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Volunteer

Thompson is a special place that allows volunteers to make a visible and heartfelt difference in the daily lives of vulnerable children. Through the donation of time and talent, our volunteers help our children and families directly and indirectly.

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

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 Alex Reardon at 704-644-4393 or areardon@thompsoncff.org.

Tour a Campus! Campus Tours provide a great opportunity to learn more about Thompson. If you are interested in touring a campus, contact Sarah Wagner at swagner@thompsoncff.org or 704-644-4403.

Questions?  Please read our FAQs about volunteering or contact Katie Hartwell at 704-771-3913 or khartwell@thompsoncff.org.

  • PRTF Volunteers:
     
    Pet Partner – Minimum of one hour a week required. TDI certification and shots record required. Must be at least 18; thorough screening also required. Click here for position description.

    Classroom Enrichment Assistant – Invest your time working with children in the classroom setting. Opportunities include reading, working on a craft, or teaching a lesson. Minimum of one hour a week required. Must be at least 18; thorough screening required. Click here for position description.

    Donation Room Assistant – Do you love to sort and organize things? This job’s for you! Spend your time sorting, organizing, tidying, and generally maintaining one of our donation rooms. Must be at least 18. Some screening required. Click here for position description.

    Bike Repair Volunteer – Have a knack for fixing bikes? Must be at least 18 and have working knowledge of bike repair. Brownie points if you have your own tools or can donate bicycle parts! Some screening required. Click here for position description.

    TCDC Volunteers:
     
    Naptime Monitor – Assist teachers in the classroom during naptime to soothe and calm the children. Must be at least 18 and have experience working with children. 3 hour shifts; thorough screening required. Click here for position description.

    Classroom Assistant – Work one-on-one or in small groups with children in classrooms. Must be at least 18 and have experience working with children. Minimum of one hour a week preferred. Thorough screening required. Click here for position description.
     
    Gardening Volunteer – Have a green thumb? We would love your help maintaining our gardens! Must be at least 16. 2-4 hours a month preferred. Some screening required.

    Administrative Volunteers:

    Front Desk Relief (SPL) – One hour of front desk relief during lunch. Minimum of one hour a week required and dependability is a MUST. Must be at least 18 and have office experience. Some screening required. Click here for position description.
     
    Office Assistant – Assist various departments with filing, mailings, phone calls, etc. 2-4 hours a month, as necessary. Must be at least 18. Some screening required. Click here for position description.

    Seasonal Volunteers:
     
    Thanksgiving Feast Volunteer – Help serve our children, families, staff, and supporters at Thanksgiving Feast. Two dates in November, at our Matthews and Clanton Road locations. No screening required, but a Volunteer Profile Form must be completed.
     
    Holiday Prep Volunteer– Prepare spaces for holiday gift receiving, sort and organize holiday gifts when they are delivered at our Matthews location, move items to other locations, and/or set up our Family Shopping Day Holiday shops. No screening required, but a Volunteer Profile Form must be completed.

    Holiday Volunteer – Details being determined. No screening required, but a Volunteer Profile Form must be completed.

  • The children enjoy and benefit greatly from interaction with the community. Our opportunities for groups vary throughout the year. We can accommodate groups up to 15. Must be 18 or older. For ideas for a group volunteer project, please contact Katie Hartwell at 704-771-3913 or khartwell@thompsoncff.org.  To read our guidelines for group volunteers, click here.

    Festival/Field Day
    – Plan and execute a field day or festival day for the children on our Saint Peter’s Lane campus (Psychiatric Residential Treatment) or the Child Development Center. These options will vary seasonally. For more information, contact Katie Hartwell at 704-771-3913 or khartwell@thompsoncff.org.

    In-Kind Drive & Donation Room Workday – work together to collect new, donated items to benefit the children and families at Thompson. Once items are collected, your group may also choose to come to Thompson and work in one of our donation rooms to sort and organize the drive items! For our most current needs, please email Katie Hartwell at khartwell@thompsoncff.org.
  • Thompson Ambassador – Do you love Thompson? Are you a social media guru? Thompson Ambassadors can help support our mission by spreading the word about Thompson, inviting people to events and tours, and maintaining a social media presence that supports our mission. No screening required. Email Katie Hartwell at khartwell@thompsoncff.org or Meghan Tocci at mtocci@thompsoncff.org for more information.

Thompson
6800 Saint Peter’s Lane
Matthews, NC 28105
Phone: 704-536-0375
Fax: 704-531-9266

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