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Volunteer Opportunities

For Students

Do you need service hours? Are you looking for somewhere in the community to volunteer? You’re in the right place.

Check RamPulse for Volunteer Opportunities

Log into RamPulse and join the Office of Student Community Services to see service opportunities in our community and on campus.  Opportunities are posted on the Events page. Filter using “Service” under Themes or use the search bar at the top using “Volunteer”. The list of opportunities is constantly changing so login often to see what might interest you.

Students are welcome to stop by the Office of Student Community Services in the Student Center, Suite 216.

Track Your Service Hours

Don’t forget to keep track service hours in RamPulse. Watch the short video below for directions. At the end of the academic year, organizations can review their progress. And, at the end of a student’s college career, students can view all service hours, memberships, a more through their Co-Curricular Transcript. Once logged into RamPulse, click the user’s initial in the top right corner to access your Co-Curricular Transcript and more!

Search Opportunities Here    Learn more about Tracking Here Track Hours Here

For Representatives of Nonprofit Organization

Could you use reliable, free help? Do you have a need that our students could fill?
Let us know!
We can help you find volunteers.  Please email studentcommunityservice@shepherd.edu.

List of Partnering Agencies

Advocacy and Human Rights

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
EPEC Katie Spriggs volunteer@swcinc.org
304-263-8522
-Administrative assistance with sorting donations, cleaning, and grocery shopping for the shelter
-Client contact assistance with answering phones, front desk coverage, and filing
-Help with direct services such as supervision of children or outreach projects

Animals

Agency Contact Info Service Description
Animal Welfare Society of Jefferson County (304) 725-0589 -Clean cages, walk dogs, socialize cats and kittens, help with laundry, work at events, help in the yard
Saving Grace Farm 571-334-1721 -The work is anything from cleaning animal pens, mucking stalls, to scrubbing food and water containers, to mending fences, to grooming horses and the list goes on and on.
Horses With Hearts info@horseswithhearts.org
304-283-8071
-Help keep participants safe during lessons, help with caring for the horses, help with feeding the horses. You can also get involved at one of their special events.

Arts and Culture

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Berkeley Arts Council Rip Smith 304-620-7277

berkeleyartswv@gmail.com

-Help at events, advocacy work, help in schools
Shepherdstown Community Club Jenny Haynes info@shepherdstowncc.org -Schedule a time to do a cleanup at Morgan’s Grove Park!                                                                -Help with activities at the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown    -Help with various events throughout the year

Children and Youth

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Boys and Girls Club Monica Addison maddison@bgcepwv.org

(304) 728-3143

-Work Directly with children and spend time with them
-Help with homework, coach a game, teach an art project, or help with administrative tasks
Children’s Home Society of West Virginia Megan Livingston mlivingston@childhswv.org
304-264-4658
-One-on-one mentoring with children
-Work at summer camps
-Assist with reading programs
-Help at special events

Crisis Support

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
EPEC Katie Spriggs volunteer@swcinc.org
304-263-8522
-Receive hotline calls from their center in Martinsburg

Education and Literacy

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Literacy Volunteers of the Eastern Panhandle Teresa ‘reese’ Spyra info@lvep-wv.org -Need basic organization volunteers for secretarial, newsletter, and social media maintenance
-Help with: GED, Citizenship classes, ESL, and general literacy to adults who require 1:1 literacy help.
Read aloud WV Laurie Saunders lauriepdx@outlook.com -Read to local West Vriginia students in schools! Must attend one training session first. These are one hour zoom training sessions.
Jefferson County Adult Learning Center Kathy Held info@lvep-wv.orgs Assistance with tutoring and in their classes. They offer a variety of adult education classes including ESOL, reading, writing, MOS certification, citizenship and more.

Emergency and Safety

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Shepherdstown Fire Department (304) 876- 2311 -Clean Fire Trucks, help with events, and more!

Environment

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Tabler Farm Madison Hale shepherdfarm@shepherd.edu -Perform light manual labor such as pulling weeds, planting seedlings, moving compost, laying mulch, and/or harvesting produce
Seasonal Volunteering                                                   –Monthly community volunteer days                                –Group visits
C&O Canal Trust Aidan Barnes barnes@canaltrust.org -Work on preservation, beautification, maintenance in the park
Potomac Valley Audubon Society Kristin Alexander kristin@potomacaudubon.org -Help manage nature preserves                                                                                                                -Help plan events, helping with youth programs
-Lead workshops, field trips and walks

Health and Medicine

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Veterans Affairs (VA) Terry Stotler 304-263-0811 Ext.3310         terry.stotler@va.gov – Work directly with patients, participating in recreational programs and other activities in the wards
-Assist the VA’s professional staff or escort patients, serve coffee, or simply provide companionship to veteran patients
Jefferson County Relay for Life Penny Horner penny.horner@cancer.org – Assist in fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society. Help plan or coordinate events and fundraisers in the community and on campus.
-Volunteer at events that honor cancer survivors and caregivers.
Wishmakers on Campus Student Community Services studentcommunityservice@shepherd.edu -Volunteer at and help plan the logistics of fundraisers for a local child’s wish! Each year Shepherd has a Make-A-Wish child from the local area. Students fundraise the amount of their trip.

Homeless and Housing

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Martinsburg Rescue Mission Sharon Wolford newmurm@gmail.com

(681) 283-8146

-Front Desk Volunteers to help answer phones and collect donor information
-Kitchen and food prep volunteers
-Thrift Store Volunteers to keep things stocked and organized
Habitat for Humanity Robin Kees rkees@habitatep.org -Help at build sites.
-Volunteer at events and fundraisers.
-Complete office support.
-Help in the resale store.
Jefferson County Community Ministries Keith Lowry  info@jccm.us -Help in their cold weather shelter.
-Volunteer in their food pantry and closet.

Hunger

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Shepherdstown Shares Mark Kohut 646-519-1956 shepshares@gmail.com -Help in the food pantry
Meals on Wheels Dianne Waldron mealsonwheels1@frontier.com
304-263-6622
– Driving, kitchen help, packing meals, serving meals or administrative assistance
Community Combined Ministries   communitycombinedwv@gmail.com         304-268-8778 -Assist in packing food bags once a month for children in Jefferson and Berkeley counties!
People of Worth peopleofworthinc@gmail.com      (304) 240-2398 – Volunteer in their free grocery or clothing store as cashiers or with organizational help!

Immigrants and refugees

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Refugee and Immigration Services Martinsburg Renée Corbett rcorbett@ccwva.org

(304) 343-1036

-Provide interpretation services by phone or in person if you can speak another language                    -Spanish speakers may come in and do in take calls                                                                                      -Organization and administrative help is needed; preference for people who are interested in legal activities and immigration

On Campus Opportunities

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Ram Pantry Jenny Flora jflora@shepherd.edu -Assisting clients, sorting donations, and taking inventory
Ram Closet Jenny Flora ramscloset@shepherd.edu -Assisting clients, sorting donations, and taking inventory

People With Disabilities

Agency Contact Info Service Description
Good Shepherd Caregivers 304-876-3325 info@gsivc.org -Provide transportation to and from appointments                                                                             -Complete Visits and phone calls                                                                                                               -Housework / meal prep                                                                                                                            -Shopping or errands                                                                                                                                    -Paperwork or office volunteer
Berkeley County Special Olympics -Volunteer to help with basketball practices or cheerleading practices on Saturday mornings.

Seniors

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
SAIL Carolee Youngblood 304-870 7245
info@shepherdstownSAIL.org
-Complete administrative tasks such as answering phones and helping with computer tasks
-Help with marketing tasks such as making flyers and designing publications
-Help plan social activities
-Help with fundraising
-Assist members of SAIL with phone calls, errands, pet care, computer skills, etc.
Berkley Senior Center 304-263-8873 ex 4127 -Help with administrative tasks and at the front desk                                                  -Go to an activity on the activities calendar                                                                       -Volunteer to teach a class
Canterbury Center  Landa (304) 876-9422 and request to speak to activities -Attend an event such as bingo, trivia, and a lot more!
-Create an event such as technology help
Good Shepherd Caregivers 304-876-2235                                        info@gsivc.org -Provide transportation to and from appointments                                                        -Complete Visits and phone calls                                                                                       -Housework / meal prep                                                                                                     -Shopping or errands                                                                                                            -Paperwork or office volunteer

Women

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
The Hope Center Michelle volunteer@hagerstownhopecenter.com
301.739.1165
-Volunteers will sort through items such as clothing, handbags, housewares, décor, seasonal items, accessories, toys, books, and more for the thrift store
Stars that Shine Alisha Puller alisha.puller@stslg2success.com – Volunteer at weekend events or in local middle schools or highschools with their youth programs that improve self-esteem, self confidence, and more!
Starting Points Tina Badley mombadley@gmail.com -Volunteer with Empower U, a program in Berkeley Springs High School and Paw Paw High School that is designed to empower young women. Starting Points also has a free meal kitchen that anyone can use if you would like to volunteer to serve meals.

Virtual Opportunities

Agency Contact Name Contact Info Service Description
Human Rights Campaign -Phone and text banking for numerous campaigns
Brighten a Day Hita Gupta hita.gupta@brighten-a-day.org -Making Cards and Videos for the Elderly
Berkeley County Meals on Wheels Dianne Waldron mealsonwheelsbcwv@gmail.com -Decorate bags or make cards for Berkeley County Meals on Wheels recipients!