Volunteer Opportunities

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Help Hurricane Victims

The organizations listed below are organizing locally and welcome volunteers of all backgrounds. Sign up directly with the organization working around the towns you most want to help!

  • Accepting youth 6th grade and older. Mud-out and rebuild work is going on in Kelly, NC. Rebuild is going on in Bladen (Elizabethtown), Brunswick (Shallotte), Duplin (Wallace, Warsaw), New Hanover (Wilmington), Robeson (Lumberton), Pender (Rocky Point/Burgaw), Cumberland (Fayetteville), and Craven (New Bern/Havelock) counties and surrounding areas.  - Baptists on Mission
  • New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender (rebuild, feeding, clerical, marketing)- W.A.R.M.
  • Craven, Duplin, Jones - St. Benard Project
  • Most affected counties - UMC Disaster Response
  • Craven - All Hands and Hearts 
  • Craven - Fuller Center Disaster Rebuilders

Many Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOAD) need volunteers all year round. Remember, volunteer opportunities will be available months and years after a disaster. 

Days of Service

Reserve September 11th as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the Martin Luther King, Jr. (MLK) Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a "day on, not a day off." National Volunteer Week in 2020 will be April 19-25. We encourage state employees to use their 24 community service hours for volunteering in their community. Certain restrictions are in place so reference the state policy if you have questions.