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Look here for ways to get involved. You can also learn about others who are making contributions to their communities.
VirginiaCORPS’ volunteer opportunities fall into two main categories: emergency preparedness / homeland security — and everything else.
If you want to investigate general volunteer opportunities that run the gamut, see below. If you are interested in helping with emergency preparedness and homeland security, please explore our Homeland Security section.
1. A Zip Code Will Do It
VirginiaCORPS links to a statewide database of volunteer opportunities from the Network for Good. Simply pop in your zip code and you will get results listing many volunteer opportunities in your area, including Web site links and contact information. You can also specify volunteer positions that match your interests, skills, schedule and geographic preferences.
Try it now!
- Go for the Personal Touch
If you’d prefer one-on-one assistance with finding volunteer opportunities, check out Virginia’s local volunteer centers. These centers serve about 70 Virginia communities and help provide creative solutions to community problems. Contact the center nearest you to discover the many opportunities available in your area. Browse the list of Virginia Volunteer Centers
- Think nationally.
The Virginia Commission for National and Community Service promotes service, volunteerism, and civic engagement on both national and community levels. It supports Virginia AmeriCorps programs throughout the Commonwealth. These programs engage members in many ways such as tutoring, building homes, helping residents become employed, and visiting homebound persons. Many of the programs are actively recruiting full or part-time members. Other national service initiatives with volunteer opportunities in Virginia include Senior Corps and AmeriCorps VISTA.
Visit the Virginia Commission for National and Community Service