Teen Volunteer Opportunites

in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania and Stafford, VA

By Jenny Sites May 16, 2023

TEEN Volunteer Opportunities

Macaroni Kid Fredericksburg  is looking for Teenage volunteers!
  • Jr. Reporter - Do you like to write? You can apply to be a Jr. Reporter for Macaroni Kid Fredericksburg and earn volunteer hours!
  • We are often looking for teen volunteers to help us at our craft booth when we attend local events.
  • If you are interested in being on our volunteer email list, please email us at

Meow Stories Cat Rescue
Needs volunteers to help with adoption events and fundraising.

Rappahannock Area Chapter, American Red Cross  - Youth team (ages 12-18) meets on Wednesdays (6:30pm to 7:30 pm), 16 year olds and older can become volunteers, call to get more information and application.

Boys & Girls Club of Fredericksburg
Call 540-368-9531 – Volunteers provide assistance with homework, games, arts & crafts for students aged 5- 17. Athletic coaching opportunities for basketball, flag football, softball, step team cheerleading, double-dutch jump roping and more.

Bragg Hill Family Life Center 

Call (540) 371-3662 for information. Assist students with homework Mon & Wed 3:15-5:15; Open Gym Tues, Thurs. & Fri

Carriage Hill Rehabilitation and Nursing Center

 (540) 785-1120- Must be at least 16 years old.

Central Rappahannock Regional Library
Call 540-372-1144

Downtown Greens Community Garden
540-371-7315 – Volunteers are needed to help with planting, weeding and other chores.
All events are weather permitting; regularly scheduled times are Thurs., 3:00-5:00 pm and Sat., 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Ages 13+

Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park
540-371-1822 or 540-373-6124 – adopt a site program volunteers of all ages are needed to maintain sites (litter pick up, painting signs, grounds maintenance) throughout the park. This project is ideal for the Boys/Girls Scouts or church groups. Sites are adopted for a year.
All ages accepted.

Fredericksburg Area Food Bank (please click to see various opportunities)
540-371-7666 – Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, prepare food baskets, assist with bulk mailings, enter data and work with fundraising projects, etc.

Fredericksburg Area HIV/AIDS Support Services (FAHASS)
Call 540-371-7532 ext.15 – Volunteers are needed to help with office work, yard work

Fredericksburg Parks & Recreation
Call (540) 372-1086 - Coaching youth sport teams; Volunteering at special events such as: Soap Box Derby, First Night Fredericksburg New Year’s Eve Celebration; Children’s Art Expo; Halloween and seasonal Activities; Children’s Art Show; Volunteering as instructors or aides for sports programs, leisure programs, and camps

Friends of the Rappahannock
Call 540-373-3448 - Occasional help needed with field projects, trail maintenance and trash pick-up.
Ages 14+

Greater Fredericksburg Habitat for Humanity
891-5009, youth volunteers and organizations are welcome for a variety of projects. Over 16 years old

Historic Kenmore & George Washington Ferry Farm
Contact: Jamie Duffy, Volunteer Coordinator (540) 370-0732 ext. 12.  Education Programs; Youth Programs; Public Relations; Historical Interpretation; Special Events; Gardening; Research; Cataloguing; Archival Projects; Archaeological Excavation; Archaeological Lab Work; Data Entry

Lake Anna State Park,
540 854 5503; Customer Service (meet, greet, and provide info to customers), Natural Resources Project (trail maintenance, water quality testing, etc.) Environmental Education (canoe & Kayak trips, night hikes, etc.),

MaryWashington Hospice

Circle of Parents Support Group (Central Park)
540-785-6217 – mature high school youth are needed to work with children’s program- must be willing to make a weekly evening commitment. Middle school and high school students are sometimes needed for mass mailings. Age 13+

Pet Harbor Rescue & Referral
(Massaponax PetsMart) To find out what volunteer opportunities are available, we have an ongoing e-mail list! Please send an e-mail and request to be signed up to the list.
Go to the Pet Harbor website for the volunteer information.

Rappahannock Area Kids on the Block Inc.
540-373-3223 x3035 – Volunteers are needed to work as puppeteers. The disabled and non-disabled puppets teach children how to accept people with differences. Your own transportation is required. Volunteers need to be able to attend regular practices and to travel to the destination of the show. Daytime volunteers also needed.

Rappahannock Area YMCA, Inc
540-735-9622  - Call and ask if volunteers are needed. Go to the Rappahannock Area YMCA website for info.

Rappahannock Legal Services
910 Princess Anne Street, Suite 200
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
(540) 371-1105
Go to the Rappahannock Legal Services Website for info.
[Students interested in a career in law might want to volunteer to do clerical work.]

Rappahannock Refuge/Hope House
540-371-0831 call after 9:30 – positions available include light cleaning, organizing, paperwork and yard work.
Age 13+ with parental consent

Rappahannock United Way
Go to the Rappahannock United Way Website for info.
(540) 371-5268
or Email the Rappahannock United Way

Regional Adult Education
540-898-8165 - Volunteer literacy tutors needed to assist teachers in Adult Basics Education and English as a second language.
Contact the library first at 540-372 114 to find out about training opportunities.

Fredericksburg Regional SPCA
10819 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania
898 1500 - Mon, Thurs, Fri, Sat., Sun, 11- 4:40 pm
The SPCA requires a minimum of 2 hours per week time commitment from volunteers.
You must be 16 years old to volunteer. Training is required--must be 18 years old to walk dogs.

ARC of the Rappahannock
For ages 17+; Daybreak needs volunteers to help care for and play with individuals ages two and up with mental retardation or other developmental disabilities on Saturdays from 2:00-5:00 pm in a daycare typesetting. Volunteers ages 12+ are needed to help with the quarterly newsletter mailing.

The Moss Free Clinic
540-741-3590 - Activities include assisting with pharmacy inventory, medical records, filing, mailing, and re-stocking exam rooms; Weekdays after school until 5:00 pm, Tues. and Thurs. until 8:00 pm.
Age 12+

Thurman Brisben Center (Homeless shelter)
First Contact: Volunteer Coordinator (540) 899-9853 or go to the Thurman Brisben Website for more information. 

Virginia Kinceloe Spray/ Neuter Clinic
Phone: 540-507-7461 Volunteers needed Monday – Friday 4:30 pm – 7:30pm

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