A Letter to the Community

United Way of Central Carolinas is continuing to align all our programs to focus on two core objectives: leading community impact work to address the lack of economic mobility in our region, and generating revenue to support the impact initiatives.

These strategic changes include focusing our volunteer program on pairing individual volunteers who have skills and experience in specific fields like process management, IT, human resources, etc. with one of our United Way partner agencies for meaningful, long-term service engagements. Moving forward, we will focus on skills-based volunteerism, as well as corporate volunteerism and signature community events like MLK Call to Service and Hands On Charlotte Day. This approach will allow us to have the greatest impact in the community.

The flexible volunteer calendar program will be discontinued as of June 30, 2019 as the transition to our new volunteering model takes place over the next two months.

If you would like to continue to volunteer for individual projects, we encourage you to visit our partner, Share Charlotte, for a list of opportunities offered throughout the city.


Laura Clark

President & CEO, United Way of Central Carolinas


Additional Resources

Volunteer Opportunities around the Charlotte Region

The Hands On Charlotte calendar program may be sun-setting, but many of our partner agencies and volunteer leaders are continuing these projects by creating ways for volunteers to sign up and stay involved!

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Aligning Our Volunteerism Model for Greater Impact

In this letter to the community, Bob Young, United Way’s director of volunteer strategy and planning, shares more about Hands On Charlotte’s transition to a new model of volunteer programming.

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Volunteer in our United Neighborhoods community

Our friends at Renaissance West Community Initiative need volunteers on Saturday, July 13 for the annual Resource Fair + Block Party, a family friendly event in Charlotte’s Renaissance neighborhood.

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Need Your Volunteer History?

For volunteers who wish to access their project history or volunteer hours with Hands On Charlotte, online accounts will be available until July 31. Simply log in using the button at the top of the page with your username and password and print out your records.