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  • 22
    Aug 2014
    National Make a Difference Day

    National Make A Difference Day On October 24, 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. […]



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    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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National Make a Difference Day

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On October 24, 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, please contact Cape Fear Volunteer Center at (910)392-8180, or email [email protected]

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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 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


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 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.

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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.

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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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