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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.

College and Career Pathways Expo

Nov. 12-13, 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena

We need student volunteers! Over 2,000 high school students from five counties will attend the College & Career Pathways Expo at John Paul Jones Arena. The students will explore career opportunities with over 40 businesses and employers from 16 career cluster areas; talk with college students, educators and college staff about post-secondary educational needs; and hear from community leaders about the importance of planning ahead for life after high school. Student volunteers are needed on each day in various roles (greet large high school student groups; moving groups through stations; speak with high school students about your college experience, major and/or college admissions process; and more. Lunch will be provided to volunteers signed up in advance. Contact Becky Thys at rthys@pvcc.edu for more info ...

Spanish Tutor for Middle School Student

1-2 days per week, location is flexible

I have a 12-year-old daughter who is a straight A/B student at Buford Middle Schools and is in her second year of Spanish. She is really starting to struggle a little more, and I would like to see if someone is available to help her. Please contact Lori Fitzgerald at lnf5r@virginia.edu for more info ...

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

1001 E. Market St., Suite 100

We are seeking eager students and faculty to become mentors in Charlottesville. For a few hours, a couple times a month, you can give a Little the invaluable gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can offer, you can literally start changing their lives. And sometimes, it's as simple as playing video games, going to a museum, or just hanging out together ...

BUILDING BRIDGES CHARLOTTESVILLE

A few hours a week

Building Bridges Charlottesville is a local nonprofit organization that aims to provide a family-like living environment for the support of adults with traumatic brain injury. We are currently looking for volunteers to come in for a few hours a week and spend time "becoming a friend" to some of our live-in residents. Contact Amber Rexrode at amber@buildingbridgescharlottesville.org for more info ...

Become a Garden Mentor

City Schoolyard Garden is looking for volunteers to aide Garden Coordinators and teachers in the City Schoolyard Gardens during the workday and for after-school clubs. Garden know-how is not required. We are simply looking for community members who are available to join and assist with garden activities once a week on a regular basis. Email amsfellow@cityschoolyardgarden.org for more information ...

City Schoolyard Garden intern

Want to be part of the City Schoolyard Garden team? We are growing and have positions available to support CSG's emerging organizational sustainability. Interns have the opportunity to work with program evaluation, social media outreach, volunteer coordination, and many of the other projects that help keep gardens going in Charlottesville City Schools. If you have 5-10 hours and week and would like to contribute and hone your skills, contact Executive Director Jeanette Abi-Nader for more information ...

Campus Kitchens

Are you a fan of farmer's markets, cooking, sustainability, and service? If you said yes to any of the above, grab a friend and join CK @ UVA! Campus Kitchen at UVa is a student-run CIO affiliated with the nation-wide Campus Kitchens Project. We work locally to fight hunger and food waste by recovering food from UVa Dining and the Charlottesville community. Our lovely volunteers work their creative magic by turning food donations into healthy meals for communities in need. Our project runs entirely on volunteer help, and that's where you come in. We have something for everyone from cooking, to food-resourcing, gardening, delivery shifts, and gleaning at the Farmer's Market and local orchards and vineyards. Weekly volunteer sign-ups are now live. Be a true food rescue hero and sign up for the semester, or get a taste of the experience and try just a few shifts in the fall. Please note, if you sign up for the first week, you will be signed up to come weekly for the semester. If you do NOT want to sign up for the semester, please email ckatuva@gmail.com letting us know. We welcome one-time and occasional volunteers ...

Meals on Wheels

Between 10:30 a.m. and noon, 100 Perry Drive

We pack meals at 100 Perry Drive and distribute them throughout Charlottesville. We are looking for volunteer drivers to drive one route per week. Drivers deliver hot lunches to our homebound clients who look forward to a fresh meal and a smiling face each day! Routes typically take less than an hour to complete and begin between 10:30 and 11:00 a.m. Contact Brittany at brittany@cvillemeals.org for more info ...

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 ...

Volunteer at the Schoolhouse Thrift Shop

Three-hour shift on weekdays, The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop on Rio Road (Charlottesville)

The Schoolhouse Thrift Shop is a non-profit that seeks to reach out to the Charlottesville community by both offering a fun, budget-conscious shopping experience at our thrift store and donating proceeds to local charities, including Habitat for Humanity, Ministry with the Aging, Gertrude Mitchell House, Advancing Native Missions, and Alliance for Interfaith Ministries. We are seeking volunteers to assist with the daily operations of the shop, including sorting through and pricing donations and organizing stock. Volunteers work in teams for three-hour shifts during weekdays and have lunch together to foster friendship and community. Additional information may be found at www.schoolhousethriftshopatrio.com. Interested? Contact Leah at 434-973-2271 ...

UVA's Got TAlent

Any weekday before 12 p.m. (noon), Rosewood Village (500 Greenbrier Drive)

Showcase your talent before the appreciative residents of Rosewood Village in Charlottesville. Entertainers can come in weekly or just for a one-time gig. The residents love music but magicians, jugglers, dancers, and so on are welcome, too! This need is immediate and ongoing. Don't be shy...give it a try! Contact Carleigh Showalter, JABA Volunteer Services Support Specialist, at 434-817-5226 or email at cshowalter@jabacares.org ...

It's a Beautiful Day

Flexible days and times, Adult Care Center (674 Hillsdale Drive)

Volunteers are needed at the Adult Care Center to participate in and/or lead activities for members. Everything from engaging in simple conversation to encouraging a wide range of activities, such as morning walks, yoga, chair exercise, music and dance, arts and crafts, bingo, and word games. Times and days are flexible. Your energy and friendship will make it a beautiful day for Center members. Contact Carleigh Showalter, JABA Volunteer Services Support Specialist, at 434-817-5226 or email at cshowalter@jabacares.org ...

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 ...

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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