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3205 Freedom Drive
Charlotte, NC 28208
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Are you a hands-on, passionate advocate for a cause in Mecklenburg County? The county offers countless opportunities to get involved and make a difference in our community. Are you interested in making a difference? Mecklenburg County is partnering with Hands on Charlotte to promote volunteer opportunities in most of our departments. You may want to teach a class or volunteer a few hours a week; the possibilities are endless! Check out the current opportunities!Interested in serving on Election Days?The Mecklenburg County Board of Elections engages over 1000 volunteer precinct officials at 195 polling places on Election Days. If you like people and want to provide an excellent voting experience, this opportunity is for you!Are you the outdoor type?Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation relies on volunteers to help keep its facilities and programs humming with activity. Coach youth athletes, monitor parks and greenways, teach a class, landscape a greenway or park - the sky's the limit.Are you a pet lover? Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Animal Care and Control department always needs volunteers to help care for and train animals, produce a quarterly newsletter, work at adoption events, and much, much more.Bookish and benevolent? The Charlotte Mecklenburg Library invites you to read to children, help with circulation, volunteer at special events and work the welcome desk.
It takes a village. Residents who want to improve the quality of life for children in need can help out in a variety of ways. Apply to adopt or foster a child at the Web site for the Department of Social Services. Enrich local education by volunteering or developing strategic partnerships with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. Youths can get involved with MeckCARES to learn more about the community and develop valuable life skills.Is every day Earth Day for you? The Land Use and Environmental Services Agency offers opportunities to help clean up and beautify Mecklenburg County. Through Storm Water Services you can adopt a stream or plant a tree. Learn how to compost or tend a community garden organically at Solid Waste Services. There's something for everyone!