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Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunities to Engage:

Tutor / Mentor

The following opportunities are available for tutoring / mentoring:

During the school day:

You can volunteer to tutor at any of our school sites during the day (In New Hanover County: Freeman, Snipes, Virgo, Williston, New Hanover, Mosley Performance Learning Center; In Pender County: Burgaw Middle School, Cape Fear Middle School, Penderlea School, and West Pender Middle School). Call our office at 910-343-1901 and we will put you in touch with our staff member on site. Email 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 and promote to the next grade level. 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 10 weeks leading up to the EOGs, working with them on reading comprehension. Email to sign up!

After school hours:

Tutors are needed for middle school students Monday – Thursday afternoons at our Pender County sites (3:30-6:00). Email Sally Fields at to learn more.

Teen Parent Support:

Volunteers are needed to help with our Smart Start Baby FAST program, which works to support and strengthen teen parents and their families. This eight-week program meets one evening per week for 2 ½ hours. Contact Sharon Jenkins at 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 runs annually the first or second weekend in August. Volunteers are needed to help collect supplies at each of our partner stores over the weekend, as well as help the following week to count and sort donations. Email

Wrightsville Plunge is our annual New Year’s Day Plunge at Wrightsville Beach. Volunteers are welcome to help recruit sponsors and plan the event, as well as come out the day of the event and help make sure 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

Comunita Amore Fashion Show at Landfall is an annual fashion show highlighting Azalea Festival and Spring fashions, held in early-March at Landfall Country Club. Volunteers are welcome to help recruit sponsors and plan the event. Email