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Volunteering is one of the best ways to get involved with our organization. We invite you to take advantage of the many volunteer opportunities available!
Volunteers are needed in the following areas:

Office Help/Bulk Mailings

Volunteers assist with bulk mailings, data entry and help distribute posters and other PR materials to area businesses.

Public Relations, Newsletter &Social Media 

Volunteers help with invitations & flyers, create PR campaigns and email blasts.  Research & write articles for the newsletter, serve as editor. Create/develop Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest material

Home Tour Captains & Docents

Be a house captain on the spring HWF Home Tour, which is an event of the Azalea Festival held in April. Captains coordinate with home owners and manage volunteers.  Or volunteer as a house docent: Greet, direct visitors, tell them about the history of the house, and/or check tickets at one of the houses during the tour.

5K Run

5 K ‘Race for Preservation’ takes place in the fall.  We need many volunteers to help us out on the day of the race.

Special Events

HWF’s major fundraiser takes place in the fall.  Volunteers are needed to serve on the committee and assist with set up, decorations, clean up, and are a precious commodity during this busy time of year!  There are occasionally other special events that we need help with too.


Volunteers take pictures for HWF presentations, publications and archives. It is helpful if volunteers have their own camera (Digital preferred).

HWF Standing Committees

Membership, Urban Properties & Preservation Action, Plaque and Education.

Guided Architectural Walking Tours

Volunteer tour guides go through a complete, comprehensive training program which prepares them to lead architectural tours in historic Wilmington. The guided tour season runs from April through mid-October. Also tours for groups are offered by arrangement.  Training sessions begin in January.

Tar Heels Go Walking Guides

A partnership with New Hanover County Schools since 2009, Historic Wilmington Foundation guides have delivered over 300 tours to more than 14,000 third graders, their teachers and parent volunteers. The tour educates students about historic preservation, public art, and Wilmington history and development. Tar Heels Go Walking received a Gertrude S. Carraway Award of Merit for outstanding achievement from Preservation North Carolina in 2010. The Tar Heels Go Walking runs from September through early December. Guide training takes place in August.

Legacy Architectural Salvage

Volunteers are needed to staff the Legacy Architectural Salvage operation on Saturdays from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. Occasionally volunteers with a truck are needed to pick up donations of items and deliver to the salvage. (Salvage volunteers can email salvage@historicwilmington.org to sign up.)


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