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Join a WE Team

After signing up, you'll attend an orientation to learn more about program expectations and our community partners as well as meet your team leaders. You'll volunteer weekly with your team and meet regularly for critical reflection discussions.

Transportation will be provided to most sites, with the exception of those that are adjacent to campus and are a short walk away.  

Please wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty and closed-toe shoes that can handle labor-intensive work and bring a water bottle.

Our Partners
description of WE partners
Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center

Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center enriches the lives of children, adults, and families through equine assisted services offering education, empowerment, healing, and hope.  Our participants represent a diverse community of people with special needs, at-risk youth, and veterans.  Dream Catchers' therapeutic interventions and educational programs help develop healthier, more productive citizens creating a positive impact for our community.  

Anticipated Projects:

  • Assist with therapeutic lessons, mainly by offering side-walking and horse leading assistance.
Grove Christian Outreach Center

Grove Christian Outreach Center's mission is to maintain an outreach center in the Grove area of James City County in order to minister to the physical and spiritual needs of people who are poor and disadvantaged in the community.

Anticipated Projects:

  • Assist with preparation and distribution of clothing and healthy food options in the Grove community 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore

Williamsburg Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a nonprofit home improvement store and donation center that sells new and gently-used furniture, appliances, home accessories, building materials, and more to the public, at a fraction of the retail price - usually 30-90% off. Their goal is to generate enough profits to build more Habitat homes for deserving, hardworking low- to moderate-income families, as well as to promote recycling. ​100% of the profits from the ReStores are used to build and sell affordable housing.

Anticipated Projects:

  • Assist with store operations, inventory, and collections
House of Mercy

House of Mercy provides quality compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith. They provide a safe and welcoming environment for area people who are homeless to find respite, receive services, and work toward ending their homelessness, and emergency assistance and supportive services to those struggling to maintain housing and regain stability.

Anticipated Projects:

  • Assist with food distribution and daily life essentials for those in need in the greater Williamsburg area
Heritage Humane Society

Heritage Humane Society serves as a compassionate steward of homeless pets that are in transition from stray/surrender to forever homes.  We serve to educate the public about humane animal care and treatment, advocate for animal welfare, and provide affordable adoption services.

Anticipated Projects:

  • Assist with various projects in support of animal welfare
Williamsburg Community Growers

Williamsburg Community Growers works to grow Williamsburg's healthy community food ecosystem. Their mission is to educate the public regarding the benefits of producing and consuming locally grown produce; provide gardening space for individuals and organizations; promote healthy, sustainable lifestyles for the community; and demonstrate and promote conservation practices. They operate an urban farm and community garden in Williamsburg.

Anticipated Projects:

  • Planting, weeding, harvesting, and assisting with educational program for community members/organizations