You can support us by donation, volunteering with us to serve as Board Member, or Staff. You can also support us by talking about us to people and institutions that could support our mission.

Be it promotional items, photos, data entry, dog-house building, fencing, media, etc. etc., our Core Volunteers who hold leadership positions are always looking for assistance to help them do the best they can for the animals we serve. Teamwork!

We love assistance with spreading the word! Lots of folks know about us, but lots do not. If you have ideas and the talent to get the good word of HOWS Project out there, we’re all ears!

CAYA has a long rewarding relationship with its volunteers. Volunteer support areas include: summer camp volunteers, mentorship, prison ministry, disaster relief, feed our homeless community, and donation processing.

Our current pressing need is for Volunteers to help our pick-up team with picking up donated furniture items. You would meet us at the pick-up site, help move items out to the van and load the van and then you are done. This would be a huge help to our team. We are always looking…

Apartment set-up volunteers provide a warm welcome for families by stocking and decorating their apartments before they arrive. Tasks include assembling and arranging furniture, stocking cabinets, making beds, light cleaning, and other household tasks to make the apartment “move-in ready”. Volunteers assist as-needed and the schedule varies week to week. IRC will provide as much…

The IRC in Charlottesville Youth Mentoring program (MYVA) serves refugee youth or young adults (15-24) to help them positively navigate new communities and advance their educational and vocational goals. Adult mentors in the Charlottesville community are paired with a mentee and help guide the youth through important life transitions and decisions. Mentors can form a…

Help staff and farmers out with ongoing projects (e.g. planting, cleaning, harvesting, organizing, etc). Please bring water, gardening gloves, sun-protection, and dress for the weather. Workdays will be cancelled for inclement weather. Volunteers must be willing to work hard and get their hands dirty!

Help newly arrived refugees learn English, and practice verbal and written communication. Serve as a friendly face and resource for clients to help them more easily integrate into the community.

We need our publicity and certain other documents translated into Spanish.

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