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

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 [email protected] to schedule an interview!
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Individuals
  • In Person
  • On-site
  • Weekdays , Weekends
The effects of COVID-19 have brought some unique changes to our volunteer program this year. For the safety of our guests and volunteers, many of our in-House volunteer programs (such as in-House cleaning, cooking or decorating) have been temporarily suspended. We hope to re-open these program soon, but in the mean time we still have several volunteer opportunities that would be a huge help to the House.
  • Pick-up meals from caterers/restaurants and deliver them to the House for the families: requires access to a vehicle, best availability in the afternoon/early evenings
  • Adopt the House for a week and provide kitchen essentials for families. This means fresh milk in the fridge, apples and oranges in the kitchen, and other essentials to keep the House fully stocked for families.
  • Order a meal for the families from a local restaurant/caterer and have it delivered OR drop it off personally
  • Donate items from our Wish List. Needs for the House change constantly, so we keep our wish list up to date with the most urgently required items.
  • Host a Wish List Collection Day during a community event or at a local retail site. We can provide a banner! Great opportunity for teams, clubs or community service project.
  • Create and sponsor a fundraiser for the House. Please call us with your ideas. We can provide a banner and help you coordinate your event.
  • Make a monetary contribution to the House. You can donate to the House online, via check or by dropping off you donation at the House. Visit our Donate page for more information.
  • Recycle: Pick up pop tabs or cardboard and take them to the local recycling centers
  • Landscaping/Yard Help: Volunteer to mow the grass, rake leaves, clean exterior toys, etc.
    , Project-based
  • Ongoing , Recurring
  • Children , Teens , 55+ , Adults
  • Individuals , Corporate Teams , Families
  • Virtual , Maintenance
  • None
  • Anytime
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.​

    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!

      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

        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
        We welcome enthusiastic, dedicated and positive volunteers who are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Coaches are parents, teachers, school administrators, college students and other community members who are committed to developing and celebrating our girls.

        HEAD COACH REQUIREMENTS

        • Head coach must be a woman
        • Must be at least 21 years old
        • CPR and First Aid certified
        • Must consent to and complete a background check
        • Complete the National Girls on the Run coach training (online modules and in-person seminar)
        • Attend all (two) practices per week for a weekly time commitment of approximately 4 hours
        • Have fun!

        RESPONSIBILITIES

        • Serve as a role model for program participants
        • Prepare, organize and supervise weekly lessons
        • Collaborate with other coaches for successful lesson delivery
        • Facilitate communication with parents/guardians of program participants
        • Participate in the Girls on the Run 5K, or the "K" your way event
        • Plan and coordinate your team’s end of season celebration

        ASSISTANT COACH REQUIREMENTS

        • Must be at least 18 years old
        • Must consent to and complete a background check
        • Complete the National Girls on the Run coach training (in-person seminar and online modules)
        • Able to attend practices once or twice per week
        • Have fun!
        • Ongoing
        • Adults
        • Individuals
        • In Person , Outdoor
        • Formal
        • Weekdays
        Being a food pantry that has worked tirelessly throughout this pandemic, pivoting to continue to provide services through drive thru and home delivery methods, we are excited to be thinking about bringing our families back in for full Client Choice and providing wraparound services such as wellness and nutrition education. We are renovating our current space to include a walk-in freezer, a walk-in cooler, a stock room, and a receiving room. We are needing to raise $150,000 to help with the expense of this project. It is our goal to build strong relationships with the vulnerable people in our community to encourage health and wellness and promote a sense of empowerment. It is our belief that healthy people build a healthy community. We are within walking distance of some of our most vulnerable population in our county, and we plan to operate as close to a grocery store as possible with lots of healthy produce, cooking demonstrations, food sampling, medical screenings, gardening tips, etc... We want to build a strong community that works together for the benefit of all. Help us invest in our future.
        • Ongoing
        • Teens , 55+ , Adults
        • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
        • In Person
        • On-site
        • Anytime
        In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, LAJC has shifted nearly all of our capacity toward protecting the lives of Virginia’s low-income communities through a combination of individual representation, systemic advocacy, community organizing, and community education.

          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.
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            • One-time
            • 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
            • Virtual
            • None
            • Anytime
            Sin Barreras is working to expand the number of direct educational opportunities we provide the local Spanish-speaking immigrant community. The latest endeavor that is in the very beginning stages of development is a GED exam preparation course taught in Spanish. If you are interested in being part of a team that develops this course or you're interested in being a potential instructor for the course in the not too distant future, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Chayla Rowley at [email protected].
              , Project-based
            • Recurring
            • 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals , Groups (2-10)
            • Virtual , Tutoring
            We’re marking 40 years of serving our communities throughout central and western Virginia. Help us collect enough food and funds to provide 400,000 meals:Donate funds online anytime between August 7 and August 14, and your contribution will be matched 1:1 thanks to a generous matching gift from Virginia Estates.and/orDrop off food donations on Friday, August 13 and Saturday, August 14 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at your local Food Bank branch (or a participating collection site).Working together in unity, we can realize a future where everyone has enough to eat. 
            • One-time
            • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
            • Virtual , In Person , Outdoor

            WHAT WE DO:

            There are many ways to get involved. Overall, we want to teach and show the youth how to live from their natural love space rather than the egotistical space. And we do that through four main services: Motivational Speaking, Mentoring, Workshops, and Athletic Training.

            • Assist and or Table at Community and Organizational Events and Workshops

            • Community Clean-up of The Love No Ego Foundation Roadway

            • Recruitment of Other Volunteers

            • Connect With Other Organizations, Individuals, or Groups with Similar Missions

            • Perform Administrative and Social Media Acts

            • Create, Help Create, and or Lead Programs and Events

            And More!

            Background Check Required.

              , Project-based
            • Teens , Adults
            • Individuals , Groups (2-10) , Groups (10+) , Corporate Teams , Families
            • Virtual , Tech Support , Outdoor
            • Formal
            • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
            The Foundation has many different ways for you to get involved, including assistance with: Cops 4 Kids Day, Annual Appreciation Dinner, Citizens Police Academy, Community Outreach Programs (new and existing), and helping us spread the word about what we do on Facebook by liking our page and sharing posts.
            • One-time , Occasional
            • Adults
            • Individuals
            • Event support
            • None
            • Weekdays , Weekends

            “Shelf elf“ for

            Emergency Food Network
            900 Harris St, Charlottesville, VA 22903

            help shelve the groceries after a big food drive.
            • Occasional , Monthly
            • Teens , 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Physical , Indoor
            • None , On-site
            • Weekdays , Weekends
            Offer smiles and a helping hand to seniors at one of JABA’s Community Senior Centers or Adult Care Centers through virtual activity leading. You can assist others with crafts projects, lead a sing-along, help with gentle exercise classes, and so much more through recording videos, conference calls, or Zoom.
            • One-time , Occasional , Weekly , Monthly
            • 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Virtual
            • On-site
            • Weekdays

            Administrative support for

            Charlottesville Free Clinic
            901 Preston Ave STE 301, Charlottesville, VA 22903

            Volunteers help support our clinic operations by checking in patients, preparing patient charts, handing out prescriptions, and scheduling patients.
            • Weekly
            • 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Indoor
            • On-site
            • Weekdays
            Volunteers provide administrative support to JABA programs on a weekly, monthly or seasonal basis across various departments. Tasks may include data entry, scheduling appointments, filing, administering surveys, preparing packets or mailings, and more. There may be a waitlist for this position.
            • Occasional , Weekly , Monthly
            • 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Virtual , Office work , Indoor
            • On-site
            • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends
            We also occasionally need help with simple administrative tasks: stuffing and sealing envelopes or answering phones. Special events can also call for volunteer assistance.
            • Occasional
            • 21+ , 55+ , Adults
            • Individuals
            • Indoor
            • On-site
            • Weekdays
            Assist in the many administrative tasks needed to keep our office running smoothly, including special projects, mailings, collating and copying.
            • Weekly , Monthly
            • Adults
            • Individuals
            • Office work
            • On-site
            • Weekdays
            The hard work of these individuals brings in needed funding, operates a busy administrative office, and supports the logistical needs of a complex organization. Volunteering opportunities for support members can be tailored to your interests, abilities, and schedule.
            • Occasional , Weekly , Monthly
            • Adults
            • Individuals
            • Virtual , Office work , Event support , Indoor
            • On-site
            • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends

            Advocate for

            Alzheimer’s Association Central and Western Virginia
            355 Rio Rd W #102a, Charlottesville, VA 22901

            Help improve the quality of care and quality of life for people with Alzheimer’s disease and their families by carrying our message to elected officials at the federal, state and local levels. Communicate with elected officials via petitions, phone calls and other calls-to-action, participate in area events, and share your story.
            • Occasional
            • 21+
            • Individuals
            • Office work
            • On-site
            • Weekdays , Evenings , Weekends