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The Center for Civic Engagement The Center for Civic Engagement seeks to engage all members of the college community in collective efforts to impact community development and change. Student Outcomes We offer multiple pathways to connect community experiences with academic study across disciplines. Through these opportunities, students will: ▪ ▪ ▪

Develop professional and academic skills that equip them to be change-makers, including critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, applied ethics, project management and teamwork. Value social responsibility and community work that is inclusive, reciprocal, reflective, and sustainable. Deepen their understanding of today's complex society, particularly the inequities surrounding issues of race, class, gender, and socioeconomic status.

Community Engagement In addition to facilitating pathways to meaningful experiences, we foster reciprocal and mutually beneficial relationships in which community members, faculty members, staff members, and students serve as co-educators and co-learners (with each other). We work with faculty and staff members, as well as community leaders, to: ▪ ▪ ▪

Promote collaborations that build the capacities of our communities. Connect academic goals with community-defined needs to create collective impact. Convene dialogues that promote partnership development and are responsive to evolving community issues.

Contact Us Location: Box 7181, Alvarez College Union Phone Number: 704-894-2420 Office Hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday Follow us on social media!



Table of Contents Ada Jenkins Center ................................................................... 5 American Red Cross ................................................................. 6 Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen ......................................... 7 Autism Society of NC – IGNITE.............................................. 7 Carolina Farm Trust .................................................................. 8 Catawba Lands Conservancy & Carolina Thread Trail ............ 8 Charlotte Community Kitchen .................................................. 9 Charlotte Lab School ................................................................ 9 Community Free Clinic........................................................... 10 Davidson College Presbyterian Church Preschool ................. 10 Davidson Community Garden ................................................ 10 Davidson Farmers Market....................................................... 11 Davidson Green School .......................................................... 12 Davidson Housing Coalition ................................................... 13 Davidson Lands Conservancy................................................. 14 Davidson Village Network ..................................................... 14 E2D- Eliminate Digital Divide ............................................... 15 Food For Thought Program .................................................... 15 GenOne ................................................................................... 16 Habitat for Humanity Charlotte .............................................. 16 Heart Math Tutoring ............................................................... 17 Hinds’ Feet Farm .................................................................... 18 La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool .......................... 19 Lake Norman Community Health Clinic ................................ 19 Latin American Coalition ....................................................... 20 Loaves & Fishes ...................................................................... 22 Mooresville Soup Kitchen ...................................................... 22


Project Scientist ...................................................................... 23 Refugee Support Services ....................................................... 23 Samaritan's Feet ...................................................................... 24 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina................................ 24 Smithville CommUNITY Coalition, Inc................................. 25 Sole2Soul Mission .................................................................. 26 Stewards of the Game ............................................................. 26 The ODD Sock Inc.................................................................. 27 WDAV .................................................................................... 28 Woodlawn School ................................................................... 29 Opportunities by Category ...................................................... 30


Ada Jenkins Center “Ada Jenkins Center exists to help people in our community create lasting solutions for health, education, and economic stability”

Opportunities Ada Jenkins Education Services has several volunteer opportunities this 2019-20 Program Year! Please visit the Education Services webpage of the Ada Jenkins website, to view their Education Volunteer Opportunities and to complete the Education Volunteer Application. If you're a returning volunteer, you do not have to complete the Education Volunteer Application. Returners... just update your VIC Profile by August 28th. If you have any questions, please contact the Education Services Director, Leslie Wilson, at or at 704-896-0471 ext. 137. Interested in a lead volunteer role with Ada Jenkins Education Services? Ada Jenkins Education Services is looking for returning Davidson College student volunteers to become a part of our LEARN Works’ Davidson College Student-Led Volunteer Program Team! LEARN Works’ Davidson College Student-Led Volunteer Program Member Commitment: • Your shift(s) as scheduled (per your availability) • Convenient monthly meetings with fellow LEARN Works’ Student-Led Volunteer Program Members Qualifications: • A returning volunteer of and in good standing with the LEARN Works Program • A Davidson College student GPA of at least 2.5 Leadership ability. • Ability to work well independently • Works well with peers • Strong communication skills General Responsibility: • Besides modeling the duties and responsibilities of a LEARN Works classroom/area volunteer, the Student-Led Volunteer Program Member is a representative of the LEARN Works Volunteer Program and the lead volunteer of an area or a grade level-ranged LEARN Works classroom. • In collaboration with and in support of the assigned LEARN Works staff member, this role will help motivate and support the classroom/area volunteers to assist in the academic development of the students we serve.


Primary Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide classroom/area specifics training to new and returning volunteers • Monitor and coach new volunteers during their 2 weeks probationary period • Conduct and provide periodic peer evaluations Assist in the coaching of volunteers throughout the program year • Be a liaison between staff and volunteers • Provide feedback and help staff develop ideas about the volunteer program • Help with the recruitment and selection process of new Student-Led Volunteer Program Members If you’re interested in this role, please submit an email of interest to Contact Information: Leslie Wilson Website:

American Red Cross “The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.”

Opportunities Service to Armed Forces (SAF) Caseworker Key Responsibilities • Ensure family information is in the case management system • Email and phone military families to provide Red Cross preparedness information • Provide additional support, as appropriate Qualifications • Strong interpersonal, communication and listening skills • Enjoy working directly with others • Able to work with diverse populations Recommended • Knowledge/experience with the military To submit a Volunteer Application, please see the following steps: 1. Log on to 2. Provide your contact information 3. Agree to our policies 6

4. Upload a picture of your ID (must be a jpeg) 5. Authorize a background check. Applicants 17 and younger will need to submit a parental/guardian consent form. 6. Review the Experience Page and look for “Opportunities” Contact Information: Chad Pauley Website:

Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen “We start with a nourishing meal served with dignity and foster community and a path to hope for those facing hunger in their daily lives through our programs, celebrations and experiences – transforming daily interactions into personal connections and a sense of belonging.”

Opportunities Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen is seeking an intern who has interest in social work to assist them in a project they are working on that will provide them more insight into their guest's needs and future goals. They estimate the time necessary will be 5 hours, with periods of time where 10 hours a week may be necessary. Contact Information: Jessika Tucker Website:

Autism Society of NC - IGNITE “The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.”

Opportunities Autism Society of NC has a semester long internship working with adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. They are looking for motivated intern in area of education or health and human services. They also have a variety of volunteer opportunities at numerous fundraising events in Lake Norman Area. Contact Information: Alicia Lenhart Website:


Carolina Farm Trust “It is our mission to directly impact local farmers and, in return, directly impact the food on your table.”

Opportunities Take part in a 2-day food & music festival supporting all things local! Carolina Jubilee Food & Music Festival September 27-28, 2019 One, two, or three 4-hour shifts between Sept. 26 @ 2 pm and Sept. 29 @ 1pm Volunteer duties include: • • • • • •

setting up the festival (stages, lighting, sound, tents, Kid Zone, etc), directing parking, directing campers, ticket sales, selling merchandise, cleanup & breakdown

Sign up here: Contact Information: Kayla Thomas Website:

Catawba Lands Conservancy & Carolina Thread Trail “Saving land and connecting lives to nature.”

Opportunities Community volunteer workdays on trails and within preserves throughout the year along with inoffice support and project specific support. Contact Information: Vanessa Covington Website:


Charlotte Community Kitchen “We are a group of people who enjoy bringing people together around food, and turning strangers into family.”

Opportunities Charlotte Community Kitchen (CCK) is a program of the Galilee Center at 3601 Central Avenue in Charlotte, NC. The Center provides rent-free space for non-profits, many of whom serve the refugee populations in East Charlotte. CCK serves a free, delicious, healthy, homemade meal to anyone in the community each Wednesday from 11:30 am - 12:30 pm. Each Wednesday, a typical shift starts at 9 am for food prep (chopping fruits and vegetables, cooking, cleaning, etc.). By 11 am, we start the process of plating and serving - all of our guests are seated at tables and waited on by our volunteers in the style of a restaurant. By 12:30 pm we've finished lunch service and are focused on cleaning and washing dishes, and finish most Wednesdays by 1:30 pm. We encourage volunteers to come for as much or as little of that time as they can. If you have an hour free, come on down! If you want to stay the whole shift, awesome! If you can come once and check us out, great! Many people, though, find that they get hooked by the fun of the team and the feelings of love and community created by our work, and they end up being regular volunteers. Come join our team and expand your (and our) horizons! Contact Information: Jason Kesler Website:

Charlotte Lab School “The mission of the Charlotte Lab School is to use the community as our classroom to provide a personalized, engaging, and authentic learning experience designed to prepare students for success and wellness in college and a global workplace”

Opportunities The Charlotte lab School is looking to have students from Davidson who are a part of the education program participate in substitute opportunities here at Lab.


Contact Information: Merisha Leak Website:

Community Free Clinic “To help Cabarrus County adults move toward wellness by providing healthcare and pharmacy services.”

Opportunities Volunteer opportunities include supporting pharmacy, clinic, and enrollment services. Attending and assisting with fundraising events and other special projects. Contact Information: Emily DiNunzio Website:

Davidson College Presbyterian Church Preschool “We want to establish a love of learning through creative hands on activities. Each child will be helped to grow as a whole person and develop their own unique talents. Children learn through play with a purpose. All children deserve a rich early childhood experience, full of joy.”

Opportunities Davidson College Presbyterian Church Preschool is located on the campus of Davidson College. Their hours are 9-12:30 M-F Any amount of time a student can volunteer is greatly appreciated! Contact Information: Kristin Clark

Davidson Community Garden “Bring together people from the entire community to grow abundant, healthy food to donate to the Loaves and Fishes food pantry at Ada Jenkins Center in Davidson.”


Opportunities Volunteers will: • Join with community volunteers to tend the garden and harvest on Saturday mornings 10-11:30am • Work alone or with a college crew during week for tending or harvesting. Possibly being a crew chief to recruit and lead volunteers • Design and implement a project or internship individually or as a group to better meet the mission or enhance the visible appeal of garden (such as trying new plants or new ways of enhancing the soil or building structures for visual appeal). • Develop ways to enhance the relationship with garden, food pantry, and community. Contact Information: Eddie Beach

Davidson Farmers Market “The mission of Davidson Farmer’s Market is to sponsor a weekly farmer’s Market in Davidson which provides locally grown food, educates the public about nutrition and the importance of eating locally grown foods and offers musical entertainment, special events and cooking and other demonstrations to create a community festival for the Town. DFM’s goal is to create a vibrant community gathering place with local grown agricultural and horticultural products and family-friendly educational, musical and entertainment activities. The Market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, meats, and cheeses produced by sustainable or organic methods when possible. Other agriculturally based products such as breads, eggs, honey, flowers and soaps are also offered. And prepared foods, pastas and ready-to-eat foods too!”

Opportunities Market Day Set Up Crew – Market Day Volunteer (6:30 am – 8:30 am Saturday mornings) Are you an early riser? We need reliable volunteers to set up our vendor tents and assist with the overall set up of the market. This includes helping vendors as needed, preparing the Market Tent, placement of signs and banners, and occasional event set up. Market Day Clean Up Crew – Market Day Volunteer (11:45am-12:30pm Saturdays) Prefer to sleep in? We need reliable volunteers to help pack up our tents in addition assisting vendors with packing up their tents and loading up their cars if necessary. In addition, volunteers will help make sure that the area used for the market has been


cleared of any trash or debris. Market Day Traffic Counter – Market Day Volunteer (8:00-10:00 am – 10:00am-12:00 pm Saturdays) Use a hand-held tally counter to track how many customers visit the market each week. This job can be done by one person each week, or shared among several volunteers. Market Day Welcome Tent Ambassador (8:00-10:00 am – 10:00am-12:00 pm Saturdays) Be the face of the market! Friendly, helpful volunteers needed to assist customers in our Welcome Tent. (i.e. assist with market promotions, answer questions about vendors, meet and greet shoppers and to work with the manager on helping to insure a safe, friendly market environment) This job can be done by one person each week, or shared among several volunteers. Market Day Photographer (8:00-10:00 am – 10:00am-12:00 pm Saturdays) Provide high resolution, high quality digital images of vendors, products, entertainers, events, etc. Images will be used by the Davidson Farmers Market and on-line media marketing. This job can be done by one person each week, or shared among several volunteers. You can sign up for the market days that best fit your schedule on our signup genius page! Contact Information: Justin Burke-Samson Website:

Davidson Green School “Davidson Green School’s mission is to create a more sustainable future through education. Through hands on and experiential curriculum, students learn how to put the social, economical, and environmental aspects of sustainability into action, creating a more compassionate and regenerative world.”

Opportunities Resource Generation: •Identifying grant and funding sources as well as writing grants. •Specific funding needs include natural playscape for study and connecting children to nature as well as additional funding for our aquaponics and community giving program. •All projects will be used for education within the school and


community. Program Development for Students: •Technology program development for students 1st-8th grade. Simple coding, video editing, and other technology interests a Davidson student would enjoy teaching. Minimum time commitment: 3 times a month - 1.5 hours a visit Technology support for school staff - 3 times a month 1-1.5 hours a visit Contact Information: Kathleen McIntyre Website:

Davidson Housing Coalition “The mission of the Davidson Housing Coalition is to work with the larger community to preserve and create affordable housing options, and to prepare families and individuals for financial stability and homeownership.”

Opportunities DHC has a number of ongoing volunteer needs, which include the following: • • • • • • • • •

Social media and e-mail marketing- creating content for social media and engaging with followers; create client success stories to share DHC’s impact with the community; assist with e-mail marketing Implement a DHC website overhaul (WordPress platform)- assist with increasing the functionality and visual appeal of the site Organize/ support fundraising events- Holidays for Hope and Housing (off-campus) and Souper Bowl (on campus) Community Education and Outreach – Help DHC develop a campaign to inform the Davidson community about affordable housing North Mecklenburg County Homelessness Task Force– Join our effort to address homelessness Conduct data analysis of housing needs in the community Identify and apply for grants Maintain donor database Perform administrative tasks

Contact Information: Anthony Ryback Website:


Davidson Lands Conservancy “The DLC works to protect valuable land, educate the public about the benefits of conservation, and advocate on behalf of our ecosystems.”

Opportunities The DLC has numerous volunteer opportunities for Davidson students. Our largest annual fundraiser is their 14th annual Run for Green event to be held on September 14, 2019. They will need approximately 150 volunteers to make a smooth race and would love to have students help! They also have a paid summer internship through the Roy Alexander Summer Internship with Davidson College, and welcome non-paid interns any time during the school year. Contact Information Autumn Rierson Michael Website:

Davidson Village Network “We will enrich the lives of older adults, empowering them to thrive in home and community by providing a network of trusted resources, caring support and social connectedness.”

Opportunities Davidson Village Network is looking for a volunteer to help our organization search for and identify grant opportunities. This would be a great opportunity for someone interested in nonprofits. No grant writing experience needed. Project will entail searching for grants, condensing pertinent details and potentially helping to qualify opportunities. This project will take anywhere from 10-20 hours and can be done any time prior to November. They are also looking for a volunteer to assist with searching for grant opportunities and potentially qualifying. This is perfect for someone who is interested in nonprofits. No grant writing experience needed. Project to be completed done over time and remotely. Contact Information Shanna Reeb Website:


E2D- Eliminate Digital Divide “The mission of E2D is to ensure that all students have affordable access to essential at- home technology and digital literacy training to support academic success and prepare students for college, careers, and beyond.”

Opportunities E2D is looking for help with their large laptop distributions to local students/families that need access to technology at home. Volunteers will work with families to provide basic digital training and other tasks. One Saturday per month, 3-4 hours, basic computer skills needed. Contact Information: Pat Millen, Website:

Food For Thought Program “Food For Thought is a family program that aims to improve children's literacy and math skills through family food routines such as grocery shopping and cooking. This project is currently being implemented in 13 CMS schools and is funded by the Brady Education Foundation."

Opportunities Interns will be involved in implementing and evaluating the Food For Thought program in CMS schools. Interns will work with Latinx kindergarten children and their families. Interns with interact with teachers and school staff. Schools are located in Charlotte. Hours vary depending on the month, but typically range from 4-6 hours. Only weekdays. No weekends. There is flexibility in the number of hours per week a student works. Skills required: Must speak and read Spanish. If you learned Spanish (in high school or took courses during your first year) and have not practiced since then, do not worry. You will have time to re-fresh your memory and practice those skills. Having a car is preferable but not required.


Contact Information: Dr. Diana Leyva and cc Angela Febles (lab coordinator) in your email:

GenOne “GenOne partners with talented, first-generation students from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping them successfully navigate to and through college.”

Opportunities GenOne is seeking volunteers for tutoring services at their after-school clubs at partnering high schools in the CMS school district. They also need volunteers for the set up and break down of events throughout the academic year as well as mentors who are able to commitment to a twoyear service term for their students. GenOne is recruiting for Navigators (mentors) for their incoming cohort of students. They will need a two-year commitment from potential mentors as well as monthly engagement with their students. Contact Information: Aliyah Turrentine Website:

Habitat for Humanity Charlotte “Seeking to put god's love into action, Habitat Charlotte brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.”

Opportunities Groups of 4-12 are welcome to volunteer at our ReStore on Wendover Road for 3-4 hours Mondays-Saturdays. Tasks include: • unloading donations • cleaning tagging items • carrying donations to the salesfloor Individuals and groups are needed to repair and build homes in the city of Charlotte and town of Pineville. Shifts are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays. We provide all


tools, materials and supervision. Water is provided but not lunch. Please wear enclosed shoes and bring work gloves. To sign up, visit and select volunteer. Volunteer Services Intern Habitat Charlotte’s Volunteer Services team is seeking an paid intern to assist Volunteer Services staff with communication, engagement, and appreciation activities for volunteers. The intern will produce content for the volunteer newsletter and coordinate its production. The intern will coordinate and create move-in updates for volunteers. The intern will prepare for several volunteer appreciation events and efforts, and enter data in Salesforce so volunteers can be thanked promptly. The intern will also assist with hosting out-of-town college groups. Ideal candidates should be a creative self-starter with a knack for problem solving. Candidates should have reliable transportation to visit construction sites and ReStores. Candidates should have a passion for affordable housing, sustainability or issues related to poverty. Intern should have intermediate skills in Microsoft Outlook and Excel, and photography. Ideal interns will have well-developed writing skills, a strong sense of organization, and pay excellent attention to detail. The intern should be familiar with databases and have a willingness to learn Salesforce. The intern may receive college credit if applicable. They will have the opportunity to interact with a variety of different people, to create a portfolio of content, learn volunteer management skills, and have the opportunity to see the inner workings of a leading nonprofit. To apply, please send a résumé, cover letter and writing sample to Rachel Eldridge, director of volunteer services, by clicking the “Learn More” button below. No phone calls, please. • 10- 15 hours/week; Tuesday – Saturday work week • $10/hour, 10-15 hours a week, 12-15 weeks • may qualify for college credit Applications required. Contact Information: Rachel Eldridge Website:

Heart Math Tutoring “Ensure that all elementary students develop the strong foundation in math and enthusiasm for academics needed for long-term success, by helping schools use volunteers as tutors.”

Opportunities Volunteers must commit to 30 minutes or 1 hour per week at a high-need CMS elementary school helping a student build basic math skills (Counting, Adding to 10) and confidence. There is an onsite coordinator all at sessions and a scripted curriculum is provided to make sure you


and your student are successful. Volunteers work with the same students each week therefore building a relationship and providing mentorship as well. The program begins the first week in October and goes through the last week in April, which is usually about 20 sessions. Please sign up at or reach out to with questions. Contact Information: Padgett Vaughn Website:

Hinds’ Feet Farm “The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.

Opportunities September 28th: Ribbon Cutting at the Farm for Phil Foil Commons Set-Up (4 needed): 4 people to help set up tables, place linens on tables, help caterer with set-up, place centerpieces, etc. **Arrive at 3:00 PM** Parking (4 needed): 4 people to assist with showing visitors where to park **Arrive at 4:15 PM** Golf Cart Drivers (2 needed): 2 individuals to drive golf carts back and forth from the parking lot to the barn for individuals with needs **Arrive at 4:15 PM** Clean-Up (4 needed): Help with clean-up after the event. If everyone pitches in, it should be a breeze! **Plan to stay until at least 9:00PM** Floaters (2 needed): Several individuals to walk around during the event to throw trash away, help guests with any needs, keep an eye on bathroom toilet paper/soap, etc. **Arrive at 4:15 PM** Many of these can be done by the same people, so if you are able to do multiple jobs, please let me know. We are forever grateful for our amazing team of volunteers and look forward to making this a wonderful celebration! October 5th: Old Town Revival in Cornelius 2 different shifts. Ten volunteers are needed for each shift (3-6 and 6-9) Volunteers will be assisting with parking, collecting parking donations, helping staff a silentauction table and also selling drink tickets. 18

Contact Information: Amanda Mewborn Website:

La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool “La Escuelita San Alban’s mission is to provide native Spanish speaking preschool children a solid foundation for Kindergarten and elementary school by teaching them basic classroom language and social skills, exposing them to arts, science and sports, and instilling in them a love for learning in a safe, caring and faith-filled bilingual classroom environment.”

Opportunities La Escuelita San Alban Preschool has several volunteer opportunities. Their primary need is for classroom assistants who, ideally, can come two days a week from 9 AM to NOON. They offer training on interacting with children, literacy tips, and playing in centers. Being bilingual is a plus but NOT necessary. Contact Information: Pat Shaw Website:

Lake Norman Community Health Clinic “Provide access to medical care for the uninsured that fall below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines.”

Opportunities Internship: Bilingual Interpreter The internship requires a minimum of 4 hours per week at our location in Huntersville. Students will translate for patients and will perform front-office responsibilities. LNCHC will offer students an unpaid internship for at least one academic year in duration. The application process for this competitive opportunity includes: • •

Completion of the volunteer application by Friday January 31st . Please review the volunteer guidelines and application at


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Demonstrated oral and written Spanish proficiency Interview

Contact Information: Lynn McRae, Website:

Latin American Coalition “We are a community of Latin Americans, immigrants and allies that promotes full and equal participation of all people in the civic, economic, and cultural life of North Carolina through education, celebration, and advocacy.”

Opportunities *All internships are a commitment of 15-20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months* Development & Fundraising Intern: These interns will assist the Development and Operations Director and the Executive Director in fostering relations and promoting the Coalition’s goals of education and advocacy. In the process, they will learn about writing grants and identifying donors, the day-to-day operations of a non-profit, and work closely with our Directors. The ideal candidate would be studying Public Administration or Nonprofit Management, self-motivated, outgoing, organized, and professional. Legal Clinic Intern: The legal clinic offers a host of resources for those seeking legal advice. It also holds a Naturalization workshop once a month, where those eligible for citizenship can receive assistance completing the N-400 application for citizenship. This intern will work closely with our Legal Clinic team to help organize materials for our Naturalization workshops and answer questions from prospective clients interested in legal services. Other projects may be assigned as needed from the Legal Clinic Manager. The ideal candidate would be a student of law, bilingual in English and Spanish, honest, organized, professional, and able to maintain discretion and confidentiality with our clients. Graphic Design Intern: The Graphic Design intern will work with our Digital Media Coordinator to create informative and eye-catching content for the Coalition’s website, as well as for events and social media postings. This is a great opportunity for a student of graphic design seeking real-world experience in content creation. The ideal candidate should be creative, able to multitask, and have a working knowledge of applications like Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop. Welcome Center Intern: The Immigrant Welcome Center is often the first stop for those seeking services at the Coalition. This intern would assist with some clerical tasks like answering the


phone and directing clients as they enter the office. This person would also help with interpretation and translation of official documents, such as birth and marriage certificates, and with other projects as needed. The ideal candidate would be studying Spanish or Social Work, bilingual in English and Spanish, friendly, professional, and able to maintain discretion and confidentiality with our clients. Other Opportunities Naturalization Workshops During a Naturalization workshop, we help people complete their N-400(citizenship) application and advise them on the different supporting documents needed to adequately submit their application to USCIS. We also screen the participants to determine their eligibility for a free or reduced cost of such application and provide a one on one final review with an attorney or DOJ (Department of Justice) Accredited Representative. We are looking for some volunteers who can commit to attending (at least) 3 Naturalization Workshops. They occur the last Saturday of every month from 8:30 am - 2pm. The ideal candidates would be bilingual in English in Spanish, willing to take a training course on the N400, and agree to keeping confidentiality with our clients. Immigrant Welcome Center Volunteers Our Immigrant Welcome Center (IWC) is often the first stop for people coming to the Latin American Coalition. Here we support immigrants as they navigate the many systems here in Charlotte. We provide resources and facilitate information on ways to get help. We currently need a volunteer or two who can commit to being at the IWC one day a week (Monday through Thursday) from either 9am to 12pm or 1pm to 5pm. This volunteer would help greet people as they come in, find out what assistance they need, and answer questions about our services. Ideally, this volunteer would be bilingual and have basic computer skills. Worker’s Center Volunteers The Worker’s Center acts as a bridge between those seeking employment and potential employers. We provide the following for potential workers: a safe space to wait for employment opportunities, labor rights education, assistance in negotiating employment and pay, OSHA Health & Safety trainings, among other services. We are looking for volunteers who can commit a few hours of their time every week (preferably on a consistent day) to help build resumes for potential workers and reach out to potential employers. The Worker’s Center hours are Monday - Thursday from 9am to 3pm.

Contact Information: Mary Saunders at Website:


Loaves & Fishes “Loaves & Fishes provides a week’s worth of nutritionally balanced groceries to individuals and families experiencing a short-term crisis through a network of 36 emergency food pantries located throughout Mecklenburg County.”

Opportunities Loaves & Fishes encourages students to get involved by holding a food drive and/or volunteering. Food drive registration can be completed online. They have volunteer opportunities for students in the warehouse and at special events. Both registration and sign up can be completed online as well. Students that are interested in administrative work or internship opportunities may contact the Volunteer & Food Drive Coordinator directly. Contact Information: Danielle Moore Website:

Mooresville Soup Kitchen “Elimination of food insecurity through food, education, and connections.”

Opportunities Internships for social service students to assist with administration. Monday through Friday 8am4pm with a commitment to come for a semester for at least 15 hours per week. Ongoing daily opportunities Monday through Friday from 8am-2pm. Cooking, sorting, rescuing food, cleaning, etc. We would also like to have social service interns. Contact Information: Lara Ingram Website:


Project Scientist “Our mission is to expose a diverse population of young girls to a high quality STEM academy that inspires confidence in their pursuit of learning throughout the year.”

Opportunities Project Scientist is planning two fundraising events that are scheduled for April and May of 2020. We need an energetic, hardworking and organized individual who can assist with event planning and execution. Must have great writing skills and efficient in Microsoft Office, Google Docs and web research. Intern must have reliable transportation, be able to lift 35 lbs, possess a valid driver's license, and have a passion for exposing girls to STEM. Must be available for a minimum of 10 hours a week from late January to mid-May. Must also be able to attend fundraiser on April 26, 2020. Contact Information: Brenda Vass Website:

Refugee Support Services “The mission of Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas, Inc. is to facilitate programs and intercultural relationships that promote refugee selfsufficiency and enrich our community.”

Opportunities Love & Learn Children's Program: Play and learn with preschool-aged children in the children's room at our center, Monday or Thursday mornings 9am1pm. There are also half shifts available 9am-11am or 11am-1pm. A volunteer application, attendance at an orientation session, and background check are required. Share a Snack: Bring snacks to share with about 40 people participating in programs or ESL classes at our center, Thursdays from 10:15–11:15am. Favorite snacks include fresh fruit, nuts/trail mix, and granola bars. Sign up here. Special Projects/Collections: Plan a fundraiser on campus to benefit RSS or collect items for our clients (hygiene kits, school supplies, etc.). Needs vary based on the time of year. Please email our volunteer coordinator, Amy, if interested!


Contact Information: Amy Hanna Website:

Samaritan's Feet “To create a world with zero shoeless children”

Opportunities Samaritan’s Feet has volunteer opportunities in the warehouse to process shoes. There are also internship opportunities in the following departments: • marketing, • missions and volunteers • special events • development • grant writing • logistics Contact Information: Robyn Janneh Website:

Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina “Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina (SHFBM) strives through education, advocacy, and partnerships to eliminate hunger by the solicitation and distribution of food.”

Opportunities Volunteer Department Assistant Second Harvest Food Bank's Volunteer Department has seen extensive growth and has over 80,000 volunteers per year! They are looking for someone that would like to help with adding up volunteer hours, verifying student volunteer hours, greeting volunteers, deploying volunteers to their projects, working with the other volunteers at a food inspecting project and other various administrative help as needed. Some standing and walking thru the warehouse is required but will also have a desk/chair to work at for paperwork.


Skills Needed: • An outgoing personality • Enjoys speaking to groups • Computer skills include Outlook and Excel and learning our volunteer online calendar system CERVIS. Days/Hours: Wednesday or Fridays start time at 12:00 noon and stay for 2-3 hours. Attire: Casual but must wear closed toe shoes (no sandals or flip flops). Contact Information: Nancy Hagerman Website:

Smithville CommUNITY Coalition, Inc “To revitalize and transform our community into a vibrant, safe and attractive place to live and work that builds pride in its residents and attracts new developments of affordable homes and businesses, focusing on empowering all individuals and strengthening families.”

Opportunities Smithville CommUNITY Coalition is looking for two student volunteers to: • Work with community volunteers, residents, attorneys and other contractors (title companies) and others to be determined. • Build family trees and determine heirs for Smithville land and home ownership that will be sufficient for identifying all economic legal stakeholders for a neighborhood revitalization. • Conduct interviews of residents, contact parties living elsewhere by mail, email, phone, or other means. Access relevant web-based tools, family and church bibles, and public records to aid in the building of lists of property owners and their respective proportion of ownership. Hours/schedules per week are negotiable. Ideally, they are giving meaningful experiences to students who are committed to doing service work as part of their enrollment. Work will be done on campus and in the neighborhood. Neighborhood volunteers will accompany students on any home visits or community interviews. Skills: • Basic internet search of websites


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Ability to gain trust with African American residents of Smithville to gather details of their ancestry Interest in the preservation of Historic neighborhoods, racial justice, solutions to affordable housing, and community revitalization Ability to work with limited supervision with a peer student and/or class from Davidson College on efforts connecting to this research.

Ideally: familiarity with relational data bases in which to store research- written, photos, recorded word interviews and other formats. Must have your own cellular phone, transportation, and a Mac/PC. Smithville is a historically African American neighborhood now part of Cornelius, NC. Its origin dates back to post-Civil War years with more formal organization in the early 1900s. It is a community bypassed by segregation and racism and finding itself under a threat for survival. A good background story can be found at: Contact Information: John Quinn Website:

Sole2Soul Mission “We provide new socks and shoes to kids in need and give them a message of hope!”

Opportunities Volunteer Opportunities: Sole2Soul holds monthly local events on 1-2 Saturday’s each month,4-6 hours each. Intern Opportunity: Sole2Soul would like to have an intern who can further our social media presence, contact with orphanages worldwide, follow up on email and message opportunities. Contact Information: John Fagala

Stewards of the Game “To teach young people valuable, Christ-centered life lessons through sports that will help them grow up to be honest, respectful, hardworking, 26

compassionate role models in their communities; cultivating their love for the Lord through our passion for the game.”

Opportunities Volunteer Coaches • Assistant Youth Baseball, Softball, Volleyball and Basketball coaching opportunities are open throughout the school year to students who want to impact kids lives through sports. • The majority of practices and games occur within the Huntersville, Cornelius, and Davidson area at local parks, church, and school facilities. • You will be paired up with adult head coaches. (2-6 hours per week - It's helpful to have a general knowledge of the sport in which you are helping coach). Social Media / Multi-Media Photographing videoing and posting news stories, volunteer appreciation, and events related to our sports programming. (Hours are flexible / 2-6 hours per week) Contact Information: Casey Fitzsimons Website:

The ODD Sock Inc. “The mission of The ODD Sock is to: Express love, hope and the life-giving power of God's grace by providing socks, knit hats, scarves and other humanitarian aid to nonprofits worldwide, so that, they may bring love and hope to heart's, warmth and protection to feet and heads of the poor, orphaned, widowed and homeless.”

Opportunities Communications/Media Intern • • • •

Update and maintain website and commuter services Create, maintain and update a YouTube channel Take photos and record videos to be posted on the website, You Tube and used on social media sites. Communicate and coordinate with the Lead Sock Wrangler and the other sock wrangler interns.


Marketing/Fundraising Intern • Promote The ODD Sock using multimedia. (IE: electronic, print and video media). • Research, plan, organize and facilitate fundraising events. • Communicate and coordinate with the Lead Sock Wrangler and the other sock wrangler interns. Logistics/Administration/Human Resources Intern • Recruit, train and schedule events and volunteers • Coordinate fundraising events, sock sorts, sock pickup and delivery to libraries and schools. • Communicate and coordinate with the Lead Sock Wrangler and the other sock wrangler interns. Contact: Ted Stevenson Website:

WDAV “WDAV builds a community focused on classical music. We do this by providing easy access to the art form, as well as opportunities for exploration and discovery.”

Opportunities Internship would involve community outreach opportunities, including: •Creating blog content related to Charlotte area arts partners and non-profits related to classical music •Projects related to making classical music accessible to populations that are typically underserved by this format. •May involve giving station tours to elementary-aged students •Some digital media/website work for WDAV •Volunteering for WDAV fundraisers •Some possible creation of podcasts or minor on-air work •Helping with some regional events (attending farmers markets, brewery concerts, etc.) We anticipate that this role would be up to 10 hours per week whenever the student is available during normal business hours of 8:30am-5:00pm. There is no application deadline. Contact: Kendra Intihar Website:


Woodlawn School “To produce independent, lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing members of a diverse global society.�

Opportunities We have both volunteer and intern roles open to students through a variety of departments. We can accommodate students interested in gaining experience with communications and development, admissions, teaching, marketing, and more. We are willing to work with volunteers and/or interns on scheduling. Woodlawn is conveniently located in Mooresville, NC just one mile north of Davidson. Contact Information: Kari McCormick Website:


Opportunities by Category Conservation/ Environment Catawba Lands Conservancy & Carolina Thread Trail 8 Davidson Lands Conservancy 8 Education/ Youth Enrichment Ada Jenkins Center 5 Autism Society of NC – IGNITE 7 Charlotte Lab School 9 Davidson College Presbyterian Church Preschool 10 Davidson Green School 12 E2D - Eliminate the Digital Divide 15 Food For Thought Program 15 GenOne 16 Heart Math Tutoring 17 La Escuelita San Alban Bilingual Preschool 19 Project Scientist 23 Stewards of the Game 26 Woodlawn School 29 Food Justice Angels and Sparrows Soup Kitchen 7 Carolina Farm Trust 8 Charlotte Community Kitchen 9 Davidson Community Garden 10 Davidson Farmers Market 11 Loaves & Fishes 22 Mooresville Soup Kitchen 23 Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina 24 Healthcare American Red Cross 6 Community Free Clinic 10 Lake Norman Community Health Clinic 19

Housing/ Homelessness Davidson Housing Coalition 13 Habitat for Humanity Charlotte 16 The ODD Sock Inc. 27 Human Rights Refugee Support Services 23


Latin American Coalition 20 Other Davidson Village Network 14 Samaritan's Feet 24 Smithville CommUNITY Coalition, Inc. 25 Sole2Soul Mission 26 WDAV 30


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Center for Civic Engagement Opportunities Booklet Spring 2020  

Center for Civic Engagement Opportunities Booklet Spring 2020