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Agency Directory

The following is a "selected list" of the community agencies that work with Longwood University. Each agency has a variety of community service and service-learning opportunities for students, staff, and faculty to get involved in.

* Denotes organization within walking distance of campus!

 
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Youth Education & Recreation

ART Kids Program (LCVA) *

The Art Kids Program is a joint endeavor of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES). Program participants are third and fourth grade students who are identified PECES as having difficulty with anger management. Volunteers can assist with various aspects of this and other LCVA programs. Visit http://www.longwood.edu/lcva/programs/k12/artkids.html to learn more or contact the LCVA by calling 395-2648.

 

Big Sibling Program *

Big Siblings Program is a mentoring organization that helps children by one-on-one mentoring. Students interested in becoming a Big Sibling must submit an application and complete an interview to be matched with a Little Sibling. Big Siblings volunteers must commit to spending at least one hour a week with their little sibling.

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Boy Scouts

Boy Scouts of America provides an educational program for boys and young adults to build character, to train in the responsibilities of participating citizenship, and to develop personal fitness. Volunteers can help out with scout meetings and activities. Learn more at http://www.scoutingvirginia.org/.

 

Buckingham County Mentoring Program

Buckingham Community Mentoring Program focuses on middle school students, matching middle school students with community volunteers in order to provide guidance, tutoring, and friendship.

 

Camp Virginia Jaycee

The mission of Camp Virginia Jaycee, Inc is to provide outdoor education and recreation experience for persons with special needs. Camp Virginia Jaycee is a facility where children and adults with special needs can participate in games, partake in new experiences, learn to appreciate the outdoors and have fun. The camp is always looking for volunteers to assist with special programs and weekend activities. To learn more, visit http://www.campvirginiajaycee.com/

 

Central Virginia Regional Library *

The Central Virginia Regional Library, located just a few blocks from campus offers a variety of reading programs for young children. Volunteers are welcome to help with the many reading programs and special events that take place or work at the circulation desk as an assistant. To learn more, contact Cindy Southall at (434) 392-6924, ext. 112 or visit http://www.centralvirginiaregionallibrary.org.

 

Discovery School of VA

The Discovery School of VA serves young people who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, and learning problems. The 318 acre boys' program and 150 acre girls' program are located on separate campuses in the rolling uplands of central Virginia. The Discovery Schools use a group problem-solving process and the natural environment to promote a student's overall positive development.

 

Family Preservation Services, Inc. *

Our mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, effective, high quality community-based counseling and social services as an alternative to traditional institutional care. Learn more at http://www.fpscorp.com/

 

Farmville Recreation *

The Mission of the Town of Farmville Recreation Department is to enhance the quality for all residents of the community by providing diverse and quality leisure programs, services that encourage health, fitness, relaxation, enjoyment, and learning as well as provide opportunities for community involvement. To learn about available volunteer opportunities, visit http://farmvilleva.com/departments/recreation.

 

Girl Scouts

Girl Scout Commonwealth Council of Virginia, Inc, (GSCC) serves more than 18,405 girls and 5,286 adults in 30 counties within the cities of Emporia, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Petersburg, Richmond, and Fredericksburg. GSCC is one of eight councils which serve the state of Virginia. Girl Scout experience five different age levels in Girl Scouting which allow girls to progress in skills and activities together. Placement options give girls the chance to experience Girl Scouting in a variety of ways - including but not limited to, church, school, housing communities, and individually. http://www.comgirlscouts.org/

 

Heritage Weekday Education Center

The Mission of the Heritage Weekday Education Center (HWEC), a non-profit weekday ministry, is to assist Heritage Baptist Church in accomplishing its goal of providing our community with the highest quality care including educational, moral, and spiritual development, as well as family ministry for each child enrolled. We will strive to provide opportunities for the children to grow spiritually, mentally, physically, emotionally, and socially through a developmentally appropriate curriculum. http://www.hbcfarmville.com/education.php

 

Longwood University Dept. of HRK *

Longwood University Department of HRK is responsible for Camp Respite and the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Competition. Please contact Dr. Susan Lynch for more information lynches@longwood.edu

 

Make A Wish Foundation®

The Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Greater Virginia grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Since inception in 1987, when 4-year-old Natalie wished to go to Disney World, this chapter has granted more than 3,200 wishes in Virginia. The Greater Virginia chapter sponsors a service-learning program to encourage students to help grant wishes to local children. Interested students and staff should contact Lyn Benson, Kids For Wish Kids Program Manager, (804) 217-9474 or lbenson@vawish.org

 

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) *

MOPS is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help lead activities and look after the children they work with. Learn more about their organization by visiting www.mops.org

 

New Creations Childcare & Infant Suites *

New Creation Preschool is a school for children 0-13 years old that is open from 6:30am-5:15pm. Volunteers help children with their homework and assist the employees with the children. Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency.

 

New Dominion School

New Dominion School is designed to help adolescents who are experiencing emotional, behavioral, or learning difficulties. Contact William Hyson to learn more: Bill.hyson@threesprings.com

 

Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation

Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Plantation is a non-profit children's home. Contact Sherry Ware for more information about getting involved. sherryware@patrickhenry.org

 

Piedmont Healthy Families

Crossroads Community Services provides Farmville and the surrounding area with prevention programs while collaborating with other local organizations and agencies. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of programs, including the Piedmont Healthy Families Program, summer enrichment camps, after school enrichment programs, drug-free after prom parties, peer mediation/conflict resolution training, and substance abuse prevention education. Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency. http://www.crossroadscsb.org/

 

Prince Edward/Farmville Youth Association

http://www.pefya.com/

 
 

Southside Family Learning Center

Southside Family Learning Evening program for young children pre-school though grade 3. Parents and children come for regular weekly appts. 45-50 minutes for one night between 3:00 and 8:00 P.M. Monday thru Thursday. One-to-one support for reading, writing, math, and school related help.

 

Southside VA Family YMCA

There are a variety of ways volunteers can get involved with the Southside Virginia Family YMCA! http://southsidevafamilyymca.org/

 

Special Olympics *

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated. The Special Olympics Oath: Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

 

Stepping Stones Preschool & Childcare

Stepping Stones Preschool & Childcare is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing excellent childcare to preschool and school-aged children. Volunteers are always welcome to come and assist with activities! Find more information by emailing director@sspreschool.com or visit their website at http://www.sspreschool.com/.

 

United Methodist Family Services *

UMFS delivers services from seven locations across Virginia to help serve children and families in need. http://www.umfs.org/contact-us

 

VA Cooperative Extension (Prince Edward 4-H)

Virginia Cooperative Extension provides educational programming for youth as an outreach of VA Tech and Virginia State University. Jennifer Bowen at jebowen1@vt.edu

 

Youth Empowerment Center *

Youth Empowerment Center is an after-school program assisting (25) students in grades k-12, assistance with homework and other educational programs. Contact Jacqueline Lester-Ghee at lesterjal@kinex.net or check out their website http://www.youthecenter.com/index.php?id=5&name=Programs.

 

Adult Education

Briery Creek Adult Center

Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency.

 

G &T Adult Home

Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency.

 

Longwood Center for Communication, Literacy and Learning

The Longwood Center for Communication, Literacy and Learning (LCCLL) works to provide targeted tutoring and other professional services to children, adults and families in Southside Virginia. The LCCLL is always looking for students to volunteer as tutors at the center. The LCCLL is also an excellent way for volunteers interested in communication sciences and disorders and education to gain "hands-on" experience related to their coursework!

 

STEPS, Inc.

STEPS is a private-non-profit providing vocational training for persons with disabilities. Volunteers can adopt a "buddy" and take part in their mentoring program! visit http://www.steps-inc.org/events/ or Contact Ryan Follet rfollett@steps-inc.org.

 

Tri County Life Learners *

Tri-County Life Learners (TCLL) is a non-profit literacy organization established to provide life-long learning opportunities for residents of Buckingham, Cumberland, and Prince Edward Counties. Our main emphasis is on literacy for adults and English as a second language. Our tri-county region has an illiteracy rate of more than 30% of the population age sixteen and over. In response to this desperate need for literacy education, a volunteer Board of Directors was formed from each county to oversee the organization. http://www.tricountylifelearners.org/

 

Health Services

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is an organization that provides emergency assistance, disaster relief and education. Longwood volunteers can work with the American Red Cross to organize blood drives and other events. To learn more about organizing a Blood Drive, contact Jen Rentschler at 395-2930.

 

Virginia Blood Services

Virginia Blood Services supplies all hospitals in the area with blood. They are the Sole suppliers to Southside Community Health Center in Farmville. Volunteers help hold blood drives to collect blood for area patients. To learn more about organizing a Blood Drive, contact Jen Rentschler at 395-2930.

 

Farmville Dialysis Center (BMA of Farmville)

At the Farmville Dialysis Center, local patients go on a regular basis to receive treatment. Most treatments can take several hours, therefore volunteers are desperately needed to go and visit with patients while they receive treatment. For more information on volunteering with the Farmville Dialysis Center, please stop by 218 Lankford Student Union.

 

HOPE

HOPE is a center for free pregnancy counseling and assistance. They offer free and confidential services including pregnancy tests, childbirth education and parenting programs, medical and legal assistance, complete adoption information, housing information and materials and goods for clients. http://www.hopeinnova.org/

 

Hospice of Central Virginia

At the heart of Hospice are its caring volunteers. People like you who have been touched in some way by the kindness of Hospice and wish to give back. People who simply want to give of themselves. While our volunteers are often family or friends of a Hospice patient, they are always people who want to help others in a time of need. Hospice volunteers are special people who share a common bond of compassion, a commitment to excellent care and a profound respect for the choices and comfort of patients and families struggling with end-of-life issues and emotions. Our volunteers are highly trained and well prepared to provide whatever is needed, when it is needed most. Hospice volunteers become part of a family of dedicated individuals fulfilling a promise to be there. http://www.hospiceva.com/

 

Piedmont Health District (Prince Edward County Health Department) *

The Piedmont Health District’s mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health. Those wishing to volunteer with the health district can join the Piedmont Medical Reserve Corps, a group of volunteers that are trained to serve in the case of a public health emergency. Free training is provided for all volunteers, and volunteers can also assist in routine public health events involving health screening and outreach. There is no minimum hour requirement, and volunteers can be called upon in the case of emergencies such as natural disasters, bioterrorist attacks, or radiological emergencies. For more information, visit the website at www.vamrc.org or contact the Piedmont MRC Coordinator at piedmontMRC@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia

Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia is a life-affirming Christian ministry offering emotional, physical, and spiritual support to women facing pregnancy issues, sexual decisions, and post-abortion trauma. Volunteers help provide peer counseling, educational and material services, all of which are confidential and free of charge. http://www.pscfarmville.org/

 

Southside Community Hospital *

Southside Community Hospital is a non-profit organization and the only full-service medical facility in an eight county area. SCH is always looking for friendly volunteers to help run their gift shop, work at the information desk and even work in the Emergency Room! They also offer flexible hours to help meet students' schedules. http://www.sch-farmville.org/

 

Arts

ART Kids Program (LCVA) *

The Art Kids Program is a joint endeavor of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES). Program participants are third and fourth grade students who are identified PECES as having difficulty with anger management. Volunteers can assist with various aspects of this and other LCVA programs. Visit http://www.longwood.edu/lcva/programs/k12/artkids.html to learn more or contact the LCVA by calling 395-2648.

 

Cub Creek Foundation

http://www.cubcreek.org/

 

Heart of Virginia Festival *

http://www.heartofvirginia.org/

 

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts *

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts offers volunteers a variety of unique experiences!  For more information on how to volunteer contact Grace Pilk at (434) 395-2697 or visit http://www.longwood.edu/lcva/

 

Moton School Museum *

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is committed to the preservation and positive interpretation of the history of civil rights in education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the role its citizens played in America's struggle to move from a segregated to an integrated society. The Museum will be operated to promote positive discussion of integration and to advance the positions that ensure racial harmony. http://motonmuseum.com/

 

Waterworks Players

Waterworks Players provide the community with live theatre to area audiences and have provided an artistic outlet for local actors, singers, designers, and technicians. The players are all volunteers coming from the community that they serve. http://waterworksplayers.org/

 

Elderly

 

Brookview Lodge

Part of the Holly Manor Complex, Brookview Lodge is an excellent place for volunteers to interact with the residents in a variety of ways, including decorating for various holidays, helping with games and crafts, providing entertainment, or just visiting and being a friend!
http://www.thewoodlandinc.com/

 

Holly Manor (The Woodland) Nursing Home

The Woodland is an excellent place for volunteers to interact with the residents in a variety of ways, including decorating for various holidays, helping with games and crafts, providing entertainment, or just visiting and being a friend! The staff is friendly and always welcoming to volunteers. Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency. http://www.thewoodlandinc.com

 

Hospice of Central Virginia

At the heart of Hospice are its caring volunteers. People like you who have been touched in some way by the kindness of Hospice and wish to give back. People who simply want to give of themselves. While our volunteers are often family or friends of a Hospice patient, they are always people who want to help others in a time of need. Hospice volunteers are special people who share a common bond of compassion, a commitment to excellent care and a profound respect for the choices and comfort of patients and families struggling with end-of-life issues and emotions. Our volunteers are highly trained and well prepared to provide whatever is needed, when it is needed most. Hospice volunteers become part of a family of dedicated individuals fulfilling a promise to be there. http://www.hospiceva.com/

 

Piedmont Geriatric Hospital

Piedmont Geriatric Hospital deals with patients 65 years and older that have some type of mental disorder and/or physical limitations. Dorena Stokes dorenastokes@pgh.dmhmrsasvirginia.org

 

SCOPE /Meals on Wheels *

SCOPE/ Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to homebound and handicapped individuals (mostly seniors) Monday thru Friday at lunch time. Volunteers help deliver the meals to individuals. Hoke Currie operations@scopemow.farmville.net

 

Emergency Services

Prince Edward Department of Social Services *

Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency.

 

HOPE

HOPE is a center for free pregnancy counseling and assistance. They offer free and confidential services including pregnancy tests, childbirth education and parenting programs, medical and legal assistance, complete adoption information, housing information and materials and goods for clients. http://www.hopeinnova.org/

 

Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia

Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia is a life-affirming Christian ministry offering emotional, physical, and spiritual support to women facing pregnancy issues, sexual decisions, and post-abortion trauma. Volunteers help provide peer counseling, educational and material services, all of which are confidential and free of charge. http://www.pscfarmville.org/

 

Prince Edward County Volunteer Fire Department *

http://www.farmvillefire.net/index.html

 

Southside Center for Violence Prevention

Southside Center for Violence Prevention is a non-profit domestic violence and sexual assault program which includes Madeline's House, the Crisis Hotline, Piedmont Crisis Center, and Madeline's House Thrift store. Contact Kathy Reed at drpdirector@earthlink.net.

 

Hunger

F.A.C.E.S. Food Pantry

F.A.C.E.S., an organization run strictly by volunteers, provides weekly food distribution from its pantry to eligible members in the Farmville-Prince Edward area. It distributes over 500 bags of food 52 weeks a year to its client base. Volunteers can assist with unloading and sorting shipments of food on Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.  Another need is Thursday night 'bagging parties' from 5pm-7pm, when bags of food are filled for Saturday's distribution. FACES accepts volunteers on a limited basis from 7.30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. If you are coming on Saturdays as a group of more than five people, please call the facility on Friday morning after 10 at 392-6277 first, as we often have too many volunteers on a Saturday.  More information is available at http://www.facesfoodpantry.org/

 

SCOPE /Meals on Wheels *

SCOPE/ Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to homebound and handicapped individuals (mostly seniors) Monday thru Friday at lunch time. Volunteers help deliver the meals to individuals. Hoke Currie operations@scopemow.farmville.net

 

Society of St. Andrews Gleaning Network

A Christian ministry dedicated to gleaning America's fields and feeding America's hungry, we provide healthy, nutritious produce to society's most vulnerable through innovative, cost effective programs. http://www.endhunger.org/

 

Housing Restoration

Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity *

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. http://www.farmvillehabitat.org/

 

Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE *

The Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used building materials to the public at discounted prices. Volunteers can help organize new merchandise as well as help shoppers find lumber, plumbing, fixtures, lighting, flooring, hardwood furniture, doors, windows, cabinets, tile, blinds, shutters, appliances and more. http://www.farmvillehabitat.org/index.php?page_id=165

 

Environmental Awareness

Adopt a Highway – Town of Farmville *

 

Clean VA Waterways *

Clean Virginia Waterways is an award-winning, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to citizen stewardship of Virginia's water resources. Affiliated with Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, Clean Virginia Waterways offers water-related education for teachers, students, and landowners as well as provides workshops and seminars about water resource stewardship. For more information, contact Katie Register at (434) 395-2602, or visit www.longwood.edu/cleanva.

 

Friends of the Appomattox River *

Friends of the Appomattox River are a group of citizens in the Farmville, Virginia area who have come together to promote river conservation and responsible recreation on our local waterway. Members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds, but are united by their interest in the welfare of the river and its denizens. Check out their website to learn how to get involved! http://www.far-va.org/

 

James River Association

James River Association is the oldest river conservation group in Virginia, and is the only organization solely working to protect America's Founding River. JRA works through its four core programs - River Advocacy, James RiverKeeper, Watershed Restoration and Education and Outreach - to ensure a healthy James River for current and future generations http://www.jamesriverassociation.org/

 

Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District (PSWCD)

Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District is a non-profit organization providing technical, educational, and financial resources to citizens of Prince Edward, Nottoway, and Amelia counties in order to promote wise use and conservation of soil, water, and natural resources.

 

VA Department of Forestry

http://www.dof.virginia.gov/

 

Animal

Beath Animal Shelter

Beath Animal Shelter is a NO KILL shelter for dogs and cats. Volunteers can assist staff with caring for the animals and helping match pets with loving families. To learn more call 434-983-7387.

 

Healing Paws & Claws

Healing Paws & Claws strives to educate promote human health using the human-animal relationship and the human-natural world relationship. Volunteers can become Pet Partners - which are human-animal teams who are internationally certified by the Delta Society®, of whom Healing Paws & Claws is an affiliate, to do pet therapy in institutions such as nursing homes and hospitals where they are invited. Any person 10 years and older may be registered as can families with only one pet. Many different types of pets can become pet partners. Learn by calling Holly Brown at 434-392-3668.

 

Southside SPCA--Animal Shelter

The mission of Southside SPCA is to provide humane care and shelter for abandoned animals, to provide loving and responsible homes for their residents, and to educate the public about spay/neuter programs in order to reduce the ever growing over population of unwanted dogs and cats. Volunteers are always welcome to help care for the residents! http://southsidespca.org/

 

The Ridge Animal Hospital

Ridge Animal Hospital is a veterinary hospital. Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn how you can volunteer at Ridge Animal Hospital.

 

State Parks

Virginia State parks are committed to conserving, protecting, enhancing, and advocating the wise use of VA's natural, historic, recreational, scenic, and cultural resources. Volunteers can assist with maintaining grounds and trails as well as outdoor recreation activities.

 

Bear Creek Lake State Park

Contact Craig Guthrie at 804-492-4410 or visit their website at www.dcr.virginia.gov.

 

Sailor’s Creek Battle Field State Park

http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sailors-creek.shtml

 

Community

Central Virginia Regional Library *

The Central Virginia Regional Library, located just a few blocks from campus offers a variety of reading programs for young children. Volunteers are welcome to help with the many reading programs and special events that take place or work at the circulation desk as an assistant. To learn more, contact Cindy Southall at (434) 392-6924, ext. 112 or visit http://www.centralvirginiaregionallibrary.org.

 

Cub Creek Foundation

http://www.cubcreek.org/

 

Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce *

http://www.farmvilleareachamber.org/

 

Goodwill Industries *

The gift of your time volunteering to help Goodwill is a treasure we count on every day. Last year, Goodwill was graced by over 10,000 volunteers, which made a tremendous impact on our ability to achieve our mission. Hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life choose to donate their valuable time and talent to Goodwill. Because the Goodwill Stores are open seven days a week (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), there is a time slot for every one. http://locator.goodwill.org/

 

Heart of Virginia Festival *

http://www.heartofvirginia.org/

 

Madeline's House Thrift Shop *

Madeline's house has been established in response to the cry of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victim's immediate need for help and safety. It is the intent of this organization to inspire women and children to become survivors and assist them in regaining control of their lives. http://madelineshouse.org/

 

Piedmont Court Services *

Piedmont Court Services' mission is to enable this jurisdiction, consisting of eight (8) counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince Edward, to have greater flexibility and involvement in responding to the problem of crime in its communities; to provide more effective protection of society; to promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of correctional services; to provide an increased amount of opportunities and incentives for offenders to make restitution to victims of crimes through financial reimbursement or community service; to operate and utilize programs and services specifically designed to meet the rehabilitative needs of selected offenders; and to provide appropriate post-sentencing alternatives for certain offenders, with the goal of reducing the incidence of repeat offenders. Renee Maxley pcs@moonstar.com

 

Piedmont Healthy Families

Crossroads Community Services provides Farmville and the surrounding area with prevention programs while collaborating with other local organizations and agencies. Volunteers can get involved in a variety of programs, including the Piedmont Healthy Families Program, summer enrichment camps, after school enrichment programs, drug-free after prom parties, peer mediation/conflict resolution training, and substance abuse prevention education. Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency. http://www.crossroadscsb.org/

 

Prince Edward Community Center

Call to learn more about upcoming events and ways you can help! (434) 392-3212‎

 

Prince Edward Department of Social Services *

Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency.

 

Special Olympics *

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated. The Special Olympics Oath: Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

 

Southside VA Family YMCA

There are a variety of ways volunteers can get involved with the Southside Virginia Family YMCA! http://southsidevafamilyymca.org/

 

United Methodist Family Services *

UMFS delivers services from seven locations across Virginia to help serve children and families in need. http://www.umfs.org/contact-us

 

Community Collections

Longwood Giving Tree *

Stop by the Office of Leadership and Service Learning, 218 Lankford Student Union, to learn more about the next Giving Tree collection.

 

F.A.C.E.S. Food Pantry

F.A.C.E.S., an organization run strictly by volunteers, provides weekly food distribution from its pantry to eligible members in the Farmville-Prince Edward area. It distributes over 500 bags of food 52 weeks a year to its client base. Volunteers can assist with unloading and sorting shipments of food on Thursday mornings from 9am-noon.  Another need is Thursday night 'bagging parties' from 5pm-7pm, when bags of food are filled for Saturday's distribution. FACES accepts volunteers on a limited basis from 7.30 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. If you are coming on Saturdays as a group of more than five people, please call the facility on Friday morning after 10 at 392-6277 first, as we often have too many volunteers on a Saturday.  More information is available at http://www.facesfoodpantry.org/

 

Goodwill Industries *

The gift of your time volunteering to help Goodwill is a treasure we count on every day. Last year, Goodwill was graced by over 10,000 volunteers, which made a tremendous impact on our ability to achieve our mission. Hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life choose to donate their valuable time and talent to Goodwill. Because the Goodwill Stores are open seven days a week (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), there is a time slot for every one. http://locator.goodwill.org/

 

Madeline's House Thrift Shop *

Madeline's house has been established in response to the cry of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victim's immediate need for help and safety. It is the intent of this organization to inspire women and children to become survivors and assist them in regaining control of their lives. http://madelineshouse.org/

 

Operation Turkey Dinner *

Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about the next Operation Turkey Dinner collection.

 

Walks

Alzheimer Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's *

The Alzheimer's Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $546 million. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Visit http://www.alz.org/walk/ to learn more or contact Mortar Board for more information.

 

American Cancer Society Relay for Life *

Relay for Life became the signature event for the American Cancer Society in 1992. It is more than a fundraiser; it is a celebration for those who have survived cancer and to remember those who have not. The Relay for Life concept involves teams competing against each other to raise money. While the Relay is going on, a community celebration is created by team members camping out, enjoying entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie. Join the fun by becoming a participant, a team captain, or even a committee member. For more information visit www.cancer.org or contact Dr. Maureen Walls-McKay at 395-2409.

 

March of Dimes

March of Dimes is a non-profit organization that strives to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects and infant mortality. Stacey Wilson, swilson@marchofdimes.com

 

All Opportunities Within Walking Distance

Adopt a Highway – Town of Farmville *

 

Longwood Giving Tree *

Stop by the Office of Leadership and Service Learning, 218 Lankford Student Union, to learn more about the next Giving Tree collection.

 

Alzheimer Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's *

The Alzheimer's Association - Walk to End Alzheimer's is the nation's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer care, support and research. Since 1989, Walk to End Alzheimer's has raised more than $546 million. Held annually in hundreds of communities across the country, this inspiring event calls on volunteers of all ages to become champions in the fight against Alzheimer's. Visit http://www.alz.org/walk/ to learn more or contact Mortar Board for more information.

 

American Cancer Society Relay for Life *

Relay for Life became the signature event for the American Cancer Society in 1992. It is more than a fundraiser; it is a celebration for those who have survived cancer and to remember those who have not. The Relay for Life concept involves teams competing against each other to raise money. While the Relay is going on, a community celebration is created by team members camping out, enjoying entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie. Join the fun by becoming a participant, a team captain, or even a committee member. For more information visit www.cancer.org or contact Dr. Maureen Walls-McKay at 395-2409.

 

ART Kids Program (LCVA) *

The Art Kids Program is a joint endeavor of the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts and Prince Edward County Elementary School (PECES). Program participants are third and fourth grade students who are identified PECES as having difficulty with anger management. Volunteers can assist with various aspects of this and other LCVA programs. Visit http://www.longwood.edu/lcva/programs/k12/artkids.html to learn more or contact the LCVA by calling 395-2648.

 

Big Sibling Program *

Big Siblings Program is a mentoring organization that helps children by one-on-one mentoring. Students interested in becoming a Big Sibling must submit an application and complete an interview to be matched with a Little Sibling. Big Siblings volunteers must commit to spending at least one hour a week with their little sibling.

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Central Virginia Regional Library *

The Central Virginia Regional Library, located just a few blocks from campus offers a variety of reading programs for young children. Volunteers are welcome to help with the many reading programs and special events that take place or work at the circulation desk as an assistant. To learn more, contact Cindy Southall at (434) 392-6924, ext. 112 or visit http://www.centralvirginiaregionallibrary.org.

 

Clean VA Waterways *

Clean Virginia Waterways is an award-winning, statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to citizen stewardship of Virginia's water resources. Affiliated with Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, Clean Virginia Waterways offers water-related education for teachers, students, and landowners as well as provides workshops and seminars about water resource stewardship. For more information, contact Katie Register at (434) 395-2602, or visit www.longwood.edu/cleanva.

 

Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce *

http://www.farmvilleareachamber.org/

 

Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity *

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. HFHI seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses together in partnership with families in need. http://www.farmvillehabitat.org/

 

Family Preservation Services, Inc. *

Our mission is to ensure the provision of accessible, effective, high quality community-based counseling and social services as an alternative to traditional institutional care. Learn more at http://www.fpscorp.com/

 

Farmville Recreation *

The Mission of the Town of Farmville Recreation Department is to enhance the quality for all residents of the community by providing diverse and quality leisure programs, services that encourage health, fitness, relaxation, enjoyment, and learning as well as provide opportunities for community involvement. To learn about available volunteer opportunities, visit http://farmvilleva.com/departments/recreation.

 

Friends of the Appomattox River *

Friends of the Appomattox River are a group of citizens in the Farmville, Virginia area who have come together to promote river conservation and responsible recreation on our local waterway. Members come from a variety of professions and backgrounds, but are united by their interest in the welfare of the river and its denizens. Check out their website to learn how to get involved! http://www.far-va.org/

 

Goodwill Industries *

The gift of your time volunteering to help Goodwill is a treasure we count on every day. Last year, Goodwill was graced by over 10,000 volunteers, which made a tremendous impact on our ability to achieve our mission. Hundreds of volunteers from all walks of life choose to donate their valuable time and talent to Goodwill. Because the Goodwill Stores are open seven days a week (Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.), there is a time slot for every one. http://locator.goodwill.org/

 

Habitat for Humanity ReSTORE *

The Farmville Area Habitat for Humanity ReStore sells new and used building materials to the public at discounted prices. Volunteers can help organize new merchandise as well as help shoppers find lumber, plumbing, fixtures, lighting, flooring, hardwood furniture, doors, windows, cabinets, tile, blinds, shutters, appliances and more. http://www.farmvillehabitat.org/index.php?page_id=165

 

Heart of Virginia Festival *

http://www.heartofvirginia.org/

 

Longwood Center for the Visual Arts *

The Longwood Center for the Visual Arts offers volunteers a variety of unique experiences!  For more information on how to volunteer contact Grace Pilk at (434) 395-2697 or visit http://www.longwood.edu/lcva/

 

Longwood University Dept. of HRK *

Longwood University Department of HRK is responsible for Camp Respite and the Special Olympics Regional Basketball Competition. Please contact Dr. Susan Lynch for more information lynches@longwood.edu

 

Madeline's House Thrift Shop *

Madeline's house has been established in response to the cry of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault victim's immediate need for help and safety. It is the intent of this organization to inspire women and children to become survivors and assist them in regaining control of their lives. http://madelineshouse.org/

 

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) *

MOPS is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help lead activities and look after the children they work with. Learn more about their organization by visiting www.mops.org

 

Moton School Museum *

The Robert Russa Moton Museum is committed to the preservation and positive interpretation of the history of civil rights in education, specifically as it relates to Prince Edward County and the role its citizens played in America's struggle to move from a segregated to an integrated society. The Museum will be operated to promote positive discussion of integration and to advance the positions that ensure racial harmony. http://motonmuseum.com/

 

New Creations Childcare & Infant Suites *

New Creation Preschool is a school for children 0-13 years old that is open from 6:30am-5:15pm. Volunteers help children with their homework and assist the employees with the children. Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency.

 

Operation Turkey Dinner *

Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about the next Operation Turkey Dinner collection.

 

Piedmont Court Services *

Piedmont Court Services' mission is to enable this jurisdiction, consisting of eight (8) counties of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway, Powhatan and Prince Edward, to have greater flexibility and involvement in responding to the problem of crime in its communities; to provide more effective protection of society; to promote efficiency and economy in the delivery of correctional services; to provide an increased amount of opportunities and incentives for offenders to make restitution to victims of crimes through financial reimbursement or community service; to operate and utilize programs and services specifically designed to meet the rehabilitative needs of selected offenders; and to provide appropriate post-sentencing alternatives for certain offenders, with the goal of reducing the incidence of repeat offenders. Renee Maxley pcs@moonstar.com

 

Piedmont Health District (Prince Edward County Health Department) *

The Piedmont Health District’s mission is to achieve and maintain optimum personal and community health. Those wishing to volunteer with the health district can join the Piedmont Medical Reserve Corps, a group of volunteers that are trained to serve in the case of a public health emergency. Free training is provided for all volunteers, and volunteers can also assist in routine public health events involving health screening and outreach. There is no minimum hour requirement, and volunteers can be called upon in the case of emergencies such as natural disasters, bioterrorist attacks, or radiological emergencies. For more information, visit the website at www.vamrc.org or contact the Piedmont MRC Coordinator at piedmontMRC@vdh.virginia.gov

 

Prince Edward County Volunteer Fire Department *

http://www.farmvillefire.net/index.html

 

Prince Edward Department of Social Services *

Stop by 218 Lankford Student Union to learn more about this agency.

 

Special Olympics *

Special Olympics is a year-round international program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Virginia is the state program of Special Olympics Incorporated. The Special Olympics Oath: Let me win. But if I cannot win, let me be brave in the attempt.

 

SCOPE /Meals on Wheels *

SCOPE/ Meals on Wheels provides hot meals to homebound and handicapped individuals (mostly seniors) Monday thru Friday at lunch time. Volunteers help deliver the meals to individuals. Hoke Currie operations@scopemow.farmville.net

 

Southside Community Hospital *

Southside Community Hospital is a non-profit organization and the only full-service medical facility in an eight county area. SCH is always looking for friendly volunteers to help run their gift shop, work at the information desk and even work in the Emergency Room! They also offer flexible hours to help meet students' schedules. http://www.sch-farmville.org/

 

Tri County Life Learners *

Tri-County Life Learners (TCLL) is a non-profit literacy organization established to provide life-long learning opportunities for residents of Buckingham, Cumberland, and Prince Edward Counties. Our main emphasis is on literacy for adults and English as a second language. Our tri-county region has an illiteracy rate of more than 30% of the population age sixteen and over. In response to this desperate need for literacy education, a volunteer Board of Directors was formed from each county to oversee the organization. http://www.tricountylifelearners.org/

 

United Methodist Family Services *

UMFS delivers services from seven locations across Virginia to help serve children and families in need. http://www.umfs.org/contact-us

 

Youth Empowerment Center *

Youth Empowerment Center is an after-school program assisting (25) students in grades k-12, assistance with homework and other educational programs. Contact Jacqueline Lester-Ghee at lesterjal@kinex.net or check out their website http://www.youthecenter.com/index.php?id=5&name=Programs.