Ongoing Community Service Projects

Projects   Dates/Time Contact & Sign-up

Community Boys and Girls Club

Volunteers will work with children ages 6-9 after school by leading them in games and activities!

April 25th


E-mail Vanessa Kopp to sign up!

Volunteers will meet at the Fisher Student center (DePaolo side) before each visit.

WIRE Program Tutors & Mentors

Support at-risk middle and high school students in New Hanover County by providing tutoring, games, and mentoring. Volunteers are needed on a consistent basis any Monday-Thursday from 3:30-6:00pm E-mail Tobi Polland if you are interested


The Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) organizes volunteers and raises funds to complete safety-related urgent home repairs and accessibility upgrades for low-income homeowners in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties.

More information coming soon!

E-mail Sarah to sign up.

Let her know if you need a ride or can provide one!

Miracle League Volunteer Opportunities

Many children and young adults with disabilities cannot participate in organized team sports such as baseball due to a lack of accessible and safe facilities. The Wilmington Believes in Miracles campaign, with your help, is going to change that situation.

Miracle League is Back!

Volunteers are needed for Saturdays from March 2nd-May 10th between 8:30am and 3:00pm

All events are held at Olsen Park.

Register to volunteer here!

It will require you to "Click here to create a family account". Once you go through the registration process you will come to a home page where your name will show up. All the way to the right of that cell will be a hyperlink with the word "Register". Click on that link and from there you will be able to sign up to be a buddy or a general volunteer.

Contact Andrew Webber for more information!

Check out these Community Service Opportunities!

Race Flyer Miracle League

The Carousel Center is looking for volunteeers!

Carousel Center of Wilmington LogoThe Carousel Center is a non profit organization whose mission is to provide a child friendly environment for abused and neglected children and to support child abuse prevention efforts in Southeastern North Carolina. They are currently looking for volunteers from the community to fill a variety of positions. At this time, they need Ambassadors, Greeters and Family Companions (click for job descriptions). Those interested in the positions must be at least 18 years old and able to commit to four hours each week. If interested, please complete an application here.

They are also in need of volunteers to assist with their annual Gala on Saturday, April 26, 2014. If interested in volunteering for this special event, please contact Fatima Mann at or by phone, (910) 254-9898.

Visit their website for more information!

The PaSS tutoring program needs Reading Buddies!

The PaSS tutoring program aims to help 3rd grade students prepare for their End of Grade tests. When you sign up, you'll be matched with a student and will meet with them once a week for 30 minutes. Students will need their tutors to listen as they read aloud and help them practice comprehension. Volunteers are welcome to volunteer with one or multiple students. For more information and a list of schools that need assistance, please visit the website.

If you have any questions, or want to sign up, please call (910) 343-1901, or e-mail

Lower Cape Fear Hospice and LifeCare Center

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter volunteers provide a number of services to support patients, families and staff. These services include:

  • Patient care in the community: Volunteers serve patients in their homes or nursing facilities by providing respite, running errands or providing social and emotional support to patients and families.
  • Hospice care centers: Volunteers provide assistance to families, patients and staff in one of our three inpatient facilities.
  • Office work: Volunteers provide support in administrative departments including writing donation acknowledgements, assembling mailings and data collection and entry.
  • Fundraising: Volunteers assist hospice fundraising departments with special events throughout the year.
  • Meals of Love: Volunteers provide meals for families of hospice care center patients.
  • Pet Therapy: Volunteers visit hospice care center patients and families with certified therapy pets.
  • Healing Arts: Volunteers use Healing Arts such as music to comfort patients and families.

All volunteers are required to complete 12 hours of orientation and training prior to becoming an active volunteer. During this training, speakers from each of our departments explain their roles and provide details on volunteer needs. This training course gives volunteers the tools necessary to be successful in a chosen volunteer area. Visit the volunteer page.

Trainings take place throughout the year. For more information, please call Chris Scott, community outreach coordinator, at 910-796-7927 or send an email.You can also call Kayla Coleman, community outreach coordinator, by phone at 910-796-8046 or email.

The CAPP Center needs energetic volunteers, like you!

Child Advocacy & Parenting Place Logo

CAPP Mission: To be the preeminent community resource for strengthening families and preventing child abuse & neglect for parents, families, children, and youth through nurturing, education, advocacy, and empowerment.

They are looking for fun, energetic volunteers to help with programs for kids of all ages!

What WE do at CAPP…

·Parenting Education/Family Strengthening Programs

·Family Support Groups

·Individual Therapeutic & Case Management Services

What our VOLUNTEERS do…

·Assist with childcare/children’s groups

·Assist with family sessions and at family dinners

·Share your talents with families!

(910) 791-1057 (ext. 25)

If you have an interest in woodworking, local organization Kids Making It is looking for volunteers!

They need experienced woodworkers to guide youth through various projects as part of an after school and summer program. The program runs from 4-6pm on weekdays during the school year and 3-5pm in the summer. You can volunteer one or more days a week, it's up to you!

If you don't have woodworking experience but are interested in volunteering your time, they need help representing KMI at special events and festivals. Learn more by visiting the official KMI Website. Contact Desiree Taylor if you are interested in participating!

After School Volunteers are Needed

Volunteers are needed to help with tutoring and after-school activities for a number of neighborhoods in need, with a focus on Rankin Terrace, Creekwood, Houston Moore and Hillcrest communities.  Volunteers will do a variety of things:  read to children, help with homework, help with art projects and help with some athletic activities. Some kids just need someone to spend a little extra time with them. Just an hour a week of your time can  have a major impact on a child's life.  There are children that have never had a book read to them!  So many of the parents that live in these neighborhoods are very active with their children but still so many kids still need help. Regardless of the situation, you cannot blame a child for needing help.  If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Jeff Hovis or call (910) 512-2205.

Additional service opportunities.....

Check out our Community Service Directory and find local non-profit organizations that interest you!

Wilmington Gives Back celebrates the many nonprofits in Southeastern North Carolina that enrich our lives.  It will help you find the nonprofit you support or that can help you.

Get Connected! The United Way of the Cape Fear Area works to notify the public of ongoing and upcoming community service and volunteer opportunities!

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