Do you believe that the first eight years of life are critical to a child’s future chances for success in school and in life? Join our efforts today!
Virginia Beach is the greatest city on Earth because of the people who live here. GrowSmart cannot accomplish our mission of promoting and improving the healthy development, school readiness, and early reading proficiency of young children without the help of caring individuals like you. Whether you wish to volunteer a few times a week or for a one-time event, Virginia Beach GrowSmart and our partners have a variety of volunteer opportunities available.
Do you have at least one hour a week to help a struggling young reader? The award-winning Virginia Beach READS mentor-tutoring program for first grade readers is recruiting volunteers for the 2016-2017 school year. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Virginia Beach GrowSmart at: VBGrowSmart@vbgov.com or by calling (757) 385-4723. You may click here to download a volunteer application.
The City of Virginia Beach’s Office of Volunteer Resources has multiple opportunities for citizens to engage with their community. Search current opportunities here.
The Virginia Beach Public Library (VBPL) is committed to providing people of all ages with the opportunities, programs, information and materials to help them meet lifelong learning, cultural and recreational goals. Find volunteer opportunities with VBPL here.
Fleet and Family Support Centers (FFSC) offer free programs and services designed to help service members and their families meet the unique challenges and take advantage of the special opportunities that come with being in the military. Individuals interested in volunteering at the FFSC should contact the Volunteer Program Manager at the specific location he or she wishes to volunteer. Prospective volunteers will: complete a volunteer application, including a Privacy Act Statement for Volunteers, a Statement of Understanding, and a Conflict of Interest Acknowledgement; participate in an in-person interview; undergo orientation and training; and participate in performance reviews after volunteering has begun. The Volunteer Program Managers for the different FFSC locations in Hampton Roads are:
The Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center has volunteer opportunities for all ages. Learn more here.
Virginia Beach is leading our region in prioritizing the education and healthy development of young children. But there is more we can and must do, at the local, state, and national levels. Our young children need adults who will advocate on their behalf. Below are some things you can do to become a champion for the cause.
The Virginia Beach GrowSmart Foundation is a new non-profit organization that was established in 2014. Chaired by Board President Ann Crenshaw of Virginia Beach Vision, the foundation seeks to support our publicly-funded early childhood efforts with other sources of grant and private funding. Find a complete list of Board officers and members here.
If you or your business would like to adopt a childcare center or preschool, sponsor an early education teacher to advance his/her education, or financially support one of GrowSmart’s many initiatives, please contact Barb Lito at: firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (757) 385-0144.
: Bringing together City, Schools, and the Community for
a common mission.
GrowSmart’s mission is to promote and improve the
healthy development, school readiness, and reading
proficiency of young children, ages 0-8, in Virginia
This site was designed to provide information and resources for Virginia Beach parents, caregivers,and teachers of young children, ages 0-8.
The site is also intended for our community stakeholders who wish to find out more about the City of Virginia Beach’s early learning efforts and how you can get involved.
Address: 4525 Main Street Suite 700 Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Phone: (757) 385-0144
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