The Youth Mentoring network partners with over a dozen 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 opens each semester at 9am on the first day of classes.


Our Community Partners

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

  • Go Into Nature

  • Gordon Avenue Toy Library

  • Greenstone on Fifth

  • The Lewis and Clark Exploratory Center

  • Lunch Bunches

  • Music Resource Center

  • The PB&J Fund

  • Rise Together

  • Virginia Discovery Museum

  • Wildrock

  • ACES Chess

  • Action in Reading (AIR)

  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Jack Jouett, Southwood, and Cherry Avenue

  • Charlottesville Abundant Life Ministries

  • City of Promise

  • Clark Music Program

  • Computers4Kids

  • Enterprise Center for Learning and Growth

  • From Student to Scientist