Continuing Service Opportunities:
Valley Conservation CouncilWant to help protect the natural resources and cultural heritage of the beautiful Shenandoah Valley? The Valley Conservation Council is looking for a student to work in the office and support special projects and events.
Staunton Public Library The public library needs assistance in their Local History File project! They need a student who can sort through newspaper clippings, glue them to archival paper, date, and classify. Schedule is flexible and only a few hours a week is needed. This is a great project if you love local history or libraries in general!
Daily Living CenterAre you a marketing or communications student? Your help is greatly needed for this non-profit agency located in Waynesboro! They need students who can find ways through social media, website, branding, etc. to get their business out there.
Girl Scouts of Virginia SkylineHere is a great opportunity to be a leader for young girls in the Staunton, Waynesboro, and Augusta County community. If you have ever been a Daisy (K-1 graders), Brownie (2-3 graders), or Junior (4-5 graders) Scout, then this a perfect way for you to share your knowledge and experience with young scout leaders. Even if you haven't been a Scout and just love working with kids then this is for you! The schedule is very flexible and there is no limit to how many can help.
The Arc of Augusta Join Arc of Augusta in promoting a very determined woman to ride her bicycle from St. Augustine FL to San Diego CA to raise awareness for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities! This organization needs students to use social media and other resources to create an extreme amount of awareness for the event. If you are good with Media and Marketing or Special Education then join The Arc to raise awareness!
Frontier Culture MuseumAre you interested in a museum career? Do you love history? Are you an education major who wants to learn how museums help teachers teach to the SOLs? The Frontier Culture Museum in Staunton may be the perfect place for you to volunteer! Check out the website: http://www.frontiermuseum.org/. Transportation to the museum may be possible. They are looking for volunteers to do the following work:
1. Orientation ambassadors: assist with greeting visitors, assist with way finding, and gather feedback on experiences, drive shuttles, and work as costumed interpreters.
2. Special Event Volunteers: who help with greeting, ID check, driving shuttles, and event setup and cleanup.
3. Behind-the-Scenes Volunteers: assist staff with department projects and duties such as sewing historic costumes, recording and maintaining our historic collections, assisting with the development of program materials, and marketing.
4. Education Department Volunteers – assist on busy school days to accompany schools on field trips to the museum, move groups through the museum, and assist with hands-on activities.
**The following link provides more information on many more service/volunteer opportunities: http://unitedwayga.galaxydigital.com/need/
William Perry Elementary School WPE needs volunteers to help enrich the classroom experience for their students. Kids learn more through interaction with other members of their community and gaining more perspectives and friendships. They could use help during any period of time from 7:40am to 4:00pm Mondays through Fridays. Half an hour a week can do wonders for a child!
Valley Mission They are creating a computer lab and resource center at the Valley Mission. They are in need of volunteers and the following donations: books, USB’s, book shelves, computers, dry erase boards, school supplies, televisions. They also will be teaching an adult class twice a week; computer literacy and English literacy. A lot of residents do not know how to use a computer, have difficulty reading and writing. This would really help them be able to apply for jobs and move into their own places. Volunteer to teach a class or man the resource desk!
The Modern Railroad Museum The museum wants volunteers for two projects:1) To digitize their extensive library about railroad history2) To evaluate the displays in their museum and make recommendations about ways to better engage with visitors from the community (ideal for students in Historic Preservation, Arts or Communications)
YMCAThere are about 50-70 kids between 12 and 17 years old from a variety of cultures, backgrounds, and some have special needs that want help with school subjects. They are looking for tutors to come in from 4 to 5 pm Monday through Friday until the end of the school year (you do not have to come in everyday!). This would be a great resume builder!
One time Volunteer Project:
Virginia Institute of Autism is hosting a 5K run for Autism awareness on April 22 at Charlottesville High School. If you are interested in helping out in the event or participating sign up here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084daea72aa7fc1-runfor