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Become a Volunteer

United Way's Hands On Charlotte provides group and individual volunteer opportunities across our five-county region. We make it easy - just tell us whether you are volunteering with a group or on your own, your availability, and your skills or interests, and we’ll find the perfect opportunity for you!

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Family-Friendly Events


April 21, 2018

Wrap up National Volunteer Week by participating in this annual community-wide day of service, presented by TIAA.


August 25, 2018

Annual community-wide service project that serves as the official kickoff for the 2018 campaign!

Featured Volunteer Projects

Circle of Friends SouthPark | Volunteer Opportunity

October 3, 2017

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,…

Game Night at Regency Retirement Home | Volunteer Opportunity

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…

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…

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…

Literacy & Math Tutoring for Adults | Weekly Volunteer Opportunity

September 20, 2017

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…

Study Buddies | Weekly Volunteer Opportunity

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…