This list is updated as needed. If you volunteer, be sure to tell ’em HOTC sent you! Don’t forget, students 16 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
If you are a local non-profit agency who would like to post an on-going volunteer opportunity, email us with the details.
South Georgia Ballet
Mentoring youth & teens, administrative assistance, helping with special events. Contact Lori Everett at 228-5155 or e-mail.
Rescue Mission Conquest Center (Soup Kitchen)
Serves daily hot meal to people in need. Volunteers will set up, prepare and serve food to clients, and clean up. Weekdays from 12-2PM or 2 – 3:30PM. Contact Brother Cooper at 229 299-2676 or e-mail.
Help build and refurbish homes for neighbors in need. Workdays usually every Saturday morning. Contact Nolah Shotwell at 229-236-4224 or e-mail.
Rainbow Reading Development Center
Consistent volunteers (high-school age and above) needed to commit quality time weekdays (M-F from 3:30 to 5:30pm) to work one-on one with students ages K through 12 on their academic areas of need (math, english, computers, reading, and basic homework support). Contact Sharon at 229-224-6212 or Email.
Pack food bags for students in need during the school year. Every Wednesday at 3:30 at the Thomas County Board of Education . Adult volunteers also needed to deliver finished backpacks to schools every Thursday. To help or for more information, contact Tracy at 229-221-2447 or e-mail.
KTCB Community-Wide Litter Clean Up
Parents and Students! Are you looking for a last minute, impromptu volunteer opportunity to help complete school-required community service hours? Here’s an idea: Litter pickup. Recommended spots: Cherokee Lake and Rose Garden, Broad Street, Paradise Park. Bring your own gloves, and trash bags (we can supply if necessary), set your own time and place, on your own or with friends. Bring a picture of you in action cleaning up our community to the HOTC office and we will sign off on those service hours.
Collect for a Cause
We have many non-profit partners in need of items on an on-going basis. Examples include toiletry items (travel size shampoo, soap, combs, toothpaste, deodorant, wash cloths, toothbrushes, etc) and paper products (toilet paper, tissues, paper towels, paper plates, paper cups) for those displaced from their home, school supplies (notebooks, paper, pens, pencils, crayons) for after-school youth groups, new and unwrapped toys for those who serve children, coats and blankets, and tools. You can hold a collection drive to help! E-mail us for more information.
American Red Cross South Georgia Chapter
Volunteers are needed for a Disaster Action Team. Members of the team will respond to local emergencies by assisting victims in finding shelter, food, clothing, and necessary medications. Training is provided. For more information contact Terri Jenkins at 229-226-2181 or email.
Adult volunteers are needed for administrative assistance from 10:30am-3:30pm M-F (partial shifts available) and as teacher’s aides from 3:00pm-6:00pm M-F. For more information contact Felicia Gabriel at 226-5846 ext. 104 or email.
Halcyon Home Treasure Chest Thrift Store
Volunteer assistance is needed at the Halcyon Home Thrift Store helping customers, sorting donations, and straightening shelves. Call 226-6682 for more information.
Volunteers are needed to help with lessons and daily chores around the barn. To find out how you can help call 551-0086 or fill out an online application.
Volunteers are needed to assist at the shelter by walking the dogs, petting the cats, cleaning the kennels, and showing the animals love. Tuesday – Friday between 10am – 6pm and Saturdays between 10am – 4pm. 2 hour shifts. For more information, contact Chandler at the Humane Society at 228-0613. Under 16 must be accompanied by an adult volunteer.
Volunteers are needed for feeding and caring for the cats, emptying the litter boxes, showing the cats love and attention, and for general facilities maintenance. For more information call 236-0167 or fill out an online application. Ages 14+.
Family Enrichment Group
Become a CASA volunteer advocating for children placed in the Thomas County Juvenile Court system. For more information, click here.
Scott Senior Center
Socialize with senior citizens weekdays from 9am – 3pm. Talk, make friends, play games, make crafts, serve food, garden. You might make a new best friend! For information, call 229-226-9470. All ages, under 16 with adult.
There are many ways to volunteer! Giving blood can save a life. Ages 18+. For donation locations, click here.
Kouncil Club Bingo
Volunteers needed to help at Bingo night, every Thursday from 5pm – 9pm benefiting local non-profits. You must be 18+ and complete a background check to help this fun and worthwhile cause. E-mail us for more information.
Girl Scout volunteer leaders help girls develop skills and confidence that last a lifetime! Girl Scouts provide training (orientation and ongoing continuing training) for all adult volunteers. Volunteer duties can include: Cookie Sale Coordinator, Service Unit Volunteers (mentor adults that work with Girl Scouts), Camp or Seasonal Volunteers, Training Facilitator and Special Events Volunteers. Call for more information: 229-432-9188 or visit their website: www.gshg.org
Angels of Grace is an organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive, holistic care to uninsured and underinsured persons in Grady and surrounding counties. They depend entirely on volunteers for the operation of their clinic. Services are provided at no cost to patients, therefore, the ideal volunteer would be a medical professional or community worker who has an interest in helping those who are less fortunate. Volunteers serve as greeters, registrants, licensed medical providers (physicians, nurses, CNAs and MAs) and administrative coordinators. Angels of Grace is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 – 5. Call for more information: 229-397-9355 or email them by clicking on their name above.
Friends of Lost Creek Forest
Friends of Lost Creek Forest is an all volunteer organization whose goal is the preservation and stewardship of Lost Creek Forest through community tours and educational programs. Contact Rick Barnes at email@example.com or visit the website for more information.