Family Volunteer Projects

Volunteer opportunities the whole family can enjoy!

Hands On Charlotte greatly values our young volunteers! Children (ages 6 to 17) are welcome to volunteer at designated projects with a parent. Our family program (see list of projects at the bottom of the screen) includes the creation of family teams for parents and their children, and requires that parents actively volunteer with their children the entire length of the project.

We provide lots of resources for youth groups on the Volunteer Resources page. Youth groups are not eligible for our monthly calendar opportunities.

To get started, please read our Volunteer Guidelines, Family Policies and complete the six steps below. Please note there is a one-time fee.

Video: How to Register Family Volunteers 

Step 1: Register

To sign up for projects or express interest to receive contact information on opportunities, all adults (18 and over) must first be registered on this site. Youth under 18 should not register.

Step 2: Complete the Youth Waiver

Please complete a Youth Waiver Form and bring with you to orientation. All youth volunteers must be included on the form. We will only create family teams after you complete the orientation. Please do not create your own team.

Step 3. Attend an Orientation

Attend a new volunteer orientation. Only one parent per family is required to attend this session. We don't have space for children/youth to attend. If you would like a second parent to be added to your family team, please have the second parent Register (step 1) and complete a Volunteer Application, and have the first parent bring the completed form to orientation.

Step 4: Pay Volunteer Engagement Fees

Volunteers pay the engagement fee, $20 per adult and $10 per child. Everyone receives an HOC t-shirt. Adults pick up the t-shirts at the orientation session.

Volunteer Engagement Fee (one HOC t-shirt per person)
Volunteer's Name
Volunteer's Email Address


Extra HOC T-Shirts


Step 5: Background Check for Adults

We process background checks on adult family team members AFTER you complete the orientation.

Step 6: Sign Up

Once your background check has been cleared, look for family friendly volunteer opportunities using our Volunteer Opportunity Calendar. Select "Or Sign Up With A Team" to the right of the Sign Up button at the bottom of the opportunity description page.  Be sure to only sign up those individuals who will be in attendance for the project.


Reminders: all members of your team must meet the age requirement for the team to be signed up correctly. Please make sure there are enough volunteer slots available for your team. The website will not add slots to accommodate your team and may only sign up the team captain based on available space. 

If your child needs a verification form signed for school, please bring it to the project for the Volunteer Leader to sign. 

Hands On Charlotte will no longer sign up children for projects after it takes place, you must sign up using the family link. Hands On Charlotte will no longer sign forms verifying attendance for individual projects after they take place. It is your responsibility to bring needed paperwork with you. 

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If you have any questions call 704 371-7140 or email