Boys & Girls Club
This agency is building centered so that the children who participate have a place that they can call home. The center is open after school, during the summer, and on most holidays. Volunteers are needed to provide positive leadership for our youth.
Abingdon Club Director:
Virginia Club Director:
Phone: 276.669.8921, 276.494.9270
Crisis Center Inc.
The Crisis Center serves 300-400 people per week from the Virginia Counties of Lee, Scott, Wise, and Washington, as well as the city of Bristol, VA. Volunteers are needed for hotline counselors, sexual assault companions, and as office assistants. Volunteers are provided appropriate training. Located 30 minutes from campus.
Della McGuire, Community Outreach, Volunteer Coordinator, Victim Advocate
Crossroads Medical Clinic
Crossroads Medical Mission is a mobile clinic providing primary medical services to people in southwest Virginia and northeast Tennessee who have difficulty accessing the care they need due to geographical or financial barriers. It is a Christian mission partnering with several organizations to provide the services in several locations. Two board-certified family physicians, a missions director and a medical assistant, with the help of several volunteers, deliver quality preventative and urgent care. There is no charge for the medical services and they do not bill for insurance. Services include screenings for diabetes, hypertension, breast and prostate disease, primary care for routine medical problems, minor surgery, some lab work and education. Currently, the mobile medical unit visits Meadowview, Va., on the fourth Wednesday of each month.
E&H Tutoring Program
The E&H Tutoring Program trains students, faculty, staff, and community members to tutor elementary age children. Volunteers are placed in local schools for two hours a week to help children who are performing below grade level develop their reading and math skills. E&H students have the option to receive credit for their tutoring experience by registering for EDUC 116.
Carolyn Wilson, Coordinator of the E & H Tutoring Program
Ecumenical Faith in Action
EFIA serves 400 people a week in Washington County, VA. The agency networks people and congregations of all faiths to recruit, train, and match volunteers to provide assistance to people whose circumstances leave them in need. Volunteers are needed to assist older citizens with day-to-day tasks, and to help with the operations of the Stone Soup Food Pantry. Located 15 minutes from campus in Abingdon, Virginia.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity works with our local affiliate, Washington County Habitat for Humanity, to help eliminate poverty by providing simple, decent shelter to those in need.
Highlands Educational Literacy Program (HELP)
HELP provides literacy instruction for adults in Washington County through a variety of programs, including one-on-one tutoring, and the English as a Second Language Program. Opportunities exist both on and off campus.
Meal Delivery Program
Volunteers deliver lunch and dinner meals to elderly and/or house-bound individuals in the area.
Gloria Surber, Coordinator of Administrative Services
The Appalachian Center
River's Way Outdoor Adventure Center
Students in this program mentor area high school students two weekends each semester at River's Way Outdoor Center.
Wonder Kids Therapeutic Equestrian Center, Inc. is a therapeutic riding center for children with physical and emotional disabilities. Wonder Kids offers individual with disabilities a non-traditional form of therapeutic equine-assisted treatment to facilitate a safe, effective, and fun learning environment.
Contact: Susie Branson
160 Flannigan Drive
Southwest Virginia 4-H Center
The 4-H Center (located 15 minutes from campus) serves the 13 counties of Southwest Virginia and 250 people per week during the summer. Volunteers are needed for clerical support, public relations, graphics, and work with youth.
Sandra Fisher or Kevin Williams
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Valley Health Care Center
Valley Health Care in Chilhowie, Virginia (10 minutes from campus) is a 207 bed facility providing quality care for nursing home and other residents. Volunteers are needed to visit with residents, lead or assist with group activities, transport residents to and from activities, and assist with various other activities. Training is provided for all volunteers.
Washington County Recreation Department
The Recreation Department provides a variety of quality, leisure activities for the citizens of Washington County, serving about 300 people per week. Volunteers are needed to serve as youth basketball coaches. Training is provided for all volunteers.