The Volunteer Community Service Scholarship program was founded in order to help students develop a love for service to others within their communities.
Students can earn $100.00 in tuition assistance per semester by volunteering to work 10 hours with an approved community agency or 15 hours assisting offices on campus. All participants must register in advance by completing the form below:
Below is a list of agencies and non-profits who have agreed to be part of our community service efforts. Please contact the individual or group listed below directly and set up a time to go to the site and begin your service hours. Print the Community Service Time Sheet found at the end of the list below and take with you to your service site. Bring completed and signed timesheet to the Office of Student Life and Leadership to receive your award letter. Funds will be credited to your student account by presenting the award letter to the cashier's office at either campus. Funds earned in the current semester can only be used toward tuition and must be used within the next two semesters. For example, funds earned during a spring semester can be used to offset $100.00 of summer or fall tuition costs. Students can earn $100.00 tuition assistance during each semester of enrollment to be used in a subsequent semester.
359 Fenwick Road, Bldg 263, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Contact: Allyson Graul 757-838-2330
RELATE (Relationship Education Leading Adolescents Toward Empowerment) Trainer to lead a dating violence prevention program (8 hours long) with 9th graders. You will work with other college students as a part of a team going into the high schools. Participating students must be willing to attend a 4 hour training.
American Red Cross
1323 West Pembroke Avenue, Hampton, VA 23661
Contact: Erika Dillard 757-838-7320, Ext. 102
General clerical duties, disaster services, volunteer on military base, community fundraising.
Outreach Office: 3204 Ironbound Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Contact: Augusta Casone 757-903-2374
Perform clerical duties, assist with childcare and general help within the emergency shelter. Orientation required.
Bayside of Poquoson Health and Rehab
1 Vantage Drive, Poquoson, VA 23662
Contact: Gwen Floyd 757-868-9960
Activities with senior residents of the center to include bingo and crafts - flexible scheduling.
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Williamsburg
312 Waller Mill Road, Suite 200, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact: Michell Hollins 757-253-0676
General office duties.
C. Waldo Scott Center
3100 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
Contact: Andreia Nelson, Volunteer Coordinator 757-244-9223
Volunteers needed to assist children with homework and reading. Also help Program Assistants with afternoon activities for the children at the Center.
Care Team Cupboard at Thomas Nelson
Food Pantry: Room 221Q, Griffin Hall
Office to contact: Student Services, Room 201, Griffin Hall
Volunteers will sign in students, staff and community members who need provisions of non-perishable foods and will provide customers with a list of other local food pantries. (On campus service requires 15 hours per semester.)
Chestnut Square Apartments
800 Dana Rae Court, Newport News, VA 23605
Contact: Melissa Scott 540-359-39923
After school homework club and tutoring, fitness classes, monthly game night with families, computer work to include web design, surveys and flyers.
Child Development Resources
150 Point O'Woods Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Contact: Katy Rodgers 757-566-3300, Ext. 139
General office duties, early child care, special events
Child and Family Connections
348 McLaws Circle, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact: Amy Stutt 757-229-7940, Ext. 201
General office duties, database entry, follow up calls
Community Knights Inc.
Physical Location: 733 Thimble Shouls Blvd., Ste. 170, Newport News, VA 23606
Volunteer Location: Knights of Columbus Center, 12742 Nettles Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Belinda Hacke, Volunteer Coordinator: 757-932-8440
Volunteers needed for our current fundraiser, Bingo. Shifts available every Wednesday from 5pm-10:15pm and every Sunday from 12noon - 5:15pm.
College Tour Guide
Griffin Hall, Room 200, Hampton Campus
Contact: Dana Cook 757-825-3885
Conduct college tours for prospective students and families.
Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula
2401 Aluminum Avenue, Hampton, VA 23661
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator 757-596-7188
Sorting food and stocking shelves. Assist with special projects and/or clerical work.
Habitat for Humanity
371 Chatham Drive, Newport News, VA 23607
Contact: Dawn Cavanaugh, Volunteer Coordinator 757-246-4955 Option 4
Stocking building materials warehouse, cleaning and pricing items, Re-Store clerk - assisting customers, stocking shelves, etc.
Hampton and Newport News City Schools National External Diploma Program (NEDP)
1646 Briar field Road, Hampton, VA 23669
Contact: Nancy Companion, Coordinator 757-727-1049
Volunteers needed to assist adult students with web based program to earn their high school diplomas. Flexible hours.
Hampton Grows, Inc.
11 Wallace Road, Hampton, VA 23664
Contact: Lara Zawacki 757-303-0134 ( leave a message)
Volunteers to help with gardening projects in various locations in Hampton. Work with middle school students on gardening projects.
Healthy Families Partnership, Inc.
100 Old Hampton Lane, Hampton, VA 23669
Contact: Allison 757-727-2731
Teen center assistance, office work, receptionist special events and community events assistance
Heritage Humane Society
430 Waller Mill road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact: Rachel Monczynski 757-221-0150
Socializing with animals, walking dogs, assisting with daily cleaning of facilities, clerical duties in main office and special events volunteers. Orientation required. Call to register for orientation.
1455 Richmond Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact: Brandi Weiler 757-221-0225
General office duties Emergency home repairs, grass cutting for elderly and low income residents
Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program
Thomas Nelson Career Services 600 Butler Farm Road Hampton, VA 23666
Contact: Stacey Roberts Phone: 757-865-5870
Successful completion of the IRS online Tax Certification Exam is a prerequisite for participation in this volunteer program. Best suited to students in second year accounting/economic majors. Local volunteerism partner site to be determined. (On campus service requires 15 hours per semester.)
James City County Rescue Squad
3135 Forge Road, Toano, VA 23168
Contact: Bryan Bacon 757-566-3032
Station help, general office duties, washing vehicles
5544 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Contact: Dawn Conrad, Manager of Volunteer Services 757-461-0600
Needs include clerical support, bereavement volunteers, patient visitation, pet therapy visitation, other volunteers for specific needs. Manager will arrange to meet with students locally for interviews. Some training required for various positions.
LINK (Living Interfaith Network) of Hampton Roads
10413 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator 757-595-1953
Filing grocery bags, clerical and general office duties, mentoring elderly and youth
Mary Immaculate Hospital
2 Bernadine Drive, Newport News, VA 23602
Contact: Stephanie Chapman 757-886-6073
Gift shop counter sales, thrift store counter sales, other as needed
Meals on Wheels of Williamsburg
739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Newport News (to sign up only)
Contact: Lisha Mullen 757-246-1905
Delivering meals to residents
Messmer Community Services Center
312 Waller Mill Road, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Messmer provides support for local non-profits and low income families by providing referrals and resources to help them become self-sufficient. There are two opportunities for volunteers. One, grounds work to include: help maintaing grounds, weeding, mulching, and removal of trash. Two, referral desk help to include: checking in clients, verifying ID and address, and printing orgainization information for clients needs.
New Century Hospice
606 Denbigh Blvd., Building 100, Suite 103, Newport News, VA 23608
Contact: Desiree Baird, Volunteer Coordinator 757-874-1237
Office work, recruiting volunteers, making flower arrangements and delivering to patients, sit with clients and read or share stories, etc.
Newport News Public Schools College and Career Readiness Class
Administration Building, 12465 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Vickie Madison, College Prep Coordinator 757-881-5461
Tutors for high school age students in various subjects on location at any Newport News high school from 2 - 5 pm weekdays. Call for interview.
Peninsula Agency on the Aging, Inc.
739 Thimble Shoals Blvd., Suite 1006, Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Gerald Patesel 757-873-0541
Clerical and general office duties, driving seniors to appointments, Meals on Wheels
Peninsula Fine Arts Center
101 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
General volunteers for various duties at the center Special onsite and offsite event volunteers
Peninsula Regional Education Program
14302 Old Courthouse Way, Newport News, VA 23602
Tutoring adult learners for basic skills, reading, computer and math
Personal Touch Home Care, Inc.
735 Thimble Shoals Blvd. Suite 130, Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Melanie Wood 757-296-9989
Offer care and comfort to terminally ill patients and their families. We offer free and comprehensive training to all Hospice Volunteers. Looking for Patient Companion and/or Administrative Volunteers – flexible scheduling.
Refugee and Immigration Services
12284 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23606
Helping children with homework (Free background check required), receptionist and general clerical duties
Riverside Convalescent Center
414 Algonquin Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Contact: Beth Dropski 757-722-9881
Hold activities with senior residents of the center - flexible scheduling Visit one on one with residents; read, watch TV, etc.
12420 Warwick Blvd, Suite 6E, Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Jennifer Hughes 757-594-2745
Volunteer duties include patient visitations, music/art/pet therapy visitations, bereavement volunteers, and administrative/office support. Coordinator will meet with students for interviews and discuss required training, background checks and position information.
1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Contact: Jim Colston 757-838-4875, Ext. 104
Program assistants, bell ringers during holiday season, general office duties
Self Protection Awareness
301 Tower Lane, Newport News, VA 23608
Contact: Pearlie Jett 757-593-3531
General clerical duties, help with special projects
Sentara Hospice Services
Various locations in Newport News, Hampton and Williamsburg
Contact: Karl West 757-736-0709
Volunteer to work with patient care, bereavement support and encouragement, clerical duties in general office setting and special events volunteers. Orientation required.
523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
Contact: Anne Carpens 757-595-1399, Ext. 102
Volunteers must fill out an application and attend one hour orientation. Duties: general clerical duties, cleaning cages, tending animals
The Center for Sexual Assault Survivors
718 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Ste. B, Newport News, VA 23601
Contact: Hayley Walczer, Volunteer Coordinator and Outreach Specialist 757-599-9844
Volunteers to serve as Group Leaders, Sexual Assault Advocates and Community Educators. Also need support for Fundraising and Special Events. Other opportunities also available.
The Woods at Yorktown Community Center
2801 Old Williamsburg Road, Yorktown, VA 23690
Contact: Mignon Middleton 757-969-1567
Assist with food distributions, summer youth programs, after-school tutoring and youth activities, sports activities, and workshops to include health, nutrition, fitness, culinary and other topics for youth and adults.
This Century Art Gallery, Art Education Center
Unit 8, Williamsburg Crossing Shopping Center, Williamsburg, VA 23185 (Near intersection of Rtes. 199 and 5)
Contact: Susan Sullivan-Tubach 757-229-5549
Volunteer teacher assistants to assist youth program art instructors
VA Crusaders Youth Development Center
613 Rotary Street, Hampton, VA 23661
Contact: Laticia Stith 757-713-0752
Assist with before and after school homework and study program for school aged children. Hours of operation 6 am to 6 pm Monday through Friday.
Victory Family YMCA
101 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, VA 23693
Contact: Jean Okyen 757-867-3300
Assist with special events, act as greeters and assist with grounds and landscaping. Applicants must complete a volunteer application at the YMCA and meet with the Volunteer Coordinator prior to beginning volunteer hours.
Virginia Air and Space Museum
600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Virginia 23669
Contact: Katherine Derby 757-727-0900 ext. 727
Contact: Ken Flick 757-727-0900 ext. 757
General office duties, assist with school groups upon arrival, assist educators during programs, assist with activities during events, direct visitors to locations within the center. 30 minute orientation required. Call to arrange best time.
1 YMCA Way, Hampton, VA 23669
Contact: Lee Grandison, Senior Program Director 757-722-9044
Volunteer opportunities can range from sports coaching, tutoring, facility maintenance and special event participants.
YMCA Newport News
7827 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23607
Contact: Theresa Wilson 757-245-0047
Special program volunteers such as Child Watch, youth sports, membership drive
Young Gentleman's Club "Creating Gentlemen...One Boy at a Time"
Machen Elementary School, 20 Sacramento Drive, Hampton, VA 23666
Contact: James Earl Pope 757-646-1992
Mentoring elementary aged boys in grades 2-5, helping with homework, accompanying groups on field trips. Program runs after school on Wednesdays from 2 - 4:30 pm and some field trips on Saturdays.
Williamsburg-James City County Community Action Agency
312 Waller Mill Road, Suite 405, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Contact: Rebekah Hinson or Yaitzel Barrientos 757-229-9332
Volunteer needed to help market agency's services via social media platforms to include LinkedIn, Facebook and Instagram. Duties include posting upcoming events and activities to social media sites and building a following on various platforms. A background check is required and may take two to three weeks to clear before volunteer service can begin.