Community Partners Directory

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Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc.

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Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc. (PAA) is committed to advocating for policies and resources to enhance the quality of life for seniors and family caregivers. With baby boomers now reaching senior status, PAA is dedicated to increasing information and services that stand the test of time like in-home care, dining centers, transportation, and meals on wheels. Volunteers are an integral part of our services and programs at PAA. Volunteer opportunities include: Delivering meals, Transporting seniors to and from medical appointments, Volunteering at dining centers, Clerical assistance to PAA, and the Caring Neighbors Program ( transporting seniors to social locations, senior safety calls and friendly visits).

18 years of age and over, valid driver's license and vehicle insurance

Peninsula Medical Reserve Corps

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MRC units across Virginia are teams of medical and public health professionals, along with non-medical members, who volunteer to support public health initiatives and health emergencies throughout our community.

Peninsula MRC actively improves and protects our community’s public health by supporting:
-Health education and preventative health screenings.
-Efforts to provide medical services to at-risk populations.
-Communicable disease outbreak response.
-Volunteer emergency preparedness training and exercises.
-Local, state and national response to terrorism attacks and disasters; providing staffing support for medical services, emergency shelters, mental health outreach, dispensing sites for medications and vaccinations, disease investigations and environmental health efforts for food, animal and human safety.

Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter

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The Peninsula Regional Animal Shelter (PRAS) is a collaborative venture supported by four separate Hampton Roads communities: Newport News, Hampton, Poquoson, and York County. This 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility is managed and operated by the City of Newport News on behalf of the four jurisdictions. This "open-admission" shelter contains a full service veterinary clinic for the shelter animals and has capacity for approximately 100 dogs and 180 cats, as well as pocket pets and other small companion animals. The shelter's primary responsibilities include holding stray animals until they can be reunited with their owners, rehoming owner-surrendered pets, and facilitating pet adoptions. The shelter also houses animal control offices for the participating jurisdictions.

Peninsula Regional Education Program

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Peninsula Regional Education Program offers instruction for adult learners in basic skills, GED® Certification, English language learning, and workforce training to effectively prepare individuals for college, careers, and citizenship.

Our vision is for every student on the Peninsula to be prepared with the knowledge, skills, and credentials to excel in the 21st century economy.

Peninsula Rescue Mission

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Peninsula Rescue Mission consists of our Men’s Shelter, Overcomer’s Program, Camp Open Arms, and additional community efforts

Men's Shelter
The provision of a bed with fresh linens, a shower and clean clothes, a hot meal, and a gospel ministry are all made without any charge to the recipient.

Overcomer's Program
Participants take part in church attendance, chapel services, small group studies, counseling sessions, work assignments, and accountability for behavior

Camp Open Arms
Camp Open Arms is a free summer program for needy children. Thousands have attended over the years, and hundreds have met the Savior in a life-changing way!

Peninsula SPCA

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After providing shelter and adoption services for the Peninsula communities for more than 50 years, the Peninsula SPCA took a brave, new direction when it transitioned to an adoption guarantee or “no kill” shelter in January 2015. Since then, the Peninsula SPCA has been able to expand its services for the Peninsula community to not only include adoption services, but humane education programs and preventive veterinary care.

The mission of the Peninsula SPCA is to find loving homes for every animal in our care, and to advocate for the humane treatment of all animals in our community.

Our vision for our Virginia Peninsula community is that we will achieve a humane community culture through humane education, successful adoptions, quality veterinary care, and mutually beneficial partnerships with our community and other welfare organizations, which will be reflected by animals not losing their lives due to a lack of space and the elimination of animal cruelty.

Pink Collar Cares Charity

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Pink Collar Cares is a nonprofit organization created to encourage positive self-image in today's youth. Through the distribution of personal hygiene kits, Pink Collar Cares (PCC) strives to provide children in need with essentials to start each day clean, properly groomed, and prepared to learn. Many local children often may not have access to hygiene items that the majority of us take for granted. They are unable to replenish their hygiene products and families often struggle with providing the necessities to their children. Each kit includes deodorant, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and seasonal items. Our focus is fifth grade students to help prepare them for middle school. However, hygiene products are distributed to students of all grades and ages. During the 2022-2023 school year, we launched the 'Stay Clean Cabinet' initiative. We provided 6/8 NNPS middle schools with these cabinets that contained loose items for students to grab as needed, in an effort to continue to meet the needs of students that may struggle with hygiene item replenishment. Items can be retrieved from the cabinets in a discreet manner, reducing opportunities for unwarranted teasing and bullying. We plan on continuing to supply middle schools while adding high schools to the list during this upcoming school year. Kits are distributed during a fun assembly style performance to engage students and teachers with the importance of proper hygiene practices and encourage students to live out our slogan: Feel Good, Look Good, Do Good.

A desire to serve and encourage our youth.

Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary

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Poquoson Animal Welfare Sanctuary, Inc. is dedicated to the rescue and placement of abandoned, abused, and neglected cats in and around Poquoson, VA. Our vision for these animals is a safe place that will provide them with food, shelter, medical care, rehabilitation, adoption opportunities, and most importantly, love.

Spay/neuter is a priority to control the overpopulation of these animals in our community.

P.A.W.S is a non-profit organization 501(c)(3) that relies on public support in the form of volunteers and donations.

Quality of Life Inc.

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Quality of Life Inc. (QLI) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization established in 2016, that works to inspire, promote, and enhance the “Quality of Life” of youth and their families in our community through personal, educational, and social development and growth. QLI understands the importance of one’s well-being and provides various programs, events, and resources to ensure each individual in our community truly understands “Your Well-being Matters.”

Mission and Vision
Our Mission is that “We inspire, promote and enhance the quality of life of individuals in our community through education, community programs, and individual and family services.”
Our Vision is “To transform communities by helping individuals evolve through personal, educational, and social development.”

Agency Overview
Quality of Life Inc. allocates funds to serve, assist, develop, and grow the local community and its surroundings by providing services and programs such as Mentoring (school-based, evidenced-based, individual, and group), Life Skill’s Coaching, Tutoring, Truancy prevention, Vocational Training, etc. for both youth and their families. Quality of Life Inc. hosts and facilitates numerous events during the year to assist our community with items as school supplies, hygiene items, food, water, and shelter. Quality of Life Inc. reinvests in our youth by providing scholarships annually to high school seniors enrolling in secondary education. Quality of Life Inc. educates both veterans and elderly citizens on resources in the community that will aide them in become more self-sufficient to ensure their years are spent flourishing in the communities they helped build. Quality of Life Inc. also assists and educates parents with tools, education, and resources to assist with removing barriers faced by their at-risk children to preserve the family unit.

Riverside Hospice

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We are looking for Volunteers, that are caring and understands Hospice.

Do YOU have some free time?
Write cards, assist in writing notes/ life story for others, admin duties, music or pet companions, read to others, Veteran program, make flower arrangements, make blankets, companion for someone in their most needed time. We would LOVE to have YOU!

Mission Statement
To care for others as we would care for those we love _ to enhance their well-being and improve their health

Riverside Care Difference

Keep me Safe
Help me Heal
Be kind to me
Respect my Wishes

Riverside Hospice: Smithfield

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Volunteering for hospice care is a special calling and the volunteer gets such satisfaction from a simple act of compassion. As a volunteer you’ll provide an extra dimension of direct or indirect comfort and support to our patients and their families. While Riverside’s experienced health care professionals are central to this process, hospice volunteers are equally invaluable. Volunteers build bonds with patients and serve as an essential link between health care providers and patients, ensuring their physical, emotional and spiritual needs are met.

Volunteers must wait 1 year following the passing of an immediate family member to be eligible

Riverside Regional Medical Center

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Riverside Regional Medical Center (RRMC) is the primary location in the Riverside Health System.

Site Team Leaders: Rachel Fitzsimmons (; Emery Moore (

Serve the City Peninsula

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Serve the City connects people who want to serve with meaningful opportunities to do so. We share kindness in multiple ways in the community. We offer projects ranging from making cards and cookies for 1st responders, to doing minor home repairs, and yard work for the low-income elderly and disabled people on the Peninsula.

Site Team Leader: Katie Bowersox (

There is also a STC Club at CNU, led by Katie Bowersox. Contact Katie to get involved or to carpool to events. Her contact is


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Soundscapes, Inc. is a nonprofit, educational, intervention organization that instills transformative life skills in under-resourced children in our community, using intensive music study and frequent ensemble performances. We have two daily programs that meet at Carver Elementary and Greenwood Elementary. We also have a youth orchestra program that serves musicians up to age 25 that meets during the academic year on Tuesdays at Gildersleeve Middle School. If you have play an instrument, we'd love to have you play with us. Learn more at

We provide volunteer opportunities to suit your needs, whether you are looking for a regular commitment to work with the students during weekday afternoons, a one-time volunteer opportunity during an event, or something in between. Let us know your interests and availability, and we will be glad to find a way for you to get involved!

Special Olympics Gymnastics

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CNU Students work as volunteers at World Class Gymnastics. We provide a fun, social and athletic program to help with coordination and confidence through the sport of gymnastics. We work with children with special needs to help improve their gymnastics, motor, communication and socialization skills.

Special Olympics VA

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Special Olympics is a movement built on inclusion, where every person is accepted and welcomed, regardless of ability or disability. We are helping make the world a better, healthier and more joyful place through the power of sport.

STEM Mentoring Program

STEM Mentoring is part of the Service Distinction Program at CNU. Students mentor/tutor math at Crittenden Middle School in Newport News on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The Center For Sexual Assault Survivors

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All of our services are free and confidential. We provide: advocacy services, 1-on-1 counseling, women's support group, men's support group, professional training, education curriculum, and special events.

The Channel to Brazil

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Our work is all about offering a pathway out of poverty for children. With 35 years of experience of working in Brazil, our programs are designed to support families and build stronger communities.

The DeGood Foundation

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The DeGood Foundation ensures that all children on the Virginia Peninsula will have equitable access to positive early childhood experiences that nurture, grow, and inspire through programs such as Dolly Parton's Imagination Library and Bags of Hope. We believe that children can achieve by inspiring them to Dream More, Learn More, Care More, and Be More by focusing on programs in youth literacy and early childhood experiences.

The Hidenwood Assisted Living, Independent & Memory Care

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The Hidenwood is an Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care Community nestled in the woods of Newport News, Virginia. Newport News is a town where friendships last a lifetime, neighbors help each other, and families have roots. Chances are, if you've lived around here or in the area you already know someone who lives at The Hidenwood.

The Literacy Lab

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The Literacy Lab provides students–in communities experiencing racial and/or economic inequities–with evidence-based, culturally responsive literacy instruction as preparation for academic, professional, and personal success.

The Literacy Lab serves children from age three through grade three. We partner with school districts to help close the literacy gap largely by embedding full-time, rigorously-trained tutors in early childhood centers and elementary schools.

We are looking for candidates to serve full-time from the beginning of the school year to the end. We partner with AmeriCorps, all of our accepted Tutors become AmeriCorps members for the duration of their service term - benefits include a living allowance, health insurance, and an education award.

The Mariners' Museum

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Water Connects Us All
A Message from our President Howard Hoege III
The mission of The Mariners’ Museum and Park is to connect people to the world’s waters, because that is how we are connected to one another. Across our nation and the world, we see daily reminders of the forces at work pulling communities apart. During these times, we believe our Museum has a powerful narrative to tell about community and what binds us together. We strive to provide an intellectual and emotional experience that is shared by generations, across cultures, and without barriers or judgment. It’s not just about displaying artifacts, but having our visitors learn and feel something, while awakening and introducing them to their maritime roots. It is through exploration of our collection and engaging experiences that we connect people to the world’s waterways. A steward of one of the world’s most extensive maritime collections, The Mariners’ Museum and Park is committed to the preservation and conservation of more than 32,000 objects and several million library and archive materials. We provide access to the collection through exhibitions, loans, publications, educational programs and online media. The Museum is proud to be accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and follows its standards of care to ensure the survival of the collection for generations yet-to-come.


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The Natasha House's mission is to provide homeless women and children with the resources and support in which allows them to attain and sustain a self-sufficient way of life. Our Fundamental Purpose is to intervene in the cycle of homelessness of female-headed families and at-risk youth thru our on-site transitional housing up to 2yrs—Residency and our comprehensive rehabilitative services called the HomeMakers Program.

Our C.H.A.M.P.S. (Character, Honesty, Appreciation, Morals, Perseverance, Service) Program is our youth character development, mentoring, and creative Arts healing program designed to enrich homeless and/or at-risk youth with the qualities they need to become successful individuals & entrepreneurs. We use proven systems thinking training to instill five B’s: Be Healthy; Be Fit; Be Educated; Be Creative and Be of Character. Seed2Table, our on-site career-readiness horticulture education and therapy community-supported agriculture (CSA) program, includes weekly training in project management for both our moms and children. Weekly, NHI families perform horticulture duties, provide vegetables for the community, and receive fresh vegetables for their families.

The Simple Sunflower

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We are a non-profit organization that re-gifts fresh flowers to patients in the hospital. We partner with local venues that host events, like weddings and receptions, with fresh flower arrangements. After the event, our team of volunteers gather donated flowers and transport them to Riverside Hospital in Newport News where we arrange them into bouquets that are delivered to individual patients by hospital volunteers the following day. To join our team of volunteers, sign up at