How You Can Help



Freedom School Partners strives to provide meaningful, engaging opportunities for our volunteers. Together, we will make a strong, collective commitment to children that leads to sustainable changes in our community.

In summer 2019, 1,778 volunteers (contributing 9,397 hours) helped serve over 1,320 scholars at 18 locations. In 2020, we expect to serve more than 1,100 scholars across Charlotte.

Who Can Volunteer?

Freedom School Partners volunteers aged 16 and up, as well as younger helpers when accompanied by a parent. Click here for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities

Although the majority of our volunteer opportunities happen during the six weeks of Freedom School each summer, opportunities are also available year-round by helping with administrative tasks, supply and book drives, and inventory management. Click here to view our volunteer calendar.

How Do I Get Started?

Each Freedom School site has a variety of engagement opportunities! To sign up as a general volunteer or see opportunities at all of our sites, visit our VolunteerHub portal. Or, click one of the links below to get started at a particular site:


After registration, you can view the calendar at any time to register for upcoming volunteer opportunities.

Harambee! Readers

Every morning from 8:20 to 9 a.m. during Freedom School, we host a high-energy morning pep rally designed to energize, empower and motivate our scholars for the day. Best of all, there’s a special guest reader each day who gets to participate in the singing, cheers and chants – and we’d love for that guest to be you!

Learn more about Harambee! here.


Questions about Volunteering?

If you have any questions about volunteering with Freedom School Partners, please call (704) 371-4922 or e-mail volunteers@freedomschoolpartners.org.

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