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Mathews Market Days Spelling Bee

Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula, Inc. is organizing and currently preparing students for the Mathews Market Days Spelling Bee! The Spelling Bee will be held September 10th at 3:30 PM at the Mathews Market Days in historic downtown Mathews. There will be gold, silver, and bronze medals awarded to the top three spellers, along with other prizes! Registration forms are available at the Gloucester Main Street Library, Gloucester Point Library, and Mathews Memorial Library. Parents can show their support for their student spellers by purchasing a Mathews Market Days Spelling Bee t-shirt for $15.00.
For more information, please contact Adult Literacy on the Middle Peninsula at 804-210-9169.

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Volunteer Opportunities at the Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic!


The Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic is currently looking for volunteers in the following areas:


  • Medical front office (weekly position – either Monday or Wednesday, 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
  • Office assistants (weekly position – positions available on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)
  • Front desk screening assistant (weekly position – Wednesday morning 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.


Training is provided for all positions and volunteers do not need to have a medical background! The Clinic is a great place to volunteer!  Please contact Janet Gomez at 804-210-1368, option #5, or e-mail at

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Laurel Shelter Volunteer Training Orientation

The Laurel Shelter, Inc. is a non-profit agency dedicated to providing direct services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Volunteer opportunities include: childcare, transporting clients, client advocacy, crisis hotline support, administrative support, community awareness events, repairs and maintenance, resident mentor, fundraising help and more!


New Volunteer Training begins Tuesday, August 16th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. If you are interested please complete a volunteer application which can be found on their website at and contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at 804-694-5890 to register and secure your spot!


Also, be sure to like and share their Facebook page!

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GRC and Community Ed win VACo award for Community Needs Network

The Gloucester Resource Council and Community Education were recognized with the 2016 VACo (Virginia Association of Counties Achievement) award for the Gloucester Community Needs Network!


For more information, check out this Gazette Journal article.


If you have any questions regarding the Needs Network, feel free to email us at!

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Salvation Army’s “Stuff the Bus” Campaign

This weekend, the Gloucester Salvation Army will be collecting back-to-school supplies for disadvantaged children as part of their “Stuff the Bus” campaign! Volunteers will be stationed in front of the Gloucester Walmart Friday and Saturday (August 5th and 6th) accepting donations of new school supplies for children who might otherwise go without – please consider stopping by and helping with this effort!