Education, Tutoring, and Mentoring


Supervisors:  Beheatherlyn Kirby (434-455-3639 or Email)
Since our start in 1903, we have helped over 10,000 individuals become healthier, more independent citizens through programs that address emotional, physical and spiritual needs. Our mission is to strengthen individuals and families through care, counseling, and education. We provide a preschool and an independent living program on our Lynchburg campus for children and teens. We also provide helpful courses on parenting and personal finance. HumanKind accepts clients from all walks of life. Our services promote dignity and develop potential by transforming the lives of individuals, families and communities through nurture, healing and encouragement.

There are many opportunities to volunteer with us at HumanKind, including mentoring, tutoring, administrative assistance, recreational activities and special events such as the Turkey Trot, which has been in existence for 27 years . We are a fun-loving organization who sees the importance of addressing needs where we see them, and we would love to have you join in our mission!

Last updated: 8/17/17

Supervisors: Stephanie Micklem (1-800-474-1948 ext 2 or Email)
Virginia Skyline Girl Scout Council serves approximately 1000 girls in Lynchburg. Girl Scouting is an informal educational program for girls ages 5-17. Girl Scouts builds girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.  The goals of the Girl Scout Program are stated in four program emphases: Developing Self-potential; Relating to Others; Developing Values; and Contributing to Society. Volunteers are needed to assist with troop meetings on a weekly or every other week basis. Volunteers with special interests and skills may sign up to be on call to help run special events, teach a specific skill, such as crafts, songs, etc. to troops or to do a workshop for leaders. There might also be an opportunity for someone to volunteer to help in the office a couple of times a week with phone calls, filing, etc.  To volunteer complete the following Volunteer Information and send us your contact information.

Last updated: 8/17/17

Supervisor: Michael Briggs (434-376-1250 or Email)

Patrick Henry Family Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit children and family ministry designed to provide boys and girls with a safe place to grow based on Christian values. The program focuses on prevention rather than treatment. We have three sections to our services, our Patrick Henry Boys and Girls Homes, our Hope for Tomorrow counseling, and our Hat Creek Camps and Conferences. We have residential care opportunities, camping opportunities and community outreach opportunities.


The residential child-care program reaches out a loving hand to children ages 6-17. Volunteers have the opportunity to tutor and to assist with daily activities. Students may volunteer in the boys or girls cottages in Brookneal, the Rustburg girls cottage, or the Bedford boys cottage. Ongoing Needs: We need young male and female students who are interested in a mentoring relationship with our residents.

Patriot Sports Program
Patriot sports is an outreach and community-based program offered by Patrick Henry Family Services.

Camping Program Opportunities: Hat Creek Camps and Conferences

Last updated: 8/17/17

Supervisor: Morgan Kane (845-0241 or

Miller Home of Lynchburg is a group home for non-delinquent girls ages 5 to 18 who are unable to live with their families. Volunteers are most often needed in the evening and on weekends to assist staff with caring for the residents of Miller Home. Volunteers will have the opportunity to build relationships and be a positive impact on the girls as they spend quality time with residents, assist with homework, provide a listening ear and share meals. Mentoring opportunities are available as well and can be discussed with the Program Director.

Additional volunteer opportunities include yard work and maintenance of the Miller Home grounds, development and marketing in an administrative capacity, and assistance with technology including desktop computers, Chromebooks, security camera, and other IT related issues.  We pride ourselves on working with volunteers to establish a volunteer experience that utilizes the volunteer’s interests, strengths, and abilities while meeting the needs of Miller Home and our residents. Please be aware that to ensure the safety of our residents, background checks are required for any volunteer who is alone with residents on a regular basis and the cost is $39.00.

Last updated: 8/17/17

Supervisor: Jordan Welborn (434-332-9657 or
The mission of the Campbell County Public Libraries is to maintain continuity of library services, embrace new directions and involve the community in support of the library.  Service opportunities include library assistant/ shelver, youth program assistant, computer tutor, graphic design, literacy tutoring, and other services as needed.  The library has four locations: Rustburg, Timberlake, Altavista, and Brookneal.

Last updated: 8/22/17

Supervisor: Reginald Walker (434-929-4081 or
Job Corps' mission is to attract eligible young adults, teach them the skills they need to become employable and independent, and place them in meaningful jobs or further education.

Last update: 2/24/17

Michelle Power (Email) - Before & After School or Teena Williams (847-8750 or Email)
The YMCA child care program provides care for children six weeks through 12 years of ages (21 for children with Special Needs). Volunteers at the Preschool may help with story time, nap time, inside & outside activities, large and small motor skill development, swim time and arts and crafts. Hours to volunteer would be between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. for the Preschool. The Before & After School Programs are housed in eight Lynchburg Elementary School locations; Bass, Bedford Hills, Dearington, Heritage, Linkhorne, Perrymont, Sandusky and Sheffield Elementary Schools. Volunteers would be useful in the area of inside & outside activities, homework tutoring, character development, and arts & crafts. Volunteers are also needed in the area of homework tutoring in specific subject areas. The hours are 3 p.m. to 6 pm from Monday through Friday, during the school year. The YMCA Special Buddies program is a program designed for children with special needs. Children from all over Lynchburg participate in activities with our Special needs coordinator. Volunteers working with the Special buddies will help with self help skills such as money, writing names, and letters and other essential activities designed for the individual child.

Last updated: 3/14/14

Supervisor: Donald Dohmann (845-5939 or Email)
The Salvation Army (TSA) offers several volunteer opportunities: the Soup Kitchen, the Family Store, Property Maintenance, Child Care Volunteers, and the Red Kettles. In the Soup Kitchen, TSA serves breakfast and dinner 365 days a year. Volunteers are needed to set up, prepare, serve, clean up and minister to the guests.  We hold a life skills class for our residents here on Tuesday nights from 6:30-7:30 p.m., some which have children who need childcare during the class. Red Kettle volunteers are needed to ring the bell at area red kettles between mid November and Christmas Eve. All funds raised from the red kettles go to help families in need in Central Virginia.

Last updated: 3/2/12


Contact Tamara Reynolds - Volunteer Coordinator

Call 455-5886 or email

Volunteers are America’s greatest resource! The Lynchburg Parks & Recreation Department counts on volunteers like you to lend their time and talent to assist with our operations. Opportunities to complete your Christian Service are available in the areas of athletics, youth, senior adults, Nature Zone, Community Market, special events, parks and trails. If you have an idea of how you can help, but don’t see a job listed, please call and talk to us to see how we can help you build your resume and contribute to a healthy, active, and educated community.

Community Centers

Center Assistant - Assists City staff with center programs and activities as follows:

  • After-School Program for ages 6 to 12 or teens 13 – 17. The program operates on weekdays from 3:00-6:00 pm.  Assignments may include assisting with open recreation activities, providing homework help, reading with a child, assisting with a featured activity, playing outdoor and indoor games, preparing the center environment, assisting with computer lab, assisting with meals, or helping with a neighborhood event.  Neighborhood centers are lively social hubs, located in Lynchburg's central city neighborhoods.  Assistants must be able to work in a diverse and energetic environment which requires both structure and flexibility.


  • Senior Programs are offered at most of the community centers. Assignments may include interacting with participants, assisting with meal preparation, set up, clean up, and monitoring activities, and assisting with computer lab.

Educational Speaker / Class Instructor – Share your special knowledge, skills, or talent as a speaker or instructor. Possible topics include: health, nutrition, fitness, travel, hobby or interest, musical entertainment, and local opportunities or services of interest to participants.

Event Volunteers – Assist with annual and special events when needed throughout the year. Duties may include set up, clean up, decorating, preparing food, serving food, parking assistance, providing information, and more. Events: Work Projects, Veterans’ Day Luncheon, Festival of Lights at Riverside Park Dec. – Jan., Egg Roll, Guinness Book World Record attempt at the Largest Tree Hug on April 29, 2017, and more.

Sport Activity Assistant – Greets participants, keeps score, and officiates for weekly activities such as Softball, Bowling, Putt-Putt and more.                                                                                                              

Photographer – Takes pictures of classes, activities, and events for future use in brochures and publications.


Athletic Coaches and Assistant Coaches – Coach youth athletic teams teaching sportsmanship, skills, teamwork, and notifying players/parents of practices and games. Sports include: Basketball (December – March) and Girls Softball (spring & fall).

Coaches are also needed for athletic partner organizations providing play in: Football, Cheerleading, Soccer, Baseball, Volleyball, Lacrosse and Tennis. Please check our website ( for contact information for each of these organizations.

Nature Zone

Nature Zone Volunteer – Assist with the operation of the Nature Zone, feeding and handling animals, and cleaning cages. Welcome visitors and provide information about animals and ecosystems at the Nature Zone. Answer phones, providing general information regarding birthday parties and nature programs; set-up and assistance with birthday parties.

Parks and Trail Maintenance

Parks, Trails, and Gardens Assistant – Assist City staff with projects in the parks, trails, and gardens to keep areas mulched, clean, and well maintained for public use.  Monday and Friday afternoons from 12:00 – 4:00 are the primary time frames, other times by arrangement.

Community Market

Bag Check Station Attendant/Courier – Greet patrons, check bags and give a bag check tag in return. Assist patrons by helping carry bags to their vehicle parked in the downtown area. Provide friendly customer service. Saturdays 8:00 am – Noon - Nov. – March.

Last updated: 8/17/17

Supervisor: Harry Williams (434-239-8326 or Email)

Team Genesis is a Christian non-profit organization headquartered in Lynchburg.  Our focus is “Excellence in education, athletics and character”. We are dedicated to identifying, developing and implementing elite sports and education related programs and projects designed to help youth meet their athletic aspirations, maximize their full personal and academic potential and function successfully in their homes, schools, colleges, community, churches and sports programs. With this mission comes a variety of volunteer opportunities to serve local youth ages 5-18.

Education, tutoring and mentoring:

Books and Ball Program Tutors and Mentors-With a history of assisting over 100 high school student athletes in obtaining college scholarship through our Houston, Texas, site, we offer this exciting opportunity to carry on this proud legacy in Lynchburg by volunteering for our Books and Ball Program. Books and Ball is open to all area high school athletes and provides student athletes with tutoring and assistance with the college recruiting process. We need your help to ensure that any high school athlete who is offered an athletic scholarship to attend college also has the resources needed to remain academically eligible. Volunteers will assist with tutoring, mentoring and teaching organization and study skills to students in a Christian environment. Education majors are encouraged to participate to gain experience, and recommendation letters will be written on behalf of volunteers if requested.

Genesis Academy Teaching Assistant-Genesis Academy is an all-boys private boarding school located in Lynchburg. Teacher assistants will provide support in our Learning Center by helping students with class work, preparing bulletin boards, supervising lunch, preparing correspondence and other tasks in collaboration with the lead teacher. Special assistance is needed with our ReadMaster Program, which is a computerized reading and comprehension program. Qualified assistants may also provide specialized assistance in math, or assist with science labs. Normal school hours are M-F, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and flexible schedules can be arranged.


Genesis Academy Basketball-Genesis Academy hosts an elite line up, with students from all over the US enrolled in our Gifted Athletes Program. There is a great need for volunteers for all areas within our athletics program including assistant coaches, score keepers, stat keepers, game day operations, game film, clock keepers, practice and training assistants, nutritionists and ticket takers.

Students who volunteer with Genesis will be given the opportunity to mentor participants in athletics and life! Volunteers may also be given the chance to help plan and organize various athletic events throughout the area.

Last updated: 7/23/15

Supervisor: Amy Arranga (434-455-6306 or Email)

The Lynchburg Public Library recruits volunteers to work in Circulation, Youth Services and Outreach departments. In Circulation volunteers may assist at the front desk receiving, and sorting materials as they are returned, pulling DVDs and reserved books. In Youth Services volunteers may help with preparing craft materials, cleaning books, and assisting staff during programs. In Outreach volunteers may help shelve books and DVDs.

Volunteers can pick up an application at the front desk, and turn in to the front desk at 2315 Memorial Ave. An interview will be set, then placement is made for an agreeable time, and job assignment. Volunteers are expected to work at least two hours a week to complete their 20 hours.

Last updated: 8/17/17


Supervisor: Sterling Wilder (845-0433 or
Jubilee is a Christian educational and recreational center providing various services to the community consisting of a free health screening clinic and a computer lab. We also provide tutoring, mentoring and other educational and health awareness programs for youth and adults. We operate weekly; Mon-Fri 3-7 p.m.. We are strategically located so as to minister especially to inner-city and single family homes in Lynchburg. If you have a strong desire to make an impact in the inner city and with youth in a Christian environment then Jubilee is for you!

Special needs for volunteers include:

  • Nursing students needed to work in Centra Health Screening Clinic Mon-Fri 3-5 p.m. and also to assist in planning health education seminars for the community.
  • Education majors and other students are needed to work with the after school tutoring program and recreational program (excellent for Health and Fitness Majors, too)
  • Youth ministry majors are need to organize youth crusades, youth Bible study, youth concerts and more.
  • Computer majors are needed to help students in the Computer Lab from 3-7 p.m. Mon-Fri.
  • Mentors are always needed to be matched with inner city boys and girls ages six to 16.

Other ministry opportunities are available on Saturdays. Liberty students will be given the opportunity and the freedom to plan and sponsor their own events. We have the facility and we will match it with your idea! The greatest impact that we can make, of course, is by presenting JESUS and you will be free to do this where the need is tremendous. We need Christian men and women with integrity and passion to spread Christ's love to a dying community. Come join us!! You can visit us on the web, contact us by phone or email us. 
Jubilee Family Website

Last updated: 1/16/14

Supervisor: Rachel Madigan (434-515-5082 or
Do you want to make a difference in Lynchburg City Schools?  Can you help high school students with homework and be a positive mentor?  Beacon of Hope is a non-profit organization geared to enable all Lynchburg City School students’ successful entrance into post-secondary education, trade fields, or the military.

We need tutors at the high school and middle school levels for the following various times slots during the 2015-2016 school year:

8:30–9:30 a.m., T/W/R/F (EC Glass High School)

2:30-4:30 p.m., M/T/W/R (EC Glass and Heritage High Schools)

10 a.m.-2 p.m. (Dunbar, Linkhorne, and Sandusky Middle Schools) 

Tutors will be grouped with a set of students in order to build trusting relationships and rapport throughout the semester or school year.  In addition to core subject instruction, tutors help develop study skills, time management, and life skills.  Tutors will have the opportunity to inspire students to pursue their post-graduation plans and to achieve their full potential. 

Minimum Qualifications:
Proficient in Algebra I, Geometry, Earth Science, or Biology.
Able to commit to a consistent schedule throughout the semester.

Recommended Qualifications:
Proficient in upper level math, upper level science, OR foreign language
Able to commit to a consistent schedule throughout the semester.

Last updated: 8/24/15

Supervisor: Mark Sheehan (434-238-3215 or
Why volunteer at the Club? You will have the opportunity to make a positive impact on individual members’ or change many members’ lives. Our mission is "Fighting Poverty One Child At A Time". If we change enough lives we will then collectively change the entire community!

Volunteer Needs

Be Great: Graduate! Mentor – Check & Connect system is intended to ensure graduation and is designed to enhance each Club member’s dreams by providing consistent support from caring and trusted adults developing the academic, emotional, and social skills needed to Be Great! B&GC staff identify members that have the risk factors for dropping out, including attendance, behavior or achieve less than a “C” or better in the 4 core subject areas (Math, English, History and Science). Volunteer service is needed 1 hour a week until May 2016. Roughly 47 hours of service. College students mentor during their semesters and contact Club members via email and phone. Be life changing!

Power Hour: Making minutes count!  This program is designed to help Club members complete their homework. Studies have shown that students that are prepared for class having all assignments completed have a greater chance of achieving in school. Volunteers have the opportunity to work as a team with another volunteer, help Club members individually or work with a group of 8 members. 40 volunteers per day are needed, Monday through Thursday; 30 volunteers at the Madison Street Unit and 10 volunteers at our Dewitt Unit. Members 6 to 12 years of age are primary target for this program. We also have teen members that need help with Algebra I and Algebra II to prepare for the Standards of Learning Tests (SOL). The Power Hour Program has a point systems and volunteers will be able to award members points for homework completion, behavior and extra reading. At the end of the week members can spend their points at the Power Hour store or save them for large Power Prizes! Be Axademic!

Needs based programming: These prevention programs involve teaching life skills. The programs are designed to meet B&G Club “Formula for Impact” our outcome driven approach to youth development. The Club has three priority outcome areas: academic success, Leadership & Character Development and Healthy Life Skills. The curriculums are 8 to 20 sessions. A volunteer would have to commit to a minimum of 15 hours. Training will be provided.  Primary ages for needs based programming is 9 to 18 years of age, there are also gender specific programs - SMART Girls and Passport to Manhood. Be Inspirational!

Interest Based Programming: Members need to have fun activities to help them feel like they belong. Many of these activities help members achieve our values of sportsmanship, fair play and honesty. Volunteers have the ability to design their own interest program music, art, sports or can use the best practice “Triple Play!” system. Triple Play! has a variety of fun daily challenges helping our members to experience the thrill of playing competitive and noncompetitive games. With advanced notice volunteers can start leagues or tournaments. The Club will provide the materials to make it successful. These activities are based on the “Targeted Outreach” approach offering members more excitement than they would otherwise have on the streets or at home. Be Fun!

Club Maintenance: If you are talented fixing, painting or cleaning we need your skills. The core values of the Club are to provide a clean, safe and fun environment for all members and other youth served. Helping maintain the physical plant has a profound effect on members and community perceptions. We hope that keeping our Club grounds, gardens and interior clean and neat will inspire the community to keep their property clean. Clean and well maintained property has also been proven to discourage crime. Be Great!

Volunteer orientations are held Wednesdays at 5:15 p.m. or by appointment.

Madison Street Unit is located at 1101 Madison Street Lynchburg VA 24504 Direct Number (434) 846-1111
Jefferson Park Clubhouse is located on the campus of 405 York Street, Lynchburg 24501 Direct Number (434) 386-1806

Last updated: 8/17/17

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