Volunteering + Mentoring

We seek to connect children who have deep spiritual, emotional, academic, and physical needs with caring adults who have been blessed with abundance in those areas. You are welcome to join us just once, monthly, or weekly. The commitment level is up to you! Additionally, you can prayerfully consider mentoring a student. 

Volunteer needs

  • Invest in + Join a classroom | elementary 3:30-6:30 , upper 4:00-7:00 (summer 8am-3pm) 
    Jump into one of our classrooms and love students through participation! Help with homework and reading. Participate in worship, Bible study, and other class activities.
  • Electives | elementary Thurs 5:10-5:50 (summer M + W 1:00-2:45)
    Lead a group of elementary students in a unique activity, allowing them to experience something new! Examples include cooking lessons, science experiments, karate, ballet, etc... Let us know what sort of talent you would like to share! Please consider sharing as we always need more volunteers in this area.
  • Dinner | elementary 5:50-6:15, upper 6:30-6:50 (summer lunch 11:45-12:15)
    Provide, prepare, serve, set tables, and/or simply join us for a meal! Whether you are a family, a small group, or a willing individual, volunteers are vitally needed in this area.
  • Sports | soccer in spring + fall, basketball in winter
    Coach a sports team of Thrive students. Drive a group of kids to the practices and/or games. Provide healthy snacks at the games. Come cheer! (Do not underestimate the value of just coming to cheer for our students! We hardly ever have fans and it is so encouraging for our kids to have fans! 
  • Friday Fun | elementary 3:30-5:30, upper 4:15-6:15
    Join in on the fun by chaperoning field trips or stay at Thrive for movies and outside games!
  • Reading Tutoring | wednesdays 3:15-4:15 (school year only)
    Invest in one student weekly by helping him or her succeed in reading and writing. This program requires a weekly commitment for an entire semester. 

To volunteer in any of the above roles or find out more information contact Sarah Foster at volunteer@thrivelonsdale.com.


Mentoring

Mentorship is one of the most beautiful gifts you can give a child. Children need consistent, loving, and stable adults who can pour truth into their lives. Although we seek to provide care in all areas of need, nothing compares to a one on one investment into a child's life.

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If you are interested in mentoring a student at Thrive, we would ask that you first spend time with our students within the context of our program. As you spend time with students, pray that the Lord will open your eyes to a specific student. From there, mentors will meet with Clayton Wood (Executive Director) and Sarah Foster (Volunteer Coordinator) to discuss and train for the mentoring relationship. 


Contact US

If you have any questions about volunteering or coming alongside us in any way, please fill out a form below!

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