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Group volunteer opportunities in Charlottesville

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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) .

Current opportunities:

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 evening work-days that are open to all interested in helping, 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. Contact NewRoots.Cville [at] rescue.org to learn more.

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!

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.