Help Us Make A Difference in Our Community!

A Child’s Place served 2,002 homeless students in 15 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools during the 2018 school year.

We would love for every child we serve to be paired with a caring volunteer! Become a volunteer with ACP and make a difference in a child’s life, by supporting their academic success, self-esteem, and helping them achieve their goals.

Here are a few of the options in the schools and also links for more detailed information on how to sign up:

Student Support Volunteer Opportunities Include:
  • Lunch Buddy: Provide a mentoring friendship for a child.  Each volunteer is assigned a student to be their “buddy.”  The volunteer comes to school once a week to have lunch with their buddy, talk, play games or read. This usually can be done in no more than 1 hour-perfect for a lunch break!
  • Tutor: Assist students with homework, study for a test or develop their reading and/or math skills.  Each tutor  visits their assigned student weekly, witnessing the effect their participation has on the student’s educational progress.
  • Classroom Assistant: Come to an assigned class once a week for 1-2 hours and assist the teacher in facilitating classroom activities. Responsibilities include individual tutoring, leading small group learning activities, art projects, checking papers and other helpful tasks.

*Please note, these are consistent roles that require a weekly time commitment.  However,  through your investment you get to be involved in the lives of children who need an encouraging and positive role model and make a difference!

Volunteer Orientations

Orientations have ended for this 2018-2019 school year. However, we will resume orientations starting September 2019. Please check back for orientation dates closer to that time frame.

Join our wait list > New Volunteers or Returning Volunteers

To see a complete list of schools, click here. 

*Per CMS policy, to volunteer you must be 18 years or older and no longer a student in high school, middle school, or elementary school.*

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