CASA ALMA

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers assist the Casa Alma community tend to their garden and small farm throughout the year as they work to become more sustainable.  This includes creating garden beds, planting and harvesting vegetables, as well as tending to chickens, goats and bees.  Additional work could include helping with building small houses and general landscaping.

WHEN?

Fridays from 2:00pm-4:30pm. Allow for approximately 20 minutes of transportation time.

WHERE?

911 Nassau Street, Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

CHARLOTTESVILLE AREA TREE STEWARDS (CATS)

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers work with CATS to remove invasive species, plant trees, and work on other projects that improve the health of Charlottesville's trees and plants.

When?

Every other Saturday morning, 10am - 12pm.

WHERE?

Varies by project. Transportation will be provided. 
 

GALLASTAR FARMS

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers care for the farm's many horses, pot-bellied pigs, and other animals as well as assisting with the farm's upkeep.

WHEN?

Shifts take place on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Thursdays from 3:00pm - 5:00pm.

WHERE?

722 Greenfield Mountain Farm, Afton, VA 22920

 

greenblue/UVA Recycling

What do volunteers do?

Volunteers work with UVA Recycling to sort recycling in groups and work on other recycling related projects. When the Charlottesville City Market opens in April, volunteers work at the market instructing people how to properly compost and recycle. Volunteers are given tickets that they can use to make purchases at the market.

WHEN?

Shifts for UVA Recycling will be flexible. When the market opens, shifts run from 6:30am - 9:30am, or 9:30am - 12:30pm on Saturdays from April until the end of the school year.

Where?

Various UVA Recycling locations and/or Charlottesville City Market at the corner of Water Street and South Street. 

 

PARKS & TRAILS

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers work with the City of Charlottesville's parks division and the Rivanna Trails Foundation to help restore local parks and trails. Volunteers will get to explore the scenic trails of Charlottesville. Activities will include: trail maintenance, trail blazing, building, and stream clean-up.

WHEN?

The Trails work days will be every other Saturday from 10:00am to 1:00pm, but on the second Saturday of every month, the time will be 9:00am-12:00pm to accommodate the Rivanna Trails Foundation's clean-up efforts.

 

PET PALS

WHAT DO THE VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers work with shelter dogs and cats at the Charlottesville SPCA; activities include: walking dogs, training puppies, socializing cats and cage/supply care.

WHEN?

Volunteers fill out a paper application at Madison House where they include their availability and are assigned to a 2 hour shift once per once-a-week.

WHERE?

3355 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

PVCC COMMUNITY GARDEN

WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers work with PVCC students and community members to cultivate and maintain an organic garden for use as a practical learning platform for environmentally sound horticulture. Food produced in the garden is donated to the local food bank and/or homeless shelter. No gardening experience is necessary: we welcome interested volunteers of all levels of skill!

WHEN?

Students volunteer once a week (schedule posted on application).

WHERE?

Piedmont Virginia Community College
501 College Drive
Charlottesville VA 22902

Follow College Drive to the Dickinson building parking lot (the end of College Drive).

The city bus system CAT bus 1B drops off at the Dickenson building at approx .00 (Please note that this bus leaves from the Downtown Transit Station once an hour. The Downtown Station can be reached via CAT bus 7 or the Free Trolly. See online city bus schedules for more information).

The garden is on the north side of the Dickinson building.

 

MONTANOVA STABLES

WHAT DO THE VOLUNTEERS DO?

Volunteers assist students from Stone Robinson Elementary School with horseback riding and horsemanship instruction. Volunteers will also develop one-on-one mentoring relationships with the children. No experience with horses is necessary; those with no experience will receive more extensive training.

WHEN?

Volunteer shifts take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 2:30/3:00pm-5:00pm. Please allow for approximately 20-30 minutes of transportation time.

WHERE?

Montanova Stables in Keswick, VA.