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Our organization is made up of volunteers who are passionate about protecting and celebrating the architectural and historical heritage of Burlington, NC and the surrounding area.

Give your time, talents and expertise to an incredible organization.

Preservation Burlington is an organization that brings our community together through a shared love of history and old buildings. We are volunteer powered and community supported. With your unique talents, skills and expertise we become closer to our community, to our neighbors and achieving our mission of protecting and celebrating the architectural and historical heritage of Burlington, NC and the surrounding areas.

Check out all open volunteer opportunities below and fill out the form at the bottom of the page once you've decided where you can best serve. Once you submit the volunteer form, someone from our organization will be in touch to get your volunteer journey started!


The Salvage Shop: Sales Floor Team

  • team lead: recruit volunteers, schedule workdays, prioritize volunteer needs each month

  • organize product

  • merchandise product

  • price product

  • sales staff for sale event days

  • sales staff for private appointments

  • increase sales volume by developing an online sales platform

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Historic Property Matching Grant Program Team

  • publicizes the program early each year

  • guides applicants through the process

  • evaluates applications received according to established scoring criteria and makes award recommendations to the board

  • notify awardees

  • provide reimbursement contracts to awardees + make sure signed

  • confirm each project's requirements are met

  • award reimbursement to property owner


The Salvage Shop: Operations Team

  • physical removal of salvaged materials from properties in peril or properties pending demolition

  • team lead: primary contact + coordinator

  • Salvage Shop donation pick up

  • increase connections with contractors, developers, neighboring communities & salvage groups

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Fundraising Team

  • management of annual membership fees

  • identify individual donors through cash contributions

  • identify business donors through cash contributions

  • identify corporate donors through cash contributions

  • identify grant funding opportunities

  • set yearly fundraising goals

  • set yearly fundraising deadlines

  • create tiered donor benefits program


Events + Outreach Team

  • create + implement events throughout the calendar year

  • create event schedule

  • coordinate volunteers

  • coordinate supplies

  • coordinate marketing materials

  • work with membership recruitment/retention team on member only events

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Membership Recruitment + Retention Team

  • manage the membership list by updating + maintaining active and expired members

  • follow up with expired members to renew membership

  • provide input and updates on membership counts for membership events to the fundraising + events teams

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Don't forget to scroll down and submit the volunteer form!

Get to Know Us

Through preservation, education, and involvement, Preservation Burlington seeks to protect and celebrate the architectural and historical heritage of Burlington and the surrounding area. Historic preservation and adaptive re-use contributes to stronger, safer neighborhoods, economic development, aesthetic beauty, and community pride. By fostering within the community an appreciation of our historic properties, we aim to promote interest in, and good stewardship of our local historic treasures.


Alamance County's premiere architectural salvage store.

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Join us for workshops, open houses and educational tours, and architectural salvage sale events. We can't wait for you to join our community!

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The Town of Company Shops

founded in 1859

A history rich in the railroad industry and textiles.

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Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

We promote the preservation of historic structures by supporting property owners. 


We educate the public about what historic preservation is, why it matters, and how it can enrich the entire community. 


We advocate for preservation initiatives by encouraging projects that balance the need for development and growth with the desire to retain our historic resources.

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