Opportunity Details

Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

New Volunteer Orientation

Completing the orientation process allows volunteers to choose from dozens of direct service projects each month led by a trained volunteer leader. These projects, posted on the Monthly Calendar, take place weeknights and weekends. Most of our current openings are for weeknight tutors. We have a limited number of projects for parents volunteering with their children under age 14. 

Many projects take place near Center City, North, West or East Charlotte.
Although we do not require a weekly commitment we ask all volunteers to participate at least once a month. 

The trainings take place at our office in Uptown Charlotte. We typically host one Saturday morning and 2 to 3 weeknight sessions per month.

Our annual event Hands On Charlotte Day on Saturday, April 13 is open to all volunteers and does not require attending this orientation. 

Before you sign up:

First check out the monthly calendar to make sure you can attend a project in the next month. Second, read the Volunteer Guidelines. 

1. Families/Volunteering with your children:
If you would like to volunteer with your children (ages 6 to 17) include the name and ages of your children when you sign up below. We only have room for adults to attend these sessions, children should not attend. Only one parent per family is required to attend the orientation. The parent that plans to sign up and attend most of the projects should attend. Please bring the completed Youth Waiver form with you to this session. Family teams and youth accounts are created after you attend the orientation. Please read the Family guidelines before signing up. 

2. There is a one-time engagement fee allows volunteers to sign up for projects posted on the website and they receive a HOC t-shirt. The fee is $20 per adult and $10 per youth member. We recommend paying before the session through using the link below. You can also bring cash or check to the orientation session. Please follow these directions carefully to pay on-line:

1. Choose Hands On Charlotte under the "Select a Campaign" list. 
2. Choose "Engagement Fee" on the right side of the page instead of Recurring payment or donation.
3. Select the appropriate number of adults and children. 

Here is the link: https://uwcentralcarolinas.org/give-campaign/


Thanks, we look forward to meeting you and working together to improve our community!

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Ph.: 704 372-7170