One of the best ways to build bridges, meet people outside your bubble, and learn more about your community and the struggles faced by members of our community is to get involved with local non-profit organizations.

HandsOn Northwest North Carolina suggested this list of organizations that support the communities most at risk from the policies of this administration. You can find volunteer opportunities on the HandsOn Portal.

  • ReadWS – ESOL classes
  • Catholic Charities (they do a lot of work with immigrants and refugees)
  • Community Care Center – (you don’t need a medical background to volunteer with them – they also need administrative volunteers)
  • El Buen Pastor
  • Yadkin River Keepers
  • Goler Community Garden (in need of garden workers every Saturday from March to December)
  • Hispanic League
  • Urban League
  • Neighbors for a Better Neighborhoods
  • Guardian ad Litum
  • Northstar LGBTQ Center
  • The Adaptables
  • The Enrichment Center
  • Piedmont Environmental Alliance

Other organizations not on the HandsOn portal:

  • World Relief
  • Planned Parenthood
  • Democracy NC
  • Equality NC
  • Student Action for Farmworkers
  • Faith Action House
  • American Friends Service Committee
  • The Shalom Project
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters