Volunteering

SURPRISE SQUAD UPDATE: Community inspired to lend a hand in Carolina Beach
The Surprise Squad made a trip out to Pleasure Island yesterday to help pay water bills. While we were there, we found one of the most emotional stories so far: A Carolina Beach woman in need, and tonight, she is getting help from you our viewers. Thu, 07/17/2014 - 3:21am
Nourish NC makes sure kids don’t go hungry over summer break
Fifty-one percent of the students in New Hanover County are eligible for free or reduced lunch. That means, school might be the only place they get a good meal, but now school is out for the summer. Sat, 06/07/2014 - 3:19am
EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE: The Volunteer Extraordinaire
Volunteers are a lifeline for so many organizations. The folks at the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce tipped us off to someone who goes above and beyond what one may consider...volunteering. Thu, 06/05/2014 - 2:06am
Walking for Warriors
Donna Street is a mover and a shaker so to speak. She's been walking since early February talking to folks and shaking hands along the way. For her it’s not about an organization or a donation it’s all about the walk. Tue, 04/15/2014 - 2:16am
Cape Fear Crop Mob lends a hand
The volunteer group usually lends a hand to local farmers, but today they dug into one woman's backyard tomato garden. Sarah Daughtridge is famous for her heirloom tomatoes and peppers. But after facing a string of health setbacks, she says she was overwhelmed and unable to keep up her plants this year. Sun, 04/13/2014 - 10:15pm
NC Zoo opens volunteer recruitment campaign
The North Carolina Zoo is looking for people who want to see the attraction from a different perspective. Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:51pm
Airlie Gardens needs volunteers for ‘Tree Mob’
Airlie Gardens is creating Wilmington's first ever tree mob. Over the years, storms have taken a toll on their tree canopy and there are now some spots that need filling in. Just last year, during a minor storm, Airlie lost five trees. Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:30am
Man kayaks for local disaster relief
While some Red Cross volunteers are making their way back from Oklahoma, one man is traveling home after 12 days on the water where he aimed to make a difference from the inside of his kayak. Wed, 05/29/2013 - 9:12pm
NY college students spend spring break volunteering in Cape Fear
It may not look like your typical spring break, but for 11 students from Hamilton College in upstate New York, a week of volunteering in and around Wilmington is. Mon, 03/25/2013 - 6:12pm
Volunteers deliver Christmas dinner for hundreds in need
'Tis the season for the giving. More than 100 volunteers came together this morning to take a holiday dinner to 560 people in need in Wilmington. Mon, 12/24/2012 - 9:55pm