Animals

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Please Save a Cat

We are in great need of foster parents and volunteers. Fostering can be done with no long-term commitment, and it is a very rewarding experience.  Fostering allows the animal to remain adapted to a home environment, and this makes the adjustment to a new home easier when they are adopted. Fostering is an easy and fun way to spend time with a cat! If you would like to foster an animal or volunteer, please e-mail, call 304-667-6853, or stop by one of our adoption clinics

Arts and Culture

Trillium Performing Arts Collective

  • Opportunities include but are not limited to: performer, costumer, usher, greeter, box office, stage hand, assist with photography/video, lights or sound, reception set-up and cleaning, etc. We will also take into account any special skills an individual may bring.

  • The level of commitment is entirely dependent on the volunteer. We welcome any person whether they have time one day a week, month, or year! That said, our volunteer positions are mostly event based and would require working only a few hours at a time (mostly weekend nights or matinee)

  • Contact Larry Levine

  • (304) 645-3003

Carnegie Hall WV

Opportunities exist in the following areas: 

  • Performance - Greeter, Usher, Merchandise Sales, Load-In/Load-Out,Technical Assistance, Main Stage Lounge, Stage Hands, Ticket Checker, and Surveys

  • Programming - admissions, concessions, and/or hosting for Film Series, Carnegie Cast, Square Dance, Art Exhibits

  • EventsPlanning Committee - attend committee meetings and assist with planning and preparation of events; Day of Event - assisting with various duties the day of an event (prep, clean up, food/drink maintenance, etc.), Receptions/Dinners - helping set up, clean up and serve food and drink

  • Arts in Education - Kids' College - two-week summer day camp. Volunteers assist instructors.   Spotlight on Schools and Link Up – ushering. Creative Youth - student artwork showcase.  Volunteers hang artwork and/or help w ith the reception. Children's Choir - greeting and checking in parents and students at audition

  • Behind the Scenes - Reception/Telephone, Mailings, Program Assembly, Maintenance/Grounds, Poster Distributio

  • In the Office – assist with reception, answering phones, mailings, program assembly, etc.

Greenbrier Historical Society – North House Museum & Archives


As a small organization, the Greenbrier Historical Society relies on the generosity of our volunteers! Our volunteers are an important part of the organization - donating more than 2,600 volunteer hours in 2013. They participate in a number of projects and jobs, including:

  • Greeting Visitors

  • Giving tours of the North House Museum

  • Serving as Volunteer Archivists

  • Organizing and Researching Historic Documents in the Archives

  • Cataloging and caring for our Museum Collections

  • Assisting with Educational Programs

  • Helping to Plan Special Events and Programs

  • Grounds and Building Maintenance

  • Gardening

Some volunteers give a few hours each week, others focus on a project which may take just a few days or weeks each year. Whatever your schedule, the staff at the Greenbrier Historical Society can work with you to find a project that you are passionate about. 


Contact: Elizabeth McMullen, 304.645.3398 or director@greenbrierhistorical.org

Carnegie Hall Guild

The purpose of the Carnegie Hall Guild is to provide volunteer and financial assistance to enhance Carnegie Hall's operations.  Membership in the Guild is open to all.  An invitation is not required.  We meet on the first Wednesday of each month, September through May at 5:00 pm in the Old Stone Room at Carnegie Hall.

The Guild’s Projects

  • The Guild supports funding for the Link-Up program which provides every 4th grader in Greenbrier County with a recorder, plus teaching materials for each school.

  • Home-cooked meals are prepared by Guild members for every Mainstage performer.

  • Each year the Guild hosts a Mainstage Lounge for performance attendees at The Hall.

The Guild raises funds for various other needs at The Hall.  It's a great way to get involved and support operations at The Hall.

 

Contact: Terri Wontrobski

304-445-7822

Children and Youth

Girl Scouts of Black Diamond

  • Possible Volunteer positions with the Girl Scouts:  First Aider, Learning Facilitator, Outdoor Education Committee Chair, Outdoor Education Committee Member, Outdoor Education Committee Secretary, Awards (Gold Award and other) Committee members

  • Camp Pathway positions:  Activity Specialist,  Aquatics Waterfront Director/staff, Assistant Unit Leader, Camp volunteers

  • Event and Series Pathway positions:  Event and Series Program Coordinators and volunteer helpers

  • Local Area Team positions:  Mentor, Product Sales volunteers- Fall Product and Cookie, Education Coordinator, Event Coordinator, Membership Advisor /Troop Organizer, Secretary, Treasurer/Financial Liaison, Publicist, Recruiters

  • Travel Pathway positions:  Lead Trip Advisor, Travel Pathway Committee Member, Trip Advisor

  • Troop Pathway positions: Troop Leader/Co-Leader, Troop Cookie Chair, Troop Driver , Troop Fall Product Chair, Troop Registrar, Troop Treasurer

  • Time commitment expected-One day events to yearlong commitments.  Events, programs, troop leaders and helpers, local area committee volunteers, camps, series events (6-8 weeks). 

  • Contact Debby Kemmerling, Community Engagement Manager, debby.kemmerling@bdgsc.org

  • 304-345-7722, cell 304-880-3038

CASA of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit

CASA volunteers come from all walks of life, bringing a variety of experiences to their work as advocates on behalf of abused and neglected children. There are no special educational or professional requirements, but advocates must be 21 years old.  Volunteers are carefully screened and receive 30 hours of training before being assigned to children. Click here to download the CASA Volunteer Application form (PDF Format).

The CASA volunteer’s primary responsibility is to serve as the “eyes and ears” of the Court, gathering information from the child, his/her biological parents, foster parents, teachers, counselors, etc. and making recommendations to the judge as to what is in the child's best interest.

 

Contact Jenny Castle, casa11c@live.com

304-645-5437

Children's Home Society

There are many ways you can volunteer:

  • Participating on an Advisory Council

  • Volunteering at our Emergency Child Shelters/Helping with a Special Project

  • Tutoring

  • Fund Raising Activities/Event Planning

  • Little Red Stocking Campaign Volunteer

  • Assist with the recruitment of foster and adoptive families

  • Help with program sustainability through monetary and in-kind contributions

  • Be a voice for the Children’s Home Society - tell others!

 

WE CAN is a community-based program that works to help vulnerable children and their families. Volunteer mentors assist professionally trained staff in providing needed services to children and families.

 

Contact Janet Richmond, JRichmond@childhswv.org

304-647-3430

Community

Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center

  • Volunteers must have a broad knowledge of our region including Greenbrier, Pocahontas, Monroe, and Summers Counties and love talking to people about what to see and do in these areas. 

  • Duties will include the following:

Greeting visitors

Assisting with directions and visitor information about the four county area and beyond

Working a cash register and selling Greenbrier Valley merchandise

Assisting in the center during special events and festivals

Being familiar with and restocking brochures

Answering phones and directing calls

Assisting in preparing bulk mailings, which will include labeling our Visitor Guide

Selling tickets to a local special event

Lifting up to 20 pounds, if necessary

Basic computer skills and internet “surfing” abilities

  • We ask our volunteers to work a minimum of one 8 hour or two four hour shifts per month or other time periods, as needed.

  • Contact:  Mary Cole Deitz, Visitor Center Manager

  • 304-645-1000

Ronceverte Development Corporation has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. Come join one of our committees or sign-up to help on one of our projects or public events. Committees meet once per month for about an hour and include:

  • Organization-building consensus and cooperation among the groups that have an important stake in the district by using the commonsense formula of a volunteer-driven program and an organizational structure of board and committees.

  • Promotion-marketing the district’s unique characteristics to shoppers, investors, new businesses, and visitors, an effective promotion strategy forges a positive image through advertising, retail promotional activity, special events, and marketing campaigns carried out by local volunteers.

  • Design-getting Main Street into top physical shape. Capitalizing on its best assets such as historic buildings and traditional downtown layout.  Creating an inviting atmosphere through window displays, parking areas, signs, sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping.

  • Economic Restructuring-helping existing downtown businesses expand and recruiting new ones to respond to today’s market.

Contact 304-647-3140

United Way of the Greenbrier Valley

Volunteering is at the core of United Way’s mission.  We rely on volunteers who donate their time and talents in support of our goals to drive lasting change in our region. Whether you’re interested in volunteering at one of our events, mentoring a young person, offering your skills as a financial advisor or spending an afternoon with a senior, you’ve come to the right place.

Signature Events:

  • Run United 1/2 Marathon and Zombie 5k - Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • Lewisburg Chocolate Festival - Saturday, April 11, 2015

  • Day of Caring - Held annually each March and August

 

Contact Cindy Lavender-Bowe, Executive Director

304-647-3783

Disaster and Emergency Relief

American Red Cross

Volunteers constitute about 95% of the American Red Cross workforce. Volunteers make it possible to respond to nearly 70,000 disasters every year, most of them home and apartment fires.

Be a DAT Member (Disaster Action Team)

The application process to register as a volunteer is an easy online process.  To begin your volunteer registration process in our new Volunteer Connection system:

  • Visit www.redcrosswv.org and click “Volunteer”. 

  • On this page scroll down to:  “You can apply online”.  “If you are 18 years or more click here”. You create your own username and password.  Then follow the steps through the process to register.

  • Complete and submit your Application.

  • After you submit your application, you will be sent an automatic email from the American Red Cross with a Link to activate your account.

  • Click that Link to begin activation (follow the instructions given).

  • After your account is activated, complete all of the series of check list steps in the Intake Path (which includes an online background check and an online orientation).

Contact Roseann Berry, Executive Director
(304) 469-4636 (p) Ext. 3282

Education and Literacy

Communities in Schools Greenbrier County

  • Description of position: CISGC has mentoring and tutoring positions available. Mentors and tutors are caring adults who encourage positive outcomes for our youth. In as little as one hour a week you can make the difference in the life of a child.

  • Time commitment expected: Mentors are asked to commit to one hour a week.

  • Contact Kasey Carter, kcarter@cisgc.org    

  • 304-520-4938     

Food and Hunger

Alderson Food Hub

From producers to consumers; we provide access to
nutritious food, cultivate participation, and an awareness of sustainable food systems in the Greenbrier Valley.

Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to:
Alderson Community Market (helping with children's activities, setting up and breaking down)

Alderson Green Grocer (helping out in our co-op grocer)

Community Orchard (harvesting, pruning, etc.)

Community Gardens (watering, weeding, harvesting, etc.)

Alderson Elementary (helping out in gardens and with educational programming)

Contact Maggie Frey

304-445-2088

Housing

Greenbrier Housing Authority/SARA

The Greenbrier Housing Authority and Southeastern Appalachian Rural Alliance (SARA) provide housing options to low income families in Greenbrier, Monroe, and Pocahontas Counties.
Volunteer opportunities include assistance with painting, minor construction, and home repair as well as helping with homebuyer education programs.

Contact Sue Rosshirt, srosshirt@hotmail.com

304-645-4980
 

Contact us:  info@gvfoundation.org or 304-645-5620

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