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Partner 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.

  • 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!

United Way of the New River Valley is a local, independently incorporated, volunteer-governed organization. Their mission is to unite local people and resources to improve lives in the New River Valley. During COVID-19, their team has worked with nonprofits and other organizations to list volunteer and material needs. Please visit their website for more details on how to get involved or donate.

The YMCA is in need of volunteers to assist with the work of the YMCA Thrift Shop. Tasks will include sorting and setting up donated items in the shop. Training will be provided.

The proceeds from the Thrift Shop help support the many community programs provided by the YMCA at Virginia Tech including their Summer Pop-Up anti-hunger program and Meals on Main. Learn more by contacting Ron at ron@vtymca.org, 540-552-2633, or on the YMCA's website.