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Standout Volunteers Honored

April 19, 2018

“I can’t help everyone, but I can help someone,” said Kelli Fagala, local high school senior and recipient of a 2018 Medallion Award, the state’s…

4 Ways You Can Lift People Out of Poverty

February 9, 2018

Childhood malnutrition. Illiteracy. Low-wage career paths. These are just a few of the outcomes families face due to chronic unemployment or underemployment. Choosing between putting…

Honoring the Life and Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr.

January 18, 2018

“Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject…

Harvest Prep Team | Volunteer Opportunity

October 4, 2017

Hunger and homelessness is an awful reality in the Charlotte area. Among the hungry are people who are elderly, recovering from injuries or disabilities. With…

Game Night at Regency Retirement Home | Volunteer Opportunity

October 3, 2017

What is it that lifts your spirit? For some it’s exercising, a home cooked meal, or a good book. For the residents at Regency Retirement…

Circle of Friends SouthPark | Volunteer Opportunity

Do you want to be a part of an uplifting and exciting event? Circle of Friends, a Christian fellowship group for adults with intellectual disabilities,…

Study Buddies | Weekly Volunteer Opportunity

September 20, 2017

For some Charlotte kids, homework is a daunting challenge, each and every night. Many children need help but don’t have any guidance at home. In…

Literacy & Math Tutoring for Adults | Weekly Volunteer Opportunity

Imagine the pride an adult student feels when they receive their degree. To many, finishing a degree later in life than most is a testimony…

Homework Hounds | Weekly Volunteer Opportunity

September 19, 2017

Have you heard of Hands on Charlotte’s weekly volunteer opportunity, Homework Hounds? If you haven’t, you’re missing out on an extremely rewarding chance to make a…

Building Effective Leaders

July 18, 2017

Nonprofit leadership is uniquely different than that in the for-profit sector. “It’s not just your customers or your market” in the nonprofit world, said Andi…

Amir Behani, A Charlotte Native, Gives Back to His Community

May 1, 2017

Volunteer Profile   Amir Behani is a Charlotte native, successful entrepreneur, and business owner, working in residential and commercial real estate across the Charlotte area….

United Way Visits the Charlotte Podcast

February 6, 2017

What does United Way do?   Why did United Way acquire Hands On Charlotte, and what is the larger role of volunteerism in our community?…

Jacqualyn’s Story – Pet Visits, You Can See the Difference

January 4, 2017

It takes all kinds to volunteer, to take time from our schedules and give back to others and try to make the world just a…

Increasing Engagement by Making Volunteerism Easier

December 15, 2016

The core of United Way’s work is to bring communities together to create a better life for all.   Fundamental to that focus is volunteer engagement…

B-I-N-G-O

November 29, 2016

By: Alexa Catherman I am happy to say that even after over an hour of continuous play at the Regency Retirement Home in Pineville, my…

Ryan’s Story – Sometimes you wear a Superman costume with a TuTu for fun

October 19, 2016

I had a chance to sit down recently with a Volunteer Leader named Ryan Sullivan and I have to say I was impressed. The Connecticut native…

Kelsey’s Story – playing in the dirt and connecting to the city

October 4, 2016

Kelsey Willis, 28, is an employee for Compass Group. Compass Group provides services in areas such as food, hospitality and support services. There, Kelsey works…

Emily’s Story – Uplifting Children, Youth Tutoring returns Sept. 12!

September 7, 2016

Twenty-five year old Emily McGrane, an Email Marketing Specialist at Direct Digital volunteers with Hands On Charlotte because she has always been interested in helping…