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One-Day Volunteer Opportunities

The following organizations may be contacted for one-time or one-day volunteer work. Please be aware that many opportunities may require transportation to a location off Grounds and some are not available all year round. Please use each organization's contact for more information. Volunteer work is organized as follows:


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The Habitat Store

Volunteer work includes office work, picking up and processing donated items, and shelving donations, heavy lifting and customer service. Contact: Sara Parrish.

JABA Thrift Store

Volunteer work includes gardening, building maintenance and office work. Contact: Leanne Probst.


Blue Ridge Area Food Bank

Volunteer work includes sorting, bagging and distributing food, and maintence of the food warehouse. Contact: Jennifer Clark.

Challah for Hunger

Volunteer work includes dough-making, baking, and braiding on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 4 p.m. at 1824 University Circle. Contact: UVa Chapter of Challah for Hunger.

Emergency Food Bank

Volunteer work includes shelving food items and supporting the Food Drive. Contact: Jim Grant.

Meals on Wheels

Volunteer work includes packing meals for homebound elderly adults. The office is located at the Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center. Contact: Keith Halford.


Golden Living

Volunteer work includes visiting elderly residents, assisting with group acitivities and games (Bingo, Uno, Scrabble), and reading and writing with the residents. Primary Contact: Margaret Thacker. Secondary Contact: Parissa Hansen.

JABA Adult Care Center and Mary Williams Community Center

Volunteer work includes visiting residents or clients, office work, and landscape or gardening. View the Volunteer Needs (PDF 43KB) for a more detailed description of volunteer work at Mary Williams Community Center. Contact: Leanne Probst.

Morningside of Charlottesville

Volunteer work includes visiting and interacting with residents, decorating for the holidays, assisting with special events such as one-day socials, turtle tank care, and office work. Special skills such as music, art or baking are always welcome. Contact: Lori Sallade.


The United Way - Thomas Jefferson Area

Volunteer work includes office support, phones, gardening, and posting fliers. Contact: Jessica Snyder.

The Virginia Discovery Museum

Volunteer work includes hands-on projects such as organizing the basement area or assisting in the gallery. Contact: Diana Goodwin.


Albemarle Parks and Recreation

Volunteer work includes trail maintenance, clearing and other park-related needs. Contact: Dan Mahon.

Charlottesville Parks and Recreation

Volunteer work includes trail maintenance, forest management and clearing. Contact: Chris Gensic.

The Nature Conservancy

Volunteer work includes front desk work, office support, research from home, adopt a garden, and trail stewardship. Contact: Jennifer Dalke.

Piedmont Virginia Community College Gardening Club

Volunteer work includes gardening. Contact: David Lerman.

Rivanna Trails Foundation

Volunteer work includes trail maintenance, stream cleaning, and clearing. Contact:


Donations | Food | Nursing Homes | Offices | Trails and Gardens | More


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