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Veterans of Foreign Wars

Handy Jobs and Landscaping

2977 West River Road, Scottsville VA

There are a variety of ways you can support the VFW in Scottsville.

The newly installed back stairs and rail need to be finished in terms of landscaping and paving bricks. Materials will be supplied. Volunteers need to be capable of...

Rivanna Trails Foundation

Rivanna Trail Footbridge Improvements

1900 Greenbrier Drive

Five footbridges near Greenbrier Park need small adjustments. Most bridges need ramps built on either end, and two of the bridges need a simple widening. Woodworking skills are needed for at least some volunteers. The other volunteers could...

Horse on a farm

Animal Volunteers

Volunteers wanted!

From painting, to light repair, to working in the animal stalls and pastures, volunteers make a huge difference on the farm.

Ranger's Refuge is the animal sanctuary arm of Gallastar Equine Center, Inc. We are a...

Compassion & Choices Virginia

Compassion and Choices Volunteer

Compassion & Choices improves care, expands options, and encourages everyone 18 and older to chart their end-of-life journey. Join us as a volunteer as we: empower individuals with information, advice and options; educate the public about the...

Camp Holiday Trails

Ongoing outdoor volunteer opportunities

400 Holiday Trails Lane

We have offered family-friendly contactless volunteer opportunities during the COVID-19 era and will continue to do so! Fence painting, log splitting, trail clearing and more. All ages.

City of Promise

Online Tutors and Mentors Needed


TUTORS AND MENTORS are needed during the COVID-19 crisis to help students with online learning and to keep them motivated. A four-month lapse in learning could prove to be an enormous academic setback for many children. Your willingness to engage...

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Charlottesville

Sales floor/Warehouse Volunteer

1221 Harris Street

The Warehouse crew is responsible for moving, lifting, and carrying-out furniture to customer vehicles, unloading donations, and rearranging merchandise on the floor. If you're looking for a good way to stay moving and help your neighbors, there...


Meals from the Heart

Come show off your cooking skills! The Ronald McDonald House provides a dinner for our guests every single night, so we need your help in preparing some of those meals. Fully vaccinated groups of up to 3 adults are invited to come and cook and...


Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital

500 Martha Jefferson Drive

We are looking for kind, caring and compassionate community members to become a part of our Caring Tradition by becoming a volunteer. Since its founding more than 100 years ago, Sentara Martha Jefferson has constantly evolved to meet the diverse...

James Monroe's Highlands

Gardeners and weed pullers wanted

2050 James Monroe Parkway

Do you love being outside? Our outside loves you! Pull historic weeds! Helpers of all skill levels needed to weed flower beds. Bring your own gloves, hand tools and water. 

9 am-5pm, Tues, Thursdays, Sundays

American Red Cross

Hero Care Caseworker: Help Support our Military


Provide emergency connections with family and service personnel by:

  • Supporting and follow Service to Armed Forces (SAF) policies, procedures and protocols related to Red Cross client services
  • Interview callers; coordinate...
Walton Middle School

Support Families in Crisis Program

Support the Families in Crisis Program by gathering NEW school supplies, NEW large college backpacks, NEW sneakers (men/women), toiletries (men/women) and FOOD CARDS for our local grocery stores. This is an ongoing project that takes a large...


Animal Care Assistance Program Application Processor


Do you want to make a difference by helping animals from home? The Animal Care Assistance Program (ACAP) is seeking volunteer Application Processors for our Veterinary Financial Assistance program.

This is a virtual / remote-work position...

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society

Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society Greeter

The Albemarle Charlottesville Historical Society (ACHS) is preparing to open its doors! We need some friendly faces to welcome visitors to the Historical Society, tell them about ACHS programs and projects, and point them to other great things to...

The Women's Initiative

The Women's Initiative Program Facilitator


Bring your expertise and creativity and share a passion of yours with the community by running a weekly group or workshop series for our mind/body or social support programming. In-person if outdoors, otherwise remote.

Recent programs have...

Center for Civic Innovation

Coaches for the Fellowship Program


We are seeking coaches to help mentor our Fellowship Program. Our coaches work to connect the fellow with civic and career networks, ask non-judgemental questions to help projects grow, support fellows when things seem hard, and cheer on fellows...

This Is My Brave - The Show, Charlottesville

This Is My Brave - Performance Arts for Mental Health

Volunteer positions available (one year to live show - fall 2022; 5-10/hours week): fundraising coordinator, PR/marketing manager, media partnership manager, mental health professional, fidelity coordinator, show director, photographer,...

Online Volunteer Tutoring

January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2024
Virtual, year-round (no specific dates are requried).

Looking for volunteer experience that makes a difference? Progress Point Tutoring offers free online tutoring for K-12 students with need across the country. Our tutors are high-achieving U.S. based college or graduate students who can set their...

97% of JABA clients said that their lives were improved because of volunteers like you!

Friends in Schools Helping (FISH) Mentor

September 30, 2021 to May 31, 2022

Gift a student an hour of your time by working with children who need extra support, either emotionally or academically. Through JABA's FISH Program, you will provide much needed individual attention to students to enrich their learning...

Empower Seniors to Choose Right Insurance Plan

October 15, 2021 - 9:00am to December 10, 2021 - 12:00pm

No one should have to choose between paying for their prescriptions or their rent, but many seniors are in that exact situation. By choosing the right prescription plan that meets their individual needs, seniors can free up income to meet their...


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