United Way’s Hands On Charlotte has transitioned to a new volunteer model and no longer offers sign-ups for individual projects through a traditional calendar program. However, volunteers can still join these opportunities! Many of the projects will continue to be available as our partner agencies and volunteer leaders create the means to allow volunteers to sign up for them.


Here is a list of projects and how to get involved:



Adopt a Highway Trash Pick Up


Community Partner: Anne Springs Close Greenway


Information and Sign-Up: For ASC Greenway volunteer opportunities, visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/support/volunteer-1



Assistance League Thrift Store


Community Partner: Assistance League of Charlotte


Information and Sign-Up: Find future volunteer opportunities at https://www.assistanceleague.org/charlotte/volunteer/



Basic Literacy and Math for Adults


Community Partner: Central Piedmont Community College


Information and Sign-Up: Go to https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0848a9ac2ca5ff2-central



Circle of Friends


Community Partner: Circle of Friends


Information and Sign-Up: Interested volunteers should contact Kathy Armstrong at karmstrong@carolina.rr.com



Clothe Your Neighbor


Community Partner: Crisis Assistance Ministry


Information and Sign-Up: Visit the Crisis Assistance website at https://volunteer.crisisassistance.org/



For the Birds


Community Partner: Carolina Raptor Center


Information and Sign-Up: Visit http://www.carolinaraptorcenter.org/volunteer/



Helping Hands at Bright Blessings


Community Partner: Bright Blessings


Information and Sign-Up: Contact volunteer coordinator Lynn Pitts at lynn@brightblessingsusa.org



Homework Hounds at Beatties Ford Road Library


Community Partner: Beatties Ford Road Library


Information and Sign-Up: Volunteer webpage is in development. When the project returns in September, email Emily Bay (emilycbay@gmail.com) for Monday sessions, and Brandon Keel (brandonedwardkeel@gmail.com) for Wednesdays



McGill Rose Garden


Community Partner: McGill Rose Garden


Information and Sign-Up: Email volunteer leader Angie Simpson at ampsimpson11@gmail.com



Race Against Hunger


Community Partner: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina


Information and Sign-Up: Visit the Second Harvest website at https://www.secondharvestmetrolina.org/give-time



The Relatives


Community Partner: The Relatives


Information and Sign-Up: A Sign-Up Genius page is in the works. In the meantime, email volunteers.mgmt@gmail.com



Saturday Creek Clean Ups


Community Partner: Charlotte Storm Water Services


Information and Sign-Up: For project info, visit https://charlottenc.gov/StormWater/Volunteer/Pages/VolunteerEvents.aspx



Seniors Projects (BINGO and Pet Visits)


Community Partners: Various assisted living facilities


Information and Sign-Up: All available projects will be posted on the webpage at https://www.meetup.com/Senior-Sidekicks/



Special Rollers


Community Partner: Special Rollers


Information and Sign-Up: Volunteer leaders have set up a registration page at https://www.meetup.com/Special-Rollers-Volunteers-Group/



Spruce Up Hospitality House


Community Partner: Hospitality House


Information and Sign-Up: Email volunteer coordinator Sophia Zon at szon@hhocharlotte.org



Study Buddies – South Charlotte


Community Partner: Learning Help Centers of Charlotte


Information and Sign-Up: Visit the LHCC website at https://www.lhcclt.org/get-involved/



Thursday Night Fun


Community Partner: Florence Crittenton Services


Information and Sign-Up: The agency has set up a Sign-Up Genius page at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050E44AAAF22ABFD0-thursday



Urban Farming at Garinger


Community Partner: Friendship Gardens


Information and Sign-Up: Visit the Urban Farm sign-up page at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a054faba92dabf85-legacy