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Thompson Child & Family Focus is a special place that allows volunteers to make a visible and heartfelt difference in the daily lives of wounded children. Through the donation of time and talent, our volunteers help provide our children with an extra level of attention and support.

Thompson Child & Family Focus also relies on incredible donations of in-kind goods and services. There are many opportunities to help throughout the year.

Volunteer Contact Form

 

Volunteer Opportunities (Individual & Group):

Individual Oppportunities:

Thompson Child Development Center (1645 Clanton Road, Charlotte NC 28208)
Contact Rachel Eldridge at 704-575-6739 or reldridge@thompsoncff.org
Enrichment Instructors – Volunteers with special skills –dance, drama, music, and movement – are needed to teach classes.  Monday-Friday, either 9-11 a.m. or 3:30-5 p.m. 

Front Desk Relief – Adults are needed to greet visitors and answer telephones.  Volunteers are needed 3:00-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.   Training provided and just the volunteer profile form is needed.

Gardening – Adults and older children with adults are needed to work with our Child Nutrition Director.  We need help with weeding, watering and other regular maintenance.  Volunteers should have experience in vegetable gardening.  The times are flexible and can be done on weekends, weekday mornings or late afternoons.  A volunteer profile (one-page) form is needed.

Handyman – Adult volunteer needed to make simple repairs on tricycles, furniture and playground fixtures.  Volunteer should provide their own tools.  Ideal volunteer would help out one morning or afternoon every other week.  A volunteer profile (one-page) form is needed.

Nap Time Monitors – Caring adults are needed to monitor children while napping, read to class, escort children to restroom, soothe children back to sleep and more.  Volunteers are needed weekdays 12 to 2:30 p.m.  Extensive screening is required by early childhood regulation.

Pet Partners – Adults with certified therapy dogs are needed to visit classrooms with toddlers and preschoolers.  Volunteers will ideally visit one day a week or every other week for 6 months or more.  Adults will need to complete the full volunteer screening.  Dogs will need to be certified by TDI or Therapy Dog International. 

Piano Players – Teen or Adult volunteers are needed to play piano for Music Together class on weekday mornings 9:30-11:30 or for special events.  Volunteers will need to be able to read music and to work well with young children.

Volunteer Services Assistant – Organized, reliable adult needed to assist the Volunteer Coordinator with clerical and computer projects and to assist with in-kind donations.  Ideal volunteers will be available twice a week – mornings or afternoons.  Volunteers will have opportunities to learn about volunteer management and non-profit administration.  A full volunteer screening with criminal background check is required.

Wendover Road Campus (769 North Wendover Road Charlotte NC 28211)
Contact Rachel Eldridge at 704-575-6739 or reldridge@thompsoncff.org
Front Desk Relief – Adults are needed to greet visitors and answer telephones.  Training provided.  Volunteers are needed 12-2 p.m. Tuesdays.  A full volunteer screening with criminal background check is required.

Lobby Buddy – Engaging adults are needed to play with children in our lobby and playroom spaces while other family members are in meetings.  Volunteers are most needed on weekdays, especially on Wednesday afternoons.  A full volunteer screening with criminal background check is required.

Volunteer Services Assistant – Organized, reliable adult needed to assist the Volunteer Coordinator with clerical and computer projects and to assist with in-kind donations.  Ideal volunteers will be available twice a week – mornings or afternoons.  Volunteers will have opportunities to learn about volunteer management and non-profit administration.  A full volunteer screening with criminal background check is required.

Saint Peter's Lane Campus (6800 Saint Peter’s Lane Matthews NC 28105)
Contact Beth Bottini at 704-968 -0790 or bbottini@thompsoncff.org
Pet Partners – Adults with certified therapy dogs are needed to visit our school or our cottages on weekdays.  Volunteers will ideally visit one day a week or every other week for 6 months or more.  Adults will need to complete the full volunteer screening.  Dogs will need to be certified by TDI or Therapy Dog International. 

Teens – Students ages 13-18 can volunteer on their own either in the donation room, offices or with maintenance at our Matthews and Wendover Road locations or with children at Thompson Child Development Center.

York Place Campus (234 Kings Mountain Street York SC 29745)
Contact Beth Bottini at 704-968 -0790 or bbottini@thompsoncff.org
Closet Organizers – Older teens and adults needed to organize closets and keep donations tidy.  Weekdays.

Enrichment Instructors – Volunteers with special skills –dance, drama, music, and movement – are needed to teach classes.  Any day Wednesday-Friday, 3:30-5 p.m.  Adults will need to complete the full volunteer screening.

Volunteer Services Assistant – Organized, reliable adult needed to assist the Volunteer Coordinator with clerical and computer projects and to assist with in-kind donations.  Mornings or afternoons.  Volunteers will have opportunities to learn about volunteer management and non-profit administration.  A full volunteer screening with criminal background check is required. Adults will need to complete the full volunteer screening.

Gardening – Adults and older children with adults are needed to work in our gardens.  We need help with weeding, watering and other regular maintenance.  The times are flexible and can be done on weekends, weekday mornings or late afternoons.  A volunteer profile (one-page) form is needed.

Fundraiser/Event Assistants– This is “an on-call basis” to help with events, either on campus or off campus to benefit the children of York Place. A volunteer profile (one-page) form is needed

Volunteer Newsletter Editor- Assist with this volunteer mailing as well as someone to take charge of “publishing” the newsletter on a bi-monthly basis. A volunteer profile (one-page) form is needed

Volunteer Scrapbook - Starting a Volunteer scrapbook and maintaining it. A volunteer profile (one-page) form is needed

Have an idea of your own?  Contact Rachel Eldridge at 704-575-6739 or reldridge@thompsoncff.org


Group Opportunities:

CHAPEL SNACK PROVIDERS

CLEANING CREWS

FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR

MAINTENANCE TEAMS

ORGANIZING SQUADS

PLAYTIME BUDDIES

Can’t Make it to Campus?
We have projects that can travel to your location.  Great for busy offices, scout troops, and youth groups.  Weekday groups can request a Thompson presentation while working on their project. Projects include:

To learn more, contact Rachel Eldridge at 704-575-6739 or Beth Bottini at bbottini@thompsoncff.org or 704-968-0790

Is Your Group Bigger than 25 volunteers?
Contact Rachel Eldridge at 704-575-6739 for options at our Matthews campus

Your Ideas Are Welcome
Do you have a great idea for a service project or a way to raise funds for Thompson or a special skill to share?  Contact Rachel Eldridge at 704-575-6739.


Open Houses: Open Houses provide a great opportunity to learn more about Thompson Child & Family Focus and our Volunteer needs.

locations
Open House Registration: Please complete your name, email address, and select an Open House date below.
  • Tuesday, June 10, 12 noon - Family Services Center - Wendover Road
  • Monday, June 23, 11:30 a.m. - Saint Peter's Lane Campus
  • Monday, July 7, 4 p.m. - Family Services Center - Wendover Road
  • Tuesday, July 15, 11:30 a.m. - Saint Peter's Lane Campus
  • Wednesday, July 23, 3:30 p.m. - Early Childhood Services Center - Clanton Road
  • Tuesday, August 12, 4 p.m. - Family Services Center - Wendover Road
  • Thursday, August 21, 3:30 p.m. - Early Childhood Services Center - Clanton Road
  • Tuesday, August 26, 11:30 a.m. - Saint Peter's Lane Campus
Those considering a treatment admission on our Saint Peter's Lane Campus, should contact Bunnie Holston for a tour at 704-644-4414 or by email: bholston@thompsoncff.org.

Select Tour:

For additional information, please complete the Volunteer Contact Form or contact:

Rachel Eldridge: 704-817-1600 ext. 220| reldridge@thompsoncff.org

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