Community Directory

Looking for opportunities to partner with local nonprofit and civic organizations to be part of community-driven change? Our community partner directory helps you find the right match for your interests and skills.

Search for opportunities for your student organization or just for yourself, whether in-person or remotely. Use the issue icons to find opportunities that help you address a wide-range of community needs.

 Legend of directory icons

community organizations sorted by opportunity
Group Service Opportunities

  Alzheimer's Association

logo of hands in circle Avalon Center

youth icon  Bacon Street Youth and Family Services

  Brookdale Chambrel

environment icon  Chippokes Plantation State Park

government icon  City of Williamsburg Human Services

  Dominion Village At Williamsburg

  Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center

  Envoy of WIlliamsburg

food icon  FISH 

logo of hands in circle  Grove Christian Outreach Center

animal icon  Heritage Humane Society

  Hospice House & Support Care of Williamsburg

  Housing Partnerships

  Intrepid USA Hospice

government icon  James City County Volunteer and Internship Services

  Lackey Clinic

  Morningside Of Williamsburg

  Respite Care of Williamsburg

youth icon  R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA

  Sentara Hospice Services

logo of hands in circle  Salvation Army

logo of hands in circle  United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

food icon  Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

environment icon  Virginia State Parks

environment icon  Williamsburg Botanical Gardens

  Williamsburg Landing

environment icon  Williamsburg Parks & Recreation

  Williamsburg Redevelopment and Housing Authority

environment icon  York River State Park

Ongoing Weekly Opportunities

  Alzheimer's Association

  At Home Care Hospice

logo of hands in circle  Avalon Center

youth icon  Bacon Street Youth and Family Services

  Brookdale Chambrel Williamsburg

youth icon  Child Development Resources

environment icon  Chippokes Plantation State Park

  Consulate Health Care of Williamsburg

  Dominion Village At Williamsburg

  Dream Catchers Therapeutic Riding Center

logo of hands in circle  Grove Christian Outreach Center

  Housing Partnerships

government icon  James City County Volunteer and Internships

government icon  James City County Social Services

  Lackey Clinic

  Morningside Of Williamsburg

  Olde Towne Medical Center

youth icon  R.F. Wilkinson Family YMCA

  Sentara Hospice Services

logo of hands in circle  Salvation Army

logo of hands in circle  United Way of the Virginia Peninsula

youth icon  Virginia Legacy Soccer 

museum icon  Virginia Living Museum

food icon  Virginia Peninsula Foodbank

environment icon  Virginia State Parks

  Williamsburg Landing

government icon  Williamsburg Regional Library

environment icon  Williamsburg Parks & Recreation

government icon  Williamsburg Volunteer Fire Department

youth icon  York County Children & Family Service/ Head Start

environment icon  York County Parks and Recreation

environment icon  York River State Park

Remote Opportunities

  Alzheimer's Association

  Housing Partnerships

government icon  James City County Volunteer and Internships

  Lackey Clinic

  Williamsburg Landing

environment icon  Williamsburg Parks & Recreation

youth icon  York County Children & Family Service/ Head Start

environment icon  York County Parks and Recreation

environment icon  Williamsburg Botanical Garden

   

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Successful Partnerships Check-List

Whether you're working with a partner organization for just a few hours or a few years of your time at William & Mary, here are some simple best-practices to help you have the most impact. 

Checklist for successful partnerships
Communicate Before You Begin
  • Be sure you and your partner organization are on the same page about: when and where you will be volunteering, what training you may need, how you will communicate, and what success will look like.
  • If you volunteer for an extended time, check back in with your partner about any changes to these guidelines and to celebrate your successes and progress.  
Double-check Your Logistics
  • Can you reliably volunteer at the times you committed to? Communicate with your partner as early as possible when schedules change during breaks or exam periods. Also, reflect on whether the time commitment you are making can fit into your schedule while supporting your well-being. 
  • If the work is off-campus, be sure you have adequate transportation to-and-from. If you're without a car and can't walk or use public transit, ask if there are other W&M volunteers who you might carpool with. 
Educate Yourself About The Organization
  • Through their website and in conversation with staff and other volunteers, take the time to lean about your partner. What mission is your service supporting? How do they make a difference in their community? What draws other volunteers to their work?
  • While service can be away a place of restoration from your academic work, your impact and engagement is deeper when you can connect your volunteering to the broader issues you are addressing.