Make a Difference – Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the key to our success in protecting and restoring the N.C. coast. Thousands of people have helped in our projects to restore coastal habitat, have pushed for stronger environmental rules and standards and have promoted widespread stewardship of our coastal resources. As environmental pressures increase, so does the need for protection of coastal resources and thus the need for continued volunteer support.

As a volunteer for the Coastal Federation, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and contribute to the community. Working with others to help protect the coast is an incredibly rewarding experience. We invite you to join us.

Ways you can get involved

CHS-DMF-plantingWetland Restoration

Plant native vegetation and restore marshes at our wetland restoration project sites, including our living shoreline demonstration projects. Plantings are scheduled in the spring and early summer at various locations along the coast.

Oyster Restoration

Volunteers can help bag oyster shells that are used to build reefs, relay oyster bags, seed oyster reefs and monitor established reefs. Oyster Restoration events occur along the coast throughout the year.

Shoreline and oyster restoration days are dependent on the weather, tides and the completion of site preparation. We alert volunteers to coming projects and call with specific assignments three to five days in advance.

Project Maintenance

Volunteers maintain rain gardens, stormwater projects and wetlands and oyster restoration projects.

Property and Easement Stewards

Volunteers monitor and maintain federation coastal properties and easements

Volunteers also help pick-up trash, clear brush and perform general maintenance on federation trails and properties.

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Festivals & Events

Help with the federation booth and display at various festivals and events throughout the year.

Publication Delivery

Use your car to deliver quantities of the Our Coast, newsletter and other publications to coastal area visitors’ centers, libraries, restaurants and other public places.

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Volunteers help fold, stuff and label bulk mailings. These volunteers can work as often or infrequently as they like.

Equipment and Building Maintenance

Help maintain federation field equipment, including boats, trailers and restoration gear. Volunteer can also help with federation building maintenance and carpentry needs or with maintaining office gardens and landscaping.

Filing and Research

Volunteers help file documents or assist staff with data and information research on the web or in existing archived files.

Interested?

Fill out our Volunteer Form

Please fill in the following information and submit. If you have any additional questions or would like more information contact Rachael Carlyle at 252-393-8185.