Volunteering in the Community
Be a Living Treasure in the Community
In Japan older people are officially designated Living Treasures. The Japanese recognize that with age come life experience and wisdom. Many organizations in Charlottesville specifically seek senior volunteers because of their knowledge, skills, and talents.
Do your grandchildren live hundreds of miles away? Do you miss being able to interact with them regularly? The Senior Center is searching for volunteers to be involved in “Adopt-a-Grandparent” program in the fall. The program focuses around the important relationship between the student and his/her grandparent, and strives to address both the needs of grandparents as well as the educational and personal growth objectives of the students.
Tax Aide Counselors & Greeters needed at AARP
AARP Tax Aide needs volunteers to serve as Tax Counselors for low and middle income taxpayers, with special attention to those 60 and older, in the Charlottesville, Albemarle and Fluvanna areas. Training provided. You are asked to work at least four hours a week from February to mid-April as part of a team. Volunteer Greeters are also needed for each site. Please help us keep this valuable service available to our community.
AHIP, Albemarle Housing Improvement Program is searching for a volunteer administrative assistant to answer phones, greet visitors/clients/board members, process mail, produce files/file labels, make lunch arrangements, filing, assist with mailings, and dependent upon skill level, work within subcontractors databases; training provided.
Would appreciate prior office experience, requires volunteer to drive. Position is long-term commitment of 10 hours per week, but is flexible.
Customer Service Representative at Front Desk
Hospice of the Piedmont is searching for several volunteers to conduct Front desk duties to cover lunch hours during work-days and cover vacation times during the year. Duties include answering phones, taking messages, transferring calls, accepting payments, greeting customers and other administrative tasks. Hospice of the Piedmont is located in Pantops on Peter Jefferson Parkway. The schedule is flexible and will work with your availability.
Earlysville Fire Company volunteers
The Earlysville volunteer fire company is looking for volunteers. They have two classifications open: operational and administrative members. Operational includes: firefighters, EMTs, Emergency Vehicle Driver, and junior firefighters (16-18). Administrative includes: non-call running members, monthly business meetings, committees for events/fundraising and many positions to keep the company running. It doesn’t matter if you’re a man or a women, retired or a teenager we encourage everyone to come support your community and help make a difference.
Legacy Hospice recruiting Volunteers
Legacy is recruiting two types of volunteers: Patient care and Organizational.
Patient Care: These volunteers are part of the patient’s care team. They make home visits to officer companionship for patient and relief for caregivers. Activities may include ready to the patient, assisting with a hobby, listening, running errands or grocery shopping.
Organizational: These volunteers do not work directly with patients and families. These volunteer work in Legacy’s office to support our care team or help patients and families through indirect support, such as assisting Legacy’s transitions program, creating special memories for holidays, patient birthdays and anniversaries, planting flowers or mowing a yard for a patient that is unable to continue doing so, and helping with other needs of our patients and families.
Hotline volunteers needed at SARA
Be a trained volunteer Advocate and support the Sexual Assault Resource Agency (SARA) by providing free, confidential crisis intervention through emotional support, information, and referrals to survivors of sexual assault, their families, friends, and service providers.
Training for the Hotline starts October 15th through November 26th, with 40 hours training, every Tuesday & Thursday, 6 – 9 pm, for those community volunteers who want to serve on the 24-hour hotline.
American Red Cross Volunteer
The American Red Cross has an urgent need for a friendly and attentive volunteer who will meet, greet and converse with blood donors, and also serve refreshments in their canteen and schedule for the donor their next donation date. They have a regular time slot available every Friday from 8:00 am – 1:30 pm. Training is provided in how to greet the public.
Meals on Wheels
Meals on Wheels is currently seeking weekly and “on-call” substitute drivers, along with meal packers for its food delivery program serving Charlottesville, Albemarle, Crozet and Scottsville. We deliver over 250 lunchtime meals each weekday to homebound neighbors who are unable to cook for themselves. Your commitment for driving or packing meals would be only 1-2 hours per week from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Training is minimal and can include delivering with another driver until one feels comfortable with the route. Please join their team and have fun serving the local community.
Literacy volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle
We are seeking compassionate and enthusiastic volunteers to tutor adults in reading, writing, or speaking English. Our students come from a variety of backgrounds, and they are hoping to acquire the skills they need to independently pursue life goals, support their families, and contribute to their communities. Help our students achieve their goals and register for our New Tutor Training on Saturday, September 14, 2013, 9:30am - 4:00pm. No teaching experience is necessary—only a desire to make a difference in someone else’s life. Learn more at http://www.literacyforall.org.
Piedmont CASA Volunteers
Piedmont Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for caring, motivated, and objective individuals who are committed to helping abused and neglected children. CASA volunteers conduct an independent investigation to understand the child’s circumstances, report to the court, and monitor the case to assure the child receives needed services and remains safe. No legal background or special experience required. Training is provided.
The Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA at 3355 Berkmar Drive is always looking for volunteers. We have opportunities to work directly with the animals or in our offices. You could also volunteer at our Rummage Store location, Purrin at Pantops or PetSmart. Thanks for thinking of the animals.
McIntire Department of Music, UVA
The McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia, is searching for volunteers. They have countless opportunities throughout the year, including ushering at events, distributing event flyers, photography and digital archiving, plus more. These volunteer positions are both challenging and rewarding experiences that foster personal and intellectual growth.