The ARC of the Piedmont
Programs for adults and children with mental and physical disabilities.Volunteers are needed for the Infant Development Project and to work with adults with disabilities. Volunteer work includes helping with fundraising events that are held throughout the year, landscaping projects, carpentry projects, painting projects, and helping with the upkeep of 11 different homes throughout the community. Half-day training is required to work with children and adults with disabilities. For more information, contact their volunteer coordinator.
5505 Walnut Level Road, Crozet, VA
This voluntary community in the countryside northwest of Charlottesville provides a respectful home and work environment for adults with mental disabilities. Volunteers usually commit for a one-year period and live in the facilities provided, earning a monthly stipend. Volunteers must be at least 21 years old.
JAUNT offers transportation for a fee to the elderly, people with disabilities and the general public in urban Charlottesville. It also is a public service transit for rural Fluvanna, Nelson, Louisa, Albemarle and Buckingham counties. See website for operating schedules.
Kluge Children's Rehabilitation Center
1204 W Main St. (Battle Building Fourth Floor)
Part of UVA Medical Center, the KCRC provides care and therapy to disabled children 18 years old and younger on both an in-patient and an out-patient basis. Volunteers assist in therapeutic, play and support activities.
1311 Carlton Ave.
Since 1967, this nonprofit has provided job training, job placement assistance, employment and day support to people with mental and physical disabilities. Volunteers are welcome to help people with disabilities doing various learning activities.