April 3-7, 2024



Why Volunteer With The Azalea Festival?

Many people don’t know that the North Carolina Azalea Festival is a year-round organization…it takes 365 days to coordinate and execute a five-day event each April. There is a small staff, but truly the Festival is organized by a corp of dedicated volunteers who LOVE where they live. We’d love for you to join us!

North Carolina Azalea Festival volunteers help organize an event that greatly benefits the community of Wilmington…and we’re always looking for like-minded individuals (and even families!) who want to get involved with a city they love – the most valuable skills you can bring to any volunteer effort are compassion, an open mind, a willingness to do whatever is needed, and a positive attitude.

You will have a richer and more enjoyable volunteering experience if you first take some time to identify your goals and interests. Think about why you want to volunteer. What would you enjoy doing? The opportunities that match both your goals and your interests are most likely to be fun and fulfilling. Ask yourself if there is something specific you want to do.

For example, do I want…
…to make it better around where I live
…to meet people who are different from me
…to try something new
…to do something with my spare time
…to see a different way of life and new places
…to have a go at the type of work I might want to do as a full-time job
…to do more with my interests and hobbies
…to do something I’m good at

Doing volunteer work you find meaningful and interesting can be a relaxing, energizing escape from your day-to-day routine of work, school, or family commitments. Volunteering also provides you with renewed creativity, motivation, and vision that can carry over into your personal and professional life.

Source: Jeanne Segal, Ph.D. and Lawrence Robinson

Volunteer opportunities with the Azalea Festival may be available for a single day or involve a year-round commitment. The level of involvement you choose depends on your interests and availability. We will work to get you involved in a way that you find both meaningful and enjoyable!

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