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Volunteer — Charlottesville Newcomers Club

Nonprofit Organization

Organization Description/Mission and Volunteer Opportunities

Alzheimers Association

Please see website for detailed information.

American Heart Association

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American Red Cross

Please see website for detailed information.

Big Brothers-Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge

Please see website for detailed information.

Camp Holiday Trails

Mission: Camp Holiday Trails creates a community that empowers children and teens with medical needs to thrive.

Volunteer: We offer family-friendly, contactless volunteer opportunities. Roles range from LOTS of gardening to office filing to art room organization to painting and trail work. Special skills welcome as the Camp often can put them to use! Contact: tina@campholidaytrails.org , for more information

The Center

Please see website for detailed information.

Central Virginia SCORE

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Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA

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Charlottesville Opera

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Charlottesville Symphony Society

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C4K (Computers for Kids)

Please see website for detailed information.

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Richmond

Mission: The DSAGR is an organization that benefits the lives of individuals with Down Syndrome and their families through individual and family support, education, community awareness and advocacy.

Volunteer: Assist with the Step UP Charlottesville event which is held each year the Sunday closest to March 21 (321 Day). This family festival brings together families in the Charlottesville area along with their friends and families to celebrate Down Syndrome.

Emergency Food Network

Mission: The mission of the Emergency Food Network is to provide food for three days of balanced meals, on the same day requested, to individuals and families in Charlottesville and Albermarle County.

Volunteer: Our volunteers fall into 4 main categories, and commitment is one day (for a few hours) per month: 1) Baggers, who bag food from the pantry shelves; 2) Office volunteers, who take calls for orders; 3) Distribution volunteers, who greet clients and give them their food; and 4) Drivers, who drive the bags of food from our pantry to the distribution site. For more information, email Office Manager Alaina Schroeder at alaina.efn@gmail.com .

The First Tee of the Virginia Blue Ridge

Mission: To positively impact the lives of all young people by providing transformational, educational programs that build character, instill life-enhancing values and promote healthy choices through the game of golf.

Foothills Child Advocacy Center

Please see website for detailed information.

The Fralin Museum of Art at UVa

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Friends of Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL)

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Friendship Force of Central VA

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Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

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Hospice of the Piedmont

Mission: to positively transform the way people view and experience serious illness, dying and grief.

International Neighbors, Inc.

Please see website for detailed information.

Ivy Creek Natural Area

Please see website for detailed information.

JABA (Jefferson Board for Aging)

Please see website for detailed information.

Literacy Volunteers

Mission: Literacy Volunteers of Charlottesville/Albemarle helps adults in our community learn to read, write, and speak the English language through the service of volunteer tutors. Many of our students are immigrants and refugees.

Volunteer: Along with everybody else, Literacy Volunteers has had to change our operations due to the pandemic. At this time, we are looking for volunteers who are comfortable enough with technology to volunteer to tutor virtually. After completing online training, volunteer tutors will be “matched” with a student who is prepared to learn online using platforms such as Zoom, Google Meet, or WhatsApp. Please visit our website, www.literacyforall.org , to learn more.

Love No Ego Foundation

Mission : The LoveNoEgo Foundation provides real-world development for youth and young adults ages 10-24, utilizing its principles, Love over Ego, Love over Fear, & Communication over Conflict, helping them to overcome challenges, find purpose, and live their true greatness.

Volunteer: The Volunteer Advocate Team is a volunteer community outreach team that advocates for Love and Communication. Ways to volunteer include, but may not be limited to:

  • Recruitment of Other Volunteers
  • Assist at Community and Organizational Events and Workshops
  • Connect with Other Organizations, Individuals, or Groups with Similar Missions
  • Perform Administrative Work
  • Create, Help Create, and or Lead Programs and Events
  • Community Clean-Up Crew of The Love No Ego Foundation Road Way

Volunteer information Link: https://www.lovenoego.org/volunteer-advocate-team

McIntire Botanical Garden

Please see website for detailed information.

MJH (Martha Jefferson Hospital) Volunteer Services

Mission: Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital mission is to Improve Health Every Day and has been successfully accomplishing that for over 114 years in our community.

Volunteer: Our volunteers are at the heart of our Caring Tradition by enhancing the patient experience and the flow of operations throughout the hospital. We have many volunteer opportunities available some being at the concierge desks, patient support, caregiver support, escorts, customer service desks, special projects, pet therapy, music therapy, and department help.

Due to the pandemic it is unclear when we will start onboarding new volunteers. However, if you are interested in learning more now or in the future please contact: Renee Dinwiddie at rmwalker@sentara.com , call 434-654-7327 or visit: https://www.sentara.com/charlottesville-virginia/aboutus/careers/volunteer.aspx

Meals on Wheels

Volunteer: We are looking for meal delivery route drivers to pick up meals at our office (704 Rose Hill Drive) between 10:30 – 11:00 am. Driving opportunities take place weekly, Monday-Friday and routes are located throughout Albemarle County and Charlottesville City. The route will take drivers no longer than an hour. New volunteers will complete a telephone orientation to discuss the requirements further. We are following social distance protocol and CDC Covid-19 regulations. If you are interested in volunteering please email us at volunteer@cvillemeals.org .

Monticelllo (Thomas Jefferson Foundation)

Volunteer: Email volunteer@monticello.org or call 434.984.9869

OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at UVA
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Oratorio Society

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Paramount Theatre

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Piedmont CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)

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Piedmont Master Gardeners

Mission: The Piedmont Master Gardener Association provides researched, science-based gardening information to the community of Albermare County and the City of Charlottesville.

Volunteer: As a program of the Virginia Cooperative Extension, we use trained volunteer educators to deliver free horticultural and environmental outreach to our community. After extensive training, Master Gardeners provide free or low-cost programming and information to the public by staffing help desks, answering gardening questions, speaking at public events, teaching classes, writing articles, and partnering with community organizations, gardens, and educational facilities.


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Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville

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Shelter for Help in Emergency (SHE)

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Toy Lift Charities

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Tuesday Evening Concert Series

Description: The Tuesday Evening Concert Series is recognized internationally as one of the premiere presenting organizations for classical chamber music in the U.S., held in architect Stanford White’s renowned Cabell Hall Auditorium at the University of Virginia. Presenting some of the biggest names from around the world in classical music, such as Joshua Bell, Pinchas Zukerman, Venice Baroque Orchestra, The Tallis Scholars, the Guarneri Quartet (to name just a few), the Series has also engaged many rising stars in the field at a formative stage in their careers. The Series’ affiliated free children’s concerts have introduced thousands of local students to the joys of classical music.

Due to COVID-19, the Series has entered into an agreement with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln to provide to the public free-of-charge streaming concerts by many of their wonderful artists. The roster and dates will be on the Series’ website by the end of August, at WWW.TECS.ORG

Twice Is Nice

Description: Twice is Nice is an entirely donation based upscale resale boutique which features men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, collectibles, home decor, and furnishings generously donated by our community. Proceeds go directly to programs in the greater Charlottesville area that benefit seniors in need

Volunteer: We are seeking volunteers primarily for cashiering and customer service at both stores.

UVA Hospital Auxiliary

Please see website for detailed information.

Virginia Festival of the Book (VA Foundation for the Humanities)

Please see website for detailed information.

Women United in Philanthropy ($100 membership fee)

Description/Mission: Women United in Philanthropy was formed in Charlottesville in 2005, in partnership with United Way of Greater Charlottesville. The group first gathered with the goals of fostering women’s philanthropy and helping the Charlottesville/Albemarle area by addressing human service needs through collective donations.

Our mission is to engage with like-minded women, learn about community needs and philanthropy, and leverage collective giving to support human services for local women and children.

Volunteer: We are always looking to add to our membership base. We offer Individual Memberships starting at only $100/year. We also embrace Corporate Members and Underwriters starting at the $600 donation level.

The more you give, the more we can give. By the end of 2019, we have awarded over $590,000 in grants to local non-profits serving women and children in our area. In addition to supporting local non-profits with financial donations, Women United in Philanthropy offers an ongoing series of educational presentations to help its members become better informed and more effective donors.

The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights

Description : The Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights trains volunteers to act as a Child Advocate for detained immigrant children.

Volunteer : The Young Center appoints volunteers as the Child Advocate (guardian ad litem) for an immigrant child in federal custody near Staunton, Virginia.A Child Advocate is an adult who volunteers to spend time with, and advocates on behalf of an unaccompanied or separated immigrant child while he or she is subject to immigration/deportation proceedings.

Right now our volunteering is purely virtual, but we expect to eventually be able to have in-person volunteering resume. We welcome volunteers from all cultures, professions, races, ethnicities and social backgrounds.

Volunteers must be at least 21, have consistent access to a car, complete online modules, and participate in a live virtual two-day training, and be willing to submit a background check and child abuse registry check. Our next training will take place virtually on November 7-8. Please email Isabel George (Volunteer Coordinator) at igeorge@theyoungcenter.org by September 21 for more information and an application.

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