By Kimberly Paulk, Senior Connector at SHARECharlotte.com, a free, easy and local website that makes it easy to learn about and engage with our local nonprofits
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
Volunteering means different things to different people. If you’re like many Charlotte Smarties, the ideal volunteering gig means using your unique talents for a cause that you love. So – who are you?
Are your coupons alphabetized? Your shoes color coordinated? Help a local nonprofit get their office into shape with your amazing power of organization! Carolina Refugee Resettlement Agency needs you!
The Party Girl
Is event planning in your blood? You’ll be in demand at many of our local nonprofits! Offer to join the planning committee for Charlotte Family Housing’s Yellow Brick Road fundraising event.
Jack of All Trades
Most non-profits need LOTS of different work done. You can walk into Theatre Charlotte and they’ll put you right to work…no need to be a master!
Can you tweet single-handedly while uploading a great video to Instagram – right before you check out Facebook? Kindermourn would love to have your social savvy at work for their cause!
Artist at Heart
Use your artistic talents to design a logo, layout an annual report or paint a wall mural. Friendship Gardens needs your graphic design talent!
Every organization needs help with their website. If you have any experience with WordPress, you’re in desperate need! Charlotte Art League is waiting for your call!
Do you see yourself in any of these skilled categories? Many of us have skill sets that we may not have used in a while (yes, they’re still there). Don’t be afraid to dust them off. These organizations will appreciate any and all help you can provide. And even if they don’t have an opportunity listed for your specific skill – check in with them anyway. They may not know what they need til you ask!
Please let us know if you decide to share your skill. The first two will get one of our custom Pura Vida bracelets.