup Kitchen - contact by phone 831-2010
17. Triangle United Way
18. Volunteer Families Children
19. Wake Education Partnership
20. The Women's Center
21. Special Olympic Volunteer Centers in North Carolina

Contact: Ms. LanChien Tallant (H) 919 545-9160