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How to Help

PCAV welcomes support from individuals and organizations willing to donate time, knowledge, and tangible or financial resources that can help positive parenting become the norm in all homes and communities across the state.

To download our volunteer application, right click the link below and choose ‘Save Target As…’ or ‘Save Link As…’, depending on your browser:

Please fax the completed form 804.359.5065
or email it to PCAV’s volunteer coordinator, Ashlee Witt, at awitt@pcav.org.

Also feel free to contact Ashlee via email if you have questions or need more information.


Below are some of the arenas in which we regularly need assistance.

Administrative Volunteers

PCAV offers meaningful opportunities for volunteers of all ages to work at our Richmond office, as well as with our community partners across the state. Office volunteers can assist with administrative and clerical needs, special events, conferences and preparations for Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Student Ambassadors

PCAV routinely partners with sororities, fraternities and organizations on college campuses that are interested in planting pinwheel gardens in September, or during Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, to encourage support for educational opportunities and programs that prevent abuse and neglect. Student organizations also are invited and encouraged to sponsor programs and activities that raise funds on behalf of PCAV.
High School students are encouraged to sell pinwheels, host fundraisers and also spearhead social media campaigns supporting PCAV and its initiatives.

State Fair Volunteers

PCAV sponsors a booth at the Virginia State Fair every September and needs volunteers to help staff the booth throughout the duration of the fair. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and willing to work at least one two-hour shift. During the shift, volunteers distribute positive parenting materials, sell pinhweels and lapel pins, ink children with temporary tattoos and answer questions about PCAV’s mission.
If you are interested in volunteering for PCAV’s booth at the 2010 State Fair, please contact the volunteer coordinator by Aug. 31.

Public Affairs Volunteers

PCAV regularly produces materials to educate parents and the community-at-large about various child development and/or parenting issues, and about the work this organization conducts statewide to advance initiatives that prevent abuse and neglect. We welcome volunteers with experience in graphic artsmarketing and advertisingsocial media,special events and public relations to inquire about opportunities to assist with special projects or endeavors.

Technology Support

PCAV seeks to remain technologically relevant and welcomes donations and/or funding for software needs, printers, computer hardware and graphic arts materials.


PCAV offers unpaid internships to high-achieving high school and college students interested in learning more about how a grassroots nonprofit operates. Students can work in one or more arenas, assisting with needs ranging from administrative tasks to public relations projects to advocacy endeavors. Students can work with the volunteer coordinator to craft a job description that fits their particular interest or academic needs.


PCAV welcomes your financial support during this critical time in our nation, when economic woes are causing more parents to be stressed and increasing the need for the positive parenting initiatives we promote. Please visit our donation page and consider contributing to the vital work we do. Thank you!


Getting ready to buy a new cell phone? Has your current phone stopped working? Instead of tossing it, consider donating your working or non-working cell to PCAV, to be recycled. For every phone donated, PCAV will receive up to $30. PCAV has partnered with GRC Wireless Recycling to raise money through cell phone recycling. GRC offers environmentally responsible, zero landfill cell phone recycling.

Sending in your phone is easy and efficient. Click Here for details:
http://grcrecycling.com/shipments/?org_name=Prevent Child Abuse Virginia, Richmond, VA

PCAV’s Volunteer Newsletter – March 2011