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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.

Volunteer with the Tom Tom Founders Festival

Deadline to sign up: April 1
Event: April 13-19, 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.,

Tom Tom Founders Festival, a non-profit music, arts, and innovation festival that attracts 20,000+ attendees to Downtown Charlottesville each year, needs volunteers! Tom Tom has a huge impact in the community by producing hundreds of hours of free programming, attracting thousands of visitors, and inspiring people to collaborate on creative and innovative ideas and we would love your help to make it happen. We need 300+ volunteers to promote the festival, sell concessions, hand out programs, run the venues, greet guests, and more. Volunteers typically have a great time giving back with their friends, as Tom Tom promises to be a fun week full of music, art, and meeting awesome people. You can see the schedule of events, each of which we will need volunteers for, at this page. Each volunteer will receive 1) a t-shirt 2) two drink tickets and 3) a 50% discount on a ticket to our Founders Summit, a premiere conference with some of the world's most innovative founders ...

Harold M. Marsh, Sr. Connections Institute

Deadline to apply: April 17
Aug. 2-7, 2015, W. E. Skelton 4-H Educational Conference Center (Wirtz, Virginia)

The Harold M. Marsh, Sr. Connections Institute is a peer leadership experience that prepares student delegates to make decisions based on an appreciation of the vast diversity within Virginia. We are in need of volunteer staff to help lead students through this experience. Volunteer staff members play a variety of roles at Connections. They facilitate workshops and discussion groups, work one-on-one with participants, and serve as role models and mentors. Resource leaders (generally newer staff members) lead discussion and cabin groups, providing direction throughout the week. Connections also has a Medical Professional and Mental Health Professional on staff. Volunteer staff members come from a variety of backgrounds and professions, all with a shared interest in working with young people to promote inclusion and respect. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and be one year out of high school by August 2015. The Virginia Center for Inclusive Communities requires that all staff members complete an application form and a background check through Verified Volunteers in advance of the Connections session …

Montalto Challenge 5K at Monticello

April 25, 6:30 to 10 a.m., Saunders-Monticello Trail and Montalto

This demanding up-hill race begins on the Saunders-Monticello Trail and finishes on top of Montalto where runners enjoy amazing views of Charlottesville. We are looking for volunteers to assist with registration, gift bags, and course marshal duties. Contact Emily Tenhundfeld at volunteer@monticello.org if interested in volunteering ...

Horsemanship Program Volunteers

June 21-Aug. 14, Camp Holiday Trails

We are looking for volunteers who want to help our campers: spend time with the horses, learn about their care, and ride in the ring or on the trail. No horse experience is necessary! We are happy to train those who are committed to helping campers experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of interacting with our horsemanship program volunteers and our special Equine Partners. Contact Ana Baggiano at program@campholidaytrails.org ...

Amerikids summer camp in new york

Session One: July 27-Aug. 3
Session Two: Aug. 8-15

Camp AmeriKids, a summer camp for children living with the challenges of HIV/AIDS and sickle cell disease, is looking for caring, responsible, energetic and fun counselors for our 2015 season. A volunteer counselor team is responsible for the 24-hour supervision of a cabin and maintains a camper to counselor ratio of about 2 to1. Counselors spend each day of the one-week camp session with their cabin group as they rotate through a schedule of activities and participate in new and exciting workshops provided by the program staff. Counselors are expected to be role models, sources of energy and ideas, and are a key part of the Camp AmeriKids community. Room and board at our site in Warwick, New York, is provided. Volunteers can apply for one or both of the sessions ...

Spanish-Speaking volunteer needed at jaba

Share your skills and make a difference. A bilingual volunteer is needed at the Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) to assist with Spanish interpretation and translation over the phone and for in-person meetings. Excellent communication skills and ability to conduct oneself in a professional manner are essential. Join the JABA team today! Contact Carleigh Showalter at cshowalter@jabcares.org or (434) 817-5226 for more information ...

Volunteers Wanted: The Habitat Store

Mondays through Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 1221 Harris Street

We are looking for volunteers to assist in the daily operations at The Habitat Store. At The Habitat Store, we sell donated furniture and building materials to the general public to help fund Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville. Volunteers participate in a wide variety of activities including heavy lifting, donations processing, furniture assembly, customer service, etc. The volunteer shifts can be flexible in order to fit around busy schedules! Gain experience working in a non-profit and retail environment while helping to reduce poverty in the Charlottesville community. For more information, contact Rebecca Hightower at (434) 293-6331 or rhightower@cvillehabitat.org ...

Graphic Design Intern

The Senior Center

Are you ready to start building your portfolio as a graphic designer? Can't wait to put your education, ideas, talent, and skills to work and gain experience while making a meaningful contribution to a local nonprofit organization that promotes active aging? The Senior Center is searching for a volunteer who is comfortable working in Adobe Creative Suite and has a solid grasp of print and digital design. Ideal candidate will have his/her own computer and graphics software, and be able to commit to 5-10 hours per week. Flexible schedule with the bulk of work done from home ...

Mentoring @ Computers4Kids

1-3 hours per week, 945 Second Street, S.E.

Make a difference in the life of a young person. Become a C4K mentor! Volunteer mentors commit to spending time each week in our studio over a period of 9-12 months. Mentors help middle and high school youth express themselves through technology as they develop a trusting and caring relationship and engage in mutual learning. Contact thec4kstaff@computers4kids.net ...

Meal Delivery Driver

Slots available from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday
704 Rose Hill Drive (Meels on Wheels)

Make a difference in the Charlottesville community by volunteering one hour a week! We need drivers who will deliver meals to our homebound clients. Routes only take an hour to complete. Volunteers can drive a regular route each week or fill in as a substitute as needed. Roll with us! Contact Brittany Caine-Conley at brittany@cvillemeals.org ...

Intern with Jaba

The Jefferson Area Board for Aging (JABA) in Charlottesville is looking for an intern to assist with administrative work for a school-based mentoring program. Tasks include creating surveys, compiling evaluation results, making phone calls, setting appointments, and helping with mailings. JABA is also in need of volunteers to help with special events (one coming up in January and another in April). Tasks vary from helping with mailings to being a team leader to helping to distribute boxes for our canned food drive ...

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