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Volunteer or Donate Locally -- Community Involvement Guide

Find out where to Donate and/or Volunteer in Fredericksburg, Stafford and Spotsylvania, VA

By Jenny Sites August 29, 2023



Welcome to our Community Involvement Guide. 

This guide is a list of local organizations that accept volunteers and/or donations.

Please contact these organizations directly for more information or to donate/volunteer.





Complete THIS FORM to request that your non-profit be added to this Guide! 

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American Red Cross-Rappahannock Chapter

Provides relief to victims of national and local disasters. To help families respond to local emergencies.  (540) 373-5176 8:30am-5pm M-F

Monetary Donations: 11047 Pierson Dr. Suite N, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Non-Monetary Donations: Household Items

Volunteers Needed: Call (540) 373-5176


Christmas In April

Repair and rehabilitate homes of low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners; (540) 373-9807 Voice mail, please leave a message.

Non-Monetary Donations: Home Repair and Building Materials, Tools

 Volunteers Needed: (540) 373-9807 Voice mail, please leave a message.


Equipment Connection

The Equipment Connection is the disAbility Resource Center’s free adaptive medical equipment reuse program. We accept new and gently used equipment, clean and repair it, and then return it to those in the community who would not otherwise be able to obtain it.

1503 Princess Anne Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 373-6464

Non-Monetary Donations Accepted: Manual Wheelchairs, Portable Rams, Shower Benches, etc


Fredericksburg Regional Food Bank

We and our network of partners provide food assistance to those in need throughout our community.  We serve the counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, Caroline, the City of Fredericksburg, and the Locust Grove area in Orange.

3631 Lee Hill Drive, Fredericksburg, Va 22408 

csealy@fredfood.org

540.371.7666.ext 126

Monetary Donations: PO Box 1006, Fredericksburg, Va 22402

or www.fredfood.org

Non-Monetary Donations: We accept all food donations that are labeled to include expiration dates and a list of ingredients.

Volunteers Needed: We need volunteers who can aid in the warehouse as well as skilled volunteers.  You must be 14 to volunteer in the warehouse, accompanied by an adult or 16 without supervision.


4th Saturday Meal Volunteers

As we begin to move toward serving a single large community meal like we have done in the past, starting this month we will do a ‘hybrid’ meal service. Our volunteers will meet at Fredericksburg United Methodist Church in downtown Fredericksburg to prepare the meal in their kitchen and serve neighbors from the church’s green space. Additionally, we will deliver a limited number of meals to those clients still staying at a local motel.

What: A small team of volunteers preps, cooks, serves, and cleans up a healthy dinner for approximately 50 guests, mostly Micah Ministries’ clients.

Prep, Cook and Serve: No special skills are needed, and there are no culinary requirements! All supplies are brought by the program leaders; volunteers only need to show up ready to work. Under this new ‘hybrid’ model, we will prepare the meal in the Fredericksburg UMC kitchen, box it up ‘to go’ style and serve guests on the church’s lawn. Additionally, we will deliver a limited number of meals to those clients still staying at a local motel. We have jobs for all skill and comfort levels.

Age Restriction: Most of our volunteers are over 10 years old. However, if you feel your younger child is capable of helping prepare a meal at home, they are welcome here!

Where: Fredericksburg United Methodist Church (308 Hanover St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401 – use Princess Anne Street kitchen entrance)

Time Commitment: 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM


Fredericksburg Regional SPCA

The Fredericksburg Regional SPCA is a non-profit animal resource center that not only provides service for the animals within our community but also the people as well.

All of our donations go to our animal here at our shelter, our pet pantry program that allows members of the public, who typically cannot afford food, to pick up food for their pets. If we have an overabundance of donations we will send them to other animal rescues who may need it as well.

10818 Courthouse Road Fredericksburg, VA 22408

540-898-1500

info@fredspca.org

Monetary Donations: Donate by coming directly into our shelter, sending checks via mail to 10819 Courthouse Road Fredericksburg, VA 22408, and they can even go online to our website where there is a donation form. https://fburgspca.org/donate/


Fredericksburg Social Services

While they are not currently accepting in-person volunteers, they are looking for donations towards:  Safe Sleep Campain, Adult Services Program, and the Holiday Giving for Seniors Program. Visit the website for details.


Friends of the Library

In support of the Central Rappahannock Library services.

1201 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 372-1144

Non-Monetary Donations: Books, Large Print Books, Records, Tapes, Videos


Gifts From Angels

We help children admitted at MWH over Easter and Christmas so they don't think the Easter Bunny or Santa forgot about them. We are also trying to help children involved in natural disasters such as fires and floods.

610-703-2938

Monetary Donations: mila to 7124 Salem Fields Blvd #128 Fredericksburg, Va 22407

Non-Monetary Donations: We accept toys, games, coloring books, and stuffed animals. Must be new items.


Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity

Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization whose mission is to build strength, stability, and self-reliance through shelter. We build and rehabilitate homes in the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and King George area.

Profits made from selling donated goods at our ReStore warehouse and monetary donations go towards our home build projects.

Administrative Office- 2376 Plank Road Fredericksburg VA 22401. 

Telephone Number- (540) 891-4401. Email Address- admin@fredhab.org. Hours- Wednesday through Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Saturdays by appointment. Closed on Sundays.

ReStore Warehouse-2378 Plank Road Fredericksburg VA 22401. 

Telephone Number- (540) 891-5009. Email Address- restore@fredhab.org. Hours- Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Tuesday 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thursday and Friday 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM. Closed on Sundays.

Monetary Donations: 376 Plank Road, Fredericksburg, VA

Non-Monetary Donations: We accept gently used or new furniture, appliances, and home-building supplies. We accept donations dropped off at our location and also offer free donation pickup. Schedule a donation pickup and see the full list of the items we accept at fredrestore.org.

Volunteers: 16 years of age and older.

Those wishing to volunteer with Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity must first attend an orientation session. Visit the volunteer tab at fredhab.org and select the "Log in to VolunteerUp" link to register and sign up today!


Historic Fredericksburg Foundation

The Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Inc. (HFFI) is a non-profit organization that works to preserve, protect, and revitalize the character of Historic Fredericksburg.

Donations to HFFI benefit the historic Fredericksburg community through education, advocacy, and preservation efforts.

1200 Caroline Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 371-4500

 office@hffi.org

Monetary Donations: http://hffi.org/product-category/donate/

Non-Monetary Donations: We do accept donations, but please call before donating.

Volunteers interested in history. Skills can vary, including event planning, writing, research, knowledge of easements, organizational skills, archiving, public speaking, front desk experience, graphic design, website design, and much more. We prefer volunteers who are at least 16 years of age.


Habitat For Humanity

Volunteers and sponsors working as a team to build affordable housing.

4755 Jefferson Davis Highway

Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 891-5009

Non-Monetary Donations: Home Repair & Building Materials, Tools, Landscaping and Yard Improvement Materials. Trees, Shrubs, Gravel, Stone, Backfill Dirt.

Volunteers: (540) 891-5009


Hope House

Transitional housing for homeless women and children.

902 Lafayette Blvd.

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 371-0831

Non-Monetary Donations: Non-Perishable Food, Garbage Bags, Household and Paper Products, Medicine (un-opened over the counter), Office Supplies


Hospice Support Care

To provide non-medical support to individuals and families facing a terminal illness.

2119 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 710-0408

Non-Monetary Donations: Durable Medical Equipment, Dry Goods (Depends, Bed Pads), Nutritional Supplements (Ensure)




Hospitality Center

1013 Princess Anne St, Fredericksburg VA 22401 (M-F 9 to 1)

540-479-4116

Non-Monetary Donations: Survival items such as clothing and toiletries

Lion's Club of Fredericksburg

To provide visual and hearing aides for low-income individuals.

Colonial Forge High School,Stafford, VA 22554

(540) 899-6599

Non-Monetary Donations: Hearing Aides, Eye Glasses, Braille Printers, Telephone Amplifiers


Lasagna Love

Make lasagna for those in need. Get more information here.


Make A Wish Foundation

Provides for wishes for children under age 18, who are facing a terminal or life-threatening illness.

(800) 234-9474

Disposable Cameras, Art Supplies, Small Gifts appropriate for Teens


Mary Washington Healthcare

Mary Washington Hospital Volunteer Services Office - 540.741.1440

Stafford Hospital Volunteer Services Office - 540.741.9660

Non-Monetary Donations: Suggestions: Musical Performances, Coloring books/crayons, blankets, craft kits, Jared Box, etc. 

 For more information please contact Cherri Mills at Cherri.Mills@mwhc.com or 540.741.3269.

Volunteers Needed: 

  • Provide compassion and comfort to patients and their families
  • Escort patients and visitors to their destinations
  • Support staff with non-clinical tasks on nursing units
  • Assist staff with general office duties
  • Act as a resource to patients, families, guests, and staff

Volunteers aged 18 years or older (Junior Volunteer ages 14-17)


Mary Washington Hospital Hospice

Dignity, peace, comfort, love and joy are some of the most important things in life. Hospice is looking for caring and sensitive volunteers willing to use their special talents, skills and life experiences to offer support to patients and families.

griefsupport@mwhc.com or 540.741.1874

Monetary Donations: Mail Checks to: Hospice Support Care

2300 Fall Hill Ave, Suite 401, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Volunteers Needed: 

  • Patient and family care
  • Facility
  • Bereavement
  • Vigil
  • Pet therapy
  • Musical
  • Administration
  • Ambassador volunteers
  • Teen volunteers

Micah Ecumenical Ministries

1013 Princess Anne St

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

540-479-4116

Requested Donations: men's and women's socks, gloves, hats, t-shirts and basic necessities.


Moss Free Clinic

Offering Health and dental care for low income and uninsured residents of PD16.

P.O. Box 1843

Fredericksburg, VA 22402

(540) 8991061

Non-Monetary Donations: Paper Products, Office Supplies, Wound Care Supplies, Latex Gloves, Medicine (unopened, un-expired, in original containers, samples)


Meals on Wheels

The Meals on Wheels program provides a cold noon meal and an evening meal (to be heated up) for local residents who are unable to obtain or prepare meals for themselves and do not live with anyone who can do this for them.  Eligibility is not dependent upon age or income.  Subscribers pay for their meals monthly and have the option to receive meals two, three or five days per week.  Payment is due the 1st of each month.  Volunteers deliver the meals, which are prepared by Mary Washington Hospital, Monday through Friday, to homes within a four-mile radius of the hospital. 

Volunteer Drivers:  Contact Bob Harbick  fredmealsonwheels@gmail.com

Volunteers who will deliver meals once or more a month are needed.


Rappahannock Area Agency on Aging

Administer programs serving the needs and acting on behalf of senior citizens.

11915 Main St. Bowman Ctr., Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 371-3375

Non-Monetary Donations: Durable Medical Equipment (no hosp. Beds)


Rappahannock Area Child Development

Provides comprehensive medical, psychological and educational evaluations for children from birth to age 21.

810 Westwood Office Park, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 899-4025

Non-Monetary Donations: Children's Toys, Books, Magazines, Videos, Snacks, Paper Products, Office Supplies, Plastic Storage Boxes

Rappahannock Aviation Outreach, Inc.

We are a 501c3 with an all-volunteer board of directors focused on raising funds to build an outdoor play and learn facility at Stafford Regional Airport. The airport is located in central Stafford County. It is open to the public for enjoyment and this picnic and play area amenity can add a unique open space for children and families to recreate in Stafford. Stafford County currently has just a handful of publicly available playgrounds for its residents.

All funds raised will go to promote and build the "Outdoor Center for Aviation Education".  This "Outdoor Center" will feature a covered picnic shade pavilion with tables, miniature 'runway' and 'taxiway' paths, for imagined takeoffs and landings, multiple aviation-themed climbing structures of various types, viewing scopes, outdoor speakers broadcasting the pilot radio frequency of the airport, and interactive educational signage that conveys science and history of aviation.

Rappahannock Aviation Outreach, Inc.  Contact Email: Officers@RAOutreach.org  Contact Phone: 918-808-4141(cell)  Mailing Address: 120 Marlborough Point Rd., Stafford, VA 22554

Monetary Donations: We are currently running an inscribed brick campaign to raise the last amount of money needed to build the pavilion. Persons can memorialize their support of this project by purchasing a brick or sharing in the purchase of a brick. Each brick has three lines of inscription space. Bricks will be installed in the walkway entrance to the pavilion. The website for purchasing a brick is: www.bricksrus.com/order/rao. Donors can also mail donations or contact us directly by the email or phone. All donations are tax deductible.

Volunteers Needed: We need volunteers to help us with promotion and with fundraising and community outreach events. We recruit volunteers for our board of directors for two-year terms of service. 

High school students and above depending on tasks.


Rappahannock Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc.

Provide adult volunteers who serve as positive role models for at-risk children.

325 Wallace St., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 371-7444

Non-Monetary Donations: Cars For Kids Sake

Volunteers Needed: Call (540) 371-7444


Rappahannock Council on Domestic Violence

Providing services to those involved with domestic violence. Shelter for battered women and children.

P.O. Box 5923, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 373-9373

Non-Monetary Donations: Food, Clothing, Furniture, Large and Small Appliances (limited pick-up), Cars, Cell Phones, Baby Furniture and Supplies


Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assult

At RCASA, we believe that every survivor – no matter their gender, age, race, religion, income, ability, ethnicity, or sexual orientation – deserves support.  Ultimately, sexual violence is about an offender exerting power and control over someone else; it is never a survivor's fault. There are short- and long-term effects of sexual violence, and typically, recovery is not linear. No matter where you are, or where your loved one is, in the process,  RCASA is here to help. By connecting clients to community resources, we help to ensure continuity of care and a successful healing process. Our goal is for every survivor to receive the support they deserve, both in the immediate crisis and in the long-term.

615 Jefferson Davis Hwy Suite 201 Fredericksburg VA 22401

Monetary Donations: Can be made using this link or mailed to 615 Jefferson Davis Hwy Suite 201, Fredericksburg VA 22401

Volunteers Needed: We offer a wide array of opportunities for our volunteers, from administrative to hospital accompaniment of our survivors.  

RCASA volunteers use their talents in a variety of ways, whether in our administrative office, at our outreach events, or working directly with clients.  Previous experience with advocacy work is not necessary; however, we require volunteers to attend our 40-hour advocacy training and commit to 10 hours of service every 3 months. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator for information regarding the next volunteer training. RCASA accepts volunteers 16-years of age or older, however, volunteers must be at least 18- years old in order to become a crisis responders.


Rappahannock YMCA

To provide recreational and preventive health maintenance opportunities for area residents.

212 Butler Road, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 371-9622

Non-Monetary Donations: Fitness Equipment, Computers (please call first)


RACSB- Kenmore Club

o support persons living with the effects of mental illness and to train them to become self-supporting.

632 Kenmore Ave, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 373-7737

Non- Monetary Donations: Craft Supplies, Magazines, Adult Clothing

Volunteers Needed: To support persons living with the effects of mental illness and to train them to become self-supporting.


RACSB- North Stafford County Clinic

Outpatient and case management services for mental health, mental retardation and substance abuse.

2124 Jefferson Davis Hwy.

Stafford, VA 22554

(540) 659-2725

Non-Monetary Donations: Children's table and chairs, Children's games and Videos


RACSB-Project Link

To help women who use or have used alcohol or other drugs.

2016 Lafayette Blvd. Suite 101

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 891-3133

Non-monetary donations: Children 's Clothing, Diapers, Children's Furniture, Educational Toys


RACSB-Rappahannock Adult Activities

Day support service for persons with mental retardation.

750 Kings Highway, Fredericksburg, VA 22405

(540) 373-7643

Non-Monetary Donations: Clothing, Food, Household Products and Supplies


RACSB-Serenity Home, Inc

To provide residential substance abuse treatment for men.

P.O. Box 601, Fredericksburg, VA 22404

(540) 371-3059

Non-Monetary Donations: Sheets, Towels, Blankets, Dishes, Paper Products, Office Supplies and Equipment, Furniture (no pick-up)


RACSB- Wolfe Street Group Home

815 Wolfe Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 899-4428

Non-Monetary Donations: Food, Clothing, Furniture


RACSB-A Woman's Place

2016 Lafayette Blvd.

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 891-3136

Non-Monetary Donations: Food, Clothing, Furniture


Rappahannock United Way

A local nonprofit serving the City of Fredericksburg and Stafford, Spotsylvania, King George, and Caroline counties, whose mission is improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of our community.

3310 Shannon Park Drive, Fredericksburg, VA 22407; Phone: (540) 373-0041

Monetary Donations: http://www.rappahannockunitedway.org/donate-to-ruw/

Non-Monetary Donations: For many of our year-round engagement opportunities, we collect various new and gently-used items. Please visit https://www.rappahannockunitedway.org/seasons/ to view current seasonal donation requests.

Volunteers Needed: Tax program, Seasons of Service, and Citizen Review volunteers. For the tax program and Citizen Review, volunteers should be at least 18 years old. Other opportunities have no minimum age requirement.


Re-Tail

Supporting Rikki's Refuge Animal Sanctuary: We are a thrift store that benefits the Animals of Rikki's Refuge Animal Sanctuary, as well as others in the community.

Re-Tail@RikkisRefuge.org

Monetary Donations: Via Paypal to Mail@RikkisRefuge.org; Check mailed to PO Box 1357, Orange, VA 22960

Non-Monetary Donations: Gently used household items, pet items, jewelry, etc.

Volunteers Needed: Help is needed in the thrift store. Volunteers must be able to work independently. Help is also needed in accepting, sorting and pricing donations.  Children must be accompanied by an adult until it is determined they can work alone.


St. George's Episcopal Church

Participate in creating and/or serving Community Organized Dinners, Food for Life - a feeding program for the elderly in the community, and sandwiches for the homeless. Visit the website to volunteer.


Salvation Army Of Fredericksburg

Humanitarian services to needy persons and families. Emergency shelter, food, clothing, medical payments, and utility payments. Also provides support to legally incarcerated individuals.

821 Lafayette Blvd., P.O. Box 179, Fredericksburg, VA 22404

(540) 373-3431

Non-Monetary Donations: Car, Boats, Trailers, Food, Clothing, Medical Supplies, Toys


SAWs Virginia

SAWs Virginia is an affiliate of SWAs Inc., a national, ecumenical mission that builds wheelchair ramps for persons with disabilities who cannot afford one on their own.

(540) 646-0896

Virginia@SAWsRamps.org

P.O. Box 41208,Fredericksburg VA 22404

Monetary Donations: Donations can be sent to Servants At Work - Virginia, P.O. Box 41208, Fredericksburg VA 22404

Non-Monetary Donations: We accept in-kind donations of services that support the promotion of and construction of ramps for our clients.

Volunteers Needed: Volunteers are needed for site evaluation, prefabrication, and ramp installation. Children ages 10+ are welcome with an adult. Children under 16 will need a signed consent form.


S.E.R.V.E., INC.

Non-profit organization that offers assistance with food and emergency assistance to Stafford and District 16 residents

15 Upton Lane, Stafford, VA 22554

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1357, Stafford, VA 22555

(540) 288-9603 Office (540) 288-9599 Fax

marilynstevens07@gmail.com

Call for information regarding donations.


Stafford County Sheriff's Office

1300 Courthouse Road, Stafford, VA 22554

(540) 658-8720

Non-Monetary Donations: Cell phones

Kenmore Thrift Shop

632 Kenmore Ave.,Fredericksburg, Va 22401

(540) 373-7737

Non-Monetary Donations: Most donations accepted 


Magnolia Thrift Shop

Hospice Support Care, Inc

3994 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22408

(540) 710-6226

Non-Monetary Donations: Most donations accepted 




Mary Washington Hospital Thrift Shop

Serving the surrounding community.

517 Jefferson Davis Hwy Suite 3, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 373-0522

Non-Monetary Donations: Most donations are accepted 

Salvation Army Thrift Shop

2010 Lafayette Blvd., Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 891-2242

Non-Monetary Donations: Most donations are accepted 


Seventh Day Adventist Thrift Shop

Seventh Day Adventist Church serving the surrounding community.

717 Sophia Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 373-5794

Non-Monetary Donations: Most donations are accepted 


Thurman Brisban Homeless Shelter

To provide emergency food, clothing, and referral services to the needy.

71 Central Rd, Fredericksburg, VA 22401

(540) 899-2891

Non-Monetary Donations: Most donations are accepted 

Volunteers needed: to prepare and serve meals, fill volunteer for office positions, provide rides, and more. Visit the website for details.


Wheels For Wishes

Offers free pick-up or towing for unwanted vehicles, which are auctioned or recycled to benefit Make-A-Wish Greater Virginia.

(877) 442-9474

http://wheelsforwishes.org

Non-Monetary Donations: Cars, trucks, boats, Jet Skis, RVs, and motorcycles


Women's Resource Center

Acts as a resource for referral, educational and financial services for women.

407 Westwood Office Park P.O. Box 1415, Fredericksburg, VA 22404

(540) 899-3007

Non-Monetary Donations: Women's Professional/Business Wear, Office Supplies


Transitions 4 You, Inc.

We are a non-profit organization that works with individual families living in motels. Our vision is to Empower them with the tools necessary to move into stable housing for their families.

540-894-0100 

 info@transitions4you.com

  Mailing address, 7408 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Spotsylvania, Va   www.transitions4you.org

Monetary Donations: mail to: 7408 Jefferson Davis Highway or https://www.transitions4you.org/donation

Non-Monetary Donations: gently used clothing and shoes

Volunteers Needed: Children/Youth and adult Activities. Special Events Coordinators/Planners Meals Providers once a month. (Ages 16+)


Wandering Wildflower and Co.

A non-profit cultural hub that executes major projects, appreciation, opportunities, and experiences for minorities and those less fortunate in Fredericksburg and surrounding areas.
540-841-2295

Wanderwildflowerandco@gmail.com

5203 George Blvd,Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Monetary Donations: can be mailed to 5203 George Blvd, Fredericksburg, VA 22408

Non-Monetary donations:clothing/furniture/food and if items can be gently used.

Volunteers Needed:  Event volunteers ages 16+





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