Volunteer Opportunities

RSVP Annual Bake Sale

The Bake Sale will be held on Tuesday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Montgomery County Government Center, and your delicious baked items are needed to support the RSVP Scholarship Program.  We need your donations of homemade goodies (bread, cookies, cakes, cupcakes, party mix, brownies, pies, snacks, desserts, etc.  If possible, please individually wrap everything in clear or colored cellophane. Tie them off with ribbons or twist ties.  The prettier the presentation, the better they will sell!  You may drop your donation off at the RSVP office on Monday, September 30, by noon.  As always, monetary donations are welcome.  Volunteers are also needed the day of the sale.  Call the office for more details.

Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of the New River Valley is asking for volunteers to help out in the ReStore. The ReStore sells new and gently used furniture, appliances, home goods, building materials, and many other items that help fund Habitat for Humanity’s building projects throughout the NRV. Volunteers are needed to help run the cash register, assist customers in finding what they need, stock store shelves, organize the ReStore, and move lightweight furniture.

Additionally, Habitat for Humanity of the NRV recently broke ground on their largest construction project to date. It will include seven townhouses in downtown Blacksburg and volunteers will be needed as soon as late October/early November.

If you’re interested in either volunteer opportunity, then please contact Trevor, the Volunteer Coordinator, at You can also call the ReStore at (540) 381-1155.

Habitat is also looking for help dressing their new mascot, “Hugh Manatee.” You can see a picture of Hugh in the RSVP Newsletter. The staff at Habitat feel Hugh is somewhat boring looking. He is about 18 inches long and quite furry. The staff of Habitat for Humanity is looking for skilled seamstresses/dressmakers/knitters, etc. that may help them dress him up to be a proper mascot.  If you are interested, please contact the RSVP office.

Meadowbrook Library

The Meadowbrook Public Library will hold its Fall Harvest Celebration on Saturday, October 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. They are collecting plastic bags and hats for a fall craft.  Your donations are appreciated and are being accepted at the RSVP office.

English Meadows - Blacksburg Campus

Volunteers are needed to assist with a tea party on the second Monday of every month at 2 p.m.  Please call the RSVP office for more details.

New River Valley Homebuilder’s Association

Volunteers are needed to work the welcome table (under tents) during the Touch-A-Truck NRV on Saturday, August 17 from 9:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 12:30 - 3 p.m. The task details include greeting attendees, counting attendees, answering questions, handing out maps/brochures, encouraging donations, and taking care of raffle entries. The event will be held at the NRV Mall. Call the office for more details.

12th Annual Eastmont Tomato Festival

The Eastmont Tomato Festival will be held on Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at the Meadowbrook Center in Shawsville. Volunteers are needed to staff information tables, help with t-shirt sales, help with food ticket sales, and registration. Please call the RSVP office to register. Additional information can be found on their website at

Montgomery Museum Heritage Day

The Montgomery Museum is seeking volunteers for Heritage Day on Saturday, August 24. The event will feature food, live entertainment, craft activities, a pie cook-off, and much more! 

Volunteers are needed to set up tents on Friday, August 23; help with set-up on the day of the event from 8-9:30 a.m.; help with raffles, sell hot dogs and snacks on Main Street and at the Museum; help with children’s activities; help at the silent auction and other booths; donate baked goods; and clean-up from 3-4 p.m.

You are also invited to enter the Pie Cook-Off and win $100! Second prize is $75! There is also a children's division (up to 12 years) so encourage your grandchildren! Bring pie entries (sweet or savory) to the Pie Cook-Off tent before 1 p.m. For more information, contact RSVP.