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Special Interests

The Wilson community is rich with opportunities to people who are interested in networking, creating, and exploring. What are you looking for? 

Freeman Roundhouse

Opened in 2001, The Oliver Nestus Freeman Round House Museum has served to preserve, promote and present African-American history, art and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural traditions and African-American contributions to society.


Wilson Woman's Club

The object of this club shall be to form a recognized center for social and mental culture, to stimulate, awaken and promote the educational, literary, domestic and civic betterment of the City of Wilson; to aid by its organized effort such worthy causes as may secure its sympathy and to foster a generous public spirit in the community.

Membership + potential for leadership after some time as a member

Imagination Station Science & History Museum

The Imagination Station Science & History Museum exists to serve as a major educational resource for eastern North Carolina families, school systems, educators, and students. Our mission is enriching the future by fostering connections between science, history, and community through exciting educational experiences.

Volunteer, Board of Directors through inquiry and invitation

Wilson Rotary Club

Club activities, social events, and volunteer projects offer networking opportunities that build personal and professional connections. And Rotarians can extend those networks by visiting other clubs around the globe.

Membership by Invitation

Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum

This one-of-a-kind art park in the heart of Historic Downtown Wilson, NC provides fascinating artistic, educational, and recreational opportunities at the intersection of art and science. We invite you to explore our vision and to join the effort to realize this significant creative placemaking and arts-driven economic development project.


NC Whirligig Festival

An annual community event started as a way to celebrate what was unique to Wilson, NC - the innovative and whimsical folk art whirligigs created by Vollis Simpson. At the heart of the festival is a park containing 30 of his original giant metal structures that spin in the wind.

The festival is the largest event in Wilson, 8 blocks of fun, that includes home-made arts and crafts, food vendors, non-profit agencies and sponsors. Entertainment is provided on several stages with live music, a free kids zone, a kids performance stage, strolling artists and art demonstrations.

The NC Whirligig Festival averages about 50,000 visitors attend over the 2-day festival weekend in historic downtown Wilson. The festival is run by a group of dedicated volunteers and is held each year the first full weekend in November.


Wilson Arts

Our mission is to improve the quality of life for all citizens by being a hub for artistic experiences that enrich, educate, and entertain the citizens of Wilson County and beyond.

Currently we fulfill that mission through participatory and passive programming in visual and performing arts disciplines. Throughout the year, we offer more than six professional gallery exhibits; a professional performance series, the “Boykin Series”; our youth theater education program, ACT! for Youth; educational workshops for adults and children; and camps in visual art and theater. We also offer support to large and small emerging arts organizations through our Grassroots Grant program, and to individual artists to further their career in the arts through the Regional Artist Project Grant.

Board of Directors by inquiry and invitation

Eyes on Main Street

Founded to help revitalize Historic Downtown Wilson, promotes cultural exchange through the exhibition of large-scale outdoor photographic works of prominent and emerging photographers from all parts of the world. Eyes on Main Street also hosts photography programs, workshops, and lectures for all community members and visitors.

Board of Directors

Casa Azul de Wilson

There are volunteer opportunities that vary within the year relating to culture, civic engagement, language justice, and education. The best way to keep up to date is by being aware of social media posts advertising different opportunities such as help with the Selena Quintanilla festival, Dia de los muertos, voter registration, and so forth.
If interested in volunteering send an email to

Volunteer Opportunities

Wilson Chamber of Commerce

The Chamber’s board of directors serves as the governing body for a 501c6 nonprofit
organization with the mission to “build a market where businesses prosper”. The
Chamber is the representative voice of the Wilson business community, with over 500
dues-paying members. The board of directors establishes policies consistent with the
Chamber’s mission in four operating pillars: networking, advocacy, marketing, and

Board of Directors

Committee on Patriotism

To promote pride, loyalty and patriotism within the City of Wilson.

Appointed Office

The Maggie Society

The Maggie Society Rescue, Rehabilitation, & Education is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Wilson, North Carolina dedicated to rescuing homeless, neglected and abandoned dogs.


Gig360 Young Professionals

Members have the opportunity to network with other young professionals in the community

After some time as a member, there are opportunities to serve on the leadership team for event planning, finance, fundraising and more!

Membership + Leadership team

Junior Women's Club of Wilson

Members of the Junior Women's Club of Wilson have the opportunity to serve on committees such as event planning, finance, fundraising, etc.

After some time as a member, there may be an opportunity to serve on the leadership team.

Membership + potential for leadership after some time as a member

Wedgewood Golf Course Advisory Committe

To serve individually and collectively as a liaison between the golf course players and the golf course manager; To report problems or make suggestions regarding the course to the manager and to the recreation commission; To meet with and advise the course manager and/or the director of parks and recreation about course matters upon request; To help promote the golf course with the general public.

Appointed Office

Freeman Roundhouse & African American Museum

Served to preserve, promote and present African-American history, art and culture to all citizens of Wilson and the region in order to increase the awareness, understanding, and appreciation of cultural traditions and African-American contributions to society.

Board of Directors

Adult Ballet Class

Complete this form to recruit more talented leaders and volunteers for your organization. You can use the form to update your organization's details. Managed by Cohort V of the Wilson Leadership Institute. 

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