West Virginia's Summer of Love 

Cue Led Zeppelin, because West Virginia is getting a Whole Lotta Love this summer from our state's dedicated volunteers.

There are so many ways to help. Easy one time volunteer projects, flood recovery internships, AmeriCorps, and more. 

If you attend any of these events, be sure to let  us  know. We would love to share your story!  
West Side Neighborhood Cleanup 
April 22nd  | Charleston 

Help clean up Charleston's West Side in honor of Earth Day during this annual event. 

Bring a friend and lend a hand getting litter off the streets, 9 AM to Noon  at the intersection of Washington Street West and Beatrice Street. 

Free t-shirt, trash bags and gloves provided.Major community announcement & unveiling planned. For more information contact John Butterworth, 304-348-8105. 
Jackson's Mill Volunteer Workday 
April 22nd  | Weston 

Get a behind the scenes peak of Jackson's Mill! 

Volunteers are needed to plant seedlings, build a new fence, paint, clean out attics, and more. The event will last from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., lunch will be provided. 

Come meet your local AmeriCorps volunteer Samatha Hartford and put some TLC into this historic location. Learn more here

March For Science  
April 22nd | Morgantown 

Celebrate Earth Day by paying-it-forward at this special event!

Volunteers are needed to make posters, plan children's activities, monitor the march, and more. Sign up here
WV Strong Flood Rocovery Program Seeks Applicants 
Kanawha, Nicholas, Clay County

This full-time volunteer opportunity comes with a living allowance and scholarship/end of service bonus.  

Positions are available in Kanawha, Nicholas, and Clay County. VISTA volunteers will help individuals, families, and communities recover from the recent devastating floods that hit the region in June 2016.  Learn more here
Rainelle Flood Recovery 
Summer 2017 | Rainelle 

A rewarding opportunity to serve flood impacted families in West Virginia! 

AmeriCorps construction and-non construction positions are available, lead volunteers who come to rebuild. Living allowance and scholarship are included, contact Michelle Conner to learn more, 304-668-0247.
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Rainelle Summer Internships 
June 1st -August 15th | Rainelle  

Potomac Highlands Fuller Center for Housing has full-time rewarding high impact opportunities for individuals to serve in Rainelle.

Construction and community outreach positions are available for summer 2017. Interns will receive a summer stipend of $1,500, payable on the 1st and 15th of each month, plus a $1,500 educational award. Modest housing is to those available on an as needed basis. To request an application contact Michelle Conner, 304-668-0247.
Calhoun County Backpack Feeding Program 
Till Schools Out! 

Help ensure children in Calhoun County have meals at night. The  First Baptist Church of Grantsville Food Pantry will be packing back packs for area youth on Tuesdays from 11am-1pm. Volunteers are needed to help. To sign up contact Tina Persinger
River Arts Festival and Triathlon
June 3rd  | Montgomery

Love the great outdoors? If so, this is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you! Volunteers are needed to help with the Community Float the Upper Kanawha Falls, River Arts Festival, and  triathlon. If you're interested in learning more, sign up here
Camp Horseshoe
Summer 2017 | Parsons 

Love kids? This is the perfect opportunity for you! Volunteers are needed to serve as camp counselors this summer. Learn more here.  

Stars and Strides Equine Therapy Center 
Bridgeport | Ongoing

Love horses? This may be the perfect opportunity for you!

Stars and Strides Equine Therapy Center provides cognitive, physical, emotional, and social therapy to individuals with the help of horses.

The program wouldn't be possible without the help of volunteers! 

Volunteers are needed to be sidewalkers (walking alongside the horse and rider and helping to secure the rider in their seat). Plenty of additional opportunities are  available for individuals in the education and therapy fields as well as anyone who has horse experience. It is important to note, horse experience is not required. Learn more & for more information contact Alicia Ziman

Join the Peace Corps 
Travel the World! 

Did you know. . .? You can serve in Peace Corps at any age! 

Learn what it takes, and how to sign up from West Virginia's Peace Corps recruiter Jaime Salabogi here
Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam
Ongoing  | Kanawha & Putnam County 

It is construction season again!  Habitat for Humanity of Kanawha and Putnam is working on more homes than ever and they have an urgent need for more volunteers!  Won't you help our home buyers achieve their dream of a new home?  

Groups are needed for Thursday, Friday or Saturday work days. This year's goal is 1,000 volunteers! If you are interested in helping please contact Bill Andreas, 304-533-0118. 

The Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre 
Ongoing  | Beckley 

The Raleigh Playhouse & Theatre is looking for fun, energetic people who care about the performing arts. They are need of volunteers to help get the word out to local businesses about sponsorship and promotion opportunities.  Ideally, you are a good communicator, concise, and friendly. For more information contact James.  

The Northern Panhandle Needs Our Help! 
Ongoing  | Northern Panhandle 

The Red Cross needs more volunteers in the Northern Panhandle.  Organizers say they realized when Follansbee was flooded in July, that one volunteer in all of Brooke County wasn't enough. Volunteers constitute about 90% of the Red Cross workforce. Volunteers respond to flooding, house fires, help prepare meals and more. Learn more here

Grant Writing Training
May 17-19th | Clarksburg Area

Get that money! Join Volunteer West Virginia for one of their most requested trainings, Strength-Based Grant Writing. Learn the ins and outs from  Alice Ruhnke. Sign up here
Need Volunteers? 

If you have a volunteer opportunity you would like us to promote please let Dana know. 

We also have a TV Show! Find out how you can get your organization promoted on the TV show Volunteering in West Virginia. Airs 16 times a month on the Library Channel. Contact Lisa for more information.