"Service is the rent we pay for living." Marion Wright Eddelman
"Actions and words are the windows through which the heart is seen." American Proverb"In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it." Marianne Williamson
American Legion Post No. 61
The American Legion Post 61, 3rd District, Department of Virginia is located at Legion and Courthouse Road in the county. All armed forces members active, retired or discharged are encouraged to join. Membership applications are available upon request. For additional information contact Commander of Post 61 Henry A. Hayes, Jr. at (804) 829-2505.
Brown Bag Program Volunteers
The Dept. of Social Services partners with the Central Virginia Food Bank to purchase food and administers a food distribution program for resident seniors (60+). Brown Bag Volunteers help to sort, bag and distribute the food. For information or to volunteer contact Natasha Charity firstname.lastname@example.org (804) 652-1708.
Charles City Athletic Association
The association sponsors football and cheerleading for county youth ages 5 to 14. Volunteers are always needed to help coach and support teams. To learn more about the association and the teams it supports contact the Athletic Director of Charles City Athletic Association at 804-986-1873.
Charles City County Center for Local History
The Center is a county owned reference library and archives staffed entirely by volunteers. It is open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM and Wednesday and Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Volunteers assist patrons and work at a variety of tasks related to processing, classifying and accessioning materials and creating data bases like those hosted by this web site. Work schedules vary, but generally consist of a day or half day each week. For more information call 804-652-1516 or e-mail email@example.com
Charles City County Civic League
The Civic League was organized many years ago to support voter registration and education and to address needs within the community. The League’s interest in making sure local residents had access to medical services led to the development of a medical center which currently houses the Health Department. Membership is open to all county residents. For information contact Marion Christian (804) 829-9934.
Charles City County Fair Committee
The Charles City County Fair Committee is composed of local residents who work around the year to plan, coordinate and present the County Fair. All residents are welcome to join … in fact, we need your help! Please call the Extension Office at 652-4743 to let us know you would like to help keep our County Fair one of the best in the region.
Charles City Cultural Alliance
For 14 years the Cultural Alliance has brought live public performances of the highest caliber to Charles City and to its school system. Broad-ranging performances have included the Richmond Symphony, Richmond Ballet, American Indian Dance Theater, the Cuban National Folkloric Dance Ensemble, Leon Bates (pianist) and numerous jazz performers. The Alliance attempts to stimulate, educate and enhance artistic understanding among the people of Charles City.
For additional information contact Julia Boyd (804)829-5757.
Charles City Education Foundation
The foundation provides financial support for public school students and teachers through community support and fundraising events. The foundation has helped students participate in college-level summer programs and teachers have acquired The Leader in Me learning materials. The foundation has also awarded about 15 individual scholarships. Its major fundraiser is the talent show and the Alumni Banquet. For information or to contribute contact Jackie Stewart, P.O. Box 42, Charles City, VA 23030 or visit us at www.cccef.net. Follow us on Facebook - facebook.com/CharlesCityEducationalFoundation
Charles City Hot Rod Association
The club was established in 1981 to serve as a positive role model by using automobiles as a focus of interest and pride for community. Meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at 7 pm at the Masonic Lodge on Courthouse Road. The club annually sponsors the car show at the County Fair and participates in the Christmas Parade. For additional information contact President Sonny Lewis at (804) 829-2976.
Charles City County Ruritan Club
The club, which is a sponsor of this site, was organized in 1953. Several of its Charter Members still hold perfect attendance records. Over the years the club has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to local civic, educational and charitable projects ranging from scholarships for high school graduates to the purchase of fire and rescue vehicles. The club’s major fund raiser is the Steakfeast held annually on the third Wednesday in September at Berkeley Plantation.
For additional information contact David Ledbetter (804)829-2242.
Charles City Spiritual Ensemble
The Ensemble seeks to educate people about the experience of Black Americans who struggled for freedom and survival during the time of slavery. Through the singing of Negro Spirituals the Ensemble endeavors to witness to the empowering Spirit of God that still moves people toward hope, unity and self-determination. To schedule a performance email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Alton M. Washington 829-6257 or Sammie Cotman 829-9099.
Charles City County Volunteer Fire Department, & EMS
The Charles City Volunteer Fire Department has faithfully served Charles City County since 1974. The Fire Department provides fire and emergency medical service from three stations. Firefighters and EMT’s are needed now! All training is provided by the department. Join us and you will help save lives. Call (804) 829-9228 to learn more.
A small group of volunteers have formed an Auxiliary to assist the Volunteer Fire and EMS Department in raising funds to assist in the daily operation and/or expansion of their facilities. For additional information contact Fire Station I @ 829-0368 and leave a message for the Auxiliary. A membership committee member will contact you promptly.
Charles City Relay for Life
Each spring, the Charles City Relay for Life Committee organizes a Relay event at Charles City High School's athletic field to remember loved ones, honor survivors and caregivers and raise funds for the American Cancer Society's vital research, treatment, care and education in the fight against cancer. For more information, contact Daryl Robertson at 804-829-2255 or email@example.com.
Committee on Aging
The Committee on Aging serves to enhance the quality of life enjoyed by aging persons by providing information on subjects of interest to seniors and by providing opportunities for social interaction through trips and other special events. The Committee also serves as a “sounding board” for governing bodies and other institutions interested in the welfare of seniors. Meetings are held the first Wednesday of every month. For details call the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at 804-652-4743.
Cub Scout Pack 504
Charles City’s Cub Scout Pack 504 meets most Monday nights at 7pm at the Ruthville Gym. The Cub Scout program is designed to meet the needs of boys in grades 1-5 and their parents through fun and challenging experiences that boys and parents do together. These include such things as learning how to cook, swim, properly care for animals, or use hand tools to complete small projects. These experiences are truly time well spent. Just as important, Cub Scouts learn skills in an environment that includes other boys their age. The boys work together, play together, challenge one another, and encourage one another. All boys are welcome without regard to race, creed or country of origin.
For more information, call Jay Templin at 829-6236 or visit http://scoutlander.com/publicsite/unithome.aspx?UID=18451. While there is no Boy Scout Troop in Charles City, information is available on nearby troops for boys in grades 6 and up.
Youth between the ages of 5 and 18 engage in hands-on learning experiences designed to help them learn how to: make decisions, manage resources, work with others, and utilize effective communication skills. The 4-H curriculum includes: Animal Sciences; Communications and Expressive Arts; Environmental Education and Natural Resources; Jobs, Careers and Economics; Plant and Soil Sciences; Citizenship; Family and Consumer Sciences; Health, Nutrition and Wellness; Leadership and Personal Development; and Science and Technology. To learn more about our schools, clubs and summer camp contact the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office at (804) 652-4743.
FeedMore's Meals on Wheels
FeedMore's Meals on Wheels provides meals and a friendly volunteer contact each weekday to many homebound residents in Charles City County. Volunteers are needed to deliver meals from Westover Church Monday-Friday from 11:00am-1:00pm. A twice a month commitment is greatly appreciated. If you have several hours a month to help support your community in this manner, please contact Tawana Demery at 804-934-1951 or firstname.lastname@example.org for specific information.
Friends of Heritage Public Library
The Library Friends group needs you! Friends support the library by soliciting donations of goods, services and contributions to support library activities like the popular summer reading program and by sponsoring events like a tea to show support for library staff and volunteers. The Friends group also helps to recruit library volunteers. Become a Friend today call 804-966-2480.
Habitat for Humanity
The Charles City branch of Habitat for Humanity was established in 2005 and completed its first home in 2006. The home was the first Energy Star home built by Habitat in Virginia. A second home is in the planning process. Donors can contribute to Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity, 2281 Dabney Road, Richmond, VA 23230, and earmark their contribution for Charles City. Volunteers are needed! For more information contact Rev. Alton M. Washington (804) 829-6257.
No Greater Love
No Greater Love was organized in 1982 and continues to this day to be supported by the prayers, financial contributions and volunteer labor of most of the churches in the county. Members work on small home repair construction projects for county residents who might not otherwise be able to afford the repairs. To volunteer or make a donation call the Coordinator at 804-966-7267.
Project Hope @ Quin Rivers, Inc.
Project Hope provides services to adult and child victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence in the county. Our services include a crisis hotline, individual supportive counseling, weekly empowerment support groups, court/hospital accompaniment, safety planning and more. We also provide education for schools and community groups. All of our services are free and confidential. If you or someone you know is being hurt or abused, or if you would like more information about Project Hope or would like to volunteer, please call our free, 24-hour, confidential hotline at 877-966-4357.
Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad
The Providence Forge Volunteer Rescue Squad has been serving the citizens of New Kent and Charles City Counties for 44 years. Your help is needed! We need Dispatchers, Drivers and Emergency Medical Technicians. We offer all of the training! To learn more visit us at www.newkent.net/pfvrs.html. Call 804-966-2801 to volunteer.
NAACP – Charles City Branch
The NAACP was organized in 1912, and a branch has been active in Charles City for decades. The organization is devoted to community enhancement, public education and the protection of civil rights. The Youth Council, pictured here, meets to discuss issues of particular interest to young people. Meetings are held the Monday after the first Sunday of each month at 8pm at local churches on a rotating schedule. Membership is open to all residents of the county. Contact Almeda Tyler (804) 829 –2851 for additional information.
Young at Heart Club
The Young at Heart Club is sponsored by the Charles City Parks & Recreation Dept. and meets the fourth Monday of every month at 8:30 am at the Charles City Social Center. The club is open to all seniors 55+. Club activities include walking and exercise Monday, Wednesday and Friday, bowling on Tuesday and special events such as picnics, fun day and banquets. For information or to join call 804-652-1601 or 804-652-1603.