Who We Are

Programs within the Health, Animals & Environment Network serve all residents of the Charlottesville-Albemarle community whether it be the people requiring medical assistance or therapy, animals in need of care and companionship, or tending to outdoor public spaces.


What We Do

Animals & Environment seeks to be stewards of place through conserving and tending to outdoor public spaces and improving the welfare of local animals.  Programs range from gardening, to walking dogs, and caring for pot-bellied pigs, to blazing trails.

Medical Services aims to provide assistance to staff, patients, and families at the medical facilities in the community.  Volunteers serve in a variety of roles and in multiple locations including the UVa Health System, Charlottesville Free Clinic, and Martha Jefferson Hospital.

Recreational Therapy provides specialized recreation, rehabilitation and companionship services through a variety of partners.  Volunteers work one-on-one or in groups serving diverse populations through programs such as Special Olympics, equine therapy, adaptive outdoor sports, and life skills including art, music or cooking.