Activities available throughout greater Williamsburg

Vibrant Life Ministries—For the homeless, based in Williamsburg, needs mentors to help clients follow through on developing self-sufficiency, drivers, assistance with fundraising and special events, help with clerical work, people to pick up clothing and food donations occasionally, etc. 258-8575.

Volunteer Emergency Families for Children—Seeking families to provide short-term shelter care to children and youths from Williamsburg and the surrounding areas. In-depth training and support provided. 897-0535 or

Waller Mill Park—Needs volunteers for its Friends of the Park Volunteer program, including trail maintenance, landscape, park monitor, dog park monitor, program leaders, and special events. 259-3778.

Watermen’s Museum—Docents needed at the museum 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or 1-5 p.m. Sunday. 887-2641.

Williamsburg-James City Head Start—Needs volunteers to assist with daily activities. 229-6417.

Williamsburg AIDS Network—Nonprofit organization offers a variety of volunteer opportunities, including mailings, clerical work, providing outreach materials to the community, participating in the agency’s events. 220-4606 or e-mail

Williamsburg Faith in Action—Provides assistance with daily tasks to elderly and physically disabled adults. 258-5890.

Williamsburg/Peninsula Lupus chapter—Volunteers needed to expand the group, including fundraising and promoting awareness across greater Williamsburg and the Peninsula.

Williamsburg Walks the Talk—Male and female volunteer mentors are needed to assist ex-offenders make a smooth transition back to the community as productive citizens. 876-8161 or

York River State Park—Volunteers are needed to help with special events, trail projects, landscaping, interpretive projects, visitor services, resource management and park maintenance. 566-3036.