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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.

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 ...

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 ...

Bill Howard Charity Golf Tournament

May 7, Birdwood Golf Course

The local Alzheimer's Association chapter is sponsoring the Bill Howard Charity Golf Tournament. Volunteers are needed as golf-hole watchers on the Par 3 holes, where event prizes (new car, new boat) will be given to those who score a hole-in-one! Volunteers are needed to verify the hole-in-one. All volunteers will receive complimentary lunch provided by Five Guys with all the fixings, beverages, and chocolate chip cookies for dessert ...

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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