Check out this video to learn more about our community, different volunteer roles, and what you can expect when you join us.
GET INVOLVED WITH THREAD
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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.
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!