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 20 years, HOTC has placed more than 48,477 volunteers at 3282 project sites benefiting 168,340 non-profits and their clients. That’s a lot of good! Be a part of it…join hands with us today. Watch our video to learn more.
Programs & Events Director
Board of Directors
Tangela Hayes | DFCS, Chair
Lauren Radford | Big Oak Benefits Group, Vice Chair
Eric Ward | TNB, Treasurer
Dominic Ford | City of Thomasville, Secretary
Joe Cargile | Whitehurst Blackburn & Warren, Ex-Officio
Brandy Avery | Downtown Thomasville Main Street
Roderick Banks | Banks Construction
Rob Blodgett | Thomasville Church
Andrea Collins | Imagine Thomasville
Natasha Fast | Grassroots Coffee
Elizabeth Hardy | JMJ Group
Jason Harpe | CCH Construction
Mary Lawrence Lang | Consultant
Crystal Parker | Thomasville Police Department
Jackie Spadoni | Caldwell & Langford
Stephan Thompson | Hyland Software
Marta Turner | Gentian Creek Preserve
Lisa Williams | Thomas County Schools
Student Hands On Thomas County is proud to present Project IMPACT Summer Service Camp, June 3-7, 2027. Open to rising 6-9th graders, Project IMPACT is a week of fun and hands-on volunteer service.
More than 400 individuals volunteered their time and talents to one (or more!) of the MLK Service Day projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
What began as a single day of gratitude and giving has grown into a month-long celebration honoring our veterans and active duty service members.
Hands On Heroes is an annual award program to recognize those special members of our community who donate their time, energy and skills to support the people, places, and non-profits in Thomas County.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED. APPLY NOW! HOTC currently has two intern spots available for 2023. If you are motivated and friendly, have great computer skills, and a love for youth volunteers and non-profits, we’d love to hear from you!