Volunteers play a critical role in the ongoing operations of our cultural community. According to Arts & Economic Prosperity III, an economic impact study conducted by Americans for the Arts, over 15,000 volunteers donate more than 590,000 hours to Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s nonprofit arts and culture organizations each year. This represents a donation of time with an estimated value of $10,628,086 (Independent Sector estimates the value of the average 2005 volunteer hour to be $18.04).
ASC has partnered with Hands on Charlotte to help arts and cultural organizations better utilize volunteers AND to help interested individuals find volunteer opportunities in our cultural sector.
Hands On Charlotte offers a variety of meaningful volunteer projects for all ages that benefit the citizens of Charlotte, providing volunteers with flexible opportunities to create positive change. HOC simplifies the process by organizing and promoting volunteer opportunities to make community service accessible to all. They also provide orientation and training for volunteers.
To learn more about how to get started and/or search for current opportunites with Hands on Charlotte, click here.
You can also click here for direct links to volunteer information for a number of local cultural organizations.
Whether your organization needs volunteers for small events or large events, one-time or on a recurring basis, unskilled or skilled, Hands On Charlotte has the expertise to help your organization recruit, train and place volunteers effectively. Since 1991 Hands On Charlotte has been working to recruit, train and place volunteers in nonprofits throughout metropolitan Charlotte. Click here for more info.
You can also access Other Community Resources related to volunteerism.