Volunteer

Progressive Release

This program goes into the Amherst jail and Lynchburg jail to facilitate life skill lessons with inmates. Volunteers work with IOA staff to facilitate different lessons.

  • Amherst men’s program meets Tuesday afternoons at 1 pm.
  • Amherst women’s program meets Thursday afternoons at 1 pm.
  • Lynchburg men’s program meets Tuesday night at 7 pm.
  • Lynchburg women’s program meets Thursday evenings at 7 pm.

Interview with IOA staff required to volunteer. Criminal background check required. Call Steve Monetti at 434.846.6098 for more details.

Interfaith Rebuilds

With the addition of our newest program, Interfaith Rebuilds, opportunities are available for anyone wanting to volunteer with small home repair projects, benefiting the elderly, disabled, and veterans. Opportunities to volunteer include painting, building ramps, and cleaning. Call Harry Sowers at 434.846.6098 for more details.

Interfaith RebuildsĀ Adult Volunteer Waiver
Interfaith Rebuilds Teen Volunteer Waiver

IOA gives away free furniture and furnishings to the poor who go through our screening process. Volunteers are needed to assist with picking up furniture donations and straightening the warehouse. Call 434.846.6098 for more details.

Food Pantry

IOA gives away food bags to the poor who go through our screening process. Volunteers are needed to pick up prepackaged food bags from Churches for Urban Ministry and deliver bags to IOA. Also volunteers are needed to organize canned food drives. Call 434.846.6098 for more details.

Toiletry Bags and Cleaning Buckets

IOA gives away toiletry bags and cleaning buckets to poor people who go through our screening process. Volunteers are needed to organize drives to collect these items from the community. Call 434.846.6098 for more information.

Vision and Information and Programming

IOA recruits and trains volunteers to drive people who are blind to the grocery store and medical appointments. Volunteers must have a good driving record and good insurance. If a volunteer is on their parent’s insurance, parents must sign a permission slip allowing their child to participate. Interview with IOA staff required to volunteer. Criminal background check and driving record check required. Call 434.846.6098 for more information.

Newsletter/Flyer Distribution

IOA needs volunteers to drive around the community to distribute flyers and newsletters. Call 434.846.6098 for more details.

Downtown Lynchburg Historic Church Open House

IOA needs volunteers to assist with day of events for our 2nd Annual Downtown Lynchburg Historic Church Open House. This event highlights some of our member congregations holiday decorations as well as the unique aspects of each church that brings character to Lynchburg. Call 434.846.6098 for more information.

IOA needs volunteers to drive around the community to distribute flyers and newsletters. Call 434.846.6098 for more details.