PLAY: After School Activities

PLAY is a program at Madison House that serves community centers and schools in Charlottesville and the surrounding community with mentors and role models that work with students who need them most in an after-school environment.

 

Program Sites:

 

Greenstone on Fifth (Blue Ridge Commons)

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Volunteers will provide mentoring and tutoring to kids in the Blue Ridge Commons, a local community that outreaches to newly immigrated families from Somalia, Sudan, Burma and other parts of the world. Volunteers will play, tutor, and engage in enrichment activities designed to help each kid specifically where he or she needs it.

When?

Monday-Thursday, 3:30-5:30pm.

Where?

750D Prospect Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Boys and Girls Club: Cherry Ave

What Will the Volunteers Do?

This site has mostly elementary school aged children and some middle school children. Volunteers begin at 3:00pm by helping the younger kids finish their homework, after they are finished they will spend the rest of the time playing with the kids. The boys and girls club provides several activities such as ping pong, wii, arts and crafts, board games, and basketball to enjoy with the kids.  Find out further information on their Facebook page here.

When?

Monday-Friday, 3:00-5:00pm.

Where?

1000B Cherry Avenue
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

Boys and Girls Club: Jack Jouett Middle School

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Volunteers help the Jack Jouett Middle School Students with their homework for the first hour and then hangout/ play games with them for the second hour!

When?

Days: Monday-Friday
Time: 4:00-5:10pm.

Where?

Jack Jouett Middle School
210 Lambs Lane
Charlottesville, VA 22901

 

Boys and Girls Club: Southwood

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Southwood Boys and Girls Club is expanding its facilities to accommodate more children and could really use additional volunteers.  At this site, volunteers do crafts and play sports and outdoor games with elementary-aged children for the first half of their shift. They then help the children with their homework, reading, and journal-writing.  This site provides volunteers with the opportunity to use their Spanish language skills and has hired exceptional volunteers to assist with their programs during the summer.

When?

Monday-Thursday, 4:00-6:00pm, and on Friday, 3:00-5:00pm.

Where?

387 Hickory Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

 

Field School

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Assist small groups of kids at this all-boys school with a variety of sports and after-school activities. The first hour is during their study hall and volunteers tutor and help with homework and the second hour is during their sports time, so volunteers help coach, ref, and play sports with the kids.  Male volunteers and volunteers with cars are strongly encouraged to sign up!  This site is in Crozet, which is 15-20 minutes away. Carpool drivers are reimbursed for gas!

When?

Monday-Friday, 2:00-4:00pm.

Where?

1408 Crozet Avenue
Crozet, VA 22932

 

PB&J Fund

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Volunteers work with PB&J Fund Lead Instructors at a variety of locations in the community primarily teaching culinary and nutrition skills to participants. Tasks include but are not limited to:  food preparation, instruction of culinary skills and nutrition knowledge, cleaning, eating, talking, mentoring, light computer skills, parent interaction.  The Creative Cook ("Kids in the Kitchen") program teaches students culinary arts, nutrition, math and kitchen safety. The Primo Plato ("The First Plate") program works with moms and their pre-school aged children to teach creative ways to cook and school-based readiness. You can find out more about the organization at www.pbandjfund.org.

When and Where?

For the "Creative Cooking" program, we have volunteer opportunities Monday-Thursday from 2:00pm to 6:00pm (shifts generally run from 2:00-4:00pm and 4:00-6:00pm, but depend on the location and day).  Locations:  Charlottesville City Schools: Buford Middle Schools & Walker Upper Elementary School, Boys and Girls Club on Cherry Avenue and the PB&J Fund Kitchen (204 East Market Street by the Downtown Mall).

For the "Primo Plato" program with Child Youth and Family Services, we have volunteer opportunities on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30am-1:00pm. Volunteer may meet PB&J Staff at community location, or at the PB&J Kitchen and drive with PB&J staff.

 

Westhaven Community Center

What Will the Volunteers Do?

Volunteers spend the first portion of the day tutoring elementary school students and leading educational programs. Volunteers spend the second half of the session participating in and assisting with recreational activities.

When?

Monday-Thursda,y 3:15pm-5:00pm.

Where?

801 Hardy Drive & 8th Streets
Charlottesville, VA 22903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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