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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 if interested in volunteering ...

Intake Volunteering at pacem

Through March 27, 5:15 to 6:45 p.m., The Haven (112 West Market Street)

PACEM Intake takes place every night during our shelter season, which runs October 25, 2014, through March 27, 2015. We ask volunteers to show up at The Haven by 5:15 to get the coffee brewing and get everything organized in the kitchen and dining room. PACEM Intake begins at 5:30 and lasts until around 6:30 each night. Intake duties include making coffee and setting it out with sugar, milk, water, and ice cubes for the PACEM guests as they go through the Intake process. You'd also pass out hot chocolate packets and tea and talk with the guests. This volunteer opportunity helps make the Intake process less stressful for the people who need a place to stay, and it gives them something to drink while they're waiting to get on the bus to head to the congregation that's hosting that night. You can help once a week or once a month, really as little or as much as you'd like. We have one to two volunteers a night, so this is a great opportunity for students, individuals, and friends ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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