When most people think about volunteering, they think about how it helps improve lives in the community. However, two new research studies underscore the critical role volunteering plays in improving lives…of the volunteers themselves. A recent study from the University … Continue reading
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.Ready to Join Us?
In the world of online webinars and how-to videos, there are many ways to learn new skills and perfect existing ones. The real trick is applying each skill in outlets that show value to future employers. Skills-based volunteering allows an … Continue reading
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
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