SHAREable: 9 Unique Ways for Teens to Give Their Time
Let’s face it- service hours can sometimes feel like that thing you “have to do” with your free time, instead of that thing you are looking forward to doing in your spare time. But, what if you used your service hours as a time to explore your own interests and strengthen your skill set while doing GOOD? Sounds like a win-win to us.
Check out these local nonprofits below that offer unique and creative ways for teens to fulfill service hours! Like what you see? Please SHARE these opportunities with others!
Don’t see an opportunity that is perfect for you? Fear not- there are hundreds more to choose from at dogoodweekclt.org.
DO GOOD Week would not be possible without the generosity of our official partners! While the YMCA of Greater Charlotte is a 501c3 themselves, they are one organization that knows the importance of the nonprofit community coming together to support each other in their efforts to make Charlotte stronger.
Hear about it in their own words with this quick Q&A with the YMCA:
DO GOOD Week would not be possible without the generosity of our official partners! Thompson Child and Family Focus is the longest standing nonprofit in Charlotte and while they themselves are a 501c3, the Thompson staff are encouraged and supported in their efforts to contribute to causes outside of Thompson’s own mission- they are even given Volunteer Time Off (VTO). Now THAT is an organization that knows a rising tide lifts all boats.
Read more about Thompson Child and Family Focus in their own words with this quick Q&A!
Why is volunteerism important to nonprofit organizations and why does it matter that Charlotte celebrates National Volunteer Week?
DO GOOD Week would not be possible without the generosity of our partners! Duke Energy is not only powering DO GOOD Week as our presenting partner, but they also do a whole of GOOD for the Charlotte community that you may not even know about! Read below to hear about it in their own words with a quick Q&A
A few GOOD questions with Duke Energy's Sarah Degnan and Dominique Johnson:
Why did Duke Energy decide to sponsor DO GOOD Week this year?
National Volunteer Week. DO GOOD Week. United Way Volunteer Week.
It doesn’t matter what you call it, it matters that you get involved.
DO GOOD Week, powered by Duke Energy, and United Way Volunteer Week, presented to the community Wells Fargo, are both shining a spotlight on local volunteer needs in CLT during National Volunteer Week. April 5-13th both of our organizations will be celebrating service and rallying the Charlotte community to take action through the contribution of time and talent.
Both DO GOOD Week and United Way Volunteer Week offer multiple opportunities for community members of all ages to get involved with local nonprofits- check out the dates below to see all of the ways you can plug in and donate your time.
2019 is Charlotte's 250th anniversary (CLT250) and an opportunity for Charlotte to recognize our past, understand our present and imagine our future, together. For SHARE Charlotte, imaging our future means supporting our local nonprofits, who play a significant role in strengthening our city. So we invited our nonprofit partners to tell us how our community - local businesses, corporations, foundations, groups and individuals, can support their vision for CLT250.
Here’s another fact- Brixx Pizza does a whole lot of GOOD for the Charlotte community.
Have you ever noticed the feeling you get walking into a Brixx Pizza location? No, not hunger. The other one, the feeling that you are welcome.
That is not an accident- Brixx Pizza strives for each of their five Charlotte locations to be neighborhood restaurants that welcome everyone and that are involved in the community that surrounds them.
"We're locals who love to support local, and staying involved with our community helps our neighborhoods thrive,” said Managing Partner, Jeff Van Dyke. “Engaging with and giving back to our community has been our favorite way to thank our Charlotte neighbors for supporting us for more than 20 years.”
If you do not know Ohavia Phillips, frankly, you are missing out.
Ohavia is a local media personality, and not only is she great at was she does, but she uses her talent for GOOD.
Ohavia is a perfect example of someone who knows that giving back is personal and looks different for everyone. While some people prefer hands-on volunteer opportunities such as helping to build houses and assemble sandwiches, others, such as Ohavia, choose to give back by using their personal skill set. The beauty of it? Both hands-on and skill based volunteer opportunities support our nonprofit community in a different, but equally important, way.
The problem: Every day, hundreds of single women are forced into living on the streets. The reason is not the same for all- some are escaping domestic violence or human trafficking, while others are experiencing job loss and are feeling the effects of the affordable housing crisis in Charlotte.
The solution: A safe place for women to go to get back on their feet after a set back.
We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!