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Dignity for the Aged

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Dignity for the Aged is a 501(c)3 non profit organization based in Virginia with more than 1500 members nation wide. Our purpose is to advocate and provide support for long term care residents and their family members, to educate people regarding long term care and to improve conditions in all long term care facilities.

Discovery STEM Academy

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K-5 Elementary school with a 3-5 STEM Magnet Program

All persons interested in volunteering at a school, or for a school related program or event, must complete the school division’s online volunteer application. All prospective volunteers will be subject to a background check against the sex offender registries in all 50 states and the custom databases set by each school. The school principal or designee shall review the prospective volunteer applications and ensure the volunteers have cleared the screening process and completed all required documents. All volunteers must be approved before volunteering at any school or event, or chaperoning any school field trip. Prospective volunteers and schools should allow at least one week for this process. Service of volunteers will be limited to the five areas listed below:

1. General assistance in the school and in the classroom.
2. Tutoring, which includes reinforcement and remediation activities.
3. Enrichment, limited to those activities which are in harmony with the purpose, scope and development of the curriculum including special presentations and programs.
4. Mentoring, providing provide motivation, support and role modeling.
5. Sponsoring a club or other extra-curricular activity that supports the mission of the school or school division.

NNPS Volunteer Application can be found below.

Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center

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The Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is a multi-purpose cultural space in the southeast community of Newport News, VA. The building is owned and operated by the Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department of the City of Newport News.

The center houses several event spaces and large/small group gathering rooms available for event rental. The core of the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is the Ella Fitzgerald Theater, a 276-seat venue named for the “first lady of song.” Other event spaces in the building include the Anderson Johnson Gallery, the Newport News Community Gallery, the L. Marian Poe Meeting Room, the banquet room, and the Charles C. Allen Execute Board Room.

While the building primarily functions as an event venue, several exhibits are open during normal business hours. Our permanent exhibit, the Anderson Johnson Gallery, provides a vignette into the life of a legendary folk artist whose work had an impact on the residents of Newport News. The Newport News Community Gallery is a rotating exhibit, featuring various local and national visual artists.

The facility also holds instructional spaces on the third-floor, including the Thaddeus Hayes Dance Studio, an art studio, a music room, and other classroom studio spaces. These spaces hold various programs dedicated to continuing arts education in our community.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center is to provide high quality cultural arts activities that will:

Encourage innovation and partnerships among community and regional organizations;

Inspire the development of arts and life skills education;

Provide opportunities for performing and visual arts presentations;

Foster creative and diverse programming;

Be fiscally responsible;

Provide a venue that cherishes the City’s youth and is inviting to all;

thereby enhancing the quality of life in our community and throughout the entire city.

Dream Catchers

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Dream Catchers enriches the lives of children and adults with physical, cognitive, or emotional challenges through a relationship with a horse. Therapeutic riding and ground-based activities help to increase the independence and quality of life for our riders. Our certified instructors, credentialed therapists, and volunteers work to provide a fun and stimulating environment during each lesson. Our horses are carefully selected and trained, and our facilities in Toano provide a safe environment that accommodates a wide range of disabilities. Dream Catchers is recognized as a Premier Accredited Center through the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH).

Dutrow Elementary School

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Elementary Public School

All persons interested in volunteering at a school, or for a school related program or event, must complete the school division’s online volunteer application. All prospective volunteers will be subject to a background check against the sex offender registries in all 50 states and the custom databases set by each school. The school principal or designee shall review the prospective volunteer applications and ensure the volunteers have cleared the screening process and completed all required documents. All volunteers must be approved before volunteering at any school or event, or chaperoning any school field trip. Prospective volunteers and schools should allow at least one week for this process. Service of volunteers will be limited to the five areas listed below:

1. General assistance in the school and in the classroom.
2. Tutoring, which includes reinforcement and remediation activities.
3. Enrichment, limited to those activities which are in harmony with the purpose, scope and development of the curriculum including special presentations and programs.
4. Mentoring, providing provide motivation, support and role modeling.
5. Sponsoring a club or other extra-curricular activity that supports the mission of the school or school division.

NNPS Volunteer Application can be found below.

Edmarc

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Established in 1978, Edmarc Hospice for Children was the first hospice in the nation designed specifically for children. Founded by members of Suffolk Presbyterian Church in Suffolk, Virginia, Edmarc was named for Edward, their minister who died of cancer, and a young couple’s son, Marcus, who needed hospice care because he had a progressive neuromuscular disease.

FBCD Child Development Center & Academy

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FBCD Child Development Center & Academy is a very diverse educational environment that strives to enhance the talents of children from ages 2 1/2 to age 5 by teaching the word of God in an age appropriate manner while also teaching math, science, reading and social and emotional skills.

Volunteer must pass a background check and must enjoy being around children.

Fear 2 Freedom

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Fear 2 Freedom empowers students to combat sexual violence through sexual assault prevention training and support survivors of sexual violence through our Kit distribution program.

Site Team Leader: Caroline Branch (caroline.branch.21@cnu.edu)

First Baptist Church Morrison

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First Baptist Church Morrison strives to be the focal point of humanity for all of Newport News and surrounding cities. We achieve this by providing a place where healing and communal support is available to all.

FirstSpark

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FirstSpark is a nonprofit that shapes the future of child care and development. Beyond the training and support programs we provide, we are a true "systems builder"—bringing together policymakers, community leaders, caregivers, parents, and educators.

The Chesapeake Bay Ready Region depends on us in this convener role, where we also serve as:
- An expert providing on-the-ground support and training for both parents and educators
- A navigator facilitating access to quality early education for all children in our region from birth to age 5.
- A champion making sure all parties that shoulder the responsibility of nurturing tomorrow's citizens get the emotional support they need today.

VISION:
That all Peninsula children will start school prepared and healthy.

MISSION:
To provide leadership to champion a collaborative system that provides high-quality care, education and health services to prepare children in Hampton and Newport News for kindergarten"

Flat-Out Events

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We are a race management company. We are looking for energetic, enthusiastic and hardworking individuals that are interested in helping to set up local 5K/10K/1/2 Marathons and Marathons in the surrounding communities.

Freekind

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Freekind™exists to prevent human trafficking and to support those who have been exploited on their journey to freedom. With a merger in 2021, Freekind brings together two Virginia-based anti-trafficking nonprofits, Richmond Justice Initiative (RJI) and Virginia Beach Justice Initiative (VBJI).

Because a majority of human trafficking survivors in the United States were younger than 23 years old when their trafficking began, we created a prevention education curriculum designed to disrupt trafficking before it can begin. The Prevention Project™ program is our nationally recognized, survivor-informed prevention education curriculum with editions for middle and high school students as well as youth service providers.

For adult victims who have been incarcerated for crimes related to their abuse, we offer Offramps, a program that includes jail-based classes to help identify victims, court support to advocate for alternative sentencing, re-entry planning to create a path to freedom, and transitional support as survivors reintegrate into the community.

Freekind addresses both ends of the anti-human trafficking spectrum: working with those who have been exploited to restore the freedom that was stolen from them, and equipping our youth to avoid having their vulnerabilities exploited by traffickers.

A background check is part of our volunteer onboarding process due to the sensitive nature of our work. The cost is generally between $16-$24 and is paid by the volunteer and retained on file with Sterling Volunteers in a way that the volunteer can utilize for service at other entities that may require the same.

General Stanford Elementary School

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Newport News Elementary Public Schools
General Stanford Elementary : preK-5
Dutrow Elementary: K-5

In order to volunteer at General Stanford, volunteers must go to the Fort Eustis Visitor Center (Gate 1) to obtain a visitor pass.

Genesis Immigration Services

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Genesis Immigration Services' vision is to assist refugees, asylum seekers, migrants, and victims of trafficking with their immigration needs while supporting them in becoming productive members of our community. I have attached digital resources that explain our services and programs.

Know Your Rights
Citizenship Application
Green Card Application
Travel Documents
Work Visa
Travel Visa
Temporary Protected Status
DACA
Petition for Alien Fiancé/Family Member

In addition, we offer evening and weekend hours to create opportunities for individuals who need appointments around their work schedules.

We are looking for volunteers to translate blogs into other languages.

Gildersleeve Middle School

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We are a middle school with a population around 1100 students. We have many speciality programs including Dual Language Immersion, Talented and Gifted, English Language Learners, Students with Disabilities (including 3 self-contained classrooms - 2 Autism and 1 Mild Intellectual Disability). We have a full range of course offerings as well.

All persons interested in volunteering at a school, or for a school related program or event, must complete the school division’s online volunteer application. All prospective volunteers will be subject to a background check against the sex offender registries in all 50 states and the custom databases set by each school. The school principal or designee shall review the prospective volunteer applications and ensure the volunteers have cleared the screening process and completed all required documents. All volunteers must be approved before volunteering at any school or event, or chaperoning any school field trip. Prospective volunteers and schools should allow at least one week for this process. Service of volunteers will be limited to the five areas listed below:

1. General assistance in the school and in the classroom.
2. Tutoring, which includes reinforcement and remediation activities.
3. Enrichment, limited to those activities which are in harmony with the purpose, scope and development of the curriculum including special presentations and programs.
4. Mentoring, providing provide motivation, support and role modeling.
5. Sponsoring a club or other extra-curricular activity that supports the mission of the school or school division.

NNPS Volunteer Application can be found below.

GIRL SCOUTS

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Who We Are
We Are Girl Scouts.
Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work together to build a better world.

Through programs from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their first best friends.

Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and millions of alums, Girl Scouts lead the way as they find their voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them. 

Our Mission

Girl Scouting builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Girls on the Run Hampton Roads

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At Girls on the Run we inspire ALL girls to build confidence and make intentional decisions, while fostering care and compassion for self and others. Girls on the Run Hampton Roads serves girls in grades 3-8 across 14 school districts in Western Tidewater and Hampton Roads. We offer a fall and spring season, where teams meet for 90 minutes twice a week for 10 weeks. These amazing volunteer coaches deliver 20 lessons that use physical activity and dynamic discussions to build social, emotional, and physical skills in every girl while encouraging healthy habits for life. Stressors related to COVID-19 have undoubtedly affected girls, between social isolation, anxiety, and more limited opportunities for physical activity. Girls need us now more than ever.

Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg

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Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg serves Virginia families with low and moderate incomes in the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and Williamsburg, plus the counties of Charles City, James City, New Kent and York by partnering with them to build and repair homes.

Hampton Clean City Commission

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Municipal environmental education agency

Hampton History Museum

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Mission: The Hampton History Museum works every day to build a better future by exploring and preserving our past. Our collection, exhibitions, lectures, cultural presentations, educational activities, oral histories, and other programs, are part of our overall strategy to share the full story of our past and learn from it to understand the present.

Vision: The Hampton History Museum seeks to deepen the understanding of past choices, present circumstances, and future possibilities; as well as strengthen the bonds between us through understanding. We believe history and the resulting conversations began at the Museum will reverberate throughout the community as it discusses how to tackle the challenges of today.

We believe, at their best, history museums are trusted community partners and should go beyond providing answers alone. They should also inspire the questions our history raises and therefore create opportunities to discuss meaning. History or our collective memory is how we become a community as we share stories, ideas and beliefs and come together in the process.

We have 4 key areas of focus:
Community: We are committed to fostering a strong and healthy community
Education: We create experiences that encourage people to learn about history and consider the perspective of others.
Integrity: We facilitate public examination of the past to create mutual appreciation of differing points of view, discovery of shared meaning and awareness of common ground and the our shared future.
Stewardship: We preserve and protect the past through our collection and also serve our obligation to have a positive impact on the City of Hampton and the Hampton Roads region.

Hampton Roads Community Action Program

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HRCAP connects people to educational, social and economic programs that create self-sufficiency thereby changing lives, creating hope and making our community a better place to live. We are breaking the poverty cycle through our award-winning programs and proven strategies in education, training, work experience, housing, emergency services and more, equipping families and communities for success. We believe that when individuals and families learn to help themselves and each other, they build stronger communities, creating a better Hampton Roads region for all.

Volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.

Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings & Provisions, Inc/ Virginia Association of Free & Charitable Clinics

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Hampton Roads Ecumenical Lodgings & Provisions, Inc (HELP Inc) is a faith-based nonprofit in Hampton whose mission is to provide dignifying, empowering, and faith-based safety-net shelter, healthcare, and support to our community's most vulnerable people. We accomplish this mission by providing multiple levels of shelter for homeless individuals and families, day support services for access to basic human needs, dental care for low-income uninsured adults, 3D Dental Printing for low-cost access to dentures, night guards, and crowns, and food pantry services for households dealing with food insecurity. On average, HELP serves over 2,000 clients every year. HELP's Executive Director, Matthew Stearn, is a CNU Alum ('09).

Hampton Roads Refugee Relief

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In 2020, Hampton Roads Refugee Relief:

-Assisting 6 Refugees who have become naturalized citizens register to vote and vote in the 2020 election
-Assisted 25 families adapt to virtual schooling amidst the beginning of the COVID-19 Pandemic
-Installed Wi-Fi hotspots in 14 homes after helping them qualify for low price school internet for low-income families
-Assisted 30 families in completing the 2020 Census both hard copies and online.
-Received $3850 worth of donated items; particularly the donations of household cleaning & hygiene supplies *Calculated based on Goodwill donated goods value.
-Assisted 28 families helped apply for social security/TANAF/SNAP/WIC, and other social benefits.
Conducted 2020 Needs Assessment to 55 refugee families across Newport News.
368 Volunteer hours recorded and over 86 hours of group classroom activities.

Hampton Roads Urban Agriculture

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We are an urban farm (community garden) our mission is to help provide and maintain access to healthy and affordable food for food insecure communities

Hampton Volunteer Fire and Rescue

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The Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue is a combination fire and rescue organization with more than 300 full-time personnel supplemented by a contingent of volunteers. Our Volunteers serve a crucial role in our combination department. Volunteers have the option to serve as a firefighter, EMT; or both. Hampton's volunteer department offers enhanced training and opportunities to its volunteers not necessarily offered by other departments, such as becoming part of a specialty team. Our community is rich with history and tradition which makes serving this community an experience not many can offer.

We welcome anyone 16 and older to apply , however please know that you must be 18 years of age to participate in interior fire attack. It also should be noted that a valid drivers license is required to volunteer.

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