Find your community.

One of the best ways to get to know Martinsville-Henry County (or get reacquainted, for that matter) is to get involved. Whether it’s taking advantage of one of the many volunteer opportunities, joining a group, attending an event, or connecting with others that share your interests, getting involved is a great way to meet new people, enjoy everything MHC has to offer, and even give back to your community. 

For a listing of volunteer opportunities, click here. See a list of local organizations below.

Looking to start a club or group? Think about starting a Meetup.

What is Meetup?

For 20 years, people have turned to Meetup to meet people, make friends, find support, grow a business, and explore their interests. Thousands of events are happening every day—join the fun.

Local Organizations:

Photo of ANCHOR Commission ANCHOR Commission

The mission of ANCHOR is to provide a new chance for youth in our community. ANCHOR Services provide comprehensive care and individualized treatment to assist youth and their families in achieving optimal health and well-being.

Photo of Bassett Historical Center Bassett Historical Center

The Bassett Historical Center is a research facility specializing in both local history and family research. The center’s staff work to preserve valuable records, manuscripts, family and historical memorabilia, making them accessible to the public and preserving them for future generations.

Photo of Blue Ridge Mountains Council Boy Scouts Blue Ridge Mountains Council Boy Scouts

The mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their lifetimes by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law. The Scoutreach Mission is to recruit strong leaders to develop solid relationships with the sponsoring organizations in urban and rural communities nationwide to ensure that culturally diverse youth have opportunities to join Scouting.

Photo of Blue Ridge Regional Library Blue Ridge Regional Library

Along with materials and books for lending, the Blue Ridge Regional Library also has free programs for all ages, free Internet and Wi-Fi, and summer feeding programs for children.

Photo of Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge Boys & Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge

Boys and Girls Clubs of the Blue Ridge provides after school and summer enrichment programs for youth ages 3-18 years old in Martinsville and Henry County. Programs focus on academic achievement, good character and citizenship, the arts, recreation, and healthy lifestyles.

Photo of Charity League of MHC Charity League of MHC

The Charity League of Martinsville and Henry County started in 1931 and is comprised of a network of over 400 active and sustainer women. Cherishing children since 1931.

Photo of Community Storehouse Community Storehouse

The mission of the Community Storehouse is to feed those in need, reduce food waste, advance self-sufficiency, and provide community leadership on issues related to hunger.

Photo of Da Capo VA Da Capo VA

Da Capo offers musical training in a community based, passion driven approach via choruses, private instruction, coaching, small ensembles and public performances.

Photo of Dan River Basin Association Dan River Basin Association

The Dan River Basin Association (DRBA) preserves and promotes the natural and cultural resources of the Dan River
Basin to create a place where all people can enjoy a high quality of life with easy access to clean and healthy rivers, streams, parks, trails and heritage attractions – amenities necessary to support a strong and vibrant local economy.

Photo of Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

The Division of Rehabilitative Services offers vocational rehabilitation to assist people with disabilities to prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.

Photo of Disability Rights and Resource Center, Inc. Disability Rights and Resource Center, Inc.

The Disability Rights & Resource Center will seek to help any person with any disability achieve and maintain a life of independence! Our core services include advocacy, peer counseling, independent living skills training, information and referral, and transition services.

Photo of Fayette Area Historical Initiative Fayette Area Historical Initiative

Fayette Area Historical Initiative African American Museum and Cultural Center was created to collect, preserve and interpret African American experiences and community life in Martinsville/Henry County.

Photo of Focus on Youth/CASA Child Advocacy Focus on Youth/CASA Child Advocacy

FOCUS ON YOUTH/CASA provides services to all children of abuse and neglect that are referred by the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts in the 21st Judicial District. Our organization collaborates with other service providers such as Social Services, medical, mental health, and educational organizations to make sure the families and children receive the services they so desperately need.

Photo of Friends of Infinity Acres Ranch Friends of Infinity Acres Ranch

Infinity Acres Ranch is a 501-c-3 nonprofit educational ranch that offers animal based learning opportunities to local youth and individuals with disabilities. Infinity Acres Ranch is a wonderful educational animal ranch that is all about “Kids & Kritters”! The ranch was established in 2007 and offers unique opportunities for the young and young at heart.

Photo of Grace Network of Martinsville-Henry County Grace Network of Martinsville-Henry County

Grace Network is a crisis center that helps families and individuals that reside in Martinsville or Henry County in financial crisis. Specifically, we help those at risk of eviction, loss of utilities, or are food insecure due to a financial crisis event.

Photo of Henry County Food Pantry Henry County Food Pantry

Henry County Food Pantry’s mission is to provide food, clothing, household and personal hygiene items, and connections to individuals and families within Martinsville and Henry County who are in need.

Photo of Henry County Public Schools Henry County Public Schools

HCPS is a preK-12 public education system with 9 elementary schools, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, and 2 programs available to school-aged children.

Photo of Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services Henry-Martinsville Department of Social Services

VDSS is one of the largest Commonwealth agencies, partnering with 120 local departments of social services, along with faithbased and non-profit organizations, to promote the well-being of children and families statewide. We proudly serve alongside 1,650 (state) and 8,500 (local) human services professionals throughout the Social Services System, who ensure that thousands of Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens have access to the best services and benefits available to them.

Photo of HOPE Center Ministries HOPE Center Ministries

Hope Center Ministries is a long-term, Christ-centered recovery program.

Photo of M-HC Coalition for Health & Wellness M-HC Coalition for Health & Wellness

Federally Qualified Health Centers. All insurances welcome, including Medicaid and Medicare. Sliding fee scale available based on household income and family size.

Photo of Martinsville City Public Schools Martinsville City Public Schools

Martinsville City Public Schools is a preK-12 education system with one preschool center, two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Martinsville City Public Schools strives to empower success “one learner at a time.”

Photo of Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA Martinsville-Henry County Family YMCA

As the nation’s leading nonprofit, we are committed to helping people and communities learn, grow and thrive. We drive change and strive to make a positive impact on individuals, families and communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

The Y is committed to developing new generations of change-makers who will create the communities we all want to live in.

Photo of Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society

The Martinsville-Henry County Historical Society is committed to preserving and sharing the rich history of our area. We showcase that history through permanent and revolving exhibits housed in our Heritage Center and Museum located in the historic Old Courthouse, the former seat of Henry County, VA.

Photo of Martinsville-Henry County SPCA Martinsville-Henry County SPCA

The Martinsville Henry County SPCA is dedicated to serving animals and people by engaging the hearts, hands, and
minds of the community. We aim to preserve the relationships of families and their pets through improving animal living conditions, increasing immunity via Wellness Clinics, reducing overpopulation through spay/neuter efforts, and re-homing animals when needed.

Photo of Martinsville-Henry County Warming Center Martinsville-Henry County Warming Center

The Martinsville-Henry County Warming Center operates when temperatures are below 35 degrees, with a weekly schedule posted each week on Saturday for the following week. The center is open between the months of October and March, dates to be decided based on weather.

Photo of MHC Academic Foundation MHC Academic Foundation

The Foundation financially supports various academic initiatives in the area. A key component of this support is to provide scholarships to students enrolled in New College Institute degree programs.

Photo of Mobility Management Mobility Management

Mobility Management is a Program of the Southern Area Agency on Aging.

Mobility Management is a strategic approach to managing transportation resources.

It emphasizes:

  • Moving people instead of moving vehicles
  • Making visible improvements to the quality of travel
  • Designing and promoting transportation oriented programs
  • Improving the availability of transportation service information
Photo of Monogram Foods Smith River Sports Complex Monogram Foods Smith River Sports Complex

The Monogram Foods Smith River Sports Complex is 90 acre multi-use sports development facility which hosts youth matches, college and high school tournaments, camps and other events. The complex also offers festival grounds, a pet-friendly walking path, river access, and an access point for the Dick & Willie Passage Trail.

Photo of Patrick & Henry Community College Patrick & Henry Community College

Patrick & Henry Community College is a comprehensive community college committed to enriching the quality of life in its region through academic excellence, student success, workforce development, community engagement, and lifelong learning.

The college also runs a food & clothes pantry for students experiencing food insecurities and economic hardship.

Photo of Piedmont Arts Piedmont Arts

Piedmont Arts is an award-winning art museum that curates thought-provoking exhibitions by international, national, and regional artists. The museum also offers performing arts, art classes, free exhibit tours, and free in-school and educational programming. Experience the arts around town with a visit to the museum’s Gravely-Lester Art Garden or take a public art walking tour.

Photo of Piedmont Community Services Piedmont Community Services

Piedmont Community Service’s mission is to help individuals, families, and the community enhance quality of life by providing a highly effective continuum of behavioral health services including prevention, treatment, education, and support. Services can include same-day assessment and crisis intervention.

Photo of Pregnancy Care Center of MHC Pregnancy Care Center of MHC

Pregnancy Care Center of MHC, Inc. exists to help women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. It offers free ultrasound, pregnancy testing, and other medical counseling services. Our staff provides support, medical information about pregnancy options, pregnancy education, and post abortion counseling.

This center does not offer or refer for pregnancy terminations or birth control.

Photo of Smart Beginnings MHC Smart Beginnings MHC

The mission of Smart Beginnings Martinsville-Henry County (SBMHC) is to ensure that ALL children, birth to age 5, in Martinsville and Henry County will have caring, responsible adults who have access to resources to provide for their children’s social, emotional, physical and academic development.

Photo of Southern Area Agency on Aging Southern Area Agency on Aging

Southern Area Agency on Aging (SAAA) provides services and resources to promote the health, quality of life, and independence of seniors, individuals with disabilities, and their caregivers. Services provided or funded by SAAA include case management, “Meals on Wheels”, meals served at senior lunch sites (senior cafe’s) personal care, respite, senior transportation, home repairs, chore, emergency aid, senior employment, health promotion, falls prevention, long-term care ombudsman, insurance counseling, Alzheimer’s Support Groups, adult day care, senior cool care, Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and medical transportation options.

Photo of Spencer Penn Centre Spencer Penn Centre

The Spencer-Penn Centre is a special events and educational facility providing spaces for parties, weddings, reunions, and more! Spencer-Penn offers special events throughout the year and classes for adults and children, and also provides the following free resources: library, computer lab, exercise classes, playground and walking track.

Photo of Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy Tackfully Teamed Riding Academy

Tackfully Teamed provides therapeutic horseback riding and other activities to individuals with disabilities. The organization also provides school programs, field trips, camps (all ages) and community and school (college, high school, middle school) internships, and volunteer opportunities (12 years and up).

Photo of The Community Dream Center The Community Dream Center

The Community Dream Center offers a warming center and transitional housing for men experiencing homelessness.

Photo of United Way of Henry County & Martinsville United Way of Henry County & Martinsville

The United Way of Martinsville-Henry County focuses on education, health, and financial stability—the building blocks for a good quality of life.

Photo of Uptown Partnership Uptown Partnership

Uptown Partnership Martinsville is an inclusive and diverse group of people committed to Uptown revitalization efforts designed to bring residents and businesses to Uptown to live, work, and play, using the nationally successful Main Street Approach.

Photo of Virginia CareerWorks – West Piedmont Virginia CareerWorks – West Piedmont

Participants who need training or work experience to better their lives are guided by Career Specialists who help them through the process to get that training or work transition. Primary benefits include Occupational Skills Training, Work Experience, and Supportive Services. Equal pairing with businesses to help them find a trained, qualified workforce.

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