Volunteer Opportunities in Ocean Isle/Sunset/Holden, NC

Though there are few volunteer opportunities specifically in Ocean Isle Beach - the museum and a thrift store to name a couple - opportunities to do any sort of volunteering that is close to your heart abound in the nearby area.

Featured Local Businesses

Human Services

282 Ocean Hwy. E.
Supply, NC
(910) 754-7323
(800) 694-7323

The Brunswick County Literacy Council promotes literacy for people in Brunswick County, focusing primarily on adult and young adult learners. The council helps students with reading, writing, math, computers and English-speaking skills, in either a one-on-one or small class confidential setting, by pairing them with volunteers who are carefully trained and...more about Brunswick County Literacy Council, Inc.

4600-8 Main St.
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-4766

BFAA has been helping families in Brunswick County since 1981. Brunswick Family Assistance needs volunteers to help in their pantry, at the front desk, in the Family Thrift store, during fund-raisers, with quarterly commodities distributions to help with daily gleaning at several local grocery stores (picking up produce, bread, etc.). Volunteers...more about Brunswick Family Assistance Agency

615 Shipyard Blvd.
Wilmington, NC
(910) 790-0187

Toll-Free Crisis Line Hotline (800) 672-2903 (24 hours)
First Call For Help Hotline (910) 397-0497 (24 hours)
Rape Crisis Center- New Hanover (910) 392-7460 (24 hours)
Rape Crisis Center- Brunswick (910) 754-7949 (24 hours)
Outpatient Mental Health and Substance Abuse Treatment (910) 343-0145
Open House Emergency Youth...more about Coastal Horizons Center

1950 Amphitheater Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 251-0660

Elderhaus provides structured and stimulating daycare activities for adults, primarily the elderly. Elderhaus serves persons with a variety of needs, including those with Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Elderhaus also serves veterans. Volunteers are needed as program aides, activity assistants and meal servers. Volunteer board members oversee fund-raising, public relations, educational activities...more about Elderhaus, Inc.

1414 Physicians Dr.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 796-7900

Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter serves the needs of hospice patients and their families when life-limiting illness occurs. Volunteers provide respite for caregivers and much-needed emotional support for patients and their caregivers, give administrative support, assist with special events, and offer community outreach. A 15-hour volunteer training course is required....more about Lower Cape Fear Hospice & LifeCareCenter

1220 Village Point Rd.
Shallotte, NC 28470
(910) 754-7021

Ride the Crest is a nonprofit organization that offers horseback riding therapy to people with disabilities and illnesses. Clients are matched to a particular horse as it is important to find a horse that suits each rider's personality. Clients learn to brush the horse as well as basic riding skills. The...more about Ride the Crest, Inc.

820 N. Second St.
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-7354

The Salvation Army provides shelter for the homeless and assistance for people in difficult circumstances. It needs volunteers in fund-raising activities and public relations efforts. Volunteers may serve on the Advisory Board and Ladies Auxiliary and in the shelter, which serves men, women and children. Volunteers may also work at the...more about Salvation Army

6885 Beach Dr.
Ocean Isle Beach, NC
(910) 575-3506

Sheltered Treasures accepts clothing, housewares and other donations. The sale of these items benefits Brunswick County youth who stay at the Providence Home Family Emergency Teen Shelter in Southport. Volunteers are needed to sort and price goods, set up displays and provide customer service at the sites in Ocean Isle Beach,...more about Sheltered Treasures

Arboretum Center, Bldg. II, 5919 Oleander Dr.
Ste. 115
Wilmington, NC 28403
(910) 798-3900

The United Way of the Cape Fear Area is a non-profit, locally owned and operated organization that supports local health and human service programs that address the highest priority needs in Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender and parts of Columbus counties. Programs supported provide resources and services for those in need in...more about United Way of the Cape Fear Area

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