In a localized celebration of National Volunteer Week, SHARE Charlotte will host its DO GOOD Week from April 5-13 to focus on the ways we can give back our local community. Join one of the hands-on volunteer events below, or search for an opportunity at one of SHARE Charlotte’s 400+ local nonprofit partners.
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Through pop-up, hands-on volunteer opportunities, teens can meet nonprofits that provide volunteer activities for their age group. Bright Blessings, U.S.A., The Echo Foundation, and Crisis Assistance Ministry are among the many nonprofits that will offer pop-up events. Live music, giveaways, and food provided by Chick-fil-A will add to the fun.
Where: Harris YMCA outdoor pavilion, 5900 Quail Hollow Road
When: Friday, April 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
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(2) #Time4Good Volunteer Fair
Duke Energy and Wells Fargo will team up to give the local community a chance to meet their nonprofit partners in a volunteer fair. Stop by the Wells Fargo Atrium during your lunch break to discover how you can support local nonprofits.
Where: Wells Fargo Atrium. 301 S. Tryon Street
When: Wednesday, April 10, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Who: young professionals/professionals who work Uptown
(3) Philanthrodating™ for Young Professionals Singles Mixer
Carolinas Matchmaker Laurie Carson Berzack will join co-hosts SHARE Charlotte and Guys With Ties Charlotte to present a matchmaking event for a good cause. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. This is the eighth Philanthrodating™ event hosted by Carolinas Matchmaker, and past mixers raised more than $20,000 for Charlotte nonprofits. Proceeds from this year’s mixer benefit the American Pit Bull Foundation and Joedance Film Festival.
Where: The Imperial, 300 N. College St. #101
When: Wednesday, April 10, 6-8:30 p.m.
Who: single young professionals
(4) April SHARE-a-Latte, brewed by TIAA
SHARE-a-Latte, a monthly networking event for SHARE Charlotte’s 400+ local nonprofit partners, will take place earlier in the month to coincide with DO GOOD week. The April SAL event will feature special guest Jarian Kerekes, senior director of CSR at TIAA.
Where: Junior Achievement of Central Carolinas, 1701 N. Graham St. #100
When: Thursday, April 11. 8:30-11 a.m.
Who: SHARE nonprofit partners
(5) Hands on Charlotte Day
Give back on the last day of DO GOOD week by donating time to indoor and outdoor projects to better Charlotte, presented by United Way of Central Carolinas. Activities include beautification at Arbor Glen Apartments, Furniture Frenzy at Beds for Kids and Horsing Around at Shining Hope Farms, among others.
Where: Multiple locations. See opportunities here.
When: Saturday, April 13. Times vary.
Who: Varies depending on the opportunity
Conclude DO GOOD week at NoDa Brewing Company, where local nonprofits will provide pop-up, hands-on volunteer events coupled with sips from the brewery. Volunteer activities will be available with Good Soles, Big Brothers and Sisters of Central Carolinas and KIPP Charlotte, among others. TheTin Kitchen food truck will be onsite, with music provided by Ellie Morgan Music.
Where: NoDa Brewing Company, 2921 N. Tryon St.
When: Saturday, April 13. noon-3 p.m.
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