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Volunteer Opportunities

Tutor During the School Day:

-You can volunteer to tutor at any of our school sites during the day in New Hanover County or in Pender County. Call our office at 910-343-1901 and we will put you in touch with a staff member on site. Email Marrio Jeter for more information.

-Our PaSS program is a 10-week, one hour per week, volunteer opportunity through which you are matched with a 3rd grader who has been identified as not likely to pass their End Of Grade tests. You will be provided with a reading comprehension curriculum and will meet with the same student(s) one-on-one for 30 minutes each week during the ten weeks leading up to the EOGs, working with them on reading comprehension. Email Annie Adams to sign up.


Tutor After School Hours:

-Tutors are needed to help with afterschool programs.  In New Hanover County, WIRE provides afterschool support to 3rd-12th grade students at our building on the corner of 11th and Orange Streets downtown, Monday – Friday from 2:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., following the traditional school calendar. Email Marrio Jeter to sign up. Pender County programs run Monday – Thursday afternoons at each of our school sites. Email Sally Fields to sign up. 


Young Parent Support:

-Volunteers are needed to help with our Young Parent Circle, which works to support and strengthen young parents and their families. This program meets Monday evenings at First Baptist Church during the school year. Contact Emmy Gibson for more information.


Special Events

Volunteers are needed to help organize and facilitate several special events throughout the year:

-Stuff The Bus is our annual school supply drive which collects supplies for students in need. The event kicks off in August. Volunteers are needed to help collect supplies at each of our partner stores, as well as count and sort donations. Email Annie Adams.

-Wrightsville Plunge is our annual New Year’s Day Plunge at Wrightsville Beach. Volunteers are needed to help recruit sponsors and plan the event, as well as come out the day of the event and ensure it runs smoothly, Email

-Healthy Start Breakfast is our annual fundraising breakfast typically held in February.  Volunteers are needed to help organize the event and greet guests. Email

-CIS Fashion Show at Landfall is an annual fashion show highlighting Spring fashions, held at Landfall Country Club. Volunteers are welcome to help recruit sponsors and plan the event. Email