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Current Volunteer Opportunities

One-Day Opportunities

Interested in getting involved in the community but not sure where to start? Not sure if you have the time to commit? Check out our listing of one-day volunteer opportunities to jump in and get your feet wet! These opportunities are great for large groups looking for a service event over a weekend.

Volunteers are needed for the following events or organizations. Many groups need volunteers long after they have submitted a request, so feel free to contact the organization if you're interested! Submit a volunteer opportunity.

University Salsa Fest 2016

Event: Feb. 20-21

1 Day, 9 Workshops, and 1 Unforgettable Party! Get ready to dance your heart out – The University Salsa Club is inviting dancers of all levels to its Fifth Annual Salsa Fest! Join us in the Student Activities Building for a day filled with workshops by talented instructors from all over the east coast! Admission is just $5 for students but is FREE for salsa club members and festival volunteers. If you would like to register as a volunteer, do so through our Google form ...

SARA First Annual Spring Thing

Event: April 23, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Auburn Hill Farm (2390 Auburn Hill Farm Lane, Charlottesville)

The Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) is seeking volunteers to assist with event set up, direct parking, assist with registration, and provide general crowd direction at the inaugural Spring Thing. We can use as many as 20-25 volunteers between Friday and Saturday. Spring Thing is a barbecue, a community conversation, and a celebration…and there’s football. The event is meant to spark community conversation regarding the positive proactive steps that can be taken to help prevent sexual violence through prevention education. There will also be a number of musical acts during the event and all volunteers will receive free food and beverages. Contact Jennifer King at jenniferking@chaseinv.com for more information ...

Day Care

Madison House is looking for volunteers to get more involved in the Charlottesville community by working its day care program. All volunteer locations are close to Grounds: Rugby Road, the Corner, and the Downtown Mall. There is a once a week, two-hour minimum commitment ...

Volunteer with Journey kids

Sundays, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Western Albemarle High School (5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA)

We are in need of volunteers to help teach, facilitate art/crafts, organize, music, and read stories to children at Life Journey Church on Sundays. Contact Alvina Conti at alvina@lifejourneyva.com to express interest ....

Kirundi or Swahili Lunch Buddy

Once or twice a week, Venable Elementary School

Do you speak Kirundi or Swahili? Venable Elementary School is looking for two volunteers to be a lunch or breakfast buddy with refugees from Barundi (first and third grade). Volunteers would come to Venable once or twice a week to hang out with their buddy. Email Erin Kershner at Erin.Kershner@charlottesvilleschools.org if you're interested ...

Friends in Schools Helping (FISH) Program

Do you get energized by spending time with preschool-aged children, the high schoolers who are soon to be adults, or those emerging adolescents? Whatever your favored age, Charlottesville City schools and Albemarle County schools could use your help. Join JABA’s FISH team, a group of dedicated school based volunteers and find your niche! Contact Leanne Probst at lprobst@jabacares.org for more information ...

Soup Kitchen Pantry

The Salvation Army in Charlottesville urgently needs volunteers in the Soup Kitchen Pantry. Food Rescue Drivers are needed on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and helpers for Food Sorting and Lunch are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Kitchen Helpers are also needed to help prepare meals Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Contact charlottesville@uss.salvationarmy.org ...

Volunteer with Twice is Nice Thrift Shop

Volunteer power keeps the doors open and registers ringing. There are many tasks to choose from and always a new friend to meet or familiar face that is shopping. They could use a little extra help in the holiday and winter season. Twice is Nice is Charlottesville’s boutique-style resale store featuring men and women’s designer fashions, collectible antiques, and unique home decor and furnishings. Proceeds benefit Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. Volunteer focus areas include: library assistance, processing donations, prepping clothes, and cleaning houseware items. For more information, please contact Leanne Probst at lprobst@jabacares.org ...

Community Bikes Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to work with kids, help organize events and do outreach for the shop. If you are interested, please fill out the form on our website ...

Volunteer with Bread & Roses

Do you have interest or skills in gardening and/or cooking? Bread & Roses is a new community kitchen and garden at Trinity Episcopal Church on Preston Avenue that's all about access to healthy food: healthy in how we grow it, how we prepare it, and how we share it. We're partnering with other community organizations to offer classes, host forums and pop-up restaurants, and give people the chance to share skills. We will also be renting out our commercial kitchen as an "accelerator kitchen" to local food entrepreneurs. If you've got innovative ideas about strengthening fresh food access and education, or if you'd like to learn/share gardening skills, we would love your help. We can also facilitate internships and independent projects. If you have questions or want to get involved, please email Martha at breadandroses@trinityepiscopalcville.org ...

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The United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area Volunteer Center has a brand new website! Use the website to like your favorite organizations, stay up to date on volunteer postings, and explore other volunteer opportunities in Charlottesville and the surrounding communities ...

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