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Westmoreland State Park
Contact: Park Ranger Michael Such, 804.493.8821, email: michael.such@dcr.virginia.gov, www.virginiastateparks.gov  145 Cliff Road, Montross, VA 22520
    • Volunteer opportunities are available for students.
George Washington Birthplace
Contact: Park Ranger Deborah Lawton, 804.224.1732 ext. 269, email: debbie_lawton@nps.gov  1732 Popes Creek Rd., Colonial Beach, VA 2244
  • Volunteer opportunities are available for students and adults in the Birthplace's library, gardens, front desk operations and the docent program.
  • Students have the opportunity to learn public speaking, history and Colonial skills as hearth cooking, blacksmithing, spinning and weaving
Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity
Contact: Madeline@fredhab.org  540.891.5009  4755 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Fredericksburg, VA 22401  www.fredhab.org
  • Volunteer opportunities for students (ages 16 - 18 with signed parent permission) and adults in either the Rstore retail location or work sites
  • Register online on the Habitat's "VolunteerUp" system
  • Volunteer handbook available for download online
  • Restore retail location currently at 4755 Jefferson Davis Hwy. (at the 4-Mile Fork Business Center, next to J & J Tile) COMING SOON: NEW LOCATION:  Near the Rappahannock Goodwill & Gold's Gym off Rt 3 in Fredericksburg

Heritage Hall King George
Contact: Ms. Patricia McDowney, 775.4000 ext. 216, email: pmcdowney@ahc.cc  10051 Foxes Way, KG
  • Minimum age to volunteer is 13.
  • Volunteer to help the Activities Coordinator in any activity that the volunteer is interested in helping. This can included, but is not limited to Reading to a resident, helping with Arts and crafts, Adopt a Grandparent [spend time with, do an activity with a resident], decorate bulletin boards, Assistance with holiday activities
  • Volunteer in the Dietary Department, assembling snack bags, helping pass out or pick up dinner trays

King George Fire & Rescue Junior Volunteers
Contact: Mrs. Bobbijo Pennington, 540.775.8900
  • The King George County Department of Fire, Rescue & Emergency Services operates a Junior Program for the purpose of training young people between the ages of 16 to 18 years of age in the science of Fire Suppression, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services.
  • All Junior members must maintain a "C" average (at minimum) in every subject in order to remain in the program.
  • Additionally, suspension or disciplinary action received from the school shall also result in suspension or disciplinary action from the program.
  • Application packet available in the Counseling office and online at http://www.kinggeorgefirerescue.com/content/volunteer/


King George Lewis Egerton Smoot Memorial Library
Contact: Ms. Elizabeth Wilson, Volunteer Coordinator at Volunteer@smoot.org  540.775.2147  http://www.smoot.org/
  • Volunteer opportunities include, General Library Work: creating displays/bulletin boards, filling book requests, shelf maintenance. Library Research: creating books lists, genealogy, local history. Clerical/Office: photocopying, filing. Communications/Information: brochure/newsletter, writing, mailings. Program Support: craft preparation, reading program volunteers, special event volunteer. Computer Skills: database searches, desktop publishing, spreadsheets, word processing, internet assistance, email.
  • Application available on website listed above.
  • ** Summer Opportunities available for Assistants for Summer Cinema program and Summer Lego Club. Contact Elizabeth at Volunteer@smoot.org

King George Parks & Recreation and King George High School Community Service Cord
Contact: Mrs. Janine Paulson 775.9780 (KG P&R) or Mrs. Terri Morrison (KGHS) 775.3535 ext. 3201
  • This service cord initiative is optional and applicable only for KGHS Seniors. 
  • Hours requirement: 100 hours (50 community service hours from King George Parks & Recreation AND 50 additional community service hours elsewhere.)
  • All events must be signed by the supervising adult (your adviser, business owner/manager, etc.) to receive credit.
  • All spaces must be completed and verified for ALL events you do. 
  • Any community service that cannot be verified (checked) will not be considered or counted.
  • Service banking hours dating back to June 2016 are eligible to be logged. 
  • All hours are due by May 1, 2017, to Mrs. Morrison in the KGHS Counseling office.
  • Download application link listed "Community Service Log 2015" below.

Love Thy Neighbor: Community Food Pantry & Soup Kitchen
Call: 540.940.9846, email: kgc.ltn@gmail.com  P.O. Box 16, King George. www.kg-ltn.org 
  • Third Sunday every month, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Event held at King George Citizen's Center, 8076 Kings Hwy, King George
  • Must pre-register online to volunteer at http://www.lovethyneighbor-kg.org/volunteer
  • Many tasks available for volunteer assistance

Mary Washington Healthcare Junior Volunteer Program
Contact: Volunteer Services 540.741.1440 or email patricia.wolfrey@mwhc.com
Mary Washington Healthcare's Junior Volunteer Program strives to introduce local high school students to the diverse career opportunities within Mary Washington Healthcare and to experience the satisfaction from serving others while developing a sense of civic responsibility. To be eligible for our year-round teen program, students must first complete a successful five week session in our Summer Junior Volunteer Program.
    • Participation is open to local students genuinely interested in giving excellent service to patients, families, staff and visitors of Mary Washington Healthcare.
    • Junior Volunteers must be between the ages of 14 – 17 as of January 1 and currently attending high school.
    • Applicants must have a strong scholastic average and acceptable attendance record.
    • Junior Volunteers must be available to commit two days per week during one of the two five week summer sessions.
    • Volunteer hours are recorded and verification provided to the student for their use on college applications, community service seals, etc.
    • Selected applicants MUST attend the mandatory orientation.
    Click here to download the Summer Junior Volunteer Packet for Mary Washington Hospital

    Click here to download the Summer Junior Volunteer Packet for Stafford Hospital

    Please note: The application deadline has been extended  until March 18.  Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered. Click the links above to select either Mary Washington Hospital or Stafford Hospital. Due to the popularity of this program and to accommodate the greatest number of students, we ask that you only apply to one hospital.     

Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters
Contact: jymhorak@rbbbs.org or Jessicadirks@rbbbs.org 540.371.7444  325A Wallace Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401, www.rbbbs.org 
  • School-based program in place at Potomac Elementary School, Dahlgren, VA, Wednesday afternoons.
  • STARTING SOON...Mentoring at King George Elementary School, King George...details to follow 
  • Volunteers must be age 16 years and older.
  • Available one hour per week.
  • Sign up to volunteer online at www.rbbbs.org 
  • Background check will be conducted, Child Protective Services (reviewed), Training will be provided.
  • Volunteer will then be matched with a student.


Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assualt (RCASA)
Contact: Na'la Phillips, Volunteer Coordinator, 540.479.3574, 3331 Shannon Airport Circle, Fredericksburg, VA 22408 volunteer@rcasa.org 
Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA) in Fredericksburg, VA is a local non-profit where high-school students can find volunteer work. They are seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to join them in their mission to help survivors of Sexual Violence, as well as prevent future assaults from happening. RCASA will hold volunteer training starting on May 26, 2018. 

The Sexual Assault Crisis and Advocacy training is an intensive 40 hour endeavor that is held over a two week period. This training is mandatory to receive the completion certificate and to be able to volunteer at RCASA. Volunteers who complete the training have the ability to sign up for the Crisis Hotline, Community Outreach Programs, Fundraising, Hospital Accompaniment, Administrative Duties and much more. Participants must be 16 years of age to take the training, and 18 years of age to participate in crisis response. Students interested in attending the May training, should email Na'la Phillips at Volunteer@Rcasa.org, or submit an online application, which can be done at their website http://www.rcasa.org/get-involved.html After applicants complete the application, and prior to attending the training, they will need to schedule an interview with Ms. Phillips.

Rappahannock United Way
Contact:  540.373.0041  3310 Shannon Park Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Rappahannock United Way has opportunities in the Tax Services program for Greeter/Screener positions during the 2017 tax season. Training is provided no experience necessary. Interested individuals should have the desire to give back to their community and possess patience, compassion and understanding. They will be working directly with lower-income clients and families that seek income tax filing assistance and financial stability coaching.   Volunteering begins with attending training (4 hours) in the fall and making a commitment to the Tax Service Program of 20 hours for the tax season (mid-January through mid-April). There are multiple tax sites at which to register with locations throughout the Fredericksburg area. Typical volunteer hours are 3:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mentoring (Reaching Out Caring for Kids), Sealston Elementary School
Kristi Cowan, Program Coordinator, kcowan@kgcs.k12.va.us
  • Interested in making a difference and changing the life of a child forever?
  • 1 hour commitment; 1 time a week; 1 academic school year
  • Flexible scheduling
  • If interested, please contact your guidance counselor or email Mrs. Asbury 
  • Download application link listed "True Colors" below.

U4C Victory Ministries, Inc. Kickball Tournament
Christie Jones, Student Volunteer Coordinator, U4CVictory@gmail.com, 540.455.1237 or 540.693.0174,  PO Box 7493, Fredericksburg, VA 
We need your help! We are looking for high school students to serve as volunteers for our first 1st Annual "Kickin' out Homelessness" Kickball Tournament, scheduled on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The tournament is organized to help make it possible for our organization to develop key programs, as well as, transitional and personal development services for homeless youth (18 and below) and the young adult population (18-24 yrs.) within our region.
We are in need of volunteers to assist with the following duties:

• Set up the day before the tournament
• Set up/clean up the day of the tournament
• Serve water/food to teams
• Distribute team packets the day before the tournament
• Other duties as needed

U4C Victory Ministries, Inc. seeks to inspire and empower homeless youth/young adults within our region.
Pres.: Rev. Ritta Armstead, V. Pres.: Betty J. Banks, Treasurer: Kim Hill, Financial Sec. Donna Poole, Secretary: Jovita Miller, Asst. Secretary: Brenda Brown
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