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Hampton-Newport News Kappa Alpha Psi Alumni Chapter Achievement Foundation

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The Achievement Foundation is a charitable and educational organization dedicated to providing services to community youth so as to help produce a better quality of life for all through education and training and to provide to young persons, academically oriented services such as tutoring, leadership training, career exposure and financial assistance for schools of higher learning in the forms of loans and grants. The mission of the Foundation is to provide education, training, and mentoring programs and other philanthropic services that enhances the quality of life for the community at large. The Foundation supports the Newport News Alumni Chapter’s two signature programs, Guide Right and Scholarship.

Here for the Girls, Inc.

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Here for the Girls, Inc. (H4TG) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit improving the lives of young women affected by breast cancer (diagnosed under age 51). We offer social-emotional support through services that provide personal connections and a shared experience among our members. Our research-based support model focuses on the overall well-being of our members and delivers our services through a non-clinical, peer-based approach. The result is an inclusive community based on equity and cultural humility that cultivates a sense of belonging from diagnosis, through treatment, and beyond.

Huntington Middle School

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Middle School Tutoring Opportunity in Reading/Math

Help with Afterschool Sports (Score Keeper, Balls, Concession Stands, Ticket)

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.

I AM Enough Retreat

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I AM Enough retreat is a 501 (3) c nonprofit organization that provides transitional assistance for women experiencing distress. We provide a platform for healing and transformation among women who are survivors of sexual, mental, and domestic abuse. We will serve as a pathway from instability to stability by equipping women to unleash their voice, own their values, and walk in their destiny. We are here to change how it looks for women to receive assistance immediately.
Our Mission is to provide education, workshops, shelters, and other resources to victims and survivors of physical, mental, and sexual abuse.
Our Services:
Emergency Transitional Assistance
Coaching and Therapy Sessions
Personal Development Counseling, Transformation, and Financial Literacy Counseling
Conferences and retreats to address experienced trauma of clients

ICM: International Cooperating Ministries

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We are a non-profit organization whose focus is to help build churches and nurture believers around the world. We do this through partnering with indigenous people groups and equipping them with biblical Foundations and resources to especially a brick and mortar building that will impact their community for the Gospel.

Innovative Minds

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Service Organization
Volunteer at BAG in Hampton Roads
BAG are a nonprofit organization that provides voluntary after school programs for young people
We teach and demonstrate science experiments for (mostly) elementary school age children

Jenkins Elementary

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This is an elementary school serving grades Kindergarten through 5th grade.

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.

Please wear a mask and check in at the front office.

Kesem at CNU

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Kesem is a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children through and beyond their parent's cancer, at no cost to families.

At Kesem we serve our community and have fun while doing so! We provide year-round support and host a free, week-long summer camp each year for the children we serve!

Kidz'NGrief & Mikey's Camp

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Kidz’NGrief provides grief support to children ages 3 – seniors in high school and their families. We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment that allows children to work through their grief with art, games, stories, play, and other activities with other kids. Children are placed in different age groups and adults bringing children can also attend one of our adult groups- loss of a spouse, loss of a child, and our other/ general loss group. We meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month during the school year at Denbigh United Presbyterian Church in Newport News. Groups are run by trained facilitators. Our program is free and open to any families grieving a death loss.

Mikey's Camp is a yearly, weekend-long grief camp for children ages 7 – seniors in high school at the Jamestown 4-H Educational Center. Children remain on site from Friday evening until Sunday afternoon and are paired with an adult “Big Buddy” volunteer that is their “person” for the weekend and will help guide them through the healing circles and activities. Big Buddies arrive at 3:00 pm Friday and depart at 3:00pm Sunday. The weekend consists of four healing circles that focus on telling our stories, emotions, coping skills, and memorializing those we’ve lost. We also have lots of fun things including a pizza party, a costume party, a bonfire, archery, canoeing, arts and crafts, a Mad Science booth, a petting zoo, and more!

Knollwood Meadows Elementary School

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Knollwood Meadows Elementary School is a K-5 public school in Newport News, Virginia serving approximately 450 students.

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.

Lackey Clinic

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Lackey Clinic is a faith base free medical clinic, founded in 1995. The Clinic provides primary and specialty medical care, dental care, virtual urgent care, better vision eye care, free and low-cost medications, behavioral health counseling, telehealth services, and spiritual care for low-income, uninsured adults in the Virginia Peninsula. Our service area includes Newport News, Williamsburg/James City County, York County, and Poquoson.

Literacy for Life

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Literacy for Life, formerly known as the Rita Welsh Adult Literacy Program, builds better lives by teaching adults the literacy skills required for self-sufficiency, better health, and meaningful participation in society. Literacy for Life provides one-to-one tutoring in basic reading, math, GED preparation, and English as a Second language to adults in the Greater Williamsburg area.

Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center

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TFAC is a fine arts center on Christopher Newport University's campus focused primarily on serving the CNU and Hampton Roads community. Comprising four main galleries, various studio classrooms, and a 150-seat auditorium, the center provides an admission-free space for students and community members to explore artworks and exhibits from around the world. TFAC aims to be a space where all individuals feel seen and welcomed, primarily through the medium of art.

Maximizing Character

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Nonprofit youth organization providing character development and life skills activities and services. The organization provides services at various community-based locations (i.e., community centers, schools, parks, churches, etc.) and virtually.

Menchville High School

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The vision of Menchville High School is to foster an environment of respect and to encourage students to utilize the opportunities available to them while focusing on achievement and accepting personal responsibility for their education.

The mission of Menchville High School is to instill the twenty-first century skills and behaviors necessary to ensure students realize their full potential in school as well as in a global society.

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.

Mennowood Retirement Community

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We are an assisted living community.

Volunteers must complete Mennowood volunteer orientation/paperwork.

Mercy Chefs

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Mercy Chefs is a faith-based, non-profit disaster and humanitarian relief organization. We exist to provide professionally prepared, restaurant-quality meals to victims, volunteers, and first responders in natural disasters and national emergencies, and we partner with existing like-minded organizations to further their mission by providing food service in underserved communities across the country.

Volunteers must have long hair pulled back into a ponytail and all volunteers should wear closed toe shoes. Please know that all first time volunteers will receive a t-shirt when they serve with us.

Nauticus

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Nauticus is uniquely located along the waterfront in downtown, Norfolk, Virginia, offering a unique form of experiential learning for all ages. Through interactive exhibits and STEM to STERN programming, Nauticus uses the museum, Battleship Wisconsin, sailing center, and Schooner Virginia to tell the story of the maritime environment, industry, and the military.

Newport News Department of Human Services

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The Newport News Department of Human Services mission is to contribute to the quality of life in Newport News by promoting empowerment and independence through human services and community partnerships.

Newport News Historic Sites

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Three historical sites owned and operated by the City of Newport News Parks Recreation and Tourism Division.

Newport News Public Schools

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An easy way to become involved in education is to be a part of the VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools) program. No special skills are needed, although volunteers are encouraged to share any talents or interests they have. Each year volunteers contribute more than 92,000 hours of service to Newport News Public Schools.

After their application is approved, a volunteer can:

Tutor or mentor a student
Teach students about job skills
Serve as a guest speaker
Provide clerical help
Assist teachers in the classroom
Work in a school library and sort, shelve, and collect materials for classroom projects.

Newport News Public Schools - Enterprise Academy

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Enterprise Academy offers a regional alternative/transition program for students in grades 6-12 from Newport News, Hampton, York County, Williamsburg/James City County and Poquoson. Students that attend the program are either long term suspended/expelled from the traditional school setting, transitioning from Juvenile correctional facilities or facing community charges. The instructional staff provides a well-balanced learning approach for all students that utilizes traditional teaching methods as well as technology options to meet the academic needs of a diverse population of students. Goals include but are not limited to: preparing students to return to the traditional school setting, modifying any negative student behaviors/habits, increasing student academic achievement, exposing students to various college and career options, promoting the development of positive self-esteem as well as personal and community responsibility. Academic and behavior management programs are designed to create a learning environment that prioritizes safety, structure and becoming ‘smart’. A school dress code adds a dimension of commitment to the program. An incentive program has been designed to reward students for good behavior and to encourage academic success. The staff works collaboratively with the parents to ensure a positive and impactful school experience.

Newport News Public Schools Youth Developement

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The MISSION of NNPS Youth Development is to promote positive experiences, positive relationships, and positive environments for every Newport News Public Schools student, staff, and family. Our VISION is that every Newport News Public Schools student feels seen, heard, valued, loved, and affirmed.

The Youth Development Department operates on the premise that all young people will be successful when offered the right combination of opportunities, supports, and services. NNPS Youth Development is also dedicated to the wellbeing of young people, no matter what circumstances they may face.

Positive Youth Development is an intentional, prosocial approach that engages youth with their communities, schools, organizations, peer groups, and families in a manner that is productive and constructive; recognizes, utilizes, and enhances young people's strengths; and promotes positive outcomes for young people by providing opportunities, fostering positive relationships, and furnishing the support needed to build on their leadership strengths. (Source: youth.gov/youth-topics/positive-youth-development)

No shame. Period.

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Our mission at No shame. Period. is to erase the shame and stigma of menstruation for this generation of students in Hampton Roads and beyond. We're doing this by providing period packs to local elementary and middle public school nurses and promoting menstruation education.

Palmer Elementary School

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Palmer Elementary School is in the heart of Newport News. We service over 400 students daily and house one of three Newcomer Sites in the school division. We have a large ESL and minority population. We require volunteers to help in math to assist with learning loss from the pandemic while our students learn basic math concepts and practices associated with the Eureka math 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.

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