Ways to give

A donation to Active SWV helps us reach every corner of our footprint. We thank you for your support to help continue this important work!

VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME

Volunteers are the heart of Active Southern West Virginia. There are many opportunities each year to volunteer. 

  • Signature Events – Active SWV hosts a variety of events throughout the year where volunteers can cheer on racers and be part of the action. Email volunteer@activeswv.com to add your name to our volunteer roster. 
  • Community Captain Programbecome a Community Captain! Is there a program you have the skillset to lead? Do you know someone who would be a great leader in their community? Follow the link above to apply!
  • Kids Run Club ProgramThe Active SWV Kids Run Club program is a 6 to 8 week volunteerled initiative designed to help youth develop a lasting enjoyment and understanding of exercise while learning healthy habits and confidence in their abilities. Sign up to coach a Kids Run Club here and the Kids Run Club Director will follow up with you!

VOLUNTEER VENUE SPACE

Think outside the box! Active SWV is seeking venue partners to offer free space for physical activity programming. Spaces need not be a gymnasium. Active SWV strives for safety, accountability, liability, and clean conditions in all shared spaces.
 
Examples: empty office space, church classrooms, empty car dealership showroom space, library basement, any space that is accessible and fairly climate controlled (at least heated in winter and able to use fans/windows in summer).
 
If you would like to hear about the benefits of partnering with Active SWV to allow the use of space, please fill out the Venue Partner Request form or email volunteer@activeswv.com.
 

PROFIT SHARE EVENTS

Active Southern West Virginia is often adding profit share events with local businesses to the calendar. This is a great way to meet staff, support the organization, and have fun! 

Next Up:

  • Winterplace Tubing Nights! Stay tuned for details!

 

Reach out to info@activeswv.com if you would like to host Active SWV at your location! 

NEIGHBORHOOD INVESMENT PROGRAM

Email kate@activeswv.com to request more information or to be put on the NIP contact waitlist. 
  • Visit smile.amazon.com
  • Log in or create your Amazon account
  • Search and select Active Southern West Virginia in the “Pick your own charitable organization” search bar

Congrats! Amazon will donate a percent of every purchase you make at smile.amazon.com!

  • Log in or create your Kroger account at Kroger.com or download the Kroger app.
  • On the web, click your name in the top right. On the app, click the three bars on the top right of page.
  • Select Rewards / Community Rewards from the menu.
  • Follow prompts to select Active Southern West Virginia, code NQ431

You’re set up! Kroger will now automatically donate a portion of their proceeds each time you shop with your Kroger Rewards Card!

  • Active SWV hosts a variety of signature events reaching hundreds of participants each, and over 5,000 social media and email subscribers.

    Email info@activeswv.com to learn more about our sponsorship tiers and benefits.

To date, Active SWV has trained over 150 volunteer Community Captains to lead free physical activity programs.

Our free Kids Run Clubs reach over 1,700 youth annually.

Our Workplace Wellness program has been adopted by 12 businesses, impacting over 1,200 employees.

Our Bike Walk SWV program continues to advocate for policy and infrastructure improving pedestrian and bike access in our region.

Even with these successes, there are still so many communities in southern West Virginia that do not have opportunities to lead physically active and healthy lives.

FAQs

Donations of any size are appreciated and needed. Here are just a few examples of what your donation could support.

$50 supports a Kids Run Club with a water cooler, cups, and equipment.

$100 supports CPR First Aid training, First Aid kit, and gear for a volunteer Community Captain to lead their free physical activity program.

$250 supports new equipment and maintenance for programs such as our free bike and stand-up paddle board programs.

$500 supports employers to participate in an evidenced-based, 6-week Workplace Wellness course, provide cooking demos and nutrition education, workplace signage, and exercise equipment. Whether you’re an employee or employer, you can learn more about creating a culture of health at your Workplace.

$1,000 supports volunteer certifications in REFIT, high fitness, or yoga instruction allowing Community Captains to offer more quality and diverse free physical activity programs to your community.

$5,000 supports an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer to direct and develop our program areas.

Yes! Active SWV is a nonprofit 501(c)3, meaning your donation to us is eligible for tax deduction. Active SWV’s EIN is 47-1605904.

You will need your PayPal receipt if you donate online, or a receipt from Active SWV if you donate via check. You must also receive an email confirmation from Active SWV for any donation.

It is not the size, but the impact of the donation that counts. Every donation to Active SWV is part of a greater community impact. In fact, small individual donations make up the largest single source of Active SWV’s funding. We couldn’t do it without you. You can make a donation of any size via PayPal or by check. Checks may be payable to Active Southern West Virginia and mailed to 116 N Heber Street Suite B, Beckley, WV 25801

Individual donors just like you make up the single largest source of Active SWV funding. The following sources supplement individual giving:

25% Federal Grants

20% Community Grants

15% State Grants

10% Corporate Donations

  1. Become a Community Captain. Receive free training, certifications, and support to lead a physical activity of your choice in your hometown. We provide support to locate, develop and grow your program. Contact Community Outreach Director Erin Reid to learn more.
  2. Become a Kids Run Club Coach. You do not have to be a coach, teacher, parent, or even a runner to lead one of these amazing clubs. Active SWV provides you with all of the training and tools you need to lead this free and incredibly rewarding opportunity for youth in your community. Contact Kids Run Club Director India Krawczyk to learn more.
  3. Volunteer at an Active SWV Signature Event. If you’re looking for a short term commitment, check out our signature events. Volunteer behind or on scene with events ranging from 5k races, to stand up paddle board events, and family triathlons. Read more about our signature events here or email info@activeswv.com to get started.
  4. Volunteer with Active SWV Bike/Walk by serving or creating a Bike Pedestrian Advocacy Committee, BPAC, in your community. Active SWV will guide and support you along the way. Contact Community Outreach Director Erin Reid to learn more about our BPAC achievements and how to get started.

 

Do you have other skills to share? Let us know! These are just a few ways to volunteer at Active SWV, but we are open to creating unique opportunities with you.

In Kind Donations

Active SWV’s programs and events take place over 4 counties in over 100 locations, and use a wide array of equipment. We are open to donations of gear, equipment, facilities, or services. Do you have something specific in mind that you would like to contribute? Please email info@activeswv.com to learn about current needs within our programs. *Note: All in kind donations must be approved to be accepted.