• Work on Wilmington

  • Work on Wilmington strives to make Wilmington a better place to live. Work On Wilmington energizes the volunteer spirit in our community by partnering organizations and agencies to create meaningful, hands on service projects that improve quality of life and achieve tangible results.

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  • What is Work on Wilmington

    Work On Wilmington is organized each year by the current class of Leadership Wilmington.  Work on Wilmington brings people together to roll up their sleeves and tackle community problems in just four hours. The results are amazing. Projects that would normally take many times longer are completed in just half a day. Volunteers participate in a variety of service projects throughout the community with a common goal: Make Wilmington a better place to live. Work On Wilmington seeks to energize the volunteer spirit in all of us by following the successful model active in more than 50 cities across the United States. Work On Wilmington works in partnership with community organizations and agencies to create meaningful, hands-on service projects that improve the quality of life and achieve tangible results.

    Work On Wilmington was initiated by the 2006 Class of Leadership Wilmington, a civic leadership development program of the Wilmington Chamber Foundation. Leadership Wilmington's goal is to produce creative leaders for our community by educating participants about the community they live in, encouraging them to get involved, and providing the opportunity for meaningful action.

  • Thank you to our Sponsors

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  • Your sponsorship or individual donation goes directly towards completing projects for local nonprofits and community agencies. All money raised will be spent on the betterment of our community. Thank you in advance for your support, both financial and in time volunteering.

    In-kind sponsorships, including media/advertising, event space rental, project materials and supplies, and food and beverage are also needed. Additional sponsorship packages may be customized upon request. All donations are 100% tax-deductible. Please contact Jill Chidester at chidester@wilmingtonchamber.org or at 910-762-2611 x206 to learn more about in-kind donations.

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  • Work On Wilmington seeks projects that will meet specific needs and provide tangible benefits. Projects will only be accepted from area non-profits, local governmental organizations, and schools in New Hanover County. Projects must be able to be completed in four hours and show a visible impact. They also must be unlikely to happen without the help of Work On Wilmington volunteers. Projects that require large numbers of volunteers are preferred. Projects that require potentially dangerous work, such as roofing, use of scaffolding or extension ladders, heavy use of sophisticated power tools, and excavation, are not suitable.

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  • It is as simple as clicking on the volunteer form and signing up to Work on Wilmington! No specific skills are required to volunteer, and all ages are welcome. (Children must be accompanied by an adult.) All you need is a willingness to help and an interest in improving our community!


    Gather your friends, fellow employees, churchgoers, and neighbors and join us in making Wilmington a better place to live and play. Be part of the largest volunteer-led event in our city to improve the schools, parks, museums, and organizations that bring our community closer together every day. Work on Wilmington and be part of the fun!


    Apply to Volunteer

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