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Teen Volunteer Ideas

Need to fulfill service hours for school?

If you are a teen looking for ways to volunteer with local nonprofits, here is a list of popular volunteer opportunities for your service projects:

Classroom Central: Classroom Central fosters equity in education by providing teachers and students with the free resources they need to succeed.
 - Create Flashcards
 - Create Bookmarks
 - Write Notes of Encouragement for Students and Teachers

Champion House of Care: CHOC Project One strives to reduce the extreme challenges that homeless families face when providing lifelong care for loved ones with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
 - Packing self-care kits for homeless kids

Charlotte Family Housing: The mission of Charlotte Family Housing is to empower working families experiencing homelessness to achieve long-term self-sufficiency through shelter, housing, supportive services and advocacy.
 - Welcome basket collection and assembly

Foster Village Charlotte: Foster Village Charlotte creates connection with dignity for children and families experiencing foster care by meeting urgent needs, providing educational and emotional support, and advocating as a collective community voice for children.
 - Drop off a frozen meal for a family with a new foster child

Hugaroo: Our mission is to provide new stuffed animals to children who have experienced a life-threatening illness, traumatic event or are at risk.
 - Stuffed Animal Drive

Generation Nation:
Is developing the next generation of civic leaders. Through GenerationNation, students learn first-hand how their governments and communities work; understand and can discuss important civic issues and differing points of view; know how to find and use good sources of news and civic information; and, build social capital, knowledge, and experience to be civic leaders who transform their schools, neighborhoods, communities and nation for the better…now and for the future.
 - Charlotte Mecklenburg Youth Council

Pat’s Place Advocacy Center: Pat’s Place coordinates the investigation, treatment and prosecution of the most serious cases of child abuse in Mecklenburg County. We provide a physical environment where a child’s well-being is our first priority and break the cycle of abuse through training, education and community outreach.
 - Host a Snack or Toy Drive

Roof Above: Roof Above was born from the merger of Urban Ministry Center and Men’s Shelter of Charlotte; now one comprehensive homeless services provider working to end homelessness. Roof Above offers everything from street outreach and basic services, to shelter and housing. Our services and programs reach over 1,200 individuals every day across multiple campuses throughout Charlotte.
 - Emergency Shelter Lunch Bags

Looking for more volunteer opportunities? Check out the volunteer page on and find the causes that mean the most to you!



Virtual Volunteer ideas

Create Flashcards for Classroom Central