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Love It Like A Local!

Part of what makes the Outer Banks special is the large number of non-profits and the fine work these organizations do to protect and preserve the area. Did you know that the Outer Banks has 100+ non-profit organizations serving our community of just 37,000 year-round residents? It’s a testament to the generosity of the locals and an expression of how much we all care for this special place. If you love the OBX too, love it like a local and get involved with an Outer Banks non-profit. It’s a great way to learn more about the culture, history and natural environment, and meet some cool people along the way. Whether your interests are sea turtles and shelter animals, or shorelines and surfing, you’re sure to find like-minded people dedicating their time and energy to the cause. You can also get closer to the beating heart of the OBX by working with locals who are lending a hand to others in need.


VolA volunteer plants sea grass on a beach on the Outer Banks, NC.untourism

By getting involved with Outer Banks non-profits, you can turn a great vacation into a life-changing experience, for you and those you help. Come on down and pitch in on a beach clean-up. Work a couple of hours at the local food bank or a non-profit historic attraction. Help out at a local event, which are often fundraisers that allow the non-profit to continue its work throughout the year. These are just a few examples of “voluntourism” and we hope to share more of these opportunities here and through the links below. Thanks!


Volunteer Opportunities