YOUTH DEVELOPMENT SERVICE TRACK

Be a mentor, coach, or tutor with a local nonprofit community partner.  These are primarily community-based organizations that serve and develop young people.

Interested in Tutoring? In addition to the opportunities below, you can also make a significant impact on a child's life working one-on-one with them to achieve their academic potential. Contact CNU's Newport News Public Schools Service Track Coordinator, Shannon McWilliams, '19 to get connected and learn more about these opportunities:

NNPS 21st Century Learning Centers

NNPS Life Enrichment Centers (Currently located in McIntosh Elementary. Adding more sites for the 2018-2019 academic year.) 

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Need help getting connected with a community partner?

Make an appointment with the service track coordinator or come to office hours!


CNU ENGAGE COMMUNITY PARTNERS


Alternatives, Inc.

Website: http://www.altinc.org

Contact: Alison Graul or Andrea Sealey

Email: agraul@altinc.org or asealey@altinc.org.

Phone: 757-838-2330

Location: 2021B Cunningham Drive, Hampton, VA

Organization Description: Help empower middle school students to identify root causes of social issues that concern them, and develop a service project to address the issue. Targeted schools are Achievable Dream and Dozier Middle School.

Volunteer Needs: Participate with classroom teachers in six hour training of the KICK curriculum, then develop an implementation schedule with the teacher and co-facilitate the 10 session service learning curriculum in a middle school classroom. 


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Virginia Peninsula

Website: www.bigbrobigsis.com

Contact: Ja’Mario Wright

Email: jwright@bigbrobigsis.com

Phone: (757) 369-6824

Location: 

Headquarters: 364 McLaws Circle, Suite 2, Williamsburg, VA 23185

Satellite Office: South Morrison Family Education Center, 746 Adams Drive, Room 10, Newport News, VA 23601

Organization Description: We are Big Brothers Big Sisters. Our mission is to create professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring matches for kids who want to realize their full potential.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteer applicants may apply to become community-based Bigs in the Newport News area. BBBS’ community-based mentoring model is traditional one-to-one mentoring that occurs during out-of-school time (typically evenings or weekends). Bigs and Littles see each other 3-4 times per month, 2-3 hours per outing. Bigs and Littles are matched for a minimum of 12 consecutive months to allow time for children to ignite and harness their own potential by building a positive relationship with their Big.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Matches are expected to meet 2-3 hours at a time, 3-4 times per month during evenings or weekends (for a total of 9 - 12 hours per month).

Mentors must be 18 years of age or older, have access to dependable transportation, and be willing and able to fulfill the above time commitment for a minimum of 12 consecutive months.


Boy Scouts of America

Website: http://www.cvcboyscouts.org

Contact: Richard Johnson, Scoutreach Executive

Email: richard.johnson@scouting.org

Phone: 757-595-3356

Location: 11721 Jefferson Avenue, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: National non-profit youth serving agency focusing on citizenship training} physical fitness and leadership development.

Volunteer Needs: Recruiting youth, public scout presentation, working with youth

Volunteer Site: flexible

Volunteer Days/Hours: flexible


Boys and Girls Club of the VA Peninsula

Website: http://www.bagclub.com

Contact: Chanda Bowie, Director of Program Services or Jim Highsmith, Service Director 

Email: mbrinkley@bagclub.com or jhighsmith@bagclub.com

Phone: 757-223-7204

Location: Various - there are eight different locations throughout Newport News. 

Organization Description: The Mission of the Boys and Girls Club is to inspire and enable all youth especially those who need it most to realize their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens

Volunteer Needs: Tutoring & homework assistance. Other opportunities could include computer classes, arts & crafts, and game room activities.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Weekends or evenings; Flexible


C. Waldo Scott Center for H.O.P.E.

Website: http://www.scottcenter.org

Contact: Andreia Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator

Email: andreia.nelson@ohainc.org or info@scottcenter.org

Phone: 757-224-9223

Location: 3100 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: The mission of the Scott Center is to provide comprehensive services to educate and foster growth and development of youth and families in order to empower and enhance positive life skills, health, and employability.

Volunteer Needs: After school program tutor, instructional recreation facilitator, fitness activities facilitator, cultural and leisure outings chaperone, reading assistance, foreign language tutor, mentors, computer literacy instructor.

Volunteer Days/Hours: flexible


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Differences Foundation

Website: www.differencesfoundation.org

Contact: Myron Campbell, Executive Director

Email: info@differencesfoundation.org or myron@differencesfoundation.org

Phone: 757-362-2850

Location: 907 Medwin Ct. Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Organization Description: Differences Foundation, serves more than 5,000 at-risk youth in grades K through 12 throughout the Hampton Roads Virginia area. Since being founded in 2016, Differences Foundation has been supported by educators and volunteers in S.T.E.A.M. activities and Literacy programs. Today, we continue our mission of increasing the literacy rate, highlighting the importance of STEM in our schools, teaching the youth healthy habits and preparing young minds to be the next world business leaders.

Volunteer Needs: We need volunteers to help with our different core programs and special initiatives.

Volunteer Days/Hours: During the school year it will be weekends. During the summer it will be weekday and weekends. The times will vary from 2hrs to 4hrs.


Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

Website: http://www.downing-gross.org

Contact: Joanne Palmeira, Director of Programs

Email: jpalmeira@nnva.gov or downing-gross@nnva.gov

Phone: 757-247-8950

Location: 2410 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is a multi-purpose cultural space in the Southeast community of Newport News, Virginia. Originally built as the Walter Reed School in 1917, our historic building has been restored and open to the public since October 2008. The Center houses the 276-seat Ella Fitzgerald Theater, in honor of the "First Lady of Song", who was born in Newport News in 1917. In addition to the theater, we have rooms for meetings and events, as well as studio space for visual and performing arts. The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is a facility of the City of Newport News department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism. 

Volunteer Needs: Ushering for shows, box office assistance, youth programs, special events, and much more.

Volunteer Hours/Days: Flexible


Dream Catchers at the Cori Sikich Therapeutic Riding Center

Website: http://dreamcatcherswilliamsburg.org

Contact: Bentley Streat (Volunteer Coordinator)

Email: Volunteer@dreamcatchers.org

Phone: 757-566-1772

Location: 10120 Fire Tower Road, Toano, VA

Organization Description: Dream Catchers provides therapeutic riding and other horse-related activities to special needs individuals in a caring and safe environment. As a Premier Accredited member of PATH International (Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, Int'l), we serve an average of 100 students weekly with a wide range of needs. Learning to interact with their equine partner, our students experience the unique benefits of equine assisted activities and therapies to improve their overall quality of life.

Volunteer Needs: Assist with riding lessons as groomers, side-walkers, & horse leaders; Help with barn work; Assist in fundraising activities; Assist with office duties (database mgmt, phone calls, filing)

Volunteer Days/Hours: Tuesday - Friday, 9am - 7pm, Saturday 9am - 2pm; Hours vary by season (Winter 9:30am-6pm)


Edmarc Hospice for Children

Website: www.edmarc.org

Contact: Adelaide Clemens-Cooke, Community Resource Coordinator

Email: clemensa@edmarc.org

Phone: 757-967-9251

Location: 516 London Street, Portsmouth, VA; Volunteer sites may also vary depending on the volunteer activity chosen.

Organization Description: The mission of Edmarc Hospice for Children is to ease the trauma of a child’s illness or death, and to reduce the disabling effects of pediatric illness, loss, and bereavement on families in the Hampton Roads Area. For 36 years, Edmarc has focused on the whole family, helping to alleviate the confusion, stress and heartache of over 3,500 children, parents and siblings. Our broad range of services not only ensures that the child’s physical and emotional needs are met but that the multi-dimensional needs of the child's family are addressed, too. We help families get back to what is most important: taking care of each other.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers can work directly with children and their families by providing child care while parents are at support group meetings, being a "Family Friend" to support siblings or a Mother's Helper to support caregivers, being a "Hospital Pal" while parents are away, providing transportation or translation services, or being a "Peace Pal" or facilitator at support group meetings. Volunteers are also an integral part of building Edmarc's organizational capacity through activities such as public relations or fundraising support, being a special events assistant, or working on the newsletter or other office support functions. In addition, our large annual events, such as the Parent's Retreat, Camp M.A.G.I.C, Christmas activities and holiday gift baskets, and the annual picnic, all rely on the support of volunteers.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Edmarc's main office hours are 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Volunteer hours will vary depending on the volunteer activity chosen.

Special Restrictions/Requirements: All volunteers must have a complete background check and attend a brief training session. Depending on the volunteer position chosen, other training may also be needed.


Exet, LLC

Website: http://www.exetprograms.org

Contact: Waymon Lewis, President

Email: waymon@exetprograms.org 

Phone: 757-256-6162

Location: 382 Nicewood Drive, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: Exet LLC is an anti-bullying and motivational workshop resource for schools, social organizations and child care facilities. Through customized workshops, the Exet programs address bullying, self-motivation, anger management, coping skills, communication and strategies on how to manage social situations. Exet’s ultimate goal is for children to feel empowered and believe in themselves so that they do not have to belittle others to feel good. The program is comprised of three workshops that can be customized to classroom size, school need or specific hot topics.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers will work directly with children of various elementary school ages by offering tutoring and mentoring services.  The Elementary schools participating in this program are Hidenwood Elementary and McIntosh Elementary in Newport News.

Volunteer Site: Hidenwood Elementary & McIntosh Elementary

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday - Friday, 3:00pm-4:30pm


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Families in Transition (FIT)

Website: fitnewportnews.org

Contact: Maura Hampton, President

Email: FITnewportnews@gmail.com

Phone: 757-284-9053

Location: 9917 River Road, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: Families In Transition (F.I.T.) seeks to engage children's hearts and minds in a safe place. F.I.T. partners with students from Christopher Newport University to engage with children who attend Carver Elementary. These college students provide weekly help with homework in a safe and loving environment. This time after school enables children to build relationships with mentors who want to encourage them in all aspects of their lives.

Volunteer Needs: Weekly time working one-on-one with children to provide help with homework.

Volunteer Site: Carver Elementary School, surrounding area

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday-Friday 3:30pm - 5:00pm


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Family Focus - Grafton

Website: http://www.familyfocusva.org

Contact: Bernadette (Bee) Darrow, Manager

Email: bdarrow@vt.edu  or  Contact@FamilyFocusVA.org

Phone: 757-898-2945

Location: 118 Old York-Hampton Hwy, Yorktown, VA

Organization Description: Family Focus is a Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Program of Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) that supports and educates families with young children, most of whom are under 6 years of age. Families gain access to parent/child playgroups, parenting classes and workshops, the Al's Pals Preschool Program, the Intergenerational Al's Pals Preschool Program, and information about valuable community resources. All services are supported by research from several fields of study, and promote the Six Common Protective Factors that help ensure that children function well at home, in school, and into adulthood. Protective Factors can serve as buffers, by helping parents who might otherwise be at risk of abusing their children to find resources, supports, or coping strategies that allow them to parent effectively, even under stress. All services support and strengthen families in which children or adults have had Adverse Childhood Experiences such as childhood abuse, alcohol or drug abuse, mental illness or the loss of a biological parent.

Volunteer Needs: CNU students can assist staff and parents on site during parent/child playgroups, or during children's programs for infants, toddlers and preschoolers. Volunteers can also work off site and assist staff by preparing arts & crafts activities, contributing to marketing materials, searching for grants on line, and contributing in a variety of ways before and during the month of April, National Child Abuse and Prevention Month.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Students can volunteer at any time that is convenient for them off site. However, for students who want to work directly with families: our parent/child playgroups are conducted on Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30am to 12pm (40 weeks a year); our Al's Pals Preschool Program is on Fridays from 9:30am to 11:30am (Sept. thru May); we have Infant Massage Classes and Infant Playgroups Thursdays from 10am-11:30am (20 per year); and we have 10 Family Night/Evening Playgroups, one Tuesday evening per month from 5:30pm-7:30pm (Sept.-June).

Students who would like more information are very welcome to call or text me any time on my cell phone at 757-310-8780, or e-mail me at bdarrow@vt.edu.


Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast

Website: http://www.gsccc.org

Contact: Jacqueline Brooks, Council Partnerships & Event Manager

Email: jacquelineb@gsccc.org

Phone: 757-410-0732

Location: 894 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA

Organization Description: Girl Scouts is an organization dedicated solely to girls, where girls experience fun and friendship while building skills and developing values that last a lifetime.

Volunteer Needs: Work with troops, help with events, campouts, and special projects. Ongoing positions are available as well as “one-time” and short-term positions. Office help is always needed.
Available Volunteer Positions:
1.) Volunteer for a six week series working directly with girls in schools located on the Peninsula.
2.) Volunteer to help with council wide events. These events are held within out Girl Scouts of Colonial Coast area. These events include, running activities, setting up and working with girls of all ages.
3.) Volunteers can join Campus Girl Scouts - a group that is currently in existence on your campus. This group volunteers in many ways. They work directly with girls facilitating college tours, badge days and or sleepovers.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Various including weekends


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Life Enrichment Center

Website: lecliteracy.org

Contact:

Email: info@lecliteracy.org

Phone: 757-623-6001

Location:

Organization Description: Through its literacy tutoring initiative, The Life Enrichment Center (LEC) aims to help at-risk children become proficient readers by the third grade.

Volunteer Needs: 

Volunteer Days/Hours: various


NATASHA House

Website: http://www.natashahouse.org

Contact: Karen Brown, Executive Director

Email: natashahouse1@gmail.com OR info@natashahouse.org

Phone: 757-898-1993

Location: 124 Godwin Neck Blvd., Yorktown, VA

Organization Description: NATASHA House is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) transitional home the provides housing and supportive services for homeless women with children that empowers and equips them to achieve self-sufficiency. Women can live at NATASHA House from 6 mos to 2 yrs.

Volunteer Needs:

Resident Assistant-Assist with administrative & landscaping needs


CHAMPS Mentor-Assist facilitators with the M-TH CHAMPS sessions


Marketing Assistant-Assist Development Team with PR, Marketing, and Events


Fundraising--Grant research &writing, Business & Donor Development

Volunteer Days/Hours: 

CHAMPS--Mon-Thurs -6:30pm-7:30pm
All others-6am-10pm-Sun-Sat


Newport News Court Appointed Special Advocates

Website: https://www.nnva.gov/1063/CASA

Contact: Christine Matthews, Development Director

Email: ccmatthews@nnva.gov

Phone: 757-926-3644

Location: 230 25th Street, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: Newport News CASA helps “powerless children” who are under the court's supervision. CASAs ensure that each child is safe and is receiving all the court mandated services. CASAs also ensure that each child has the continuity of one person they can count on during their time within the legal system. CASAs remain with their child until the ultimate goal of a safe, loving and permanent home is reached.

Volunteer Needs: A CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) is a trained citizen who is appointed by a judge to represent the best interests of a child in court. Children helped by CASAs include those who have been abused and/or neglected and for whom home placement is being determined in the juvenile court. These children are wards of the state and live in foster houses throughout our community. 

A CASA provides a judge with a carefully researched background of the child to help the court make a sound decision about that child’s future. Each decision is as unique as the child involved. The CASA's report will recommend if it is in the child’s best interest to stay with his or her parents or guardians, be placed in foster care, or be freed for permanent adoption. The CASA follows through on the case until it is permanently resolved.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday - Saturday 9 am - 5 pm.

Special Restrictions/Requirements: Must complete an application and interview. Also must complete a background check. Must be 21 years of age or older.


Newport News Department of Juvenile Services

Website: http://www.nngov.com/juvenile-services

Contact: Dawn Barber, Director

Email: juvenileservices@nnva.gov

Phone: 757-926-1600

Location: 350 25th Street, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: Provide comprehensive strength-based juvenile and community services, to include safety and security, through the use of a continuum of sanctions; educational programming; medical and mental health services; and recreation and enrichment activities.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm


Newport News Family YMCA - Branch of Peninsula YMCA

Website: http://www.peninsulaymca.org

Contact: Deb Staszewski, Branch Executive Director

Email: Deb.Staszewski@peninsulaymca.org

Phone: 757-245-0047

Location: 7827 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA

Organization Description: This facility serves the community from toddlers to seniors, provides pre-school, before & after school programs, full fitness area, adult basketball & volleyball leagues, facility marketing  and following budget restrictions. Mission is to provide character development, show and teach caring, respect, responsibility and honesty.

Volunteer Needs: Variety of areas depending on interest & age group preference. Other volunteer opportunities:

Fitness Volunteer: Organizing youth activities, set-up/clean-up of activities

Membership Volunteer: Administrative and front desk duties; Assist membership director during membership campaigns during January, June and September.

School Age After School Program Volunteer: Assist with afterschool program both at Newport News and Our Lady of Mount Carmel School.

Swim Team Instructor: The swim instructor is responsible for teaching participants proper stroke and swim technique, teaching safety in and around the water, and developing positive attitudes in conjunction with the YMCA core values. Must hold and maintain current certifications in CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer, and Standard First Aid. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor or YMCA Progressive and Skippers experience is preferred.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Flexible


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Quality of Life

Website: http://www.qualitylifematters.org

Contact: Deuene Hickman, Executive Director

Email: deuene@qualityoflifecc.com

Phone: 757-354-4259

Address: 5602 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 203, Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23462

Organization Description: Quality of Life Inc. (QLI) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization that works to inspire, promote, and enhance the “Quality of Life” of youth and their families in our community through personal, educational, and social development and growth. Our mentoring program, Higher Grounds (HG), empowers youth to develop the necessary skills and abilities required to maximize their opportunities for personal growth and productive citizenship. HG provide academic, therapeutic, and group mentoring based on personal need and development. Youth are connected to current community resources aimed particularly at the development and improvement of character and competency. HG is committed to exposing youth to new cultures and experiences while providing them with the basic skills needed to transition into adulthood through education, skills training, exposure to different cultural ideas, and the building of confidence.

Our Motto: We inspire, promote and enhance the quality of life of individuals in our community through education, community programs, and individual and family services.

Our Vision: To transform communities by helping individuals evolve through personal, educational, and social development.

Volunteer Needs: 1) Social Media Designer; 2) Mentor; 3) School-based Mentor Group Facilitator, 4) Event Volunteer, 5) Grant Writer

Volunteer Site: Varies by position

Volunteer Hours/Days: Flexible; 2-6 hours a week

Special Restrictions/Requirements: Criminal Background and Child Protective Services Check required; Mandatory training for some positions; We ask that students commit to our volunteer program for 6 months.


Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula (*May include flexibility to work from home)

Website: http://www.smartbeginningsvp.org

Contact: Julie Duregger

Email: jduregger@smartbeginningsvp.org

Phone: 757-240-2731

Location: 11832 Canon Boulevard, Suite F, Newport News, VA 23606

Organization Description: Smart Beginnings Virginia Peninsula (SBPV) is 501(c)3 nonprofit, which merged with Preschool Partners of the Virginia Peninsula in 2012. We are a coalition of parents, businesses, civic leaders, nonprofits, school systems, early childhood professionals and private citizens—all working together to ensure that every child on the Peninsula enters kindergarten prepared to achieve success in school and in life. SBVP implements early childhood strategies in our region to enhance the quality of early childhood education and service programs for children under age 5. SBVP is part of a statewide network of other Smart Beginnings locations and funded in part by the Virginia Early Childhood Foundation. SBVP serves Hampton and Newport News, with some services also covering York County, Poquoson, Williamsburg/James City County, Gloucester, Mathews, and Middlesex, Virginia.

Volunteer Needs: Areas of experience/expertise/interest needed are: 1) Marketing/media - developing brochures, power point presentations, newsletter, etc.; 2) Internet/social media skills - assist with website and social media content; 3) Event assistance - gathering materials, other administrative support; 4) Possible opportunity to assist with research.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Office hours are M - F from 9am to 5pm, but volunteer days/hours are variable and flexible


Soundscapes

Website: http://www.soundscapeshr.org

Contact: Reynaldo Ramirez, Program Director

Email: Rramirez@soundscapeshr.org

Phone: 757-273-6178

Location: 11009 Warwick Blvd., Suite 215, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: Our mission statement: Soundscapes believes that children with a strong sense of self-worth, discipline and leadership skills are equipped to conquer their disadvantages and achieve their dreams. Read the mission statement....notice anything missing? The word "music" is not there. That is because Soundscapes is ultimately about changing the lives of the children that we serve. The goal of this after-school program is to provide children with the opportunity to build strong life skills so that they can achieve what they want in life. Music not only allows us to explore our minds and emotion, but playing music builds discipline, teamwork, respect, leadership, attention to detail and much more.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteers will serve in a variety of roles such as assisting instructors with team-building activities and administrative tasks. Note: hours will satisfy MAT Program Observation Hours.

Volunteer Site: Carver Elementary School, 6160 Jefferson Ave, Newport News, VA

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 2:00pm - 5:00pm


Special Olympics Gymnastics

Website: http://www.specialolympicsva.org

Contact: Tysha Austin

Email: taustin@specialolympicsva.org

Phone: 757-214-9098

Location: 610 Thimble Shoals Blvd Suite 201 C , Newport News VA 23606

Organization Description: We provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. This gives them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes and the community.

Volunteer Needs: Tidewater Tip-Off basketball tournament needs refs, score and time keepers, people to cheer/help athletes, setup and break down crew, lunch crew, registration, medical

Volunteer Days/Hours: Interested GROUPS please contact Tysha Austin at taustin@specialolympicsva.org

Volunteer Days: 5:30pm-6:30pm Sundays

Special Restrictions/Requirements: Volunteers must complete an application, a release form for the gym, and an online Protective Behaviors test. 

See also the Special Olympics Club at CNU on The Compass!


Transitions (Family Violence Services)

Website: http://www.transitionsfvs.org

Contact: Gala Harvell, Program Director

Email: gharvell@transitionsfvs.org

Phone: 757-728-0025

Address: P.O. Box 561, Hampton, VA

Organization Description: Transitions Family Violence Services is a nonprofit 501 (c ) 3 organization founded in 1977. We are the sole provider of comprehensive family violence services in Hampton, Newport News, and Poquoson, and a co-provider of services in York County.

Transitions’ implements a host of services including a 24-hour hotline; emergency, short-term, and transitional shelter; support groups; safety planning and legal advocacy; information and referral; art and play therapy; and outreach to underserved populations. Transitions’ services are available at no charge.

Transitions engages in a host of collaborations with allied community agencies to expand available services to survivors and their families, including partnerships with local Human Services departments; Commonwealth Attorneys and Victim Witness Offices; the Hampton-Newport News Community Services Board; the Center for Child and Family Services; Alternatives; the Office of Human Affairs; local schools and universities; and a host of other organizations. Transitions’ is also actively involved with the prevention of future violence by working to promote healthy relationship education among youth in schools.

Volunteer Needs: 1) Children's Advocate Volunteer; 2) Community Engagement Volunteer; 3) Domestic Violence Hotline Worker

* Please visit our volunteer page for volunteer position responsibilities and available shifts

Volunteer Site: Varies by position

Volunteer Hours/Days: Flexible; 4-6 hours a week

Special Restrictions/Requirements: Criminal Background and Child Protective Services Check required; Mandatory training for some positions; We ask that students commit to our volunteer program for 6 months.


Young Life

Website: http://sites.younglife.org/sites/vapeninsula/default.aspx

Contact: Joe Marks, Area Director

Email: jvmarks@gmail.com

Phone: 757-291-6761

Location: 2388 Warwick Blvd., Ste 112, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: A Christian non-denominational outreach ministry to high school and middle school students.

Volunteer Needs: Volunteer leaders are assigned to a local school. Leaders spend time making friendships with students through contact work and Young Life Club. Bible studies and taking students to camp is also part of the experience.

Volunteer Days/Hours: Flexible


Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads

Website: http://www.yvchr.org

Contact: Katie Morgan, Executive Director

Email: kmorgan@yvchr.org

Phone: 757-223-7078

Location: 10 San Jose Drive, Suite 4D, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads engages youth (ages 11 - 18) in meaningful service opportunities that positively impact the lives of others..

Volunteer Needs: Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads (YVCHR) needs Team Leaders who enjoy serving others while making it fun for a group of teens. YVC offers a variety of service project to youth each month and our Team Leaders help make these opportunities fun and educational. We also need help with advertising, grant writing and event planning.

Other Volunteer Opportunities:
Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Team Leader - Team Leaders help develop, plan and facilitate service projects for youth. Projects vary and are designed to fill important community needs and address a variety of populations--including individuals with special needs, the homeless, seniors, children, veterans and those experiencing hunger. Team Leaders also facilitate ice breakers and/or team-building exercises, lead service-learning lessons, solicit responses to reflection questions and survey youth participants.

Construction-Related Team Leader Support: YVCHR is also in need of assistance with several upcoming projects that involve construction skills. Those who have experience with power tools, designing/building structures and/or simple renovation, please contact YVCHR for service opportunities!

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Club Sponsor - Club Sponsors work in conjunction with educators at local middle and high schools to provide a school-based YVC experience for students. The CNU Club Sponsor will attend club meetings, use leadership skills to conduct team-building exercises, and guide students as they develop projects focused on their chosen areas of service. YVC Clubs generally meet two to four times per month and perform at least two service projects per semester.

Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) Fundraising Coordinator - Fundraising Coordinators help plan and coordinate fundraising events and initiatives. The Fundraising Coordinator will also work alongside the Executive Director to research grant opportunities from a wide variety of government, private and public foundations, and recommend promising sources to the YVC Board of Directors.

Volunteer Site: The sites will vary.

Volunteer Days/Hours: flexible


YWCA Virginia Peninsula

Website: http://www.ywca.org

Contact: Linda Brown, Interim Executive Director

Email: executivedirector@ywcavapen.hrcoxmail.com

Phone: 757-245-6026

Location: 2702 Orcutt Avenue, Newport News, VA

Organization Description: The YWCA provides programs to empower women and youth in the community.

Volunteer Needs: Areas of opportunities include: Advocacy (Advocate for optimal well-being of women, individuals and community); Programs (Develop, implement and monitor ongoing programs); Facilities (Oversee improvements and maintenance of Phillis Wheatley Building); Finance (Assist with development of annual budget; monitor execution of budget); Fund Development (Identify funding, lead and coordinate fundraising events); Marketing & Publicity (Assist with development of publicity and recognition events) ;and Membership (Work to increase membership and tend to needs of local membership).

Volunteer Days/Hours: Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm