DIY: Do It Yourself

“Be the change you want to see in the world.”  --Gandhi

One of our goals is to have a good list of projects that anybody can work on with little or no preparation—so if you wake up on Saturday morning and decide you want to get your hands dirty in service, then you can look here on the site and we’ll have a list of things you can do on your own, as a family, or as a group of friends.



Hands On Charlotte

If you live in the Charlotte area and you aren't sure how you want to plug into Charlotte's volunteer opportunities, check out HandsOn Charlotte.  They are kind of a clearinghouse where you can register once and get involved in what's going on in town.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte can always use an extra set of hands out on the construction site.  No experience needed.  You’ll receive all the training that you need on site.  Check our website for a list of this week’s projects, and look for the list of instructions link for what to bring with you.

Muffin Ministry

Every Sunday morning, First United Methodist Church opens their fellowshiphall (directly underneath the sanctuary) for folks from the street to come in and share coffee and muffins, or whatever people bring in. The cool thing about it is that folks just hang out together, talk, play checkers, or just be.

Charlotte Urban Ministries

Every year, nearly 10,000 regular, seasonal and one-time volunteers lend their heart and hands to the work of Urban Ministry. They serve lunch, provide lemonade or tea, manage our weekday services, support the Center with donations, sing with the choir, dig in the garden, advocate for homelessness issues.

Matthews: Habitat For Humanity

You can volunteer as an individual or as a group. You can work at the restore sorting “experienced “ stuff (ReStore), help build a house, serve coffee (Julia’s Café), fix lunch, pick up garbage, go to a foreign country, go to an “exotic” location domestically, or you can even volunteer to help out around the office. Habitat is active is several parts of Charlotte.