Current volunteer opportunities

TIDEWATER BUDDY BALL- Basketball Season 2021
Saturday, January 15- February 19
Game time: 10-11:00 am

Game Location:  January 15-29, Bayside 
Recreation Center
                           February 5-19, Williams Farm Recreation Center 

RIVER CITY BUDDY BALL-Basketball Season 2021-22
When: Saturdays, December 4 & 8 / January 8-5
Game time: 9:00- 10:00am

What do Volunteers Do?

Buddies: Your job is to assist and encourage participants one on one, help create a positive and accepting social experience, and help us spread awareness.  Our coaches and seasoned volunteers will help you become the best buddy you can be! 

Coaches and Leaders: You will help on the athletic field to make sure everyone is participating and having fun. You will match buddies to players and make sure the athletic program is safe for all. Training is available. Leaders are needed for programs like Teen Scene, Music, Art, Drama, Culinary Arts, and Dance. Lend us your time and expertise.

Board Members: Working with The Jacob's Chance board you will be engaging with a group of professionals dedicated to our community.  Bring your skillset to our team. Inquire to Kate Mardigian, info@jacobschance.org to find out more.

Teen Leaders: If you are interested in joining our Teen Scene board and are willing to dedicate your time for one meeting a month and outside planning for a year, please apply. If you are interested in attending social activities to support your peers with diverse abilities when you are able, join the teen club. 

Have skills you do not see listed here? We can put you to work, inquire today!


Every year over 100 volunteers donate their time to Jacob's Chance and our programs.


  • Board of Directors who manage the day to day operations of Jacob's Chance

  • Students on the High School Board of Directors that donate their time to plan exciting social events for their peers

  • The many  "buddies" that play alongside our athletes

  • Committee members who support our special events

  • Business partners who volunteer their time and dollars to our cause.