The Youth Mentoring network partners with several different Charlottesville organizations to provide volunteers and young students alike a meaningful and enriching mentoring experience. UVA mentors will have the opportunity to work with students to develop a variety of skills in areas such as music, sports, technology, science, and after school math and reading enrichment.



What will volunteers do?

Each site provides a unique volunteering environment and will focus on different aspects of youth development. However, the overall objective of each site is to form purposeful relationships between students and mentors and to engage the students in academic and extracurricular activities that will help them to build a foundation for their future.



Most volunteer shifts last between 1 and 2 hours, but this may vary from site to site. Transportation is provided via carpools.


How can I get involved?

Registration for the spring 2018 semester begins Wednesday, January 17. To register, please click “Registration” in the upper left-hand corner of this page, and fill out the corresponding form.

After completing your application, you should hear from us within the next few weeks.


Our Community Partners

For more detailed information about an individual site listed below, click here.

  • Gordon Avenue Toy Library
  • The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center
  • Lunch Bunches
  • Music Resource Center
  • Rise Together
  • Virginia Discovery Museum
  • ACES Chess
  • Action in Reading (AIR)
  • Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries
  • Clark Music Program
  • Computers4Kids
  • From Student to Scientist