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50th Anniversary Volunteer Opportunities

Join in the celebration as we continue the EVMS legacy of service with a year of giving back.

We often hear that people are drawn to EVMS because they are passionate about giving back and know that service is a priority for this institution. Help us move that passion forward by beginning our next 50 years with the biggest impact yet.

In that spirit, we encourage all students, staff, residents, faculty, community faculty and alumni to join the effort to spend the next year serving the communities that worked so hard to create this institution. We will be tracking service hours all year long and ask that you report your volunteer work on our Engage platform.

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Volunteer Opportunities

If there’s a volunteer opportunity in your community that is not listed below which you would like to add so that others may participate, email news@evms.edu and we will evaluate that event for inclusion.

Ongoing and Upcoming Events

  • Community Food Drive - Join our year of service by supporting families in need.
    • Drop off items at marked bins in lobbies across campus in October and November.
    • Suggested items: canned fruits and vegetables, sauces, 100% fruit juice, lean canned protein, cereal, oatmeal, pasta, rice, condiments, soup, spices and cooking oil.
    • For questions, email news@evms.edu 
  • Eggleston - Provides education, training, and employment for persons with disabilities. 
    • Urban Farm Monthly Volunteer Days (typically on Saturdays 10-12). Volunteers please complete the online inquiry form.
  • Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore - Leading the effort to eliminate hunger in our community.
    • Community Feed events in Norfolk and Virginia Beach every Saturday (must create account to register) 
    • Stocking assistants needed every Saturday at ES Chapel in Virginia Beach (must create account to register) 
  • The Generic Theater - The Generic Theater is a 100% volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching and educating the community through the performing arts, located in the basement of Chrysler Hall.
  • H.O.P.E. Village Women's Shelter - An outreach of The Salvation Army.
    • We need helpers to assist with deep cleaning one of our homes, as well as a small group to help organize and inventory one of the villages' storage sheds. Each project should only take a few hours.
    • Contact Erin Sweeny at 757.793.1961.
  • Norfolk Harbor Half Marathon - 10th Annual run through Norfolk's Historic Downtown and ODU
  • Virginia Medical Reserve Corps - Volunteer with the Virginia Medical Reserve Corps, a force of dedicated volunteers who stand ready to support the community in the event of a public health emergency.  Each of the 25 local MRC units across Virginia are comprised of teams of medical and public health professionals who, along with interested non-medical community members, volunteer their skills, expertise and time to support ongoing public health initiatives and health emergencies throughout Virginia.
  • Walk to End Alzheimer's Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's® is the world's largest fundraiser for Alzheimer's care, support and research.
    • Saturday, November 18th, Chesapeake City Park. Please register here before the day of the Walk.
    • EVMS's Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology will have representatives of students, residents, staff and faculty assisting with the Walk and the display that will include an interactive brain health education session, information about important research and clinical opportunities related to the Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Past events

  • Chesapeake Bay Foundation - The largest independent conservation organization dedicated solely to saving the Chesapeake Bay.
    • Planting Buffer: October 9th and 10th, rain date: October 11
  • Ping Pong for Charity - Utilize the Brain-Stimulating Sport of Table Tennis to Raise Awareness & Money for Charity Partners, including the EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology.
    • Volunteers are needed for the the 14th Annual Ping Pong for Charity Celebrity SlamFEST on Oct. 6 at the YMCA at JT’s Camp Grom in Virginia Beach. Register online to volunteer.
    • Volunteers are needed for the Amateur Tournament on Oct. 7 at the YMCA at JT’s Camp Grom in Virginia Beach. The event benefits a number of local organizations, including the EVMS Glennan Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology. Register online to volunteer.


How to Add Your Impact in GivePulse

For EVMS faculty, staff and students:

  • Follow this link to GivePulse
  • Click the green Register button
  • Click the grey EVMS Login button
  • Log in with your EVMS email and system password
  • Click Add Impact (white button)
  • Fill out all fields
  • Click Add Impact (green button at the bottom)

If that doesn't work, you may also log into EVMS GivePulse using SSO.

  • Follow this link to GivePulse
  • Click the green Register button
  • Choose "click for more options"
  • Click the grey button Single Sign On
  • In the line Find Your Login Provider, type EVMS and select Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Click log in
  • Enter your school credentials and password
  • Click Add Impact (white button)
  • Fill out all fields
  • Click Add Impact (green button at the bottom)

For those without EVMS credentials:

You do not have to have a GivePulse account to log hours.

  • Follow this link to GivePulse
  • Click Add Impact (white button)
  • Fill out all fields
  • Click Add Impact (green button at the bottom)