Community Partners & Agencies


Accounting

Classroom Central
Purpose of Agency
: Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies.  We serve 6 school districts:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg, City of Kannapolis, Iredell-Statesville, Gaston, Union and Lancaster, SC.
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: Ann Parker
Phone: 704-875-6521 ext 109
E-Mail:aparker@carolinaraptorcenter.org
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.

Urban League-Central Carolinas
Purpose of Agency
: 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=Volunteer
Contact
: Shannon McKnight
Phone
: (704) 373-2256 ext. 205
E-Mail:
smcknight@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 and Pediatric Therapy Clinic
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 or Marcus Trivett
Phone: (704) 641-2146 or 704-309-3191
Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
Location: 2593 North Rocky River Road. Lancaster, SC 29720
Services: It is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and/or administrative skills.
Student Requirements: A background check is required before service can begin. Students cover cost of background checks
Minimum Age: 15

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
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: Ann Parker
Phone: 704-875-6521 ext 109
E-Mail:aparker@carolinaraptorcenter.org
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 and Pediatric Therapy Clinic
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 or Marcus Trivett
Phone: (704) 641-2146 or 704-309-3191
Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
Location: 2593 North Rocky River Road. Lancaster, SC 29720
Services: It is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and/or administrative skills.
Student Requirements: A background check is required before service can begin. Students cover cost of background checks
Minimum Age: 15

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!

Companion Parrots Re-homed
Purpose of Agency
: Companion Parrots Re-homed accepts companion parrots from unwanted, emergency or crisis situations throughout the greater Charlotte area and facilitates through training and education, new adoptive homes for these sensitive and intelligent birds.
Web Address: http://www.companionparrots.org/
Contact: Jim Alexander, On-site Services Coordinator
Phone: (704) 889-2325
E-Mail: volunteer@companionparrots.org
Address: Located in Parrot University, 321 South Polk St., Pineville, NC 28134
Services: cage upkeep, toy making
Student Requirements: None

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Children

Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Reach Out and Read
Purpose of Agency:
Smart Start of Mecklenburg County ensures that all children enter school healthy and ready to succeed by funding over 30 programs in early childhood education, health and family support. Through the Reach Out and Read program young children are given a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
Web Address: http://www.smartstartofmeck.org/
Contact:
Champagne Selman
Phone:
704-943-9780
E-Mail:
cselman@smartstartofmeck.org
Location
:
601 E 5th St Charlotte, NC 28202
Services
:
Make a difference in your community through literacy! Early literacy is one of the most accurate indicators of future success, but many children in Mecklenburg County have little exposure to books and reading before entering kindergarten. Smart Start and Reach Out & Read are looking for community volunteers to help build literacy-rich environments within pediatric clinics by hosting book drives, reading to children in waiting areas, and assisting with local projects. You can even adopt a site of your own! With your help, we can prepare young children to enter school ready to learn – for a lifetime of success!
Student Requirements:
Contact Champagne Selman, Smart Start Literacy Coordinator, for volunteer application and scheduling.
Minimum Age to Participate:
18
Online Service Opportunities:
We have a variety of opportunities to support Reach Out & Read through the creation of digital/print collateral. If you’ve got a knack for Photoshop & InDesign, we can use your help! Typical projects include: posters, tip cards, brochures, etc.

Lutheran Services Carolinas
Purpose of Agency: The mission of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is “Empowered by Christ, we walk together with all we serve.” To fulfill this mission, LSC operates two branches of services—one for seniors and one for children and families. Through LSC programs and services, people across the Carolinas are receiving health care, resources, support, and a place to call home. Programs for seniors include assisted and independent living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, in-home care, and adult day services. Services for children and families include adoption, foster care, refugee resettlement, disaster response, supportive housing for low-income families, and supported living residences for homeless veterans and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
Web Address: www.LSCarolinas.net
Contact: Ellen Watts, Donor Relations Specialist
Phone: 704-603-1696
E-Mail: ewatts@LSCarolinas.net
Fax (if applicable)
Location: LSC programs are located across North and South Carolina. The location for this service project is 110 Winding Path Way, Charlotte, NC.
Services
: By volunteering at LSC, you can use your personal talents, passions, and interests to enrich the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. Currently, our greatest need is consistent volunteers who can provide childcare once a month for the LSC Supportive Housing program. This five-year program serves low-income families living in public housing and provides them with on-site case management and monthly workshops to help participants set and achieve goals that lead to employment, stable housing, and financial independence. Volunteers would work with children one Thursday a month while their parents participate in the program workshops. During this time, volunteers would help with homework or play games with children under 7 years old. This is a great opportunity for students in CPCC’s early childhood development program, or anyone interested in a future career working with children, to gain valuable hands-on experience.
Student Requirements:
Volunteering with children requires a criminal background check ($10 cost) and a two hour commitment (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) one Thursday each month.
Minimum Age to Participate:
18

The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF)
Purpose of Agency: The Isabella Santos Foundation was created in honor of Isabella Santos who fought Neuroblastoma for over 5 years. The goal of the Foundation is to raise money and awareness for Neuroblastoma research, provide financial assistance to families with children who are suffering from cancer as well as provide financial support for organizations that support children with cancer. Some of the beneficiaries of ISF are The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Make-A-Wish, Levine Children's Hospital and MSKCC. Isabella's family lives in South Charlotte & continues the foundation in her honor. ISF is a recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
Web Address: www.isabellasantosfoundation.com
Contact: Karen Murphy, Director of Volunteer & Event Coordination
Phone: 704.281.3397
E-Mail:  kmurphy@isabellasantosfoundation.com
Location: 9935-D Rea Rd, Unit 275, Charlotte, NC 28277
Services: We want to make a difference.  But we know we can’t do it without community support, which is a vital part of our mission to raise both awareness and funds in the fight against rare pediatric cancer.  To date, ISF has raised over One Million Dollars to help fund research, other local charities, and a clinical trial. We hope you will join us in our efforts to make a difference towards fulfilling Isabella's mission of "No More Cancer".  We are open to you volunteering in whatever way best meets your interests, talents, and schedule. Some options include:
*5K/10 Race day volunteer (working a station/area at our annual 5K/10K race in September)
*Events (various events that come up around Charlotte throughout the year, i.e. going to work an ISF booth at a festival, helping us set/up clean up at our "Coffee for a Cure" breakfast event on April 14th.)
*General Admin help (i.e. writing thank you notes, helping to organize/inventory our merchandise, helping to stuff "swag bags" or race bags" etc...)
Student Requirements:
Anyone who is willing & dedicated to help is welcome at ISF.
Online Service Opportunities:
We have several opportunities that can be done remotely. We are open to your suggestions. (i.e. Marketing/ Website assistance, Thank you cards written on our behalf). If you would like to be added to some of our volunteer distribution lists, please let us know. Thank you! We look forward to meeting you!

Trusted Parents
Purpose of Agency:
Trusted Parents is a nonprofit organization that offers support to individuals and the parents/caregivers of those living with physical, neurological, and sensory disabilities. We are passionate about providing long term solutions, developing skills, accessing resources, hosting educational workshops, support groups, and family friendly events.
Web Address:
http://www.trustedparents.org/
Contact:
Candice Grant, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:
N/A
E-Mail:
victoria.mercer@trustedparents.org
Location:
Our Support Groups will be held at ImaginOn Children's Library (300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202) and at Discovery Place Kids (105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078)
We are also in need of volunteers for our Parents' Day Out, various community outreach events (walks, fairs, and workshops), and for Camp Trusted Parents (Summer Camp for special needs' children and their siblings held at Queens University.)
Services:
Trusted Parents' volunteers are responsible for providing quality care that meets the needs of children and their families. 1. Provide and maintain a safe environment by upholding ethical standards 2. Interact with the children in a way, which will convey respect and nurturing. 3. Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child, and their family, encouraging their involvement in the program, and environment 4. Accept, welcome and guide “special needs” children and their families 5. Act as a practicum team leader for Trusted Parents lower level volunteers 6. Attend meeting and workshop when required by Trusted Parents. 7.Establish positive relationships with the children, parents, other volunteers, and staff. 8. Maintain confidentiality over Trusted Parents information and family information 9. Guide children’s behavior appropriately 10.Work effectively and professionally as a team member 11.Act as a resource and support to parents attending support group 12.Promote a positive image to the public 13. Establish a positive relationship with ImaginOn’s staff and representatives, and other outside agencies 14.Attend to the personal hygiene of the children by wiping drool from the mouth of children who cannot do it for themselves. Note: no other hygiene action should be taken.
Student Requirements:
We ask interested individuals to visit our website at http://www.trustedparents.org/volunteer to fill out the online volunteer application so that someone from our staff can contact you to arrange an initial interview. Background and reference checks will also be performed before a training session is offered. Feel free to contact us via email at volunteer@trustedparents.org or at candice.grant@trustedparents.org.
Minimum Age :
16

Reading Partners
Purpose of Agency
: Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.
Web Address
: http://readingpartners.org/location/charlotte/
Contact
: Alexandra Woodhouse, Community Engagement Coordinator
Phone
: 704-941-0525
Email
: alexandra.woodhouse@readingpartners.org
Location
: We offer programs at three CMS elementary schools and one charter school
Stoney Creek Elementary School, 14015 Mallard Roost Rd, Charlotte NC 28262
Oakdale Elementary School, 1825 Oakdale Rd, Charlotte NC 28216
Joseph W Grier Academy, 8330 Grier Rd, Charlotte NC 28215
Sugar Creek Charter School, 4101 N Tryon St, Charlotte NC 28206
Services
: Reading Partners is in need of volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with an elementary school students who are behind in reading. No formal teaching experience is required and tutors will be provided an easy to follow curriculum and will be supported by on-site Reading Center Coordinators. Tutors will commit to one hour a week for one semester. Timing is flexible and sessions are offered Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-3:00pm.  We also have opportunities for to student groups to participate in Friday make-up tutoring sessions and to organize book drives.
Student Requirements
: Students must attend an orientation (one hour) and complete a background check (free)
Minimum Age
: 15

Reedy Creek Elementary
Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to provide high quality learning experiences for all students in order to provide them with strong academic and social foundations so they can develop into adults who contribute positively
Web Address
: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx
Contact:  Mrs. Amanda Smith, Academic Facilitator
Phone:
980-343-6480
E-Mail:
juliaA.smith@cms.k12.nc.us
Fax:
980-343-6529
Location:
10801 Plaza Road Ext. Charlotte, NC 28215
Services:
1. North Star Reading Partners (50 requested): Volunteers will provide one-on-one instruction with a third grade student in reading. Lesson plans are provided and easy to follow. Volunteers are asked to commit to a 1 hour session at least once a week on an ongoing basis from October to May. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
2. Raccoon Buddies-Volunteers will provide one-on-one support to individual students as a reading tutor or role model and motivator. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least bi-weekly on an ongoing basis. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
3. Fall Festival- Volunteers are needed to work with staff to run games at the fall festival on October 17 from 10:30-1:30. Volunteers will have opportunities for small group management, sharpening leadership skills, and promoting good sportsmanship.
4. Reedy Creek Beautification Day- Volunteers will help beautify and educate Reedy Creek Staff and students on lawn and garden maintenance, plants, and soil.  This will take place on November 7, 2015 and April 9, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm. You do not have to register as a volunteer for this event.
5. Community Help Needed- Please visit our website and click on “How Parents/Community Can Help.” http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx There are numerous ways you can help our school. Online volunteer registration is required when volunteers are working within the school and with children. Online volunteer registration can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.
Minimum Age Requirement:
18 (16 if a student in CMS)

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Outreach Department
Purpose of Agency:
We create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the univers of ideas.
Web Address:
www.cmlibrary.org
Contact:
Meryle A. Leonard
Phone:
704.416.0558
E-Mail:
maleonard@cmlibrary.org
Fax:
704.416.0550
Location:
310 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28115
Services:
Students will work with outreach staff members on literacy programs and activities for children and adults. This will include but is not limited to creating literacy material, volunteering with circulation duties such as with the Storytimes to Go early literacy learning kits, and creating material for senior adult learning to promote memory.
Student Requirements:
Students will need to complete an on-line volunteer form. Information regarding volunteering is on the link below. http://www.cmlibrary.org/about_us/Get_Involved/volunteer.asp

Family Support Network of Charlotte, NC.
Purpose of Agency:
Family Support Network Charlotte, provides support to families with children who have developmental, mental health, and other special healthcare needs.  It is a nonprofit, parent driven organization dedicated to empowering families by providing parent-to-parent support, information and resources.
Web Address:
www.fsnnc.org
Contact: Christi Phillips
Phone: 704-336-7173
E-Mail: staff@familysupportcharlotte.org
Fax: 704-432-3155
Location: 3500 Ellington Street, Charlotte, NC 28111 Room 23
Services
: Office Work, Event Planning: (helping plan special events for our families), NICU Outreach, Sibshops: (activities for siblings of children with special needs), Networking, Fund Raising/ Grant Searches.
Student Requirements
: Students will be expected to feel out a volunteer/internship application, and students who will be working with our families directly may be subject to a criminal background check.

E.E. Waddell Language Academy
Purpose of Agency:
E.E. Waddell Language Academy is a public Charlotte-Mecklenburg school and, as such, dedicated to maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.
Web Address:
http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/waddellHS
Contact: Bernd Nuss
Phone: (980) 343 5815
E-Mail: bernd.nuss@cms.k12.nc.us.
Fax: (980)343 5854
Location: 7030 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, NC, 28217
Services
: Volunteering at E.E. Waddell Language Academy can take many different shapes and scopes: presenting at onetime events, regular weekly tutoring sessions, copy work, proctoring at end-of-grade tests, a full-time assignment to a teacher for a week, a month, etc. Please refer to the Academic Volunteer information package for more detailed information.
Student Requirements
: A volunteer application needs to be completed, which is to be found on the school website. The school can be quite flexible to accommodate the volunteer’s engagement level and skills. Please contact the school to discuss your interests and the options.

Simmons YMCA
Purpose of Agency: The YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our focus is for Youth Development: nurturing the potential of every child and teen; for Healthy Living: improving the nation’s health and well-being; for Social Responsibility: giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
Web Address: www.ymcacharlotte.org
Contact: Amanda Johns
Phone: 704-716-6652
E-Mail: amanda.johns@ymcacharlotte.org
Fax: 704-716-6601
Location: 6824 Democracy Dr. Charlotte, NC 28212
Services: There are a multitude of rewards in volunteering at the Simmons YMCA. Not only do you get to network with others and make new friends, but you will also be utilizing your talents to serve or lead others. We hope that your interests will lead you to heartwarming experiences and gratifying opportunities! We have different areas to volunteer such as sales and service, aquatics, dance/gymnastics, summer camp, child care, sports, fitness, the Mobile Market and facilities. There are also events such as swim meets, sports events, family fun day, and more!
Student Requirements: If you choose to volunteer at a special events you can let us know that you are interested and we’ll give you the details for the event. If you want to volunteer in one of our programs, you will need to complete the Volunteer Handbook/Application, a criminal background check, online Child Abuse Prevention Training and orientation before you begin.

Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council
Purpose of Agency:
Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council is the premiere leadership organization that creates a variety of fun, transformational experiences for girls grades k-12, volunteers, staff members, and community stakeholders. We provide an opportunity for every girl to maximize her own potential and become a leader in her own life.
Web Address:
www.hngirlscouts.org
Contact: Sydney Crouch, Volunteer Development Specialist
Phone: 704-731-6508
E-Mail: scrouch@hngirlscouts.org
Fax: 704-567-0598
Location: 7007 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
Services
: The Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council is always in need of  Troop Leaders but we have numerous other volunteers positions. Some shorter extended period volunteer roles include series leaders in our Girls Go Beyond program. This program is 6 weeks, with a 1 hour time commitment each week. Another similar program is our Power of Girls that occurs with middle school girls one Saturday a month for a few hours. Administrative needs are always in demand as well as volunteers to help at the occasional events. For more detailed information on all items, please check our website or contact the Volunteer Development Specialist.
Student Requirements
: All volunteers will need to attend a general GSHNC Volunteer Orientation. Some volunteer activities may require registration with the Girl Scouts and a cleared background check; the Volunteer Development Specialist can give more detailed information depending on the volunteer role of interest.

Beds for Kids
Purpose of Agency:
Beds for Kids mission is to provide a bed and other essential furniture to every child and family in need in Charlotte
Contact:
Jess McDowell
Phone:
980-422-1192 ex. 403
Email:
jmcdowell@bedsforkids.org
Location:
2519 S. Tryon Street; Charlotte, NC; 28203
Services:
Saturday morning volunteer groups, please email the above contact to schedule a Saturday to join us, you will need to reach out to us as we are not open every Saturday morning.  Volunteers will be getting their hands in the Beds for Kids mission by helping us clean furniture and other various tasks in the warehouse.  
Student Requirements:
No, other than the stated above.
Age requirement:
Must be over the age of 15

Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.
Purpose of Agency: Girl Talk’s mission is to empower every girl to find her voice, to become the success she is destined to be — confident, smart, proud and powerful. Girl Talk focuses on developing teenaged girls socially, emotionally, and physically to become civically engaged community citizens and professionally competent individuals.    
Web Address: https://www.girltalkfoundationinc.com    
Contact:  Janine Davis    
Phone:  704-335-5885    
E-Mail: info@girltalkfoundationinc.com    
Fax:  704-335-5886    
Location: 801 E. Morehead Street, Suite 121, Charlotte, NC 28202    
Services: Volunteers who have a flexible daytime schedule will work alongside program manager and/or facilitator to assist with core program: a 16-week in-school "Tailoring Teens for Success" curriculum. Volunteer will assist as needed in classroom of (12-15) middle school girls; will do prep work (i.e. – assembling workbooks, making follow-up phone calls to parents, coordinating logistics for parent workshop, organizing curriculum supplies, prepare copies of handouts, pre/post-tests). Volunteer will need to be comfortable around teen girls and in public school environment; will also need some administrative skills for in-office work (phone duties, filing, etc.). Please visit website for additional information about curriculum.
Volunteer skilled in social media or graphic design to create artwork needed for organization programs (i.e. flyer, fundraising invite, programs).
•"Tailoring Teens for Success" (as mentioned above) - Volunteer as support for program
•Prom Project - Volunteer to sort and organize prom dresses; register high school girls on site (at various high schools) to participate in annual Prom Project (March 6, 2016)
•Jewels (professional development program for teen girls) - Volunteer to work alongside teen aged girls during monthly Saturday meetings to hone leadership development skills through workshops
•General administrative in-office work
Student Requirements: Orientation (one hour) and a volunteer background check will need to be completed as well as 2 hour training. Fee for background check ($20) will be waived. Volunteer will be responsible for purchasing Girl Talk volunteer t-shirt ($12). Proficient with Microsoft office (primarily Microsoft Word). Have access to a laptop or tablet (not required, but preferred)

Carolinas Aviation Museum
Purpose of Agency:
By telling the stories of the people who shaped our aviation heritage, the Carolinas Aviation Museum inspires future generations to write aviation’s next chapter. The museum offers educational exhibits and programs for individuals and groups of all ages from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds. There are a variety of hands on experiences, educational tours and activities in the museum with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. Web Address: www.carolinasaviation.org
Contact: Dave Bonivtch/Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (704) 997-3770 ext. 3778
Email: volunteer@carolinasaviation.org Location: 4672 First Flight Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
Services: Students that cannot commit to becoming a regular volunteer can assist with the museum’s education special events. Volunteers will be asked to help in a variety of capacities including parking, crowd control, greeting visitors and helping run education stations. Additionally, volunteers can be used to help with maintenance and cleaning projects organized through the appropriate department. Please visit our website for more information on the regular volunteer program.
Student Requirements: Students volunteering for more than a one time event are required to complete a volunteer application and pass a background check. Applications can be obtained from the Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information on volunteer opportunities and course requirements.

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@behailuacademy.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.

Child and Family Development
Purpose of Agency:
Our mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated and quality service to children, adolescents, young adults and families.  We offer rich expertise in many areas including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, as well as Educational and Psychological assessment and support.
Web Address:
www.childandfamilydevelopment.com
Contact: Christy Gannon
Phone: 704-541-9080 ext. 220
E-Mail:
cgannon@childandfamilydevelopment.com
Location
: 2 locations: 4012 Park Road, Suite 200, 28209 and 10516 Park Road, 28210
Services
: opportunities may include but are not limited to participation in and support of clinical services, marketing including graphic design, information technology, photography, videography, website design, etc. and business administration.
Student Requirements
: Background check required for on-site projects; Application may be required for on-site projects

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 residents 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. One significant area of impact Crossroads focuses on is the youth of the community. We seek to build lasting mentor relationships with kids in an effort to inspire hope and the belief that they can grow up to be successful, purposeful participants in their community and families.
Contact: Rebekah Bowen
Web Address: www.crossroadscorporation.org
Phone: 704-365-3555
Email: rebekah.bowen@crossroadscorporation.org
Location: 33623 Latrobe Drive, Suite 208, Charlotte, NC 28211
Services: Mentor and 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.

ourBRIDGE Program
Purpose of Agency
: We teach children English, & also celebrate every culture, while being encouraged to show pride on who they are, and where they came from. Based in Charlotte, NC our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful environment for refugee and immigrant students and their families. A place where they can adjust to a new culture, learn our language and get the support they need to succeed at school and life. ourBRIDGE’s purpose is, through education, foster a sense of respect, awareness, understanding, and acceptance of all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, among the communities it serves.
Contact: Sil Ganzo
Web Address:
www.JoinOurBridge.org FB: /JoinOurBridge
Phone: (704) 620-8555
E-Mail: sil@JoinOurBridge.org
Location: 1350 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (Central Ave at Hawthorne, walking distance from CPCC Central Campus)
Services: Service-Learning students need to contact Mr. Andrew Eastwood to set up an introductory meeting. Students will be required to commit to a date/time to complete their service learning hours. 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. Students must be willing to work with diverse groups of children as it relates to culture, socioeconomic status, and academic level. Opportunities to complete Service-Learning hours in the morning ours are available. 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.

Thompson Child and Family Focus
Purpose of Agency:
Thompson is provides mental health care and prevention services to children and families across the Carolinas.
Web Address: www.thompsoncff.org
Contact: Rachel Eldridge, Volunteer Manager
Phone: 704-575-6739
E-Mail: reldridge@thompsoncff.org
Fax: 704-531-9266
Location: Multiple Locations: 769 N. Wendover Road Charlotte NC 28211 / 1645 Clanton Road, Charlotte NC 28208 / 6800 Saint Peter’s Lane Matthews NC 28215                                                          Services:                                                                                                                                 
Thompson Child Development Center (769 N. Wendover Road Charlotte NC 28211)
Donation Room/Christmas Assistant
– Help unpack, organize and distribute in-kind donations. Volunteers will be particularly needed in late November and December. Volunteers will need to be on call.                                                                                                                                                                                   Child Care – volunteers 18 and over are needed to play with children of all ages on Wednesday mornings, weekday afternoons and weekday evenings. Volunteers ideally will commit to a regular shift weekly for at least 2 months. Orientation will be provided.                                                                                      
Front Desk Relief – friendly volunteers 18 and over are needed to greet visitors, answer the telephone, check out cars and rooms and perform other basic office tasks. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 12:30-1:30. Volunteers will commit to a regular shift weekly for at least 2 months. Orientation and Training will be provided.      
Thompson Child Development Center (1645 Clanton Road, Charlotte NC 28208)
Front Desk Relief – Adult volunteer who can multi-task is needed to cover the front desk during receptionist mid-afternoon break.  Volunteer is responsible for buzzing in guests, interacting with parents and answering the telephones.  Ideal candidate will commit to volunteer one day a week or more for at least 6 months.  Full volunteer screening is needed.
Naptime MonitorsExperienced adult volunteers needed to calm and soothe children who are restless during naptime.  Volunteers are needed from 12-3 p.m. on weekdays.  Full volunteer screening plus drug test, TB test, and fingerprinting are required.
Treatment Campus in Matthews (6800 Saint Peter’s Lane Matthews NC 28105)
Bike Repair – Knowledgeable and handy volunteers are needed to repair children’s bicycles.  Typical repairs include flat tires, loose chains, and broken handlebars.  Volunteers should have their own tools.  Thompson will provide inner tubes and other supplies.  Ideal volunteers would come to campus on weekdays, but weekend shifts are available too.
Donation Room Coordinator – Self-starter with strong organizational skills need to maintain donation room for Community Services.  Volunteer will need to be able to stand for a few hours at a time and to lift up to 40 pounds.  Volunteer will need to be able to work independently.  Ideal volunteer will commit to one morning or afternoon each week for at least 6 months.  Full application including criminal background check would be required.
Student Requirements:
Donation Room/Christmas Assistant – one page volunteer profile form; can be completed the first time they come to volunteer.
Child Care
– volunteers must fill out volunteer application, have references checked and a criminal background check, which usually takes 4 weeks. Volunteers can start while application is being processed. Volunteers will also need to complete the on-line Diana screening.              
Front Desk Relief - volunteers must fill out volunteer application, have references checked and a criminal background check, which usually takes 4 weeks. Volunteers can start while application is being processed.

    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.

    Let Me Run
    Purpose of Agency:
    Let Me Run is a nonprofit boy’s running group. We use the power of running to inspire boys to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle.
    Web Address:
    www.letmerun.org
    Contact: Lori Klingman
    Phone: 704-905-3446
    E-Mail: lori@letmerun.org
    Location
    : 4400 Park Road, 3rd floor
    Services
    : Volunteers can coach a team (2 days a week for 7 weeks), volunteer at the November 22 5k, help with filling supply bags, help with pulling shirts for each team
    Student Requirements
    : Students do not need a background check unless they are coaching at a non-CMS school. Volunteer opportunities not involving children do not require a check. Students interested in coaching need to register as a coach at www.letmerun.org.

    Horse "N" Around Therapeutic Riding Center and Pediatric Therapy Clinic
    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 or Marcus Trivett
    Phone: (704) 641-2146 or 704-309-3191
    Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
    Location: 2593 North Rocky River Road. Lancaster, SC 29720
    Services: It is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and/or administrative skills.
    Student Requirements: A background check is required before service can begin. Students cover cost of background checks
    Minimum Age: 15

    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|
    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:

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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
    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
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, care and hope to homeless and impoverished children by mobilizing community volunteers of all ages. Our services impact over 4,000 local children every year through the following programs: Bless-a-Birthday, Bless-a-Baby, Gift of Literacy, and Gift of Care.
    Web Address: www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org
    Contact: Volunteer Services
    Phone: 704-846-2329
    E-Mail: Contact@BrightBlessingsUSA.org  
    Location: 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road / Matthews, NC 28105
    Services:  Opportunities include helping with Group Service Events at our facility as well as assisting team members during Community-Based Special Events (based on scheduled activities and student availability)
    Student Requirements: Background check is not required. Students should be comfortable interacting with volunteers of all ages, have strong initiative and ability to follow directions, good communication skills, strong interest and aptitude for event management, nonprofit/volunteer management, and/or marketing/PR.  Interested students must schedule a meeting with a Bright Blessings team member, tour our facility, and complete required paperwork prior to their service.

    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
    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
    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.’

    Communities In Schools at Reid Park Academy
    Purpose of Agency: "Every Child, Every Day, for a Better Tomorrow." As we Transform Reid Park Academy for Every Child, Every Day, for a Better Tomorrow, we at Reid Park Academy are going to ensure that all students make one year and one month’s worth of growth, and that all our students in grades K-2 are reading on or above grade level by the end of the school year.
    Web Address: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reidparkES/Pages/Default.aspx
    Contact:  Mrs. Ambrosia Wilson, Youth Development Coordinator, Communities In Schools at Reid Park Academy
    Phone: 980-343-5035
    E-Mail: ambrosiaj.wilson@cms.k12.nc.us
    Fax: 980-343-3826
    Location: 4108 West Tyvola Road, Charlotte, NC 28208
    Services:
    1. Academic Coach/Tutors/Homework Helpers (30 requested): Will provide one-on-one or small group support from one hour to up to two hours during the day (matched up with a teacher) or after school for elementary and/or middle school children. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least once a week on an ongoing basis. There is a particular need for math tutors for middle school (pre-algebra, beginning algebra).
    2. Mentors/Breakfast/Lunch Buddies-Will provide one-on-one support to individual students as a role model, motivator and personal advocate. Will strive to reach the goal of build self-esteem and confidence in the student and supplement the work of CMS and CIS program staff. Volunteers will be trained ahead of time by CIS Youth Development Coordinator as to developmentally appropriate topics of discussion and receive continued support. Mentors/Meal Buddies are needed for all grades, but especially middle school. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least once a week on an ongoing basis.
    3. Student Support Group Assistant- Will assist CIS Youth Development Coordinator in weekly student support group meetings during the school day in regard to lesson planning, photocopying, setting up materials and snacks, cleaning up and engaging students. Volunteers who have an interest in teaching, counseling, anger management, career development, and fitness/nutrition are especially encouraged to apply. Any support from our wonderful volunteers is truly appreciated and our goal is to match volunteers to students and programs based on his/her individual and unique strengths. We are flexible depending on the nature of the service learning commitment and hours required by professor or club.
    Student Requirements: Do students need to take a back ground check or fill out an application? List all that students need to complete before they can volunteer with you. Volunteers who speak Vietnamese, Nepali and Spanish are especially needed. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools' Volunteer Background Check/Clearance must be obtained prior to working with students: https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/

    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-8th grades.
    Web Address: www.gepinc.org
    Contact: Bronica Glover
    Phone: (704) 334-8518
    E-Mail: bglover@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:  3 Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools (CMS) Sites: Merry Oaks Elementary, 3508 Draper Ave. (off of Central Ave.) Ashley Park Academy, 2401 Belfast Dr.(off of Wilkerson Blvd) Thomasboro Academy 538 Bradford Dr) ( Near I-85 south and freedom Dr)
    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, entrepreneurship, 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 including Fitness Festival, Family Movie Nights, Literacy Night, Math and Science Festival, Thanksgiving and Holidays Programs (call for events/dates). Administrative projects: Social Media Support, 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:
    Become an advocate for a child or children in a case (must make a minimum of a one year commitment and complete the training requirements)
    Supervisor Assistant – Assist a supervisor by making phone contacts and face to face visits with children who do not have a volunteer GAL assigned to them; assist supervisor with mailing and filing documents (Must make a commitment of at least one semester and complete the training requirements)
    Office Assistant – Assist the Program Specialist with office tasks such as copying, preparing training materials, data entry, etc. (Must make a commitment of at least one semester and complete assigned reading regarding the program policy and practice)
    Group Opportunities – Small groups of no more than 15 individuals may volunteer for one time projects such as:
    Children’s Book Drives
    Cleaning and Organizing storage space
    Assisting with children’s craft projects and/or games at National Adoption Day (Always the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving)
    Collecting book bags and school supplies
    Adopting a child or sibling group to provide gifts at Christmas
    Web Address: https://galcharlotte.wordpress.com/
    Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: 704-686-0075
    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: 1030 Arosa Avenue, 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 allotted 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 botton right of the page or search '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
    Phone:(704) 536-9668
    Fax: (704) 563-4864
    E-Mail: akorb@jacarolinas.org
    Location: 201 South Tryon Street, LL100, Charlotte, NC 28202
    Services: Teach Financial Literacy in an in-classroom environment. Time Frame: Programs run throughout the school year.  Volunteers commit to teaching five 30 minute lessons to students in kindergarten through high school.  Each volunteer can choose which grade level they prefer.  Volunteers will teach one lesson per week over the course of a five week period at their convenience and the convenience of the classroom teacher.
    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: Menke Gray / Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: (704) 364-4063
    Fax: (704) 371-8312
    E-Mail: menkeG@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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    Criminal Justice and 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:
    Become an advocate for a child or children in a case (must make a minimum of a one year commitment and complete the training requirements)
    Supervisor Assistant – Assist a supervisor by making phone contacts and face to face visits with children who do not have a volunteer GAL assigned to them; assist supervisor with mailing and filing documents (Must make a commitment of at least one semester and complete the training requirements)
    Office Assistant – Assist the Program Specialist with office tasks such as copying, preparing training materials, data entry, etc. (Must make a commitment of at least one semester and complete assigned reading regarding the program policy and practice)
    Group Opportunities – Small groups of no more than 15 individuals may volunteer for one time projects such as:
    Children’s Book Drives
    Cleaning and Organizing storage space
    Assisting with children’s craft projects and/or games at National Adoption Day (Always the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving)
    Collecting book bags and school supplies
    Adopting a child or sibling group to provide gifts at Christmas
    Web Address: https://galcharlotte.wordpress.com/
    Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: 704-686-0075
    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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    Deaf and Hard of Hearing

    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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    Developmentally Disabled or Physically Disabled

    Trusted Parents
    Purpose of Agency:
    Trusted Parents is a nonprofit organization that offers support to individuals and the parents/caregivers of those living with physical, neurological, and sensory disabilities. We are passionate about providing long term solutions, developing skills, accessing resources, hosting educational workshops, support groups, and family friendly events.
    Web Address:
    http://www.trustedparents.org/
    Contact:
    Candice Grant, Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone:
    N/A
    E-Mail:
    candice.grant@trustedparents.org  
    Location:
    Our Support Groups will be held at ImaginOn Children's Library (300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202) and at Discovery Place Kids (105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078)
    We are also in need of volunteers for our Parents' Day Out, various community outreach events (walks, fairs, and workshops), and for Camp Trusted Parents (Summer Camp for special needs' children and their siblings held at Queens University.)
    Services:
    Trusted Parents' volunteers are responsible for providing quality care that meets the needs of children and their families. 1. Provide and maintain a safe environment by upholding ethical standards 2. Interact with the children in a way, which will convey respect and nurturing. 3. Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child, and their family, encouraging their involvement in the program, and environment 4. Accept, welcome and guide “special needs” children and their families 5. Act as a practicum team leader for Trusted Parents lower level volunteers 6. Attend meeting and workshop when required by Trusted Parents. 7.Establish positive relationships with the children, parents, other volunteers, and staff. 8. Maintain confidentiality over Trusted Parents information and family information 9. Guide children’s behavior appropriately 10.Work effectively and professionally as a team member 11.Act as a resource and support to parents attending support group 12.Promote a positive image to the public 13. Establish a positive relationship with ImaginOn’s staff and representatives, and other outside agencies 14.Attend to the personal hygiene of the children by wiping drool from the mouth of children who cannot do it for themselves. Note: no other hygiene action should be taken.
    Student Requirements:
    We ask interested individuals to visit our website at http://www.trustedparents.org/volunteer to fill out the online volunteer application so that someone from our staff can contact you to arrange an initial interview. Background and reference checks will also be performed before a training session is offered. Feel free to contact us via email at volunteer@trustedparents.org or at candice.grant@trustedparents.org.
    Minimum Age :
    16

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency:
    At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address: http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact
    :
    Gerald Brown
    Email
    :
    Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services
    :
    Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements
    :
    At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    Family Support Network of Charlotte, NC.
    Purpose of Agency:
    Family Support Network Charlotte, provides support to families with children who have developmental, mental health, and other special healthcare needs.  It is a nonprofit, parent driven organization dedicated to empowering families by providing parent-to-parent support, information and resources.
    Web Address:
    www.fsnnc.org
    Contact:
    Christi Phillips
    Phone:
    704-336-7173
    E-Mail:
    staff@familysupportcharlotte.org
    Fax:
    704-432-3155
    Location:
    3500 Ellington Street, Charlotte, NC 28111 Room 23
    Services
    :
    Office Work, Event Planning: (helping plan special events for our families), NICU Outreach, Sibshops: (activities for siblings of children with special needs), Networking, Fund Raising/ Grant Searches.
    Student Requirements
    :
    Students will be expected to feel out a volunteer/internship application, and students who will be working with our families directly may be subject to a criminal background check.

    Horse "N" Around Therapeutic Riding Center and Pediatric Therapy Clinic
    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, learninheg 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 or Marcus Trivett
    Phone: (704) 641-2146 or 704-309-3191
    Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
    Location: 2593 North Rocky River Road. Lancaster, SC 29720
    Services: It is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and/or administrative skills.
    Student Requirements: A background check is required before service can begin. Students cover cost of background checks
    Minimum Age: 15

    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: Kelly Perez
    Phone: 704-536-6661, ext. 401
    Fax: 704-536-0074
    E-Mail: kperez@inreach.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.

    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: Melissa Thompson
    Phone: 704-536-5588
    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: Menke Gray / Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: (704) 364-4063
    Fax: (704) 371-8312
    E-Mail: menkeG@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/nct
    Contact: Alicia Hyatt
    Phone: (704) 612-2705
    E-Mail: alicia.hyatt@nmss.org
    Location: 9771 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 events that require volunteer assistance include walks, bike events, service projects, and various office work.
    Student Requirements: Most events require online registration. Some volunteer roles require orientation.
    Event volunteer minimum age: 12 years old accompanied by parent. Ages 16 – 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and have a minor waiver signed by parent/guardian.

    LIFESPAN
    Purpose of Agency
    : LIFESPAN empowers children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities by providing education, employment, and enrichment opportunities to live, work, and play in their communities.
    Web Address
    : www.lifespanservices.org
    Contact
    : Amee Lee, Fund Development Coordinator
    Phone: (704) 944-5110
    Fax: (704) 944-5211
    E-Mail: ameelee@lifespanservices.org, sbland@lifespanservices.org 
    Corporate
    Location: 200 Clanton Road, Charlotte, NC 28217
    Services: Students can volunteer for the following: assist with individuals at one of four residential programs, host a supply drive, paint with an artist at MOSAIC –A LIFESPAN Studio, assist staff at one of the adult day programs, assist in our horticulture program, work on a special administrative assignment or share a skill or hobby with adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities.
    Student Requirements: Must complete an internal application.

    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.

    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: Kathy Palencia
    Phone: 704-716-4447
    E-Mail: kathy.palencia@ymcacharlotte.org
    Location: 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
    Services: Students can participate in general office work, fundraising, beautification, special events, specific programs, or can create their own position.
    Student Requirements: Background check is required. It should take less than a week to get started as a new volunteer in the branch. No application process required for Special Event opportunities.

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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.redcross.org
    Contact: Tamrah Jordan, Volunteer Specialist Phone: 704-347-8224
    Fax: 704-378-4633
    Email: Tamrah.Jordan@redcross.org Location: 2401 Park Rd., Charlotte, NC 28203
    Services: Blood center, financial development, health and safety, disaster services, as well as transportation needs and communications.
    Student Requirements: Background checks are required. Must schedule an interview and training will be provided.

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    Education

    Smart Start of Mecklenburg County Reach Out and Read
    Purpose of Agency:
    Smart Start of Mecklenburg County ensures that all children enter school healthy and ready to succeed by funding over 30 programs in early childhood education, health and family support. Through the Reach Out and Read program young children are given a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.
    Web Address: http://www.smartstartofmeck.org/
    Contact:
    Champagne Selman
    Phone:
    704-943-9780
    E-Mail:
    cselman@smartstartofmeck.org
    Location
    :
    601 E 5th St Charlotte, NC 28202
    Services
    :
    Make a difference in your community through literacy! Early literacy is one of the most accurate indicators of future success, but many children in Mecklenburg County have little exposure to books and reading before entering kindergarten. Smart Start and Reach Out & Read are looking for community volunteers to help build literacy-rich environments within pediatric clinics by hosting book drives, reading to children in waiting areas, and assisting with local projects. You can even adopt a site of your own! With your help, we can prepare young children to enter school ready to learn – for a lifetime of success!
    Student Requirements:
    Contact Champagne Selman, Smart Start Literacy Coordinator, for volunteer application and scheduling.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18
    Online Service Opportunities:
    We have a variety of opportunities to support Reach Out & Read through the creation of digital/print collateral. If you’ve got a knack for Photoshop & InDesign, we can use your help! Typical projects include: posters, tip cards, brochures, etc.

    Lutheran Services Carolinas
    Purpose of Agency:
    The mission of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is “Empowered by Christ, we walk together with all we serve.” To fulfill this mission, LSC operates two branches of services—one for seniors and one for children and families. Through LSC programs and services, people across the Carolinas are receiving health care, resources, support, and a place to call home. Programs for seniors include assisted and independent living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, in-home care, and adult day services. Services for children and families include adoption, foster care, refugee resettlement, disaster response, supportive housing for low-income families, and supported living residences for homeless veterans and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
    Web Address: www.LSCarolinas.net
    Contact: Ellen Watts, Donor Relations Specialist
    Phone: 704-603-1696
    E-Mail: ewatts@LSCarolinas.net
    Location: LSC programs are located across North and South Carolina. The location for this service project is 110 Winding Path Way, Charlotte, NC.
    Services: By volunteering at LSC, you can use your personal talents, passions, and interests to enrich the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. Currently, our greatest need is consistent volunteers who can provide childcare once a month for the LSC Supportive Housing program. This five-year program serves low-income families living in public housing and provides them with on-site case management and monthly workshops to help participants set and achieve goals that lead to employment, stable housing, and financial independence. Volunteers would work with children one Thursday a month while their parents participate in the program workshops. During this time, volunteers would help with homework or play games with children under 7 years old. This is a great opportunity for students in CPCC’s early childhood development program, or anyone interested in a future career working with children, to gain valuable hands-on experience.
    Student Requirements: Volunteering with children requires a criminal background check ($10 cost) and a two hour commitment (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) one Thursday each month.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 18

    The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF)
    Purpose of Agency:
    The Isabella Santos Foundation was created in honor of Isabella Santos who fought Neuroblastoma for over 5 years. The goal of the Foundation is to raise money and awareness for Neuroblastoma research, provide financial assistance to families with children who are suffering from cancer as well as provide financial support for organizations that support children with cancer. Some of the beneficiaries of ISF are The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Make-A-Wish, Levine Children's Hospital and MSKCC. Isabella's family lives in South Charlotte & continues the foundation in her honor. ISF is a recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
    Web Address:
    www.isabellasantosfoundation.com
    Contact:
    Karen Murphy, Director of Volunteer & Event Coordination
    Phone:
    704.281.3397
    E-Mail:
    kmurphy@isabellasantosfoundation.com
    Location:
    9935-D Rea Rd, Unit 275, Charlotte, NC 28277
    Services:
    We want to make a difference.  But we know we can’t do it without community support, which is a vital part of our mission to raise both awareness and funds in the fight against rare pediatric cancer.  To date, ISF has raised over One Million Dollars to help fund research, other local charities, and a clinical trial. We hope you will join us in our efforts to make a difference towards fulfilling Isabella's mission of "No More Cancer".  We are open to you volunteering in whatever way best meets your interests, talents, and schedule. Some options include:
    *5K/10 Race day volunteer (working a station/area at our annual 5K/10K race in September)
    *Events (various events that come up around Charlotte throughout the year, i.e. going to work an ISF booth at a festival, helping us set/up clean up at our "Coffee for a Cure" breakfast event on April 14th.)
    *General Admin help (i.e. writing thank you notes, helping to organize/inventory our merchandise, helping to stuff "swag bags" or race bags" etc...)
    Student Requirements:
    Anyone who is willing & dedicated to help is welcome at ISF.
    Online Service Opportunities:
    We have several opportunities that can be done remotely. We are open to your suggestions. (i.e. Marketing/ Website assistance, Thank you cards written on our behalf). If you would like to be added to some of our volunteer distribution lists, please let us know. Thank you! We look forward to meeting you!

    Reading Partners
    Purpose of Agency
    :
    Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.
    Web Address
    : http://readingpartners.org/location/charlotte/
    Contact
    :
    Alexandra Woodhouse, Community Engagement Coordinator
    Phone
    :
    704-941-0525
    Email
    : alexandra.woodhouse@readingpartners.org
    Location
    :
    We offer programs at three CMS elementary schools and one charter school
    Stoney Creek Elementary School, 14015 Mallard Roost Rd, Charlotte NC 28262
    Oakdale Elementary School, 1825 Oakdale Rd, Charlotte NC 28216
    Joseph W Grier Academy, 8330 Grier Rd, Charlotte NC 28215
    Sugar Creek Charter School, 4101 N Tryon St, Charlotte NC 28206
    Services
    :
    Reading Partners is in need of volunteer tutors to work one-on-one with an elementary school students who are behind in reading. No formal teaching experience is required and tutors will be provided an easy to follow curriculum and will be supported by on-site Reading Center Coordinators. Tutors will commit to one hour a week for one semester. Timing is flexible and sessions are offered Monday-Thursday from 8:00am-3:00pm.  We also have opportunities for to student groups to participate in Friday make-up tutoring sessions and to organize book drives.
    Student Requirements
    :
    Students must attend an orientation (one hour) and complete a background check (free)
    Minimum Age
    :
    15

    Reedy Creek Elementary
    Purpose of Agency
    : Our mission is to provide high quality learning experiences for all students in order to provide them with strong academic and social foundations so they can develop into adults who contribute positively
    Web Address: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx
    Contact:  Mrs. Amanda Smith, Academic Facilitator
    Phone: 980-343-6480
    E-Mail: juliaA.smith@cms.k12.nc.us
    Fax: 980-343-6529
    Location:10801 Plaza Road Ext. Charlotte, NC 28215
    Services:
    1. North Star Reading Partners (50 requested): Volunteers will provide one-on-one instruction with a third grade student in reading. Lesson plans are provided and easy to follow. Volunteers are asked to commit to a 1 hour session at least once a week on an ongoing basis from October to May. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
    2. Raccoon Buddies-Volunteers will provide one-on-one support to individual students as a reading tutor or role model and motivator. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least bi-weekly on an ongoing basis. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
    3. Fall Festival- Volunteers are needed to work with staff to run games at the fall festival on October 17 from 10:30-1:30. Volunteers will have opportunities for small group management, sharpening leadership skills, and promoting good sportsmanship.
    4. Reedy Creek Beautification Day- Volunteers will help beautify and educate Reedy Creek Staff and students on lawn and garden maintenance, plants, and soil.  This will take place on November 7, 2015 and April 9, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm. You do not have to register as a volunteer for this event.
    5. Community Help Needed- Please visit our website and click on “How Parents/Community Can Help.” http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx There are numerous ways you can help our school. Online volunteer registration is required when volunteers are working within the school and with children. Online volunteer registration can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.
    Minimum Age Requirement: 18 (16 if a student in CMS)

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency:
    At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address:
    http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact
    :
    Gerald Brown
    Email
    :
    Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services
    :
    Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements
    :
    At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    E.E. Waddell Language Academy
    Purpose of Agency:
    E.E. Waddell Language Academy is a public Charlotte-Mecklenburg school and, as such, dedicated to maximize academic achievement by every student in every school.
    Web Address:
    http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/waddellHS
    Contact:
    Bernd Nuss
    Phone:
    (980) 343 5815
    E-Mail:
    bernd.nuss@cms.k12.nc.us.
    Fax:
    (980)343 5854
    Location:
    7030 Nations Ford Road, Charlotte, NC, 28217
    Services
    :
    Volunteering at E.E. Waddell Language Academy can take many different shapes and scopes: presenting at onetime events, regular weekly tutoring sessions, copy work, proctoring at end-of-grade tests, a full-time assignment to a teacher for a week, a month, etc. Please refer to the Academic Volunteer information package for more detailed information.
    Student Requirements
    :
    A volunteer application needs to be completed, which is to be found on the school website. The school can be quite flexible to accommodate the volunteer’s engagement level and skills. Please contact the school to discuss your interests and the options.

    Alzheimer's Association
    Purpose of Agency: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
    Web Address: www.alz.org/northcarolina
    Contact: Luanne Kirkland
    Phone: 800.272.3900
    E-Mail: Lkirkland@alz.org
    Location: 4600 Park Rd Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209
    Services: Administrative Office work (Park Rd. office), Walk to End Alzheimers (Symphony Park in SouthPark Mall -September 26, 2015).  Day of Event, Walk to end Alzheimer's volunteers assist in various roles. We always need help with setting up, putting out signage and banners, and ensuring all stations have everything they need, etc.  We also need volunteers to work each station: registration, food/water, promise garden, t-shirts, and some to just float and sign up advocates.  Some Volunteers are put out on the Walk route to be cheerleaders and hand out water as the walkers come by. Then, we need assistance to tear down and pack everything up.  There are 2 shifts available.
    Student Requirements: A volunteer profile needs to be completed. It can be found on the Website under the Volunteer tab.  Please list CPCC Service Learning in the comments.  The Volunteer Manager will contact you after the profile is filled out.

    Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.
    Purpose of Agency: Girl Talk’s mission is to empower every girl to find her voice, to become the success she is destined to be — confident, smart, proud and powerful. Girl Talk focuses on developing teenaged girls socially, emotionally, and physically to become civically engaged community citizens and professionally competent individuals.    
    Web Address: https://www.girltalkfoundationinc.com    
    Contact:  Janine Davis    
    Phone:  704-335-5885    
    E-Mail: info@girltalkfoundationinc.com    
    Fax:  704-335-5886    
    Location: 801 E. Morehead Street, Suite 121, Charlotte, NC 28202    
    Services: Volunteers who have a flexible daytime schedule will work alongside program manager and/or facilitator to assist with core program: a 16-week in-school "Tailoring Teens for Success" curriculum. Volunteer will assist as needed in classroom of (12-15) middle school girls; will do prep work (i.e. – assembling workbooks, making follow-up phone calls to parents, coordinating logistics for parent workshop, organizing curriculum supplies, prepare copies of handouts, pre/post-tests). Volunteer will need to be comfortable around teen girls and in public school environment; will also need some administrative skills for in-office work (phone duties, filing, etc.). Please visit website for additional information about curriculum.
    Volunteer skilled in social media or graphic design to create artwork needed for organization programs (i.e. flyer, fundraising invite, programs).
    •"Tailoring Teens for Success" (as mentioned above) - Volunteer as support for program
    •Prom Project - Volunteer to sort and organize prom dresses; register high school girls on site (at various high schools) to participate in annual Prom Project (March 6, 2016)
    •Jewels (professional development program for teen girls) - Volunteer to work alongside teen aged girls during monthly Saturday meetings to hone leadership development skills through workshops
    •General administrative in-office work
    Student Requirements: Orientation (one hour) and a volunteer background check will need to be completed as well as 2 hour training. Fee for background check ($20) will be waived. Volunteer will be responsible for purchasing Girl Talk volunteer t-shirt ($12). Proficient with Microsoft office (primarily Microsoft Word). Have access to a laptop or tablet (not required, but preferred)

    Carolinas Aviation Museum
    Purpose of Agency:
    By telling the stories of the people who shaped our aviation heritage, the Carolinas Aviation Museum inspires future generations to write aviation’s next chapter. The museum offers educational exhibits and programs for individuals and groups of all ages from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds. There are a variety of hands on experiences, educational tours and activities in the museum with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. Web Address: www.carolinasaviation.org
    Contact: Dave Bonivtch/Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (704) 997-3770 ext. 3778
    Email: volunteer@carolinasaviation.org Location: 4672 First Flight Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
    Services: Students that cannot commit to becoming a regular volunteer can assist with the museum’s education special events. Volunteers will be asked to help in a variety of capacities including parking, crowd control, greeting visitors and helping run education stations. Additionally, volunteers can be used to help with maintenance and cleaning projects organized through the appropriate department. Please visit our website for more information on the regular volunteer program.
    Student Requirements: Students volunteering for more than a one time event are required to complete a volunteer application and pass a background check. Applications can be obtained from the Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information on volunteer opportunities and course requirements.

    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
    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.

    ONE 7-Bridge program
    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: Rebekah Goode
    Web Address: www.one7.org
    Phone: (980)253-4098
    E-Mail: Rebekah@one7.org
    Location: 3115 Shamrock Dr. Charlotte, NC 28215
    Services: Service-Learning students are needed from 3:30-5:15pm, Monday through Thursday. 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. 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-8th grades.
    Web Address: www.gepinc.org
    Contact: Bronica Glover
    Phone: (704) 334-8518
    E-Mail: bglover@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:  3 Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Schools (CMS) Sites: Merry Oaks Elementary, 3508 Draper Ave. (off of Central Ave.) Ashley Park Academy, 2401 Belfast Dr.(off of Wilkerson Blvd) Thomasboro Academy 538 Bradford Dr) ( Near I-85 south and freedom Dr)
    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, entrepreneurship, 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 including Fitness Festival, Family Movie Nights, Literacy Night, Math and Science Festival, Thanksgiving and Holidays Programs (call for events/dates). Administrative projects: Social Media Support, 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
    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 and orientation are required.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

    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
    : Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies.  We serve 6 school districts:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg, City of Kannapolis, Iredell-Statesville, Gaston, Union and Lancaster, SC.
    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
    Phone:(704) 536-9668
    Fax: (704) 563-4864
    E-Mail: akorb@jacarolinas.org
    Location: 201 South Tryon Street, LL100, Charlotte, NC 28202
    Services: Teach Financial Literacy in an in-classroom environment. Time Frame: Programs run throughout the school year.  Volunteers commit to teaching five 30 minute lessons to students in kindergarten through high school.  Each volunteer can choose which grade level they prefer.  Volunteers will teach one lesson per week over the course of a five week period at their convenience and the convenience of the classroom teacher.
    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.’

    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: Kathy Palencia
    Phone: 704-716-4447
    E-Mail: kathy.palencia@ymcacharlotte.org
    Location: 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
    Services: Students can participate in general office work, fundraising, beautification, special events, specific programs, or can create their own position.
    Student Requirements: Background check is required. It should take less than a week to get started as a new volunteer in the branch. No application process required for Special Event opportunities.

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    Environment

    Reedy Creek Elementary
    Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to provide high quality learning experiences for all students in order to provide them with strong academic and social foundations so they can develop into adults who contribute positively
    Web Address: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx
    Contact:  Mrs. Amanda Smith, Academic Facilitator
    Phone: 980-343-6480
    E-Mail: juliaA.smith@cms.k12.nc.us
    Fax: 980-343-6529
    Location:10801 Plaza Road Ext. Charlotte, NC 28215
    Services:
    1. North Star Reading Partners (50 requested): Volunteers will provide one-on-one instruction with a third grade student in reading. Lesson plans are provided and easy to follow. Volunteers are asked to commit to a 1 hour session at least once a week on an ongoing basis from October to May. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
    2. Raccoon Buddies-Volunteers will provide one-on-one support to individual students as a reading tutor or role model and motivator. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least bi-weekly on an ongoing basis. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
    3. Fall Festival- Volunteers are needed to work with staff to run games at the fall festival on October 17 from 10:30-1:30. Volunteers will have opportunities for small group management, sharpening leadership skills, and promoting good sportsmanship.
    4. Reedy Creek Beautification Day- Volunteers will help beautify and educate Reedy Creek Staff and students on lawn and garden maintenance, plants, and soil.  This will take place on November 7, 2015 and April 9, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm. You do not have to register as a volunteer for this event.
    5. Community Help Needed- Please visit our website and click on “How Parents/Community Can Help.” http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx There are numerous ways you can help our school. Online volunteer registration is required when volunteers are working within the school and with children. Online volunteer registration can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.
    Minimum Age Requirement: 18 (16 if a student in CMS)

    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: Ann Parker
    Phone: 704-875-6521 ext 109
    E-Mail:aparker@carolinaraptorcenter.org
    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.

    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

    BCC Rally
    Purpose of Agency:
    BCC Rally is an all-volunteer charitable organization raising funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. BCC Rally is part of the national Rally for the Cure® program benefitting Susan G. Komen®.
    Web Address:
    www.bccrally.org
    Contact
    : Colleen Tracey, Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone:
    704-574-6289
    E-Mail
    : cqtspain@gmail.com
    Location
    : Charlotte, North Carolina. Service location will vary depending on volunteer activities chosen by volunteers.
    Volunteer Services
    :

    1. Spring/Summer 2016- Administrative assistance including volunteer database management, general administrative assistance, public relations projects & assistance with save the date cards for fundraising calendar of events.
    2. September 2016-Assist in preparation and set up for fundraising events scheduled for September 17-23
    3. August, September & October 2016-Attend events along with BCC Rally to sell pink bows and beads at various events including the following:
    • Southern Women’s Show –August 26, 27, 28
    • Race For the Cure-October 1st
    • Carolina Panther’s Tailgate-October Crucial Catch for Breast Cancer Date to be determined
    • October 2016-Pink bow campaign assistance-inventory management & distribution of pink bow inventory

    Student Requirements: Volunteer Application Form
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    None
    Online Service Opportunities:
    volunteer database management (see above) and graphic design

    Samaritan’s Feet
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Samaritan’s Feet is to serve and inspire hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of global education and economic opportunities.  Samaritan’s Feet uses shoes as a tool to sit with, wash the feet of, encourage and build relationships with individuals within our local communities and around the globe. 
    Web Address: www.samaritansfeet.org
    Contact: Katherine Babinski
    Phone: 704-200-2205
    E-Mail: kbabinski@samaritansfeet.org
    Location: 1836 Center Park Drive Charlotte, NC 28217
    Services: There are many ways to be a part of Samaritan’s Feet from volunteering in the Samaritan’s Feet warehouse (weekdays 9:30-12, 1-3, select Saturdays 9:30-12, additional times as needed; volunteer times must be scheduled), hosting a shoe drive or local fundraiser, volunteering at a shoe distribution or one of our special events. 
    Student Requirements: : If you choose to volunteer with Samaritan’s Feet in our warehouse let us know and we will get a date and time scheduled for you or a group of individuals to serve with us.  If you’re interested in serving at a distribution or one of our special event fundraisers let us know and we will give you the details of the special event.  Any opportunity you are interested in volunteering at wee will need our online waiver filled out at www.samaritansfeet.org/wavier.
    Minimum Age to Participate: Volunteers must be over the age of 8.
    Online Service Opportunities: Data Entry as needed, training required.

    Novant Health Hospice
    Purpose of Agency: Novant Health Hospice strives to provide patients with holistic care during the transition of their end of life journey.
    Web Address: www.novanthealth.org
    Contact: Misty Stroupe
    Phone: 704-384-3524
    E-Mail: mestroupe@novanthealth.org
    Fax: 704-384-8182
    Location: 324 N. McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204
    Services: Novant Health Hospice provides many opportunities to serve your community and provide compassionate care for our patients. We offer an outpatient program where you can provide companionship for a patient, help serve patients on our Harris Hospice Unit, help clean and create flower bouquets and deliver them to patients on the unit or at their home. If you have a musical talent, we offer a music ministry program, and if Fido is TDI certified then you can join in our pet therapy program.  We also host monthly events, a volunteer appreciation day, and much more.
    Student Requirements: To volunteer with Novant Health Hospice, students must fill out an application, come in for an interview, sign confidentiality paperwork, provide a background check, get fingerprints, and do a health screening with our employee health department. They must also complete our 12 hour training program.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 18
    Online Service Opportunities: Living memories program, typing up patient stories online to be published.

    The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF)
    Purpose of Agency: The Isabella Santos Foundation was created in honor of Isabella Santos who fought Neuroblastoma for over 5 years. The goal of the Foundation is to raise money and awareness for Neuroblastoma research, provide financial assistance to families with children who are suffering from cancer as well as provide financial support for organizations that support children with cancer. Some of the beneficiaries of ISF are The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Make-A-Wish, Levine Children's Hospital and MSKCC. Isabella's family lives in South Charlotte & continues the foundation in her honor. ISF is a recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
    Web Address: www.isabellasantosfoundation.com
    Contact: Karen Murphy, Director of Volunteer & Event Coordination
    Phone: 704.281.3397
    E-Mail:  kmurphy@isabellasantosfoundation.com
    Location: 9935-D Rea Rd, Unit 275, Charlotte, NC 28277
    Services: We want to make a difference.  But we know we can’t do it without community support, which is a vital part of our mission to raise both awareness and funds in the fight against rare pediatric cancer.  To date, ISF has raised over One Million Dollars to help fund research, other local charities, and a clinical trial. We hope you will join us in our efforts to make a difference towards fulfilling Isabella's mission of "No More Cancer".  We are open to you volunteering in whatever way best meets your interests, talents, and schedule. Some options include:
    *5K/10 Race day volunteer (working a station/area at our annual 5K/10K race in September)
    *Events (various events that come up around Charlotte throughout the year, i.e. going to work an ISF booth at a festival, helping us set/up clean up at our "Coffee for a Cure" breakfast event on April 14th.)
    *General Admin help (i.e. writing thank you notes, helping to organize/inventory our merchandise, helping to stuff "swag bags" or race bags" etc...)
    Student Requirements:
    Anyone who is willing & dedicated to help is welcome at ISF.
    Online Service Opportunities:
    We have several opportunities that can be done remotely. We are open to your suggestions. (i.e. Marketing/ Website assistance, Thank you cards written on our behalf). If you would like to be added to some of our volunteer distribution lists, please let us know. Thank you! We look forward to meeting you!

    Family Support Network of Charlotte, NC.
    Purpose of Agency:
    Family Support Network Charlotte, provides support to families with children who have developmental, mental health, and other special healthcare needs.  It is a nonprofit, parent driven organization dedicated to empowering families by providing parent-to-parent support, information and resources.
    Web Address:
    www.fsnnc.org
    Contact:
    Christi Phillips
    Phone:
    704-336-7173
    E-Mail:
    staff@familysupportcharlotte.org
    Fax:
    704-432-3155
    Location:
    3500 Ellington Street, Charlotte, NC 28111 Room 23
    Services
    :
    Office Work, Event Planning: (helping plan special events for our families), NICU Outreach, Sibshops: (activities for siblings of children with special needs), Networking, Fund Raising/ Grant Searches.
    Student Requirements
    :
    Students will be expected to feel out a volunteer/internship application, and students who will be working with our families directly may be subject to a criminal background check.

    Simmons YMCA
    Purpose of Agency: The YMCA of Greater Charlotte’s mission is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all. Our focus is for Youth Development: nurturing the potential of every child and teen; for Healthy Living: improving the nation’s health and well-being; for Social Responsibility: giving back and providing support to our neighbors.
    Web Address: www.ymcacharlotte.org
    Contact: Amanda Johns
    Phone: 704-716-6652
    E-Mail: amanda.johns@ymcacharlotte.org
    Fax: 704-716-6601
    Location: 6824 Democracy Dr. Charlotte, NC 28212
    Services: There are a multitude of rewards in volunteering at the Simmons YMCA. Not only do you get to network with others and make new friends, but you will also be utilizing your talents to serve or lead others. We hope that your interests will lead you to heartwarming experiences and gratifying opportunities! We have different areas to volunteer such as sales and service, aquatics, dance/gymnastics, summer camp, child care, sports, fitness, the Mobile Market and facilities. There are also events such as swim meets, sports events, family fun day, and more!
    Student Requirements: If you choose to volunteer at a special events you can let us know that you are interested and we’ll give you the details for the event. If you want to volunteer in one of our programs, you will need to complete the Volunteer Handbook/Application, a criminal background check, online Child Abuse Prevention Training and orientation before you begin.

    Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center – Guest Services Ambassador
    Purpose of Agency: Novant Health exists to improve the health of communities, one person at a time.
    Web Address: https://www.novanthealth.org/huntersville-medical-center.aspx
    Contact: Peggy Barnette
    Phone: 704-316-6717
    E-Mail: pkbarnette@novanthealth.org
    Location: Huntersville
    Services: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center seeks ambassadors to greet and welcome visitors, escort them to the appropriate locations via walking or wheelchair transport & provide assistance by answering questions and providing directions. The ambassador will provide remarkable customer service to visitors.
    Student Requirements: Students must be able to walk short distances, possess excellent communication skills, be receptive and accepting of a diverse population and their cultural and financial differences, must observe all visitors rights to confidentiality. Spoken English is required in order for the volunteer to take direction, to understand how to complete job tasks and communicate with visitors and co-workers. A volunteer application (at http://www.novanthealth.org/home/giving/volunteer-opportunities.aspx) must be completed as well as a standard background check.  Immunization records need to be sent to Employee Health. A two-hour hospital orientation is a prerequisite to begin volunteering. Candidates must have an annual Flu vaccine. A three-to-four-hour commitment per week is preferable.

    Alzheimer's Association
    Purpose of Agency: To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
    Web Address: www.alz.org/northcarolina
    Contact: Luanne Kirkland
    Phone: 800.272.3900
    E-Mail: Lkirkland@alz.org
    Location: 4600 Park Rd Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209
    Services: Administrative Office work (Park Rd. office), Walk to End Alzheimers (Symphony Park in SouthPark Mall -September 26, 2015).  Day of Event, Walk to end Alzheimer's volunteers assist in various roles. We always need help with setting up, putting out signage and banners, and ensuring all stations have everything they need, etc.  We also need volunteers to work each station: registration, food/water, promise garden, t-shirts, and some to just float and sign up advocates.  Some Volunteers are put out on the Walk route to be cheerleaders and hand out water as the walkers come by. Then, we need assistance to tear down and pack everything up.  There are 2 shifts available.
    Student Requirements: A volunteer profile needs to be completed. It can be found on the Website under the Volunteer tab.  Please list CPCC Service Learning in the comments.  The Volunteer Manager will contact you after the profile is filled out.

    Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is to relieve suffering and improve the quality and dignity of life through compassionate hospice care for those at the end of life, palliative care for those with advanced illness, and through community education.
    Web Address: www.hpccr.org
    Contact: Crystal England, Volunteer Program Coordinator
    Phone: 704-375-0100
    E-Mail: englandc@hpccr.org
    Fax: 704-335-4304
    Location: Uptown location is 1420 East 7th Street, plus 6 additional office locations, volunteers who work with patients do so in private homes and long term care communities
    Services: Our specially-trained volunteers bring comfort and peace to patients and families in many ways.  They provide companionship to patients in their homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living communities.  They help patients cope with life's daily tasks and offer breaks for tired caregivers.  They also add much-needed support behind the scenes by helping our staff in the office, at special events, and with fundraising projects.
    Student Requirements: To work directly with patients and families, volunteers must attend 12 hours of training- an application, interview, reference checks and background check are all completed prior to attending training. For special events, no training required, and for office volunteers a brief site orientation is required.

    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
    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
    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 and orientation are required.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

    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: Kathy Palencia
    Phone: 704-716-4447
    E-Mail: kathy.palencia@ymcacharlotte.org
    Location: 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
    Services: Students can participate in general office work, fundraising, beautification, special events, specific programs, or can create their own position.
    Student Requirements: Background check is required. It should take less than a week to get started as a new volunteer in the branch. No application process required for Special Event opportunities.

    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.

    Let Me Run
    Purpose of Agency:
    Let Me Run is a nonprofit boy’s running group. We use the power of running to inspire boys to be courageous enough to be themselves, to build healthy relationships, and to live an active lifestyle.
    Web Address:
    www.letmerun.org
    Contact: Lori Klingman
    Phone: 704-905-3446
    E-Mail: lori@letmerun.org
    Fax: n/a
    Location: 4400 Park Road, 3rd floor
    Services
    : Volunteers can coach a team (2 days a week for 7 weeks), volunteer at the November 22 5k, help with filling supply bags, help with pulling shirts for each team
    Student Requirements
    : Students do not need a background check unless they are coaching at a non-CMS school. Volunteer opportunities not involving children do not require a check. Students interested in coaching need to register as a coach at www.letmerun.org.

    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.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

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    Homelessness

    Lutheran Services Carolinas
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is “Empowered by Christ, we walk together with all we serve.” To fulfill this mission, LSC operates two branches of services—one for seniors and one for children and families. Through LSC programs and services, people across the Carolinas are receiving health care, resources, support, and a place to call home. Programs for seniors include assisted and independent living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, in-home care, and adult day services. Services for children and families include adoption, foster care, refugee resettlement, disaster response, supportive housing for low-income families, and supported living residences for homeless veterans and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
    Web Address: www.LSCarolinas.net
    Contact: Ellen Watts, Donor Relations Specialist
    Phone: 704-603-1696
    E-Mail: ewatts@LSCarolinas.net
    Location: LSC programs are located across North and South Carolina. The location for this service project is 110 Winding Path Way, Charlotte, NC.
    Services: By volunteering at LSC, you can use your personal talents, passions, and interests to enrich the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. Currently, our greatest need is consistent volunteers who can provide childcare once a month for the LSC Supportive Housing program. This five-year program serves low-income families living in public housing and provides them with on-site case management and monthly workshops to help participants set and achieve goals that lead to employment, stable housing, and financial independence. Volunteers would work with children one Thursday a month while their parents participate in the program workshops. During this time, volunteers would help with homework or play games with children under 7 years old. This is a great opportunity for students in CPCC’s early childhood development program, or anyone interested in a future career working with children, to gain valuable hands-on experience.
    Student Requirements: Volunteering with children requires a criminal background check ($10 cost) and a two hour commitment (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) one Thursday each month.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 18

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency:
    At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address:
    http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact
    :
    Gerald Brown
    Email
    :
    Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services
    :
    Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements
    :
    At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    Speak Up
    Purpose of Agency:
    Give a voice and create a job opportunity for homeless people -- through the creation and distribution of a homeless-authored magazine
    Contact:
    Matt Shaw
    Phone:
    704-980-9885
    Email:
    mattshaw@speakupmag.org
    Location:
    501 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
    Services:
    Assisting facilitate training and writing workshops for homeless clients, promotion, marketing, research, editing, writing, video production, photography, interviewing, street outreach, print design, general labor.
    Student Requirements:
    Email letter of interest, resume, interview
    Age requirement:
    18+

    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
    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.

    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
    : Nancy Hagerman
    Phone: (704) 805-1712
    Fax: (704) 385-9639
    E-Mail: nhagerman@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, Matthews
    Purpose of Agency: Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity partners with and builds homes for qualifying low-income families in need of affordable housing in our community. Potential owners purchase their homes from Habitat with a low, no-interest mortgage and must provide 400 hours of “sweat equity” in lieu of a downpayment.
    Contact: Dawn Folmar, Director of Development & Volunteer Services
    Web Address: habitatmatthews.org
    Phone: 704-847-4266
    Fax: 704-845-2760
    E-Mail: dawn@habitatmatthews.org
    Locations: Serving Matthews, Mint Hill, & Stallings, we are located at 2447 East John Street, Matthews.
    Services: New home construction, critical home repair, home rehab, and minor exterior repair; ReStore retail home center.
    Student Requirements: Students who wish to participate on new home construction need not have prior building experience.  Our Building Committee leads volunteers through the build process, providing great hands-on experience and team-building.  Some students may wish to give their time helping with special events, such as our InNovate ReNovate ReStore Design Challenge in the fall, or with our spring fundraiser, the SandyFeet 5K Trail Run/Habithon Walk at Beatty Park in Matthews.  These and other special events require enthusiastic volunteer support in a concentrated time frame of several half or full work day.  There are opportunities for students to volunteer in our ReStore as well, on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.  The ReStore is a short drive from the Levine Campus and a great way to earn community service hours for school.  Greater Matthews Habitat engages in minor one-day or weekend home repairs throughout the year.  These projects often require a half-day to a full day of service on a weekend.  Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity is happy to provide service hours documentation to students who fulfill their comment to a particular project.

    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
    :www.charlotterestore.org/volunteer
    Contact: Julia Konish
    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. The minimum age requirement to volunteer is 16 years old, and the maximum group size for our Wilkinson location is 8 volunteers in a group, while our Wendover location in accommodate a group of 12.

    Bright Blessings
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, care and hope to homeless and impoverished children by mobilizing community volunteers of all ages. Our services impact over 4,000 local children every year through the following programs: Bless-a-Birthday, Bless-a-Baby, Gift of Literacy, and Gift of Care.
    Web Address: www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org
    Contact: Volunteer Services
    Phone: 704-846-2329
    E-Mail: Contact@BrightBlessingsUSA.org  
    Location: 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road / Matthews, NC 28105
    Services:  Opportunities include helping with Group Service Events at our facility as well as assisting team members during Community-Based Special Events (based on scheduled activities and student availability)
    Student Requirements: Background check is not required. Students should be comfortable interacting with volunteers of all ages, have strong initiative and ability to follow directions, good communication skills, strong interest and aptitude for event management, nonprofit/volunteer management, and/or marketing/PR.  Interested students must schedule a meeting with a Bright Blessings team member, tour our facility, and complete required paperwork prior to their service.

    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 provide safe emergency shelter while working to end homelessness for each man
    Web Address: www.mensshelterofcharlotte.org
    Contact:  Community Relationships Manager
    Phone:  704-334-3187 ext. 103
    EmailJennifer.Hall@MensShelterofCharlotte.org
    Location:  1210 N. Tryon Street & 3410 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC  28206
    Volunteer Opportunities: Help is needed working the front desk, sorting and passing out items in the commissary, preparing and serving breakfast and lunch, working in the Housing & Employment Resource center, and clerical work
    Student Requirements:  Students must commit to 10 hours of volunteering, 45 minute orientation required and training needed for some positions.  No background checks

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    International and Multicultural

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency:
    At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address:
    http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact
    :
    Gerald Brown
    Email
    :
    Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services
    :
    Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements
    :
    At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    International House
    Purpose of Agency:
    Our mission is to promote international understanding and help immigrant integrate fully into our community.
    Web Address:
    www.ihclt.org
    Contact:
    Tanja Pauler, Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone:
    704-333-8099, ext. 111.
    E-Mail: tpauler@ihclt.org (preferred contact method)
    Fax: 7-4-334-2423
    Location: 1817 Central Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28205 (Midwood International Cultural Center building)
    Services
    : Help with one-time projects, annual events, ESL tutoring, serve as cultural ambassadors for international visitors by hosting a dinner or becoming a home host.
    Student Requirements
    : Fill out the volunteer application form, provide updated Resume and cover letter where needed.

    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.

    ourBRIDGE Program
    Purpose of Agency
    : We teach children English, & also celebrate every culture, while being encouraged to show pride on who they are, and where they came from. Based in Charlotte, NC our mission is to provide a safe, nurturing, respectful environment for refugee and immigrant students and their families. A place where they can adjust to a new culture, learn our language and get the support they need to succeed at school and life. ourBRIDGE’s purpose is, through education, foster a sense of respect, awareness, understanding, and acceptance of all cultures, backgrounds and beliefs, among the communities it serves.
    Contact: Sil Ganzo
    Web Address:
    www.JoinOurBridge.org FB: /JoinOurBridge
    Phone: (704) 620-8555
    E-Mail: sil@JoinOurBridge.org
    Location: 1350 Central Ave. Charlotte, NC 28205 (Central Ave at Hawthorne, walking distance from CPCC Central Campus)
    Services: Service-Learning students need to contact Mr. Andrew Eastwood to set up an introductory meeting. Students will be required to commit to a date/time to complete their service learning hours. 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. Students must be willing to work with diverse groups of children as it relates to culture, socioeconomic status, and academic level. Opportunities to complete Service-Learning hours in the morning ours are available. 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
    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

    Lutheran Services Carolinas
    Purpose of Agency:
    The mission of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is “Empowered by Christ, we walk together with all we serve.” To fulfill this mission, LSC operates two branches of services—one for seniors and one for children and families. Through LSC programs and services, people across the Carolinas are receiving health care, resources, support, and a place to call home. Programs for seniors include assisted and independent living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, in-home care, and adult day services. Services for children and families include adoption, foster care, refugee resettlement, disaster response, supportive housing for low-income families, and supported living residences for homeless veterans and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
    Web Address:
    www.LSCarolinas.net
    Contact:
    Ellen Watts, Donor Relations Specialist
    Phone:
    704-603-1696
    E-Mail:
    ewatts@LSCarolinas.net
    Location:
    LSC programs are located across North and South Carolina. The location for this service project is 110 Winding Path Way, Charlotte, NC.
    Services:
    By volunteering at LSC, you can use your personal talents, passions, and interests to enrich the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. Currently, our greatest need is consistent volunteers who can provide childcare once a month for the LSC Supportive Housing program. This five-year program serves low-income families living in public housing and provides them with on-site case management and monthly workshops to help participants set and achieve goals that lead to employment, stable housing, and financial independence. Volunteers would work with children one Thursday a month while their parents participate in the program workshops. During this time, volunteers would help with homework or play games with children under 7 years old. This is a great opportunity for students in CPCC’s early childhood development program, or anyone interested in a future career working with children, to gain valuable hands-on experience.
    Student Requirements:
    Volunteering with children requires a criminal background check ($10 cost) and a two hour commitment (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) one Thursday each month.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    Beds for Kids
    Purpose of Agency:
    Beds for Kids mission is to provide a bed and other essential furniture to every child and family in need in Charlotte
    Contact:
    Jess McDowell
    Phone:
    980-422-1192 ex. 403
    Email:
    jmcdowell@bedsforkids.org
    Location:
    2519 S. Tryon Street; Charlotte, NC; 28203
    Services:
    Saturday morning volunteer groups, please email the above contact to schedule a Saturday to join us, you will need to reach out to us as we are not open every Saturday morning.  Volunteers will be getting their hands in the Beds for Kids mission by helping us clean furniture and other various tasks in the warehouse.  
    Student Requirements:
    No, other than the stated above.
    Age requirement:
    Must be over the age of 15

    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:
    704-412-8383
    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).Students can also assist during quarterly mentor training events as well as community event.
    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:

    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.

    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.

    Urban League-Central Carolinas
    Purpose of Agency: 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=Volunteer
    Contact
    : Shannon Mcknight
    Phone: (704) 373-2256 x205
    Fax: (704) 373-2262
    E-Mail: smcknight@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
    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 and orientation are required.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

    Classroom Central
    Purpose of Agency
    : Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies.  We serve 6 school districts:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg, City of Kannapolis, Iredell-Statesville, Gaston, Union and Lancaster, SC.
    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 Ministry
    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 the agency include the Free Store. The Free Store provides donated clothing and household items all at no charge to families in need, so that people can use their limited resources on other necessities.
    Web Address: www.crisisassistance.org
    Contact: Free Store Production Volunteering (Karla Emery)
    Phone: (704) 371-3001 x147
    Fax: (704) 333-4310
    E-Mail: kemery@crisisassistance.org
    Location: 500-A Spratt Street, Charlotte, NC 28206
    Services: Students can volunteer for the following: Assist the Free Store Production Area by sorting donated items, inspecting and hanging clothing, and stocking the Free Store.

    Student Requirements: No background check. There is a quick, on-site orientation.

    Habitat for Humanity, Matthews
    Purpose of Agency: Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity partners with and builds homes for qualifying low-income families in need of affordable housing in our community. Potential owners purchase their homes from Habitat with a low, no-interest mortgage and must provide 400 hours of “sweat equity” in lieu of a downpayment.
    Contact: Dawn Folmar, Director of Development & Volunteer Services
    Web Address: habitatmatthews.org
    Phone: 704-847-4266
    Fax: 704-845-2760
    E-Mail: dawn@habitatmatthews.org
    Locations: Serving Matthews, Mint Hill, & Stallings, we are located at 2447 East John Street, Matthews.
    Services: New home construction, critical home repair, home rehab, and minor exterior repair; ReStore retail home center.
    Student Requirements: Students who wish to participate on new home construction need not have prior building experience.  Our Building Committee leads volunteers through the build process, providing great hands-on experience and team-building.  Some students may wish to give their time helping with special events, such as our InNovate ReNovate ReStore Design Challenge in the fall, or with our spring fundraiser, the SandyFeet 5K Trail Run/Habithon Walk at Beatty Park in Matthews.  These and other special events require enthusiastic volunteer support in a concentrated time frame of several half or full work day.  There are opportunities for students to volunteer in our ReStore as well, on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.  The ReStore is a short drive from the Levine Campus and a great way to earn community service hours for school.  Greater Matthews Habitat engages in minor one-day or weekend home repairs throughout the year.  These projects often require a half-day to a full day of service on a weekend.  Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity is happy to provide service hours documentation to students who fulfill their comment to a particular project.

    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: Kaye McHan
    Phone: (704) 847-8383
    E-Mail: kaye@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 16 counties by distributing food to over 500 agencies, such as soup kitchens, emergency shelters, group homes, food pantries, and low income daycares.
    Contact
    : Nancy Hagerman
    Phone: (704) 805-1712
    Fax: (704) 385-9639
    E-Mail: nhagerman@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.

    Men’s Shelter of Charlotte
    Purpose of Agency:  To provide safe emergency shelter while working to end homelessness for each man
    Web Address: www.mensshelterofcharlotte.org
    Contact:  Community Relationships Manager
    Phone:  704-334-3187 ext. 103
    EmailJennifer.Hall@MensShelterofCharlotte.org
    Location:  1210 N. Tryon Street & 3410 Statesville Ave., Charlotte, NC  28206
    Volunteer Opportunities: Help is needed working the front desk, sorting and passing out items in the commissary, preparing and serving breakfast and lunch, working in the Housing & Employment Resource center, and clerical work
    Student Requirements:  Students must commit to 10 hours of volunteering, 45 minute orientation required and training needed for some positions.  No background checks

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    Marketing/Public Relations

    Name of Agency: The C.H.A.I.N. Fund, Inc. (Compassionate Hands Assisting Interim Needs)
    Purpose of Agency: The C.H.A.I.N. Fund's Mission is to raise funds specifically to pay household expenses of individuals diagnosed with a form of cancer, who undergo treament that prevents them from working. Or caring for a loved one with cancer restricts their ability to work. This service gives the individual affected by a cancer diagnosis an opportunity to focus on their or their loved ones health and not be stressed about vital household expenses.
    Web Address:
    www.thechainfund.com
    Contact
    : Kelly Turner Cole
    Phone
    : 203-530-3439
    E-Mail
    : chainfundconnect@gmail.com
    Location
    : N/A
    Services
    : There are many exciting areas to serve in with The CHAIN Fund, Inc. You will get a understanding of the behind the scenes activity and tasks needed to mount and operation of raising funds. You get to network with others and make new friends, but you will also be utilizing your talents to serve or lead others. We have different areas to volunteer such as sales, food service, marketing, public relations, Photography, Videography, booth attendants, theatre ushers, event planning, fundraiser coordinating, campaigns drives, and sponsorship procurement. We have several signature events like: Breakfast and A Movie(TM), Ride 2 Provide, 50 cents campaign, Hat Brunch, and Theatre Productions. We also operate a concession stands at Time Warner Cable Arena as well for multiple events at the Arena.
    Student Requirements
    : Notify us that you are interested by email, signup genius (per event) or call 203-530-3439 and we’ll give you the details for the event you choose to participate in.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18 years of age
    Online Service Opportunities
    : We are in need of grant writing, social media campaigns ideas and implementation, event logos created and marketing campaigns

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency:
    At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address:
    http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact:
    Gerald Brown
    Email:
    Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services:
    Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements:
    At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    Speak Up
    Purpose of Agency:
    Give a voice and create a job opportunity for homeless people -- through the creation and distribution of a homeless-authored magazine
    Contact:
    Matt Shaw
    Phone:
    704-980-9885
    Email:
    mattshaw@speakupmag.org
    Location:
    501 Hawthorne Lane, Charlotte, NC
    Services:
    Assisting facilitate training and writing workshops for homeless clients, promotion, marketing, research, editing, writing, video production, photography, interviewing, street outreach, print design, general labor.
    Student Requirements:
    Email letter of interest, resume, interview
    Age requirement:
    18+

    Susan G. Komen – Charlotte Chapter
    Purpose of Agency:
    Our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. Komen Charlotte annually contributes 25 percent of its net funds raised to Susan G. Komen’s research program, with the remaining 75 percent staying in the local community to fund community outreach programs.
    Web Address
    : www.komencharlotte.org
    Contact: Kaley Smith, Events and Operations Manager
    Phone: 704-347-8181
    E-Mail: k.smith@komencharlotte.org
    Location: 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte NC 28207
    Services: Volunteers that can only commit to a certain amount of time, not ongoing time, can do various administrative and special event projects. Komen Charlotte partners with organizations year-round that hold fundraising events and we are always in need of volunteers to prepare for those events.
    Student Requirements: Students will need to complete our volunteer application which is available on our website. Please contact Kaley Smith to discuss your specific interests and course requirements.

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    Nursing

    BCC Rally
    Purpose of Agency: BCC Rally is an all-volunteer charitable organization raising funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. BCC Rally is part of the national Rally for the Cure® program benefitting Susan G. Komen®.
    Web Address: www.bccrally.org
    Contact: Colleen Tracey, Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone: 704-574-6289
    E-Mail
    : cqtspain@gmail.com
    Location
    : Charlotte, North Carolina. Service location will vary depending on volunteer activities chosen by volunteers.
    Volunteer Services

    • Spring/Summer 2016- Administrative assistance including volunteer database management, general administrative assistance, public relations projects & assistance with save the date cards for fundraising calendar of events.
    • September 2016-Assist in preparation and set up for fundraising events scheduled for September 17-23
    • August, September & October 2016-Attend events along with BCC Rally to sell pink bows and beads at various events including the following:
    • Southern Women’s Show –August 26, 27, 28
    • Race For the Cure-October 1st
    • Carolina Panther’s Tailgate-October Crucial Catch for Breast Cancer Date to be determined
    • October 2016-Pink bow campaign assistance-inventory management & distribution of pink bow inventory

    Student Requirements: Volunteer Application Form
    Minimum Age to Participate: None
    Online Service Opportunities:
    volunteer database management (see above) and graphic design

    Samaritan’s Feet
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Samaritan’s Feet is to serve and inspire hope in children by providing shoes as the foundation to a spiritual and healthy life resulting in the advancement of global education and economic opportunities.  Samaritan’s Feet uses shoes as a tool to sit with, wash the feet of, encourage and build relationships with individuals within our local communities and around the globe. 
    Web Address: www.samaritansfeet.org
    Contact: Katherine Babinski
    Phone: 704-200-2205
    E-Mail: kbabinski@samaritansfeet.org
    Location: 1836 Center Park Drive Charlotte, NC 28217
    Services: There are many ways to be a part of Samaritan’s Feet from volunteering in the Samaritan’s Feet warehouse (weekdays 9:30-12, 1-3, select Saturdays 9:30-12, additional times as needed; volunteer times must be scheduled), hosting a shoe drive or local fundraiser, volunteering at a shoe distribution or one of our special events. 
    Student Requirements: : If you choose to volunteer with Samaritan’s Feet in our warehouse let us know and we will get a date and time scheduled for you or a group of individuals to serve with us.  If you’re interested in serving at a distribution or one of our special event fundraisers let us know and we will give you the details of the special event.  Any opportunity you are interested in volunteering at wee will need our online waiver filled out at www.samaritansfeet.org/wavier.
    Minimum Age to Participate: Volunteers must be over the age of 8.
    Online Service Opportunities: Data Entry as needed, training required.

    Novant Health Hospice
    Purpose of Agency: Novant Health Hospice strives to provide patients with holistic care during the transition of their end of life journey.
    Web Address: www.novanthealth.org
    Contact: Misty Stroupe
    Phone: 704-384-3524
    E-Mail: mestroupe@novanthealth.org
    Fax: 704-384-8182
    Location: 324 N. McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204
    Services: Novant Health Hospice provides many opportunities to serve your community and provide compassionate care for our patients. We offer an outpatient program where you can provide companionship for a patient, help serve patients on our Harris Hospice Unit, help clean and create flower bouquets and deliver them to patients on the unit or at their home. If you have a musical talent, we offer a music ministry program, and if Fido is TDI certified then you can join in our pet therapy program.  We also host monthly events, a volunteer appreciation day, and much more.
    Student Requirements: To volunteer with Novant Health Hospice, students must fill out an application, come in for an interview, sign confidentiality paperwork, provide a background check, get fingerprints, and do a health screening with our employee health department. They must also complete our 12 hour training program.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 18
    Online Service Opportunities: Living memories program, typing up patient stories online to be published.

    The Isabella Santos Foundation (ISF)
    Purpose of Agency: The Isabella Santos Foundation was created in honor of Isabella Santos who fought Neuroblastoma for over 5 years. The goal of the Foundation is to raise money and awareness for Neuroblastoma research, provide financial assistance to families with children who are suffering from cancer as well as provide financial support for organizations that support children with cancer. Some of the beneficiaries of ISF are The Ronald McDonald House of Charlotte, Make-A-Wish, Levine Children's Hospital and MSKCC. Isabella's family lives in South Charlotte & continues the foundation in her honor. ISF is a recognized 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.
    Web Address: www.isabellasantosfoundation.com
    Contact: Karen Murphy, Director of Volunteer & Event Coordination
    Phone: 704.281.3397
    E-Mail:  kmurphy@isabellasantosfoundation.com
    Location: 9935-D Rea Rd, Unit 275, Charlotte, NC 28277
    Services: We want to make a difference.  But we know we can’t do it without community support, which is a vital part of our mission to raise both awareness and funds in the fight against rare pediatric cancer.  To date, ISF has raised over One Million Dollars to help fund research, other local charities, and a clinical trial. We hope you will join us in our efforts to make a difference towards fulfilling Isabella's mission of "No More Cancer".  We are open to you volunteering in whatever way best meets your interests, talents, and schedule. Some options include:
    *5K/10 Race day volunteer (working a station/area at our annual 5K/10K race in September)
    *Events (various events that come up around Charlotte throughout the year, i.e. going to work an ISF booth at a festival, helping us set/up clean up at our "Coffee for a Cure" breakfast event on April 14th.)
    *General Admin help (i.e. writing thank you notes, helping to organize/inventory our merchandise, helping to stuff "swag bags" or race bags" etc...)
    Student Requirements:
    Anyone who is willing & dedicated to help is welcome at ISF.
    Online Service Opportunities:
    We have several opportunities that can be done remotely. We are open to your suggestions. (i.e. Marketing/ Website assistance, Thank you cards written on our behalf). If you would like to be added to some of our volunteer distribution lists, please let us know. Thank you! We look forward to meeting you!


    Seniors

    Novant Health Hospice
    Purpose of Agency: Novant Health Hospice strives to provide patients with holistic care during the transition of their end of life journey.
    Web Address: www.novanthealth.org
    Contact: Misty Stroupe
    Phone: 704-384-3524
    E-Mail: mestroupe@novanthealth.org
    Fax: 704-384-8182
    Location: 324 N. McDowell St. Charlotte, NC 28204
    Services: Novant Health Hospice provides many opportunities to serve your community and provide compassionate care for our patients. We offer an outpatient program where you can provide companionship for a patient, help serve patients on our Harris Hospice Unit, help clean and create flower bouquets and deliver them to patients on the unit or at their home. If you have a musical talent, we offer a music ministry program, and if Fido is TDI certified then you can join in our pet therapy program.  We also host monthly events, a volunteer appreciation day, and much more.
    Student Requirements: To volunteer with Novant Health Hospice, students must fill out an application, come in for an interview, sign confidentiality paperwork, provide a background check, get fingerprints, and do a health screening with our employee health department. They must also complete our 12 hour training program.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 18
    Online Service Opportunities: Living memories program, typing up patient stories online to be published.

    Charlotte Mecklenburg Library Outreach Department
    Purpose of Agency:
    We create a community of readers and empower individuals with free access to information and the univers of ideas.
    Web Address:
    www.cmlibrary.org
    Contact:
    Meryle A. Leonard
    Phone:
    704.416.0558
    E-Mail:
    maleonard@cmlibrary.org
    Fax:
    704.416.0550
    Location:
    310 North Tryon Street, Charlotte, NC 28115
    Services:
    Students will work with outreach staff members on literacy programs and activities for children and adults. This will include but is not limited to creating literacy material, volunteering with circulation duties such as with the Storytimes to Go early literacy learning kits, and creating material for senior adult learning to promote memory.
    Student Requirements:
    Students will need to complete an on-line volunteer form. Information regarding volunteering is on the link below. http://www.cmlibrary.org/about_us/Get_Involved/volunteer.asp

    Parks and Recreation of Mecklenburg County
    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: 980-314-1045
    Age Requirement: 16
    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, working in nature centers.
    Student Requirements: MUST complete a volunteer enrollment form and a background check before starting service

    Alzheimer's Association
    Purpose of Agency:  To eliminate Alzheimer's disease through advancement of research; to provide and enhance care and support for all affected; and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health.
    Web Address: www.alz.org/northcarolina
    Contact: Luanne Kirkland
    Phone: 800.272.3900
    E-Mail:  Lkirkland@alz.org
    Location:4600 Park Rd Ste 250, Charlotte, NC 28209
    Services: Administrative Office work (Park Rd. office), Walk to End Alzheimers (Symphony Park in SouthPark Mall -September 26, 2015).  Day of Event, Walk to end Alzheimer's volunteers assist in various roles. We always need help with setting up, putting out signage and banners, and ensuring all stations have everything they need, etc.  We also need volunteers to work each station: registration, food/water, promise garden, t-shirts, and some to just float and sign up advocates.  Some Volunteers are put out on the Walk route to be cheerleaders and hand out water as the walkers come by. Then, we need assistance to tear down and pack everything up.  There are 2 shifts available.
    Student Requirements:
    A volunteer profile needs to be completed. It can be found on the Website under the Volunteer tab.  Please list CPCC Service Learning in the comments.  The Volunteer Manager will contact you after the profile is filled out.

    Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region
    Purpose of Agency:
    The mission of Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region is to relieve suffering and improve the quality and dignity of life through compassionate hospice care for those at the end of life, palliative care for those with advanced illness, and through community education.
    Web Address:
    www.hpccr.org
    Contact: Crystal England, Volunteer Program Coordinator
    Phone: 704-375-0100
    E-Mail: englandc@hpccr.org
    Fax: 704-335-4304
    Location: Uptown location is 1420 East 7th Street, plus 6 additional office locations, volunteers who work with patients do so in private homes and long term care communities
    Services
    : Our specially-trained volunteers bring comfort and peace to patients and families in many ways.  They provide companionship to patients in their homes, skilled nursing facilities, and assisted living communities.  They help patients cope with life's daily tasks and offer breaks for tired caregivers.  They also add much-needed support behind the scenes by helping our staff in the office, at special events, and with fundraising projects.
    Student Requirements
    : To work directly with patients and families, volunteers must attend 12 hours of training- an application, interview, reference checks and background check are all completed prior to attending training. For special events, no training required, and for office volunteers a brief site orientation is required.

    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:
    A minium of 24 service hours is required for this organization. Please fillout a volunteer form that can obtain at the organization. A TB and orientation is required before you can start.

    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
    Minimum Age to Participate: 18
    Largest Group that can Participate: 15

    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.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

    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.
    Student Requirements: Background check required. Students must pay for background check and get it on their own from the county courthouse.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

    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

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency: At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address:
    http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact
    : Gerald Brown
    Email
    : Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services
    : Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements
    : At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    CARTT - Community Area Resource Team for Troops
    Purpose of Agency:
    Since 2007, CARTT has been working to unite our military and civilian communities by bringing together our local resource providers, referral sources and supporters to fit the "puzzle pieces" together in order to effectively enhance the quality of care and support for our military population.
    Contact:
    Kati Toney
    Phone:
    704-477-1913
    E-Mail:
    cartt.nc@gmail.com
    Location:
    Mecklenburg and Surrounding counties
    Service Opportunities:
    Volunteer opportunities and hours will vary. Tasks needed are as follows. Email maintenance (checking email daily, updating contact list, sending approved emails, etc); Social Media/Marketing (website design, updates to CARTT FB Page, other social media presence, logo and media design); All-access calendar (i.e. Google calendar) established and maintained; taking minutes and meetings and putting them in a format to distribute to group; database management.
    Student Requirements:
    Dress comfortably and appropriately. Jeans and sneakers are acceptable unless volunteer are scheduled to help at an event. Once your tasks is assigned and you know your schedule, please be on time for scheduled volunteer duty. Let us know as soon as possible if you have to change or cancel. Minimum Age Requirement: 18

    Eagle Rock Camp
    Purpose of Agency:
    To reconnect military families at therapeutic retreats that are faith based, build a healthy spirit and strong family bonds. Our proprietary program called "Building Family Resiliency" includes interactive workshops and therapeutic recreation, to teach (and the families get to practice) life skills that apply to Healthy Marriages, Healthy Parenting and Family Financial Literacy. Their children participate in a "How to be a great kid" workshop, learn nutrition, and Farm to Table.
    Web Address:
    www.eaglerockcamp.org
    Phone:
    704.237.6382
    Email:
    info@eaglerockcamp.org
    Location:
    We work with third party locations to host our retreats. Our office is virtual.
    Service Opportunities:
    Volunteering at a retreat requires a 6 day/5 night commitment, in order to provide continuous care for our military families. Other opportunities include: website design and maintenance, volunteer coordination, administrative assistant, social media coordination, running fund raising campaigns (Can be as small as $500.
    Student Requirements:
    We do require an application be completed and submitted. Reach out to info@eaglerockcamp.org to obtain and application. If you volunteer for a retreat or work directly with our families in any way, a background check is required. Please apply for a volunteer position in which you have experience. Other than retreats, all positions are virtual and you will work with minimal supervision. If you need further details or a written job description, please email or call our Chief Executive Camper, Lynn Marilla. lmarilla@eaglerockcamp.org. 704.237.6382

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    Women's Issues

    BCC Rally
    Purpose of Agency:
    BCC Rally is an all-volunteer charitable organization raising funds and awareness in the fight against breast cancer. BCC Rally is part of the national Rally for the Cure® program benefitting Susan G. Komen®.
    Web Address:
    www.bccrally.org
    Contact
    : Colleen Tracey, Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone:
    704-574-6289
    E-Mail
    : mailto:cqtspain@gmail.com
    Location
    : Charlotte, North Carolina. Service location will vary depending on volunteer activities chosen by volunteers.
    Volunteer Services
    :

    1. Spring/Summer 2016- Administrative assistance including volunteer database management, general administrative assistance, public relations projects & assistance with save the date cards for fundraising calendar of events.
    2. September 2016-Assist in preparation and set up for fundraising events scheduled for September 17-23
    3. August, September & October 2016-Attend events along with BCC Rally to sell pink bows and beads at various events including the following:
    • Southern Women’s Show –August 26, 27, 28
    • Race For the Cure-October 1st
    • Carolina Panther’s Tailgate-October Crucial Catch for Breast Cancer Date to be determined
    • October 2016-Pink bow campaign assistance-inventory management & distribution of pink bow inventory

    Student Requirements: Volunteer Application Form
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    None
    Online Service Opportunities:
    volunteer database management (see above) and graphic design

    Lutheran Services Carolinas
    Purpose of Agency:
    The mission of Lutheran Services Carolinas (LSC) is “Empowered by Christ, we walk together with all we serve.” To fulfill this mission, LSC operates two branches of services—one for seniors and one for children and families. Through LSC programs and services, people across the Carolinas are receiving health care, resources, support, and a place to call home. Programs for seniors include assisted and independent living, skilled nursing care, rehabilitation, in-home care, and adult day services. Services for children and families include adoption, foster care, refugee resettlement, disaster response, supportive housing for low-income families, and supported living residences for homeless veterans and adults with developmental/intellectual disabilities.
    Web Address: www.LSCarolinas.net
    Contact:
    Ellen Watts, Donor Relations Specialist
    Phone:
    704-603-1696
    E-Mail:
    ewatts@LSCarolinas.net
    Location:
    LSC programs are located across North and South Carolina. The location for this service project is 110 Winding Path Way, Charlotte, NC.
    Services:
    By volunteering at LSC, you can use your personal talents, passions, and interests to enrich the lives of people of all ages, backgrounds, and needs. Currently, our greatest need is consistent volunteers who can provide childcare once a month for the LSC Supportive Housing program. This five-year program serves low-income families living in public housing and provides them with on-site case management and monthly workshops to help participants set and achieve goals that lead to employment, stable housing, and financial independence. Volunteers would work with children one Thursday a month while their parents participate in the program workshops. During this time, volunteers would help with homework or play games with children under 7 years old. This is a great opportunity for students in CPCC’s early childhood development program, or anyone interested in a future career working with children, to gain valuable hands-on experience.
    Student Requirements:
    Volunteering with children requires a criminal background check ($10 cost) and a two hour commitment (5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.) one Thursday each month.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency:
    At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address:
    http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact:
    Gerald Brown
    Email:
    Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services:
    Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements:
    At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council
    Purpose of Agency:
    Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council is the premiere leadership organization that creates a variety of fun, transformational experiences for girls grades k-12, volunteers, staff members, and community stakeholders. We provide an opportunity for every girl to maximize her own potential and become a leader in her own life.
    Web Address:
    www.hngirlscouts.org
    Contact:
    Sydney Crouch, Volunteer Development Specialist
    Phone:
    704-731-6508
    E-Mail:
    scrouch@hngirlscouts.org
    Fax:
    704-567-0598
    Location:
    7007 Idlewild Road, Charlotte, NC 28212
    Services
    :
    The Girl Scouts, Hornets’ Nest Council is always in need of  Troop Leaders but we have numerous other volunteers positions. Some shorter extended period volunteer roles include series leaders in our Girls Go Beyond program. This program is 6 weeks, with a 1 hour time commitment each week. Another similar program is our Power of Girls that occurs with middle school girls one Saturday a month for a few hours. Administrative needs are always in demand as well as volunteers to help at the occasional events. For more detailed information on all items, please check our website or contact the Volunteer Development Specialist.
    Student Requirements
    :
    All volunteers will need to attend a general GSHNC Volunteer Orientation. Some volunteer activities may require registration with the Girl Scouts and a cleared background check; the Volunteer Development Specialist can give more detailed information depending on the volunteer role of interest.

    Susan G. Komen – Charlotte Chapter
    Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures. Komen Charlotte annually contributes 25 percent of its net funds raised to Susan G. Komen’s research program, with the remaining 75 percent staying in the local community to fund community outreach programs.
    Web Address: www.komencharlotte.org
    Contact: Kaley Smith, Events and Operations Manager
    Phone: 704-347-8181
    E-Mail: k.smith@komencharlotte.org
    Location: 2316 Randolph Road, Charlotte NC 28207
    Services: Volunteers that can only commit to a certain amount of time, not ongoing time, can do various administrative and special event projects. Komen Charlotte partners with organizations year-round that hold fundraising events and we are always in need of volunteers to prepare for those events.
    Student Requirements: Students will need to complete our volunteer application which is available on our website. Please contact Kaley Smith to discuss your specific interests and course requirements.

    Girl Talk Foundation, Inc.
    Purpose of Agency: Girl Talk’s mission is to empower every girl to find her voice, to become the success she is destined to be — confident, smart, proud and powerful. Girl Talk focuses on developing teenaged girls socially, emotionally, and physically to become civically engaged community citizens and professionally competent individuals.    
    Web Address: https://www.girltalkfoundationinc.com    
    Contact:  Janine Davis    
    Phone:  704-335-5885    
    E-Mail: info@girltalkfoundationinc.com    
    Fax:  704-335-5886    
    Location: 801 E. Morehead Street, Suite 121, Charlotte, NC 28202    
    Services: Volunteers who have a flexible daytime schedule will work alongside program manager and/or facilitator to assist with core program: a 16-week in-school "Tailoring Teens for Success" curriculum. Volunteer will assist as needed in classroom of (12-15) middle school girls; will do prep work (i.e. – assembling workbooks, making follow-up phone calls to parents, coordinating logistics for parent workshop, organizing curriculum supplies, prepare copies of handouts, pre/post-tests). Volunteer will need to be comfortable around teen girls and in public school environment; will also need some administrative skills for in-office work (phone duties, filing, etc.). Please visit website for additional information about curriculum.
    Volunteer skilled in social media or graphic design to create artwork needed for organization programs (i.e. flyer, fundraising invite, programs).
    •"Tailoring Teens for Success" (as mentioned above) - Volunteer as support for program
    •Prom Project - Volunteer to sort and organize prom dresses; register high school girls on site (at various high schools) to participate in annual Prom Project (March 6, 2016)
    •Jewels (professional development program for teen girls) - Volunteer to work alongside teen aged girls during monthly Saturday meetings to hone leadership development skills through workshops
    •General administrative in-office work
    Student Requirements: Orientation (one hour) and a volunteer background check will need to be completed as well as 2 hour training. Fee for background check ($20) will be waived. Volunteer will be responsible for purchasing Girl Talk volunteer t-shirt ($12). Proficient with Microsoft office (primarily Microsoft Word). Have access to a laptop or tablet (not required, but preferred)

    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: Tia Carrouthers Phone:704-685-3610 Email: tiacarrouthers@gmail.com
    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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    Agencies Near the Cato Campus

    Reedy Creek Elementary
    Purpose of Agency: Our mission is to provide high quality learning experiences for all students in order to provide them with strong academic and social foundations so they can develop into adults who contribute positively
    Web Address: http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx
    Contact:  Mrs. Amanda Smith, Academic Facilitator
    Phone: 980-343-6480
    E-Mail: juliaA.smith@cms.k12.nc.us
    Fax: 980-343-6529
    Location:10801 Plaza Road Ext. Charlotte, NC 28215
    Services:
    1. North Star Reading Partners (50 requested): Volunteers will provide one-on-one instruction with a third grade student in reading. Lesson plans are provided and easy to follow. Volunteers are asked to commit to a 1 hour session at least once a week on an ongoing basis from October to May. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
    2. Raccoon Buddies-Volunteers will provide one-on-one support to individual students as a reading tutor or role model and motivator. Volunteers are asked to commit to at least bi-weekly on an ongoing basis. Online volunteer registration is required. It can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.com/
    3. Fall Festival- Volunteers are needed to work with staff to run games at the fall festival on October 17 from 10:30-1:30. Volunteers will have opportunities for small group management, sharpening leadership skills, and promoting good sportsmanship.
    4. Reedy Creek Beautification Day- Volunteers will help beautify and educate Reedy Creek Staff and students on lawn and garden maintenance, plants, and soil.  This will take place on November 7, 2015 and April 9, 2016 from 8:00am-12:00pm. You do not have to register as a volunteer for this event.
    5. Community Help Needed- Please visit our website and click on “How Parents/Community Can Help.” http://schools.cms.k12.nc.us/reedycreekES/Pages/Default.aspx There are numerous ways you can help our school. Online volunteer registration is required when volunteers are working within the school and with children. Online volunteer registration can be found on the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools website.  https://www.cmsvolunteers.
    Minimum Age Requirement: 18 (16 if a student in CMS)

    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-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.

    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

    Habitat for Humanity, Matthews
    Purpose of Agency:
    Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity partners with and builds homes for qualifying low-income families in need of affordable housing in our community. Potential owners purchase their homes from Habitat with a low, no-interest mortgage and must provide 400 hours of “sweat equity” in lieu of a downpayment.
    Contact:
    Dawn Folmar, Director of Development & Volunteer Services
    Web Address:
    habitatmatthews.org
    Phone:
    704-847-4266
    Fax:
    704-845-2760
    E-Mail:
    dawn@habitatmatthews.org
    Locations:
    Serving Matthews, Mint Hill, & Stallings, we are located at 2447 East John Street, Matthews.
    Services: New home construction, critical home repair, home rehab, and minor exterior repair; ReStore retail home center.
    Student Requirements:
    Students who wish to participate on new home construction need not have prior building experience.  Our Building Committee leads volunteers through the build process, providing great hands-on experience and team-building.  Some students may wish to give their time helping with special events, such as our InNovate ReNovate ReStore Design Challenge in the fall, or with our spring fundraiser, the SandyFeet 5K Trail Run/Habithon Walk at Beatty Park in Matthews.  These and other special events require enthusiastic volunteer support in a concentrated time frame of several half or full work day.  There are opportunities for students to volunteer in our ReStore as well, on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis.  The ReStore is a short drive from the Levine Campus and a great way to earn community service hours for school.  Greater Matthews Habitat engages in minor one-day or weekend home repairs throughout the year.  These projects often require a half-day to a full day of service on a weekend.  Greater Matthews Habitat for Humanity is happy to provide service hours documentation to students who fulfill their comment to a particular project.

    Central Piedmont Community College Center for Military Families and Veterans
    Purpose of Agency: At the CPCC Center for Military Families & Veterans, we provide life-long education and career development of those who have served and their family members consistent with their needs, interests and abilities as they transition.  Our vision is to help our clients develop 21st century life skills while enhancing the economic, social and cultural growth of our community.
    Web Address:
    http://www.cpcc.edu/military
    Contact
    : Gerald Brown
    Email
    : Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu
    Services
    : Community and campus wide projects (Veterans Day Ceremony; BOA Mentorship program; Spring Military Conference; Military Family Day; Enhancing website; mentoring program involvement; general administrative tasks
    Student Requirements
    : At least 12 hours of college credit; 3.0 g.p.a; Leadership skills; Interest in military and veteran specific issues; If you meet these preliminary requirements please email Dr. Gerald Brown at Gerald.brown@cpcc.edu to arrange for an interview.  Please email resume ahead of interview appointment.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18

    Horse "N" Around Therapeutic Riding Center and Pediatric Therapy Clinic
    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 or Marcus Trivett
    Phone: (704) 641-2146 or 704-309-3191
    Email: horsenaroundtrc@yahoo.com
    Location: 2593 North Rocky River Road. Lancaster, SC 29720
    Services: It is recommended that you have business, accounting, computer and/or administrative skills.
    Student Requirements: A background check is required before service can begin. Students cover cost of background checks
    Minimum Age: 15

    Bright Blessings
    Purpose of Agency: The mission of Bright Blessings is to bring joy, care and hope to homeless and impoverished children by mobilizing community volunteers of all ages. Our services impact over 4,000 local children every year through the following programs: Bless-a-Birthday, Bless-a-Baby, Gift of Literacy, and Gift of Care.
    Web Address: www.BrightBlessingsUSA.org
    Contact: Volunteer Services
    Phone: 704-846-2329
    E-Mail: Contact@BrightBlessingsUSA.org  
    Location: 608-A Matthews-Mint Hill Road / Matthews, NC 28105
    Services:  Opportunities include helping with Group Service Events at our facility as well as assisting team members during Community-Based Special Events (based on scheduled activities and student availability)
    Student Requirements: Background check is not required. Students should be comfortable interacting with volunteers of all ages, have strong initiative and ability to follow directions, good communication skills, strong interest and aptitude for event management, nonprofit/volunteer management, and/or marketing/PR.  Interested students must schedule a meeting with a Bright Blessings team member, tour our facility, and complete required paperwork prior to their service.

    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.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

    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: Kaye McHan
    Phone: (704) 847-8383
    E-Mail: kaye@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.
    Student Requirements: Background check required. Students must pay for background check and get it on their own from the county courthouse.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

    Thompson Child and Family Focus
    Purpose of Agency: Thompson is provides mental health care and prevention services to children and families across the Carolinas.
    Web Address: www.thompsoncff.org
    Contact: Rachel Eldridge, Volunteer Manager
    Phone: 704-575-6739
    E-Mail: reldridge@thompsoncff.org
    Fax: 704-531-9266
    Location: Multiple Locations: 769 N. Wendover Road Charlotte NC 28211 / 1645 Clanton Road, Charlotte NC 28208 / 6800 Saint Peter’s Lane Matthews NC 28215                                                          Services:                                                                                                                                 
    Thompson Child Development Center (769 N. Wendover Road Charlotte NC 28211)
    Donation Room/Christmas Assistant
    – Help unpack, organize and distribute in-kind donations. Volunteers will be particularly needed in late November and December. Volunteers will need to be on call.                                                                                                                                                                                   Child Care – volunteers 18 and over are needed to play with children of all ages on Wednesday mornings, weekday afternoons and weekday evenings. Volunteers ideally will commit to a regular shift weekly for at least 2 months. Orientation will be provided.                                                                                      
    Front Desk Relief – friendly volunteers 18 and over are needed to greet visitors, answer the telephone, check out cars and rooms and perform other basic office tasks. Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays 12:30-1:30. Volunteers will commit to a regular shift weekly for at least 2 months. Orientation and Training will be provided.      
    Thompson Child Development Center (1645 Clanton Road, Charlotte NC 28208)
    Front Desk Relief – Adult volunteer who can multi-task is needed to cover the front desk during receptionist mid-afternoon break.  Volunteer is responsible for buzzing in guests, interacting with parents and answering the telephones.  Ideal candidate will commit to volunteer one day a week or more for at least 6 months.  Full volunteer screening is needed.
    Naptime MonitorsExperienced adult volunteers needed to calm and soothe children who are restless during naptime.  Volunteers are needed from 12-3 p.m. on weekdays.  Full volunteer screening plus drug test, TB test, and fingerprinting are required.
    Treatment Campus in Matthews (6800 Saint Peter’s Lane Matthews NC 28105)
    Bike Repair – Knowledgeable and handy volunteers are needed to repair children’s bicycles.  Typical repairs include flat tires, loose chains, and broken handlebars.  Volunteers should have their own tools.  Thompson will provide inner tubes and other supplies.  Ideal volunteers would come to campus on weekdays, but weekend shifts are available too.
    Donation Room Coordinator – Self-starter with strong organizational skills need to maintain donation room for Community Services.  Volunteer will need to be able to stand for a few hours at a time and to lift up to 40 pounds.  Volunteer will need to be able to work independently.  Ideal volunteer will commit to one morning or afternoon each week for at least 6 months.  Full application including criminal background check would be required.
    Student Requirements:
    Donation Room/Christmas Assistant – one page volunteer profile form; can be completed the first time they come to volunteer.
    Child Care
    – volunteers must fill out volunteer application, have references checked and a criminal background check, which usually takes 4 weeks. Volunteers can start while application is being processed. Volunteers will also need to complete the on-line Diana screening.              
    Front Desk Relief - volunteers must fill out volunteer application, have references checked and a criminal background check, which usually takes 4 weeks. Volunteers can start while application is being processed.

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    Agencies Near the Merancas Campus

    Name of Agency: The C.H.A.I.N. Fund, Inc. (Compassionate Hands Assisting Interim Needs)
    Purpose of Agency:
    The C.H.A.I.N. Fund's Mission is to raise funds specifically to pay household expenses of individuals diagnosed with a form of cancer, who undergo treament that prevents them from working. Or caring for a loved one with cancer restricts their ability to work. This service gives the individual affected by a cancer diagnosis an opportunity to focus on their or their loved ones health and not be stressed about vital household expenses.
    Web Address:
    www.thechainfund.com
    Contact
    :
    Kelly Turner Cole
    Phone
    :
    203-530-3439
    E-Mail
    :
    chainfundconnect@gmail.com
    Location
    : N/A
    Services
    :
    There are many exciting areas to serve in with The CHAIN Fund, Inc. You will get a understanding of the behind the scenes activity and tasks needed to mount and operation of raising funds. You get to network with others and make new friends, but you will also be utilizing your talents to serve or lead others. We have different areas to volunteer such as sales, food service, marketing, public relations, Photography, Videography, booth attendants, theatre ushers, event planning, fundraiser coordinating, campaigns drives, and sponsorship procurement. We have several signature events like: Breakfast and A Movie(TM), Ride 2 Provide, 50 cents campaign, Hat Brunch, and Theatre Productions. We also operate a concession stands at Time Warner Cable Arena as well for multiple events at the Arena.
    Student Requirements: Notify us that you are interested by email, signup genius (per event) or call 203-530-3439 and we’ll give you the details for the event you choose to participate in.
    Minimum Age to Participate:
    18 years of age
    Online Service Opportunities
    :
    We are in need of grant writing, social media campaigns ideas and implementation, event logos created and marketing campaigns

    Trusted Parents
    Purpose of Agency:
    Trusted Parents is a nonprofit organization that offers support to individuals and the parents/caregivers of those living with physical, neurological, and sensory disabilities. We are passionate about providing long term solutions, developing skills, accessing resources, hosting educational workshops, support groups, and family friendly events.
    Web Address:
    http://www.trustedparents.org/
    Contact:
    Candice Grant, Volunteer Coordinator
    Phone:
    N/A
    E-Mail:
    candice.grant@trustedparents.org  
    Location:
    Our Support Groups will be held at ImaginOn Children's Library (300 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28202) and at Discovery Place Kids (105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078)
    We are also in need of volunteers for our Parents' Day Out, various community outreach events (walks, fairs, and workshops), and for Camp Trusted Parents (Summer Camp for special needs' children and their siblings held at Queens University.)
    Services:
    Trusted Parents' volunteers are responsible for providing quality care that meets the needs of children and their families. 1. Provide and maintain a safe environment by upholding ethical standards 2. Interact with the children in a way, which will convey respect and nurturing. 3. Maintain open, friendly, and cooperative relationship with each child, and their family, encouraging their involvement in the program, and environment 4. Accept, welcome and guide “special needs” children and their families 5. Act as a practicum team leader for Trusted Parents lower level volunteers 6. Attend meeting and workshop when required by Trusted Parents. 7.Establish positive relationships with the children, parents, other volunteers, and staff. 8. Maintain confidentiality over Trusted Parents information and family information 9. Guide children’s behavior appropriately 10.Work effectively and professionally as a team member 11.Act as a resource and support to parents attending support group 12.Promote a positive image to the public 13. Establish a positive relationship with ImaginOn’s staff and representatives, and other outside agencies 14.Attend to the personal hygiene of the children by wiping drool from the mouth of children who cannot do it for themselves. Note: no other hygiene action should be taken.
    Student Requirements:
    We ask interested individuals to visit our website at http://www.trustedparents.org/volunteer to fill out the online volunteer application so that someone from our staff can contact you to arrange an initial interview. Background and reference checks will also be performed before a training session is offered. Feel free to contact us via email at volunteer@trustedparents.org or at candice.grant@trustedparents.org.
    Minimum Age :
    16

    Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center – Guest Services Ambassador
    Purpose of Agency: Novant Health exists to improve the health of communities, one person at a time.
    Web Address: https://www.novanthealth.org/huntersville-medical-center.aspx
    Contact: Peggy Barnette
    Phone: 704-316-6717
    E-Mail: pkbarnette@novanthealth.org
    Location: Huntersville
    Services: Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center seeks ambassadors to greet and welcome visitors, escort them to the appropriate locations via walking or wheelchair transport & provide assistance by answering questions and providing directions. The ambassador will provide remarkable customer service to visitors.
    Student Requirements: Students must be able to walk short distances, possess excellent communication skills, be receptive and accepting of a diverse population and their cultural and financial differences, must observe all visitors rights to confidentiality. Spoken English is required in order for the volunteer to take direction, to understand how to complete job tasks and communicate with visitors and co-workers. A volunteer application (at http://www.novanthealth.org/home/giving/volunteer-opportunities.aspx) must be completed as well as a standard background check.  Immunization records need to be sent to Employee Health. A two-hour hospital orientation is a prerequisite to begin volunteering. Candidates must have an annual Flu vaccine. A three-to-four-hour commitment per week is preferable.

    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: Kathy Palencia
    Phone: 704-716-4447
    E-Mail: kathy.palencia@ymcacharlotte.org
    Location: 21300 Davidson Street, Cornelius, NC 28031
    Services: Students can participate in general office work, fundraising, beautification, special events, specific programs, or can create their own position.
    Student Requirements: Background check is required. It should take less than a week to get started as a new volunteer in the branch. No application process required for Special Event opportunities.

    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: Ann Parker
    Phone: 704-875-6521 ext 109
    E-Mail:aparker@carolinaraptorcenter.org
    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.

    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

    Carolinas Aviation Museum
    Purpose of Agency:
    By telling the stories of the people who shaped our aviation heritage, the Carolinas Aviation Museum inspires future generations to write aviation’s next chapter. The museum offers educational exhibits and programs for individuals and groups of all ages from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds. There are a variety of hands on experiences, educational tours and activities in the museum with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. Web Address: www.carolinasaviation.org
    Contact: Dave Bonivtch/Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (704) 997-3770 ext. 3778
    Email: volunteer@carolinasaviation.org Location: 4672 First Flight Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
    Services: Students that cannot commit to becoming a regular volunteer can assist with the museum’s education special events. Volunteers will be asked to help in a variety of capacities including parking, crowd control, greeting visitors and helping run education stations. Additionally, volunteers can be used to help with maintenance and cleaning projects organized through the appropriate department. Please visit our website for more information on the regular volunteer program.
    Student Requirements: Students volunteering for more than a one time event are required to complete a volunteer application and pass a background check. Applications can be obtained from the Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information on volunteer opportunities and course requirements.

    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”.

    Child and Family Development
    Purpose of Agency:
    Our mission is to provide comprehensive, integrated and quality service to children, adolescents, young adults and families.  We offer rich expertise in many areas including Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, as well as Educational and Psychological assessment and support.
    Web Address:
    www.childandfamilydevelopment.com
    Contact: Christy Gannon
    Phone: 704-541-9080 ext. 220
    E-Mail: cgannon@childandfamilydevelopment.com
    Fax: 704-542-0699
    Location: 2 locations: 4012 Park Road, Suite 200, 28209 and 10516 Park Road, 28210
    Services
    : opportunities may include but are not limited to participation in and support of clinical services, marketing including graphic design, information technology, photography, videography, website design, etc. and business administration.
    Student Requirements
    : Background check required for on-site projects; Application may be required for on-site projects

    Classroom Central
    Purpose of Agency
    : Classroom Central equips students living in poverty to effectively learn by collecting and distributing free school supplies.  We serve 6 school districts:  Charlotte-Mecklenburg, City of Kannapolis, Iredell-Statesville, Gaston, Union and Lancaster, SC.
    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
    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 and orientation are required.
    Minimum Age to Participate: 16

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    Agencies Near the Harper Campus

    Carolinas Aviation Museum
    Purpose of Agency:
    By telling the stories of the people who shaped our aviation heritage, the Carolinas Aviation Museum inspires future generations to write aviation’s next chapter. The museum offers educational exhibits and programs for individuals and groups of all ages from diverse cultural, social and economic backgrounds. There are a variety of hands on experiences, educational tours and activities in the museum with a focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning. Web Address: www.carolinasaviation.org
    Contact: Dave Bonivtch/Volunteer Coordinator Phone: (704) 997-3770 ext. 3778
    Email: volunteer@carolinasaviation.org Location: 4672 First Flight Drive Charlotte, NC 28208
    Services: Students that cannot commit to becoming a regular volunteer can assist with the museum’s education special events. Volunteers will be asked to help in a variety of capacities including parking, crowd control, greeting visitors and helping run education stations. Additionally, volunteers can be used to help with maintenance and cleaning projects organized through the appropriate department. Please visit our website for more information on the regular volunteer program.
    Student Requirements: Students volunteering for more than a one time event are required to complete a volunteer application and pass a background check. Applications can be obtained from the Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information on volunteer opportunities 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”.

    Companion Parrots Re-homed
    Purpose of Agency
    : Companion Parrots Re-homed accepts companion parrots from unwanted, emergency or crisis situations throughout the greater Charlotte area and facilitates through training and education, new adoptive homes for these sensitive and intelligent birds.
    Web Address: http://www.companionparrots.org/
    Contact: Jim Alexander, On-site Services Coordinator
    Phone: (704) 889-2325
    E-Mail: volunteer@companionparrots.org
    Address: Located in Parrot University, 321 South Polk St., Pineville, NC 28134
    Services: cage upkeep, toy making
    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
    Volunteer Opportunities
    : Cleaning kennels, helping to feed animals, give potty breaks for housebroken dogs, doing laundry and dishes and cleaning play yards. Also volunteer work can be performed based upon students’ skills. For example, skills in graphic design, computer literacy, carpentry, etc.
    Student Requirements
    : Submit Service Hours Application; $10 fee for t-shirt and badge; adherence to schedule arranged with Volunteer Coordinator. 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: Kelly Perez
    Phone: 704-536-6661, ext. 401
    Fax: 704-536-0074
    E-Mail: kperez@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/nct
    Contact: Alicia Hyatt
    Phone: (704) 612-2705
    E-Mail: alicia.hyatt@nmss.org
    Location: 9771 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 events that require volunteer assistance include walks, bike events, service projects, and various office work.
    Student Requirements: Most events require online registration. Some volunteer roles require orientation.
    Event volunteer minimum age: 12 years old accompanied by parent. Ages 16 – 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult and have a minor waiver signed by parent/guardian.

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