There is no better way to feel the impact of your efforts than to volunteer right where needs are being served daily. Hands On Charlotte, a program of United Way of Central Carolinas, offers flexible volunteer opportunities for companies, individuals, and families, connecting them with service projects that have meaningful impact in and around the Charlotte area.

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Hands On Charlotte's signature service events provide opportunities for hundreds of volunteers to engage in meaningful service in addition to our daily projects throughout the year. 

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Finding Reward in Getting Uncomfortable

By Hands On Charlotte. Tue, 16 May 2017

by Gray Davis, a Hands On Charlotte volunteer In 2010, I was “retired” by the Great Recession when my building industry job disappeared. It’s hard to do nothing and feel good about yourself, so I began volunteering with Second Harvest … Continue reading

Help us shape future projects!

By Hands On Charlotte. Wed, 03 May 2017

There is no better way to create change than to volunteer right where needs are being served daily. Hands On Charlotte, the volunteer arm of United Way of Central Carolinas, provides group and individual volunteer opportunities across our five-county region. … Continue reading

Turning a Crisis Into New Beginnings

By Hands On Charlotte. Fri, 28 Apr 2017

Amir Behani is a Charlotte native, successful entrepreneur, and business owner, working in residential and commercial real estate across the Charlotte area. Over the past seven years, he has been a Hands On Charlotte volunteer and project lead for The … Continue reading

Making a Difference, One Child at a Time

By Hands On Charlotte. Wed, 22 Mar 2017

At Hands On Charlotte’s volunteer project, Study Buddies – South Charlotte, kids get to practice their reading skills, they get helped with homework, and they also make connections with others so that they feel supported and empowered to succeed. Learning … Continue reading

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