Help Us Make A Difference in Our Community!

A Child’s Place served 2,002 homeless students in 16 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools during the 2018-2019 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. This usually can be done in no more than 1 hour-perfect for a lunch break!
  • Reading Buddy: Inspire interest, excitement, and confidence in reading by becoming a reading buddy.  Each “buddy” visits their assigned student, witnessing the effect their participation has on the student’s reading progress. (weekly opportunity, times vary pending the student’s schedule)
  • 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. (weekly opportunity based on the volunteer’s schedule and teacher’s needs).

*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

Fall Orientations for the 2019-2020 school year will begin starting in September and run through November. Orientations will be held the first Wednesday and third Thursday of every month (excluding holidays/breaks).

Volunteer with us > New Volunteers or Returning Volunteers

*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.*

Volunteer Locations

Ashley Park School

Billingsville Elementary (K-2nd Grades)

Bruns Academy

Cotswold Elementary (3rd-5th Grades)

Governor’s Village STEM Academy

Hidden Valley Elementary

Lebanon Road Elementary

Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School

Nations Ford Elementary

Ranson Middle School

Thomasboro Academy

Tuckaseegee Elementary

University Meadows Elementary

Walter G Byers School

Winding Springs Elementary

Please contact us at for more information.