Volunteering in Charlotte? Here are three steps to make sure it's a perfect fit:
1. Find your passion. You've heard it before - but it's true. You're going to invest time into this gig, so it needs to be something you really believe in.
2. Consider the time you have available. Once you know "who" you want to help (kids, animals, etc.), decide how much time you have to give. No matter if it's a lot or a little, there's an organization out there that will be thrilled to have you on board.
Lost your Mojo? We know where to find him, along with tons of hands-on science experiments for kids, schools and families. Where's SHARE? Watch the video above and then visit our Non-Profit of The Week to find out.
It's a sunshine-filled morning in May and I'm in a conference room with some highly committed, energized volunteer managers from local non-profits. We're getting their thoughts and suggestions about some of the changes coming with SHARE 2.0.
On my left is Lynn Miller with Eagle Rock Camp, a small non-profit serving veterans. Her volunteer needs are relatively small but highly specific. To my right is Henry Justice with Blumenthal Performing Arts. They have over 500 volunteers serving in a wide range of roles.
This city is filled with people who are homeless or near homelessness. This is how their stories can be heard. Where's SHARE? Watch the video above and then visit our Non-Profit of The Week to find out.
Everyone should have access to fresh, healthy food. This organization supports 42 gardens throughout Charlotte to help make that happen. Where's SHARE? Check out the video above, then visit our Non-Profit of the Week to find out.
Funding research, raising awareness and bringing hope. This organization is working to find the missing pieces of the puzzle and change the future. Where's SHARE? Watch the video to find out, then visit our Non-Profit of the Week page for the answer (no peeking).
Sometimes the hardest part of connecting is getting started. When Chris Manley was searching for a way to honor the passing of a co-worker's family member, he wasn't sure where to begin. He decided to start with SHARE Charlotte.
"I started by looking for non-profits who work with kids. I was drawn to the idea of helping out a child in honor of another life being cut short," explained Chris. "I am a musician, and my co-worker is an artist, so I went the arts and culture direction."
After scrolling through some of the great non-profits on SHARE Charlotte, Chris came across Community School of the Arts. From there, it was as simple as clicking on the "donate" button.
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!!