Agencies That Focus On Community Issues or Special Populations

Please contact the agency directly to apply. CFCC does not place students in volunteer or service learning positions in external agencies. You may also find local volunteer opportunities posted on sites such as Cape Fear Volunteer Center and Volunteer Match.

American Red Cross – Cape Fear Chapter

The American Red Cross of the Cape Fear Area of North Carolina is proud to serve the communities of Brunswick, Carteret, Columbus, Craven, Duplin, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, New Hanover, Onslow, Pamlico, Pender, and Wayne Counties.  90% of the total work force at the Red Cross is made up of volunteers. Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that the Red Cross can do extraordinary things. Link to the first step in becoming a volunteer.

Contact: Katherine Crocker | Biomedical Volunteer Specialist
Phone/Social Media:  910-308-7175 (cell)

Wilmington Office  Phone: (910) 762-9663


Location: 1102 South 16th Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Amigos Internacional–Centro Latino

Organization dedicated to helping Latino and Hispanic individuals “become an integral and valuable part of the community by promoting cross-cultural understanding, assisting families and individuals to meet their basic needs, empowering, advocating for and educating those most in need.”

Contact: Lucy Vasquez, Executive Director
Phone: 910.264.4915

4804 Wrightsville Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28403

The Blue Ribbon Commission Youth Enrichment Zone

The Youth Enrichment Zone is designed to make community resources available to reduce youth violence, increase education rates and make a brighter future for children, families, and individuals living within a specific zone in North Wilmington.
Contact: See website (above)
Phone: See website (above)
Location: Sites located throughout Northside Wilmington

Cape Fear Guardian Ad Litem

Program that ” offers enrichment opportunities to approximately 500 abused, neglected and dependent children who find themselves in the foster care system in New Hanover and Pender Counties, and supports the 150 Guardians ad Litem (GAL) who advocate in court for these children.”

Contact: Beverly Dixon
Phone: 910.251.2733 ext. 241 or 148.
Location: 320 Chestnut St. Suite 405, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross

Local affiliate of the America Red Cross, “a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement that provides relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.”


Dolores Countryman




102 S 16th St., Wilmington NC 28401

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity is a “Christian-based housing ministry serving the Cape Fear area that assists families in the Cape Fear area who are working toward the purchase of a Habitat home.”

Contacts: Juliet Hale, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 910.762.4744
Location: 20 N. 4th St., Suite 200, Wilmington, NC 28401

Cape Fear Literacy Council

Local literacy center that offers “individualized literacy services for adults in the Cape Fear area so they are able to meet their goals and develop their potential.”

Contact: Yasmin Tomkinson, Literacy Coordinator
Phone: 910.251.0911
Location: 1012 South 17th St., Wilmington, NC 28401

A Safe Place(formerly “Centre of Redemption”)

Non-public, faith-based restorative program offering a “safe house” and boarding school atmosphere for victims of human trafficking who are pregnant or have a child. Volunteers must complete a 4-session, 4-hour training to understand the context and needs of this sensitive subject.

Contact: MaLisa Johnson Umstead, Founder/Director
Phone: 855-723-7529
Location: Jo Ann Harrelson Center 20 N 4th St.,
Wilmington, NC 28401

Christian Women’s Job Corps of Wilmington

Organization that provides a “Christian holistic approach in which women in need are empowered and equipped for life and employment, moving from dependency to self-sufficiency; and a missions context in which women help women.”

Contact: Mary Ellen Bowman, Executive Director
Phone: 910.399.2771
Location: 610 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Coastal Enterprises of Wilmington

Organization that provides job rehabilitation services by helping “unemployed adults in reaching their vocational goals.” Grounded in the belief that “everyone can work,” Coastal Enterprises creates jobs, provides training, and gives unemployed citizens an opportunity to work.

Contact: Sylvia Amick
Phone: 910.763.3424
Location: 1214 Kidder Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

CUE Center for Missing Persons

CUE (Community United Effort) is an organization that provides free services and support for missing persons and their families. CUE also offers college internship and youth mentoring programs.

Contact: Monica Caison, Executive Director
Phone: 910.343.1131
Location: Wilmington, NC

Domestic Violence Shelter of Wilmington

Local organization that “provides shelter and direct services for victims and their children in New Hanover County. Other areas are served as needed.”

Contact: Bonnie Iler, Executive Director
Phone: 910.343.0703
Location: Wilmington, NC

First Fruit Ministries

Local organization “dedicated to feeding, sheltering, and caring for those in need. Our goal is to nurture the talents of each individual in order that they may accomplish their calling, mature in their faith, develop sustainable living habits and progress toward their fullest potential.”

Contact: LeAnna Stoker, Executive Director

Phone: 910.612.9438
Location: 2750 Vance St., Wilmington, NC 28412

Food Bank of Eastern North Carolina

Local supplier of food and resources to a variety of non-profit organizations that are dedicated to eradicating hunger in central and eastern North Carolina.

Contact: Jennifer Caslin, Wilmington Branch Development Manager
Phone: 910.251.1465, ext.2205
Location: 1314 Marstellar Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

The Full Belly Project

Non-profit organization that “designs and distributes income-generating agricultural devices to improve life in developing countries.” The Full Belly Project is rooted in the principles of “invention, design, and construction; partnership and collaborations with locally based social entrepreneurs; distribution of appropriate technologies; education; and outreach and marketing.”

Phone: 910.452.0975

Good Shepherd Ministries

Local organization that provides a “soup kitchen and homeless shelter designed to foster transition of those in crisis to independence in the community.”

Contact: Liz Carbone, Community Coordinator
Phone: 910.763.4424 x101

Location: 811 Martin Street, Wilmington, NC 28401

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store

Local thrift store specialized in home improvement and building supplies. Proceeds help run the Cape Fear Chapter of Habitat for Humanity.

Contact: Norma Rosen Zane, Manager
Phone: 910.762.4793
Location: 1208 South 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC 28401 (3 blocks south of Dawson Street)

Nourish NC

“Nourish NC began in 2008 when a small group of concerned women discovered that children in their school were going hungry on weekends. These parents decided to take action and funded a backpack program for those 20 children at Carolina Beach Elementary School. News of the success spread quickly and Nourish NC expanded to a middle school in 2009. With widespread interest in the program, Nourish NC became a 501(c)3 non-profit and now provides weekend meals for over 190 children in New Hanover County schools. Nourish NC also provides weekend food for the long holiday and summer breaks.”

Contact: Kim Karlslake, Executive Director
Phone: 910.442.7831
Location: New Hanover County

Phoenix Hometown Hires

Phoenix Hometown Hires is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers individuals to find and keep satisfying work through job readiness and life skills training.


Ally Thornton
Phone: 910.343.8469
Location: 20 N. 4th St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Salvation Army

Local affiliate of international organization that is “dedicated to meeting human needs in local and global communities without discrimination.”


Kimberly Bell

Phone: 910.443.8513
Location: 820 N. 2nd St., Wilmington, NC 28401

Step Up For Soldiers

Local organization dedicated to serving members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. Volunteers can help with a variety of projects, including web design and development, event planning, fundraising activities, and construction (i.e. building wheelchair accessible ramps for disabled veterans).

Contact: Thomas Russell, Founder & CEO

Phone: 910.297.4981
Location: Carolina Beach, NC

Weekend Meals on Wheels

Local affiliate of nationwide program that “provides hot, nourishing meals to elderly and disabled persons who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.”

Contact: Sue-Ann Rush, Program Coordinator
Phone: 910.612.0676
Location: Greater Wilmington Area

WARM: Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry

“WARM unites people of compassion to rebuild homes and restore hope. Using mostly volunteer labor, we complete urgent repairs for low income homeowners, mostly elderly and disabled.”

Contact: J.C. Skane, Executive Director
Phone: 910.399.7563

20 North 4th Street, Suite 213, Wilmington, NC 28401 (Main Office)


Contact Information

Kate Santhuff

Educational Partnerships Liaison - Service-Learning Coordinator

North: NB-151
Office: 910.362.7594

Service-Learning Center
Downtown: S-402
Open Mondays and Wednesdays
9-4 except faculty holidays