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September 18th - September 27th
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Volunteer Literacy Tutor Training

Changing lives by improving the reading and math skills of adult residents of Carteret County is the mission of the Carteret Literacy Council. Unlocking the student’s world by learning to read and reading to learn is achieved by volunteer tutors who dedicate four hours a week with them. Students come from all walks of life including those who wish to learn English as a Second Language (ESL) and become productive citizens. All have different goals and desired out comes and are placed with a tutor trained to meet their needs. All consumable teaching materials such as dictionaries, workbooks, citizenship books, and phonics software are provided free of charge and become the property of the student.

Learn how to share your love for reading with others by being a volunteer tutor. The Carteret Literacy Council provides the training you need to be certified as a tutor to those who need assistance to improve their skills. A few hours of your time can lead to a lifetime of fulfillment for someone else.

The next 12 hour (4 day) (must attend all classes) tutor training workshop is scheduled for:

Tuesday         September 18  from  5 pm - 8 pm

Thursday        September 20  from  5 pm - 8 pm

Tuesday           September 25  from  5 pm - 8 pm

Thursday        September 27  from  5 pm - 8 pm


Call 252-808-2020 or email to register for the class. We do ask for a  $20.00 registration fee to cover cost of materials.

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October 13th
10:30 AM-1:00 PM

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Onslow County Out of the Darkness Walk

Out of the Darkness Community Walks

The core of the Out of the Darkness Walks, the Community Walks created a movement. Held in hundreds of cities across the country, they give people the courage to open up about their own struggle or loss, and the platform to change our culture’s approach to mental health.

The Onslow County walk is the fourth annual here in Jacksonville. More info:

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October 20th
9:00 AM-12:00 PM

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3rd Annual Beirut Memorial Ride


Please join Strength & Honor Motorcycle Club in honoring the sacrifices of the 241 Marines, Sailors, and Soldiers who lost their lives on the morning of 23 October 1983 while conducting peace-keeping operations in Beirut Lebanon. We are currently looking for sponsors as well as vendors. Please contact below to set up. Follow us on Facebook for updates @SHMCNC

Registration begins @ 0900 -1100 Registration fee: $20 per bike & $10 passenger Free Memorial T-shirt for the rst 100 bikes to register

Ride starts at New River Harley Davidson @ 1130 Ride ends at the Beirut Memorial in Lejeune Memorial Gardens, then join us at VFW Post 9133 for food and ra es! Contact: Orphan @ (910) 992-7032 Q-Tip @ (972) 215-6986



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September 15th - January 1st
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Samaritan's Purse International Relief

Sign up to assist homeowners affected by Hurricane Florence.

Hurricane Florence made landfall Friday morning at Category 1 strength near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, east of Wilmington. Certain parts of the Carolinas are expected to receive up to 40 inches of rain this weekend, causing terrible flooding. Storm surge has already reached 10 feet in some areas, and a number of water rescues have taken place, notably in New Bern, North Carolina. Hundreds of thousands of people are already without power.

Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief equipment is packed and ready.  Our staff have been in contact with our partners in the projected storm impact areas.  We now want to stand ready with our volunteer team to be the hands and feet of Jesus.  Once the damage assessments are completed and deployment locations are identified, our staff will contact you to discuss scheduling your volunteer trip.  Please join us in praying for all those in the path of Hurricane Florence. 

Project Description: Volunteers will be assisting homeowners affected by the hurricane. Volunteers will assist with mud-outs, debris cleanup, roof tarping and chainsaw work. 

Maximum Team Size: Fifteen people. Both teams and individuals are welcome.

Minimum Age: Volunteers must be at least 14 years or older. Youth, ages 14-15, must be accompanied by their parent/legal guardian and youth, ages 16-17, must be accompanied by an adult chaperone unless the team is registered as a youth group. Youth groups may serve with Samaritan’s Purse and are required to complete a Youth Leader Covenant. Please read more information about our Youth Policy in the FAQ section.

Additional Information: Meals and sleeping quarters will be provided for overnight volunteers. Volunteers need to bring twin size air mattress or cot, linens/sleeping bag, pillow, towels and personal hygiene items. Tools will be provided, but volunteers may bring their own tool belts and small hand tools. Volunteers should dress in long pants and bring work gloves, safety glasses, and sturdy boots. Volunteers should bring rubber boots for working in flooded areas.