The Outer Banks is known for its amazing beaches and popularity as a vacation spot for thousands, but the local community is one of the hidden gems of the sandbar. The tight-knit community contributes time and resources to keeping families and children living happy, healthy and productive lives. Community programs are often a needed item for those considering Outer Banks real estate. Here are some of the great community programs and groups your family can be a member of and participate in!
Dare County Children & Youth Partnership
This great group provides program and services desperately needed for residents of Dare County including assistance with childcare and educational programs. The group continually interacts with the community and provides events and fundraisers that boost funds to provide more man power to each program initiative within the partnership.
Outer Banks Hotline
Outer Banks Hotline provides crisis intervention, temporary shelter and prevention education to Outer Banks residents in need. The organization has created a real hotline for any person to call when they feel they are in need of assistance. The crisis hotline and the programs available are supported through various thrifts store located throughout the Outer Banks as well as events like the OBX Festival of Trees.
Offering a wide variety of ecological experiences, day camps, school programs and outdoor adventures, Jennette’s Pier is the perfect place for you family to visit and participate in programs. The pier is managed and maintained by full time staff, but also has volunteer opportunities for specific program needs such as ethical anglers, special activities and discovery cart volunteers.
The North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island
Jennette’s Pier is a part of the North Carolina Aquarium network. If you are looking for even more opportunities to volunteer and assist with wildlife and the ecology of the Outer Banks, the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island offers the perfect opportunity! There are weekly activities that your family can participate in as well as after-hours events for donors.
The Outer Banks Community Foundation
The Outer Banks Community Foundation is a public charity that assists in helping multiple charity foundations find community members in need of assistance and provide the area with opportunities to strengthen community ties. Providing grants, scholarships and family assistance throughout Dare County, the charity has been able to help hundreds of community members gain more opportunities and education since 1982.
No matter what your family’s passion is, the Outer Banks offers the perfect place for your family to settle and be a productive member of the community!