Our mission is to connect citizens as volunteers to non-profit and community agencies, needs, and service opportunities in Thomas County, Georgia. We do so through daily volunteer opportunities and signature Annual Events & Programs which promote community involvement and empowerment. No matter your age, background, abilities, or schedule, there is a volunteer opportunity for you. HOTC can help get you connected!
In 2003, HOTC was founded by Mrs. Alston Watt with a simple goal: to help people navigate the many needs and non-profits in Thomas County. Every day, we help match individuals, families, businesses and groups to appropriate volunteer projects. We also partner with the many local non-profits and community agencies to promote their mission and help fulfill their volunteer needs.
What began as one person with a vision and one big volunteer event day has evolved into a community-wide movement with 11 annual volunteer programs and event days. Over the past 17 years, HOTC has placed more than 36,000 volunteers at 2150 project sites benefiting 118,000 individuals and non-profits. That’s a lot of good! Be a part of it…join hands with us today. Watch our latest video to learn more.
Board of Directors
Joe Cargile | Whitehurst Blackburn & Warren, Chair
Tangela Hayes | State of Georgia, Vice-Chair
Brian Wortman | Consultant, Treasurer
Lauren Radford | Big Oak Benefits Group, Secretary
Ed Millere | New Hire Solutions, Ex Officio
Roderick Banks | Banks Construction
Andrea Collins | Imagine Thomasville
Dominic Ford | City of Thomasville
Jason Harpe | CCH Construction
Crystal Parker | Thomasville Police Department
Laura Pike | Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health
Andy Semones | Southern Regional Technical College
Stephan Thompson | Hyland Software
Marta Turner | Gentian Creek Preserve
Lauren Adele Vann | Adele Creative
Eric Ward | Thomasville National Bank
Lisa Williams | Thomas County Schools
Over the course of the summer, I really enjoyed my time with Hands on Thomas County. Through the Impact ROI internship program, I was given the opportunity to learn more about myself and Thomas County. My favorite part of the internship was by far all of the people I met in the community during the summer.
I’m sad to say that my summer of outreach is coming to an end. And what a great last week of volunteering it was!
This week was all about the animals! From domestic to wild, each youth organization this week got the chance to help or work with animals.
After a busy first week of outreach, I was excited to get back into it with two more service projects this week. Going with a theme of senior outreach, I took two youth groups to two different facilities that serve seniors in our community: Scott Senior Center and Legacy Village.
Overall, this week was a great way to start my summer of outreach. I enjoyed spending time with kids from each of the youth organizations and can’t wait to see them to volunteer again soon!