Historic Preservation and Community Development

Poplar Grove Plantation Topsail Island Volunteer Opportunities
10200 U.S. Hwy. 17
Wilmington, NC 28411
(910) 686-9518

Poplar Grove Plantation is one of the oldest surviving peanut plantations in North Carolina, having been in the Foy family for six generations, from 1795 to 1971. It opened to the public as a museum in 1980. The present Manor House is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and sustained through the...more about Poplar Grove Plantation

Joann Carter Harrelson Center
20 N. Fourth St., Suite 200
Wilmington, NC 28401
(910) 762-4744

Founded in 1987, Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity serves New Hanover and Pender Counties by building affordable homes for qualified families to purchase. To date, more than 140 homes have been built, making home ownership a reality for many families who might not have been able to own a home otherwise....more about Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity

Animal Welfare

Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center Topsail Island Volunteer Opportunities
302 Tortuga Dr.
Surf City, NC 28445
(910) 329-0222

This sea turtle rescue and rehabilitation center does a tremendous job caring for sick and injured sea turtles. The center has cared for and released hundreds of turtles back into the sea. The all-volunteer staff is responsible for the feeding and daily care of the resident patients. Volunteers also monitor the...more about Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Rescue and Rehabilitation Center

Topsail Island, NC

Operation Topcat has helped spay and neuter more than a thousand stray and feral cats in the Topsail area since 1995. Topcat has placed hundreds of tame cats into loving homes while the feral cats are returned to their colony that is maintained by the caretaker. Operation Topcat, a nonprofit organization, is always...more about Operation Topcat

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