Take advantage of the numerous volunteer opportunities available across Dare County!

The Dare County Regional Airport Museum is currently seeking volunteers. (Dare County)

April is National Volunteer Month, and Dare County has a wide array of opportunities for those who’d like to donate their time to assist residents and visitors of our one-of-a-kind community. Check out the featured volunteer opportunities below—and be sure to visit DareNC.gov/Volunteer to discover even more ways you can give back!

Love the Beach, Respect the Ocean Campaign Ambassadors:

Love the Beach, Respect the Ocean is an award-winning public outreach campaign designed to protect the lives of Outer Banks beachgoers by bringing awareness to an array of potentially life-threatening beach and ocean hazards—such as rip currents, severe weather, extreme heat, offshore wind, shorebreak, holes in the sand and encounters with marine wildlife, among others.

A collaborative effort that brings together a diverse group of local entities, Love the Beach, Respect the Ocean needs your help to spread the word by signing up to volunteer as an ambassador for this important and lifesaving campaign! For more detailed information, please click here or contact Dare County Emergency Management Director Drew Pearson at Drew.Pearson@DareNC.gov or 252-475-5655.

Dare County Regional Airport Museum: 

Founded in 1993, the museum within the Dare County Regional Airport on Roanoke Island contains an assortment of unique and significant photos, documents and artifacts from World War II and well beyond. The museum is 100 percent operated by volunteers, who have the opportunity to serve in various areas of interest, including curating new displays, researching airport history, organizing archives, conducting tours, and helping to organize airport events and airshows, among others. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, click here.

Dare County Special Olympics:

The Dare County Special Olympics is a volunteer-driven organization that relies on members of the Outer Banks community to help coach our local athletes, assist with fundraising efforts and coordinate events, among many other tasks. For more information or to sign up, visit www.DareNC.gov/SpecialOlympics or contact Dare County Special Olympics Coordinator Sandy Pace at SandyF@DareNC.gov or 252-475-5625.

Dare County Animal Shelter (Outer Banks SPCA):

The Outer Banks SPCA on Roanoke Island offers several volunteer opportunities for animal lovers that range from dog walking and providing cat enrichment to cleaning, assisting with transports and working at off-site events throughout the community. Volunteers must fill out an application and attend an orientation at the animal shelter. For more information about volunteering at the Outer Banks SPCA, email Volunteer@OBXSPCA.org or click here.

For more information about additional volunteer opportunities throughout Dare County, visit DareNC.gov/Volunteer.