Our programs at The Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services (IIHHS) have many opportunities for “helping hands” – a chance for volunteers to help with tasks at community events and behind the scenes. If you are interested in volunteering at IIHHS, check out some of these amazing projects, and contact the project leader for more details and how you can get signed up. You can also send an email to iihhs@jmu.edu indicating your area of interest, a summary of what you might be able to contribute, and what days/times you would be available. We look forward to hearing from you!

IIHHS Interprofessional/Interdisciplinary Workshops
Contact: Vesna Hart- 540-568-6120
Project: Life in the State of Poverty Simulations
Dates/Times: October 28, 29, & 30, 2024; February 3, 4, & 5, 2025
Number of Volunteers: Anywhere from 5 to 30 volunteers per day
Other Details: Volunteers can help with the initial setup of the workshop, reset materials at end of workshop; help tear down after final workshop. Can also serve in community volunteer roles on any date. Time commitment: can range from 2-4 hours.

Shenandoah Valley Migrant Education
Contact: Nancy Resendiz Mejia- 540-568-3666
Project: SVMEP Literacy in the Valley Initiative
Dates/Times: Any Thursday
Number of Volunteers: 1 Volunteer
Other Details: A volunteer can help with the organization and placement of our books that feed our Book Nooks in the community. The first sessions will take 1-2 hours, including outreach, and each following session will take 30 minutes-1 hour for upkeep. A total of up to 2-3 sessions per semester.

Gus Bus
Contact: Gus Bus - 540-568-5251
Project: Gus Bus Tutor or Classroom Volunteer
Dates/Times:Weekly, Mon-Thurs, 3:30-7:30 (2 hour shifts)
Number of Volunteers: Any volunteers
Other Details: Volunteers are paired with an elementary-aged student to provide in-home tutoring twice per week for 1 hour or be placed with the Gus Bus afterschool program (on the Bus or at a school) to serve as a support for the lead instructor for 1 two-hour shift per week (each is a semester-long placement).

Brain Injury Connections
Contact: Stacey Weakley - 540-568-8923
Project: Annual BICSV Gala/Auction
Dates/Times: Anytime
Number of Volunteers:2 Volunteers
Other Details: Solicit auction items throughout the Harrisonburg/Rockingham area. Training/guidance will be provided.


Back to Top