Socially-Distant, Outdoor and In-Person Opportunities
There are several outdoor or in-person volunteer opportunities that allow for social distancing. Masks are still required to be worn when close to others.
Friends of the Rappahanock (FOR)/Downtown & River Cleanups:
FOR has created a webpage where you can explore River Cleanup opportunities and schedule your own river clean up with your family or friend group. Visit the webpage to learn more about where river cleanups are needed, how to conduct a cleanup, and how to report the amount trash you were able to pick up!
Downtown Greens has open volunteer hours every Thursday from 3:00pm–6:00pm and Saturday from 9:00am–12:00pm. If you are interested in walking with UMW students on a Saturday to help volunteer, visit myUMW. The urban garden space is located at the corner of Dixon and Charles streets, and is walking distance from campus (about 15 min walk). If you are driving, you may wish to park on Princess Anne St. If you sign up to volunteer, please bring a mask.
The Fredericksburg Food Bank is providing socially-distanced in-person volunteering opportunities. Visit their webpage to explore your options and sign up. You must provide your own transportation to the volunteer site.
Advocates for Clean & Clear Waterways:
This organization is hosting socially distanced volunteer litter clean-ups in Alexandria, Fairfax County, and Colonial Beach, Virginia, and looking for volunteers! Clean-ups are scheduled for the 1st and 4th weekends of the month through the beginning of November, and they are open to all ages (minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian). The events are free, but RSVP is required at www.waterwayadvocates.org.
Virginia Community Food Connections:
Starting spring 2021: Do you want to help a local non-profit provide free fruits and vegetables at our Spotsylvania Farmers Market? Virginia Community Food Connections is looking for individual to help our token operators for a few hours on Saturdays Farmers Market. Training provided. To learn more about this exciting opportunity, call Yohanna Gonzalez at Virginia Community Food Connections at 540-376-2285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.virginiacfc.org