One-Time Service Projects:
Adopt-A-Highway Cleanup: Saturday, October 29You can earn civic engagement/community service hours by joining the adopt-a-highway clean up Saturday, Oct. 29, starting at 9 a.m. in Grafton Library Parking Lot. This is a partnership with the Augusta Lions Club. Bags, gloves and grabbers will be provided, as well as transportation to a one-mile stretch of highway 262 (near Applebees). Bring your own coffee to go along with free donuts. The project usually takes about two hours. To sign up to participate, contact Brianna Summers: firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is noon, Oct. 28.
Volunteers for Sparkles and Sweets! Friday, November 11You’ll be guaranteed a free Shopping Bag and you’ll still have plenty of time to enjoy the Sparkles and Sweets event! Meet at the Stratton Building (110 West Johnson Street) at 4:45PM and help us distribute Downtown Discount Card sign-up sheets to guests until about 7 PM. Interested? Please contact Julie@StauntonDowntown.org or Taylor@StauntonDowntown.org or call 540.332.3867 for details
Renewing Homes MBU Build: rescheduled to November 11Renewing Homes makes critical home repairs and modifications for elderly, disadvantaged and disabled homeowners of Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County so that they can live in their own home with dignity in a safe, warm, dry and accessible environment.
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/