Local Agencies

Agency: American Red Cross – Rappahannock Area Chapter
Website: http://virginiacapitalredcross.org/
Address: 4836 Southpoint Parkway
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Description: A humanitarian organization led by volunteers, providing relief to victims of disaster and helping people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.
Opportunities: Blood Services Community Services Emergency Services Health and Safety Services
Requirements: Must agree with our mission
Phone: (540) 735-0500
Fax: (540) 735-0501
Email: rappchap@usa.redcross.org
Agency: Boys and Girls Club, Fredericksburg Regional Branch
Website: http://www.bgcgw.org/
Address: 200 Gunnery Rd.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: To help boys and girls of all backgrounds with an emphasis on at-risk youth, build confidence, develop confidence, and acquire the needed skills to grow into productive, civic-minded responsible adults.
Opportunities: Monday to Friday from 3-7 pm helping with our after school program, which involves snack distribution, homework help, tutoring, game room, computer lab, arts and crafts, cheerleading, step, drama, and sports.
Requirements: To actively engage with children in a positive way.
Other Skills: If you would like to teach or share any special skills with our youth, let us know, and we’ll put you on our schedule.
Contact: Jan Shaffer
Phone: (540) 368-9531
Fax: (540) 368-9537
Email: jshaffer@bgcgw.org
Agency: Bragg Hill Family Life Center
Website:  http://www.bragghill.org/
Address: 400 Bragg Hill Dr.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: Our mission is to provide assistance to citizens of the Fredericksburg area, with special emphasis on the total growth and development of the community’s “at risk youth,” and economically underprivileged. We serve as an outreach organization for the community and referral source for individuals needing assistance from local agencies. We are committed to family empowerment. Our motto is “We build people,” and it is our sincere desire to build individuals, families, and the community.
Opportunities: Tutoring 3:00-5:30 every Monday and Wednesday: help children with their homework and play a recreational game afterwards.  In addition, we have an “open gym” period where Mary Washington students could come and play recreational activities from 3:00-5:00 every Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
Requirements: Enthusiasm and a desire to work with children.
Contact: Pamela Johnson
Phone: (540) 371-3662
Fax: (540) 371-3367
Email: bragghillstaff@yahoo.com
Agency: Birthright of Fredericksburg, Inc.
Website: http://www.birthright.org/
Address: 2006 Lafayette Blvd.
Suite 202
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth and the right of every child to be born.
Opportunities: Client Counseling
Office Organization/Work
Help with Fund Raisers
Requirements: Must agree with our mission
Contact: Maria Cackett
Phone: (540)-898-8558
Fax: (540) 371-0883
Email: mcackett@adelphia.net
Agency: Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Website: http://www.librarypoint.org/
Address: 1201 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: To provide library resources and services necessary to meet the evolving educational, recreational, and informational needs of the public; thus enhancing individual and community life.
Opportunities: Work with the Friends of the Library, volunteer as a tutor in adult literacy classes, or assist with special research projects, translating materials (Spanish), in-house processing of PR materials, etc.
Requirements: Able to read/write in English fluently, 18 years old or older, familiarity with computers and keyboarding, familiarity with the Dewey decimal system a plus!
Other Skills: Ability to write with clarity, particularly technical writing will get our attention.
Contact: Nancy Buck
Phone: (540)-372-1144 x250
Fax: (540)-899-9867
Email: nbuck@crrl.org
Agency: Downtown Greens, Inc.
Website: http://www.downtowngreens.org/
Address: 206 Charles Street, Apt. 1
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: Downtown Greens Inc. is a 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to establishing and maintaining an organic garden and public greenspace in Fredericksburg, VA. We currently own and maintain 2.5 acres at Charles Street and Dixon Street.
Opportunities: Volunteers are always welcome during staffed garden hours Thursday 3pm to 6pm and Saturdays from 9am to 12pm. Several special events offer additional volunteer opportunities.
Requirements: Volunteers should be willing to do physical work in the gardens or on building maintenance. Volunteers immune to poison ivy are eagerly sought.
Other Skills: Carpentry skills are in occasional demand, cooking lunches for volunteers is another special skill.
Contact: Thomas S. Miller
Phone: (540) 371-7315
Email: downtowngreens@verizon.net
Agency: Department of Juvenile Justice 15th District Court Service Unit
Address: 601 Caroline Street, Suite 400
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Opportunities: Juvenile probation and parole internships
Contact: Ask for Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (540) 372-1068
Fax: (540) 372-1155
Agency: disAbility Resource Center
Website: http://www.cildrc.org/
Address: 409 Progress Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: To assist people with disabilities, those who support them, and the community, through information, education, and resources to achieve the highest potential and benefit of independent living.
Opportunities: Building ramps, receptionist, general clerical duties, lawn yard care, painting, mailing preparation development…others as they come up. Work on fundraising events possibly.
Requirements: Dependability, desire to help others, if wanting to assist in creation of PowerPoint presentation or other marketing literature, have knowledge of those
Other Skills: For some projects, knowledge of Windows XP Professional
Contact: Terri Abbott
Debbie Fults
Phone: (540) 373-2559
Fax: (540) 373-8126
Email: tabbott@cildrc.org
Agency: Fredericksburg Area Food Bank
Website: http://www.fredfood.org/
Address: 3631 Lee Hill Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Description: The Fredericksburg Area Food Bank’s mission is to reduce hunger in Fredericksburg and the surrounding counties by collecting and distributing donated food and non-food products to needy individuals and families.
Opportunities: Kids Cafe; Senior Food for Life; Emergency Food Distributions
Requirements: No convicted felons
Other Skills: Spanish Speaking
Contact: Cybele Brooks Fred L. Jerman Jr. (Kid’s Cafe)
Phone: (540) 371-7666
Fax: (540) 371-2968
Email: cbrooks@secondharvest.org fjerman@secondharvest.org
Agency: FAHASS- Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services
Website:  http://www.fahass.org/
Address: 415 Elm St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: HIV/AIDS Support Services
Opportunities: Community Outreach & Education Support, Case Management Support, Work in the Memorial Garden, Fundraising and Advocacy
Requirements: A desire to support community integration and education of those affected and infected by HIV/AIDS.
Contact: Community Outreach Coordinator
Phone: (540) 371-7532
Fax: (540) 371-8446
Email: zach@fahass.org
Agency: Fredericksburg Counseling Services
Address: 305 Hanson Avenue, Suite 140
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: The mission of this agency is to provide access to counseling and related services.
Opportunities: Screening clients at Moss Free Clinic for anxiety/depression, anxiety/depression screenings in the community, in-service training on variety counseling-related topic.
Requirements: Psychology majors, referral from professor
Other Skills: Spanish speakers would be helpful.
Contact: Libby Wasem, LCSW Staff Director
Phone: (540) 373-2320
Fax: (540) 373-2320 (call before faxing)
Email: fcsagency@aol.com
Agency: Fredericksburg Rescue Squad
Website: http://fxbgrescue.org/
Address: 510 William Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: To provide the best possible emergency medical services to the city of Fredericksburg through a combination career/volunteer system.
Opportunities: To provide emergency medical services to the City of Fredericksburg and neighboring jurisdictions.
Requirements: 16 to 32 hours per month of volunteer duty
Other Skills: Bilingual is a plus. No training required – will train.
Contact: Debbie Rice
Phone: (540) 371-1005
Fax: (540) 371-2464
Email: debbierice@cox.net
Agency: Greenfield Senior Living
Website: http://www.greenfieldseniorliving.com/
Address: 30 Kings Crest Drive
Stafford, VA 22554
Description: “Caring for those who cared for us.”
Opportunities: Social History Project (interviewing senior residents and then help compose a scrapbook of written documentation and photos of that resident’s life)
Requirements: Social outgoing person who is comfortable around seniors.
Contact: Danielle Wight
Phone: (540) 288-9353 x130
Fax: (540) 288-8834
Email: dwight@greenfieldseniorliving.com
Agency: Habitat for Humanity
Website: http://www.fredhab.org/
Address: 10825-A Houser Drive
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Description: We build affordable homes in the greater Fredericksburg Area through the use of volunteer labor and generous donations from the community.
Opportunities: Help build houses (all phases of construction)
Help in Resale store (pick-up/delivery, stocking, sales, etc.)
Requirements: Willing to work. Safe shoes (no sandals or flip-flops).
Contact: Bruce Seger
Phone: (540) 891-5009
Fax: (540) 891-7009
Email: admin@fredhab.org
Agency: Healthy Families Rappahannock Area
Address: 15 Hope Road
Stafford, Va. 22554
Description: The program fosters creative partnerships based on healthy family interactions, parent and child bonding, and advocacy for the physical and emotional health of children and families.
Opportunities: They provide free services for families including: home visiting, community playgroups, and tips, info, and resources for families
Requirements: Agree with Mission
Contact: Michele Powell
Phone: (540) 288-1937 x249
Fax: (540) 659-0736
Email: michelepowell@racsb.state.va.us
Agency: Hope House
Website: http://www.hopehouseinva.org/
Address: 902 Lafayette Boulevard
Fredericksburg, VA 22404-0788
Description: To provide homeless women and their children with safe housing and the opportunities to transition to successful independent living.
Opportunities: Mom’s Time and Tutoring
Contact: Ann Gallihugh
Phone: (540) 371-0831
Fax: (540) 372-6526
Agency: Moss Free Clinic
Website: http://www.mossfreeclinic.org/
Address: 1301 Sam Perry Blvd.
Suite 100
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
Description: The Moss Free Clinic is a non-profit organization that provides medical and dental care at no cost to low-income and uninsured adults primarily through the use of volunteer health care professionals and partnerships with other providers.
Opportunities: Appointment setters, eligibility screener, medical screener, office helper, receptionist
Requirements: Vaccines
Contact: Andrea SpringerCollins, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (540) 741-1061
Fax: (540) 741-1096
Email: andrea@mossfreeclinic.org
Agency: My Child Left Behind (MCLB)
Website: http://www.justgive.org/
Address: P.O. Box 1053
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Description: MCLB is a non-profit organization dedicated and designed to remember children left behind after the loss or absence of a parent (due to neglect, abandonment or parental imprisonment). MCLB outreach program is designed to avoid obstacles and to extend our services to assist children in areas of need.
Opportunities: Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with school-aged children, to encourage and help with homework assignments, arts and craft and special assignments to enhance their ability to excel. Volunteers will have the opportunity to enhance their skills and apply and use them in their internships and/or future job opportunities.
Requirements: A volunteer must be at least 18 years of age or be assigned to MCLB youth program. Volunteers must show remarkable leadership and ability to work with children.
Contact: Shirley Howell
Phone: (540) 972-7984
Fax: (540) 972-7984
Email: mychildleftbehind@msn.com
Agency: Stafford Junction, Inc.
Address: P.O. Box 5405
Fredericksburg, VA 22405
Description: Olde Forge Junction, Inc. is a growing partnership of Old Forge residents/homeowners, local churches, service agencies, businesses, and individuals. The mission is to transform lives through faith and action.
Opportunities: Hosting activities to build community, developing and operating programs to nurture youth, and serving as a training ground in community service.
Requirements: Agree with Mission
Contact: Linda Hill
Phone: (540)-368-0081
Fax: (540)- 301-0032
Agency: Project Link
Website: http://www.racsb.state.va.us/projectlink.htm
Address: 2016 Lafayette Blvd., Suite 101
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: To assure that all women whose lives are affected by substance abuse are linked with resources that foster their physical, emotional, spiritual, and family well-being.
Opportunities: Childcare and playgroups assistance, Back-to-School and Christmas programs, newsletter, internships
Requirements: Must complete a week-long training and pass background check, must also be finger-printed.
Other Skills: Bilingual (preferred, but not required). Some computer skills (preferred).
Contact: Deidre Bryant
Phone: (540) 891-3132
Fax: (540) 891-3138
Email: dbryant@racsb.state.va.us
Agency: Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block
Website: http://www.racsb.state.va.us/rakob.htm
Address: 600 Jackson Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: To educate and entertain school age children and adults. We teach understanding, difference, and prevention in many areas of interest such as disabilities, safety, and health, self confidence and general understanding and acceptance.
Opportunities: Puppeteers – learn the art of BunRaku Puppetry and perform at area events
Fundraisers – attend and help sales at Rummage Sale
Exposure – “Kids Convention” Spotsylvania Towne Centre (man booth, pass out brochures)
Requirements: Must be able to have fun, meet tons of new people. Some light lifting with equipment (under 50lbs).
Contact: Sherry Norton-Williams
Phone: (540) 373-3223 x3035
Email: snorton@racsb.state.va.us
Agency: Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters (RBBBS)
Website: http://www.rbbbs.org/site/c.6nJEJOPrEiKWE/b.8276033/k.EEAB/Home_Page.htm
Address: 325 Wallace Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: Helping children in need reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with volunteers.
Opportunities: Bigs in Schools
Campus Pals
Requirements: 18 years of age
Bigs in Schools requires transportation
Contact: Crystal Peterson
Phone: (540) 371-7444
Fax: (540) 371-7445
Email: crystalpeterson@rbbbs.vacoxmail.com
Agency: Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault (RCASA)
Website: http://www.rcasa.org/
Address: P.O. Box 1276
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
Description: RCASA is committed to coordinating, organizing and initiating services that aid survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones, educating the public on sexual assault issues and acting as an advocate and resource for the needs and rights of all victims and survivors of sexual assault.
Opportunities: Victim advocates, court advocate, education and outreach volunteers, support group facilitators, as well as clerical volunteers
Requirements: All volunteers must complete our victim advocacy training (approx. 30 hrs) and additional training may be required for certain volunteer opportunities. We require a time commitment however and are flexible based on circumstances.
Other Skills: Desperately need bilingual speakers, but not a requirement.
Contact: Megan Michalak
Phone: (540) 371-1666
Fax: (540) 371-9803
Email: volunteers@rcasa.org
Agency: Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence (RCDV)
Website: http://www.rcdv.com/
Address: P.O. Box 1007
Fredericksburg, VA 22402
Description: RCDV is dedicated to creating a diverse network of community members working together to promote safe relationships, homes, and communities.
Opportunities: Hot line, court advocacy, fresh start advocacy facilitators, women’s and children’s groups, shelter support
Requirements: 40 hours training administered by RCDV
Other Skills: Bilingual
Contact: Cathie Fisher Braman
Phone: (540) 373-9372
Fax: (540) 373-0794
Email: cathieb@rcdv.com
Agency: Rappahannock Goodwill Industries
Website: http://www.fredgoodwill.org/
Address: 1409 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description: Rappahannock Goodwill Industries’ Job Help Centers offer free help to people in job preparation and assistance in finding a job.
Opportunities: Keyboard TrainingBasic Computer SkillsInternet TrainingResume Preparation
Requirements: To provide people with barriers to employment – particularly those with disabilities – an array of quality vocational and educational services so that they can work most independently.
Contact: Fredericksburg Job Help Center
Phone: (540) 371-307
Agency: RappahannockUnited Way
Website: http://www.rappahannockunitedway.org/
Address: P.O. Box 398
Fredericksburg, VA 22404
Description: Improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.
Opportunities: Opportunities with over 100 organizations. Long and short term programs available.
Requirements: The ability to work with people in need
Other Skills: Bilingual
Contact: Mary Ellen Hutcherson
Phone: (540) 373-0041 x314
Fax: (540) 373-0356
Email: volunteer@rappahannockunitedway.org
Agency: Regional Adult Education
Website: http://www.rarae.org/
Address: 6713 Smith Station Road
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Description: To provide education for adults who need/want high school completion (GED) or English improvement, oral and written.
Opportunities: assisting teachers in adult based classes
working as a tutor, one-on-one or in small groups
Requirements: Good command of the English language
Patience for slow learners, good listening skills
Other Skills: Bilingual in Spanish is helpful
Contact: Betsy Mathias
Phone: (540) 898-8165
Fax: (540) 891-2726
Email: bmathias@hs.spotsylvania.k12.va.us
Agency: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA)
Website: http://www.fburgspca.org/
Address: 10819 Courthouse Road
Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Description: The Greater Fredericksburg Area SPCA is a no-kill Humane Care Center serving the City of Fredericksburg and all surrounding counties.
Opportunities: Humane Education Behavior Help Friends of Ferals Program
Requirements: You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer with the cats & 18 years old to work with the dogs. We do not have any positions for children under 16 years.
Phone: (540)- 898- 1500 x304
Fax: (540)- 898- 1583
Email: susanspca@verizon.net
Agency: Stafford County Citizen Assistance Office
Website: http://www.co.stafford.va.us/
Address: P.O. Box 339
Stafford, VA 22555
Description: The Citizen Assistance and Volunteer Services offices provides a central point where citizens can get information about County or consumer issues, coordinates volunteer recruitment of Citizen Assistance Teams (CAT), trains and places volunteers, and provides an in-house resource for departments with customer service needs.
Opportunities: Place volunteers in government offices, coordinate emergency teams, organize and support customer service initiatives.
Requirements: Must be 18 years of age. Some must pass a criminal records test.
Contact: Natalie Davis
Phone: (540) 658-4516
Fax: (540) 658-4812
Email: nsdavis@co.stafford.va.us
Agency: Virginia Association of the Technology Student Association
Website: http://virginiatsa.org/
Description: To prepare students for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunities.
Opportunities: Students to help judge student competitions at our State Conference. Need as many volunteers as able.
Requirements: Must be 18 years old.
Contact: LaTasha Watson
Phone: 804-524-8989 ext 1119
Email: tsa@vatsa.org
Agency: World Water Center
Website: http://www.worldwatercenter.org/
Address: 125 Caroline Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Description:  To unite all water projects around the world. To offer a certification of best practices for world water projects.
Opportunities:  Webmaster, graphic designer, volunteer coordinator, international conference manager, development director, grant writer, international agency liaison.
Requirements:  Dependable, likes dogs and cats, a passion for clean and safe water for the planet, attention to detail, people skills.
Other Skills:  As an international organization any language skills and any international travel very helpful.
Contact:  Marilynn Deane Mendell
Phone: (540) 207-4045
(540) 368-1876
Email:  mmendell@worldwatercenter.org