GET INVOLVED WITH THREAD
Check out this video to learn more about our community, different volunteer roles, and what you can expect when you join us.
WHAT DOES A THREAD VOLUNTEER DO?
SERVE AS A FAMILY MEMBER
Volunteering with Thread can take many forms, but most of our volunteers serve as Thread Family Members (FM), and their activities can include nearly everything you might expect a family would do together. Family Members work directly with Thread student(s) and other volunteers to form an extended network of care and support around the student and each other. This may include rides to school, homework and resume help, discussion of career options, or just hanging out.
SERVE AS A VOLUNTEER LEADER
Some volunteers take on leadership roles by becoming a Head of Family or GrandParent. These volunteers receive additional training and become guides and coaches for other volunteers. Complete the application below to start the process to become a volunteer leader.
- All volunteers must be 18 years of age or older
- Must be able to physically travel to Baltimore once a week to connect with your Thread young person & volunteer Family
- Complete the following steps in our volunteer vetting and on-boarding process, including:
- Complete onboarding training sessions (a blend of facilitated group learning and asynchronous online learning);
- Agree to uphold our volunteer policies, including non-harassment, non-discrimination, and child protection polices; and
- Complete a background check
If you have any questions, feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR A THREAD VOLUNTEER?
Volunteers make a one-year commitment and are expected to connect with their Thread students at least once a week.
Becoming a Thread volunteer should be very similar to becoming someone’s friend. If you have time to make a new friend, you should have time for Thread!
Spending time with your Thread Family & student is critical for forming deep connections. We believe that simply establishing a meaningful relationship and overcoming barriers together will have a transformative impact on all members of Thread’s Community, including our volunteers!
GET STARTED TODAY
Complete the contact form below to get started on your journey! You will then be able to sign up for an info session or go directly to the volunteer application form once you click “Next.”
INTERESTED IN CONNECTING WITH THREAD
IN A DIFFERENT WAY?
Thread collaborates with people and institutions in the community to share expertise, resources, and opportunities with young people, volunteers, and the organization. Email us at email@example.com.