Thread is looking for dedicated volunteers! Thread engages underperforming high school students confronting significant barriers outside of the classroom by providing each one with a family of committed volunteers and increased access to community resources. Volunteers and students connect with one another weekly (virtually for now) to build trusting relationships where everyone is supported.
Volunteering with Thread can take many forms, but most volunteers serve as Thread Family Members (FM), and their activities can include nearly everything you might expect a family would do together. During COVID-19, FMs are helping to support young people virtually, by helping with removing barriers to access basic needs, having virtual game nights, and being a resource during this tough time.
Volunteers are asked to connect with their student once a week, virtually for now. Thread provides virtual weekly and monthly spaces for volunteers and students to meet, or you can meet with your student and your other Thread Family Members on your own schedule. 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. Thread believes that simply establishing a meaningful relationship and overcoming barriers together will have a transformative impact on all members of Thread’s Community, including volunteers!
Commitment: Volunteers are asked to commit to once a week for at least a year (virtual connection during COVID)
Restrictions: Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
*Fingerprinting required. All costs covered by the organization, fingerprinting vendor is taking COVID-19 precautions. If you do not feel comfortable getting fingerprinted at this time, there are other opportunities to get involved by working on short-term projects with other Thread volunteers.