9 Places Kids Can Volunteer in Charlotte
With school out and a lot more free time for the kids, why not introduce them to giving back to the community?
With school out and a lot more free time for the kids, why not introduce them to giving back to the community? Here are a few places in Charlotte that allow kids to help others.
Note: The volunteer opportunities below are for children between the ages of 6-11.
Carolina Raptor Center
The Junior Volunteer programs gives children 11 years and up a chance to volunteer weekly or twice monthly. Must be accompanied by an adult. 704-875-6521. carolinaraptrocenter.org.
Volunteers will water, harvest, plant, compost and complete various garden maintenance tasks. Garinger High School, 1100 Eastway Drive. friendship-gardens.org.
Habitat for Humanity
Create a paper house advocacy campaign, build a model Habitat house, make a partner family scrapbook and even develop a community garden. habitat.org/youthprograms.
A one-stop database that allows you to filter search results based on the volunteer opportunities you want to do as a family. handsoncharllote.org.
Monthly service projects for children of all ages. Kids will go into the community to help the disabled, the elderly, the homeless and more. Visit facebook events page for upcoming ways to help the Mooresville community. facebook.com/little-helpers.
Loaves and Fishes
They can sort or pack food donations. Children ages 6-9 can volunteer with parents on Saturday mornings. During the summer, there are volunteer opportunities for children age 10 and older on weekdays.
Nature Center and Greenway Cleanups
Participate in trail clean ups. Kids can walk along the walking paths and pick up any trash that doesn't belong. Visit your local parks and recreation website for specific clean up days.
White Oak Manor
Bring your furry friend to have a pet visit with the residents of White Oak Manor Nursing home. Children must be at least 6 years old. Orientation required. Cotswold Neighborhood. whiteoakmanor.com.
A one-stop database that allows you to find an organization, cause or volunteer opportunity. sharecharlotte.com.
Did we miss your favorite place to volunteer with the kids? Comment below and we'll be sure to add it to the list.