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  • 23
    Oct 2014
    Kids Voting Volunteer Needed

    Kids Voting November 4, 2014 need volunteers 7am to 7pm 3 hr shifts. 7-10, 9:30-12:30, 12:00-3:00, 2:30-5:30, 5-7:30. Halyburton and Northeast Library. Onsite elections will be at these two voting precincts. To volunteer, contact Cape Fear Volunteer Center at (910) 392-8180 [email protected] #capefearvolunteercenter



  • 23
    Oct 2014
    Kids Making It – Volunteers for Move Day

    Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Kids Making It.  Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 1, 2014 to help with Moving Day, loading and unloading trucks. This is a short term commitment with 15+ volunteers for each of the two shifts. Volunteers needed Saturday, November 1. Crew 1: 9:00am at 15 South Water […]



  • 23
    Oct 2014
    Volunteers Need for Downtown Art Walk

      BADCO is needing volunteers to assist on Sunday, Novermber 2nd.  We are holding a neighborhood arts crawl for Day of the Dead and need people to be stationed outside of our participating businesses and venues to help the flow and let people know where to go. We also need people to help prep/decorate day-of […]



  • 21
    Oct 2014
    Children’s Museum of Wilmington Leading to Reading Educator Needed

    Children’s Museum of Wilmington Leading to Reading Educator Needed Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the Children’s Museum of Wilmington. The job is a Leading to Reading educator.  A minimum of 3 volunteers are needed on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 to help our local Pre-K students learn to read and retain. […]



  • 20
    Oct 2014
    Feast Down East

    Feast Down East, a non profit based at UNCW, needs help getting Volunteers for the Food Day Event which takes place October 24th however Activities for Volunteers begin prior to the event. Promotions to local businesses and restaurants have begun but we need additional help connecting with our designated restaurants. Also We have a week […]



  • 20
    Oct 2014
    Elderly Man Needs Helping Moving

    This is your chance to help a single individual in your town. Elderly individual needs help moving, she would need a few people to haul trash and furniture to the dump, and a few people to help move things to her garage that they are keeping. She mentioned that there would be some things that […]



  • 14
    Oct 2014
    Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach

    Join us for Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach – a 2 day cycling event that raises funds to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis. The Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach starts on the sandy shores of beautiful Sunset Beach and takes cyclists through the quiet roads of rural NC and SC. Saturday’s route […]



  • 10
    Oct 2014
    Canines for Service

    Canines for Service Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking Canines for Service. Volunteers are needed starting Wednesday, October 8, 2014 as puppy raisers. This is an urgent need with a 2 year commitment. A minimum of 3 volunteers are needed, every day, all day to help train service dogs. This is an ongoing need. Interested? […]



  • 07
    Oct 2014
    Builders Wanted!!! for Cape Fear Literacy Council

    Cape Fear Literacy Council is doing so fantastically they need a new storage building, that’s where you come in. We are looking for experienced, skilled workers that can build and pint the storage building. Is this opportunity right up your alley? Please fill out our Volunteer Form and be sure to mention CFLC building and […]



  • 07
    Oct 2014
    Poplar Grove Halloween Festival

    Poplar Grove is in search of those that carry the Halloween Spirit and are ready to spread it to others. Volunteers are needed for Ticket Sales/Collection, Photo Station, Wagon Ride Drivers and Zombie Course Monitors. Would you like to join in the fun? Please fill out our Volunteer Form and we will get you on […]



  • 07
    Oct 2014
    Film Making Opportunity

    Cape Fear Volunteer Center is trying to get students interested in a film-making opportunity.  We are planning to use the time during our weekly enrichment hour to work with a small group creating and editing a short movie to submit.  We have someone leading this group but it would be great if some  volunteers were […]



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    Oct 2014


  • 01
    Oct 2014
    Kids Making It Volunteers Needed

    Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Kids Making It. Volunteers are needed over the next three weeks or  so. 2-4 volunteers are needed to work on a new building, whenever available M-F, 10am-4pm. They will be painting, doing light demolition, electrical and mill work. If interested, contact Annie Anthony at (910) […]



  • 27
    Sep 2014

    Jazz Rendezvous 5K and 3K Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Jazz Rendezvous.  Volunteers are needed Saturday, October 18th, 2014. This is an urgent need. Volunteers will participate in monitoring and assisting the runners and walkers in the 5K & 3K Walk for anyone who may get injured or be having […]



  • 26
    Sep 2014
    Wilmington Christian Network

    Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Wilmington Christian Network on Saturday, October 18,2014 for clean up after United Night of Worship. A minimum of 10 volunteers are needed at 9pm. Interested? Contact Annie Anthony at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected]



  • 13
    Sep 2014
    2015 Azalea Big Buddy 5K/10K/Fun Walk

                        Registration for the 6th annual Azalea 5K/10K/Fun Walk is now open! Register early to save money – registration before March 1st, 2015 is $30 – after March 1st, 2015, the cost of registration will go up to $35. Please see the following page for information […]



  • 13
    Sep 2014
    Cameron Art Museum Volunteers Needed

      Cameron Art Museum is having an exhibition next weekend starting Fri the 19th at noon till Sat the 20th at noon. Volunteers can do 4 hr shifts. They are inviting artists in the area to drop off their artwork so that it can be displayed for a limited time. The Museum is going to need approx […]



  • 12
    Sep 2014
    2015 Govornor’s Volunteer Service Award Nominations

    It’ll soon be that time again! If you are interested in nominating someone for the 2015 GVSA award, please fill out the following GVSA award nomination form. The form is included as both a fillable PDF and a word document. If you have Word or a similar document processing program, clicking the first link, ‘2015 […]



  • 11
    Sep 2014
    Make a Wish Eastern NC Volunteers Needed

    Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the Make a Wish Eastern NC Foundation. Volunteers are needed Sunday, October 12, 2014 and it is a urgent need. The event taking place is called Walk for Wishes and will take place October 12th, 2014 from 11am until 4pm at Wrightsville Beach Park. A minimum of […]



  • 02
    Sep 2014
    September 11th, 2001 Observance

          Below is a message from David and Jay, the co-founders of 9/11 Day. The website and links referenced provide lots of useful information and tools that can be used in talking about and explaining September 11th, 2001 and the impact that day has had on not just the United States but the […]



  • 25
    Aug 2014
    Sharing Our Bounty – Volunteers Needed

    Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Sharing Our Bounty. Volunteers are needed starting Saturday, September 13, 2014. This is an ongoing need for the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Volunteers are needed from 9:00am til noon to help pick-up donated furniture and household items and then deliver these items to […]



  • 22
    Aug 2014
    National Make a Difference Day

    On October 25, 2014, Cape Fear Volunteer Center will be holding an event for National Make A Difference Day. We will be hosting the 6th Annual Big Buddy Fishing tournament for children of Big Buddy and the other at-risk youth programs in Southeastern NC at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. This event will have surf […]



  • 18
    Aug 2014
    Be a Big Buddy

    For a list of Event ideas for you and your little buddy or future little buddy please check out our Little Buddy Big Buddy blog.    



  • 15
    Aug 2014
    Help with Animals at Poplar Grove

    VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE The Animal Sanctuary at Poplar Grove Plantation is looking for interested parties to help out with the care of the variety of animals on its grounds. Help would include giving fresh water, food and/or hay to horses, sheep, goats, cats, a donkey, pigs, rabbits, a turkey and chickens. Help would also include caring for […]



  • 15
    Aug 2014
    Young Professionals Board

    Fundraising & Raising Awareness    Big Buddy is thrilled to  launch our Young Professionals Board! We are looking for professionals between the ages of 24-39 to join our team.  The Young Professionals Board will serve as development partners for Big Buddy by hosting two events per year in order to fundraise and bring awareness in their […]



  • 12
    Aug 2014
    Ronald McDonald House Play for Emily Golf Tournament

    Join Ronald McDonald and your local McDonald’s Owner-operators on Sunday, September 21 and Monday, September 22, 2014 for the 3rd Annual A Night for Emily and the 9th annual Play for Emily Memorial Golf Tournament at The Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC.  A Night for Emily is an evening of entertainment and great […]



  • 11
    Aug 2014
    Big Buddy Ready for School Year

    Big Buddy Backpacks and Paddling Adventure at Greenfield Lake. Kids are ready for school. Thanks to Reaching Hearts, Cape Fear River Cape Fear River Watch, CFVC Interns, Staff and Volunteers for creating a great day of fun for the mentors and families of Big Buddy.



  • 11
    Aug 2014
    Your Help Is Requested

    Cape Fear Volunteer Center needs your help to fund operations.



  • 06
    Aug 2014
    Are You a Big Buddy on a Budget? Check out our New Improved BB Blog!

    Great budget-friendly activities for you and your Little Buddy to Enjoy! Visit our Big Buddy on a Budget Blog! Have a local budget-friendly activity we missed? Please email [email protected] with any suggestions.



  • 04
    Jul 2014
    Big Buddy Seeks Help To Equip Youth

    What can people donate for Little Buddies to be ready for school? -Highlighters. Notebook Paper. Spiral Notebooks. #2 pencils. Ink pens. -Note cards. Tissues. Hand Sanitizer. Ziplock Baggies. Markers. -Paper Towels. Crayons. Colored Pencils. Calculator. Binders. Backpacks. Drop off items to be donated at the Big Buddy office located at 214 Walnut Street downtown. Questions? Call 392-8180 […]



  • 13
    Jun 2014
    Cape Fear Community Garden In Pender County!

    Please come look at our community garden project in Pender county last week.  People showed up from miles around to help!



  • 27
    May 2014
    HammerHeads Outing

    Check out the recent HammerHeads outing!  Food Fun and Soccer!



  • 26
    May 2014
    Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Winner for 2014

    Congratulations to Pastor Shawn Blackwelder for winning the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award  for his work at Carolina Beach Elementary School.     This award was given for Pastor Blackwelder’s efforts at the St Paul’s Methodist Church Book Drive.  Since literacy is key to personal and professional success and reading at grade level is a significant […]



  • 23
    May 2014
    Children Of Belarus

    You can help the children of Belarus.   A large group of children from Belarus are coming to Wilmington for the summer.  They will need supplies. Please click on the link above for more information and Thank You!



  • 29
    Apr 2014
    Earth Day 2014

    Earth Day 2014  Was a great success this year at Hugh Macrae Park this past Saturday April 26.  A lot of activities were there for all and the Cape Fear Volunteer Center was there.   Earth Day Photos Earth Day Drawing Contest Entries



  • 26
    Mar 2014
    Volunteers For Nourish NC

      Volunteers for Nourish NC! Cape Fear Volunteer Center needs volunteers for Nourish NC! Next school year, starting Monday, September 1, 2014 regular volunteers are needed to help pack food bags and boxes in Nourish NC’s warehouse. They would like to keep volunteers for an entire semester. A minimum of 5 volunteers are needed per day from 11am-4pm, […]


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Kids Voting Volunteer Needed

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November 4, 2014 need volunteers 7am to 7pm 3 hr shifts. 7-10, 9:30-12:30, 12:00-3:00, 2:30-5:30, 5-7:30. Halyburton and Northeast Library. Onsite elections will be at these two voting precincts. To volunteer, contact Cape Fear Volunteer Center at (910) 392-8180 or[email protected]. #capefearvolunteercenter

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Kids Making It – Volunteers for Move Day

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Kids Making It.  Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 1, 2014 to help with Moving Day, loading and unloading trucks. This is a short term commitment with 15+ volunteers for each of the two shifts. Volunteers needed Saturday, November 1. Crew 1: 9:00am at 15 South Water Street and Crew 2: 11:30am at 617 Castle Street. Volunteers will be helping load boxes on to truck and unload at new building. Times on Saturday are flexible as we will need help throughout the day. We could also use help packing on Thursday and Friday. Interested? Contact Cape Fear Volunteer Center at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected] #capefearvolunteercenter

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Volunteers Need for Downtown Art Walk

 

BADCO is needing volunteers to assist on Sunday, Novermber 2nd.  We are holding a neighborhood arts crawl for Day of the Dead and need people to be stationed outside of our participating businesses and venues to help the flow and let people know where to go. We also need people to help prep/decorate day-of festival. Any FacePainters out there?

If interested please fill out a Volunteer Registration form here and mention ARTWALK:  http://cfvc.wufoo.com/forms/q7x3q7/

Children’s Museum of Wilmington Leading to Reading Educator Needed

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Children’s Museum of Wilmington Leading to Reading Educator Needed

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the Children’s Museum of Wilmington. The job is a Leading to Reading educator.  A minimum of 3 volunteers are needed on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 – 11:30 to help our local Pre-K students learn to read and retain. This is a long-term commitment starting Tuesday, October 28th and ending Monday, April 27th, 2015. A maximum of 6 volunteers will be needed and no skills are required, but will always be with a staff member, no training required.  Interested? Contact Annie Anthony at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected] #capefearvolunteercenter

Feast Down East

Feast Down East, a non profit based at UNCW, needs help getting Volunteers for the Food Day Event which takes place October 24th however Activities for Volunteers begin prior to the event. Promotions to local businesses and restaurants have begun but we need additional help connecting with our designated restaurants. Also We have a week long food drive that will take place at Lowes Food near UNCW from 4-6pm each day with 2-4 on Friday. We also need a volunteer to deliver food to the Food Bank. Please fill out a Volunteer Registration Form and specifically mention Feast Down East to help on this event. Volunteer Form:  http://cfvc.wufoo.com/forms/q7x3q7/

Elderly Man Needs Helping Moving

This is your chance to help a single individual in your town. Elderly individual needs help moving, she would need a few people to haul trash and furniture to the dump, and a few people to help move things to her garage that they are keeping. She mentioned that there would be some things that could be donated and that any volunteers would be welcome to take those things, or at least transport them somewhere. Please contact Amber at [email protected] if this is something you are interested in.

Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach

Join us for Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach – a 2 day cycling event that raises funds to support people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

The Bike MS: Breakaway to the Beach starts on the sandy shores of beautiful Sunset Beach and takes cyclists through the quiet roads of rural NC and SC. Saturday’s route will go north to Lake Waccamaw in North Carolina. Sunday’s route will go south to North Myrtle Beach.

Be a part of this exciting event and enjoy all the festivities.

Volunteer individually or with a group, October 17, 18 or 19, 2014. Volunteer jobs include:

Rest Stops
HAM Radio operators
Registration/Rider check in
Driving support vehicles and supply trucks
Food/drink servers
Decorations
Finish line cheerers
Set up and clean up
Medics

Interested in helping out? Please fill out this form and specifically mention BIKE:MS and we will get you on your way!  http://cfvc.wufoo.com/forms/q7x3q7/

Canines for Service

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Canines for Service

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking Canines for Service. Volunteers are needed starting Wednesday, October 8, 2014 as puppy raisers. This is an urgent need with a 2 year commitment. A minimum of 3 volunteers are needed, every day, all day to help train service dogs. This is an ongoing need. Interested? Contact Annie Anthony @ (910) 392-8180 or [email protected]

Builders Wanted!!! for Cape Fear Literacy Council

Cape Fear Literacy Council is doing so fantastically they need a new storage building, that’s where you come in. We are looking for experienced, skilled workers that can build and pint the storage building. Is this opportunity right up your alley? Please fill out our Volunteer Form and be sure to mention CFLC building and we will get you on your way to making our community a better place.

Link to our Volunteer Form: http://cfvc.wufoo.com/forms/q7x3q7/

Event Details:

Job/Project Description & Volunteer Responsibilities
Building a storage shed, need skilled helpers:help with assembly of storage shed, painting of building as well
Is this a short-term volunteer commitment?
Short-term
Start Date Saturday, October 18, 2014
End Date Saturday, October 18, 2014

 

Poplar Grove Halloween Festival

Poplar Grove is in search of those that carry the Halloween Spirit and are ready to spread it to others. Volunteers are needed for Ticket Sales/Collection, Photo Station, Wagon Ride Drivers and Zombie Course Monitors. Would you like to join in the fun? Please fill out our Volunteer Form and we will get you on your way for this spooktacular event.

Please fill out Volunteer Form here and be sure to mention the Poplar Grove Halloween so we know what you are looking for: http://cfvc.wufoo.com/forms/q7x3q7/

Event Details:

Volunteers Needed for the following:

Ticket Sales
Ticket Collectors
Photo Station
Wagon Ride Drivers
Zombie Run Course Monitors (Oct 18 5:30-7:00)

Shift times are:

Friday, October 17 & 24
5:30 – 11:00

Saturday, October 18 & 25
11:30 – 6:00
5:30 – 11:00

Sunday, October 19 & 26
5:30 – 9:00

Film Making Opportunity

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is trying to get students interested in a film-making opportunity.  We are planning to use the time during our weekly enrichment hour to work with a small group creating and editing a short movie to submit.  We have someone leading this group but it would be great if some  volunteers were available to assist during our editing phase (they will have to provide proof of background check clearance). We will meet every Friday from 1:00-2:00 at Virgo in room 207-A beginning October 10th through Dec. 12th (with the exception of November 28th.)

National Make a Difference Day

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Kids Making It Volunteers Needed

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Kids Making It. Volunteers are needed over the next three weeks or  so. 2-4 volunteers are needed to work on a new building, whenever available M-F, 10am-4pm. They will be painting, doing light demolition, electrical and mill work. If interested, contact Annie Anthony at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected] #cfvc

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Jazz Rendezvous 5K and 3K

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Jazz Rendezvous.  Volunteers are needed Saturday, October 18th, 2014. This is an urgent need. Volunteers will participate in monitoring and assisting the runners and walkers in the 5K & 3K Walk for anyone who may get injured or be having health problems. It is a 2-3 hour commitment, from approximately 7:45-10:30. Volunteers need to be posted at every quarter of a mile to monitor runners and walkers. If interested, contact Annie Anthony at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected]

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Wilmington Christian Network

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Wilmington Christian Network on Saturday, October 18,2014 for clean up after United Night of Worship. A minimum of 10 volunteers are needed at 9pm. Interested? Contact Annie Anthony at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected]

2015 Azalea Big Buddy 5K/10K/Fun Walk

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Registration for the 6th annual Azalea 5K/10K/Fun Walk is now open! Register early to save money – registration before March 1st, 2015 is $30 – after March 1st, 2015, the cost of registration will go up to $35.

Please see the following page for information about the event and to register:  CFVC Events Page! Please contact the CFVC at 910.392.8180 with any questions.

If you would like, you may also mail or drop off payment to the downtown office in the form of check. Please make checks out to the Cape Fear Volunteer Center. The address is 214 Walnut Street, Wilmington, NC, 28401.

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Cameron Art Museum Volunteers Needed

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Cameron Art Museum is having an exhibition next weekend starting Fri the 19th at noon till Sat the 20th at noon. Volunteers can do 4 hr shifts. They are inviting artists in the area to drop off their artwork so that it can be displayed for a limited time. The Museum is going to need approx 20 Volunteers to help answer general questions, help people fill out paper work, photograph the art that is dropped off (for records not professional) as well as answer phones. A few volunteers will also be needed for the reception they are having that Saturday evening from 6 pm to midnight. Interested? Contact Cape Fear Volunteer Center at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected]

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2015 Govornor’s Volunteer Service Award Nominations

It’ll soon be that time again! If you are interested in nominating someone for the 2015 GVSA award, please fill out the following GVSA award nomination form. The form is included as both a fillable PDF and a word document. If you have Word or a similar document processing program, clicking the first link, ‘2015 GVSA Nomination Form Word’ will open the document in that program. If you do not have Word, you should have Adobe Reader (free) which can open the second link ‘2015 GVSA Nomination Form Fillable PDF’ and allow filling in the form to be printed. If you do not have Adobe Reader, install the latest version, version XI (11), from the Adobe Reader Download Site. All signatures must be done by hand. Please reference page 2 for directions on filling out and submitting.

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Annie Anthony, the director of the Cape Fear Volunteer Center, will be holding two informative sessions on the 2015 GVSA at the Port City Java in Barclay Commons. These will take place on 9/29/14 at 11am and 9/30/14 at 5:30pm. All parties interested in attending should send an e-mail to Annie at [email protected] to make a reservation to attend.

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Make a Wish Eastern NC Volunteers Needed

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Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the Make a Wish Eastern NC Foundation. Volunteers are needed Sunday, October 12, 2014 and it is a urgent need. The event taking place is called Walk for Wishes and will take place October 12th, 2014 from 11am until 4pm at Wrightsville Beach Park. A minimum of 6 volunteers are needed to assist with check-in, passing out information, logistic support, set-up and break-down, etc. This is a one time event. Interested in volunteering? Please fill out the following Volunteer Form.

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September 11th, 2001 Observance

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Below is a message from David and Jay, the co-founders of 9/11 Day. The website and links referenced provide lots of useful information and tools that can be used in talking about and explaining September 11th, 2001 and the impact that day has had on not just the United States but the entire world. Please see below.

Teachers and Parents,

Each year it can be hard as a parent or teacher to talk about 9/11 to younger children. That’s why we created six free lesson plans that make it easier to explain the events of 9/11 in constructive and non-threatening ways. 9/11 Day, the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement, is again offering these FREE lesson plans to help involve you and your children in paying tribute through charitable activities and good deed doing. These plans provide teacher-inspired ideas for projects and activities your children can do with your guidance.

To access and download our lesson plans for this year, visit our new website and check out our toolkits, lesson plans, and videos, along with links to other youth education resources provided by the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and other great partners.

Look for regular updates as we get closer to 9/11!  If you haven’t already, follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get the latest info fast. Email us at [email protected] if you have questions.

Best wishes,

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David and Jay
Co-founders, 9/11 Day

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Sharing Our Bounty – Volunteers Needed

Cape Fear Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers for the agency Sharing Our Bounty. Volunteers are needed starting Saturday, September 13, 2014. This is an ongoing need for the second and fourth Saturdays of each month. Volunteers are needed from 9:00am til noon to help pick-up donated furniture and household items and then deliver these items to families in need who have been referred to us by area social workers. This can be a long or short term commitment, depending on the volunteer’s desires and availability. We welcome any number of volunteers. Information will be provided the morning of and new volunteers will be matched with experienced volunteers. Team typically consist of 6-8 people and each team will do 4-6 deliveries and pick-ups. Deliveries and pick-ups may require moderate-heavy lifting and stairs.

If interested in this volunteer opportunity, please fill out our Volunteer Form and you will be contacted by a member of our staff as soon as possible.

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National Make a Difference Day

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On October 25, 2014, Cape Fear Volunteer Center will be holding an event for National Make A Difference Day. We will be hosting the 6th Annual Big Buddy Fishing tournament for children of Big Buddy and the other at-risk youth programs in Southeastern NC at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area. This event will have surf and fishing lessons, outdoor activities and games, indoor crafts, sandcastle building, and more.

There is a great need for volunteers who would be able to come to this event at 8:30 AM-1PM to assist with the beach sweep, help with event check in, set up and clean up, and ultimately make sure that the children are safe and supervised throughout the event.

If interested in this volunteer opportunity, please fill out our Volunteer Form and you will be contacted by a member of our staff as soon as possible.

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Be a Big Buddy

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For a list of Event ideas for you and your little buddy or future little buddy please check out our Little Buddy Big Buddy blog.  

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Help with Animals at Poplar Grove

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The Animal Sanctuary at Poplar Grove Plantation is looking for interested parties to help out with the care of the variety of animals on its grounds. Help would include giving fresh water, food and/or hay to horses, sheep, goats, cats, a donkey, pigs, rabbits, a turkey and chickens. Help would also include caring for and/or cleaning the animals as well as their living areas and in the stalls, cages and pasture when necessary. Poplar Grove is a rescue site for abused/neglected farm animals. Rescued horses will need lots of TLC and kind interaction. They need to be groomed and in many cases walked/exercised daily.

If interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Young Professionals Board


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Big Buddy is thrilled to  launch our Young Professionals Board! We are looking for professionals between the ages of 24-39 to join our team. 
The Young Professionals Board will serve as development partners for Big Buddy by hosting two events per year in order to fundraise and bring awareness in their professional communities and beyond. 

Commitment would include quarterly meetings, participation and attendance at the two annual events. 

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Ronald McDonald House Play for Emily Golf Tournament

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Join Ronald McDonald and your local McDonald’s Owner-operators on Sunday, September 21 and Monday, September 22, 2014 for the 3rd Annual A Night for Emily and the 9th annual Play for Emily Memorial Golf Tournament at The Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, NC.  A Night for Emily is an evening of entertainment and great food featuring live and silent auctions while Play for Emily is a great day of friendly competition on the exclusive Jack Nicklaus Course at The Country Club of Landfall.

Volunteers are needed to work certain areas such as the snack stops, registration booth, ice patrol, etc. during the Play for Emily Golf Tournament on Monday, September 22nd.

If interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer form and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Big Buddy Ready for School Year

Big Buddy Backpacks and Paddling Adventure at Greenfield Lake. Kids are ready for school. Thanks to Reaching Hearts, Cape Fear River Cape Fear River Watch, CFVC Interns, Staff and Volunteers for creating a great day of fun for the mentors and families of Big Buddy.

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Your Help Is Requested

8/10/14
Dear Contributor,

I am writing to ask you to consider a donation of time, resources, or money to the Cape Fear Volunteer Center’s Big Buddy Program. This program and its volunteers annually make a significant contribution to the youth of our community by improving themselves personally, in their homes, in school and their future in our community. Many of these children were “at risk”. After our mentoring program, most leave our volunteers to become positive community members and the new citizens of the Cape Fear region.

Currently, there are more than 200 youth participants in the Big Buddy Program from New Hanover, Brunswick and Pender County. If you decide to become a contributor to our the Big Buddy Program you will be recognized on our social media sites, in our e newsletter, you will receive recognition at the more than twenty events we hold each year, and in the many releases we provide to the media.

The Cape Fear Volunteer Center works to recruit and train the volunteers who have served as mentors, motivators, role models and guides for 45 years and have helped over 2,300 children. To continue this history of success your support is vitally important. We need funding to support programming for Big and Little Buddies, to provide resources that our Case Managers can distribute as needed and provide professional services.

You can be among the many who consider a gift or ongoing contribution to the Cape Fear Volunteer Center on behalf of the Big Buddy program. If you have services or supplies we can use please consider contributing them as well

Finally, we would appreciate your support in recruiting Big Buddy volunteers from among your staff, and would gladly provide a presentation to your staff or organization. Also, if you know of any children who can benefit from our program, let us know. Additional information and forms to apply to become either a Big Buddy or Little Buddy are available on our website, www.capefearvolunteercenter.org

For additional information about the Big Buddy program, or to provide further details, please call me.

Thank you,

Annie Anthony
Cape Fear Volunteer Center
Director
910-392-8180
[email protected]

3600 South College Rd Suite E PMB 106 Wilmington, NC 28412 www.capefearvolunteercenter.org

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Are You a Big Buddy on a Budget? Check out our New Improved BB Blog!

Great budget-friendly activities for you and your Little Buddy to Enjoy! Visit our Big Buddy on a Budget Blog! Have a local budget-friendly activity we missed? Please email [email protected] with any suggestions.

kid paintingchildrens-museum

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Big Buddy Seeks Help To Equip Youth

What can people donate for Little Buddies to be ready for school?

-Highlighters. Notebook Paper. Spiral Notebooks. #2 pencils. Ink pens.
-Note cards. Tissues. Hand Sanitizer. Ziplock Baggies. Markers.
-Paper Towels. Crayons. Colored Pencils. Calculator. Binders. Backpacks.

Drop off items to be donated at the Big Buddy office located at 214 Walnut Street downtown.

Questions? Call 392-8180

Thank You!! :)

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Cape Fear Community Garden In Pender County!

Please come look at our community garden project in Pender county last week.  People showed up from miles around to help!CFVC2014

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HammerHeads Outing

Check out the recent HammerHeads outing!  Food Fun and Soccer!

HammerHeads Shark!

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Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Winner for 2014

Congratulations to Pastor Shawn Blackwelder for winning the 2014 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award  for his work at Carolina Beach Elementary School.  

Award   This award was given for Pastor Blackwelder’s efforts at the St Paul’s Methodist Church Book Drive.  Since literacy is key to personal and professional success and reading at grade level is a significant indicator of doing well and staying in school, the program supports the literacy education efforts at Carolina Beach Elementary School.  To date more than 100 books have been donated.  Additionally, $800 has been raised to purchase reading material for the students.  

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Children Of Belarus

You can help the children of Belarus.  

A large group of children from Belarus are coming to Wilmington for the summer.  They will need supplies.

Please click on the link above for more information and Thank You!

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Earth Day 2014

Earth Day 2014  Was a great success this year at Hugh Macrae Park this past Saturday April 26.  A lot of activities were there for all and the Cape Fear Volunteer Center was there.

Picnic Table

 

Earth Day Photos

Earth Day Drawing Contest Entries

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Volunteers For Nourish NC

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  Volunteers for Nourish NC! Cape Fear Volunteer Center needs volunteers for Nourish NC! Next school year, starting Monday, September 1, 2014 regular volunteers are needed to help pack food bags and boxes in Nourish NC’s warehouse. They would like to keep volunteers for an entire semester. A minimum of 5 volunteers are needed per day from 11am-4pm, Monday thru Thursday. This is an ongoing volunteer opportunity, packing food daily and delivering weekly.  To volunteer please contact CFVC (Cape Fear Volunteer Center) at (910) 392-8180 or [email protected].

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