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Women's History Month: Volunteer Opportunities and Events

March is Women's History Month and it is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society.  This is also a time to celebrate and support the more than 75% of women who lead nonprofit organizations.
In honor of these amazing women we wanted to showcase volunteer opportunities and events of nonprofits organizations who are led by women or benefit women.  See the list below.
Also,  you can attend  #WomenGiveCLT which is a new event co-hosted by SHARE Charlotte, Women's Impact Fund and The Junior League of Charlotte to bring together philanthropically minded women to meet 50+ local nonprofits for a night of meeting new friends and connecting with some amazing nonprofits. All women are welcome to attend, you don't need to be affiliated with any current women's organization.
Volunteer Opportunities and Events for Women's History Month
Event: The 10th Annual Run Jen Run 5K & Festival is Saturday, March 12th.
Volunteer Opportunities:  Pre-race and Race Day volunteer opportunities are available on Friday, March 11th and Saturday, March 12th. This event is our primary fundraiser for the year and provides close to 50% of the funding that we distribute to local breast cancer patients to pay for their household bills while undergoing cancer treatment.
Contact: Susan Sears,
Volunteer Opportunity: Purchasing personal hygiene items for homeless kids, and making kits. 
Contact: Janette kinard,
Volunteer Opportunity: Reach Back Mentoring Program    
Everyone can trace a piece of who they are back to a relationship or experience they had. It may be with a sibling, parent, mentor or teacher. Our Reach Back program gives college and high school students an opportunity to be a big sister and create a lasting relationship or experience with someone.  
Contact: Ebony Scott,
Volunteer Opportunity: Supply Drive for new mothers in our Nurse-Family Partnership program. 
Needed items include: breast pumps; monthly bus passes, self-care products, gift cards to grocery stores or retailers like Target or Wal-Mart.  This helps mothers who are dealing with the effects of poverty on top of the many challenges of having a newborn.  These mothers are working with their free Registered Nurse in the NFP program to achieve their life goals, so items such as bus passes to get to appointments or their job, and self-care products to loook their best give them a chance to be on-par with their peers and advance in life.
Contact: Jennifer Peele,
Volunteer opportunity:  Become a Mija for our newest class
We are currently recruiting volunteers for our class captain role. This role is of mentorship and has a commitment of six years. During the six years a class captain will walk alongside a cohort of girls, participate in programming, mentor them, and support as they navigate middle school and high school.
Contact: Lorena Priego,
Events: Women & Wisdom (March 8), Women LEAD (March 22), In Home Social (March 29)
Strengthen the community by maximizing women's leadership in philanthropy through collective giving, education, and engagement
Contact: Patricia Massey Hoke,
Volunteer opportunities:  A variety of mentoring opportunities to help empower young girls to become first generation college students.
  • Youth Development Mentors provide meaningful connections that impact the students and influence their lives at home, college and in their communities. 
  • Strategic Programming and Board Development Intern will assist in  providing resources and instruction to empower students with the tools they need to succeed in college. 
  • Social Media Volunteer, Technical Support Volunteer , and Graphic Design Volunteer are integral to tell our story and increase awareness of resources needed to support our programming and mentoring community that directly empowers our scholars to become first generation college students.
Contact: Rose Beavers,
Volunteer opportunities: A variety of opportunities to help this  all-volunteer based rescue organization:
  • Fostering a rescued cat or dog
  • Transporting assistance for a rescued cat or dog
  • Help Organizing our rescue's storage unit
Contact: Robin Essenmacher,
Event Opportunity: Future of You Panel with New Relic: Breaking the Bias
  •  On March 15, we’ll discuss the importance of solidarity to call out gender bias, discrimination, and stereotyping. Plus, discuss what each of our panelists are doing to build inclusive workplaces, champion women in technology, and innovate for women in leadership. Click here to register
Volunteer Opportunities: 
Contact: Katie SanFilippo,


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