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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.

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

There are many needs and many opportunities to help this season, and local nonprofits are signing up volunteers right now for Thanksgiving baskets through Love INC, or to be Toy Lift volunteers on December 5. Most holiday assistance programs take place in early December, so families, businesses, and individuals should start early on planning their volunteer activities ...

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 ...

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 ...

Find Volunteer Opportunities

The United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area Volunteer Center has a brand new website! Use the website to like your favorite organizations, stay up to date on volunteer postings, and explore other volunteer opportunities in Charlottesville and the surrounding communities ...

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