Volunteering looks different to everyone and every organization, but if you like to get physical with your volunteering efforts, bring your talents out to do GOOD for the nonprofits in your area that need a little muscle power. There are plenty of opportunities working in gardens, helping with repairs, serving meals and more.
Featured Hands-On Opportunities
Jackson Park Ministries
Jackson Park Ministries provides support and assistance to West Charlotte’s Jackson Park community. They need handy men and women to rock out with tools on minor repairs around their campus. Singing your favorite song while completing repairs is encouraged but not required!
Habitat for Humanity Charlotte
Habitat for Humanity Charlotte relies on the generosity and dedication of its volunteers to continue building and repairing homes and serving Charlotte's low-income families. Individual and group opportunities are always available throughout the year. The minimum age to volunteer is 16, and no prior construction experience is necessary.
Fashion & Compassion
Cater Lunch for 20
Fashion & Compassion supports vulnerable and oppressed women by providing transitional employment, supportive community and connections to individualized resources that empower women who are charting a courageous path toward a self-sustaining life of purpose. Volunteers are needed to bring lunch to artisans, staff and volunteers at our Jewelry Projects which take place Wednesdays at the boutique, Thursdays at the Harvest Center, Fridays at Project 658.
Package and Prepare Meals
Friendship Trays delivers daily, in a caring and friendly manner, balanced meals to individuals in the community who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals because of age or infirmity. They need volunteers to work with the kitchen staff to package meals for delivery. Tasks include some chopping, dicing and slicing and washing and prepping fresh produce.
Wing Haven Nursery volunteers are responsible for the success of semi-annual plant sales which contribute to the Wing Haven operating budget. No experience is required; on-site instruction will be provided by our garden curator and knowledgeable volunteers. Nursery volunteers perform a variety of duties including potting/propagating, assisting customers by writing tickets for their purchases, cash register operation, tidying/organizing, merchandising and more.