On this page we list free resources for individuals and groups to contact partner agencies directly. Please note Hands On Charlotte does not manage or track hours for these opportunities.
If you are interested in having Hands On Charlotte manage a customized project (team-building, large day of service, etc.), please contact our Associate Director Bob Young to learn more about our All Hands managed packages. (Please know that there is a fee for setting up All Hands projects or programs.)
If you are looking for ideas to set up projects for youth groups, please visit generationON.
Instructions for posting opportunities are at the bottom of this screen.
Partner Agency Contacts for Groups
Crisis Assistance Ministry
500-A Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Contact: Karla Emery
704.371.3001 ext. 147
Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Rachel Eldridge
Mecklenburg County Park & Rec
Contact: Lori Saylor
near South End
Contact: Tiffany Allen
Second Harvest Food Bank
500-B Spratt Street
Charlotte, NC 28206
Contact: Nancy Hagerman
Do you want to help bring us closer to a cure for people living with ALS? Volunteer at the Charlotte Walk to Defeat ALS® on Saturday, April 1 at Symphony Park! Each year, patients, their caregivers, family, friends, and corporations come together at the Charlotte Walk to raise funds and awareness to support patient services, advocacy efforts, and cutting-edge research for more than 500 people living with ALS across NC. Perfect for individuals or groups, and we happily verify volunteer service hours. Please click here or email email@example.com at The ALS Association North Carolina Chapter to sign up today!”
Promising Pages is looking for volunteers to process the 2,000-5,000 donated books they receive each week. Operations Center near SouthEnd hours are: Mondays 10 am -1 pm, Tuesdays 11 am -2 pm, Wednesdays 5 pm - 8 pm and Thursdays 1 pm – 4 pm. The warehouse ideally accommodates 5 to 20 volunteers per shift. Be prepared to sort books into conditions and age appropriate categories. We will also be cleaning some of the books. (80-85% of our books are repurposed so we make sure they are sanitized before giving them to new kids.) For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
American Red Cross is looking for Blood Services Transportation Specialist to transport tested blood and blood products to area hospitals. The volunteer will drive a Red Cross vehicle and can choose the time they would like to volunteer in this position. They will be trained on the paperwork and the route they will be driving. Preferred commitment is 2 shifts a month for 4 hours or 1 shift a month for 8 hours. For more information please contact Tamrah Jordan at Tamrah.email@example.com.
American Red Cross is looking for Blood Donor Ambassadors to welcome and greet donors, assist with initial intake, answer questions, re-schedule appointments, and attend to donors in the Hospitality Area. Preferred commitment is 1 shift per month. For more information please contact Tamrah Jordan at Tamrah.firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Red Cross is looking for Disaster Action Team (DAT) Volunteers to serve the community to help prevent, prepare for and respond to natural disasters within the community. A DAT team member is a team of trained Red Cross volunteers that respond to the scene of a disaster to deliver Red Cross services. DAT volunteers ease the difficulties of people unexpectedly overwhelmed by disasters. You will be called to engage with clients, first responders and the public. To be a DAT member you must be 18 years of age and in good health. You must be able to be on-call for a block of time each month. For more information please contact Tamrah Jordan at Tamrah.email@example.com..
Shamrock Gardens Elementary is recruiting volunteers to lead structured games at lunch recess. Currently, Meck County is providing a representative from Parks and Rec one day a week to facilitate games. Our goal is to expand the support and have volunteers present each day of the week. There are six, 30-minute recess periods, from 10:45 - 2:10. We'll take as little or as much time as you can give, as seldom or often as you can. No physical education experience necessary, just a willingness to have fun. Please contact School Leadership Team member Jordan Abshire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-817-8272.
Special Olympics Mecklenburg County is looking for volunteers to help with their Saturday Basketball Program, ongoing through March 4, 9:00 am, Marion Diehl Rec Center, 2219 Tyvola Rd. The SOMC Basketball Program is an active and growing program in need of coaches, assistant coaches and general volunteers. Volunteers need to be a minimum 14 years of age if not accompanied by a parent/guardian. Duties include helping at a skill station, rounding up basketballs, and assisting coaches as needed. For more information, contact SOMC Director, Greg Morrill, Mecklenburg@sonc.net or 704-301-3680.
Lutheran Services Carolinas Supportive Housing is looking for Workshop Planners. Each month there are two, hour-long workshops for program participants. Past topics include credit counseling; domestic violence awareness; healthy relationships; breast cancer awareness; voter awareness; tax preparation; housekeeping; and understanding home ownership and mortgage financing. Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize and secure speakers for these events. Planning can be done throughout the week as the volunteer’s schedule allows. If Interested contact Tameka Belfield, Supportive Housing Supervisor via phone (980) 222-1372 or email TBelfield@LSCarolinas.net
Lutheran Services Carolinas Supportive Housing is looking for Event Planners. Twice a year there are large events held for program participants. Past themes include a back to school cookout, a health fair and an educational and occupational fair. Volunteers are needed to help plan, organize and secure speakers for these events. Planning can be done throughout the week as the volunteer’s schedule allows. If Interested contact Tameka Belfield, Supportive Housing Supervisor via phone (980) 222-1372 or email TBelfield@LSCarolinas.net
Lutheran Services Carolinas Supportive Housing is looking for Child Care assistants during Monthly Workshops. These workshops currently average about 75 program participants and sometimes as many as 20 children. Volunteers are needed to help provide child care (infant to 6 years old) during workshops. They take place at two sites on the 2nd and 3rd Thursday of the month from 5:45 pm to 7:15 pm. If Interested contact Tameka Belfield, Supportive Housing Supervisor via phone (980) 222-1372 or email TBelfield@LSCarolinas.net
Are you looking to be an integral part of the success of young adults in Mecklenburg county? The Relatives On Ramp program is looking for a dedicated and passionate volunteer to teach our GED Prep classes. These classes are to assist clients 16-24 years old in preparing to take the GED test. Classes are currently held Monday & Thursdays 11:30am-1:30am but times are flexible. Once the tutor and client agree that the client is prepared to take the test, On Ramp staff will assist the client in registering for the test and pay the fee for the client. If interested, please contact the Program Supervisor, Chiquita Patterson, at email@example.com or 704-501-8245.
Hospitality House of Charlotte (HHOC) is a nonprofit organization that provides a place to stay for families who are in medical crisis in Charlotte area hospitals. We are looking for a volunteer to come into the office once or twice a week for a few hours and help us enter guest survey data into our system. Volunteer needs to be computer/excel literate and have good attention to detail. Your work will help us give families a home away from home when they need it most. Contact Christine Green at: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.hhocharlotte.org
Charlotte's high-poverty students and schools need the community's help, and volunteering with Heart Math Tutoring is a fun, effective way to make a difference with only 30 minutes or 1 hour per week from late September through May. With the support of an on-site coordinator, volunteers use an easy-to-follow, proven curriculum to provide one-on-one math instruction to 1st-5th graders featuring hands-on activities and games. Please see www.hearttutoring.org for the variety of locations, days, and time slots. For more information on helping with the 2016-2017 school year, please contact Padgett Sullivan at email@example.com
Instructions for Posting
Hands On Charlotte will post volunteer opportunities for 501c3 non-profit organizations. Please limit your posting to 100 words or less and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Postings should be formatted so all text appears in one paragraph like those above. We will only add two hyperlinks per post for websites and/or email addresses. We can provide links to websites and/or email addresses. We need at least 10 days notice for an event. We typically update this page on the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month. Each agency can post up to three different volunteer opportunities. Postings are listed for 120 days, in order to renew the posting you need to follow up and tell us how many volunteers were referred through this site.