Welcome to Cougar House!

A virtual bulletin board featuring service opportunities for high school students who wish to serve their communities + earn service hours

Your Narrative

Donate letters, cards, or artwork to the elderly and hospital patients. Your Narrative connects those in need with volunteers who are passionate about communication and art.

Project Spread Joy

Help combat loneliness among the elderly population by personally connecting with seniors through phone calls,

letter writing, and pen pal services.

Smithsonian Institute

Transcribe historic documents and records for the Smithsonian Institute, where through your work, you’ll aid research efforts and make research more accessible to the public.

Liv and Cur

Liv and Cur is a non-profit organization working to end period poverty. Volunteers can help lead period product drives, organize fundraisers, and numerous other roles.

Translators Without Borders

Are you fluent in a second language? By becoming part of the TWB Community, you’ll join over 100,000 people and help bridge communication gaps that exist worldwide.

Love for Our Elders

Write letters to elderly citizens who are living alone or have little contact with family members. Every month, specific seniors are highlighted so you can write to them.

Learn to Be

Learn to Be is an online tutoring platform that helps underserved children perform better in school. Volunteers work 1-on-1 with students weekly.

The Kids Circle Foundation

Kids Circle is dedicated to enriching the lives of children, and specifically looking for high school volunteers. Get involved in areas such as tutoring, social media, and more.

Loaves and Fishes

Loaves and Fishes provides groceries and meals for local neighbors in need. Volunteers assist in the warehouse or deliver meals to people in the community.

Shining Hope Farms

Shining Hope Farms was created to provide services to people with disabilities, such as hippotherapy, therapeutic horseback riding, and more.

Exposure Project

Exposure Project’s mission is to equip local youth with the practical tools for career and character development, as well as knowledge about career paths.

Rebuilding Together

Rebuilding Together of Greater Charlotte (RTGC)’s mission is repairing homes, revitalizing communities, rebuilding lives.

Teens 4 Teens

Teens 4 Teens is a student-founded non-profit in Charlotte dedicated to eradicating the hygienic, mental, and academic struggle underprivileged teens face around the world.

Best Buddies

Best Buddies offers opportunities for one-to-one friendships with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Alzheimer’s Association

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia. Join the fight by becoming a Western Carolina Chapter volunteer.

Library of Congress

Help transcribe Library of Congress documents. Volunteers create and review transcriptions to improve search, access, and discovery of these pages from history.

Second Harvest Food Bank

Volunteers at the Second Harvest Food Bank get to stock shelves, organize donations, and serve patrons of the food bank.


Acquaint offers unique cultural networking with volunteers from all over the globe. Share your experiences, learn about theirs, and improve your conversation skills.

YMCA of Greater Charlotte

At any given time, YMCAs in the greater Charlotte area have dozens of volunteer projects in need of help, from coaching a sports team to arts and crafts.


CitiIMPACT builds house frames for children and families who are living in poverty. Your help is needed to assemble the house frames, so sign up today!

Storm Water Services

Charlotte and Mecklenberg Storm Water services meet twice a month to mark storm drains, clean up local creeks, and perform maintenance on trees.

Catering to Dogs and Cats

Millions of pets across the United States are in need of loving homes. By fostering a dog or cat, you can take a pet off the streets without the commitment of adoption.

Hope Vibes

Homelessness is steadily increasing in Charlotte, North Carolina. By volunteering for Hope Vibes, you can help end the crisis permanently

The Community Free Clinic

The Community Free Clinic of Cabarrus County provides healthcare to adults living below the poverty line. Help refurbish their clinic to provide better care for those in need.

Citizens' Climate Lobby

Meet with congressional leaders, write petitions, speak with politicians, and educate the public about the climate change crisis.

Bags of Hope

Joins Bags of Hope several nights a week for a packing "party.“ Your services can help feed one of the nearly 10 million children suffering food scarcity due to poverty.

Pancreatic Cancer Action Network

Interested in social outreach? The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is in need of community coordinators and social media managers. Get in touch today!

Big Brothers Big Sisters

Through your participation as a big brother or sister, you can connect with a "little" and change their life.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Library volunteers help young students improve their ability to read, host programs, and organize bookshelves.

Davidson Land Conservancy

Planting trees with the Davidson Land Conservancy is a great way to protect wildlife, clean our air, and reduce storm water run-off.

Roof Above

Roof Above is an organization working to end the homelessness crisis in Charlotte. Volunteers are needed to help cook, clean, and help keep the shelter running.


Soup Kitchens are vital to serving impoverished families and individuals. FeedNC offers a plethora of ways to get involved.

Meals on Wheels

Make a positive impact on the senior citizens in your community by delivering meals for Meals on Wheels. They have a robust volunteer network of over 20 million people.



Special Olympics

The mission of the Special Olympics is to provide training and athletic competition for children and adults with disabilities.



Cannon Cougar Club

Help run concessions or the ticket table at Cannon School athletic games! New to Cougar Club? No problem! An adult will be present to help you.












Drop Shadow

Know of an organization in need of high-school volunteers?

Let us know! We will add your charitable organization to this virtual bulletin board, so interested volunteers can sign-up.

  • More volunteers
  • More visibility for your cause
  • Easily get in contact with people who are excited to spend time helping your non-profit

Get a listing on the bulletin board

Founded by Annalise Leck, Cannon School Class of 2025

Mission Statement

To connect individuals with accessible service opportunities, simplify community engagement, and to foster a culture of widespread service.

The History

Cougar House originated from the observation that people's willingness to serve often faced barriers due to the lack of accessible opportunities. Oftentimes, it is hard and time-consuming to find local organizations in need of volunteers. This realization has fueled our mission to bridge the gap and provide a platform for everyone to easily find and engage in service.

The Vision

Cougar House envisions a world where service is effortless and widely embraced. We aim to inspire a new generation of volunteers, creating a society where helping others is a natural and rewarding part of daily life, uniting communities and enriching the lives of all involved.

Questions, comments, get involved? Email cougarhouse@cannonschool.org