Individual Volunteer Opportunities

“I grew up right down the street from Tuckaseegee and am aware of what it is like to grow up in that environment. Because of my experiences, I know how important it is for students to have someone to look up to that have made it out, promoting resiliency. As a lunch buddy, this experience was impactful and provided deferred appreciation. I think that it is important to have self-awareness of the greater good of helping others in need. I would encourage people to get involved because it is such a reward for not only the community, but for the students as well.”

~ Raven Solomon, Lunch Buddy, Tuckaseegee

Lunch Buddy

Provide mentoring for a child. Each volunteer is assigned a student to be their “buddy.” The volunteer comes to the school once a week to have lunch with their buddy.

Time Commitment:

The volunteer comes to school once a week to have lunch with their buddy. This usually can be done in no more than 1 hour, which is perfect for a lunch break! (September – Mid May).

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older and no longer a student in high school
  • Complete a new or returning ACP volunteer application
  • Attend an ACP volunteer orientation
  • Pass a background check with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System

If interested in volunteering please complete our volunteer application.

New Volunteers   Returning Volunteers

Reading Buddy

Inspire interest, excitement, and confidence in reading by becoming a ready buddy. Each “buddy” visits their assigned student, witnessing the effect their participation has on the students reading progress.

Time Commitment:

The weekly time commitment will be set between you and your corresponding ACP staff member for the school year.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older and no longer a student in high school
  • Complete a new or returning ACP volunteer application
  • Attend an ACP volunteer orientation
  • Pass a background check with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System

If interested in volunteering please complete our volunteer application.

New Volunteers   Returning Volunteers

Classroom Assistant

Come to an assigned class and assist the teacher in facilitating classroom activities. Responsibilities may include individual tutoring, leading small group learning activities, art projects, checking papers and other helpful tasks determined by the teacher. Keep in mind you will be volunteering at a high needs Title 1 School.

Time Commitment:

The weekly time commitment will be set between you and your corresponding ACP staff member for the school year (September-Mid May).

Volunteer Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years or older and no longer a student in high school
  • Complete a new or returning ACP volunteer application
  • Attend an ACP volunteer orientation
  • Pass a background check with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System

If interested in volunteering please complete our volunteer application.

New Volunteers   Returning Volunteers

Donation Drive

Host a donation drive to supply the children and families we serve with much needed resources. Check out our regularly updated urgent needs list for guidance on your collection. For additional support, or to coordinate a drop off for your donations, please contact Jen Diederich, Communications & Volunteer Coordinator, at jdiederich@achildsplace.org.

**Please check our URGENT NEEDS list for guidance.**

Suggested Donations:

August – School Supplies, Packed Backpacks, Uniforms, Undergarments
September – School Uniforms, Shoes, Hygiene
November – Coats, Long Sleeve Uniform Tops, Uniform Pants, Gift Cards
December – Holiday Support (Gift Cards, Give Back Shops, Coats)
January – Hygiene
February – Family Need Items (Welcome Home Kits)
March – Spring Break Kits
April – Student Rewards/Incentives
May – Summer Kits

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Supply Delivery Driver

Deliver supplies to a designated school regularly. Volunteers can donate their own supplies or pick up supplies from the office. This opportunity lets our social workers spend more time with the families and children they serve.

Time Commitment:

This can be decided between you and the social worker at the school you select. It could be weekly or bi-monthly opportunity.

On-Call Volunteers

Support special events, represent the agency at various functions or assist with other needs that arise throughout the year.

Volunteer Locations