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PALS Programs Recruitment Flyer

Peer Volunteer

June 25, 2023 to July 1, 2023
Virginia Commonwealth University

PALS Programs is a national nonprofit hosting week-long residential summer camp programs on college and university campuses across the country. Our programs pair Partners with Down syndrome 1-1 with Peer volunteers, who share a dorm room together...

Volunteer with children who have Down Syndrome

December 3, 2022 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Brooks Family YMCA
151 McIntire Park Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22902

Virginia Down Syndrome Associations' Charlottesville Holiday Party. Join families with children with Down Syndrome at our annual holiday party. This year, the party will an afternoon of fun. Volunteers will shadow children with Down...

Bike Across the Country for Affordable Housing

On a Bike & Build cross-country or regional bike trip, young adults engage in an 8-week affordable housing curriculum, volunteer with local organizations, and explore the U.S. by bike. Participants leave Bike & Build with:

✔️ a...


Volunteers Needed for New Club

We are less than a year away from opening the doors of our new Albemarle Campus Club! BGCCVA needs your help as we welcome new members to our Club. Today, we stand prepared to expand our efforts to serve a new population of youth and families,...

Apply to be a Peer Financial Counselor

Are you interested in personal finance? Do you have a passion for working closely with other students to help them achieve their goals? If so, Peer Financial Counseling is the place for you! Student volunteers who join this program are trained in...

Student with firefighter hat

Volunteer Fire and EMS

Keswick, Va.

The Volunteer Firefighter and/or Emergency Medical Technician (Volunteer FF/EMT) serves the community by responding to a wide variety of situations, ranging from emergencies that immediately threaten life or property to routine citizen requests...


Volunteer Online: Help Ukrainians Learn English


ENGin is helping a generation of young Ukrainians improve their spoken English and intercultural skills, making an impact on both an individual and a national level. * On an individual level, we equip students to access academic and professional...

UVA Music Volunteer on the steps of Old Cabell Hall

Concert Ushers

Love music?
Join the UVA Music family of volunteers.
As a UVA Music volunteer you will meet and work with people who bring unique gifts and enthusiasm to their work. Our volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and are pursuing...

Visit Monticello for Free

Visit Monticello for Free

Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, is extending free admission to all UVA students for the 2022-23 academic year. You can reserve your free ticket online or in person. Be sure to take your UVA ID when you visit. More details are on the...

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Virtual Volunteer with Seniors

Conversations to Remember is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated towards combating loneliness and isolation felt by senior citizens. Our virtual visit program matches 2-3 college students with residents of long-term care, assisted living, and memory...

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Sort Food on Sundays

Bread Across Borders is a volunteer nonprofit group that collects surplus food from small stores and farms and distributes to the working class communities of Charlottesville – mainly to immigrant communities (Middle Eastern, African, Latin...

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Help Outside Dogs

August 27, 2022 to December 31, 2022

Volunteer once or multiple times as we help improve the lives of dogs who are kept outside. We are looking for help on field days, as well as selling drink tickets during events at the Ting Pavilion.

Field day volunteers will travel with...

VA Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum Front Desk Specialist

The Virginia Discovery Museum, a nonprofit educational play-place for kids on the Downtown Mall, is in need of Front Desk volunteers!

We're looking for friendly faces that can greet visitors, process transactions, and assist with...

VA Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum Gallery Helper

Do you like kids? Want to get a chance to meet members of the community and help them have a fun and educational experience? The Virginia Discovery Museum may be a great fit for you! Located on the Downtown Mall, we are conveniently located...

Fellowships & Undergraduate Research Series

There are awards for students at all stages (undergraduate, graduate, professional) – and even alumni. It is never too early to start learning about these opportunities.

Mondays from 4 to 5 p.m. at the Rotunda Multipurpose Room (121)....

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteering with Animals

If you love dogs or cats and want to help at the local shelter, this is the perfect opportunity for you! We need volunteers who love animals and want to help at the community animal shelter. We need committed dog walkers, cat cage cleaners,...

The Haven

Kitchen and Front Desk Regular Volunteers

Volunteer opportunities are available in The Haven’s day shelter and kitchen every day of the week. Come join our lively team of volunteers and staff to support neighbors experiencing homelessness!

Volunteer requirements:...

Loaves & Fishes

Volunteer with Loaves & Fishes

In addition to the jobs posted on the Volunteer Hub, L&F also occasionally needs:​

  • Volunteers who speak English and another language (...
Autism Sanctuary

Trail Clearing and Maintenance

We are working on constructing two new trails to increase the area which our visitors can enjoy. We could use volunteers to help with mulching and moving fallen limbs from the areas which will be used for the trail system.

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Volunteer at Camp PALS

National (see all locations here)

Summer opportunity! PALS Programs creates inclusive summer camp experiences for young people with Down syndrome and their peers. Participants with Down syndrome are paired one-to-one with a peer without Down syndrome, and together they build...

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