Do you have a passion for older adult and caregiver services? Join JABA's Advisory Council to share your passion and move us forward as a community.

Council Members provide insight on JABA's planning documents and budget, while sharing about aging and caregiver services within their community. Advisory Council Details:
  • Meetings are held once a month 12pm-2pm, generally on Thursdays.
  • Members commit to a minimum requirement of 2 hours every other month.
  • Virtual meetings are conducted over Zoom until further notice.
  • Must be a Fluvanna County resident and 18 years or older.
  • Applications from seniors or caregivers encouraged!
We need you to represent your community and inform our future! Ready to join the team?

Fill out an application here: https://www.fluvannacounty.org/bc-jabaac

Or email [email protected] for more information.JABA is an Equal Opportunity Employer which extends to volunteer work. Those with diverse backgrounds or protected status are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • Weekdays

Do you have a passion for older adult and caregiver services? Join JABA's Advisory Council to share your passion and move us forward as a community.

Council Members provide insight on JABA's planning documents and budget, while sharing about aging and caregiver services within their community.Advisory Council Particulars:
  • Meetings are held once a month 12pm-2pm, generally on Thursdays.
  • Members commit to a minimum requirement of 2 hours every other month.
  • Virtual meetings are conducted over Zoom until further notice.
  • Must be a Louisa County resident and 18 years or older.
  • Applications from seniors or caregivers encouraged!
We need you to represent your community and inform our future! Ready to join the team?

Fill out an application here: https://www.louisacounty.com/648/JABA-Advisory-Council Or email [email protected] for more information

JABA is an Equal Opportunity Employer which extends to volunteer work. Those with diverse backgrounds or protected status are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual
  • Weekdays
For a couple of hours a week, you can give a Little the invaluable
gift of your friendship. By simply changing their perspective of what the world can
offer, you can literally start changing their life. It’s as simple as passing a football
at the park, going to a museum, or just hanging out together.
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , In Person
  • On-site
  • Anytime

Become a Volunteer for

Twice is Nice
923 Preston Ave, Charlottesville, VA 22903

Our current pressing need is for Volunteers to help our pick up team with picking up donated furniture items and delivering them to our store.We are always looking for in-store volunteers at both TIN1 and TIN2. There are several departments, and we'd love to chat with you about each one. Our shifts are 2 hours and they can be weekly, monthly, or anything in between.Email David Barton at [email protected] to schedule an interview!
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Individuals
  • In Person
  • On-site
  • Weekdays , Weekends
The support of people like you empowers our work day in and day out. By making a donation, you allow us to continue to make real change possible.

A reminder of our program services: Professional Motivational Speaking - Mentoring - Workshop Events - Athletic Training

  • Any dollar amount can go towards our "operating costs"

  • $25 helps to provide 1 Love...No Ego Mentoring Session (1.5 hour minimum in length)

  • $50 provides 1 free Athletic Training Session (1-hour session)

  • $100 provides 1 free Motivational Speaking Presentation to groups of students (30min - 1hour presentation)

  • $300 helps to provide 1 free Workshop Event (typically a 2-4-hour workshop)

Workshops and everything we do is always geared to empower the youth, provide positive personal development, and help them to tap into their true self while using the tools of life to help them be their best. Workshop Examples: "Too Much Media, Not Enough Social" a workshop event on social media etiquette and how to use it as the tool it is. Or our "Youth Speed Mentoring Events" a workshop event where youth have access to Love...No Ego Mentors, spending valuable time with each Mentor gaining advice, asking questions, engaging in tough conversations.​

    , Project-based
  • Recurring
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
  • Virtual , Tutoring

Donate for

AHIP - Albemarle Housing Improvement Program
2127 Berkmar Dr, Charlottesville, VA 22901

Our donors are the key to each and every repaired heater, new roof, and safe plumbing and electrical system. When you support AHIP, your contribution goes right to work in our community, making high-quality housing a reality for our neighbors most in need. Thank you!
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Individuals
  • In Person
  • On-site
  • Weekdays , Weekends

DONATE GROCERIES for

Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
2050 Lambs Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901

TUES & THURS 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM | FRI 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , In Person
  • On-site
  • Anytime

Evening Classes for

The Bridge Ministry
3054 Dixie Hill Rd, Buckingham, VA 23921

The Bridge is in need of volunteers for our evening classes on our campus in Buckingham. These classes are an hour long and can feature a variety of topics including addiction recovery, practical life skills, financial literacy, or other topics of interest. Classes can be taught by the same person every week or by a rotating group of individuals. Please contact our office at [email protected] or 434-969-2991 to discuss this opportunity.
  • Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
  • In Person
  • None
  • Evenings
Gift students an hour of your time by working with children who need extra support, either emotionally or academically. JABA's FISH (Friends in Schools Helping) Program matches students one-on-one or in small groups with adult mentors to help them thrive.
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
Want to become a guardian of the Botanical Garden? This group of intrepid volunteers performs vital maintenance work such as weeding existing beds, identifying and managing invasive plants, maintaining paths, and more. Join to help us keep the site a wonderful place for its visitors. If interested in joining this group, please fill out the volunteer application. If you are already a volunteer but wish to join, please email [email protected]
  • Ongoing
  • Maintenance , Outdoor

Gift Wrapping for

Ronald McDonald House of Charlottesville
300 9th St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22903

We need a volunteer to wrap gifts from our Santa's Workshop for our in-House Guests from December 15 through December 24.
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Other
  • None
  • Anytime
For over 10 years, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville has held the Virginia Gingerbread Christmas event to showcase the amazing gingerbread house making skills of local business, schools, kids and kids-at-heart. RMHC-C is lucky enough to head up this wonderful tradition and we need your help to make it happen! This event has been virtual for the past several years so we are excited by the return to normalcy the live event heralds. In addition to the Gingerbread contest, there is also going to be a tree decorating contest this year. We need volunteers for two hour shifts from November 28 through December 14 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Volunteer tasks will vary:November 28 and 29 -- decorating the venueNovember 30 through December 2 -- intake of entrantsDecember 2 final set up and last minute preparationDecember 3 through December 14 -- monitor the eventDecember 14 -- break everything down and pack everything for transport back to RMHC-C.
  • One-time
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Other
  • On-site
  • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
The Community Mental Health & Wellness Coalition is looking for volunteer groups to help us express gratitude to essential workers such as: Region Ten Emergency Services Staff, Health Department Contact Tracers, etc. Gratitude can be shown by writing cards to staff, or buying coffee, or meals. This is in an effort to help boost morale and show appreciation while many essential workers are experiencing burnout, and staffing shortages. Please email [email protected] if you are interested in helping us with this project and to learn more.
  • Ongoing
  • Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Note Writing
  • None
  • Anytime
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Charlottesville needs assistance with the creation of handwritten thank you notes for frequent donors. Excellent handwriting is a must for this opportunity. Volunteer would need to be available for 1-2 hours once a week to come to the House. Task would involve writing the notes using approved wording and hand addressing envelopes for a personal touch.
  • Recurring
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Note Writing
  • On-site
  • Anytime
Your senior neighbors need help getting access to nutrition services! JABA works to bridge food inequity gaps by providing access to healthy food, and volunteers are needed to help make this possible.Volunteer Options Include:
  • Deliver emergency food boxes for seniors to have on hand (Albemarle).
  • Transport meals to community centers on Wednesday & Thursday mornings (Charlottesville City to Greene County).
  • Assist seniors shopping in-store (current need Charlottesville, waitlist other counties).
  • Curbside Pickup/Deliver groceries to seniors (current need Charlottesville, waitlist other counties).
Please contact us for more information and to see how you can get involved: [email protected] or 434-817-5226.
  • One-time , Ongoing
  • Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Families
  • In Person
  • Formal
  • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
We are excited to once again sponsor the Hospitality Cart Program at UVA Children's Hospital. Since this is at the Medical Center, we work with UVA Volunteer Services to staff this one and have to go through their volunteer process to get approved to work on the pediatric floors. The Cart runs Tuesdays and Thursdays on the 7th floor of the Children’s Hospital and offers coffee, tea, cocoa and water, as well as a variety of snacks and other items. Volunteers need to be available either on Tuesday or Thursday, or on both Tuesday and Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 or 1 p.m. several times a month.
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • In Person , Indoor
  • On-site , Formal
  • Weekdays

JABA offers free unbiased one-on-one insurance counseling (now via Zoom or by phone) that guides older adults and individuals with disabilities through complicated Medicare questions. We also screen individuals for benefit programs and provide information about how to guard against fraud. Join the team as a Counselor, Greeter/Receptionist, or Intake Call Specialist.

  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
Starting Again in January 2023: Every Friday, volunteers make 75 meals – a sandwich, chips, fresh fruit, veggies with ranch dressing, and a cookie or other dessert – to take to UVA Children’s Hospital. We need folks here from 8 a.m. to around 9:30 a.m to ensure that we can get everything complete and to the Hospital before lunch.This Program gives us an opportunity to serve complimentary meals to not just our families but to all families that have a child in the Hospital. This helps ease their burdens a little as they don’t have to go far away from their little one to have a nice meal. We have several different levels of participation for individuals, groups or families:
  • Purchase part or all of the lunch items and deliver them to the House for Friday use
  • Join us on a designated Friday morning to make the sandwiches and assemble the other items
  • Make a donation to help cover the expenses for the program for a given Friday
day
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • In Person
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
Join Bennett's Village and help meet the goal of raising money to create the first multigenerational, all-abilities playground in Charlottesville.Our Phase One Goal is to build an accessible treehouse at Pen Park. In order to do this, we need to raise $500,000. Donations of any amount help! Donate here.Can't contribute money? Spread the word about Bennett's Village in-person or via social media.
  • Ongoing
  • Virtual , In Person
One of our most impactful programs is “Meals from the Heart.” Businesses, groups, families, individuals and organizations come to the House and make a meal for our families. When a child is receiving medical treatment for serious illness or injury, taking away the worry of “what’s for dinner?” is a wonderful relief. That’s why we try to have a fresh home-cooked meal every evening when our guests come home from what is often a stressful day at the hospital. The menu and date of the meal donation are completely up to the volunteers. We also occasionally have folks that want to make breakfast, lunch or brunch. Those are always nice treats for our families. We also have groups that come to make desserts for the families – these could be themed around a Holiday if you wanted to do so.Groups of up to 5 adults are invited to come to the House to cook and portion meals for 15-20 guests. We could really use some volunteers in the coming months! For more information, please email our Volunteer Coordinator, at [email protected] or call 434-295-1885 and ask for Melissa. 
  • One-time , Ongoing , Recurring
  • Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • In Person , Indoor
  • None
  • Anytime
The Community Mental Health and Wellness Coalition in partnership with Region Ten CSB, SPARC, and Lock and Talk Virginia are offering free medication lock boxes, and trigger locks to the community to help prevention suicide and drug misuse. Science shows these methods work. Creating a barrier to lethal means of suicide, such as a firearm or prescription medication can help save lives. Suicide attempts usually happen within a short period of crisis, and locking these items in your home can allow time for reflection and to get help. These devices help create a barrier in times of crisis, and can help reduce misuse of prescription medication and firearms.Since February almost 2,000 devices have been distributed to Charlottesville and the surrounding counties in our catchment area.We are looking for 1-2 volunteers to help us with tracking, packing, and distributing these lock boxes within Charlottesville, and potentially helping to drive devices to rural county offices when needed. The majority of volunteer hours would be spent packing devices at Region Ten's Old Lynchburg Rd office and bringing them for community pick-up at our Preston Avenue Clinic, and to the downtown Salvation Army to be handed off to the Medical Reserve Corp delivery volunteers. If you are interested in helping with this substance misuse and suicide prevention effort, have a reliable vehicle, and can donate around 3-5 hours per week please email [email protected] for more information!
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Phone Calling
  • None
  • Weekdays

GET GROCERIES — Drive-through: WED 2:00–4:00 PM | THUR 6:30–8:30 PM | SAT 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM ► Parking lot opens one hour before the pantry opens. Please park where directed and stay in your car. Our staff and volunteers will assist you.GET GROCERIES by Appointment: TUES 3:00–7:00 PM — Reservations Required Learn More and Sign Up For a Time Slot ► Please arrive no more than 15 minutes before your appointment.
  • Ongoing
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , In Person
  • On-site
  • Anytime
Now you can support AIM every time you shop on Amazon!Just use this link to set up your preferences: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/52-1258674
  • One-time
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual
  • None
  • Anytime
Do you speak Spanish? Do you like planning things and talking to people? Do you work well independently while also feeling like part of a team? Then this could be for you! We are looking for someone to assist our Programs Lead in providing much needed services like English tutoring & GED prep sessions. You would be helping create marketing materials, chatting with people about their experiences in our programs and more. It's a good mix of creation & conversation. It's also an ongoing commitment, but is one you can work into a flexible schedule.
    , Project-based
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals
  • Virtual , Phone Calling , Indoor
  • Anytime