We invite individuals, community organizations and corporate volunteers to join us in making a hands-on difference in the lives of the students we support.
Host a Fuel Up Gather & Give Event
GATHER & GIVE EVENTS Throughout the school year we invite groups to support our FUEL UP program through focused efforts to gather and pack food and household supplies. If your family, friends, workplace, sports team or book club wants to host a FUEL UP Gather & Give Event, please contact email@example.com.
We invite individuals, community organizations and corporate volunteers to join us in making a hands-on difference in the lives of the students we support. If you are interested in general volunteer opportunities, please fill out this online form
Support from trusted adults is critical to student success. WE ARE VB recruits adults from the Virginia Beach community to provide mentorship to at-risk students during the school year. Mentors are trained by the school system and matched with students by our network of school social workers/administrators. Mentors meet with their students 1-2 hours per month at school during regularly scheduled sessions. Topics of conversation can include plans for the future, goals, social life, home life, and of course…school life!
Our goal is to provide trusted adult support where such consistent relationships may be limited or lacking in their home life. The students we support have every reason in the world not to see their education through to the finish line, but a little extra attention and caring is sometimes exactly what it takes to see a student through to graduation. The program has proven to be rewarding for mentors and students alike.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, please fill out this online form.
Feed student success by shopping our customized Amazon page for the Fuel Up program. Please note that the shopping page is only open during select periods of the year. FUEL UP SHOPPING LIST
Make WE ARE VB your designated charity on AmazonSmile and we will automatically get a percentage of your eligible purchases. Follow these directions to start giving today:
- Step 1 Visit smile.amazon.com. Under “Or pick your own charitable organization, type in WE ARE VB will appear at the top of the list
- Step 2 Click the yellow “Select” button next to the entry for WE ARE VB
- Step 3 Click the “Yes, I understand that I must always start at smile.amazon.com” and then click “Start Shopping”
- Step 4 Bookmark smile.amazon.com in your browser. If you use Google Chrome, you can click here to install the chrome extension SmileAlways
We love corporate donations and sponsorships! If your workplace or company wants to make a real impact on the lives of students in Virginia Beach, please reach out to Mary Beth Lugo at firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas or for more information.
A Facebook fundraiser is a great way to support WE ARE VB! Celebrate your birthday, honor a loved one or just spread the word about the great work we do. It is so easy to start a Facebook fundraiser today!
- Click “Fundraisers” in the left menu of your News Feed
- Click “Raise Money”
- Select “Nonprofit or Charity”
- Select WE ARE VB
- Click “Create”
We are always looking to partner with local businesses to make dreams come true for our students. Prom dinners, event transportation, special event lunches and job placement are just a few of the ways you can be a hometown hero! Please reach out to Mary Beth Lugo at email@example.com for more information.
WE ARE VB is a United Way of South Hampton Roads “write in” organization. Simply write in WE ARE VB, Virginia Beach, VA in the “Gift to a 501(C)(3) Agency” section at the bottom of the pledge form.