Posted on 03/17/2023
The Town of Fletcher encourages all residents to participate in volunteer community service regularly. JustServe.org is a free website designed to facilitate community service. Individuals and not-for-profit organizations may use the site both to find local volunteering opportunities and to seek volunteers for service projects. To find opportunities for service within 5 miles of Fletcher, click here. You may then adjust the filters to expand your search. To add a service opportunity to the listings in order to seek volunteers, please send an email to Fletcher resident firstname.lastname@example.org at least three weeks prior to the date you need volunteers.
We may not solve world hunger immediately, but we’re convinced that by serving each other in our local communities, we’re paving the way for much broader changes. Our individual efforts don’t need to be huge—a little bit of change here, a few hours there—but even small efforts quickly add up to make a real difference.
As we work side-by-side and learn from each other, mutual understanding increases, misconceptions can be corrected, and new friendships are built.
- The best service opportunities are collaborative—working side by side with others in faith-based, nonprofit, community, and government organizations.
- Community service opportunities should enhance the quality of life in the community and assist the poor and those in need.
- Projects should not have a political or other advocacy focus, be for-profit oriented, or directly involve volunteers in soliciting or handling money or other prohibited activities:
- Attempting to influence legislation.
- Organizing or engaging in protests, petitions, boycotts, or strikes.
- Assisting, promoting, or deterring union organizing.
- Impairing existing contracts for services or collective bargaining agreements.
- Engaging in partisan political activities or other activities designed to influence the outcome of an election to any public office.
- Participating in or endorsing events or activities that are likely to include advocacy for or against political parties, political platforms, political candidates, proposed legislation, or elected officials.
- Engaging in religious instruction, conducting worship services, providing instruction as part of a program that includes mandatory religious instruction or worship, or engaging in any form of religious proselytization.
- Providing a direct benefit to:
- A business organized for profit.
- A labor union.
- A partisan political organization.
- A nonprofit organization that fails to comply with restrictions on political activities or lobbying contained in section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 of the United States or any similar applicable local laws or regulations.
- Conducting a voter registration drive or raising funds for voter registration drives.