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The Up Center offers a wide variety of clinical internship and licensing opportunities both on-site and remotely. Internships are available for degree seeking students from accredited schools for Social Work and Counseling enrolled in an internship course. Applications are taken throughout the year. Please visit our Careers page for more information.


The Up Center also provides volunteer opportunities for specific events and other activities throughout the year. Volunteer opportunities are continuously evolving as we seek to actively include and create partnerships with members of our community. We also welcome inquiries about highly skilled volunteer contributions (i.e., accounting, finance, etc.) that may not be listed in our opportunities.

Internship / Licensing Opportunities

Direct-Service Internships:

  • Foster Care
  • Counseling
  • Youth Mentoring
  • Early Childhood Services

Business Internships:

  • Accounting
  • Human Resources
  • Marketing
  • Fundraising/Development

Interested candidates should submit a resume and letter of interest to:
(757) 965-8658

Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Front Desk Support
  • Donation Closet Organizer
  • Housing and Financial Counseling
  • Administrative Support
  • Youth Event Organizer
  • Court Ordered (on a case-by-case basis)

Special Skill Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Peer Recovery Specialist
  • Mediation
  • Housing and Financial Counseling
  • Accounting

Group Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Supply Drives
  • Special Events

To learn more about group and individual volunteer opportunities at The Up Center please contact us at:
(757) 965-8658