Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service
(202) 986-0384 or http://www.dcinternships.org
Are you active in your community and campus? Are you interested in exploring a career in the nonprofit sector? If so, the Institute on Philanthropy and Voluntary Service (IPVS) is the program for you. Employers are looking for recent graduates with experience, and the best way to stand out after graduation is to complete an internship and make connections now.
The Fund for American Studies has sponsored academic internship programs in Washington, DC for over 40 years. Our objective is to provide a real-world professional and academic experience for college students to help prepare them for responsible leadership in the future.
Our comprehensive package includes a guaranteed internship placement, courses for transferable credit, furnished housing, a variety of guest lectures and briefings, as well as opportunities for professional development and networking. We truly provide the ultimate summer experience in Washington.
With IPVS, you are guaranteed an internship with a national nonprofit organization, local charity or foundation. In the classroom, you’ll explore the unique history and ethics of voluntary service in America.
Hands On Greater Richmond
This website has a listing of many service opportunities throughout the Richmond area.
(804) 449-2275 or http://www.barkva.org
Volunteer opportunities range from hands-on help with the dogs to supporting our administrative team with fundraising, marketing, or other exciting projects.
CAVS Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
Rob Herndon, Jr.
(804) 764-6017 or http://www.bonsecours.
Be part of a dynamic volunteer services team responsible for providing essential support services throughout the medical center. Tasks may include patient discharge, transport or escort to/from various locations in the main hospital and medical office buildings. Courier services, including delivery of mail, flowers, and a complimentary newspaper for each in-patient, may also include stat delivery of medical samples or health information in a variety of formats. Team may also provide assistance on an as-needed basis to departments for special short-term projects.
Visitor services volunteers are an essential and high-profile part of our care team greeting patients and visitors on arrival to the facility. Various informational and special assistance desks throughout the medical center are staffed by volunteers to assist patients, visitors and staff. Answering phones, tracking patient status, offering directions or providing wheelchairs and other services are all tasks common to the various locations. Strong problem-solving skills, aggressively friendly personality, and a focus on exceeding service expectations are preferred qualifications. Similar to a hotel concierge, visitor requests are challenging, intriguing and ever-changing.
OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond, Inc.)
(804) 643-2746 or http://www.oarric.org
OAR has various volunteer opportunities. These include facilitating groups and classes at the Pamunkey Regional Jail, our Central Office (Downtown) and other local jails. We also have opportunities to help re-create our website, complete internships, and one time projects.
The Ashland Garden Club Tour
Directing Parking at each house on the tour. Shift are 10-1 and 1- 5 but usually the afternoon shift can leave around 4. 10-12 volunteers. April 20 10 am – 5 pm.
Transportation can be provided if needed.
Translate ancient Greco-Roman Egypt texts. Volunteers will help scientists identify letter and words from the text.
Monitor and take note of the squirrels in your area. Best way is to take note of their action during different seasons in the same locations. Monitors will need to record the type of squirrel, number of squirrels, date and type of trees found in the squirrel’s habitat.
Click to Cure Cancer
Analyze real life cancer data and help fight cancer. Volunteers need access to the internet and to create an account at www.cellslider.net. Form teams and classify information together. Hold a Fight Cancer with Tech party to get others involved.
Explore the Ocean as a Citizen Scientist
Watch and record under water video from deep sea explorations. After recording what you see report it. Each video is 15 seconds long.
Hanover Safe Place
Create a box that contains party decorations and supplies as well as a few small gifts for a child who is unable to have birthday party.
Call for Help!
Collect recycled cell phones. These phones can be used to purchase food and medication for clients and provide other necessities for families in our shelter.
Soundtrack of Service
Volunteers will make CDs with 30 minutes worth of music. Songs should be uplifting and express positive messages.
Kindness Starts With You!
Help someone through the day and report it your story. It can be anything like helping your parents or family around the house or write a nice letter to a friend. Then send your story to email@example.com.
Guiding Eyes for The Blind
Volunteer puppy raiser. Teach puppy to have good manners and to nurture a puppy for about 18 months.
Gandy Field Day
Wednesday March 27th. Looking for volunteers between 11:30-2. Each volunteer will be asked to run a station activity for the students.
American Red Cross
On Tuesday March 19, 2013 a resident of Ashland lost their home to a house fire. The American Red Cross needs volunteers to help demolish the mobile home, in order for the client to move on with their lives.5-10 people who are strong enough to knock down structure.
French Food Festival
Set up tents, decorations, etc on Friday afternoon, April 19th Day of event, April 20th:Help in tents (e.g., popcorn, soft drink bread sales) and with children’s games. Also, clean up on Sunday. Activity and shift choices abound.