Our mission is to connect citizens as volunteers to non-profit and community agencies, needs, and service opportunities in Thomas County, Georgia. We do so through daily volunteer opportunities and signature Annual Events & Programs which promote community involvement and empowerment. No matter your age, background, abilities, or schedule, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. HOTC can help get you connected!
In 2003, HOTC was founded by Mrs. Alston Watt with a simple goal: to help people navigate the many needs and non-profits in Thomas County. Every day, we help match individuals, families, businesses and groups to appropriate volunteer projects. We also partner with the many local non-profits and community agencies to promote their mission and help fulfill their volunteer needs.
What began as one person with a vision and one big volunteer event day has evolved into a community-wide movement with 11 annual volunteer programs and event days. Over the past 17 years, HOTC has placed more than 36,000 volunteers at 2150 project sites benefiting 118,000 individuals and non-profits. That’s a lot of good! Be a part of it…join hands with us today. Watch our latest video to learn more.
Programs & Events Director
Board of Directors
Joe Cargile | Whitehurst Blackburn & Warren, Chair
Tangela Hayes | State of Georgia, Vice-Chair
Brian Wortman | Consultant, Treasurer
Lauren Radford | Big Oak Benefits Group, Secretary
Ed Millere | New Hire Solutions, Ex Officio
Roderick Banks | Banks Construction
Andrea Collins | Imagine Thomasville
Dominic Ford | City of Thomasville
Jason Harpe | CCH Construction
Crystal Parker | Thomasville Police Department
Laura Pike | Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Andy Semones | Southern Regional Technical College
Stephan Thompson | Hyland Software
Marta Turner | Gentian Creek Preserve
Lauren Adele Vann | Adele Creative
Eric Ward | Thomasville National Bank
Lisa Williams | Thomas County Schools
Volunteer Week 2023 Recap
What do you get when you combine National Volunteer Month (April) and HOTC’s 20th anniversary (2023)? You get the biggest and best Volunteer Week yet!
Summer Youth Group Leaders!
Over the past 20 years, HOTC has held a weekly summer service camp followed by youth outreach activities. Let us lead your youth group in summer service June 12 through August 4
Project Impact Summer Service Camp 2023
Student Hands On Thomas County is proud to present Project IMPACT Summer Service Camp, June 5-9, 2023. Open to rising 6-9th graders, Project IMPACT is a week of fun and hands-on volunteer service.