Community Service Opportunities

Our Donation Station table in the Gathering Place has been well-loved this summer. Despite the busyness of the summer season, we have collected many needed items and helped many individuals and families in our community. Thank you!!

God calls us to love and serve our neighbors, and First Presbyterian is committed to Service. Our Help Now page offers various service opportunities for FPC members to explore.

Please choose one of the NEW service opportunities listed  below, and continue your commitment to Service.

Rise Against Hunger: Meal Packing Event Sat. Sept. 24th

 St. James Episcopal Church in downtown Wilmington is hosting the annual Rise Against Hunger ( Meal Packing
event  on Saturday, September 24, 2022.
Over the course of two shifts (9:00 and 10:30 a.m.), volunteers will prepare packages of food which Rise Against Hunger will then distribute near and far. St. James Episcopal Church will provide all of the supplies needed, but they need more hands to help make this event possible.
This volunteer opportunity is for individuals and families, young, old, and in the middle. We are asking our First Presbyterian family to register and join our neighbors to help make this event a huge success. Please note that child care is provided for very young children who may not be old enough to participate.
To learn more about the event, donate, or register, visit the St. James Website (
If you have any questions about this event or need assistance registering, please reach out to Don Brainard at or call St. James Episcopal Church at 910.763.1628


Family Promise: Immediate Needs

Please email or call Family Promise if you can provide any of the items listed here. These donations will not be dropped at the church, but will be dropped directly with Family Promise.  You can reach out via  email  or  phone  using  the  information  provided at  the  bottom  of  the Donations  Needed  list.
Family Promise is a long-time mission partner of First Presbyterian Church, and they do vital work in our community to help victims of domestic violence as well as families who are homeless and in need of emergency shelter. Thank you for your support.

Good Shepherd Center: Meal Prep and Serve Volunteers Needed!

The Good Shepherd Center offers hot meals and a plethora of other services to neighbors in need. Volunteer opportunities are available to prepare and serve meals. Click Here to log into the Member Page and reserve your spot on the sign-up sheet.

Volunteers will prepare both a fruit and green salad, bread rolls, and slice desserts. All volunteers must wear masks and gloves at all times because of COVID-19. The kitchen is large and allows for social distancing. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm, and volunteers should arrive between 3:30 and 3:45.

Sign-up and Be a Regular Volunteer at Good Shepherd!

The Good Shepherd Center is looking for folks who are interested in regularly scheduled volunteer opportunities. The center needs help within their Second Helpings and Soup Kitchen programs.

Click Here  to see registration process and to fill out the volunteer registration form. You will be contacted to attend a short orientation meeting about available positions.

Good Shepherd feeds the hungry and offers temporary shelter to the unhoused in our community. They also provide other essential resources to shelter guests so that permanent housing solutions can be found.

Help Hub at the Harrelson Center: Greet, Advise, or Organize

Help Hub at the Harrelson Center works locally to provide help with safe and affordable housing, education, employment, health care, and family support for those in need.

Would you like to get involved? Help Hub volunteers are needed to serve as greeters or advisors, or to offer administrative support. Additional phone lines and social distancing measures are in place so that you can help to better serve our neighbors.

Click Here to fill out the volunteer interest form, and you will be contacted when positions become available.

Share Cape Fear:

Please visit Share Cape Fear at to learn of other meaningful volunteer and donation opportunities in our Cape Fear region.

Please email questions or comments to Nikki McLaurin.