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Volunteer for Alexander Youth Network!

We have a variety of ways for you to help our children. If you are interested in volunteering, please submit the form at the bottom of the page.

Volunteer as an Individual


Invest time with a child working on academic skills practice in a one-on-one setting for one hour or more per week. Minimum age requirement is 21. Click here for a tutor job description.

Lunch or Dinner Buddies

Set aside an hour each week to have an on-campus meal and enjoy enriching activities with a child on a weekday or weeknight. Minimum age requirement is 21. Click here for a lunch or dinner buddy job description.

Recreation Volunteers

Provide a recreational activity for a small group of children. Options include dance, yoga, sports, gardening, art, crafts and more. Current priority needs are TDI pet pals and professional yoga instructors. Click here for a recreation volunteer job description.


Direct service volunteers must successfully complete our application process, attend a 1-2 hour orientation and commit to a minimum of six months of service. If you have questions about direct service volunteering or the application process in general, please contact Ashley Nieves at Click here for a direct service volunteer application.

Volunteer as a Group

The children enjoy visits with volunteer groups from the community. Activity suggestions include birthday parties, crafts, games, music and more.

The children’s activity calendar fills up quickly so please be sure to contact our Volunteer Engagement Officer, Ashley Nieves, by clicking here or calling 704.227.9115 if you’re interested in bringing your group to campus.

Click here for our Volunteer Group Guidelines 2018 to learn more about our group requirements. Please note that group volunteers must be at least 16 years of age in order to work with the children on our campus.

Other Opportunities

Clerical Volunteers

Current needs include a volunteer to assist the advancement staff and a volunteer with Raiser’s Edge data entry experience.

We currently have clerical volunteering opportunities in our Advancement, Day Treatment and Foster Care departments. Volunteer on our campus at 6220 Thermal Road, Charlotte, NC 28211. Are you looking for a place to employ your great computer, phone and customer services skills? Are you out of work and need to stay connected? This might just be the place for you. This is also a great opportunity for those interested in the field of social work or foster care. Tasks include data entry, filing, copying, scanning, grading tests, and mailing projects. Schedule is flexible and can be set to volunteer’s preference.

Gift-in-kind Coordinators

We will soon have a new area on campus to house our donated items, such as toys, linens and school supplies. We will need a volunteer to help us with organizing and sorting items, keeping advancement staff current on inventory and needs, and keeping closets and shelves organized.

Volunteer Group Greeters

Do you love kids and community relations? Do you love being a part of volunteer groups? This job is for you! We need volunteers to greet groups providing activities for the children in our programs. Duties might include greeting volunteers, sharing information about our organization, participating in activities, photography, set up and clean up. This is a great opportunity for someone who needs to develop a network. You will have the opportunity to work with corporations, civic groups, the faith community and more. Plenty of training is provided.

Alexander Ambassadors

Ambassadors have a passion for Alexander Youth Network and the children we serve. These are individuals who spread the word about our organization and invite people to our monthly Alexander tours.

Faith Community Liaisons

Volunteer as a representative from your church/synagogue/parish in an effort to initiate church member involvement at Alexander Youth Network. Contact Ashley Nieves to learn more.