Peace is a lie, there is only passion.

The Carolina Garrison is a part of the worldwide 501st Legion volunteer costuming and fundraising organization.

We would be honored if you would join us.

Bad Guys
Doing Good

We might represent the Dark Side but charity work is at the core of what we do. Learn more about our initiatives.

Through passion, I gain strength.


Get ready to experience some serious fun while making a difference! Our garrison is all about giving back and we’re proud to say that we provide thousands of service hours each year. With over 200 active members in both North and South Carolina, we have the power to make a big impact.

Whether you’re hosting a charity event, fundraiser, or just looking for some volunteers to help out, weve got you covered. Simply send us an invite and our amazing volunteers will be there to lend a hand. Together, we can make a real difference in the lives of people just like you. So what are you waiting for? Let’s do this!

Through strength, I gain power.

Through power, I gain victory


The Garrison Command Staff of the 501st Legion is responsible for managing the operations of the organization at the garrison level. This involves overseeing the recruitment and training of new members, organizing charity events and appearances, and coordinating with other garrisons and higher-level leadership.

The Command Staff works closely with other members of the organization to ensure that the 501st Legion’s charitable efforts are successful and impactful in the communities they serve. The Garrison Command Staff plays a crucial role in advancing the organization’s mission.

Through victory, my chains are broken.


At the heart of our mission is the desire to make a positive impact in the community. We’re thrilled to be able to share our passion for all things Star Wars through our trooping. But our outreach efforts don’t stop there.

We’re committed to supporting a variety of causes and organizations, from local charities to national initiatives. Our troopers are out and about spreading joy and goodwill throughout the community, and you can read all about their latest adventures on our blog.

Video used with permission.

The Force shall set me free.

Durham Angels Among Us Event, 2023