The following is represents different community organizations that work with Longwood University. Each agency has a variety of volunteer and service-learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to get involved in. Please note that not all of these organizations have a direct correlation with the Office of Citizen Leadership and Social Justice Education.

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Alzheimer Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's*

The Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $546 million. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Learn more online about the Alzheimer Association or contact Mortar Board


American Cancer Society Relay for Life*

Relay for Life became the signature event for the American Cancer Society in 1992. It is more than a fundraiser; it is a celebration for those who have survived cancer and to remember those who have not. The Relay for Life concept involves teams competing against each other to raise money. While the Relay is going on, a community celebration is created by team members camping out, enjoying entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie. Join the fun by becoming a participant, a team captain, or even a committee member. More information about Relay for Life


ART Kids Program (LCVA)*

The Art Kids Program is a joint endeavor of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES). Program participants are third and fourth grade students who are identified PECES as having difficulty with anger management. Volunteers can assist with various aspects of this and other LCVA programs. Learn more about ART online or call 395-2648


Central Virginia Regional Library*

The Central Virginia Regional Library, located just a few blocks from campus offers a variety of reading programs for young children. Volunteers are welcome to help with the many reading programs and special events that take place or work at the circulation desk as an assistant. Learn more about Central Virginia Regional Library online or call Cindy Southall at (434) 392-6924, ext. 112


Clean VA Waterways*

Clean Virginia Waterways is an award-winning, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to citizen stewardship of Virginia's water resources. Affiliated with Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, Clean Virginia Waterways offers water-related education for teachers, students, and landowners as well as provides workshops and seminars about water resource stewardship. Learn more about Clean VA Waterways online or contact Katie Register at (434) 395-2602


Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce*

More information about the Chamber of Commerce


Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity*

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. More information on Habitat for Humanity


Family Preservation Services, Inc.*

Our mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, effective, high quality community-based counseling and social services as an alternative to traditional institutional care. Learn more about Family Preservation Services


Farmville Parks and Recreation*

The Mission of the Town of Farmville Recreation Department is to enhance the quality for all residents of the community by providing diverse and quality leisure programs, services that encourage health, fitness, relaxation, enjoyment, and learning as well as provide opportunities for community involvement. Learn about volunteer opportunities with Farmville Parks and Recreation


Friends of the Appomattox River*

Friends of the Appomattox River are a group of citizens in the Farmville, Virginia area who have come together to promote river conservation and responsible recreation on our local waterway. Members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds, but are united by their interest in the welfare of the river and its denizens. Learn how to get involved with Friends of the Appomattox River


Goodwill Industries*

The gift of your time volunteering to help Goodwill is a treasure we count on every day. Last year, Goodwill was graced by over 10,000 volunteers, which made a tremendous impact on our ability to achieve our mission. Hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life choose to donate their valuable time and talent to Goodwill. Because the Goodwill Stores are open seven days a week (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), there is a time slot for every one. Learn more about Goodwill


Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE*

The Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used building materials to the public at discounted prices. Volunteers can help organize new merchandise as well as help shoppers find lumber, plumbing, fixtures, lighting, flooring, hardwood furniture, doors, windows, cabinets, tile, blinds, shutters, appliances and more. Learn more about ReSTORE


Heart of Virginia Festival*

More information about the Heart of Virginia Festival


Longwood Center for the Visual Arts*

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts offers volunteers a variety of unique experiences! Learn more about how to volunteer for the Center or contact Grace Pilk at (434) 395-2697


Longwood University Dept. of HRK*

Longwood University Department of HRK is responsible for Camp Respite and the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Competition. Contact Dr. Susan Lynch


Madeline's House Thrift Shop*

Madeline's house has been established in response to the cry of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victim's immediate need for help and safety. It is the intent of this organization to inspire women and children to become survivors and assist them in regaining control of their lives. Learn more about Madeline's House


Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)*

MOPS is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help lead activities and look after the children they work with. Learn more about MOPS


Moton School Museum*

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is committed to the preservation and positive interpretation of the history of civil rights in education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the role its citizens played in America's struggle to move from a segregated to an integrated society. The Museum will be operated to promote positive discussion of integration and to advance the positions that ensure racial harmony. Learn more about Moton School Museum


Piedmont Court Services*

Piedmont Court Services' mission is to enable this jurisdiction, consisting of eight (8) counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince Edward, to have greater flexibility and involvement in responding to the problem of crime in its communities; to provide more effective protection of society; to promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of correctional services; to provide an increased amount of opportunities and incentives for offenders to make restitution to victims of crimes through financial reimbursement or community service; to operate and utilize programs and services specifically designed to meet the rehabilitative needs of selected offenders; and to provide appropriate post-sentencing alternatives for certain offenders, with the goal of reducing the incidence of repeat offenders. Contact Renee Maxley


Piedmont Health District (Prince Edward County Health Department)*

The Piedmont Health District’s mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health. Those wishing to volunteer with the health district can join the Piedmont Medical Reserve Corps, a group of volunteers that are trained to serve in the case of a public health emergency. Free training is provided for all volunteers, and volunteers can also assist in routine public health events involving health screening and outreach. There is no minimum hour requirement, and volunteers can be called upon in the case of emergencies such as natural disasters, bioterrorist attacks, or radiological emergencies. Learn more about Piedmont Health District or contact the Piedmont MRC Coordinator


Prince Edward County Volunteer Fire Department*

Learn more about the Prince Edward Fire Department


Prince Edward Department of Social Services*

Learn more about the Prince Edward Department of Social Services


Special Olympics*

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated. The Special Olympics Oath: Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. Learn more about Special Olympics


SCOPE/Meals on Wheels*

SCOPE/ Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to homebound and handicapped individuals (mostly seniors) Monday thru Friday at lunch time. Volunteers help deliver the meals to individuals. Learn more about Meals on Wheels


Southside Community Hospital*

Southside Community Hospital is a non-profit organization and the only full-service medical facility in an eight county area. SCH is always looking for friendly volunteers to help run their gift shop, work at the information desk and even work in the Emergency Room! They also offer flexible hours to help meet students' schedules. Learn more Southside Community Hospital


United Methodist Family Services*

UMFS delivers services from seven locations across Virginia to help serve children and families in need. Learn more about United Methodist


Youth Empowerment Center*

Youth Empowerment Center is an after-school program assisting (25) students in grades k-12, assistance with homework and other educational programs.


Animals

Beath Animal Shelter

Beath Animal Shelter is a NO KILL shelter for dogs and cats. Volunteers can assist staff with caring for the animals and helping match pets with loving families. To learn more call 434-983-7387.


Healing Paws & Claws

Healing Paws & Claws strives to educate promote human health using the human-animal relationship and the human-natural world relationship. Volunteers can become Pet Partners - which are human-animal teams who are internationally certified by the Delta Society®, of whom Healing Paws & Claws is an affiliate, to do pet therapy in institutions such as nursing homes and hospitals where they are invited. Any person 10 years and older may be registered as can families with only one pet. Many different types of pets can become pet partners. Learn by calling Holly Brown at 434-392-3668.


Southside SPCA--Animal Shelter

The mission of Southside SPCA is to provide humane care and shelter for abandoned animals, to provide loving and responsible homes for their residents, and to educate the public about spay/neuter programs in order to reduce the ever growing over population of unwanted dogs and cats. Volunteers are always welcome to help care for the residents! Learn more about the Animal Shelter


The Ridge Animal Hospital

Learn more about The Ridge Animal Hospital


Arts

ART Kids Program (LCVA)*

The Art Kids Program is a joint endeavor of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES). Program participants are third and fourth grade students who are identified PECES as having difficulty with anger management. Volunteers can assist with various aspects of this and other LCVA programs. Learn more about ART online or contact the LCVA by calling 395-2648


Cub Creek Foundation

Learn more about Cub Creek


Heart of Virginia Festival*

Learn more about Heart of Virginia


Longwood Center for the Visual Arts*

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts offers volunteers a variety of unique experiences! Learn more online about volunteering for the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts or contact Grace Pilk at (434) 395-2697


Moton School Museum*

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is committed to the preservation and positive interpretation of the history of civil rights in education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the role its citizens played in America's struggle to move from a segregated to an integrated society. The Museum will be operated to promote positive discussion of integration and to advance the positions that ensure racial harmony. Learn more about Moton School Museum


Waterworks Players

Waterworks Players provide the community with live theatre to area audiences and have provided an artistic outlet for local actors, singers, designers, and technicians. The players are all volunteers coming from the community that they serve. Learn more about Waterworks Players


Community & Community Collections

Central Virginia Regional Library*

The Central Virginia Regional Library, located just a few blocks from campus offers a variety of reading programs for young children. Volunteers are welcome to help with the many reading programs and special events that take place or work at the circulation desk as an assistant. Learn more about Central Virginia Regional Library online or contact Cindy Southall at (434) 392-6924, ext. 112.


Cub Creek Foundation

Learn more about Cub Creek Foundation


Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce*

Learn more about the Chamber of Commerce


F.A.C.E.S. Food Pantry

F.A.C.E.S., an organization run strictly by volunteers, provides weekly food distribution from its pantry to eligible members in the Farmville-Prince Edward area. It distributes over 500 bags of food 52 weeks a year to its client base. Volunteers can assist with unloading and sorting shipments of food on Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.  Another need is Thursday night 'bagging parties' from 5pm-7pm, when bags of food are filled for Saturday's distribution. FACES accepts volunteers on a limited basis from 7.30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. If you are coming on Saturdays as a group of more than five people, please call the facility on Friday morning after 10 at 392-6277 first, as we often have too many volunteers on a Saturday. Learn more about F.A.C.E.S.


Goodwill Industries*

The gift of your time volunteering to help Goodwill is a treasure we count on every day. Last year, Goodwill was graced by over 10,000 volunteers, which made a tremendous impact on our ability to achieve our mission. Hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life choose to donate their valuable time and talent to Goodwill. Because the Goodwill Stores are open seven days a week (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), there is a time slot for every one. Learn more about Goodwill


Heart of Virginia Festival*

Learn more about the Heart of Virginia Festival


Madeline's House Thrift Shop*

Madeline's house has been established in response to the cry of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victim's immediate need for help and safety. It is the intent of this organization to inspire women and children to become survivors and assist them in regaining control of their lives. Learn more about Madeline's House


Piedmont Court Services*

Piedmont Court Services' mission is to enable this jurisdiction, consisting of eight (8) counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince Edward, to have greater flexibility and involvement in responding to the problem of crime in its communities; to provide more effective protection of society; to promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of correctional services; to provide an increased amount of opportunities and incentives for offenders to make restitution to victims of crimes through financial reimbursement or community service; to operate and utilize programs and services specifically designed to meet the rehabilitative needs of selected offenders; and to provide appropriate post-sentencing alternatives for certain offenders, with the goal of reducing the incidence of repeat offenders. Contact Renee Maxley


Piedmont Healthy Families

Crossroads Community Services provides Farmville and the surrounding area with prevention programs while collaborating with other local organizations and agencies. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of programs, including the Piedmont Healthy Families Program, summer enrichment camps, after school enrichment programs, drug-free after prom parties, peer mediation/conflict resolution training, and substance abuse prevention education. Learn more about Piedmont Healthy Families


Prince Edward Community Center

Call to learn more about upcoming events and ways you can help! (434) 392-3212‎


Prince Edward Department of Social Services*

Learn more about the Department of Social Services


Special Olympics*

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated. The Special Olympics Oath: Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. Learn more about Special Olympics


Southside VA Family YMCA

There are a variety of ways volunteers can get involved with the Southside Virginia Family YMCA! Learn more about the Southside VA Family YMCA


United Methodist Family Services*

UMFS delivers services from seven locations across Virginia to help serve children and families in need. Learn more about United Methodist Family Services


Education - Adult

Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services

The Longwood Speech, Hearing and Learning Services (SHLS) works to provide targeted tutoring and other professional services to children, adults and families in Southside Virginia. The LCCLL is always looking for students to volunteer as tutors at the center. The LCCLL is also an excellent way for volunteers interested in communication sciences and disorders and education to gain "hands-on" experience related to their coursework!


STEPS, Inc.

STEPS is a private-non-profit providing vocational training for persons with disabilities. Volunteers can adopt a "buddy" and take part in their mentoring program. Learn more about STEPS online or Contact Ryan Follet


Elderly

Brookview Lodge

Part of the Holly Manor Complex, Brookview Lodge is an excellent place for volunteers to interact with the residents in a variety of ways, including decorating for various holidays, helping with games and crafts, providing entertainment, or just visiting and being a friend. Learn more about Brookview Lodge


The Woodland

The Woodland is an excellent place for volunteers to interact with the residents in a variety of ways, including decorating for various holidays, helping with games and crafts, providing entertainment, or just visiting and being a friend! The staff is friendly and always welcoming to volunteers. Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency. Learn more about The Woodland


Hospice of Central Virginia

At the heart of Hospice are its caring volunteers. People like you who have been touched in some way by the kindness of Hospice and wish to give back. People who simply want to give of themselves. While our volunteers are often family or friends of a Hospice patient, they are always people who want to help others in a time of need. Hospice volunteers are special people who share a common bond of compassion, a commitment to excellent care and a profound respect for the choices and comfort of patients and families struggling with end-of-life issues and emotions. Our volunteers are highly trained and well prepared to provide whatever is needed, when it is needed most. Hospice volunteers become part of a family of dedicated individuals fulfilling a promise to be there. Learn more about the hospice


Piedmont Geriatric Hospital

Learn more about Piedmont Geriatric Hospital


SCOPE /Meals on Wheels*

SCOPE/ Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to homebound and handicapped individuals (mostly seniors) Monday thru Friday at lunch time. Volunteers help deliver the meals to individuals. Learn more about Meals on Wheels


Emergency & Health Services

VA Department of Forestry*

Learn more about the VA Department of Forestry


HOPE

HOPE is a center for free pregnancy counseling and assistance. They offer free and confidential services including pregnancy tests, childbirth education and parenting programs, medical and legal assistance, complete adoption information, housing information and materials and goods for clients. Learn more about HOPE


Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia

Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia is a life-affirming Christian ministry offering emotional, physical, and spiritual support to women facing pregnancy issues, sexual decisions, and post-abortion trauma. Volunteers help provide peer counseling, educational and material services, all of which are confidential and free of charge. Learn more about the Pregnancy Support Center


Prince Edward County Volunteer Fire Department*

Learn more about the Fire Department


Southside Center for Violence Prevention

Southside Center for Violence Prevention is a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault program which includes Madeline's House, the Crisis Hotline, Piedmont Crisis Center, and Madeline's House Thrift store. Contact Kathy Reed at drpdirector@earthlink.net


American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is an organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education. Longwood volunteers can work with the American Red Cross to organize blood drives and other events. To learn more about organizing a Blood Drive, contact Judy Granger.


Virginia Blood Services

Virginia Blood Services supplies all hospitals in the area with blood. They are the Sole suppliers to Southside Community Health Center in Farmville. Volunteers help hold blood drives to collect blood for area patients. Learn more about organizing a Blood Drive


Hospice of Central Virginia

At the heart of Hospice are its caring volunteers. People like you who have been touched in some way by the kindness of Hospice and wish to give back. People who simply want to give of themselves. While our volunteers are often family or friends of a Hospice patient, they are always people who want to help others in a time of need. Hospice volunteers are special people who share a common bond of compassion, a commitment to excellent care and a profound respect for the choices and comfort of patients and families struggling with end-of-life issues and emotions. Our volunteers are highly trained and well prepared to provide whatever is needed, when it is needed most. Hospice volunteers become part of a family of dedicated individuals fulfilling a promise to be there. Learn more about the hospice


Piedmont Health District (Prince Edward County Health Department)*

The Piedmont Health District’s mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health. Those wishing to volunteer with the health district can join the Piedmont Medical Reserve Corps, a group of volunteers that are trained to serve in the case of a public health emergency. Free training is provided for all volunteers, and volunteers can also assist in routine public health events involving health screening and outreach. There is no minimum hour requirement, and volunteers can be called upon in the case of emergencies such as natural disasters, bioterrorist attacks, or radiological emergencies. Learn more about Piedmont Health District online or contact the Piedmont MRC Coordinator


Southside Community Hospital*

Southside Community Hospital is a non-profit organization and the only full-service medical facility in an eight county area. SCH is always looking for friendly volunteers to help run their gift shop, work at the information desk and even work in the Emergency Room! They also offer flexible hours to help meet students' schedules. Learn more about Southside Community Hospital


Environmental Awareness & State Parks

Clean VA Waterways*

Clean Virginia Waterways is an award-winning, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to citizen stewardship of Virginia's water resources. Affiliated with Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, Clean Virginia Waterways offers water-related education for teachers, students, and landowners as well as provides workshops and seminars about water resource stewardship.

Learn more about Clean VA Waterways online or contact Katie Register at (434) 395-2602


Friends of the Appomattox River*

Friends of the Appomattox River are a group of citizens in the Farmville, Virginia area who have come together to promote river conservation and responsible recreation on our local waterway. Members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds, but are united by their interest in the welfare of the river and its denizens. Check out their website to learn how to get involved! Learn more about Friends of the Appomattox River


James River Association

James River Association is the oldest river conservation group in Virginia, and is the only organization solely working to protect America's Founding River. JRA works through its four core programs - River Advocacy, James RiverKeeper, Watershed Restoration and Education and Outreach - to ensure a healthy James River for current and future generations. Learn more about James River Association


Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District (PSWCD)

Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District is a non-profit organization providing technical, educational, and financial resources to citizens of Prince Edward, Nottoway, and Amelia counties in order to promote wise use and conservation of soil, water, and natural resources. Learn more about Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District


VA Department of Forestry

Learn more about the VA Department of Forestry

Virginia State parks are committed to conserving, protecting, enhancing, and advocating the wise use of VA's natural, historic, recreational, scenic, and cultural resources. Volunteers can assist with maintaining grounds and trails as well as outdoor recreation activities.


Housing Restoration

Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity*

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. Learn more about Farmville Habitat for Humanity


Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE*

The Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used building materials to the public at discounted prices. Volunteers can help organize new merchandise as well as help shoppers find lumber, plumbing, fixtures, lighting, flooring, hardwood furniture, doors, windows, cabinets, tile, blinds, shutters, appliances and more. Learn more about ReSTORE


Hunger

F.A.C.E.S. Food Pantry

F.A.C.E.S., an organization run strictly by volunteers, provides weekly food distribution from its pantry to eligible members in the Farmville-Prince Edward area. It distributes over 500 bags of food 52 weeks a year to its client base. Volunteers can assist with unloading and sorting shipments of food on Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.  Another need is Thursday night 'bagging parties' from 5pm-7pm, when bags of food are filled for Saturday's distribution. FACES accepts volunteers on a limited basis from 7.30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. If you are coming on Saturdays as a group of more than five people, please call the facility on Friday morning after 10 at 392-6277 first, as we often have too many volunteers on a Saturday. Learn more about F.A.C.E.S.


SCOPE /Meals on Wheels*

SCOPE/ Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to homebound and handicapped individuals (mostly seniors) Monday thru Friday at lunch time. Volunteers help deliver the meals to individuals. Learn more about Meals on Wheels


Society of St. Andrews Gleaning Network

A Christian ministry dedicated to gleaning America's fields and feeding America's hungry, we provide healthy, nutritious produce to society's most vulnerable through innovative, cost effective programs. Learn more about St. Andrews


State Parks

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Learn more about Bear Creek Lake State Park


Holliday Lake State Park

Learn more about Holliday Lake State Park


James River State Park

Learn more about James River State Park


Pocahontas State Park

Learn more about Pocahontas State Park


Sailor’s Creek Battle Field State Park

Learn more about Sailor’s Creek Battle Field State Park


Twin Lakes State Park

Learn more about Twin Lakes State Park


Walks

Alzheimer Association - Memory Walk to End Alzheimer's*

The Alzheimer's Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $546 million. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Learn more online about the Memory Walk or contact Mortar Board.


American Cancer Society Relay for Life*

Relay for Life became the signature event for the American Cancer Society in 1992. It is more than a fundraiser; it is a celebration for those who have survived cancer and to remember those who have not. The Relay for Life concept involves teams competing against each other to raise money. While the Relay is going on, a community celebration is created by team members camping out, enjoying entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie. Join the fun by becoming a participant, a team captain, or even a committee member. Learn more about Relay for Life


March of Dimes

March of Dimes is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Learn more about the March of Dimes


Youth Education & Recreation

ART Kids Program (LCVA)*

The Art Kids Program is a joint endeavor of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES). Program participants are third and fourth grade students who are identified PECES as having difficulty with anger management. Volunteers can assist with various aspects of this and other LCVA programs. Learn more online about ART or contact the LCVA by calling 395-2648.


Big Sibling Program*

Big Siblings Program is a mentoring organization that helps children by one-on-one mentoring. Students interested in becoming a Big Sibling must submit an application and complete an interview to be matched with a Little Sibling. Big Siblings volunteers must commit to spending at least one hour a week with their little sibling. Learn more about becoming a Big Sibling


Central Virginia Regional Library*

The Central Virginia Regional Library, located just a few blocks from campus offers a variety of reading programs for young children. Volunteers are welcome to help with the many reading programs and special events that take place or work at the circulation desk as an assistant. Learn more about the library online or contact Cindy Southall at (434) 392-6924, ext. 112


Discovery School of VA

The Discovery School of VA serves young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. The 318 acre boys' program and 150 acre girls' program are located on separate campuses in the rolling uplands of central Virginia. The Discovery Schools use a group problem-solving process and the natural environment to promote a student's overall positive development. Learn more about Discovery School


Family Preservation Services, Inc.*

Our mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, effective, high quality community-based counseling and social services as an alternative to traditional institutional care. Learn more about Family Preservation


Farmville Parks and Recreation*

The Mission of the Town of Farmville Recreation Department is to enhance the quality for all residents of the community by providing diverse and quality leisure programs, services that encourage health, fitness, relaxation, enjoyment, and learning as well as provide opportunities for community involvement. Learn about volunteer opportunities with Farmville Parks and Recreation


Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia, Inc, (GSCC) serves more than 18,405 girls and 5,286 adults in 30 counties within the cities of Emporia, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond, and Fredericksburg. GSCC is one of eight councils which serve the state of Virginia. Girl Scout experience five different age levels in Girl Scouting which allow girls to progress in skills and activities together. Placement options give girls the chance to experience Girl Scouting in a variety of ways - including but not limited to, church, school, housing communities, and individually. Learn more about Girl Scouts


Longwood University Dept. of HRK*

Longwood University Department of HRK is responsible for Camp Respite and the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Competition. Contact Dr. Susan Lynch for more information


Make A Wish Foundation®

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Virginia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since inception in 1987, when 4-year-old Natalie wished to go to Disney World, this chapter has granted more than 3,200 wishes in Virginia. The Greater Virginia chapter sponsors a service-learning program to encourage students to help grant wishes to local children. Learn more about Make a Wish


Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) *

MOPS is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help lead activities and look after the children they work with. Learn more about MOPS


New Dominion School

New Dominion School is designed to help adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or learning difficulties. Learn more about New Dominion


Patrick Henry Family Services

Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation is a non-profit children's home. Learn more about Patrick Henry


Piedmont Healthy Families

Crossroads Community Services provides Farmville and the surrounding area with prevention programs while collaborating with other local organizations and agencies. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of programs, including the Piedmont Healthy Families Program, summer enrichment camps, after school enrichment programs, drug-free after prom parties, peer mediation/conflict resolution training, and substance abuse prevention education. Learn more about Piedmont Healthy Families


Prince Edward/Farmville Youth Association

Learn more about the Youth Association


Southside VA Family YMCA

There are a variety of ways volunteers can get involved with the Southside Virginia Family YMCA. Learn more about Southside VA Family YMCA


Special Olympics *

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated. The Special Olympics Oath: Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt. Learn more about Special Olympics


Stepping Stones Preschool & Childcare

Stepping Stones Preschool & Childcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing excellent childcare to preschool and school-aged children. Volunteers are always welcome to come and assist with activities! Learn more online about Stepping Stones or email director@sspreschool.com


United Methodist Family Services *

UMFS delivers services from seven locations across Virginia to help serve children and families in need. Learn more about United Methodist


VA Cooperative Extension (Prince Edward 4-H)

Virginia Cooperative Extension provides educational programming for youth as an outreach of VA Tech and Virginia State University. Learn more about the VA Cooperative Extension


Youth Empowerment Center *

Youth Empowerment Center is an after-school program assisting (25) students in grades k-12, assistance with homework and other educational programs.