Social Service

Social Service

The Community Service section describes area community service groups, both as a resource for you and as a possible outlet for volunteer energies. For more possibilities, check out the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce or the community calendar in the Daily Progress.

The Lorna Sundberg International Center

www.virginia.edu/iso/ic
924-7983
21 University Circle

This UVA center serves the international and American students, faculty and scholars at UVA, promoting educational, cultural and social interchange. Volunteers are always needed to teach crafts or cooking classes, participate as language partners, assist in multicultural library and help with other activities.

Madison House

www.madisonhouse.org
977-7051
170 Rugby Rd.

This large UVA student group organizes, trains and places more than 3,000 UVA students in weekly volunteer service with 70 area agencies, such as the Tutorial Program, Big Sibling Program, Aid to Migrant Farm Workers, Adopt-a-Grandparent and Hoos Against Hunger and Homelessness Program.

Greater Charlottesville Habitat for Humanity 

www.cvillehabitat.org
293-9066
919 W Main St.

This Christian-based nonprofit organization works to eradicate inadequate housing. Volunteers are needed for construction, committee work, office work, fundraising and public relations. Legal expertise is also appreciated.

Blue Ridge Area Food Bank 

www.brafb.org
296-3663
Thomas Jefferson Area Branch
1207 Harris St. #B

The food bank distributes food to 131 member agencies, including soup kitchens and churches. Volunteers are needed for weekday mornings.

The Emergency Food Bank

www.emergencyfoodnetwork.org
979-9180 
900 Harris St.

Volunteers take orders in the office, make deliveries to various sites, shelve food or bag orders. Volunteers must commit to approximately two hours a month.

Meals on Wheels 

www.cvillemeals.org
293-4364
704 Rose Hill Drive

This nonprofit organization delivers hot, nutritious lunchtime meals to homebound people every Monday through Friday, including holidays. Homebound individuals of all ages and income levels who cannot prepare a meal for physical or psychological reasons are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels. Volunteers are needed to deliver food.

Salvation Army 

www.virginiasalvationarmy.org
295-4058
207 Ridge St. 

This Christian-based nonprofit organization provides housing, counseling and food on a one-time basis. It also operates a thrift shop that accepts donations of clothing, furniture and other household goods. A variety of volunteer opportunities are available.. 

United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area 

www.unitedwaytja.org
806 E High St 
972-1701

This organization addresses multiple community concerns and is the most comprehensive source of information on more than 600 social and/or health and human services and activities. It serves Charlottesville and Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa and Nelson counties. Volunteer opportunities are available in many different areas.