Community Services: Emergency Relief
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Emergency Relief

American Red Cross
1105 Rose Hill Dr.

The Red Cross offers various courses in first aid, CPR and other health-related courses (a fee may apply). It helps fire victims and servicemen's families and offers disaster emergency shelters. It also has a workplace program. Register in person. The Red Cross needs volunteers for campaign purposes, bloodmobiles, clerical work, answering calls after hours to help disaster victims and military families, home visiting, and home care.

Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad
828 McIntire Rd.

The rescue squad requires volunteers to work 12 hours each week. All volunteers must take the 120-hour emergency medical technician course in preparation for their assignments.

Hollymead Fire and Rescue
3575 Innovation Drive

The primary EMS, fire suppression, and rescue agency for Northern Albemarle County, Station No. 12 has an engine, medic (ambulance), tanker, tower and battalion chief. No experience is necessary to join and free EMT and Fire/Rescue classes are offered.

Emergency Food Bank

900 Harris St.

This volunteer organization provides a two- to three-day food supply to individuals and families in the Charlottesville-Albemarle area who find themselves in an emergency without food.

Photo courtesy of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Convention & Visitors Bureau,

Social Service


Emergency Relief

Education & Children

Women's Organizations

Services for the

Legal Aid

Senior Citizens

Political Groups

UVA Student Service


The Community Service section describes area community service groups, both as a resource for you and as a possible outlet for volunteer energies. Of course, this is not a comprehensive list. For more possibilities, check out the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce, the Monticello Avenue community network or the community calendar in the Daily Progress.

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