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Open Positions with Virginia College Advising Corps

Are you concerned about the achievement gap in education? Do you want to help more Virginia high school students make their college dreams a reality? The UVA Virginia College Advising Corps is hiring College Advisers for area high schools to work alongside school counselors and other college access organizations. Visit the website for more information and to apply.

Catholic Charities: Diocese of Arlington

Catholic Charities Summer Volunteer Needed

(Arlington, VA)

Catholic Charities is seeking summer volunteers. Our Office of Volunteers operates our Prison Ministry, the Parish Liaison Network, the Job Seekers Program, and the Car Ministry. Volunteers are needed 10-20 hours during the work week over the summer. Parking is available, and the office is metro accessible. Contact Sally O’Dwyer at sodwyer@ccda.net.

Join the UVA International Buddy Program

The International Buddy Program is a student-led organization that matches exchange students with UVA students and hosts a variety of social events throughout the semester. It is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world, assist in their transition to the University, and make new friends.

Planned Parenthood: Celebrating 100 Years

Volunteer for Planned Parenthood in Charlottesville

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic is looking for a group of passionate volunteers to help carry out local Charlottesville events. If you are interested, please fill out the Google form. You will be contacted on an as-needed basis. If you have any questions, please contact Megana Belagutti.

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City Market Volunteers Needed

April 1, 2017 to October 28, 2017

The Charlottesville City Market is looking for volunteers to help collect attendance at the market. By gathering these numbers, the market hopes to gauge the impact the City Market has on the community and the downtown district. To sign-up, email citymarket@charlottesville.org with the subject line "Market Volunteer."

Fan Care Coordinator at JABA

June 1, 2017 to September 1, 2017

Gain experience in project management while serving vulnerable community residents through coordinating efforts to keep seniors cool this summer. This is a short-term project (June-Sept) to help manage applications for fans or AC units for the Dominion Senior Cooling Care program. Must check email daily and work in timely manner. Contact cshowalter@jabacares.org.

Help Seniors Navigate Medicare This Fall

August 1, 2017 - 9:15am to December 8, 2017 - 9:15am
Jefferson Area Board for Aging

Every year, Medicare recipients have to re-evaluate their prescription drug plans, which can be an overwhelming feat. Help people navigate this process as you counsel them through their options and help them save big! Enjoy learning new things and serving others. This is a short-term, flexible opportunity from October through December. Contact Carleigh Showalter.

Arts Mentors

September 17, 2017 to April 13, 2018

The Madison House Arts Mentors program is seeking UVA student mentors for the 2017-18 school year. More information is available at www.madisonhouse.org/overview-arts-mentors. Email Abigail Kayser at aaa5w@virginia.edu with any questions.

Charlottesville Heart Walk

October 29, 2017 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
Fontaine Research Park

The American Heart Association is hosting the Charlottesville Heart Walk at Fontaine Research Park, and we need volunteers! Volunteers will need to stay for a minimum of 2 hours. Please contact David Magat for more information.

Kilimanjaro Institute of Technology

Moshi, Tanzania, East Africa

KIT is linked with 100+ vocational centers that enable Tanzanian youths to strengthen their occupational skills by gaining familiarity with technology and the English language. Tanzanians cannot cope in this digital age if they are not equipped and trained properly. Contact Maureen for more information.

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