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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.


Event: August 1

Volunteers are needed to help organize a local walk to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Volunteers are needed to: assist with parking and food on event day, face painting on event day, make some signs on a stick to carry, and help with marketing leading up to the event (e.g., calling for donations, reaching out to churches). If you're interested in helping in any capacity, please contact Regenia Smith and Jacqueline Smith at 434-409-6922 or ...

SPEND A WEEKEND WITH Twice Is Nice Thrift Shop

August 22 or 23

Twice Is Nice, a local nonprofit thrift shop supporting JABA's Mountainside Senior Living, needs a group of six volunteers to hang and steam clothing on Saturday, August 22, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. On Sunday, August 23, we need eight to 10 people from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help rearrange the store for fall. For more information or to sign up your group, please contact Maureen Breaud at or call 434-293-8319 ...

Splash for a Cure 5K Race and Pool Party

August 29, 7 to 10:30 a.m., ACAC Adventure Central (200 Four Seasons Drive)

Come volunteer at the best end-of-summer party in town - Splash for a Cure: 5K Race and Pool Party! We are looking for volunteers who want to help out with the race, the waterpark, or both! Visit for more detailed volunteer descriptions. The event is put on by the Ishan Gala Foundation to raise money and awareness for the devastating childhood cancer neuroblastoma. The funds raised from this year's event will directly support neuroblastoma research at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital. Questions? Email us at

Children's bereavment programs

Training in early September

Call for volunteers! The Center for Children at Hospice of the Piedmont is looking for energetic, compassionate volunteers to help with our bereavement programs for children, teens, and their families. Volunteers will work directly with children and teens who are struggling with a loss by death. Through art therapy, supportive counseling, grief education, outdoor recreation, and more, we support bereaved children and families and help them on their grief journey. Opportunities include Journeys Family Night: Grief groups for families; OASIS teens' haven for grieving heARTS: Grief groups for teens; Journeys Spring Bereavement Camp: day camp for children and teens; Journeys Fall Family Day: day camp for bereaved families; Journeys Holiday Workshop: bereavement workshop for families to help them cope with the holidays. We are looking for students who have an interest in the expressive arts; nursing, counseling, social work, or medical fields; or simply a compassionate heart. We will have a Volunteer Training in early September for those who are interested in any or all of these opportunities. Contact Kacie Karafa at 434-817-6931 or ...

Journeys Fall Family Day Bereavement Camp

Oct. 17, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Camp Holiday Trails

Camp is for families who have been affected by the death of a loved one. Activities and creative expression will encourage bonding and communication while memorializing loved ones. The day includes scrapbooking, canoeing, fishing, grief education, food and a meaningful closing ceremony. Training for volunteers will take place in early September ...

Volunteer with Twice is Nice Thrift Shop

Be part of something amazing! Twice Is Nice seeks enthusiastic volunteers to work one two-hour shift per week processing donations for our nonprofit thrift store. All of the proceeds benefit the amazing people at JABA's Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. For more information, please contact Maureen Breaud at or call 434-293-8319 ...

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 ...

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