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Get Involved

Check out various ways to get involved in your community through opportunities from area nonprofits and other service organizations around Grounds, in Charlottesville, and beyond.

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Submit a Service Opportunity

Want to submit a call for volunteers? Have a service event you'd like to promote? Submit your opportunity here and we'll promote it to University students.
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674 Hillsdale Drive

We are looking for volunteers who are passionate about working with seniors. We would love to recruit volunteers who are interested in seated exercise, music therapy, and/or adaptive recreation activities with seniors. 

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Charlottesville City Schools

Harvest of the Month is a monthly program where we prepare and serve taste tests of a locally sourced produce to students in the Charlottesville City School system. Harvest of the month is aimed to encourage health and food security through exposure to fresh, healthy, and local foods.

Boys & Girls Club of Central Virginia

Volunteers wanted for the 1st Annual Reindeer Run Event on December 21st hosted by Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia!

Food Assist volunteers

Food Assist collects food that would otherwise be thrown away from restaurants, dining halls, and Greek life and donates it to those in need.

Sisters Project Peru
Charlottesville, VA

Sisters Project Peru is a nonprofit project (co-founded by Maya Koehn-Wu, a fourth-year student and Natalie Koehn-Wu, her younger sister) dedicated to building a sustainable medical clinic in Huacahuasi, Peru.

Hope CommUnity
Apopka, Florida

The Hope CommUnity Center (HCC) in Apopka, Florida, is a joint project of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur and the Catholic Diocese of Orlando since 1971.

Music Volunteer

The music department has over 80 events each year, and we need your help to make the music happen. We need volunteer photographers, promotions assistants, concert ushers, proofreaders and social media content managers. Hours are flexible.

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Various locations

AARP Tax-Aide, the nation’s largest, free, volunteer-run tax counseling and preparation service is looking for volunteers for tax preparation assistance. Volunteers of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.

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Fralin Museum of Art

Are you interested in art, art history, or education? Consider applying to be a Fralin Student Docent! Docents lead tours of the Fralin Museum of Art for local school and community groups. Some knowledge of basic art history is helpful but not required.

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At PEC, we win by engaging with communities and empowering residents to use their voices for positive change. That means two things:

AIM has multiple empty slots for volunteers to deliver bags of food or paper/cleaning products to our Senior Reach Program clients. These are especially vulnerable seniors who rely on our deliveries to get through the month. For some, this is the only visitor/in person interaction they have all month long. You can volunteer once per year or once per week - we will accommodate your schedule!
Bread Across Borders
Close to Downtown Charlottesville

We collect surplus food from stores & farms and redistribute to the working-class communities of Charlottesville – to a variety of low-income members of the Charlottesville community, to immigrant communities (Middle Eastern, African, Latin American), and also, to elders and folks with disabi