Volunteer Positions Available

Our Community Partners are always looking for consistent volunteers that are willing to help out with daily operations. Here is a list of those opportunities:

Virginia Civic Engagement table

Community Organizer(s)

Roles & Responsibilities:

Develop and carry out grassroots organizing plans to build grassroots support for systemic changes related to planning & zoning, criminal justice reform, education reform, voting rights, climate justice, immigration rights and women’s rights in the Hampton Roads region of Virginia.

Graphic Designer

Create and design graphics for VCET events, programs, newsletters and social media presence that express social justice and progressive values.

Virginia Counts Coalition - Complete Count Committee Coordinator

Assist the Program Manager in making sure there is at least 1 Complete Count Committee in every locality who executes the Virginia Count Coalition’s plan to ensure a complete and accurate census count in 2020.

This includes distributing & collecting Pledge to Count cards, creating a shared progressive messaging strategy, taking technology into hard-to-count communities and a statewide public education campaign.

Research Assistant: Planning & Zoning

Roles & Responsibilities:

Research planning & zoning policies that limit community and economic development for small businesses in central Virginia, including Powhatan, Chesterfield and Richmond.

Digital Communications Leader

Create and implement social media plans for VCET programs, events and campaigns. Develop innovative strategies to increase VCET’s social media presence.

CNU Student Engagement Leader

Assist the Development Manager in recruiting student volunteers for VCET programs, scheduling meetings and trainings, implementing plans for student / career success and working with fellow Student Engagement Coordinators across Virginia to build a prosperous statewide VCET College Student Engagement Program.

Virginia Air and Space Museum

The VA Air and Space Museum is looking for regular volunteers. If you are interested, please contact Mattie Johnson for the volunteer application.

Peninsula Agency on Aging, INC

Contact caroline.nice.16@cnu.edu if interested in volunteering at PAA.

Med Tran

Community volunteers are needed to delivery noontime meals to homebound seniors in Hampton, Newport News, and Poquoson, VA. Delivery takes approximately one hour and complete route directions are provided each day. Volunteers can commit to only to the day(s) that they wish, either once a week, every other week, etc. Individuals can volunteer individually or with a group.

Transport seniors to their doctor's appointments

Dedicated community volunteers are needed to transport senior citizens to their non-emergency medical appointments in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson, and York County, VA. Volunteers commit only to the day(s) and times that they wish. Complete directions and pickup information are provided.

Dining Program

Volunteers needed to help serve vendor prepared noontime meals to senior citizens in a group dining setting. Volunteers also needed to help with conducting group activities at dining programs, i.e. bingo, singing, quilting, etc. Dining programs are located in the Cities of Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, Williamsburg, and the counties of York and James City.

The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors

Administrative Volunteer

Administrative volunteers represent The Center at our front desk, as visitors’ first point of contact in the office. Duties include answering phone calls, scheduling appointments, responding to emails, & other office tasks as assigned.

Fundraising & Special Event Volunteer

These volunteers help create, design, & shape fundraising events and activities that will reflect the services The Center provides and encourage support in our cause. Volunteers also help with special events. These may include fundraising events, tabling events, community outreach, and more.

Community Educator (Sexual Violence, Sexual Assault, Gender Violence, Relationships)

The Community Educator will represent The Center by engaging the public at community events. They will help educate our communities about issues surrounding sexual assault and gender violence through giving presentations and doing training.

Victim Advocate (Volunteer)

Victim Advocates provide emotional support and resources to primary and secondary victims of sexual assault. This is done both over the phone (crisis hotline) & in person (hospital exam, police interview, etc).

Peninsula READS

Contact Joyelle Saunders at ed@peninsulareads.com to get started!

Volunteer Tutor

Volunteer Tutors are needed at various times throughout the day to help adults learn the literacy skills necessary for them to function more effectively in their lives and community. Scheduling is flexible.

  • Basic Literacy tutors teach basic reading, writing, and/or math lessons to English-speaking adult students on a one-to-one basis.

  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Tutors work with small groups of foreign-born adult students learning to read, write and speak English fluently.

  • Short-term tutors for special short-term classes, such as job interview skills and financial literacy, are also needed.

Office Support

  • Office volunteers assist with answering phones and greeting visitors as they enter and exit the office. Occasionally, they help with very light office work and basic cleaning and maintenance. Volunteers are needed for morning and afternoon shifts.

  • Newsletter volunteers assist with articles and layout for the program’s e-newsletter. Computer skills are needed. Time based on deadlines and volunteer’s schedule.

Virginia living museum

Animal Care Volunteer


  • Prepare food for the animals; includes chopping vegetables, fruits, chopping fish and other items as well as portioning out items such as rabbit chow, raw meat, etc. 

  • Clean and disinfect cages, crates, and animal areas 

  • Handle certain animals when necessary. Volunteers may handle the ferret on their first shift, the screech owls and kestrels can be handled after proper training, and the rabbits may be handled after the volunteer is checked out by staff after their third regular shift. Be aware that animal handling is very limited. 

  • Ensure that adequate inventory of food and supplies is maintained; restock items, and advise staff when low. 

  • Wash dishes and utensils at end of the shift.

  • All Virginia Living Museum volunteers must work at least 4 hours a week and commit for four months

Click “apply here” for application. Be sure to put "Animal Care" in your preferences. Email, mail, fax or drop off your application to the VLM (contact info on form).

American Adventure Volunteer

Do you have what it takes to survive? Take a step back into history to find out! In 1607, settlers landed on the shores of Virginia and called it home, creating the first permanent European settlement. Minotaur Mazes’ American Adventure takes visitors on an immersive, educational role-play adventure that asks people to conquer one great challenge: survive the year as one of the original Jamestown colonists.


  • Greet and warmly welcome all guests

  • Engage and relate to all guests in a friendly, respectful, and enthusiastic manner

  • Anticipate and answer guest questions as they arise

  • Ability to represent the museum in a professional and knowledgeable manner at all times

  • Provide accurate and current information on the exhibit/area, information pertaining to Jamestown and other museum information as necessary

  • Adhere to museum policies and procedures

  • Ability to direct and command the group attention and assure no parts of the exhibit are damaged

  • Work well with others as well as maintain a high level of guest interaction

  • Explain or demonstrate the best way to view exhibits or help visitors who are in need of assistance 

Click “apply here” for application. Be sure to put "Animal Care" in your preferences. Email, mail, fax or drop off your application to the VLM (contact info on form).