VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads' Events

Learn more about our events by clicking the links below.  Check back for upcoming events!

Trainings and Membership Meetings

Join us for one of our board member trainings, Corporate Volunteer Council meetings, Nonprofit Member meetings, or contact us for personalized training.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

For over 20 years VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads has hosted Family Volunteer Day, a global day of service.  Each year we plan and facilitate service projects for over 400 community volunteers who meet various community needs through organized volunteer service. We count on community partners to sponsor this event and engage their employees in the service projects.  Any remaining volunteer openings are made available to the general public.

Hampton Roads Volunteer Achievement Awards

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

For 44 years VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads has recognized the region's most outstanding volunteers based on their length of service, initiative, and impact on the community.  These men, women, and youth have inspiring stories that encourage others to serve. For the past 22 years, VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads has honored outstanding leaders in community service with the Lenora Mathews Lifetime Achievement Award.  For the second year the Harvey L. Lindsay, Jr. Changemaker award has been awarded to up and coming community leaders.

Past Events

Teachers' Closet

August 29 & 30, 2019

Did you know that teachers spend an average of $500 annually on school supplies?  Each year the Hampton Roads Corporate VOLUNTEER Council holds its Teacher's Closet supply drive to help to offset the cost of classroom supplies.  Last year over 200 bags of school supplies were packed and provided to teachers across Hampton Roads and this year we had over 500 teachers sign up to receive a bag of supplies!

Signs of Strength

June 12-15, 2019

Signs of Strength is a campaign created by VOLUNTEER Hampton Roads to demonstrate the strength and support our community has shown in response to the Virginia Beach Municipal Shooting. Over 100 volunteers at 12 area businesses and public spaces hosted banners for the public to come share their messages of hope, hurt, healing, and strength.  These banners were donated to the City of Virginia Beach.