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9/11 Week of Service

September 11th is designated as a National Day of Service and Remembrance. Also, on September 14 Hurricane Florence hit North Carolina. Thus, this year we are sponsoring a Week of Service. 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. Below are some opportunities for volunteering (more to come):

DATE SERVICE & LOCATION
September 7 Tarboro Hurricane Rebuild, Rose Hill Hurricane Rebuild, Lumberton Hurricane RebuildPembroke area opportunities
September 8 Wilmington Hurricane Rebuild
September 9 Wilmington Hurricane RebuildRose Hill Hurricane Rebuild, Lumberton Hurricane Rebuild
September 10 Wilmington Hurricane RebuildRose Hill Hurricane Rebuild, Lumberton Hurricane Rebuild
September 11 Franklin Trail workCullowhee Community Garden Triangle Area Volunteer Opportunities, Wilmington Area RebuildRose Hill Hurricane Rebuild, Lumberton Hurricane Rebuild, New Bern Rebuild ,
September 12 Wilmington Hurricane RebuildRose Hill Hurricane Rebuild, Lumberton Hurricane Rebuild
September 13 Wilmington Hurricane RebuildRose Hill Hurricane Rebuild, Lumberton Hurricane Rebuild
September 14 Rose Hill Hurricane Rebuild, Lumberton Hurricane RebuildCharlotte park cleanup, Winston Salem volunteer opportunities

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.

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!

  • Florence & Matthew workdays planned September 7, October 26Chatholic Charities
  • 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.