Meg Leahey is the Community Outreach Coordinator for VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads in Norfolk, VA. She matches volunteers with local volunteer opportunities throughout Hampton Roads. Meg writes a monthly guest post with updates on opportunities to volunteer with the kids!
VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads encourages families to take the time to volunteer together during the summer. It is a great opportunity for the family to bond together, while helping out their community at the same time.
In addition to the summer volunteer opportunities posted last month, The Dwelling Place in Norfolk is looking for volunteers of all ages this summer, too! Contact Katie Kortze, 624-9879 x104 or email@example.com for more information on how to volunteer.
Furniture Delivery: Volunteers are needed to help move and deliver furniture. Volunteers ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Landscaping: Volunteers are needed to help with landscaping, lawn mowing, weeding of flower beds, etc. Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Donation Sorting: Volunteers are needed to help organize donations, and set up the “boutique” space for shopping. Volunteers ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult.
PARC (Portsmouth Area Resources Coalition) is in need of volunteers on Sunday, July 1. Volunteers ages 12 and older can volunteer unaccompanied and there was no listed restriction on how young a volunteer could be if with a parent. Info here.
Also, for the youth that are already active in the community, there is a an award called The Wofford Award taking nominations now. The Harris Wofford Award was created to honor those who do extraordinary work towards achieving Senator Wofford's vision of "making service and service-learning the common expectation and common experience of every young person in America. Nominations are due July 22.
Want to spend some time volunteering while the kids are at camp? Contact Meg Leahey at 624-2400 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more volunteer opportunities for adults.