The IRC in Charlottesville offers a number of team oriented activities. These activities range from group work days at New Roots Farm to organizing a fundraising event. Gather a group of friends, family members, or co-workers and get involved! For more information, contact VolunteerCharlottesville [at] rescue.org (subject: Group%20volunteer%20opportunities) .
New Roots Farm & Garden Workdays (on-site)
Throughout the spring and summer, our New Roots team and farmers need extra hands to help out at the Farm. In addition to Tuesday evening work-days that are open to all interested in helping (please RSVP to NewRoots.Cville [at] rescue.org before coming), inquiries about special opportunities for groups are also welcome. Groups are typically hosted on Saturday mornings. Groups larger than 50 are more difficult to accommodate.
In-Kind Donations Drives (off-site)
Consider hosting a dish drive, a back-to-school drive, or a holiday toy drive! Drives are a great way to spread the word about the IRC and have multiple hands contribute to our mission of serving refugee families. Suggested drives include:
- Personal Hygiene Bundles: soap, lotion, deodorant, hair brush/comb, razors, tooth brushes, tooth paste, towel set, toilet paper, shampoo / conditioner
- Household Bundles: Multi-purpose cleaner, glass cleaner, sponges, scrub brush, toilet cleaner, hand soap, laundry detergent, mop/broom, paper towels, bucket
- Diapers: especially sizes 4 and up, plus wipes
Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Fundraising Events (off-site)
Invite your friends and family for dinner, tea, or a dance party and ask for a suggested donation at the door, making your guests aware ahead of time why you’re hosting this time around!
Running a race this year or next? Ask your supporters to donate a dollar or ten for each mile you conquer! You can set up your own fundraising page through Crowdrise.
If you are a teacher or student, consider holding a "Change for Refugees" coin drive or penny war among your class(es) and donating the total raised to the IRC in Charlottesville.
Contact Charlottesville [at] rescue.org for more information.