We need volunteers to help us with our activities during the Magic on the Mall event including driving our electric train, helping with Santa photos, and making sure that all events run smoothly.

There are many ways for individuals of all ages to volunteer time and talent, including as a volunteer for one-time events such as community events or work days, in the woods as a Mentor-in-Training, on one of our Board Committees or as a Board Member.

Want to share their love of nature and learn more about mentored nature connection as a Mentor-in-Training

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…

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 more the merrier, event assistants help with different aspects of HOWS events, from distributing flyers to selecting door prizes to setting up the merchandise table and anything in between. This is a divide-and-conquer position, with several folks working as a team in conjunction with the person in charge of each event to accomplish all…

We travel as a team and deliver HOWS Project Dog Houses and other essential supplies like no-tip water buckets, stainless steel food bowls, straw or pine bedding, plus lots more to the many on our list. Be a part of what is often a game-changing day for the dogs we visit.

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!

Several times during the year we gather to erect a fence for a lucky HOWS dog who will be chained no more! These un-chained dogs “zoom” around their new spaces, overcome with their new-found sense of freedom. You can be a part of the “zoomies”; no experience necessary. Come build a fence with us!

Round trip service to destinations as far east as Charlottesville and as far west as Fishersville. Typical destinations volunteers can serve include local social events, medical appointments and essentials such as groceries, hair appointment, or pharmaceutical needs.

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