Community Partners Directory

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The Virginia Peninsula Salvation Army

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Working with The Salvation Army allows you to support the community's most vulnerable by caring for people, creating faith pathways, building healthy communities and working for justice. Our goal is to feed those that are hungry, give clothing to those who have none and to provide shelter for those that have not.

Be able to set or stand for periods of time.

THRIVE Peninsula, Inc.

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THRIVE is a faith-based coalition helping families through financial hardship. Volunteer opportunities include food pantry packing, front desk/administration, human services/social work admin, and more!

Tom & Ann Hunnicutt Family YMCA

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The YMCA of the Virginia Peninsulas strengthens communities. Through our focus on youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, we embrace and nurture the promise that lives in all of us. The Y gives children, families, and individuals the support and resources needed to be healthier, more confident, connected, and secure.
Our Y supports the values of caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility and we are guided by the following principles as we work to strengthen the foundations of community.
The mission of the Y is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

Transitions Family Violence Services

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Transitions Family Violence Services is an incorporated 501(C)3 organization which provides comprehensive services to adult and child family violence victims. The primary provider of shelter and human trafficking services for victims in Hampton, Newport News, Poquoson and a co-service provider for York County.

United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

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United Way of the Virginia Peninsula is a nonprofit organization that connects businesses, local nonprofits, and social service agencies to address our community's most pressing needs. We are working to move 10% of households out of poverty by the year 2023.

United Way's Community Assistance Network (CAN) provides Advocacy and Referral Services for those facing poverty-related crisis on the Virginia Peninsula.

VCE Family Focus

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- Parenting education programs
- Early childhood education programs
- Resource and referral information to community partners and collaborators
- Programs are for adults and children (most children are age birth to 5 years); minimal cost; fees may be waived.
- Programs Promote the Six Common Protective Factors known to reduce the risk of childhood abuse and childhood neglect by emphasizing a child’s well-being; helps to repair the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).

Site Team Leader: Jack Seftas (

Application process including a background check required.

VHS Hospice

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VHS Hospice assists caregivers and improve an individual’s quality of life. Our team works with individuals, their loved ones, and their clinical team to determine eligibility for Hospice.

Our staff is specially trained in providing holistic, compassionate palliative care, including addressing mental, physical, or spiritual needs. This includes nursing care and physician oversight as well as counseling services for the individual and their loved ones.

Hospice care is covered by Medicare, Medicaid, and most commercial insurers. It is for individuals who have received a prognosis of six months or less and is an option for individuals who do not wish to receive aggressive, curative treatments, and lengthy hospital stays.

Our hospice team provides care wherever the individual resides.

Violence Intervention & Prevention VIP LLC

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The purpose behind VIP LLC is to provide the counseling, mentorship, and advocacy necessary to transition past and prevent personal and community experiences with violence. Our mission is to impact adults and youth currently suffering from or at risk of violence, and provide them with the skills, tools, and resources necessary to cultivate a life-changing perception of success and community responsibility.

Virginia Beach EMS

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Virginia Beach EMS is the largest volunteer EMS system in the United States. They serve the Virginia Beach community by answering all 911 calls for medical and fire help in the city. The system consists of over 15 stations and thousands of volunteers who field over 100 calls per day.

Virginia Living Museum

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The Virginia Living Museum is a combination aquarium, zoo, botanical garden and science center, exhibiting animals and plants native to Virginia. Volunteers and interns can work in all areas of our organization, from Animal Care to Education to Administration, to support our non-profit's mission to connect our community with conservation and the natural world.

Virginia Organizing

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Virginia Organizing is a non-partisan statewide grassroots organization dedicated to challenging injustice by empowering people in local communities to address issues that affect the quality of their lives. We are working in Newport News and Hampton encouraging the participation of those who have traditionally had little or no voice in our society. We work on local and statewide issues, offering opportunities in volunteering and internships.

Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

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The mission of the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank is to distribute food effectively through collaborative efforts that minimize hunger, promote nutrition and encourage self-reliance through education.

Site Team Leader: Lydia Elkins (

Williamsburg Community Growers

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At WCG we work to grow Williamsburg's healthy community food ecosystem. Our mission is to educate the public regarding the benefits of producing and consuming locally grown produce; provide gardening space for individuals and organizations; promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles for the community; and demonstrate and promote conservation practices.

Woodside High School

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School experiences at Woodside empower students to embrace new challenges and explore diverse options as they craft their future in an ever changing society. To foster academic and social development, we embody five habits for success: Reason, Right, Responsibility, Respect, and Resilience.

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.

Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads

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Youth Volunteer Corps' mission is to engage youth in service experiences that build life and work skills while inspiring a lifetime ethic of service. All projects are group-based, structured and supervised with embedded team-building and service-learning activities. Our model is designed to increase empathy, build leadership capacity, broaden awareness of community needs, and develop important career-readiness skills. Our youth (ages 11-18) serve diverse populations in a variety of settings, including veterans, seniors, children, individuals with disabilities, and those experiencing hunger and homelessness. Youth also participate in environmental preservation efforts and construction projects that benefit the community.

YVCHR utilizes trained Team Leaders to facilitate service-learning experiences for our youth volunteers. CNU students who are interested in becoming a Team Leader should contact Katie at A background check and orientation are required.