Boys & Girls Club

What will volunteers do?

Volunteers are located at three sites around Charlottesville: Jack Jouett Middle School, Cherry Ave and Southwood. The volunteers help out after school, playing games and helping children with homework. This is a great way to interact with Charlottesville’s youth in an after school, playful environment!

When?

  • Volunteers are needed at Jack Jouett Monday- Thursday from 3:30 -
    4:30pm
  • Volunteers are needed at Cherry Ave Monday- Thursday from 2:45 -
    3:45pm
  • Volunteers are needed at Southwood Monday- Thursday from 4:30 -
    5:30pm

Where?

  • Jack Jouett Middle School: 210 Lambs Lane, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Cherry Ave: 1000B Cherry Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Southwood: 387 Hickory Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Greenstone

What will volunteers do?

Volunteers will mentor and tutor elementary school children in Discovery Zone, an after school program located in a close-knit apartment community, Greenstone on 5th, that includes refugee and low-income residents. Volunteers will actively play, tutor, and engage in enrichment activities with small groups of children. The weekly commitment allows for volunteers to forge one-on-one bonds with the kids, as well as gain a deeper connection to the Charlottesville community.

When?

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:00pm-5:00pm.

WHERE?

750D Prospect Avenue Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Going into Nature

What will volunteers do?

In this after school activity, volunteers assist and lead a variety of outdoor activities for elementary-age students. Volunteers serve as a model for students to have fun outdoors!

When?

Volunteers are needed at Stony Point Elementary on Tuesday from 2:45pm - 4:15pm (2 needed), and at Cale Elementary on Wednesday from 2:30pm-5:30pm (2 needed).

WHERE?

  • Stony Point Elementary School, 3893 Stony Point Road Keswick, VA 22947
  • Cale Elementary School, 1757 Avon Street Extended, Charlottesville, VA 22902

     

City of Promise

What will volunteers do?

The City of Promise S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) Lab has been a designated safe place for youth, 5th-12th grade who primarily reside in the Westhaven community. In this space, Madison House volunteers will students complete their homework assignments and encourage productive learning. City of Promise is an opportunity for students to create, explore and apply the knowledge they have in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and math.

When?

Tuesdays/ Thursdays from 3-5pm

Where?

Westhaven Recreational Center Computer Lab, 803 Hardy Dr, Charlottesville, VA

 

PB&J Fund

What Will the Volunteers Do?

The PB&J Fund (PB&J) provides nutritional education through cooking classes. PBJ partners with schools and other non-profits serving children, youth, and families in the greater Charlottesville area, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs, Big Brothers Big Sisters, City of Promise, ReadyKids, Fresh Farmacy, and YoungLives.

Volunteers assist PB&J Lead Instructors by providing guidance and supervision as participants work together in teams to complete recipes. Volunteers do NOT have to be accomplished cooks. We provide volunteer training. Tasks include but are not limited to: support of instruction (culinary skills and nutrition knowledge), food preparation, cleaning, eating, talking, and mentoring. It’s a fun place to work and an even better place to volunteer! PB&J’s C.H.E.F. programs (Community-Health-Education-Friendship) emphasize a lot more than just cooking skills. For more information about CHEF Kids, CHEF for a Day, and CHEF Families programs, please contact Tracey Roberts, CHEF Families and CHEF for a Day Program Manager and Volunteer Specialist.

When?

Daytime (9-12 a.m.)
Afternoon (12-3 p.m.)
After-School (3-6 p.m.)
Evening (5-8pm)
Weekly, 2-hour volunteer shifts are assigned after volunteers share availability for specific class times through a Doodle Poll each semester. 

WHERE?

204 E. Market Street across from the library

 

WILDROCK

What will volunteers do?

Wildrock is an outdoor playscape designed to teach children about the joys of the outdoors as well as the unlimited possibilities of the outdoors. PLAY volunteers will be working with early childhood students (Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten) to facilitate fun and safe outdoor exploration.

The Wildrock volunteer model varies from the traditional PLAY volunteer slightly; instead of a weekly two-hour commitment, Wildrock volunteers have the ability to sign up for field trips that work with their schedules. Volunteers will consult the semester-long schedule of field trips and register in advance for trips. This is ideal for students who want to get involved and give back but don’t feel that they can make a commitment every week. Wildrock is located in Crozet, so it is necessary that volunteers have access to a car.

When?

The field trips will occur 2-3 times per week, Tuesday-Friday. The typical time frame will be from 9-12pm- not including driving time to and from Crozet. Times are subject to variation.

Where?

6700 Blackwells Hollow Road Crozet,  VA 22932