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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.

Resident Assistants Needed for Summer Transition Program

July 25-August 12, 2016, American University

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind is hosting a transition program for a group of 10-15 students who are blind or visually impaired. This program will place the students in internships based on their specific interests and it will have a particular focus on leadership and moving towards college. It will be held over a three-week period on American University's campus. We are in need of resident assistants to help in the dorms during both the mornings and evenings - however, volunteers can choose to work either mornings or evenings if they cannot do both. Volunteers will be needed from Sunday-Friday and will be provided with AU housing, meal cards, and a generous stipend. Contact Elizabeth Knipp for more information at eknipp@clb.org ...

Volunteer with "YoKid," Yoga for Kids and Teens

Alexandria, Virginia

YoKid is committed to fostering positive role models and leaders in the community. Each year, YoKid welcomes undergraduate students, recent college grads, and graduate students to join our team for six or 12 months. Interns commit 15 hours each week in the office and are eligible for practicum/course credits along with unlimited monthly yoga passes at our partner local studio. Multiple positions available: event planner, nonprofit management intern, and graphic designer. Event planners work with staff to organize and promote workshops/trainings, outreach events, fundraisers, and community building socials. Nonprofit management interns gain an understanding of the day-to-day operations of a small nonprofit. Graphic designers gain hands-on experience in programs such as Photoshop and InDesign. Contact Laura Tashjian at ltashjian@yokid.org with any questions and visit the website for more information ...

Yoga Teacher with "YoKid," Yoga for Kids and Teens

Alexandria, Virginia

We need your energy for our organization to thrive and would love to have you join our team of volunteers. These stressful experiences leave children and youth anxious and vulnerable and can compromise their ability to meet the academic, physical, emotional, and social demands of school. Using yoga and mindfulness techniques, you will teach students to become self-aware, manage their stress, positively develop character traits, and ultimately become empowered, resilient, engaged, and mindful children and youth who are connected to themselves, school, and the world around them. To become a teacher with YoKid, you should have previous yoga experience, a passion for working with children/teens, and, upon acceptance, fulfill the following requirements: (1) Complete an application, including background check; (2) Attend one monthly teacher meeting; (3) Participate in a total of 10 hours of open office service projects or volunteering for a specific service project; (4) Participate in a screening and orientation session; (5) Attend a specialized teacher-specific training over one weekend; and (6) have availability to teach one or two kids/teen classes per week between 2 and 5 p.m. Contact Laura Tashjian at ltashjian@yokid.org with any questions and visit the website for more information ...

Volunteer with Journey kids

Sundays, 9 to 11:30 a.m., Western Albemarle High School (5941 Rockfish Gap Turnpike, Crozet, VA)

We are in need of volunteers to help teach, facilitate art/crafts, organize, music, and read stories to children at Life Journey Church on Sundays. Contact Alvina Conti at alvina@lifejourneyva.com to express interest ....

Friends in Schools Helping (FISH) Program

Do you get energized by spending time with preschool-aged children, the high schoolers who are soon to be adults, or those emerging adolescents? Whatever your favored age, Charlottesville City schools and Albemarle County schools could use your help. Join JABA’s FISH team, a group of dedicated school based volunteers and find your niche! Contact Leanne Probst at lprobst@jabacares.org for more information ...

Soup Kitchen Pantry

The Salvation Army in Charlottesville urgently needs volunteers in the Soup Kitchen Pantry. Food Rescue Drivers are needed on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 to 9:30 a.m. and helpers for Food Sorting and Lunch are needed from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Kitchen Helpers are also needed to help prepare meals Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Sunday, 11:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m. Contact charlottesville@uss.salvationarmy.org ...

Volunteer with Twice is Nice Thrift Shop

Volunteer power keeps the doors open and registers ringing. There are many tasks to choose from and always a new friend to meet or familiar face that is shopping. They could use a little extra help in the holiday and winter season. Twice is Nice is Charlottesville’s boutique-style resale store featuring men and women’s designer fashions, collectible antiques, and unique home decor and furnishings. Proceeds benefit Mountainside Senior Living in Crozet. Volunteer focus areas include: library assistance, processing donations, prepping clothes, and cleaning houseware items. For more information, please contact Leanne Probst at lprobst@jabacares.org ...

Community Bikes Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers to work with kids, help organize events and do outreach for the shop. If you are interested, please fill out the form on our website ...

Volunteer with Bread & Roses

Do you have interest or skills in gardening and/or cooking? Bread & Roses is a new community kitchen and garden at Trinity Episcopal Church on Preston Avenue that's all about access to healthy food: healthy in how we grow it, how we prepare it, and how we share it. We're partnering with other community organizations to offer classes, host forums and pop-up restaurants, and give people the chance to share skills. We will also be renting out our commercial kitchen as an "accelerator kitchen" to local food entrepreneurs. If you've got innovative ideas about strengthening fresh food access and education, or if you'd like to learn/share gardening skills, we would love your help. We can also facilitate internships and independent projects. If you have questions or want to get involved, please email Martha at breadandroses@trinityepiscopalcville.org ...

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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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