Volunteer

Thank you for wanting to volunteer your time for agencies in our community!

Local non-profits depend on volunteers to stretch their budget dollars. If you would like to offer your time and talents, check out the list below for current volunteer opportunities.

You may also contact the agency directly if you can offer your services. "LIKE" us on Facebook to spread the word.

Contact Information:

540.463.3346 or 520.991.3490
Director.rats@rockbridge.net

Need:

  • Board Member

Date Required:

  • Current need

Description of Need:

  • Assist with marketing/outreach and coordination of activities

Additional Requirements:

  • Familiarity with social media

Contact Information:

540.460.4958
Karen@boxerwood.org

Need:

  • Boxerwood Ambassador (greeting, info, demographic information)

Date Required:

  • Current Need

Description of Need:

  • Music in the Garden

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to be outside for 2 hour shifts

Contact Information:

540.460.4958
Karen@boxerwood.org

Need:

  • Donation

Date Required:

  • Current Need

Description of Need:

  • Boxerwood Education Association is in need of a used, reliable 4WD pickup truck to assist with garden maintenance and education programs at the Garden and around the County.

Additional Requirements:

  • None

Contact Information:

540.213.2272
maggie@blueridgecasa.org

Need:

  • Volunteer Opportunity

Date Required:

  • 1/1/2022

Description of Need:

  • Advocate for abused and neglected children.

Additional Requirements:

  • Reliable access to transportation, reliable access to phone.

Contact Information:

540.261.7474
laura@vpas.info

Need:

  • Volunteer Opportunity

Date Required:

  • 7/26/2021

Description of Need:

  • Meals on Wheels volunteers to help package/prepare and deliver meals to homebound older adults.

Additional Requirements:

  • Monday's and Thursday from 10:30-12
  • Minimum age 18
  • Valid drivers license and vehicle

Volunteer Opportunities at United Way of Rockbridge

Did you know that United Way of Rockbridge only has one paid employee? Everyone else working at United Way of Rockbridge is a volunteer.

Community Reviewers

One of the most impactful ways to serve your community through United Way of Rockbridge is as a Community Reviewer. Community Reviewers help identify the needs in our community, and make funding recommendations each year.

They also review grant requests and new program proposals; visit, interview and assess the requestion organization; and recommend funding amounts.

There are many benefits of being a community reviewer. You're able to make an impact in your community by helping identify needs and direct funding. You'll get to meet great people while working to serve the community. Community reviewers will gain an awareness of how local nonprofits operate, and you can practice your skills in communication and teamwork.

United Way of Rockbridge Book Drive

Annually the United Way of Rockbridge hosts a community book drive. We collect new and gently used books for young readers in our area, to encourage a love for reading.

Individuals can also help organize the book drive and book distribution!

Our volunteers prepare flyers,drop off and collect boxes,ask businesses and schools to spread the word or volunteer to host a drop-off location,help spread the word about the book drive, and help sort and distribute books.

Businesses can volunteer to host a drop-off location for 2 weeks.

Administrative Help and Special Projects

We're always looking for volunteers to help with occasional special projects, such as meet and greet events, kickoffs, etc.!

Do you have artistic and marketing skills? You can volunteer to create graphic designs or help manage our social media!

Another way to volunteer is helping out at the office in adminstrative tasks about once or twice a week.

Board of Directors

To make a significant impact on our community, you can be a part of the decision making group of United Way of Rockbridge by serving on the all-volunteer Board of Directors. To learn more about the current Board, click here

Estimated Time Commitment: At a minimum, Board members are expected to attend 2 hour monthly meetings and serve on 2 committees that meet for 1 hour monthly. However, to increase your contribution and impact for our community, you can choose to increase your level of involvement.

Make an impact in your community by overseeing United Way of Rockbridge decisions and operations; coordinate with great people working to serve the community; enjoy life knowing you have helped to make positive change; learn more about nonprofit operations; and expand your network.

Board Member Responsibility Description

Board Member Application

Committees under the Board of Directors

Estimated Time Commitment: to serve on a specific committee, you are expected to attend specific committee meetings (typically monthly). Apart from that, you can choose how much time you want to contribute.

The Board has a range of opportunities for you to serve your community.

The Allocations Committee is responsible for allocating funds to local agencies.

  • Organize and operate a systematic program of allocating funds raised in the annual United Way Campaign
  • Evaluate agency budget requests in terms of community needs, analyze and evaluate the cost of programs, and devise and improve methods of evaluating program effectiveness
  • Recommend to the Board of Directors allocations to prospective beneficiary agencies or services
  • Recommend to the Board of Directors the adoption of the annual Campaign Goal
  • Serve throughout the year, as needed, for the purpose of reviewing allocations to the agencies and to evaluate and revise the Fund Distribution policies and procedures

The Campaign Committee manages our annual fund raising campaigns.

  • Organize, prepare and conduct the annual campaign
  • Make visits to local businesses and give presentations to various groups to promote the UWR
  • Report to the Board of Directors on the progress of achieving the annual campaign goal and at the conclusion of the event

The Finance Committee helps us keep our finances in order to ensure fiscal responsibility.

  • Oversight of financial transactions
  • Review and approval of monthly financial statements
  • Development of financial operational guidelines
  • Recommend to the Board of Directors an annual budget for the organization

The Public Relations Committee is our face to the public.

  • Present United Way’s image to the public
  • Build relationships in and with the community
  • Communicate the impact United Way’s work has in and on the community
  • Educate the public about philanthropy and ways to engage in thoughtful charitable giving
  • Work through the media and personal contacts to meet these aims
  • To participate or inquire about any of these volunteer activities, or to learn about the time commitment,please reach out to our Executive Director via the Contact Us form.