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Are you interested in serving your community? The Town of Leland offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please complete the Volunteer Interest Form below, then review the available opportunities to get started.

Sign up for our monthly volunteer newsletter to stay up-to-date on new volunteer opportunities!

The Town of Leland hosts several fun and exciting events throughout the year in Town parks and facilities including the Leland Cultural Arts Center. Volunteers are used in many capacities including setup, parking, greeters, hands-on activities, and more.

The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department offers programs for all ages throughout the year. Volunteers may assist with regularly scheduled or special one-time workshops for youth through adults in a variety of program areas.

Help keep Leland beautiful! Volunteers are needed for scheduled cleanups of Leland’s parks and waterways. Learn more about stormwater outreach and events


Volunteer Policy


Event / Program Date & Time Event / Program Description Volunteer Role
Little Learners Ongoing Our pre-K program, Little Learners, continues each week and is a great opportunity to practice your glue stick skills and stay young at heart. Program Volunteer
Leland Green Sweeps Ongoing Help keep Leland beautiful as we visit our local waterways and future parks for litter sweeps. Environmental Stewardship Program Volunteer
Contra & Swing Dance Nights Ongoing Join us as we partner with the local Contra and Swing dance communities to host group social dances.  Event Greeter
National Night Out Tues., Oct. 3 Everyone is welcome to attend this event with food trucks, live music, games, and the opportunity to meet local law enforcement. National Night Out is an annual community building campaign that promotes partnerships between police and the communities they serve, along with neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods a safer, more caring place to live. Event Volunteer
Lend a Hand in Leland Sat., Oct. 7

Join Town of Leland staff for our first Lend a Hand in Leland! Volunteers can lend a hand to help improve a current park or clean a future park! 

If you're interested in assisting with cleanup at the future Sturgeon Creek Park, click here! To help improve Cypress Cove Park, click here!

Both of our Lend a Hand in Leland opportunities are great for families and organizations seeking to get out and give back together!

Group Volunteer Day
Bluegrass, Bowls & Baskets Fri., Oct. 20 Local bluegrass combo Masonboro Sound will be jamming on stage while local artists will be selling handmade bowls and baskets.  Our Leland Fire and Police departments will be facing off in a head-to-head chili battle where YOU get to vote on the winner by bringing canned goods/non-perishable food items!

Event Volunteer

Event Greeter

Trunk or Treat 

Trunk or Treat: Trunk Interest Form

Sat., Oct. 28

Leland's annual Halloween event is a real monster mash! Local businesses and organizations pass out candy from decorated vehicles. Volunteers will be needed for event set-up and line management.

Businesses interested in participating as Trunks can find more information or register via the link to the left. 

Event Volunteer

Community Trunks


The Town of Leland relies heavily on community-minded citizens to get involved with their local government and serve on one of the Town’s Advisory Boards. Learn more about the Town's Boards and Committees and how you can get involved

Leland Fire/Rescue will begin its Volunteer Sponsorship Program in July 2022. We will serve as the sponsoring department for individuals desiring to go through the Fire Academy at Cape Fear Community College. Learn more about the Volunteer Sponsorship Program

You can also volunteer as part of Leland Fire/Rescue's Community Risk Reduction and Education Division (C.R.R.E.D.). Learn more about C.R.R.E.D. and sign up to volunteer.

We have volunteers who assist with the Are You Okay program and other community resource programs, as well as with former police investigators working our cold cases. We also have interns to assist with the updating and management of new record-keeping systems and protocols within our department. Learn more about how you can volunteer with the Leland Police Department.

The Town of Leland supports community engagement by helping facilitate the work of local and area nonprofit organizations through the Services Coordinating Council. A list of nonprofit organizations that serve Leland is below.

If your organization serves Leland and you'd like to add it to our list, please contact Community Enrichment Director Wyatt Richardson.