• JABA Community Tag Sale & Volunteer Opportunities – Can you help?

    Come shop for some great items while supporting a worthwhile cause! JABA is having a Community Tag Sale on Sunday, October 25th, from 1:00 to 5:00 pm at 674 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville.  All proceeds go towards programs and services at JABA’s Community Centers and Adult Care Center.  You can find clothes, jewelry, household items, baked […]

  • Fulfillment After Retirement

    More and more personal accounts of volunteering include the mention of training. What a wonderful way to keep on learning as we give back to our communities! Here in Charlottesville JABA can help you connect with just the right service opportunity that will help you learn and grow even as you serve. Fulfillment After Retirement […]

  • You’ll Feel Better at the End of the Day Knowing You Helped Someone Today

    Volunteers are needed now more than ever. Would you give a little of your time to make our community even better?  The following message is from Martha Williams at JABA. Everyone of you who give your time in service to others have many reasons to feel good at the end of the day.  We here […]

  • Lifelong Learning through Community Service – experience the buzz!

    Looking for volunteer opportunities in the Charlottesville area? JABA can help you find just the right position. I find that volunteering at Jackson-Via Elementary School through the JABA RSVP FISH program is perfect for me, but there are many, many more progams that could use your help and expertise. Why volunteer? See below … Lifelong […]

  • Often it is the “teacher” leading a project-based learning program who learns the most!

    I learned how to blog as a JABA RSVP FISH volunteer. I had agreed to sponsor an after-school computer club at Jackson-Via Elementary School in Charlottesville and I wanted to focus on 21st-century skills. Since blogging is receiving high marks as an effective means for teaching reflective writing, I decided that that would be a […]

  • FISH tutors are teaching kids to FISH

    “Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime”—Author unknown That is exactly what JABA’s FISH (Friends In Schools Helping) Program is all about. JABA (Jefferson Area Board for Aging), began the FISH Program as a way for seniors to […]