The volunteer Community Service Scholarship program was founded 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 Thomas Nelson offices. All participants must register in advance to qualify for a scholarship by completing the Community Service Scholarship Registration Form
Participation is easy, just review the list of agencies shown below. Contact the agency to discuss ways that you can assist. Print the Community Service Time Sheet. Please send it to your service site supervisor to document the hours worked. Send the completed and signed timesheet to Kadisia Archer at email@example.com to receive your scholarship award. A letter will be sent to the Business Office to have the scholarship funds credited toward your tuition. Please note, 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 toward summer or fall tuition costs. Students can earn one scholarship per semester.
359 Fenwick Road, Bldg 263, Fort Monroe, VA 23651
Contact: Regan Johnson 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 757-434-6739
General clerical duties, disaster services, volunteering on military bases, 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
Volunteers needed for general office duties.
C. Waldo Scott Center
3100 Wickham Avenue, Newport News, VA 23607
Contact: Crystal Rainey, Volunteer Coordinator 757-244-9223
Volunteers are needed to assist children with homework and reading. 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.)
Child Development Resources
150 Point O'Woods Road, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Contact: Bertie Byrd 757-566-3300, Ext. 518
General office duties, early child care, special events (such as an oyster roast), and other special projects as needed (such as yard work around the offices).
Child and Family Connections
Williamsburg Location: 348 McLaws Circle, Suite 1, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Hampton Location: 2021 Cunningham Drive, Suite 400, Hampton VA 23666
Contact: Michael Edmond 757-229-7940
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: Lorraine SantaLucia, Volunteer Recruiter: Call/Text: 757-337-1970
Volunteers are needed for bi-weekly bingo games.
Dates: Wednesdays 5:00 - 10:30 pm / Sundays 12:00 - 5:30 pm /
Bingo Prep: Fridays & Mondays 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Contact: Lorraine SantaLucia, Volunteer Recruiter at :firstname.lastname@example.org Call/Text: 757-337-1970
Volunteers needed to serve as peer mentors for the COACH Program to support individuals with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Training and volunteer activities are currently virtual.
Contact: Cassandra Brown at email@example.com
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: Tracy Hansbrough, Volunteer Coordinator 757-596-7188 at extension 154
Sorting food and stocking shelves. Assist with special projects and/or clerical work. Help with Mobile Food Pantry.
Habitat for Humanity
371 Chatham Drive, Newport News, VA 23607
Contact: Mary Luke, Volunteer Coordinator 757-913-5664
Stocking building materials warehouse, cleaning and pricing items, Re-Store clerk - assisting customers, stocking shelves, etc. Court Orders for minor offenses.
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 a web-based program to earn their high school diplomas. Flexible hours.
Hampton Roads Community Action Program
Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
2410 Wickham Ave
Newport News, VA 23607
Contact: Shawneequa Turner, 757-756-6875
Volunteers are needed for various tasks including Administrative, Marketing, and more.
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: Jennifer Lafountain 757-221-0150
Socializing with animals, walking dogs, assisting with daily cleaning of facilities, clerical duties in the main office, and special events volunteers. Orientation required. Call to register for orientation.
115 Palace Lane, 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 second-year accounting/economic majors. Local volunteerism partner site to be determined.
James City County Rescue Squad
3135 Forge Road, Toano, VA 23168
Contact: Bryan Bacon 757-566-3032
Station help, general office duties, washing vehicles
James River Convalescent & Rehabilitation Center
540 Aberthaw Avenue
Assist with or run various group/one-one activities for residents of the facility.
Contact: Shawn Hanberry Phone: (757) 595-2273 Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The manager will arrange to meet with students locally for interviews. Some training is required for various positions.
LINK (Living Interfaith Network) of Hampton Roads
10413 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
Contact: Quentin Hardy, 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.
1 - Grounds work to include: help maintain grounds, weeding, mulching, and trash removal.
2 - Referral desk help to include: checking in clients, verifying ID and address, and printing organization information for clients' needs.
New Century Hospice
11835 Fishing Point Drive, Suite 102, Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Sherry Boone, Volunteer Coordinator 757-874-1237
Office work, recruiting volunteers, making flower arrangements and delivering to patients, sitting with clients to read or share stories, etc. Volunteer application with references will be required upon acceptance, there will be volunteer training.
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.
Presidential Ambassador Program
Thomas Nelson Community College
Refugee and Immigration Services
Contact: Suheir Diyab 757-247-3600
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, administrative/office support, and assistance with our NODA Program (no one dies alone). The coordinator will meet with students for interviews and discuss required training, background checks, and position information.
1033 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, VA 23666
Program assistants, bell ringers during the 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 office duties, and special events volunteers. Orientation required.
Contact: Moe Beaulieu 757-256-5734
SMART-One, Inc. is a peninsula-based organization that creates challenging activities for "great kids" with special needs. One of our programs is the "SMART-SWIM" class that takes place at the York county YMCA every Sunday afternoon from 3:30 pm until 4:30 pm (you do not have to be a member of the YMCA to volunteer). We need volunteers who can give an hour a week to these terrific kids. So, if you have lifeguard training, swim team experience, or you're simply a good swimmer. we can surely use the gift of your time and talent! This is a great way to connect with the community on a very special level.
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 a 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
Volunteers to serve as Group Leaders, Sexual Assault Advocates, and Community Educators. Also need support for Fundraising and Special Events. Other opportunities are also available.
The Mariners' Museum and Park
100 Museum Drive, Newport News, VA 23606
Contact: Beth Heaton, Volunteer and Internship Program Manager at 757-591-7712 or email@example.com
Volunteer opportunities: Departmental volunteers and interns in Marketing, Digital Services, Library, Development, Visitor Services, Education, Interpretation. We also have opportunities for Event Support for events such as our Gallery Crawl, Craft Beer Festival, ARRRtober Festival, Wine Classic, History Bites.
The Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601
Contact: Shandran Thornburgh, Director of Volunteer Services at 757-534-7428 or firstname.lastname@example.org
A complete list of volunteer opportunities can be found on the Virginia Living Museum website under their volunteer page at https://thevlm.org/join/volunteer/
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.
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
Volunteers are needed to help market the 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.
Williamsburg House of Mercy
10 Harrison Avenue, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Volunteers are needed for Client Advocates, Mobile Food Pantry, Housing Office Assistants, Harbor Day Shelter for the Homeless, and Make a House a Home ministry that assists with move-ins and home set-up. Williamsburg House of Mercy can also be a great team-building opportunity for your office or business to perform community service together! Consider doing a food or diaper drive—Buy some K-Cups for the Harbor Day Shelter—organize a WelcomeHomeBasket for our newly rehoused (formerly homeless) neighbors—the opportunities are endless!
VA Crusaders Development Center
613 RotaryStreet, Hampton, Virginia 23661
Contact: Latitia Stith - email@example.com or 757-8258-2449
Assist with before and after-school homework and study program for school-aged children. Hours of Operation: 6 am - 6 pm Monday-Friday
Victory Family YMCA
101 Long Green Boulevard, Yorktown, VA 23693
Volunteer Coordinator, Victory Family YMCA, 757-867-3300.
Assist with special events, act as greeters, assist with child care, and assist with grounds and landscaping. Applicants must complete a volunteer application at the YMCA and meet with the Volunteer Coordinator before beginning volunteer hours.
Virginia Air and Space Museum
600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, Virginia 23669
Contact: Brandy Zaro 757-727-0900 ext. 735
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 the 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. The program runs after school on Wednesdays from 2 - 4:30 pm and some field trips on Saturdays.
Virtual Community Service Opportunities
Listed below are agencies that provide opportunities for virtual community service.