Community Partners & Agencies

 

 

 

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Classroom Central
Purpose of Agency: To serve the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Charlotte area by providing a unique means to transfer donated merchandise from businesses and individuals free to teachers for use in their classrooms.
Contact: Risa G. Brandon
Web Address: www.classroomcentral.org
Phone: (704) 377-1740 ext. 421
Fax: (704) 377-0355
E-Mail: risa@classroomcentral.org
Locations: 2116 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students will assist with store stocking, teacher shopping (customer service, check-in/out, car loading), merchandising, die-cutting, warehouse donations sorting, and other projects.
Student Requirements: No background check required. An on-site orientation is given on the first day.

Carolina Raptor Center
Purpose of Agency: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors, and research.
Web Address: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org
Contact: Jim Warren
Phone: 704-875-6521 ext 112; Cell: 704-264-9810
E-Mail:jwarren@carolinaraptorcenter.org
Fax: (704) 875-8814
Location: 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
Services: Please inquire to see if accounting work is available.
Student Requirements: A volunteer application needs to be completed. It can be found on the Website. Please contact CRC to discuss your interests and course requirements.

Jacob’s Ladder Job Readiness Program...A program of Urban League-Central Carolinas
Purpose of Agency
: A brief synopsis of your agency: 10 year old non-profit free job readiness program helping low-skilled unemployed and underemployed adults find and keep living wage jobs.
Web Address
: http://www.urbanleaguecc.org/page.asp?urh=JacobsLadder
Contact
: Jane Norman
Phone
: (704) 373-2256 x211
Fax
: (704) 373-2262
E-Mail:
jane@urbanleaguecc.org
Location
: 740 West 5th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services
: Job readiness: creating resumes from scant work history, mock interviews, classroom and one-on-one interaction with participants, basic computer.
Student Requirements: Background checks are not yet instituted for volunteers but may be in the future. Interview and application required.

Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center
Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to improve the overall well-being of children, as well as adults, with a wide range of challenges through several equine-assisted therapeutic programs. The challenges they face include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, autism, brain injuries, down-syndrome, developmental delays as well as. at-risk youth, victims of violence, veterans returning from war with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and people with many other mental health challenges.
Web Address: www.horsenaroundtrc.org
Contact: Kasie Trivett
Phone: (704) 641-2146
Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
Location: 5408 Parkwood School Rd Waxhaw, NC 28173 (About 5 miles past downtown Waxhaw going towards Monroe)
Services: It is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and/or administrative skills.
Student Requirements: May be subjected to a background check and/or short orientation. Please inquire.

The Bethlehem Center of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency:
this is a brief synopsis of your mission statement.   Bethlehem Center of Charlotte provides educational opportunities to low income children and their families to improve the quality of their lives
Web Address: www.bethlehemcenter.org
Contact: Renee Bromfield
Phone: 704-371-7404
E-Mail: rbromfield@bethlehemcenter.org
Fax: 704-371-7432
Location: The main campus is located at 2705 Baltimore Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203 (we also have locations on Sharon Amity, Hawthorne, Seigle Ave, Oaklawn Dr, and West Blvd)
Services: Here is what we need students to do!
- Teacher Aides or story tellers for Pre-K classrooms (ages 3 to 5).
- Mentors or Project facilitators to Middle School/ High School students in After School Program
- Bus monitors for daily bus routes (Pre-K only)
- Office Aides
- Tutors for K-12 students
- Facilities maintenance projects
- Assistance with special events
Student Requirements: Background check and application for all volunteers working with children or in the office.

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Animals

Carolina Raptor Center
Purpose of Agency: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors, and research.
Web Address: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org
Contact: Jim Warren
Phone: 704-875-6521 ext. 112; Cell: 704-264-9810
E-Mail:jwarren@carolinaraptorcenter.org
Fax: (704) 875-8814
Location: 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
Services: Volunteers that can only commit to a certain amount of time, not ongoing time, can do various grounds/maintenance, administrative, and special projects. CRC is located on 57 acres in a nature preserve, with many cages, and something is always needed to be fixed, trimmed, weeded, hacked back, etc. Also CRC needs people who are handy with power tools and can help fix/make perches, do general cage repair, etc. Please go to the Website for more information about the regular volunteer program.
Student Requirements: A volunteer application needs to be completed. It can be found on the Website. Please contact to CRC discuss your interests and course requirements.

Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center
Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to improve the overall well-being of children, as well as adults, with a wide range of challenges through several equine-assisted therapeutic programs. The challenges they face include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, autism, brain injuries, down-syndrome, developmental delays as well as at-risk youth, victims of violence, veterans returning from war with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and people with many other mental health challenges.
Web Address: www.horsenaroundtrc.org
Contact: Kasie Trivett
Phone: (704) 641-2146
Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
Location: 5408 Parkwood School Rd, Waxhaw, NC 28173 (About 5 miles past downtown Waxhaw going towards Monroe)
Services: No skills required if leading or side-walking, will train. If interested in administrative opportunities, it is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and administrative skills.
Student Requirements: It is important for students to know that this type of program is highly confidential and also very rewarding. It is helpful to be social, flexible, caring, and be somewhat physically fit if side-walking or leading a horse. Must like outdoors and animals.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Animal Care and Control Purpose of Agency: The Animal Care & Control Division of the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Police Department is an agency that is committed to protecting the safety of the animals and citizens within Mecklenburg County.  The shelter’s goals include caring for and placing homeless animals into permanent homes, promoting responsible pet ownership and decreasing the over-population of domestic pets through free spay/neuter programs. The shelter also administers low cost microchips and free rabies vaccinations.

Web Address: animals.cmpd.org (URL)
Contact: Linda Hagemann
Phone: (704) 336-6694
E-Mail: lhagemann@cmpd.org
Location: 8315 Byrum Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Student Requirements: Students seeking semester only volunteering need to be at least 18 years of age and available for Saturday event participation at off-site adoption events. Students wanting a longer term, in-house shelter volunteer opportunity must also complete an application and background check process. Students wanting the animal assignments either at the events or within the shelter need a comfort level and past handling experience with animals. We thank the CPCC students for the much needed help!

Humane Society of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency: The mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte is to bring love and hope to all animals by ensuring the humane treatment of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education. The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals. We are proud to be a “No-Kill of Adoptable Animals” shelter.
Web Address: www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org
Contact: Dawn Gearhart
Phone: (704) 494-7706
Fax: (704) 332-8010
E-Mail: dgearhart@humanesocietyofcharlotte.org
Location: 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
Services: Basic feline or canine socialization; office assistant; animal care assistant, customer service assistant; Walk-to-Adopt volunteer, spay/neuter clinic assistant; and events assistant. Also volunteer work can be performed based upon students’ skills. For example, skills in graphic design, computer literacy, carpentry, etc.
Student Requirements: Orientation -- first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 or by appointment. Please fill out application by clicking here.

Companion Parrots Re-homed
Purpose of Agency
: The organization seeks to improve the quality of life for all parrots and its objectives are to: provide educational activities regarding the care and needs of parrots; facilitate adoption for parrots who need a new family; provide a home for large parrots who outlive their guardians; and provide a new home for neglected or unwanted parrots.
Web Address: www.parrotu.com
Contact: Lea Waller, manager
Phone: (704) 889-2325
E-Mail: parrots@parrotu.com
Address: Located in Parrot University, 321 South Polk St.,  Pineville, NC 28134
Services: cage upkeep, toy making, socialization of current birds
Student Requirements: None

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Children

Behailu Academy (Pronounced BA-HI-LU)
Purpose of Agency
: Behailu Academy is a youth development program that exists so that teens can find their voice through the arts and community service while striving for academic success.
Web Address:
www.behailuacademy.org
Contact:
Beth Hollowell
Phone: (980) 224-8854
E-Mail: beth@behailu.org
Location: 451E. 36th Street (NoDa)

Services: Volunteers can assist in art classes, with homework, on community service projects, with general supervision, working one on one with a student on a project/assignment, or teaching a workshop. We also need volunteers to assist with serving and preparing snacks as well as helping with administrative tasks. Student Requirements: Student volunteers must complete an application and a background check.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-University City Regional Branch
Purpose of Agency:
We create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the universe of ideas. Web Address: www.cmlibrary.org Contact: Cameron Smith
Phone:
704-416-7200, option 3
Email: csmith@cmlibrary.org
Fax: 704-4167300
Location: 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC  28262
Services: Children's tutors, helping/observing storytime or programs, shelving materials, reading buddy for cildren, adult technology tutor
Student Requirements: Students need to have a background check and fill out an application before volunteering and go through a brief interview.

Crossroads Corporation for Affordable Housing and Community Development, Inc.
Purpose of Agency:
Crossroads Corporation is a non-profit organization in partnership with Myers Park, Presbyterian Church, the residence of Grier Heights and numerous other stakeholders of Grier Heights in the revitalization of the neighborhood.  Crossroads' vision is that Grier Heights will be transformed residentially and economically and the quality of life dramatically improved with a constant focus on justice to its residents throughout the process.  This vision did not come from Crossroads, but rather, from the residents themselves.  Our goal is to help them get there.
Contact: Donnie Daughtery
Web Address: www.crossroadscorporation.org
Phone: 704-365-3555
Email: donnie.daughtery@crossroadscorporation.org
Location: 33623 Latrobe Drive, Suite 208, Charlotte, NC  28211
Services: Tutor at-risk Grier Heights middle school students at Alexander Graham Middle School one day a week, Monday-Thursday, 3:45pm-5:45pm.
Student Requirement: Students will need to go through the CMS background check process.

In Goode Company - CLCC THE BRIDGE
Purpose of Agency:
Provide tutoring to refugee children that builds confidence beyond the classroom, regardless of religion or race. IGC seeks to build esteem for children to achieve academic goals and become healthy, confident adults and leaders in their communities.
Contact: Silvia Ganzo
Web Address: www.ingoodecompany.com
Phone: (704) 375-1660
E-Mail: silvia@ingoodecompany.com
Location: 1350 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (Central Ave at Hawthorne, walking distance from CPCC Central Campus)
Services: Service-Learning students are needed from 2-6pm, Monday through Friday. Service-Learners must understand that working with children requires flexibility, attentiveness, creativity, and patience. Must be willing to work with diverse groups of children as it relates to culture, socioeconomic status, and academic level. Please call about specific volunteer opportunities as it relates to your discipline and area of expertise/interest.
Student Requirements: Criminal background check required and can be returned within 24 hours.

Genesis Project 1, Inc.
Purpose of Agency:
The Genesis Project is committed to the development of programs that address the factors that perpetuate poverty, addiction, oppression and abuse.
Web Address:
www.genesisproject1.org
Contact: Lisa Davis, Quality Management/Training Director
Phone: 704.596.0505 , Ext. 209
Email: ldavis@genesisproject1.org
Address: Sites listed below.
Services:

  • Learning the techniques used in play and filial therapies that address behavioral and emotional disturbances to how Child and Family Team (CFT) meetings are facilitated.  CFT's are held monthly to address the needs of each family members as it impacts the emotional and/or behavior disturbances of the identified child.  The CFT includes input from the family members, natural and community supports.  CFT's are also a way to learn about community resources for children and adults along with how to navigate those resource systems.
  • Assisting at the Bethlehem Centers.  Learner can assist the Genesis therapist with collecting data from classroom observation.
  • Participating in Tackling Obesity Using Conditioning Hobbies Education and Diet program (T.O.U.C.H.E.D.) monthly community events the learner can assist with facilitating interactive activities with the participants.
  • Data collection for T.O.U.C.H.E.D.  This includes collecting data from the students/youth at the various sites to be analyzed for progress/barriers to progress.
  • Cultural Compliance:The learner can review and translate documents from English to Spanish.

Student Requirements: Students will need to contact Ms. Davis to learn about the hours of operations for each service opportunity.  You also must be cleared with a criminal background and healthcare registry check as well as verification of updated TB Screen.  Students will also participate in a 90 minute orientation.  The dress code is casual, jeans and tennis shoes are permissible.

STEM Ten80 Foundation
Purpose of Agency:
Build a college prep foundation that makes career paths a choice.  Through significant use of math modeling and today's technology, anyone can learn to speak the language of science and mathematics.  Work with teachers and students using long-term thematic projects, math modeling and technology in real world contexts to develop skills that translate to the choice of pursuing career paths in STEM.  Example: Radio Controlled cars used to teach physical science and algebra.
Web Address: www.ten80foundation.org
Contact: Jeannie Ruiz or Elizabeth Spivey
Phone: 704-372-5220
Email: jruiz@ten80foundation.org
Fax: 704-929-3309
Location: 2901 N Davidson Street #116, Charlotte, NC  28205
Services: Any or all Thursdays at West Charlotte High School assisting with radio controlled cars and/or math tutoring.  October 3 event at Druid Hills Elementary with radio controlled cars and outdoor events for kindergarten-eighth graders.  Graphic design and web design/updates on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays in our office.  Assistance with radio controlled car maintenance and special projects (like graphic design, PowerPoint and Visio presentations, aerodynamics, creative engineering on Solidworks software, mechanical certifications for understanding parts, alternative energy, robot cars, etc) working with various Charlotte middle and high schools.
Student Requirements: A background check is needed to work in the school settings.  WE will cover the cost of your check if you commit to working with us at least 10 days during the year.

Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center
Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to improve the overall well-being of children, as well as adults, with a wide range of challenges through several equine-assisted therapeutic programs. The challenges they face include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, autism, brain injuries, down-syndrome, developmental delays as well as at-risk youth, victims of violence, veterans returning from war with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and people with many other mental health challenges.
Web address: www.horsenaroundtrc.org
Contact: Kasie Trivett
Phone: (704) 641-2146
Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
Location: 5408 Parkwood School Rd .,Waxhaw, NC 28173 (About 5 miles past downtown Waxhaw going towards Monroe)
Services: No skills required if leading or side-walking, will train. If interested in administrative opportunities,  it is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and administrative skills.
Student Requirements: It is important for students to know that this type of program is highly confidential and also very rewarding. It is helpful to be social, flexible, caring, be somewhat physically fit if side-walking or leading a horse. Must like outdoors and animals.

Shining Hope Farms
Purpose of Agency: Shining Hope Farms' mission is to provide Hippotherapy, therapeutic horseback riding, Special Olympics, and other equine assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities.  Shining Hopes Farm is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with with disabilities and their families and serve any person without discrimination of finances, race, religion, or ethnic background.
Web Address: www.shininghopefams.org
Contact: Jessamyn Dib
Phone: 704-827-7040
Email: jessamyndib.shf@gmail.com|
Fax: 704-827-3799
Location: Two locations: 1.) 3701 Kidd Lane, Charlotte, NC 28216 (North Lake/Long Creek Region)  2.)328 Whippoorwill Lane, Mount Holly, NC 28120 (Mount Island Lake Region)
Services: There are several opportunities that a volunteer can take advantage of. 
1.) Barn work/care of the horses and tack-This can include a variety of activities like grooming the horses, filling water buckets, mucking out stalls, tacking up horses, sweeping. etc.
2.)Participation in the arena for a therapy session (Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy) or riding lesson.  This includes acting as a side-walker (someone who leads the horse around the arena and is responsible for the horse during a session. 
3.) Help in the office- WE can also usually use volunteers at certain times of the year for help in our office for our special events, special projects, marketing, fundraising and also for administrative tasks. 
Student Requirements: Volunteers are required to commit to a couple of hours a week for a minimum of eight weeks.  Volunteers are also required to go through a volunteer orientation.  The first step in becoming a volunteer is to email the volunteer coordination at jessamyndib.shf@gmail.com and state that you a Service-Learning student from CPCC.  From there, the roles can be discussed.

BOLD Kids Afterschool Program
Purpose of Agency
: This is an afterschool program intended to provide safe and drug free environments for children after school. We serve children that perform below the reading and math level for state standards. Our purpose is to improve children’s academic performance while providing program and outreach to their parents.
Contact:
Carolyn Spellman
Phone:
(704) 587-9339
Fax
: (704) 587-3950
E-Mail
: boldkids@boldchurh.org
Location
: 2425-C Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273
Services
: Students will mentor and tutor elementary school children.
Student Requirements
:  Background checks required and takes around 5 days. When emailing an inquiry i regards to a service opportunity, please remember to include, your name, phone number, email address, and other information that relates to desired service opportunity.

Bright Blessings (Formerly Birthday Blessings)
Purpose of Agency:
All children deserve to experience the simple joys of their youth. But sadly, many are missing out. For homeless children, joyous occasions such as birthday parties often go neglected; an unfortunate result of a family’s financial strain and unstable living conditions. The purpose of Bright Blessings is to help recognize and celebrate the lives of homeless children by providing birthday parties that bring attention and cheer to kids who are in the midst of the most unstable times in their lives. Bright Blessings has three primary goals for the children it serves:
- lift spirits and promote a a sense of self-worth
- provide educational and enrichment experience
- help supplement basic need
Web Address: www.birthdayblessings.org
Contact: Amy Cervantes
Phone: 704-846-BDAY (2329)
E-Mail: contact@birthdayblessingsUSA.org
Location: 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road / Matthews, NC   28105
Services: Students will volunteer in events and activities mainly birthday parties. 
Student Requirements: Background check is not required. Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with youth, have strong initiative and leadership skills, good communication skills, a desire to learn, a strong interest and aptitude for: Event planning: Marketing/PR Community.  All volunteers need to fill out a Volunteer Information form prior to their service.  It's a short form that can be accessed via our website (Contact Us page).

Girls on the Run of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency: Girls on the Run is a fun after-school character education program for 3-8 graders that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls
Web Address: www.gotrcharlotte.org
Contact: Katie Reid, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (704) 837-0088
Fax: (704) 337-2670
E-Mail: kried@girlsontherun.org
Location: 120 Cottage Place, Charlotte, NC 28207 (various run sites across Charlotte-Mecklenburg)
Services: GOTR-C has quite a few volunteer opportunities ranging in time from 1 day to 10 weeks. We are happy to work with each individual to see what opportunities we have that will fit with their interests and our needs. Please tell us your abilities (Graphic Design, Marketing, Computer Skills, Public Speaking Skills, etc) and we will work as best as we can to integrate your talents.
-Head Coach- Women only (3 hours per week commitment)
-Assistant Coach (2-3 hour per week commitment)
-One Day Volunteer (time frame varies)

Student Requirements: Must attend a coach’s training. Background checks are required and take 24 hrs.

Above and Beyond Students, Inc.
Purpose of Agency:
Provide academic programs that ensure students are proficient in reading, math and computer skills. Provide enrichment opportunities to help develop and enhance student's skills, talents and interests, (i.e. art, music, dance, and more) Promote a positive environment that fosters high self-esteem Teach students responsibility to self, family and community. Provide a holistic approach to reaching students and family. Assist families with meeting basic needs for daily living, career development and parenting skills
Web Address:
www.aboveandbeyondstudents.com
Contact:
Carmen Blackmon
Phone
:(704) 281-4491
Fax:
(704) 535-6805
E-Mail
: absinc2001@yahoo.com
Location
: Eastway Middle School - 1501 Norland Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205
Services
: We are in great need of a marketing or graphic design person to volunteer to do some web design, and marketing material updates for our organization. Also our school needs ideas for bulletin board design and display. Our students love to work with college students. We have a great working environment that is fun, flexible and close to CPCC Central Campus.
Student Requirements:
Students must go to CMS website www.cms.k12.nc.us and sign up for volunteer screening. It takes 24 hours to be approved. Once approved they are in the register to do volunteer work at CMS

Joseph W. Grier Academy
Purpose: Working together to become and remain a school of excellence.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Plyler Hemphill
Phone: (980) 343-5671
Fax: (980) 343-5394
E-mail: plylerlhemphill@cms.k12.nc.us
Location
: 8330 Grier Rd. Charlotte, NC 28215

Services: Student tutors and volunteers will have the chance the tutor at the grade level of their choice. They can be reading buddies to students and (or) classes, tutor in another subject that they may help another student in and can also volunteer any other area of the school which are, but is not limited to: office area, library, cafeteria, bus-lot, nurse station etc. Student Requirements:CMS has updated its Volunteer Management System. All CMS volunteers will need to re-register into the new system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and click the link on the right, under Quick Links called ‘Volunteering in CMS.’ Then on the left side, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer.’

 

Charlotte Mecklenburg Park and Recreation
Purpose of Agency: Provides recreation and leisure services to people of all backgrounds and abilities as well as maintain those spaces.
Web Address: www.charmeck.nc.us/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Home.htm
Contact: Lori Saylor
Phone: (704) 336-5478
Fax: (704) 319-9556
E-Mail: Lori.saylor@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Location: 310 N Kings Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204
Services: Athletics, arts, children, therapeutic opportunities, seniors, marketing and customer service.This agency can take accounting students.
Student Requirements: Must complete a volunteer enrollment form.

A Child’s Place
Purpose of Agency
: A community organization which works in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to provide education and support services and to advocate for children and their families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
Web Address: www.achildsplace.org
Contact: Diosa Adams
Phone: (704) 343-3790 x9500
Fax: (704) 343-3791
E-Mail: dadams@achildsplace.org
Location: 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 130, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Individuals interested in working with client children and volunteer as a lunch buddy, tutor, and/or classroom assistant. Volunteers can also provide snacks, assist with special events, and organize donations at the main office.
Student Requirements: Background check and reference check required - takes about a week. An orientation is required and may be given one-on-one or with a group. Students must complete and return their application before being considered for a position. Students who work one-on-one with children as lunch buddies must commit to working throughout the academic year.
How to apply:
VISIT WWW.ACHILDSPLACE.ORG and click on VOLUNTEER. Please fill out the volunteer application and register with CMS. You should hear back from ACP within a week.

Ada Jenkins Center
Purpose of Agency
: To improve the quality of life for the residents of our communities through the integrated delivery of health, education and human services.
Web Address: www.adajenkins.org
Contact: Maritza Stutts
Phone: (704) 896-0471 Extension: 105
Fax: (704) 896-0480
E-Mail: Maritza.Stutts@adajenkins.org
Location: 212 Gamble Street, Davidson, NC 28036
Services: Students tutor children during an after school program while teaching them about social interactions and world culture.
LATINO SUPPORT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-We are looking for bilingual (English/Spanish) student volunteers to fill a variety of positions: Teacher of a basic computer training class taught in Spanish (2 hours/week for 8 weeks; flexible with your schedule); Translators for Crisis Assistance Ministry ( Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-1); Translators for Loaves and Fishes Pantry (Monday, 12:30-3:30; Wednesdays 12:30-3:30; Fridays 9:30-12:30); Assistant in developing and compiling contacts with key organizations in the area who offer bilingual services; Latino Support Desk worker (Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:00)
Student Requirements: No background check is required. Students must be 18 years of age to work in the after school program and willing to work 2 afternoons during the week. Orientations are given on a monthly basis. Contact Maritza Stutts about the date and time.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Purpose of Agency: To provide quality educational experiences so that every child of school age acquires the knowledge and skills to enable him or her to be a successful student now and a productive citizen in the future.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Ana Brown or Phyllis Croutch
Phone: (980) 343-0474 or 980-343-6618
Fax: (980) 343-3991
E-Mail: ana.brown@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 600 E. Fourth Street, Fifth Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Students can tutor children, be a lunch buddy, act as a mentor, chaperone field trips, act as a Test Proctor and /or organize college tours.
Student Requirements: All CMS volunteers will need to register into the volunteer management system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and scroll to Quick Links on the bottom right, Register to Volunteer in CMS and then, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer”.

Children's Theatre of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency
: To enrich the lives of young people, ages 3-18, of all cultures, through theatre and education experiences of the highest quality.
Web Address: www.ctcharlotte.org
Contact: Shannon Hall
Phone: (704) 973-2832
Fax: (704) 973-2850
E-Mail: shannonh@ctcharlotte.org
Location: 300 E. 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Volunteer ushers for Children's Theatre productions and special events at ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center.
Student Requirements: Must complete and return a Children's Theatre volunteer application.

Greater Enrichment Program, INC.
Purpose of Agency: Greater Enrichment Program, Inc. (GEP) is a free educationally based program providing cultural, recreational and social enrichment for its students. Although the primary target group is the enrolled children, services are also provided to parents in order to promote family values and parenting skills. GEP currently serves 350 plus students in k-5 grades.
Web Address:   www.gepinc.org
Contact:  Bronica Glover or Tamika Bease
Phone: (704) 334-8518
E-Mail: bglover@gepinc.org; tbease@gepinc.org
Fax: (704) 334-5003
Location: Administrative office located at 2035 Patton Ave., Charlotte, NC 28216. (2 blocks from Johnson C. Smith University going away from downtown (All contact must be made through our administrative office)
Program Sites: Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools (CMS) Sites: Bruns Avenue Elementary, 501 South Bruns Ave. (Off of West Trade Street) and Merry Oaks Elementary, 3508 Draper Ave. (Off of Central Ave.) Park and Recreation Community Sites: Greenville Recreation Center, 1330 Spring Street (Off of Oaklawn Ave.) and Southview Recreation Center, 1720 Vilma Street (Off of West Boulevard)
Services:  Activities with elementary students: reading buddy, math, writing tutor, homework helper, sports/fitness assistant, facilitate special creative and fun learning lessons/activities in curriculum areas such as, health and nutrition, science experiments, autobiography writing, etc.; character and career development, substance abuse and pregnancy prevention, history, government; computer awareness, storytelling (Open to discuss other areas of interest), lead/facilitate a “Fun” Friday Learning Club on topics of interest such as life skills, cooking, dance, drama, robotics, sports/fitness, music appreciation, photography, graphic/web and t-shirt design, entreprenuership, Junior Achievement, 4-H (Open to discuss other topics of interest), assist with community service projects and special field trips. Activities with families: help with special events for families hosted each month (call for events/dates), tutors for GED program administrative projects: Web design updated, develop press kit, Assist with the development and writing of a corporate newsletter.
Student Requirements: Students must complete a Volunteer Interest form, background check  (free resource provided), short orientation and information session

Guardian ad Litem Program
Purpose of Agency: The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteer advocates to protect and promote the best interest of abused and neglected children in the state's custody (foster care). GAL's work as part of a team with program staff and an attorney advocates to prepare a written report to help the judge understand what is best for the child and to ultimately find them a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.                                                                                                                                                           Services: Students can assist Program Supervisors manage unassigned case or be assigned to a case themselves (1 year commitment required).                                                                                                                                  Web Address: www.galcharlotte.com
Contact: Volunteer Recruiter                                                                                                                               Phone: (704) 686-0090
Fax: (704) 686-0076
E-Mail:GAL.District26@nccourts.org                                                                                                                  Location: 700 East 4th St., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28202
Student Requirements: All volunteers must be 18 years or older, have a clean criminal background, three favorable references and be willing to commit to a minimum of 1 year with the program. If interested in volunteering, please visit the GAL website to complete an application.  Once your application is received we will run your criminal background check and send out three reference requests.  Upon receipt of all information we will call you for an interview.  If we feel you're right for the program, we will then invite you to our pre-service training (which consists of 30 hours of training (typically held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm).

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is best suited for students looking for long term internships and/or volunteer opportunities.

Freedom School Partners (Formerly Seigle Ave Partners)
Purpose of Agency: Building hope into the lives of children and their families in the Piedmont Courts and Belmont Communities:
Web Address: www.freedomschoolpartners.org
Contact: Irene Jordan
Phone: (704) 371-4922
Fax: (704) 371-4922 (call before)
E-Mail: irene@freedomschoolpartners.org
Location: 2525 Distribution St Charlotte, NC 28203
Services: Need mentors, tutors and classroom assistants, library helpers, office/administrative support, and open to help in other areas.
Student Requirements: Background check is required. This takes 24 hours.

Windsor Park Elementary School
Purpose of Agency:
The Windsor Park staff strive to improve the academic performance and character of our students b creating a safe and orderly environment where students are valued for their diversity, uniqueness, and readiness to tackle the challenges of a rapidly changing world. 
Web Address: http://schools.cms.k12nc.us/windsorparkES/Pages/Default.aspx
Contact: Alyssa Gray or Julia Austin
Phone: (980)343-6405
Email: Alyssa-alyssaj.gray@cms.k12.nc.us or Julia-julia.neal@cms.k12.nc.us
Fax: (980)343-6495
Location: 3910 Sudbury Rd., Charlotte, NC 28205
Services: We are looking for volunteers to mentor a student either weekly or biweekly, whatever fits the mentor's schedule at least 30-45 minutes.  We ask that the volunteer spend lunch with their assigned students and recess if the volunteer chooses to.  The volunteer must be able to commit to this alloted time, with it being flexible to their own days.  The volunteer will be assigned a student based on his or her availability.  The students (kindergarten-5th grade) have lunch times from 10:30am-1:30pm.
Student Requirements: A volunteer application needs to be filled out with CMS.  Please go to the CMS website-www.cms.k12.nc.us and go to the link that says 'Register to Volunteer in CMS' on the bowtton right of the page or seach 'Volunteers".  This process can take up to 48 hours.  Please contact either Alyssa or Julia for additional questions or concerns about the mentoring program.

Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas
Purpose of Agency
: We are passionate people who seek to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy.
Web Address: www.jacarolinas.org
Contact: Amy Korb or Vicki Chaifetz
Phone:(704) 536-9668
Fax: (704) 563-4864
E-Mail: akorb@jacarolinas.org ; vchaifetz@jacarolinas.org
Location: 201 South Tryon Street LL100, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Teach Financial Literacy in a in-classroom environment. Time Frame: Program runs throughout the school year. Volunteers will be committing to teaching five 30 minute lessons. Volunteers will teach one lesson per week over the course of a five week period.
Student Requirements: An hour long training session is required.

Citizen Schools
Purpose of Agency: Citizen Schools is a leading national educational initiative that uniquely mobilizes thousands of volunteers to help improve student achievement by teaching skill-building apprenticeships after school. Our programs blend these real-world learning projects with rigorous academic and leadership development activities, preparing students in the middle grades for success in high school, college, the workforce, and civic life. Launched in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools currently serves approximately 4,400 students and engages about 3,200 volunteers in 20 cities nationwide.  Currently Citizen Schools operates its program at two Charlotte Middle Schools: Quail Hollow Middle and MLK Middle Schools.  
Contact: Q Jones
Phone: 704-247-9807
E-mail: qjones@citizenschools.org
Website: www.citizenschools.org
Location: 222 South Church Street, Suite 405, Charlotte, NC 28202; Sites at MLK Jr. and Quail Hollow Middle Schools
Services: Citizen Schools is currently seeking interested student volunteers to work with our students teaching 10 week courses on a topic they are knowledgeable and passionate about, and that can reinforce 21st century skills necessary for success in college and the workforce.  Sessions are conducted once a week (Monday through Thursday) between 4:00 to 5:15 pm.  Volunteers receive training and assistance from professional educators to plan and implement their lessons.  Drop in mentors/ tutors week days between 3:30 and 4:30 pm are also sought.
Student Requirements: Background check and online sign-up required. Volunteers should possess an interest and passion for working with students.

Allegro Foundation
Purpose of Agency:
We are a nonprofit organization that combines movement instruction with educational and medical expertise, creating a new vehicle to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life. We serve individuals with mental retardation, Down Syndrome, orthopedic challenges (wheelchairs and walkers), Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, children "at-risk", and children with cancer.
Web Address: www.allegrofoundation.net
Contact: Graylyn Jennings / Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (704) 364-4063
Fax: (704) 371-8312
E-Mail: graylynj@allegrofoundation.net
Location: 419 Ardmore Road Charlotte, NC 28209
Services: We are looking for a weekly commitment once a week for 30 minutes for volunteers to participate in movement classes with children who have a variety of disabilities. Class locations are throughout the Charlotte area and class times are throughout the day. We have some office work for volunteers on a limited basis, and we also have some opportunities for groups to participate in one time projects on a limited basis.
Student Requirements: Students will be required to fill out an application and undergo a background check.

Trips for Kids Charlotte
Purpose of Agency:
To provide outdoor outings, community service, and educational opportunities for kids who do not have access to these types of activities within their communities or environments.
Web Address: www.tripsforkidscharlotte.org Contact: Paula Fricke
Phone: general phone is 704-944-3581  704-910-3970 for our Re-Cyclery (used bike shop)
E-Mail: info@tripsforkidscharlotte.org
Locations: 512 E. 15th St., Charlotte, 28206; Fisher Farms in Davidson; and Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Matthews
Services: Need help in the following areas: marketing/sales –to help promote and sell bikes and write newsletters, accounting – to set up good financial books, etc., bike repair – to help teach in the Earn a Bike program, and Website development – to keep the Website up to date.
Student requirements: A background check is required.

KIPP Charlotte
Purpose of Agency:
KIPP Charlotte is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public school serving 360 students in grades five through eight. 94 percent of KIPP Charlotte students are African American, 5 percent Latino/Hispanic, and over 70 percent qualify for the free and reduced meal program. KIPP Charlotte serves communities that are traditionally underserved and marginalized in education. KIPP Charlotte is a member of KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
Web Address: www.KIPPCharlotte.org
Contact: Tamiko Lockett, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:
980.216.9864                                                                                                                                               E-Mail: TLockett@kippcharlotte.org.
Fax: 704-537-2855
Location: 931 Wilann Drive, off the Plaza next door to Briarwood Elementary
Services: Students may be able to volunteer as mentors, tutors, teachers' assistants, office assistants, or other roles depending on availability and interests. Visit the volunteer page on the website or contact Tamiko Lockett for details.
Student Requirements: All volunteers are required to complete paperwork and clear a background check. Visit http://www.kippcharlotte.org/redesign/index.php/site/info/volunteer or contact Tamiko Lockett for required forms.

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Developmentally Disabled or Physically Disabled

Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center
Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to improve the overall well-being of children, as well as adults, with a wide range of challenges through several equine-assisted therapeutic programs. The challenges they face include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, autism, brain injuries, down-syndrome, developmental delays as well as at-risk youth, victims of violence, veterans returning from war with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and people with many other mental health challenges.
Web Address: www.horsenaroundtrc.org
Contact: Kasie Trivett
Phone: (704) 641-2146
Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
Location: 5408 Parkwood School Rd Waxhaw, NC 28173 (About 5 miles past downtown Waxhaw going towards Monroe)
Services: No skills required if leading or side-walking, will train. If interested in administrative opportunities,  it is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and administrative skills.
Student Requirements: It important for them to know that this type of program is highly confidential and also very rewarding. It is helpful to be social, flexible, caring, and be somewhat physically fit if side-walking or leading a horse. Must like outdoors and animals.

IN REACH
Purpose of Agency: IN REACH provides residential and community supports and services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities in residential and community settings. This year, RSS will serve approximately 1,000 people – helping these individuals develop important life skills such as managing money, shopping for groceries, accessing transportation and community resources, and finding and maintaining employment.
Web Address: http://www.rssweb.org/site/volunteer
Contact: Kathy Knier
Phone: 704-536-6661, ext. 418
Fax: 704-536-0074
E-Mail: kknier
Location: 4425 Randolph Road, Suite 400, Charlotte, NC  28211. However, group homes are located all over Charlotte.
Services: Over 100 individuals volunteer with RSS every year.  Individuals and community groups help with a wide range of projects and activities, such as assisting the group homes with landscaping or cleaning, planning parties and special projects, and taking individuals to events in the community.  Volunteers also help with the annual Dream Maker Luncheon, and serve on the RSS Board of Directors and First In Families Management Team.  One-day and long-term projects are available.  Possible volunteer projects include:
-Coordinate a party, dinner or movie night at a group home
-Teach a craft/share a hobby (such as scrapbook making, painting, knitting, baking or writing poetry)
-Take a group to a community activity, such as bowling
Student Requirements: A Volunteer information sheet is required and can be filled out by clicking here.

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC)

Purpose of Agency: Love INC is a faith-based non-profit that functions as a broker or clearinghouse that connects poor, elderly and disabled in Mecklenburg County with volunteers in churches and organizations that want to love and serve them in the name of Christ. 
Web Address: www.loveinc-charlotte.org
Contact: Dale Harlan
Phone: 704-536-5588; Cell: 704-770-1070
E-Mail: dharlan@loveinc-charlotte.org
Fax: (704) 631-9424
Location: 2633 Eastway Drive, Building #1, Charlotte, NC
Services: Please go to the website for more information about Office or Field Volunteer opportunities under the VOLUNTEER “Put your gifts to work to help those in need” link.
Student Requirements: Click on the VOLUNTEER “Put your gifts to work to help those in need” link on our website, complete the Volunteer Application and submit it or call us at 704-536-5588.

Allegro Foundation
Purpose of Agency:
We are a nonprofit organization that combines movement instruction with educational and medical expertise, creating a new vehicle to teach children with disabilities and enhance their quality of life. We serve individuals with mental retardation, Down Syndrome, orthopedic challenges (wheelchairs and walkers), Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy, learning disabilities, visual and hearing impairments, children "at-risk", and children with cancer.
Web Address: www.allegrofoundation.net
Contact: Graylyn Jennings / Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (704) 364-4063
Fax: (704) 371-8312
E-Mail:graylynj@allegrofoundation.net
Location: 419 Ardmore Road Charlotte, NC 28209
Services: We are looking for a weekly commitment once a week for 30 minutes for volunteers to participate in movement classes with children who have a variety of disabilities. Class locations are throughout the Charlotte area and class times are throughout the day. We have some office work for volunteers on a limited basis, and we also have some opportunities for groups to participate in one-time projects on a limited basis.
Student Requirements: Students will be required to fill out an application and undergo a background check.

National MS Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Purpose of Agency: To create a world free of MS. Our chapter provides programs and services to people living with MS in all of South Carolina and 33 counties in Western North Carolina. Our fundraising efforts fund MS research and provide the programs and services to people living with MS
Web Address: www.nationalmssociety.org/ncp
Contact: Rebecca Fredricks
Phone: (704) 525-5906, ext. 125
E-Mail: rebecca.fredericks@nmss.org
Location: 9801-I Southern Pine Boulevard, Charlotte, NC  28273 – We are located off of Arrowood Road, close to the Arrowood Road exit off Interstate 77.
Services: The National MS Society is working toward a world free of MS. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.  Some of the annual events that they require assistance for include large scale events such as the Charlotte MS Walk for Awareness, the MS Awareness Bike Event, the MS Day of Service in October
Student Requirements: If the students are participating or volunteering for an event, they can register on-line. If they come to the office to help us here, we will provide them with a volunteer application and a volunteer orientation. Orientation last one hour.

LifeSpan
Purpose of Agency
: LifeSpan transforms the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities by providing education, employment, and enrichment opportunities that promote inclusion, choice, family supports, and other best practices. LifeSpan supports individuals in our collection of community programs across North Carolina from Haywood to Alamance counties. 
Web Address: www.lifespanservices.org
Contact: Lori Avery, Director of Development – Mecklenburg and Cabarrus Counties
Phone: (704) 944-5112
Fax: (704) 944-5211
E-Mail: lavery@lifespanservices.org
Location: 3127 Kalynne St. Charlotte NC 28208
Services: Students can volunteer for the following: serve as a lunch or reading buddy at the LifeSpan Circle School, assist with individuals at one of four residential programs, host a supply drive, paint with an artist at the NoDa art studio, feed the animals at the LifeSpan Farm – a therapeutic riding center, assist staff at one of the adult day programs, work on a special administrative assignment or share a skill or hobby with children and/or adults with developmental disabilities.
Student Requirements: Must complete an internal application and attend an orientation session.

Shining Hope Farms
Purpose of Agency:
Shining Hope Farms' mission is to provide Hippotherapy, therapeutic horseback riding, Special Olympics, and other equine assisted activities to children and adults with disabilities. Shining Hopes Farm is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with with disabilities and their families and serve any person without discrimination of finances, race, religion, or ethnic background.
Web Address: www.shininghopefams.org
Contact: Jessamyn Dib
Phone: 704-827-7040
Email: jessamyndib.shf@gmail.com|
Fax: 704-827-3799
Location: Two locations: 1.) 3701 Kidd Lane, Charlotte, NC 28216 (North Lake/Long Creek Region)  2.)328 Whippoorwill Lane, Mount Holly, NC 28120 (Mount Island Lake Region)
Services: There are several opportunities that a volunteer can take advantage of. 
1.) Barn work/care of the horses and tack-This can include a variety of activities like grooming the horses, filling water buckets, mucking out stalls, tacking up horses, sweeping. etc.
2.)Participation in the arena for a therapy session (Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy) or riding lesson.  This includes acting as a side-walker (someone who leads the horse around the arena and is responsible for the horse during a session. 
3.) Help in the office- WE can also usually use volunteers at certain times of the year for help in our office for our special events, special projects, marketing, fundraising and also for administrative tasks. 
Student Requirements: Volunteers are required to commit to a couple of hours a week for a minimum of eight weeks.  Volunteers are also required to go through a volunteer orientation.  The first step in becoming a volunteer is to email the volunteer coordination at jessamyndib.shf@gmail.com and state that you a Service-Learning student from CPCC.  From there, the roles can be discussed.

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Disaster Relief

American Red Cross
Purpose of Agency:
The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization, led by volunteers and guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principals of the International Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, will provide relief to victims of disaster and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.
Web Address: www.redcrosshelps.org
Contact: Hope Martin,
Regional Volunteer Manager                                                                                            Phone: 704-378-4628
Fax: 704-378-4633
Email: Hope.Martin@redcross.org                                                                                                                            
Location: 2425 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28203
Services: Blood center, finance department, health and safety, disaster services, financial development, as well as transportation needs.
Student Requirements: Background checks are required.  Must schedule an interview and training will be provided.  **This agency can take ACCOUNTING students.  Minimum Hours: 24
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Education

The National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE)/Greater Alliance of Black School Educators
Purpose of Agency:
NABSE and its local affiliate GCABSE-A coalition of educators from diverse fields committed to providing professional support to improve students achievement.  We also offer a variety of activities, events and project designed to involve all students and specifically African American youth, parents, teachers and community in all phases of African American life within the public school program.  Please note that the volunteer services of NABSE and its affiliates are all done free of charge.  This is our way of giving back to the community.
Web Address: www.nabse.org; www.gcabse.org
Contact: Dr. Betty Howell Gray, Education Consultant
Phone: 704.817.9341
Email: bettyhg@msn.com
Location: We meet in the CMS schools for our work.
Services: Volunteer that can commit to a certain amount of time and can be negotiated.  Commitment and dedicated to assist regular/diverse students with need in reading and math.  All volunteer work with be held in a CMS school.  NABSE/GABSE need people who have a passion for working with elementary school age children.  Volunteers are also needed to assist with website development and formatting flyers for special events throughout the year. 
Student Requirements: A volunteer appliacation must be completed.  Go to the CMS website and click on CMS Volunteer Registration and sign up to be a volunteer and then click "New Volunteer".  Please call 704.817.9341 for additional information if you are interested in becoming a volunteer for elementary students.

CPCC / Academic ESL Department                                                                                                                    Purpose of Agency: The Academic English as a Foreign Language program prepares nonnative speakers of English to function successfully in institutions of higher education and in professional situations in the United States.  Attention is also paid to the student's cultural awareness, particularly that of the academic environment. Web Address: http://www.cpcc.edu/international_services/academicesl?searchterm=academic+esl Phone: 704-330-6135
E-Mail: lara.beninca@cpcc.edu

Fax: NA
Location: CPCC/Central Campus                                                                                                                                   Services: Students can volunteer to be a conversation partner for individual students currently taking Academic ESL classes.  The students will meet on Central Campus to practice informal conversation skills.  The teacher will provide some guidance for the volunteers to help them get started.  Typically, students meet once or twice a week for about an hour at a time that is convenient for the ESL student and the volunteer.   Alternatively, volunteers can attend an Academic ESL class to serve as a small group facilitator to help students carry out a specific conversational assignment.                                                                                                                                                         Student Requirements: Interested volunteers should contact Lara Beninca and fill out a volunteer form.  Volunteers should be open to and interested in working with students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.

Diversity Council of the Carolinas
Purpose of Agency
:  The Diversity Council of the Carolinas is dedicated to providing resources to leaders, corporations, organization and communities to strengthen diversity, diversity and inclusion in their spaces. Educate.Inspire.Change
Web Address
: www.c-dcc.org
Contact
: Debra Ellison
Phone
: (704) 782.0072
E-Mail
:deelady01@gmail.com
Fax
: (704) 782.0072
Location
: 740 E. 5th St. Charlotte, NC 28023 (By appointment only)
Services
: Interested in volunteers that are able to communicate with a diverse group of people for special events and conferences.  Administrative volunteers who possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to disseminate information timely (office 1-4 hours per week). Ability to work on small projects such as sponsors and membership committees (1-2 hours per week) and special projects as needed. Volunteer would possess the ability to use MS Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Xcell, etc.)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library-University City Regional Branch
Purpose of Agency:
We create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the universe of ideas.
Web Address: www.cmlibrary.org
Contact: Cameron Smith
Phone: 704-416-7200, option 3
Email: csmith@cmlibrary.org
Location: 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28262
Services: Children's tuotrs, helping/observing storytimes or programs, shelving materials, reading buddy for children, adult technology tutor
Student Requirements: Students need to have a background check and fill out an application before volunteering and go through a brief orientation/interview.

Garinger High School

Purpose of Agency: The mission of Garinger High School is to prepare students to be proficient learners and global thinkers through a rigorous academic program that impacts their lives.

Web Address: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/garingerHS/Pages/Default.aspx

Phone: 980-343-6450

Email: jennifer1.geyer@cms.k12.nc.us (704-221-0654) or Contact Ms. Jaqueline Rago at jaqueline1.rago@cms.k12.nc.us

Fax: 980-343-1475

Location: 1100 Eastway Drive, Charlotte, NC 28205

Services: Students can participate in the following activities

-Tutoring/Mentoring (mostly in Math and English)

-Assistance with homework

-Study skills/methods

-Preparation for tests/presentations

-Mentor students about life after high school (attaining post-secondary education through community college, 4-year college or certificate programs)

-Career Exploration activities/Job-readiness skills (through guided activities)

-Resume writing

-Interviewing skills

-Workplace-readiness skills (punctuality, teamwork, etc)

-Senior Exit Project Assistance/Judging

-Assist with development of topic and presentation

-Provide feedback for students

Student Requirements:

-Students will need a background check and can apply through the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Volunteer Registration here: https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/volunteer.php?newflag=1

-Students will need to fill out an application form stating their availability to volunteer and their particular interest in Garinger and then complete an interview to make sure we provide a good fit.

Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bKwKeY0JU099MUrAULtjn9TsdNsnIuSwg2IBEaVuUKM/viewform

McClintock Partners In Education-Christ Lutheran Church
Purpose of Agency: Creating Future Stories....Building Community....Supporting Families....Inspiring Volunteers...So that all McClintock students succeed.
Web Address: www.christelca.org/ministries/change-the-world/mcpie/
Contact: Amy Daniels, Director of Outreach                                                                                                           Phone: (704) 560-3097                                                                                                                                          Email: adaniels@christelca.org
Nature of Service-Learning Opportunity: Work with a group of students in a particular club providing or helping to provide age appropriate art and literacy activities to children ages 6 months to 15 years during the McPIE Family Night program.  Groupings are:
(Nursery, Pre-school, K-1st-2nd
3rd,4th, 5th Girls
Cub Scouts (3rd, 4th, 5th Boys)
Multiple clubs for Middle School Students (15+)
If a small group of students would like to run a club of their choosing for an entire semester (13 meetings) that is possible if planning is started early.  2nd semester begins with volunteer orientation and first club meeting on January 28th.  In younger groups, there are leaders who plan activities so 1st time helps can observe and help the leader and then propose an idea for the following week(s).
Number of student agency can accomodate: 1-2 in any group

Days/hours students may volunteer: During our McPIE Family NIght program almost every Tuesday between September 17, 2013 and May 6, 2014 (whenever CMS is in session).  6:15pm-7:45pm are program hours.

Discovery Place
Purpose of Agency:
Discovery Place exists to ignite wonder as a preeminent science education center providing extraordinary experiences that engage people in the active exploration of science and nature.
Web Address: www.discoveryplace.org
Contact: Gabor Zsuppan
Phone: (704)348-1979
Email: gaborz@discoveryplace.org
Fax: (704)337-2670
Location: 301 North Tryon St., Charlotte, NC  2802
Services: All Service-Learning openings require a background check and commitment of at least 50 hours over the course of the semester.  The following opportunities are currently available at Discovery Place:

Exhibition Hosts-From February 2-June 9, Discovery Place will host 101 Inventions That Changed The World and Van Gogh Alive, two extraordinary multi-media exhibitions.  Exhibition hosts would be trained and then responsible for ensuring an outstanding guest experience while visiting these exhibitions.

Presenters-Discovery Place Presenters ignite wonder for our guest by engaging them in an informal learning experiences in the museum.  Through Random Acts of Science, our presenters provide a demonstration, design challenge, costumed interaction, experiment for our guest to engage with science content and habits-of-mind.  Educational and/or science background and interest preferred.

Collections Technician-The Collections Team oversees the care and keeping of the Museum's collections of Biological, Geological and Anthropological Collections.  Tasks may include identiifcation and/or research of collections objects, data entry, placing objects into collections storage, cleaning & organizing collections storage, inventory management, document management and curatorial care of collections.

Exhibit Technician- Keep the wonder ignition switch in the ON position for our museums.  The Exhibits Team oversees the experiences on the floor, ensuring a stimulating and safe experience for all visitors.  Tasks may include safety checks, repairs, or fabrication of exhibit components.  Fabrication skills required.

Human Resource Support-Provide administration support for the Human Resource Manger or Director. Duties may include filing, recording personnel related date such as dates of hire or termination, updating excel spreadsheets, screening applications, preparing new employee packages, and other duties as may be assigned.  This volunteer may also provide administrative support for other departments as needed.  Volunteers working in the Human Resource Department must maintain the highest level of confidentiality.  This volunteer experience may be helpful in attaining an entry level Human Resource position.  One 4 hours shift per week is desirable.  A student enrolled in the Human Resource program is preferred for this volunteer opportunity.  Must be articulate and professional.

UrbanPromise Charlotte
Purpose of Agency:
Our mission at UrbanPromise Charlotte is to develop children and youth into Christian leaders determined to restore their communities.  Our vision is three-fold: Reach a Child, Raise a Leader, Restore Community. UrbanPromise reaches younger children through afterschool and summer programs and raises high school leaders who are employed as mentors and counselors in these programs.  Our ultimate goal is to restore community as a new generation of young leaders affects social, economic, and spiritual revitalization in their neighborhoods and the city of Charlotte. Web Address: www.urbanpromisecharlotte.org
Contact:
Jimmy McQuilkin
Phone: (301)325-9471
Location: South Blvd. cooridor in Southwest Charlotte; exact location varies.
Services: We have several long-term volunteer opportunities working directly with students at our AfterSchool Program.  These opportunities require a semester-long commitment (January through June or September through December).
-AfterSchool Aide: Work alongside our staff and StreetLeaders by tutoring and reading to elementary students.  Time commitment: once a week from 4:00pm-6:00pm.
-"Options" Teacher: Volunteer to design and lead a 10-week life skill class around a skill/strength of your choice for approximately 10 students.  Possible topics include cooking, art, dance, music, LEGO robotics, and gardening.  Time Commitment: Once a week from 6pm-7pm.
*We also have opportunities to volunteer with Urban Promise in an operational role.  These opportunities include:
-Fundraising
-Communications
-Videography/photography
-Grant writing
-Graphic design
Student Requirements: Students need to complete an UrbanPromise volunteer application, which includes a background check, and an in-person interview.  Bilingual in Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement.

In Goode Company-CLCC THE BRIDGE
Purpose of Agency:
Provide tutoring to refugee children that builds confidence beyond the classroom, regardless of religion or race. IGC seeks to build esteem for children to achieve academic goals and become healthy, confident adults and leaders in their communities.
Contact: Silvia Ganzo
Web Address: www.ingoodecompany.com
Phone: (704) 375-1660
E-Mail: silvia@ingoodecompany.com
Location: 1350 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (Central Ave at Hawthorne, walking distance from CPCC Central Campus)
Services: Service-Learning students are needed from 2-6pm, Monday through Friday. Service-Learners must understand that working with children requires flexibility, attentiveness, creativity, and patience. Must be willing to work with diverse groups of children as it relates to culture, socioeconomic status, and academic level. Please call about specific volunteer opportunities as it relates to your discipline and area of expertise/interest.
Student Requirements: Criminal background check required and can be returned within 24 hours.

Mothering Across Continents
Purpose of Agency:
The mission of Mothering Across Continents is "Adopting Dreams, Raising Tomorrow's Leaders."  Mothering Across Continents provides a platform for volunteer catalysts-particularly women-to receive consulting, coaching and mentoring to develop dream projects.  Our focus is dveloping and delivering innovative education projects serving orphans, at-risk and vulnerable children in the most impoverished, under-served locations.  We're committed to guiding these projects to become models for change.  For students and school communities in the United States, Mothering Across Continents pursues our mission of "Adopting Dreams.  Raising Tomorrow's Leaders." by providing enrichment experiences that empower youth to understand and address complex global issues that affect communities everywhere in the world.
Goals of Organization:
1. Manage successful, innovative education-focused projects in countries such as Haiti, South Sudan, Bolivia, Rwanda, etc.
2. Engage with youth and young adults to organize service-learning opportunities that are beneficial on a global scale.
3. Develop initiatives that are replicable models.
Web Address: www.motheringacrosscontinents.org
Contact: Elizabeth Peacock
Phone: 704-607-1333
Email: epeacock@motheringacrosscontinents.org
Location: 310 Arlington Ave, Ste. 303, Charlotte, NC 28203
Services: Mothering Across Continents is looking to partner with professors/classes interested in design, development initiatives related to logo development, graphic design, video production, event management and staffing.  Proficiency in graphic design, video production or event management.

Right Moves for Youth
Purpose of Agency:
The mission of Right Moves for Youth is to provide the resources and guidance to help underserved youth graduate from high school with a plan for future success.  The mission is realized through the operation of middle and high school-based programming designed to promote the positive development of young people.
Web Address
: http://www.rightmovesforyouth.org/
Contact:
Ryan Grammatico
Phone:
(704) 377-4425 ext. 107
E-Mail:
rgrammatico@rightmovesforyouth.org
Fax: 704.377.3196
Location:
2211 West Morehead Street, Suite 102, Charlotte, NC  28208
Services:
Volunteers can help with the day to day interactions with our students. This involves utilizing group dynamics to foster positive peer support and build individual confidence, facilitating the development of essential life skills and career exploration for our students through the use of curricula in a structured, consistent format, and supporting overall student development through positive adult mentoring.
Student Requirements:
A volunteer profile form will need to be completed. It can be provided by the RMFY office after you request the form to volunteer. The volunteer form will allow you to specify what dates, sites, and times fit your schedule best. This is can be found on our website.

CHEC (Community of Huntersville Education Collaborative)
Purpose of Agency:
Developing collaboration among community entities to enhance educational opportunities of Huntersville public school students.
Web Address: www.ourchec.org
Contact: Carrie Kester
Phone: (704) 491-4721
Email: checoline@gmail.com
Fax: (704)948-6020
Location: CHEC representatives can be reached through Huntersville Town Hall.  It is important to note that the service opportunities we facilitate are conducted at area schools.
Services: Opportunities vary based on current school needs, but range from tutoring, mentoring, test proctoring, supervising students, lunch buddies, etc.
Student Requirements: Students must complete CMS Volunteer Registration Process/Background check at www.cmsvolunteers.com.  Background checks are completed overnight.

BOLD Kids Afterschool Program
Purpose of Agency
: This is an afterschool program intended to provide safe and drug free environments for children after school. We serve children that perform below the reading and math level for state standards. Our purpose is to improve children’s academic performance while providing program and outreach to their parents.
Contact:
Carolyn Spellman
Phone:
(704) 587-9339
Fax
: (704) 587-3950
E-Mail
: boldkids@boldchurh.org
Location
: 2425-C Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273
Services
: Students will mentor and tutor elementary school children.
Student Requirements
:  Background checks required and takes around 5 days. When emailing an inquiry i regards to a service opportunity, please remember to include, your name, phone number, email address, and other information that relates to desired service opportunity

A Child’s Place
Purpose of Agency
: A community organization which works in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to provide education and support services and to advocate for children and their families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
Web Address: www.achildsplace.org
Contact: Diosa Adams
Phone: (704) 343-3790 x9500
Fax: (704) 343-3791
E-Mail: dadams@achildsplace.org
Location: 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 130, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Individuals interested in working with client children and volunteer as a lunch buddy, tutor, and/or classroom assistant. Volunteers can also provide snacks, assist with special events, and organize donations at the main office.
Student Requirements: Background check and reference check required - takes about a week. An orientation is required and may be given one-on-one or with a group.Students must complete and return their application before being considered for a position. Students who work one-on-one with children as lunch buddies must commit to working throughout the academic year.
How to apply:
VISIT WWW.ACHILDSPLACE.ORG and click on VOLUNTEER. Please fill out the volunteer application and register with CMS. You should hear back from ACP within a week.

Student Requirements: Background check and reference check required - takes about a week. An orientation is required and may be given one-on-one or with a group.Students must complete and return their application before being considered for a position. Students who work one-on-one with children as lunch buddies must commit to working throughout the academic year.
How to apply:
VISIT WWW.ACHILDSPLACE.ORG and click on VOLUNTEER. Please fill out the volunteer application and register with CMS. You should hear back from ACP within a week. .

Above and Beyond Students, Inc.
Purpose of Agency: Provide academic programs that ensure students are proficient in reading, math and computer skills; provide enrichment opportunities to help develop and enhance students skills, talents and interests, (i.e. art, music, dance, and more); promote a positive environment that fosters high self esteem; teach students responsibility to self, family and community; provide a holistic approach to reaching students and family; and assist families with meeting basic needs for daily living, career development and parenting skills
Web Address: www.aboveandbeyondstudents.com
Contact: Carmen Blackmon
Phone
: (704) 665-4242
Fax: 704-665-4244 E-Mail: cblackmon@aboveandbeyondstudents.com
Location: Eastway Middle School - 1501 Norland Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205
Services: We are in great need of a marketing or graphic design person to volunteer to do some web design, and marketing material updates for our organization. Also our school needs ideas for bulletin board design and display. Our students love to work with college students. We have a great working environment that is fun, flexible and close to CPCC downtown.
Student Requirements: Students must go to CMS website www.cms.k12.nc.us and sign up for volunteer screening. It takes 24 hours to be approved. Once approved they are in the registry to do volunteer work at CMS

Citizen Schools
Purpose of Agency: Citizen Schools is a leading national educational initiative that uniquely mobilizes thousands of volunteers to help improve student achievement by teaching skill-building apprenticeships after school. Our programs blend these real-world learning projects with rigorous academic and leadership development activities, preparing students in the middle grades for success in high school, college, the workforce, and civic life. Launched in Boston in 1995, Citizen Schools currently serves approximately 4,400 students and engages about 3,200 volunteers in 20 cities nationwide.  Currently Citizen Schools operates its program at two Charlotte Middle Schools: Quail Hollow Middle and MLK Middle Schools.  
Contact: Q Jones
Phone: 704-247-9807
E-mail: qjones@citizenschools.org
Website: www.citizenschools.org
Location: 222 South Church Street, Suite 405, Charlotte, NC 28202; Sites at MLK Jr. and Quail Hollow Middle Schools
Services: Citizen Schools is currently seeking interested student volunteers to work with our students teaching 10 week courses on a topic they are knowledgeable and passionate about, and that can reinforce 21st century skills necessary for success in college and the workforce.  Sessions are conducted once a week (Monday through Thursday) between 4:00 to 5:15 pm.  Volunteers receive training and assistance from professional educators to plan and implement their lessons.  Drop in mentors/ tutors week days between 3:30 and 4:30 pm are also sought.
Student Requirements: Background check and online sign-up required. Volunteers should possess an interest and passion for working with students.

Greater Enrichment Program, INC.
Purpose of Agency: Greater Enrichment Program, Inc. (GEP) is a free educationally based program providing cultural, recreational and social enrichment for its students. Although the primary target group is the enrolled children, services are also provided to parents in order to promote family values and parenting skills. GEP currently serves 350 plus students in k-5 grades.
Web Address: www.gepinc.org
Contact: Bronica Glover OR Tamika Bease
Phone: (704) 334-8518
E-Mail: bglover@gepinc.org ; tbease@gepinc.org
Fax: (704) 334-5003
Location: Administrative Office located at 2035 Patton Ave, Charlotte NC 28216. (2 blocks from Johnson C. Smith University going away from downtown (All contact must be made through Administrative Office.)
Program Sites: Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools (CMS) Sites: Bruns Avenue Elementary, 501 South Bruns Ave. (off of West Trade Street) and Merry Oaks Elementary, 3508 Draper Ave. (off of Central Ave.) Park and Recreation Community Sites: Greenville Recreation Center, 1330 Spring Street (off of Oaklawn Ave.) and Southview Recreation Center, 1720 Vilma Street (off of West Boulevard.)
Services:  Activities with elementary students: reading buddy, math, writing tutor, homework helper, sports/fitness assistant, facilitate special creative and fun learning lessons/activities in curriculum areas such as, health and nutrition, science experiments, autobiography writing, etc.; Character and career development: substance abuse and pregnancy prevention, history, government; computer awareness, storytelling (open to discuss other areas of interest), lead/facilitate a “Fun' Friday" Learning Club on topics of interest such as life skills, cooking, dance, drama, robotics, sports/fitness, music appreciation, photography, graphic/web and t-shirt design, entreprenuership, Junior Achievement, 4-H (open to discuss other topics of interest), assist with community service projects and special field trips. Activities with families: help with special events for families hosted each month (call for events/dates), tutors for GED program. Administrative projects: web design updated, develop press kit, assist with the development and writing of a corporate newsletter.
Student Requirements: Students must complete a Volunteer Interest Form, Background check (free resource provided), short orientation and information session.

Joseph W. Grier Academy
Purpose: Working together to become and remain a school of excellence.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Plyler Hemphill
Phone: (980) 343-5671
Fax: (980) 343-5394
E-mail: plylerlhemphill@cms.k12.nc.us
Location
: 8330 Grier Rd. Charlotte, NC 28215
Services: Student tutors and volunteers will have the chance the tutor at the grade level of their choice. They can be reading buddies to students and (or) classes, tutor in another subject that they may help another student in and can also volunteer any other area of the school which are, but is not limited to: office area, library, cafeteria, bus-lot, nurse station etc.
Student Requirements:
CMS has updated its Volunteer Management System. All CMS volunteers will need to re-register into the new system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and click the link on the right, under Quick Links called ‘Volunteering in CMS.’ Then on the left side, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer.’

KIPP Charlotte
Purpose of Agency:
KIPP Charlotte is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, college preparatory public school serving 360 students in grades five through eight. 94 percent of KIPP Charlotte students are African American, 5 percent Latino/Hispanic, and over 70 percent qualify for the free and reduced meal program. KIPP Charlotte serves communities that are traditionally underserved and marginalized in education. KIPP Charlotte is a member of KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, a national network of free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.
Web Address: www.KIPPCharlotte.org
Contact: Tamiko Lockett, Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:
980.216.9864                                                                                                                                               E-Mail: TLockett@kippcharlotte.org.
Fax: 704-537-2855
Location: 931 Wilann Drive, off the Plaza next door to Briarwood Elementary
Services: Students may be able to volunteer as mentors, tutors, teachers' assistants, office assistants, or other roles depending on availability and interests. Visit the volunteer page on the website or contact Tamiko Lockett for details.
Student Requirements: All volunteers are required to complete paperwork and clear a background check. Visit http://www.kippcharlotte.org/redesign/index.php/site/info/volunteer or contact Tamiko Lockett for required forms.

Ada Jenkins Center
Purpose of Agency
: To improve the quality of life for the residents of our communities through the integrated delivery of health, education and human services.
Web Address: www.adajenkins.org
Contact: Maritza Stutts
Phone: (704) 896-0471 Extension: 105
Fax: (704) 896-0480
E-Mail: Maritza.Stutts@adajenkins.org
Location: 212 Gamble Street, Davidson, NC 28036
Services: Students tutor children during an after school program while teaching them about social interactions and world culture.
LATINO SUPPORT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-We are looking for bilingual (English/Spanish) student volunteers to fill a variety of positions: Teacher of a basic computer training class taught in Spanish (2 hours/week for 8 weeks; flexible with your schedule); Translators for Crisis Assistance Ministry ( Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-1); Translators for Loaves and Fishes Pantry (Monday, 12:30-3:30; Wednesdays 12:30-3:30; Fridays 9:30-12:30); Assistant in developing and compiling contacts with key organizations in the area who offer bilingual services; Latino Support Desk worker (Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:00)
Student Requirements: No background check is required. Students must be 18 years of age to work in the after school program and willing to work 2 afternoons during the week. Orientations are given on a monthly basis. Contact Maritza Stutts about the date and time.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Purpose of Agency: Goodwill believes that all people in our region have the opportunity to develop their fullest potential through the power of work.
Web Address: www.goodwillsp.org
Contact: Kilby Watson
Phone: (704) 332-0316
E-Mail: kilby.watson@goodwillsp.org
Fax: (704) 333-3093
Location: 2122 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students must have a desire to assist individuals with barriers to employment. Opportunities include facilitating workshops and/or assisting with projects related to customer service, job readiness training, technology training, visual arts, horticulture, health and wellness, hospitality and construction.
Student Requirements: Students must complete and online application by clicking here. A background check and an orientation are required.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Purpose of Agency: To provide quality educational experiences so that every child of school age acquires the knowledge and skills to enable him or her to be a successful student now and a productive citizen in the future.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Ana Brown or Phyllis Croutch
Phone: (980) 343-0474 or 980-343-6618
Fax: (980) 343-3991
E-Mail: ana.brown@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 600 E. Fourth Street, Fifth Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Students can tutor children, be a lunch buddy, act as a mentor, chaperone field trips, act as a Test Proctor and /or organize college tours.
Student Requirements: All CMS volunteers will need to register into the volunteer management system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and scroll to Quick Links on the bottom right, Register to Volunteer in CMS and then, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer”.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Park and Recreation
Purpose of Agency: Provides recreation and leisure services to people of all backgrounds and abilities as well as maintain those spaces.
Web Address: www.charmeck.nc.us/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Home.htm
Contact: Lori Saylor
Phone: (704) 336-5478
Fax: (704) 319-9556
E-Mail: Lori.saylor@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Location: 310 N Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204
Services: Athletics, arts, working with children, seniors, marketing and customer service, therapeutic opportunities.This agency can take accounting students.
Student Requirements: Must complete a volunteer enrollment form.

Classroom Central
Purpose of Agency: To serve the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Charlotte area by providing a unique means to transfer donated merchandise from businesses and individuals free to teachers for use in their classrooms.
Contact: Risa G. Brandon
Web Address: www.classroomcentral.org
Phone: (704) 377-1740 ext. 421
Fax: (704) 377-0355
E-Mail: risa@classroomcentral.org
Locations: 2116 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students will assist with store stocking, teacher shopping (customer service, check-in/out, car loading), merchandising, die-cutting, warehouse donations sorting, and other projects.
Student Requirements: No background check required. An on-site orientation is given on the first day.

Junior Achievement of the Central Carolinas
Purpose of Agency
: We are passionate people who seek to educate and inspire young people to succeed in a global economy.
Web Address: www.jacarolinas.org
Contact: Amy Korb or Vicki Chaifetz
Phone:(704) 536-9668
Fax: (704) 563-4864
E-Mail: akorb@jacarolinas.org ; vchaifetz@jacarolinas.org
Location: 201 South Tryon Street LL100, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Teach Financial Literacy in a in-classroom environment. Time Frame: Program runs throughout the school year. Volunteers will be committing to teaching five 30 minute lessons. Volunteers will teach one lesson per week over the course of a five week period.
Student Requirements: An hour long training session is required.

Matthews Elementary School
Purpose of Agency: To ensure that no child is left behind.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Veronica Terrana
Phone: (980) 343-3940
Fax: (980) 343-3944
E-Mail: veronica.terrana@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 200 McDowell Avenue, Matthews, NC 28105
Services: Tutoring, working with small groups, and clerical activities.
Student Requirements: CMS has updated its Volunteer Management System. All CMS volunteers will need to re-register into the new system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and click the link on the right, under Quick Links called ‘Volunteering in CMS.’ Then on the left side, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer.’

Elizabeth Traditional Elementary School
Purpose of Agency
: To provide a well-rounded “traditional” education to our students, that is one where the basics of literacy, math, and citizenship are emphasized in a structured, caring environment.
Contact: Ashley Sheaffer                                                                                                                                    Phone: (704) 619-0985                                                                                                                                         Email: Ashley.sheaffer@cms.k12.nc.us                                                                                                            Location: 1601 Park Drive, Charlotte, NC 28204
Services: Tutoring K-2 with basic math and literacy skills. For grades 3-5 help prepare for end of grade tests in the spring. Opportunities are also available for one day projects.
Student Requirements: CMS has updated its Volunteer Management System. All CMS volunteers will need to re-register into the new system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and click the link on the right, under Quick Links called ‘Volunteering in CMS.’ Then on the left side, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer.’

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Environment

Carolina Raptor Center
Purpose of Agency: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors, and research.
Web Address: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org
Contact: Jim Warren
Phone: (704) 875-6521 ext. 112; cell: 704-264-9810
E-Mail: jwarren@carolinaraptorcenter.org
Fax: (704) 875-8814
Location: 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
Services: Volunteers that can only commit to a certain amount of time, not ongoing time, can do various grounds/maintenance, administrative, and special projects. CRC is located on 57 acres in a nature preserve, with many cages, and something always needs to be fixed, trimmed, weeded, hacked back, etc. Also CRC needs people who are handy with power tools and can help fix/make perches, do general cage repair, etc. Please go to the Website for more information about the regular volunteer program.
Student Requirements: A volunteer application needs to be completed. It can be found on the Website. Please contact CRC to discuss your interests and course requirements.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Park and Recreation
Purpose of Agency: Provides recreation and leisure services to people of all backgrounds and abilities as well as maintain those spaces.
Web Address: www.charmeck.nc.us/Departments/Park+and+Rec/Home.htm
Contact: Lori Saylor
Phone: (704) 336-5478
Fax: (704) 319-9556
E-Mail: Lori.saylor@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Location: 310 N Kings Dr, Charlotte, NC 28204
Services: Athletics, arts, working with children, seniors, marketing and customer service, therapeutic opportunities. This agency can take accounting students.
Student Requirements: Must complete a volunteer enrollment form.

Reedy Creek
Purpose of Agency: Reedy Creek Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 727 acre Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and is the source for environmental programs and information on the preserve’s natural communities, flora and fauna. The preserve protects the major tributaries of Reedy Creek, a natural heritage site, and areas of cultural significance including the ruins of the Robinson Rock house.
Web Address: Reedy Creek
Contact: Lori Saylor
Phone: (704) 336-5478
Fax: (704) 319-9556
E-Mail: Lori.saylor@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Location: 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
Services: There are many ways for students to get involved with Reedy Creek. Call for more details.
Student Requirements: Must complete a volunteer enrollment form and attend an orientation.

Historic Rural Hill
Purpose of Agency: Restoration, preservation, conservation, interpretation and maintenance of the properties of Rural Hill Farm known to be the historic property and home of John Davidson and his offspring and operate a living history farm on the site.
Web Address: www.ruralhill.net
Contact: Lauren Peterberry
Phone: (704) 875-3113
Fax: (704) 875-3193
E-Mail: Lauren@ruralhill.net
Location: 4431 Neck Road Huntersville, NC 28078
Services: Students can help with the events that take on the farm & also historic preservation. Help with the Amazing-Maize Maze , and educating others about Rural Hill.
Student Requirements: Students do not have to fill out an application or take a background check.

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Health and Wellness

The Respite
Purpose of Agency: We provide a variety of holistic services for people suffering with any type of loss or life-transition.
Web Address: www.TheRespite.org
Contact: Cindy Ballaro
Phone: 704-763-8846
E-Mail: cindy@TheRespite.org
Fax: 704-536-3508
Location: 4919 Monroe Rd., Charlotte 28205
Services: Students will be involved in a variety of tasks in the area of marketing, public relations and grant research. This will include helping to build our database, grant research via an online tool, writing press releases, posting on our social media sites, and various other marketing-related duties.
Student Requirements: We will need the following: Name, address, phone, email. Age, level in school, primary interest in school, other volunteer activities, any work experience, classwork related to our needs, and why they are interested in working with us. There is no background check.

Samaritan House
Purpose of Agency:
To provide short term recuperative care to homeless men and women after a hospital or emergency room stay.
Web Address: www.thesamaritanhouse.org
Contact:
Brad Goforth or Gregg Chapman
Email: volunteer@thesamaritanhouse.org
Fax: 704-333-0990
Location: 611 Fortune Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Services: Providing general help around the house, meal preparation, marketing events.
Student Requirements: Contact Samaritan House to see what kinds of work are needed and times for service.
Note: This is an excellent opportunity to get further acquainted to homelessness in Charlotte.  You can work with and around sick and injured homeless and help in their care.  If a group would like to help with marketing what we do in the community , they may plan and carry out a special event to highlight what we do.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Purpose of Agency: Goodwill believes that all people in our region have the opportunity to develop their fullest potential through the power of work.
Web Address: www.goodwillsp.org
Contact: Kilby Watson
Phone: (704) 332-0316
E-Mail: kilby.watson@goodwillsp.org
Fax: (704) 333-3093
Location: 2122 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students must have a desire to assist individuals with barriers to employment. Opportunities include facilitating workshops and/or assisting with projects related to customer service, job readiness training, technology training, visual arts, horticulture, health and wellness, hospitality and construction.
Student Requirements: Students must complete and online application by clicking here. A background check and an orientation are required.

Lake Norman YMCA
Purpose of Agency: To put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. All programs are open to members and non-members, with a different fee scale for each.
Web Address: www.ymcacharlotte.org
Contact: Janna Uddyback
Phone: 704-716-4447
E-Mail: Janna.Uddyback@ymcacharlotte.org
Location: 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
Services: Students can participate in general office work, fundraising, special events, specific programs, or can create their own position.
Student Requirements: Background checks are only required when working one-on-one with children. It takes about a week to get started as a new volunteer.

Trips for Kids Charlotte
Purpose of Agency:
To provide outdoor outings, community service, and educational opportunities for kids who do not have access to these types of activities within their communities or environments.
Web Address: www.tripsforkidscharlotte.org Contact: Paula Fricke
Phone: general phone is 704-944-3581  704-910-3970 for our Re-Cyclery (used bike shop)
E-Mail: info@tripsforkidscharlotte.org
Locations: 512 E. 15th St., Charlotte, 28206; Fisher Farms in Davidson; and Colonel Francis Beatty Park in Matthews
Services: Need help in the following areas: marketing/sales –to help promote and sell bikes and write newsletters, accounting – to set up good financial books, etc., bike repair – to help teach in the Earn a Bike program, and Website development – to keep the Website up to date.

Student requirements: A background check is required.

Shoes 4 Souls
Purpose of Agency:
Shoes 4 Souls is a shoe charity that collects used shoes for individuals in the need of safe shoes.                                
Web Address:
www.shareshoes4soles.com
Contact: Randy Peterson
Phone: 704-771-1373
Cell: 919-625-0857                                                    E-mail:recycleshoes@shareshoes4souls.com
Fax: 704-771-1373
                                                                             
Location
: 7316-b Wallace Rd. Charlotte NC 28212
                     
Services
: We need volunteers that can converse with different organizations and communities. These communities are asked to host a shoe drive/collection paying it forward for individuals that are less fortunate.  
Student Requirements: A brief phone interview is required.1. Students must foster an attitude of helping others.  2. Students will need to commit to an allotted amount of time dedicated to starting shoe drives.  3. People skills are a must. 4.Student must be organized and goal driven.

Weddington Assisted Living
Purpose of Agency
: Assisted living community with a special combination of housing and supportive services for seniors who are unable to live alone, but do not need full time nursing care.
Contact: Joanne Boles
Phone: (704) 847-9477
Fax: (704) 814-9869
E-mail: jboles@brookdaleliving.com
Location: 2404 Plantation Center Drive, Matthews, NC 28105
Services: Various activities with elderly residents. Share a skill or hobby with the residents, such as playing an instrument or writing poetry.
Student Requirements: Background check required. Students must pay for background check and get it on their own from the county courthouse.

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Homelessness

Supportive Housing Communities (SHC)
Purpose of Agency
: Since 2003, Supportive Housing Communities (SHC) has owned and operated McCreesh Place, Charlotte’s first permanent supportive housing apartment community for disabled men overcoming homelessness.  Our MISSION: to provide affordable housing to alleviate homelessness and human suffering.
Website: www.supportivehousingcommunties.org
Contact: Linda Miller, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 704-335-9380 X26 or Cell- 704-651-3549
E-Mail: linda@aplacetoliveagain.org
Fax: 704-335-8131
Location: 2120 N. Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Services: Volunteer opportunities can be scheduled on weekdays or weekends. We are open to volunteers from 8:00am- 8:00pm each day. Each volunteer will be scheduled, on average, 2-4 hours per volunteer duty.  Volunteer opportunities vary. You can volunteer in our community garden, provide game day, assist with holiday events, help with resident’s recognition night, provide a donation drive or help with our yearly friendraiser. There are many more volunteer projects to offer.  You will receive a detailed list on orientation day; request opportunities sent to you via email or visit our website for more details.
Student Requirements: Dress comfortably and appropriately. No opened toes shoes. Jeans and sneakers are acceptable unless volunteer are scheduled to help at an event. All volunteers must complete the volunteer application and confidentiality waiver, found on our website. After completing the application and waiver you will be scheduled for a tour/orientation of the facility. We will then get you scheduled for your volunteer project.  Please be on time for scheduled volunteer duty. Let us know as soon as possible if you have to change or cancel.

Journey Place
Purpose of Agency:
Journey Place is a specialized program for young adults (males who are 21 and over who are aging the foster care and need help making the transition from foster to being an independent adult due to unmet education, employment or social needs.  Residents are given the opportunity to practice the required independent living skills necessary to be successful adults while in a safe and supportive environment.
Web Address: http://www.therelatives.org/page.aspx?pid=714
Contact: Terrance Buckson
Phone: 704-525-6619 E-Mail: Tbuckson@therelatives.org Services: Tutoring needs, home upkeep / landscaping, and hosting donation drives for men’s hygienic products

A Child’s Place
Purpose of Agency
: A community organization which works in collaboration with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools to provide education and support services and to advocate for children and their families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless.
Web Address: www.achildsplace.org
Contact: Diosa Adams
Phone: (704) 343-3790 x9500
Fax: (704) 343-3791
E-Mail: dadams@achildsplace.org
Location: 601 E. 5th Street, Suite 130, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Individuals interested in working with client children and volunteer as a lunch buddy, tutor, and/or classroom assistant. Volunteers can also provide snacks, assist with special events, and organize donations at the main office.
Student Requirements: Background check and reference check required - takes about a week. An orientation is required and may be given one-on-one or with a group.Students must complete and return their application before being considered for a position. Students who work one-on-one with children as lunch buddies must commit to working throughout the academic year.
How to apply:
VISIT WWW.ACHILDSPLACE.ORG and click on VOLUNTEER. Please fill out the volunteer application and register with CMS. You should hear back from ACP within a week.

Samaritan House
Purpose of Agency:
To provide short term recuperative care to homeless men and women after a hospital or emergency room stay.
Web Address: www.thesamaritanhouse.org
Contact: Brad Goforth or Gregg Chapman
Phone: 704-333-0110
Email: volunteer@thesamaritanhouse.org
Fax: 704-333-0990
Location: 611 Fortune Street, Charlotte, NC 28205
Services: Providing general help around the house, meal preparation, marketing events.
Note: This is an excellent opportunity to get further acquainted to homelessness in Charlotte.  You can work with and around sick and injured homeless and help in their care.  If a group would like to help with marketing or what we do in the community, they may plan and carry out a special event to highlight what we do.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Purpose of Agency: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s mission is to end hunger in 16 counties by distributing food to over 500 agencies, such as soup kitchens, emergency shelters, group homes, food pantries, and low income daycares.
Contact
: Shay Merritt
Phone: (704) 375-9639, ext. 29
Fax: (704) 385-9639
E-Mail: smerritt@secondharvest.org
Location: 550-B Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Services: Food distribution, community education, Kid’s Café, special events for awareness and fundraising. This agency can take accounting students.
Student Requirements: No background checks required

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
Purpose of Agency
: The ReStore supports the Habitat for Humanity mission to eliminate substandard housing by selling donated items, with proceeds going directly to building homes in partnership with needy families in Charlotte.
HFH ReStore Mission Statement: Through the selling of donated construction and home related items:
- Increase the number of homes built with low-income families through Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte.
- Prevent usable items from being put in landfills.
- Provide quality building materials to the general public at discounted prices.
Web Address
:http://www.charlotterestore.org/volunteer/volunteeropportunities.html
Contact: Lauren Gibson
Phone(704) 716-7040 x2230
Fax(704) 716-7055
E-Mail: volunteer@CharlotteReStore.org
Location: 1133 N Wendover Road, Charlotte NC 28211 & 3326 Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28208
Services: Sells new and gently used items, all of which have been donated; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity
Student Requirements: Students should look at the list of volunteer positions available on our website to get an idea of what sorts of opportunities are available & what amount of time commitment is required; we ask that students plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours per visit, and closed-toe shoes are required.

Bright Blessings (formerly Birthday Blessings)
Purpose of Agency:  All children deserve to experience the simple joys of their youth, but sadly, many are missing out. For homeless children, joyous occasions such as birthday parties often go neglected; an unfortunate result of a family’s financial strain and unstable living conditions. The purpose of Bright Blessings is to help recognize and celebrate the lives of homeless children by providing birthday parties that bring attention and cheer to kids who are in the midst of the most unstable times in their lives. Bright Blessings has three primary goals for the children it serves:
- lift spirits and promote a sense of self-worth
- provide educational and enrichment experiences
- help supplement basic needs
Web Address: www.birthdayblessings.org
Contact: Amy Cervantes
Phone:  (704) 846-BDAY (2329)
E-Mailcontact@birthdayblessingsUSA.org
Location:  608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road / Matthews, NC   28105
Services:  Students will volunteer in events and activities mainly birthday parties. 
Student Requirements: Background check is not required. Volunteers should be comfortable interacting with youth, have strong initiative, leadership skills and communication skills, and a desire to learn.  Would love to have a student  with strong interest and aptitude for: event planning, marketing and PR with the community.

Charlotte Rescue Mission
Purpose of Agency: The Charlotte rescue Mission provides a free, 90 day residential recovery program to predominately homeless men and women addicted to drugs and or alcohol. This program includes the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. The men’s program supervises a 138-bed facility. The women’s program is a 12-bed facility. Through our program clients receive: food, clothing, lodging; individual and group counseling; addiction education; worship services; life skills training; family education and services; and an opportunity for GED completion.
Web Address: www.charlotterescuemission.org
Contact: Christy Baker, Community Relations Coordinator
Phone: (704) 334-4635 ext. 260
Fax: (704) 333-7285
E-Mail: Christy.Baker@charlotterescuemission.org
Location: PO Box 33000 Charlotte, NC 28233
Services: The volunteer coordinator will be happy to speak with you about the many services in which students can participate. Accounting students are welcome. The men's program accommodates 153 men; the Women and Children's program accommodates 90 women and 30 children.
Student Requirements: Background checks (will take 3 days) and is required for the Women and Children’s campus. Both Men and Women's campuses require an orientation is required.

Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency: To care for men who are homeless and provide them opportunities to rebuild their lives.
Web Address: www.mensshelterofcharlotte.org
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 704-334-187, ext. 103
E-Mail: VolCoord@MensShelterOfCharlotte.org,
Location: 1210 N Tryon Street & 3410 Statesville Ave, Charlotte 28206
Services: Help is needed with program services, admissions, kitchen, creative writing classes, PR, computer lab, clothing closet, front desk data entry, side entrance, answer phones, buzz security door, prepare and serve breakfast or lunch.
Student Requirements: No background checks required.

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International and Multicultural

Latin American Women's Association
Purpose of Agency:
To support the educational advancement of Hispanic youth and women, and to enhance the quality of life in our community
Web Address: www.lawanc.org
Contact: Gricelda De La Cruz
Phone: 704.552.1003
E-Mail: gdelacruz@lawanc.org
Office Location:
3440 Toringdon Way Suite 205 Charlotte NC 28277
Service locations:
Albemarle Road Elementary - 7800 Riding Trail Rd. Charlotte,NC 28212; Albemarle Middle School - 6900 Democracy Drive Charlotte, NC 28212; Merry Oaks Elementary - 3508 Draper Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205; Winterfield Elementary - 3100 Winterfield Place. Charlotte, NC 28205; Huntingtowne Farms Elementary 2520 Huntingtowne Farms Lane Charlotte, NC 28210
Services: With only an hour per week, you can help enhance the academic and social development of a child. Tutors usually help with reading skills using a short story or basic math skills. Most importantly, you will be a mentor. Volunteers choose a time to fit their schedule. You can volunteer any day Monday - Friday from 7:45 - 2:45 Padres y Padrinos info Sheet. If interested in this program, please fill out the application by clicking here.
Student Requirements
: Volunteers are required to register through CMS www.cms.k12.nc.us and complete an application for the Latin American Women's Association (LAWA)

Latin American Coalition
Purpose of Agency: The Latin American Coalition, Charlotte’s oldest and largest Hispanic service agency, is dedicated to serving Mecklenburg County’s 75,000 Hispanic families with the services that allow them to overcome language, economic, educational and cultural barriers while offering the wider community opportunities to learn about and connect with the Latino population.
Web Address: http://www.latinamericancoalition.org/
Contact: Bonnie C. Carter, Volunteer & ESL Coordinator
Phone: (704) 941-6735
Fax: (704) 531-3850
E-Mail:bcarter@latinamericancoalition.org
Location: 4938 Central Ave,  Charlotte NC 28205
Services: Instructor’s aid, citizenship classes, voter registration coordinator, policy research assistant, research assistant, interviewer, ESL instructor, marketing and public relations coordinator, and much more!
Student Requirements: Bilingual (Spanish –English) person helpful but not required.

In Goode Company-CLCC THE BRIDGE
Purpose of Agency:
Provide tutoring to refugee children that builds confidence beyond the classroom, regardless of religion or race. IGC seeks to build esteem for children to achieve academic goals and become healthy, confident adults and leaders in their communities.
Contact: Silvia Ganzo
Web Address: www.ingoodecompany.com
Phone: (704) 375-1660
E-Mail: silvia@ingoodecompany.com
Location: 1350 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (Central Ave at Hawthorne, walking distance from CPCC Central Campus)
Services: Service-Learning students are needed from 2-6pm, Monday through Friday. Service-Learners must understand that working with children requires flexibility, attentiveness, creativity, and patience. Must be willing to work with diverse groups of children as it relates to culture, socioeconomic status, and academic level. Please call about specific volunteer opportunities as it relates to your discipline and area of expertise/interest.
Student Requirements: Criminal background check required and can be returned within 24 hours.

CPCC / Academic ESL Department                                                                                                                    Purpose of Agency: The Academic English as a Foreign Language program prepares nonnative speakers of English to function successfully in institutions of higher education and in professional situations in the United States.  Attention is also paid to the student's cultural awareness, particularly that of the academic environment. Web Address: http://www.cpcc.edu/international_services/academicesl?searchterm=academic+esl Phone: 704-330-6135
E-Mail: lara.beninca@cpcc.edu

Fax: NA
Location: CPCC/Central Campus                                                                                                                                   Services: Students can volunteer to be a conversation partner for individual students currently taking Academic ESL classes.  The students will meet on Central Campus to practice informal conversation skills.  The teacher will provide some guidance for the volunteers to help them get started.  Typically, students meet once or twice a week for about an hour at a time that is convenient for the ESL student and the volunteer.   Alternatively, volunteers can attend an Academic ESL class to serve as a small group facilitator to help students carry out a specific conversational assignment.                                                                                                                                                         Student Requirements: Interested volunteers should contact Lara Beninca and fill out a volunteer form.  Volunteers should be open to and interested in working with students from diverse language and cultural backgrounds.

Diversity Council of the Carolinas
Purpose of Agency
:  The Diversity Council of the Carolinas is dedicated to providing resources to leaders, corporations, organization and communities to strengthen diversity, diversity and inclusion in their spaces. Educate.Inspire.Change
Web Address
: www.c-dcc.org
Contact
: Debra Ellison
Phone
: (704) 782.0072
E-Mail
:deelady01@gmail.com
Fax
: (704) 782.0072
Location
: 740 E. 5th St. Charlotte, NC 28023 (By appointment only)
Services
: Interested in volunteers that are able to communicate with a diverse group of people for special events and conferences.  Administrative volunteers who possess strong organizational skills and have the ability to disseminate information timely (office 1-4 hours per week). Ability to work on small projects such as sponsors and membership committees (1-2 hours per week) and special projects as needed. Volunteer would possess the ability to use MS Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Xcell, etc.)

Mothering Across Continents
Purpose of Agency:
The mission of Mothering Across Continents is "Adopting Dreams, Raising Tomorrow's Leaders."  Mothering Across Continents provides a platform for volunteer catalysts-particularly women-to receive consulting, coaching and mentoring to develop dream projects.  Our focus is dveloping and delivering innovative education projects serving orphans, at-risk and vulnerable children in the most impoverished, under-served locations.  We're committed to guiding these projects to become models for change.  For students and school communities in the United States, Mothering Across Continents pursues our mission of "Adopting Dreams.  Raising Tomorrow's Leaders." by providing enrichment experiences that empower youth to understand and address complex global issues that affect communities everywhere in the world.
Goals of Organization:
1. Manage successful, innovative education-focused projects in countries such as Haiti, South Sudan, Bolivia, Rwanda, etc.
2. Engage with youth and young adults to organize service-learning opportunities that are beneficial on a global scale.
3. Develop initiatives that are replicable models.
Web Address: www.motheringacrosscontinents.org
Contact: Elizabeth Peacock
Phone: 704-607-1333
Email: epeacock@motheringacrosscontinents.org
Location: 310 Arlington Ave, Ste. 303, Charlotte, NC 28203
Services: Mothering Across Continents is looking to partner with professors/classes interested in design, development initiatives related to logo development, graphic design, video production, event management and staffing.  Proficiency in graphic design, video production or event management.

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Low Income

New Opportunity Programs
Purpose of Agency:
The purpose of the agency is to provide support to teen, young adult and adult parents through mentorship, training, and support groups.  Students have the potential to bring about generational changes in the lives of parents.
Web Address:
www.newoppprogram.org
Contact:
Lakisha Harris
Phone:
704-293-7373
E-Mail:
Lharris@newoppmentoring.org
Fax:
n/a
Location
: 3601 Lukes Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216 (by apt only)
Services
: Students can provide customer service, marketing skills, and organizational structure to mentors, mentees, potential sponsors and supporters.

Students can assist with monthly “Meals for Mentoring” event (third Wednesday of each month).  Tasks include:

  • organizing meals
  • delivering meals to businesses in the Uptown area
  • drink preparation
  • customer service to ensure accurate orders.

Students can also assist during quarterly mentor training events as well as community event.  Task include:

  • providing hospitality to attendees
  • distribute training materials and preparation for training
  • if desired – can be taught to teach portions of training
  • pass out hand outs and direct attendees to appropriate resources

Student Requirements: Interest form (attached) should be completed to be considered for position and face to face interview.  Background is not necessary for majority of the positions.

Students can volunteer for one hour or the duration of time listed.  Some upcoming opportunities include:

Meals for Mentoring – March 19, 2014 10:30a-1:30p
Community Event – March 22, 2014 10:30a – 2:00p
Mentor Training and Interest/information session - April 19, 2014 10:15a – 2:30p

Shoes 4 Souls
Purpose of Agency:
Shoes 4 Souls is a shoe charity that collects used shoes for individuals in the need of safe shoes.                                
Web Address:
www.shareshoes4soles.com
Contact: Randy Peterson
Phone: 704-771-1373
Cell: 919-625-0857                                                    E-mail:recycleshoes@shareshoes4souls.com
Fax: 704-771-1373
                                                                             
Location
: 7316-b Wallace Rd. Charlotte NC 28212
                     
Services
: We need volunteers that can converse with different organizations and communities. These communities are asked to host a shoe drive/collection paying it forward for individuals that are less fortunate.  
Student Requirements: A brief phone interview is required.1. Students must foster an attitude of helping others.  2. Students will need to commit to an allotted amount of time dedicated to starting shoe drives.  3. People skills are a must. 4.Student must be organized and goal driven.

UrbanPromise Charlotte
Puprpose of Agency:
Our mission at UrbanPromise Charlotte is to develop children and youth into Christian leaders determined to restore their communities.  Our vision is three-fold: Reach a Child, Raise a Leader, Restore Community. UrbanPromise reaches younger children through after school and summer programs and raises high school leaders who are employed as mentors and counselors in these programs.  Our ultimate goal is to restore community as a new generation of young leaders affects social, economic and spiritual revitalization in their neighborhoods and the city of Charlotte.
Web Address: www.urbanpromisecharlotte.org
Contact: Jimmy McQuilkin
Phone: (301)325-9471
Email: jimmy@urbanpromisecharlotte.org
Location: South Blvd., corridor in Southwest Charlotte; exact location varies.
Services: We have several long-term volunteer opportunities working directly with students at our AfterSchool Program.  These opportunities require a semester-long commitment (January through June or September through December).
-AfterSchool Aide: Work alongside our staff and StreetLeaders by tutoring and reading to elementary students.  Time Commitment: Once a week from 4pm-6pm.
-"Options" Teacher: Volunteer to design and lead a 10-week life skill class around a skill of your choice for approximately 10 students.  Possible topics include cooking, art, dance, music, LEGO robotics, and gardening.  Time Commitment: Once a week from 6pm-7pm.
We also have opportunities to volunteer with UrbanPromise in an operational role.  These opportunities include:
-Fundraising
-Communications
-Videography/photography
-Grant writing
-Graphic Design
Student Requirements: Students need to complete an UrbanPromise volunteer application, which includes a background check, and an in-person interview.  Bilingual in Spanish is a plus, but not a requirement.

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC)

Purpose of Agency: Love INC is a faith-based non-profit that functions as a broker or clearinghouse that connects poor, elderly and disabled in Mecklenburg County with volunteers in churches and organizations that want to love and serve them in the name of Christ. 
Web Address: www.loveinc-charlotte.org
Contact: Dale Harlan
Phone: 704-536-5588; Cell: 704-770-1070
E-Mail: dharlan@loveinc-charlotte.org
Fax: (704) 631-9424
Location: 2633 Eastway Drive, Building #1, Charlotte, NC
Services: Please go to the website for more information about Office or Field Volunteer opportunities under the VOLUNTEER “Put your gifts to work to help those in need” link.
Student Requirements: Click on the VOLUNTEER “Put your gifts to work to help those in need” link on our website, complete the Volunteer Application and submit it or call us at 704-536-5588.

Hope Match
Purpose of Agency: Hope Match
is a local charity serving those who are unseen and underserved in the Greater Charlotte, North Carolina area.  We started as a Christmas program, but have grown into much more.  While our Christmas program of matching local families in need with people who want to provide personalized Christmas gifts and encouragement to their neighbor is still the hear of what we do, we have expanded our services to address the growing needs of the families we serve.  Throughout the year, you will find multiple ways to give financially and volunteer, all while making a lasting difference in your community.

Everything at HopeMatch is personalized and geared toward what the families need and what will make a lasting difference in their lives.  WE believe in not just giving a hand out, but a "Hand Up".  We consider it an honor bless people in our community who often do not qualify for government assistance, but are trying really heard to make life work.

Habitat for Humanity Metal Recycling Center

Purpose of Agency: The Restore supports the Habitat for Humanity mission to eliminate substandard housing by selling donated items, with proceeds going directly to building homes in partnership with needy families in Charlotte.                                                                                                                                                                                           HFH Restore Metal Recycling Mission Statement: Through the recycling of donated items:

  • Increase the number of homes built with low income families built through Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte.
  • Prevent usable items from being put in landfills.

Web Address: http://www.charlotterestore.org/programs/metal-recycling Contact: Julia Konish                                                                                                                                           Phone: (704) 716-7040, extension 2230                                                                                                                        Fax: (704) 716-7055                                                                                                                                               Email:volunteer@charlotterestore.org Location: 2941 Interstate Street Charlotte NC, 28208                                                                                                Services: We pick up the sued appliances from all over Charlotte, including those we get from large corporate home improvement retail stores. We then test them and the appliances that do not work are recycled or repaired and sold at our Wilkinson Blvd location. Staff and volunteers take the appliances apart, separating the materials so we can get top dollar for each type of metal. If you love taking things apart and want to help Habitat, this may be the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

Student Requirements: Students should be at least 18 years old and wear closed toe shoes when volunteering.

Web Address: www.HopeMatch.org
Contact:
Erin Blackmore, Executive Director
Office Phone: 704-271-4636     
Email: contact@hopematch.org
Location: Varies depending on event, volunteer will be given location once application process is completed. 
Services: We can accommodate one-time volunteers, as well as more committed volunteers.  We have a lot of openings for operational volunteer roles with HopeMatch, for people who would like to serve for a period of time and really get involved in the culture of our organization.  Some of the current opportunities include:
-Fundraising Support
-Research on the Working Poor Socio-Economic Group
-Event Planning Team
-Communications: Social Media/Blogging/E-Newsletter
-Administrative (November/December)
-Graphic Design
-Grant Writing
-Videographer and/or Photographer
-Assistant to the Director
-Donor Relations-Receiving the donations, organizing, and thanking donors (December only)
-Shopping for Families in Need (December only)
-Wrapping Gifts for Families in Need (December only)
Student Requirements: All volunteers must complete our on-line Volunteer Application, Read and Sign our Core Values on website, and Attend Volunteer Orientation, Background checks are requested depending on whether or not volunteer will come in contact with our families.

Sow Much Good, Inc.
Purpose of Agency:
The mission of Sow Much Good, Inc. is to eliminate socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic health disparities resulting from lack of access to nutritionally dense food products based on status, geographic location or any combination of factors that serve to marginalize groups of people. Our programming and community initiatives are intended to provide equal access to organic food sources; to inspire individuals to take charge of their health; and to promote healthy lifestyles through food and nutrition. As we strongly believe that access to healthy, organic foods is a right of every person.
Web Addres
s: www.sowmuchgood.org
Contact:
Volunteer Coordinator                                                                                                                          Phone: (704) 947-6842
Email
: info@sowmuchgood.org
Location
: 8008 Leisure Lane Huntersville, NC 28078
Services
: Horticulture, urban planning, construction, office management, marketing, fund development, non-profit management, graphic/web design, construction and trades (i.e-carpentry, masonry, etc.
Student Requirements:
Must have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; be self motivated; have the ability to work independently and in a group setting; have the ability to follow direction.

Dilworth Soup Kitchen
Purpose of Agency:
This particular soup kitchen takes a different approach as the meals are prepared "Sunday best" and served to neighbors at their table.
Web Address:
www.fccchurch.com/soup.html|
Phone:
704.334.3771
Email:
absaxe@earthlink.net
Location:
1200 East Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28203
Services:
Dilworth Soup Kitchen is a unique type of soup kitchen which caters to neighbors, through a three course gourmet lunch which is served and prepared by volunteers every Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  All neighbors are welcome at Dilworth Soup Kitchen, allowing a sense of community to be built every day between neighbors.
Student Requirements:
No background check required.

Friendship Trays
Purpose of Agency:
To prepare and deliver in a caring way nutritious meals to those in the Charlotte Mecklenburg area who cannot prepare meals on their own because of age or infirmity
Web Address: www.friendshiptrays.org
Contact: Lani Lawrence
Phone: 704.333.9229 x 4842
Fax:
704.333.5947
E-Mail: llawrence@friendshiptrays.org
Location
: 2401 A Distribution St, Charlotte, NC 28403
Services
: Packing, prepping, labeling, and bagging meals per route. Office work helping with data management, answering phones and assisting office staff.
Student Requirements: Students should tour Friendship Trays for a brief orientation and then be able to be flexible about  helping in the kitchen or in the office.

Jacob’s Ladder Job Readiness Program...A Program of Urban League-Central Carolinas
Purpose of Agency: Jacob's Ladder is a 10 year old non-profit free job readiness program helping low-skilled, unemployed and underemployed adults find and keep living wage jobs
Web Address: http://www.urbanleaguecc.org/page.asp?urh=JacobsLadder
Contact: Jane Norman
Phone: (704) 373-2256 x211
Fax: (704) 373-2262
E-Mail: jane.norman@urbanleaguecc.org
Location: 740 West 5th Street Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Creating resumes from scant work history, mock interviews, classroom assistance, help with special events, assistance with selecting attire and helping dress clients
Student Requirements: Background checks are not yet instituted for volunteers but may be in the future. An interview and application required .

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Purpose of Agency: Goodwill believes that all people in our region have the opportunity to develop their fullest potential through the power of work.
Web Address: www.goodwillsp.org
Contact: Kilby Watson
Phone: (704) 332-0316
E-Mail: kilby.watson@goodwillsp.org
Fax: (704) 333-3093
Location: 2122 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students must have a desire to assist individuals with barriers to employment. Opportunities include facilitating workshops and/or assisting with projects related to customer service, job readiness training, technology training, visual arts, horticulture, health and wellness, hospitality and construction.
Student Requirements: Students must complete and online application by clicking here. A background check and an orientation are required.

Classroom Central
Purpose of Agency: To serve the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Charlotte area by providing a unique means to transfer donated merchandise from businesses and individuals free to teachers for use in their classrooms.
Contact: Risa G. Brandon
Web Address: www.classroomcentral.org
Phone: (704) 377-1740 ext. 421
Fax: (704) 377-0355
E-Mail: risa@classroomcentral.org
Locations: 2116 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students will assist with store stocking, teacher shopping (customer service, check-in/out, car loading), merchandising, die-cutting, warehouse donations sorting, and other projects.
Student Requirements: No background check required. An on-site orientation is given on the first day.

Crisis Assistance Ministries
Purpose of Agency: To provide emergency financial assistance to families and individuals facing a crisis such as eviction or utility disconnection. Many other programs offered by Crisis including the Free Store.
Web Address: www.crisisassistance.org
Contact: Free Store Volunteering (Corrina Kirby)
Phone: (704) 371-3001
Fax: (704) 333-4310
E-Mail: FreeStoreVolunteering@crisisassistance.org
Location: 500-A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Services: Students can volunteer for the following: clerical assistance, clothing store assistant, clothing production assistant, furniture office assistant and furniture pick-up.
Student Requirements: No background check. There is a quick, on-site orientation.

Habitat for Humanity Re-Store
Purpose of Agency
: The ReStore supports the Habitat for Humanity mission to eliminate substandard housing by selling donated items, with proceeds going directly to building homes in partnership with needy families in Charlotte.
HFH ReStore Mission Statement: Through the selling of donated construction and home related items:
- Increase the number of homes built with low-income families through Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte.
- Prevent usable items from being put in landfills.
- Provide quality building materials to the general public at discounted prices.
Web Address
:http://www.charlotterestore.org/volunteer/volunteeropportunities.html
Contact: Lauren Gibson
Phone(704) 716-7040 x2230
Fax(704) 716-7055
E-Mail: volunteer@CharlotteReStore.org
Location: 1133 N Wendover Road, Charlotte NC 28211 & 3326 Wilkinson Boulevard, Charlotte NC 28208
Services: Sells new and gently used items, all of which have been donated; proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity
Student Requirements: Students should look at the list of volunteer positions available on our website to get an idea of what sorts of opportunities are available & what amount of time commitment is required; we ask that students plan to spend a minimum of 2 hours per visit, and closed-toe shoes are required.

Loaves and Fishes
Purpose of Agency: To provide emergency food to people in crisis for a two to seven day period.
Web Address: www.loavesandfishes.org
Contact: Valerie Crockett
Phone: (704) 523-4333
Fax: (704) 523-5901
E-Mail: Valerie@loavesandfishes.org
Location: P.O. Box 11234, Charlotte, NC 28220 
Services: Students can work in the phone center, at different food pantries, with a delivery crew, work in the warehouse sorting food or help with special events.
Student Requirements: No background checks.

Matthews HELP Center - Helping Ease Local Poverty
Purpose of Agency: The mission of the Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short term assistance. We provide financial assistance, food pantry services and programs: Back 2 School, BounceBack Backpacks, Thanksgiving Feast, Holiday Support, and Money Management.
Web Address:www.matthewshelpcenter.org.
Contact: Kim Rhodarmer
Phone:
(704) 847-8383
Fax:
(704) 847-1621
E-Mail:
kim@matthewshelpcenter.org
Location: 119 North Ames St, Matthews, NC 28105
Services: Students can assist with Back Porch Treasures Thrift Shop, perishable food pick-up, and food pantry. Internships are available for design / merchandising, human services, social work, marketing and business majors in thrift shop (retail, design, organization /clerical). Programs and Services available: Food Pantry, Back 2 School, BounceBack Backpacks, Thanksgiving Feast, Holiday Support, and Money Management, and outcome measures).
Student Requirements: Background checks needed for some positions. Application for volunteering is available on our website under the Volunteer tab.

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina
Purpose of Agency: Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina’s mission is to end hunger in 19 counties by distributing food to over 650 agencies, such as soup kitchens, emergency shelters, group homes, food pantries, and low income daycares.
Web Address: www.secondharvestcharlotte.org
Contact: Shay Merritt
Phone:Shay:( 704) 375-9639 ext 29
Fax: (704) 385-9639
E-Mailsmerritt@secondharvest.org;
Location: 550-B Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
Services: Food distribution, community education, Kid’s Café, special events for awareness and fundraising. This agency can take accounting students.
Student Requirements: No background checks required, close toed shoes!

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Marketing/Public Relations

The Respite, A Center for Grief & Hope
Purpose of Agency:
We provide a variety of holistic services for people suffering with any type of loss or life-transition.
Web Address:
www.TheRespite.org
Contact:
Cindy Ballaro
Phone:
704-763-8846
E-Mail:
cindy@TheRespite.org
Fax:
704-536-3508
Location:
4919 Monroe Rd., Charlotte 28205
Services:
Students will be involved in a variety of tasks in the area of marketing, public relations and grant research. This will include helping to build our database, grant research via an online tool, writing press releases, posting on our social media sites, and various other marketing-related duties.
Student Requirements: We will need the following: Name, address, phone, email. Age, level in school, primary interest in school, other volunteer activities, any work experience, classwork related to our needs, and why they are interested in working with us. There is no background check.

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Criminal Justice & Judicial System

The Center for Community Transitions
Purpose of Agency: To reintegrate offenders with their family and community, to help them find employment and support them with any issues that they encounter.
Web Address: www.ecocharlotte.org
Contact: Myra Clark
Phone: (704) 494-0001, extension 23
Fax: (704) 374.1627
E-Mail:mclark@centerforcommunitytransitions.org
Location: 2226 North Davidson Street, Charlotte, NC 28205 (between 25th and 26th Streets)
Services: Students are needed to do marketing, office assistance, event planning, graphic arts work and landscaping.
Student Requirements: This organization does not require background checks.

Guardian ad Litem Program
Purpose of Agency: The Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program recruits, screens, trains and supervises volunteer advocates to protect and promote the best interest of abused and neglected children in the state's custody (foster care). GAL's work as part of a team with program staff and an attorney advocates to prepare a written report to help the judge understand what is best for the child and to ultimately find them a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

Services: Students can assist Program Supervisors manage unassigned case or be assigned to a case themselves (1 year commitment required).

Web Address: www.galcharlotte.com
Contact: Volunteer Recruiter                                                                                                                Phone: (704) 686-0090
Fax: (704) 686-0076
E-Mail:GAL.District26@nccourts.org

Location: 700 East 4th St., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28202
Student Requirements: All volunteers must be 18 years or older, have a clean criminal background, three favorable references and be willing to commit to a minimum of 1 year with the program. If interested in volunteering, please visit the GAL website to complete an application.  Once your application is received we will run your criminal background check and send out three reference requests.  Upon receipt of all information we will call you for an interview.  If we feel you're right for the program, we will then invite you to our pre-service training (which consists of 30 hours of training (typically held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-8:30pm).

PLEASE NOTE: This opportunity is best suited for students looking for long term internships and/or volunteer opportunities.

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Seniors

Elmcroft of Little Avenue
Purpose of Agency:
Elmcroft of Little Avenue is an Assisted Living and Memory Care community.  Our residents receive personalized services and opportunities for meaningful social interaction in a “bed and Breakfast” style environment.
Web Address
: www.elmcroft.com
Contact: Carol Offi
Phone:
704-541-9333
E-Mail:
cnoffi@elmcroft.com
Fax:
704-541-5358
Location:
7745 Little Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28226
Services:
The main service a volunteer can provide is interaction with our residents!  This can be done in a number of ways: Crafts, walks, games, music, one-on-one visits.  Aside from duties we would already have in mind, we encourage our volunteers to express their own interests and share these with our residents, assuming they are appropriate.
Student Requirements:
We have a volunteer form to be filled out and we do background checks on regular volunteers

Brighton of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency:
Assisted Living and Memory Care Community We provide a home for Seniors in need and provide a variety of active different opportunities to enhance their overall well being.
Web Address:
www.sunriseseniorliving.com
Contact:
Cynthia Patterson
E-Mail:
eastover-crd@emeritus.com

Phone: (704) 336-2550

Fax: 704-643-9400
Location:
6000  Park South Drive  Charlotte, NC 28210
Services:
We have many different opportunities.  If you have a gift, compassion and a hobby there is always something for everyone.  Come on out and see us.
Student Requirements:
Must fill out volunteer application, background check and tb test.  Very easy, we would love to have you!

Love In the Name of Christ (Love INC)

Purpose of Agency: Love INC is a faith-based non-profit that functions as a broker or clearinghouse that connects poor, elderly and disabled in Mecklenburg County with volunteers in churches and organizations that want to love and serve them in the name of Christ. 
Web Address: www.loveinc-charlotte.org
Contact: Dale Harlan
Phone: 704-536-5588; Cell: 704-770-1070
E-Mail: dharlan@loveinc-charlotte.org
Fax: (704) 631-9424
Location: 2633 Eastway Drive, Building #1, Charlotte, NC
Services: Please go to the website for more information about Office or Field Volunteer opportunities under the VOLUNTEER “Put your gifts to work to help those in need” link.
Student Requirements: Click on the VOLUNTEER “Put your gifts to work to help those in need” link on our website, complete the Volunteer Application and submit it or call us at 704-536-5588.

Adult Care and Share
Purpose of Agency: To provide a safe and healthy environment in which senior and disabled adults can experience social activities that are mentally and physically stimulating, and provide respite for caregivers, and a way to keep these family members at home.
Contact: Beth Sharpe
Phone: (704) 567-2700
Fax: (704) 567-0706
Email: bgsharpe@bellsouth.net
Location: 6709 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Services: Students can enjoy working with people, music, crafts, cooking, leading activities, gardening, decorating and organizing.
Student Requirements: No background checks

Lake Park Nursing and Rehab Center
Purpose of Agency
: To provide healthcare and rehabilitation for the aging population.
Contact: Barbara Johnson
Phone: (704) 882-3420
Fax: (704) 882-6954
Location: 3315 Faith Church Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Services: Students can assist with various group activities.
Student Requirements: No background checks. It can take a few weeks to get an on-site orientation.

Emeritus Senior Living (formerly Sunrise Assisted Living)
Purpose of Agency
: To provide quality assisted care to seniors in a warm, home -like environment.
Web Address
: www.sunriseseniorliving.com
Contact
: Cynthia Patterson
Phone: (704) 366-255                                                                                                                                          Email: eastover-crd@emeritus.com
Fax: (704) 336-4041
Location: 3610 Randolph Road, Charlotte, NC 28211
Services: Participate in various activities with seniors and provide companionship.
Student Requirements: Must complete an application and provide references.

Friendship Trays
Purpose of Agency:
To prepare and deliver in a caring way nutritious meals to those in the Charlotte mecklenburg area who cannot prepare meals on their own because of age or infirmity
Web Address:
www.friendshiptrays.org
Contact:
Lani Lawrence
Phone
: (704) 333-9229 x 4842
Fax: (704) 333-5947
E-Mail: llawrence@friendshiptrays.org
Location: 2401 A Distribution St, Charlotte NC 28403
Services
: Packing, prepping, labeling, and bagging meals per route. Office work helping with data management, answering phones and assisting office staff
Student Requirements:
Students should tour Friendship Trays for a brief orientation and then be able to be flexible about helping in the kitchen or in the office.

Weddington Assisted Living
Purpose of Agency
: Assisted living community with a special combination of housing and supportive services for seniors who are unable to live alone, but do not need full time nursing care.
Contact: Joanne Boles
Phone: (704) 847-9477
Fax: (704) 814-9869
E-mail: jboles@brookdaleliving.com
Location: 2404 Plantation Center Drive, Matthews, NC 28105
Services: Various activities with elderly residents. Share a skill or hobby with the residents, such as playing an instrument or writing poetry. Assist the activity director on various outings that will enable the residents to shop or order food in a restaurant. Outdoor yard games like Bocco Ball, Putt-Putt, Horse Shoes, fishing trips, and vegetable gardening.
Student Requirements: Background check required. Students must pay for the background check and get it on their own from the county courthouse.

Jewish Family Services
Purpose of Agency: The mission of Jewish Family Services of Charlotte is to deliver appropriate, professional and confidential counseling and social service assistance based on the identified needs in the Jewish Community. When appropriate, Jewish Family Services also works collaboratively to meet the needs of people in the broader Charlotte area.
Web Address: www.jfscharlotte.org
Contact: Susan Meyer
Phone: (704) 364-6594
Fax: (704) 364-6596
E-Mail: susan.meyer@jfscharlotte.org
Location: 5007 Providence Road~ Suite #105~ Charlotte, North Carolina 28226 and through various senior care centers of Charlotte.
Services: Programming for seniors residing in Assisted Living Facilities, Nursing Home and Independent Care Centers. We need accounting students and volunteers to help assist in planning nutritious and affordable meals for our residents.

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Veteran's Issues

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Women's Issues

The Respite, A Center for Grief & Hope

Purpose of Agency: We provide a variety of holistic services for people suffering with any type of loss or life-transition.
Web Address:
www.TheRespite.org
Contact:
Cindy Ballaro
Phone:
704-763-8846
E-Mail:
cindy@TheRespite.org
Fax:
704-536-3508
Location:
4919 Monroe Rd., Charlotte 28205
Services:
Students will be involved in a variety of tasks in the area of marketing, public relations and grant research. This will include helping to build our database, grant research via an online tool, writing press releases, posting on our social media sites, and various other marketing-related duties.
Student Requirements: We will need the following: Name, address, phone, email. Age, level in school, primary interest in school, other volunteer activities, any work experience, classwork related to our needs, and why they are interested in working with us. There is no background check.

EmpowHERment, Inc.
Purpose of Agency:
Empowering a continous network of girls and women to be leaders in their community through mentorship, talent development and advocacy. 
Web Address: www.empowerHERment.com
Contact: Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator
Email: Volunteer@empowherment.org
Location: Charlotte, NC
Services: Students can commit to assisting with logistics of one-day events, such as the annual Summit, or on-going group events.  They can apply to be a mentor to a young girl between the grades 6-12 in Charlotte or the surrounding areas, if they are at least 21 years of age.  Contact the Volunteer and Mentor Coordinator to discuss current volunteer opportunities, time commitments and what the activities entail.
Student Requirements: Both the Volunteer and Mentor application can be requested by contacting the Mentor and Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@empowHERment.com.

Latin American Women's Association
Purpose of Agency:
To support the educational advancement of Hispanic youth and women, and to enhance the quality of life in our community
Web Address: www.lawanc.org
Contact: Gricelda De La Cruz
Phone: 704.552.1003
E-Mail: gdelacruz@lawanc.org
Office Location:
3440 Toringdon Way Suite 205 Charlotte NC 28277
Service locations:
Albemarle Road Elementary - 7800 Riding Trail Rd. Charlotte,NC 28212; Albemarle Middle School - 6900 Democracy Drive Charlotte, NC 28212; Merry Oaks Elementary - 3508 Draper Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205; Winterfield Elementary - 3100 Winterfield Place. Charlotte, NC 28205; Huntingtowne Farms Elementary 2520 Huntingtowne Farms Lane Charlotte, NC 28210
Services: With only an hour per week, you can help enhance the academic and social development of a child. Tutors usually help with reading skills using a short story or basic math skills. Most importantly, you will be a mentor. Volunteers choose a time to fit their schedule. You can volunteer any day Monday - Friday from 7:45 - 2:45 Padres y Padrinos info Sheet. If interested in this program, please fill out the application by clicking here.
Student Requirements
: Volunteers are required to register through CMS www.cms.k12.nc.us and complete an application for the Latin American Women's Association (LAWA)

Girls on the Run of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency: Girls on the Run is a fun after-school character education program for 3-8 graders that uses the power of running to help prepare girls for a lifetime of self-respect and healthy living. Through interactive activities such as running, playing games and discussing important issues, participants learn how to celebrate being girls
Web Address: www.gotrcharlotte.org
Contact: Katie Reid, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (704) 837-0088
Fax: (704) 337-2670
E-Mail: kried@girlsontherun.org
Location: 120 Cottage Place, Charlotte, NC 28207 (various run sites across Charlotte-Mecklenburg)
Services: GOTR-C has quite a few volunteer opportunities ranging in time from 1 day to 10 weeks. We are happy to work with each individual to see what opportunities we have that will fit with their interests and our needs. Please tell us your abilities (Graphic Design, Marketing, Computer Skills, Public Speaking Skills, etc) and we will work as best as we can to integrate your talents.
-Head Coach- Women only (3 hours per week commitment)
-Assistant Coach (2-3 hour per week commitment)
-One Day Volunteer (time frame varies)

Student Requirements: Must attend a coach’s training. Background checks are required and take 24 hrs.

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Deaf and Hard of Hearing

NC Division of Services for the Deaf & Hard Of Hearing, Charlotte Regional Center Disability Rights and Resources
Purpose of Agency
: To guard the civil rights of people with disabilities by empowering ourselves and others to live as we choose
Web Address: http://www.disability-rights.org/
Contact: Ginny King
Phone: (704) 537-0550
Email: ginnyking@disability-rights.org
Location: 5501 Executive Center Dr., Suite 101,  Charlotte, NC 28212
Services: Office work in a hearing disability setting
Student Requirements: Orientation, confidentiality form

Gaston County Schools Deaf Programs
Purpose of Agency:
The mission of the Gaston County Schools' Department for Exceptional Children is to ensure that children and youth with disabilities develop educationally, socially, emotionally, and vocationally through the provision of a free, appropriate education and related services in the least restrictive environment.
Web Address:
www.gaston.k12.nc.us
Contact
: Sadie Broome  Executive Director of Programming
Phone
: (704) 866-6173
Email:
sbroome@gaston.k12.nc.us
Fax
: (704) 866-6175
Location:943 Oscela St., P.O. Box 1397, Gastonia NC 28054
Dept. for Exceptional Children - 215 W. 3rd Ave., Gastonia NC 28052
Requirements: Obtain badge through Human Resources, background check, orientation.

Cabarrus County Schools Deaf Program
Purpose of Agency: The Mission of the Cabarrus County Schools' Exceptional Children's Program is to facilitate the successful participation of atypical learners in the mainstream of education; to provide a full range of program options to meet the diverse needs of exceptional children; to prepare each exceptional student to successfully transition into the adult world; to work collaboratively with regular education programs to promote the success of all "at risk" students and to help make the mainstream hospitable to an increasing range of student needs; and to promote acceptance and prizing of individual differences within our society
Website: www.ccsweb.cabarrus.k12.nc.us
Contact: Audry Scurfield  Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program Specialist
Phone: (704) 786- 6191 ext.111
Fax: (704) 786-6141
Location: 4401 Old Airport Road, Concord, N.C. 28025

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Agencies Near the Cato Campus

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Purpose of Agency: To provide quality educational experiences so that every child of school age acquires the knowledge and skills to enable him or her to be a successful student now and a productive citizen in the future.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Ana Brown or Phyllis Croutch
Phone: (980) 343-0474 or 980-343-6618
Fax: (980) 343-3991
E-Mail: ana.brown@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 600 E. Fourth Street, Fifth Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Students can tutor children, be a lunch buddy, act as a mentor, chaperone field trips, act as a Test Proctor and /or organize college tours.
Student Requirements: All CMS volunteers will need to register into the volunteer management system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and scroll to Quick Links on the bottom right, Register to Volunteer in CMS and then, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer”.

Student Requirements: CMS has updated its Volunteer Management System. All CMS volunteers will need to re-register into the new system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and click the link on the right, under Quick Links called ‘Volunteering in CMS.’ Then on the left side, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer.’

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library - University City
Purpose of Agency:
We create a community of readers and empower individual swith free access to information and the universe of ideas. 
Web Address: http://www.cmlibrary.org
Contact: Cameron Smith
Phone: 704-416-7200, option 3
Email: csmith@cmlibrary.org
Fax:
704-416-7300
Location: 301 E. W.T. Harris Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28262
Services: Children's tutors, helping/observing storytimes or programs, shelving materials, reading buddy for children, adult technology tutor
Student Requirements: Students need to have a background check and fill out an application before volunteering and go through brief orientation/interview.

Reedy Creek
Purpose of Agency: Reedy Creek Nature Center serves as the gateway to the 727 acre Reedy Creek Nature Preserve and is the source for environmental programs and information on the preserve’s natural communities, flora and fauna. The preserve protects the major tributaries of Reedy Creek, a natural heritage site, and areas of cultural significance including the ruins of the Robinson Rock house.
Web Address: Reedy Creek
Contact: Lori Saylor
Phone: (704) 336-5478
Fax: 704/319-9556
E-MailLori.saylor@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov
Location: 2900 Rocky River Road, Charlotte, NC 28215
Services: There are many ways for students to get involved with Reedy Creek. Call for more details.
Student Requirements: Must complete a volunteer enrollment form and attend an orientation.

Joseph W. Grier Academy
Purpose: Working together to become and remain a school of excellence.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Plyler Hemphill
Phone: (980) 343-5671
Fax: (980) 343-5394
E-mail: plylerlhemphill@cms.k12.nc.us
Location
: 8330 Grier Rd. Charlotte, NC 28215
Services: Student tutors and volunteers will have the chance the tutor at the grade level of their choice. They can be reading buddies to students and (or) classes, tutor in another subject that they may help another student in and can also volunteer any other area of the school which are, but is not limited to: office area, library, cafeteria, bus-lot, nurse station etc.
Student Requirements:
CMS has updated its Volunteer Management System. All CMS volunteers will need to re-register into the new system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and click the link on the right, under Quick Links called ‘Volunteering in CMS.’ Then on the left side, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer.’

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Agencies Near the Levine Campus

Horse N Around Therapeutic Riding Center
Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to improve the overall well-being of children, as well as adults, with a wide range of challenges through several equine-assisted therapeutic programs. The challenges they face include, but are not limited to, learning disabilities, cerebral palsy, behavioral issues, autism, brain injuries, down-syndrome, developmental delays as well as. at-risk youth, victims of violence, veterans returning from war with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and people with many other mental health challenges.
Web Address: www.horsenaroundtrc.org
Contact: Kasie Trivett
Phone: (704) 641-2146
Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
Location: 5408 Parkwood School Rd Waxhaw, NC 28173 (About 5 miles past downtown Waxhaw going towards Monroe)
Services: No skills required if leading or side-walking, will train. If interested in administrative opportunities,  it is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and administrative skills.
Student Requirements: It important for them to know that this type of program is highly confidential and also very rewarding. It is helpful to be social, flexible, caring, be somewhat physically fit if side-walking or leading a horse. Must like outdoors and animals.

Bright Blessings (formerly Birthday Blessings)
Purpose of Agency:  All children deserve to experience the simple joys of their youth. But sadly, many are missing out. For homeless children, joyous occasions such as birthday parties often go neglected; an unfortunate result of a family’s financial strain and unstable living conditions. The purpose of Birthday Blessings is to help recognize and celebrate the lives of homeless children by providing birthday parties that bring attention and cheer to kids who are in the midst of the most unstable times in their lives. Birthday Blessings has three primary goals for the children it serves to:
- lift spirits and promote a sense of self-worth
- provide educational and enrichment experiences
- help supplement basic needs
Web Address: www.birthdayblessings.org
Contact: Amy Cervantes
Phone:  (704) 846-BDAY (2329)
E-Mailcontact@birthdayblessings.org
Location:  200 Clanton Rd, Charlotte NC 28217
Services:  Students will volunteer in events and activities mainly birthday parties. 
Student Requirements: Background check is not required, and volunteers should be available to comfortable interacting with youth, Strong initiative and leadership skills. Good communication skills; desire to learn; strong interest and aptitude for: Event planning: Marketing/PR Community

Lake Park Nursing and Rehab Center
Purpose of Agency: To provide healthcare and rehabilitation for the aging population.
Contact: Barbara Johnson
Phone: (704) 882-3420
Fax: (704) 882-6954
Location: 3315 Faith Church Road, Indian Trail, NC 28079
Services: Students can assist with various group activities.
Student Requirements: No background checks. It can take a few weeks to get an on-site orientation.

Matthews Elementary School
Purpose of Agency
: To ensure that no child is left behind.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Veronica Terrana
Phone: (980) 343-3940
Fax: (980) 343-3944
E-Mail: veronica.terrana@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 200 McDowell Avenue, Matthews, NC 28105
Services: Tutoring, working with small groups, and clerical activities.
Student Requirements: CMS has updated its Volunteer Management System. All CMS volunteers will need to re-register into the new system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and click the link on the right, under Quick Links called ‘Volunteering in CMS.’ Then on the left side, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer.’

Matthews HELP Center - Helping Ease Local Poverty
Purpose of Agency: The mission of the Matthews HELP Center is to help our neighbors and those in surrounding communities survive financial crisis by providing short term assistance. We provide financial assistance, food pantry services and programs: Back 2 School, BounceBack Backpacks, Thanksgiving Feast, Holiday Support, and Money Management.
Web Address:www.matthewshelpcenter.org.
Contact: Kim Rhodarmer
Phone:
(704) 847-8383
Fax:
(704) 847-1621
E-Mail:
kim@matthewshelpcenter.org
Location: 119 North Ames St, Matthews, NC 28105
Services: Students can assist with Back Porch Treasures Thrift Shop, perishable food pick-up, and food pantry. Internships are available for design / merchandising, human services, social work, marketing and business majors in thrift shop (retail, design, organization /clerical). Programs and Services available: Food Pantry, Back 2 School, BounceBack Backpacks, Thanksgiving Feast, Holiday Support, and Money Management, and outcome measures).
Student Requirements: Background checks needed for some positions. Application for volunteering is available on our website under the Volunteer tab.

Weddington Assisted Living
Purpose of Agency: Assisted living community with a special combination of housing and supportive services for seniors who are unable to live alone, but do not need full time nursing care.
Contact: Joanne Boles
Phone: (704) 847-9477
Fax: (704) 814-9869
E-mail: jboles@brookdaleliving.com
Location: 2404 Plantation Center Drive, Matthews, NC 28105
Services: Various activities with elderly residents. Share a skill or hobby with the residents, such as playing an instrument or writing poetry. Assist the activity director on various outings that will enable the residents to shop or order food in a restaurant. Outdoor yard games like Bocco Ball, Putt-Putt, Horse Shoes, fishing trips, and vegetable gardening.
Student Requirements: Background check required. Students must pay for background check and get it on their own from the county courthouse.

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Agencies Near the Merancas Campus

Ada Jenkins Center
Purpose of Agency
: To improve the quality of life for the residents of our communities through the integrated delivery of health, education and human services.
Web Address: www.adajenkins.org
Contact: Maritza Stutts
Phone: (704) 896-0471 Extension: 105
Fax: (704) 896-0480
E-Mail: Maritza.Stutts@adajenkins.org
Location: 212 Gamble Street, Davidson, NC 28036
Services: Students tutor children during an after school program while teaching them about social interactions and world culture.
LATINO SUPPORT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES-We are looking for bilingual (English/Spanish) student volunteers to fill a variety of positions: Teacher of a basic computer training class taught in Spanish (2 hours/week for 8 weeks; flexible with your schedule); Translators for Crisis Assistance Ministry ( Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays, 9-1); Translators for Loaves and Fishes Pantry (Monday, 12:30-3:30; Wednesdays 12:30-3:30; Fridays 9:30-12:30); Assistant in developing and compiling contacts with key organizations in the area who offer bilingual services; Latino Support Desk worker (Monday-Friday, 3:30-5:00)
Student Requirements: No background check is required. Students must be 18 years of age to work in the after school program and willing to work 2 afternoons during the week. Orientations are given on a monthly basis. Contact Maritza Stutts about the date and time.

Carolina Raptor Center
Purpose of Agency: Carolina Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental education and the conservation of birds of prey through public education, the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors, and research.
Web Address: www.carolinaraptorcenter.org
Contact: Jim Warren
Phone: (704) 875-6521 ext. 128
E-Mail: volunteer@carolinaraptorcenter.org
Fax: (704) 875-8814
Location: 6000 Sample Rd., Huntersville, NC 28078
Services: Volunteers that can only commit to a certain amount of time, not ongoing time, can do various grounds/maintenance, administrative, and special projects. CRC is located on 57 acres in a nature preserve, with many cages, and something is always needed to be fixed, trimmed, weeded, hacked back, etc. Also CRC needs people who are handy with power tools and can help fix/make perches, do general cage repair, etc. Please go to the website for more information about the regular volunteer program.
Student Requirements: A volunteer application needs to be completed. It can be found on the Website. Please contact Karen Carter to discuss your interests and course requirements.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Purpose of Agency: To provide quality educational experiences so that every child of school age acquires the knowledge and skills to enable him or her to be a successful student now and a productive citizen in the future.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Ana Brown or Phyllis Croutch
Phone: (980) 343-0474 or 980-343-6618
Fax: (980) 343-3991
E-Mail: ana.brown@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 600 E. Fourth Street, Fifth Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Students can tutor children, be a lunch buddy, act as a mentor, chaperone field trips, act as a Test Proctor and /or organize college tours.
Student Requirements: All CMS volunteers will need to register into the volunteer management system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and scroll to Quick Links on the bottom right, Register to Volunteer in CMS and then, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer”.

Historic Rural Hill
Purpose of Agency: Restoration, preservation, conservation, interpretation and maintenance of the properties of Rural Hill Farm known to be the historic property and home of John Davidson and his offspring and operate a living history farm on the site.
Web Address: www.ruralhill.net
Contact: Lauren Peterberry
Phone: (704) 875-3113
Fax: (704) 875-3193
E-Mail: Lauren@ruralhill.net
Location: 4431 Neck Road Huntersville, NC 28078
Services: Students can help with the events that take on the farm & also historic preservation. Help with the Amazing-Maize Maze , and educating others about Rural Hill.
Student Requirements: Students do not have to fill out an application or take a background check.

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Agencies Near the Harris Campus

BOLD Kids Afterschool Program
Purpose of Agency
: This is an afterschool program intended to provide safe and drug free environments for children after school. We serve children that perform below the reading and math level for state standards. Our purpose is to improve children’s academic performance while providing program and outreach to their parents.
Contact:
Carolyn Spellman
Phone:
(704) 587-9339
Fax
: (704) 587-3950
E-Mail
: boldkids@boldchurh.org
Location
: 2425-C Westinghouse Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28273
Services
: Students will mentor and tutor elementary school children.
Student Requirements
:  Background checks required and takes around 5 days. When emailing an inquiry i regards to a service opportunity, please remember to include, your name, phone number, email address, and other information that relates to desired service opportunity.

Charlotte - Mecklenburg Police Department Animal Care and Control

Purpose of Agency: The Animal Care & Control Division of the Charlotte - Mecklenburg Police Department is an agency that is committed to protecting the safety of the animals and citizens within Mecklenburg County.  The shelter’s goals include caring for and placing homeless animals into permanent homes, promoting responsible pet ownership and decreasing the over-population of domestic pets through free spay/neuter programs. The shelter also administers low cost microchips and free rabies vaccinations.

Web Address: animals.cmpd.org (URL)
Contact: Linda Hagemann
Phone: (704) 336-6694
E-Mail: lhagemann@cmpd.org
Location: 8315 Byrum Drive, Charlotte, NC 28217

Student Requirements: Students seeking semester only volunteering need to be at least 18 years of age and available for Saturday event participation at off-site adoption events. Students wanting a longer term, in-house shelter volunteer opportunity must also complete an application and background check process. Students wanting the animal assignments either at the events or within the shelter need a comfort level and past handling experience with animals. We thank the CPCC students for the much needed help!

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Purpose of Agency: To provide quality educational experiences so that every child of school age acquires the knowledge and skills to enable him or her to be a successful student now and a productive citizen in the future.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Ana Brown or Phyllis Croutch
Phone: (980) 343-0474 or 980-343-6618
Fax: (980) 343-3991
E-Mail: ana.brown@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 600 E. Fourth Street, Fifth Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Students can tutor children, be a lunch buddy, act as a mentor, chaperone field trips, act as a Test Proctor and /or organize college tours.
Student Requirements: All CMS volunteers will need to register into the volunteer management system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and scroll to Quick Links on the bottom right, Register to Volunteer in CMS and then, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer”.

Classroom Central

Purpose of Agency: To serve the educational and creative needs of children in the greater Charlotte area by providing a unique means to transfer donated merchandise from businesses and individuals free to teachers for use in their classrooms.
Contact: Risa G. Brandon
Web Address: www.classroomcentral.org
Phone: (704) 377-1740 ext. 421
Fax: (704) 377-0355
E-Mail: risa@classroomcentral.org
Locations: 2116 Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students will assist with store stocking, teacher shopping (customer service, check-in/out, car loading), merchandising, die-cutting, warehouse donations sorting, and other projects.
Student Requirements: No background check required. An on-site orientation is given on the first day.

Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont
Purpose of Agency: Goodwill believes that all people in our region have the opportunity to develop their fullest potential through the power of work.
Web Address: www.goodwillsp.org
Contact: Kilby Watson
Phone: (704) 332-0316
E-Mail: kilby.watson@goodwillsp.org
Fax: (704) 333-3093
Location: 2122 Freedom Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students must have a desire to assist individuals with barriers to employment. Opportunities include facilitating workshops and/or assisting with projects related to customer service, job readiness training, technology training, visual arts, horticulture, health and wellness, hospitality and construction.
Student Requirements: Students must complete and online application by clicking here. A background check and an orientation are required.

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Agencies Near the Harper Campus

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools
Purpose of Agency: To provide quality educational experiences so that every child of school age acquires the knowledge and skills to enable him or her to be a successful student now and a productive citizen in the future.
Web Address: www.cms.k12.nc.us
Contact: Ana Brown or Phyllis Croutch
Phone: (980) 343-0474 or 980-343-6618
Fax: (980) 343-3991
E-Mail: ana.brown@cms.k12.nc.us
Location: 600 E. Fourth Street, Fifth Floor, Charlotte, NC 28202
Services: Students can tutor children, be a lunch buddy, act as a mentor, chaperone field trips, act as a Test Proctor and /or organize college tours.
Student Requirements: All CMS volunteers will need to register into the volunteer management system. Go to the CMS Web site at www.cms.k12.nc.us and scroll to Quick Links on the bottom right, Register to Volunteer in CMS and then, click the link called ‘Register to Volunteer”.

Companion Parrots Re-homed
Purpose of Agency
: The Organization seeks to improve the quality of life for all parrots and its objectives are to: Provide educational activities regarding the care and needs of parrots; Facilitate adoption for parrots who need a new family; Provide a home for large parrots who outlive their guardians; and provide a new home for neglected or unwanted parrots.
Web Address: www.parrotu.com
Contact: Lea Waller, manager
Phone: (704) 889-2325
E-Mail: parrots@parrotu.com
Address: Located in Parrot University, 321 So. Polk St.  Pineville, NC 28134
Services: cage upkeep, toy making, socialization of current birds
Student Requirements: None

Humane Society of Charlotte
Purpose of Agency: The mission of the Humane Society of Charlotte is to bring love and hope to all animals by ensuring the humane treatment of companion animals through adoption, spay/neuter and education. The Humane Society of Charlotte is working with you to create a world where there are no more homeless and unwanted animals. We are proud to be a “No-Kill of Adoptable Animals” shelter.
Web Address: www.humanesocietyofcharlotte.org
Contact: Dawn Gearhart
Phone: (704) 494-7706
Fax: (704) 332-8010
E-Mail: dgearhart@humanesocietyofcharlotte.org
Location: 2700 Toomey Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28203
Services: Basic Feline or Canine socialization; office assistant; Animal Care Assistant, Customer Service Assistant; Walk-to-Adopt Volunteer, Spay/Neuter Clinic Assistant; Events Assistant. Also volunteer work can be performed based upon students’ skills. For example, skills in graphic design, computer literacy, carpentry, etc.
Student Requirements: Orientation -- first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 or by appointment. Please fill out application by clicking here.

In Reach
Purpose of Agency: In Reach provides residential and community supports and services for children and adults with developmental and other disabilities in residential and community settings. This year, RSS will serve approximately 1,000 people – helping these individuals develop important life skills such as managing money, shopping for groceries, accessing transportation and community resources, and finding and maintaining employment.
Web Address: http://www.inreachnc.org/site/
Contact: Kathi Knier
Phone: 704-536-6661, ext. 418
Fax: 704-536-0074
E-Mail: kknier@inreachnc.org
Location: 4425 Randolph Road, Suite 400 Charlotte, NC  28211. However, group homes are located all over Charlotte.
Services: Over 100 individuals volunteer with RSS every year.  Individuals and community groups help with a wide range of projects and activities, such as assisting the group homes with landscaping or cleaning, planning parties and special projects, and taking individuals to events in the community.  Volunteers also help with the annual Dream Maker Luncheon, and serve on the RSS Board of Directors and First In Families Management Team.  One-day and long-term projects are available.  Possible volunteer projects include:

-Coordinate a party, dinner or movie night at a group home

-Teach a craft/share a hobby (such as scrapbook making, painting, knitting, baking or writing poetry)

-Take a group to a community activity, such as bowling
Student Requirements: A Volunteer information sheet is required and can be filled out by clicking here.

National MS Society Mid-Atlantic Chapter
Purpose of Agency: To create a world free of MS. Our chapter provides programs and services to people living with MS in all of South Carolina and 33 counties in Western North Carolina. Our fundraising efforts fund MS research and provide the programs and services to people living with MS
Web Address: www.nationalmssociety.org/ncp
Contact: Rebecca Fredricks
Phone: (704) 525-5906, ext. 125
E-Mail: rebecca.fredericks@nmss.org
Location: 9801-I Southern Pine Boulevard, Charlotte, NC  28273 – We are located off of Arrowood Road, close to the Arrowood Road exit off Interstate 77.
Services: The National MS Society is working toward a world free of MS. We mobilize people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.  Some of the annual events that they require assistance for include large scale events such as the Charlotte MS Walk for Awareness, the MS Awareness Bike Event, the MS Day of Service in October
Student Requirements: If the students are participating or volunteering for an event, they can register on-line. If they come to the office to help us here, we will provide them with a volunteer application and a volunteer orientation. Orientation last one hour.

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