VOAD: Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster

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Brunswick County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

Questions about who to contact for help, how to volunteer or how to donate items? Contact Emergency Services Volunteer and Nonprofit Coordinator Leslie Stanley for direction to the appropriate VOAD agency or county department based on your needs.

Brunswick County VOAD Officers

President – Melissa Bell 

Vice President – Chris Teeter

Treasurer – Lee Dixon

Secretary – Vacant

At-Large – Andy Jones

Inquiries pertaining to the Brunswick County VOAD can be emailed to Melissa Bell, President, at wingedone3@aol.com 

Interested in Volunteering?

Thank you for your interest in assisting Brunswick County.  Please reach out to any agency/agencies of your choice included on this page and/or the Volunteer Brunswick page of this website to learn of their volunteer opportunities.

*Brunswick County Department of Social Services does not currently have volunteer opportunities.

Partner Organizations to Assist with Unmet and Construction Needs

Unmet Needs

Residents who need help with paying bills, food insecurities or require case management may contact the following:

Brunswick Family Assistance
Brunswick Senior Resources Inc.910-754-6297
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Raleigh910-251-8130
Brunswick Housing Opportunities 910-253-0699
Brunswick County Social Services910-253-2072

Diaper Bank, Brunswick Baptist Association

The Brunswick Baptist Association hosts a diaper bank every Wednesday at 1041 Old Ocean Highway, Bolivia (unless it falls directly before or on a holiday). Individuals must be referred by the Department of Social Services, a pastor of a local church, or a medical office. All referrals must be made by email no later than the Tuesday before. Phone referrals will not be accepted.

The referral must include the individual’s name receiving the diapers, the number of children needing diapers and their sizes, and the person who is making the referral with their complete contact information. All referrals must be emailed to brunsbaptist@atmc.net.

Additionally, the recipient is required to present a photo ID. More information needed? Call The Brunswick Baptist Association 910.754.7979.


Brunswick County Habitat for Humanity910-454-0007

Request for Cleanup Assistance

Residents who need assistance to move debris or other needs following Hurricane Isaias can contact the Brunswick County VOAD for guidance and direction to organizations or services that may be able to help: 910-253-2589


Other Resources

Click the links below to visit these websites that offer disaster assistance.

Legal Aid of North Carolina
  • Toll-free helpline: 1 (866) 219-5262
  • Help for seniors (60+): 1 (877) 579-7562
  • Health insurance navigators: 1 (855) 733-3711



Non-Profit & Volunteer Organizations



Brunswick Family Assistance (BFA) is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in operation since 1981. Brunswick Family Assistance is dedicated to improving the lives of families and individuals in crisis in Brunswick County, who are willing to help themselves, by providing emergency assistance, educational and skills development programs.


At Brunswick Senior Resources, Inc. it is our mission to promote the well-being and enhance the quality of life for all senior adults of Brunswick County. We are the lead nonprofit agency providing programs and services to adults aged 60 and older. Exceptions made for the Family Caregiver Support Program, Food Pantries, Prescription Assistance Program, and Senior Health Insurance Program. We offer health & wellness programs for adults aged 50-59 for an annual fee of $99/yr.



    Wilmington Area Rebuilding Ministry (WARM) enables people to live safely in their own homes preserving their dignity and independence through urgent home repairs, hurricane recovery, and accessibility upgrades. WARM serves low-income homeowners in Brunswick, Bladen, Columbus, New Hanover, Onslow, Duplin, and Pender Counties.


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(910) 253-5383
open mon-fri:
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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