• Work on Wilmington

  • Work On Wilmington is planned, organized, and executed each year by Leadership Wilmington class members. Participants in the Leadership Wilmington program solicit projects from the community, fundraise to complete the work, and seek out volunteers from the community to complete the projects as part of New Hanover County’s largest single day of volunteer service each year. Planning committees the class serve on are:







  • About Work on Wilmington

  • Program Structure Program Structure

    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.

    Work on Wilmington brings people together to roll up their sleeves and tackle community projects in just four hours with remarkable results. Volunteers participate in a variety of service projects throughout the community with a common goal: Make Wilmington a better place to live.

  • Project Application Project Application

    Work On Wilmington seeks projects that will meet specific needs and provide tangible benefits to the Wilmington Community. Projects will only be accepted from area non-profits, local governmental organizations, and public 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.

    The project applications for WOW 2025 will be available June 1, 2024 through September 13. Submit an application here.

  • Sponsorship Information Sponsorship Information

    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 Laura Brogdon-Primavera at primavera@wilmingtonchamber.org or at 910-762-2611 x200 to learn more about in-kind donations.

    Make a financial contribution to Work on Wilmington 2025!

  • Volunteer Application Volunteer Application

    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 ages 12-17 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!


    The volunteer form is now open to signup for Work on Wilmington 2025!

    Have Questions? Please contact this year's class at wow@wilmingtonchamber.org.

  • Thank you to our Sponsors

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