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Outside Volunteer Opportunities

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Looking for other ways to connect to community?

Check out this list of opportunities in our region for all community members to get involved with VT Engage community partners!

Please note: these opportunities are not affiliated with VT Engage and will not have VT Engage team members or student leaders in attendance. It is the responsibility of the individual to contact the partner, register for opportunities, find transportation to the site, etc. 

If you have any questions about opportunities listed on this page, please contact our team at engage@vt.edu or 540-231-9798.

Event opportunities

Check out these one-time event opportunities and see if you are available that day to assist!

Volunteering for Kids' Tech University (KTU) is a great way to interact with kids and inspire them to become Hokies and our future scientists! At KTU, kids will participate in an interactive session or lecture with a renowned scientist. We need volunteers to supervise kids and to escort them to bathroom/water fountains. Sign up to volunteer for one or more dates on the registration page.

Please note: before volunteering, all volunteers must take VT's "Title IX and Sexual Abuse of Minors" training. More information can be found on the registration page at the link above.

For more information about KTU and our guest speakers, please visit the KTU website or contact Dr. Kristy Collins at kdivitto@vt.edu.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities

These opportunities don't have a specific start or end date, and have the option for making an ongoing commitment to volunteer with a nonprofit.

  • Habitat Restore Assistance
    Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a home improvement store and donation center that sells gently used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials and more to the public at a fraction of the retail price. Most goods are donated, some select products are purchased for resale. The ReStore supports the work of Habitat for Humanity NRV to provide safe and affordable housing for folks in need.
  • Miscellaneous Projects

    Habitat for Humanity NRV needs people willing to lend their skills - whether you're a teacher, psychologist, writer, runner, doctor, or marketer! This is an opportunity to put your skills to use and meet new people while strengthening your community by building safe, affordable housing. You’ll have the ability to improve the lives of people, work alongside future Habitat owners, learn different skills and advocate for affordable housing.

Interested? Learn more and register to volunteer on their volunteer website!

Join Warm Hearth Village in their mission to enrich the lives of senior citizens of all socioeconomic backgrounds through a wide range of choices in housing, services, and care. A two hour volunteer training is required. 

Interested? Contact Johnathan Tate at  JTate@warmhearth.org.