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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.

Piedmont Council for the Arts Volunteer

Four hours per week

Are you a local arts enthusiast? Would you like to help connect people to arts and culture events in the area? Piedmont Council for the Arts is currently looking for volunteers to help maintain the Arts Calendar, a valuable resource that lists local events in the visual, literary, and performing arts. Responsibilities include entering arts events into the calendar and seeking event listings from local arts organizations. If interested, please email info@charlottesvillearts.org with your name, email, and phone number. Please also specify which one to two arts areas you are most interested in: visual arts, literary arts, music, film, theatre, dance, or family-friendly. We will do our best to pair volunteers with their preferred arts area ...

childcare at the Southwood Community Center

Every Wednesday through July 30, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Southwood Community Center (387 Hickory Street)

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville (HFHGC) has an interesting volunteer opportunity available for four service-minded students who would still love a little extra cash. Habitat is starting an interesting new program for some of our Partner Families and some of the adults who live at Southwood called "Getting Ahead in a Just Gettin' By World," and during this workshop, we have committed to providing childcare and dinner for all participating adults. There will be approximately 15 to 25 children, ages 5 to 15. Volunteers will be asked to eat with the children, help them with homework, and watch movies and/or play with the children while their parents are attending a workshop. Volunteers will receive $25 per session. Committing to at least a month is preferred but not required. If you think that you would be a good fit for this position, contact Kristen Lucas at (434) 293-9066, extension 160 or at klucas@cvillehabitat.org ...

Community Bikes Open Shop time

Wednesdays, 5 to 7 p.m., 405 Avon Street (across from Spudnuts)

Come to the shop and help us fix up bikes for low income members of the community. No previous mechanical experience necessary. For more information see the website or contact Melissa at 973-9339 ...

African Peace Partners Website Design

African Peace Partners, a nonprofit located in Charlottesville, seeks volunteer assistance with design of its website and internet presence applications. African Peace Partners supports peacebuilding, trauma healing, reconciliation, and development in Rwanda and the African Great Lakes Region. Contact Jim Mustin at mustin3000@yahoo.com or 434-906-4239 ...

Go Girls! Fitness and Education Support Group

Thursdays, 5:30 p.m., Kluge Children's Rehab Center

Go Girls! is a fitness and education support group that aims to (1) introduce girls to exercise in a fun environment where they can meet other girls and support each other, (2) enable girls to discover and develop enjoyment of exercise, (3) educate girls and their families about weight-related medical and reproductive issues, and (4) help girls and their families implement healthy lifestyle changes. We would expect student volunteers to participate in the 45 minutes of Zumba (beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday at the Kluge Children’s Rehab Center) and then lead a discussion topic with the girls (not a presentation). Previous topics have included proper skin care, healthy snack ideas, mindfulness. If a student is interested in leading 45 minutes of exercise with the girls, that would be great, as well! The age range of participants is 7 to 18. This opportunity occurs every Thursday, but is not necessarily a weekly commitment. Volunteer as often as you would like! If you're interested, please contact Anne Gabel at 243-6911 or agabel@virginia.edu ...

Ride to Conquer Cancer

September 13-14, Washington D.C.

The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is a unique, two-day cycling event. During this bold cycling journey, riders will cycle over 150 miles through the picturesque countryside of the National Capital Region. The Ride is an epic journey to help fund cancer research and care at Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial and Suburban Hospitals. Your participation in The Ride to Conquer Cancer® is transforming cancer medicine. Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, Sibley Memorial Hospital, and Suburban Hospital are using scientific discoveries to determine which treatments and screening interventions will work best for each patient. In this new model, the promise of personalized medicine is becoming a reality. The work of Johns Hopkins physicians and scientists are ensuring we get the right treatments to the right patients at the right time. For more information on how you can volunteer, see the website or sign up ...

Shining Star PreSchool

The Shining Star Preschool in the Jefferson Area Board for Aging’s main facility is looking for energetic, compassionate, organized, and reliable volunteers to support the preschool staff. Lead or assist with educational activities including art, music, dance, games, cooking, and special events! Desired qualities include friendly, patient, and a good listener. Experience working with children and a good sense of humor is a plus! Contact Jean Bourbeau, manager, at 434-817-5235 or Amanda Wu in Volunteer Services awu@jabacares.org ...

"Fish" Leadership team : Tutor-Mentor Program

Use your skills and find your passion helping to lead, train, recruit, and manage volunteers! The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA)’s FISH Leadership Team, a tutor-mentor program in public schools, is looking for individuals to join a dynamic leadership team in Fluvanna and Louisa. JABA is also looking for individuals with experience in marketing, human resources, and community development to help facilitate and expand the program. Learn more by contacting FISH at 434-817-5289 or fish@jabacares.org ...

Volunteer as as builder

Builders and construction workers needed! Are you looking for an opportunity to donate your time and expertise to a nonprofit? The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) has two small building projects pending in need of a dedicated volunteer and donated lumber. Help build a ramp for an electric chair to accommodate clients with special needs or build shelves for the Mary-Williams Community Center to maximize the center’s storage space. Contact Amanda Wu in Volunteer Services at 434-817-5226 for more details ...

Mentor with Computers4kids

Computers4Kids (C4K) is a nonprofit organization located in downtown Charlottesville that serves local low-income middle and high school students in the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County. C4K provides free after-school technology training through one-on-one mentoring in a safe and vibrant environment. Mentors and students meet 1.5 hours per week for 36 hours (approximately 9 to 12 months) at our learning lab and work together on technology projects. At the end of the program, the student receives a free computer! Mentors need not be technology whizzes but should be comfortable using PCs or Macs and the Internet. This is a wonderful chance to help ensure our local kids get the opportunities they deserve. Contact Crystal Courtner for details and to volunteer. Hours for mentoring are Mon. through Thurs., 2:45 to 8 p.m., and Fri., 2:45 to 7 p.m. ...

The Women's Initiative

The Women’s Initiative is a local nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to women in our community who have no insurance or are underinsured. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to commit to working two- to four-hour shifts weekly for at least one semester doing various administrative duties. We have several positions available and ask that you download their descriptions to see what interests you. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Sharon Davis at sdavis@thewomensinitiative.org when you are ready to begin! You can also check out our website to learn more about us at http://thewomensinitiative.org. Please click the positions to download the description for (1) Essential Front Desk Support, (2) Database Enterer Extraordinaire, and (3) Play Group Facilitator ...

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