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News & Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


Neighbor-To-Neighbor (N2N) recruits both city and non-city residents to serve as volunteers, leveraging service as a strategy to “Build One Richmond.”


  Friends of Battery Park Fall Beautification  

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, November 9th, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to help plant trees, remove weeds and grass, and do general clean up.

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Please click here for more information.

  Pine Camp Tree Planting  

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The City of Richmond’s Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities Department is looking for volunteers to serve on Tuesday, November 19th, 2019 helping to beautify the grounds of Pine Cap with tree planting.

To learn more and volunteer, click here.

Fit4Kids is partnering on another Fruit and Veggie Week with RPS this November 18 thru 22, 2019 and volunteers are needed to spend a few hours in a partner school offering fruits and veggies to students.

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To learn more and sign up to volunteer, click here.

  RPS’ Brothers United:   Mentors Needed

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Brothers United Mentoring Program will be expanding to Chimborazo, Miles Jones, Oak Grove, and Woodville elementary schools this coming school year! This program, which pairs young men of color with adult mentors of color, is currently recruiting mentors for the 2019-20 school year.

If you're interested in serving as a mentor, please apply here.

Soles4Souls believes that everyone around the world deserves a good pair of shoes. Volunteers are needed in Richmond to help process shoes to be donated to needy individuals in the Richmond region.

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Click here to learn more and to sign up to volunteer.

Second Baptist Church

Second Baptist Church Gardening
Volunteers are needed to help with gardening on Saturday mornings at Second Baptist Church (Southside).

For more information, click here

Family Lifeline - Reassurance Visiting Volunteer – Reassurance Visiting Volunteers are tasked with establishing an on-going inter-generational friendship with an older adult or person with a disability, by providing friendly visits once a week for a year.

City of Richmond

For more information, please click on this link.

City of Richmond

Book Club Liaison – Book club liaisons are tasked with opening the discussion and using prepared questions to keep the discussion on track.

For more information, please click on this link.

Elder Ambassadors – Elder Ambassador’s aim to help older adults across the City of Richmond connect to resources and programs within the city.

City of Richmond

For more information, please click on this link.

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The Metro Richmond Flying Squad is seeking volunteers interested in providing firefighter rehabilitation services (i.e., rest, warmth, cooling, water, oxygen) on various emergency calls throughout the year.

If interested, Click here for more information.

  Higher Achievement Needs Academic Mentors!

Volunteer one evening per week to help underserved middle school students improve their academic and social performance.

Higher Achievement

Click here for more information.

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CAPUP is seeing volunteers for the Food Pantry and the Food Buying Club (the Food Buying Club is once a month). To view additional volunteer opportunities to serve low income communities in Richmond’s East End, please Click here.

Assist the Black Male Emergent Readers (BMER) program through planning, meeting attendance, presentations, and activities with children, teens and adults at library and RPS locations.

City of Richmond

Click here for more information.

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Help Soles4Souls by hosting a shoe drive.                                      

Click here for more information.

Become a CASA Volunteer (Court Appointed Special Advocates) in the Richmond area.


Click here for more information.

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City of Richmond

The Richmond Public Library Law Librarian is seeking volunteers to help in processing and reshelving law books, finding books in library catalog, and logging patrons on computers.

Click here for more information.

Neighbor-To-Neighbor's (N2N) Leaf Brigade, is an initiative that engages volunteers to assist vulnerable residents with bagging leaves.

If you are a resident inquiring about this service OR would like to volunteer to bag leaves for vulnerable residents, please go to the Leaf Brigade webpage.

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City of Richmond

Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities is seeking volunteers to assist as Receptionists at several city community facilities: Bellemeade, Hotchkiss Field, Pine Camp, Powhatan, and Randolph.

Click here for more information.

The Northside Food Pantry Partnership is seeking (1) Shopping Assistants to help clients shop for food and help them bag (if needed); (2) Food Unloaders to lift, carry, and stock items into the pantry store room.

Northside Food Pantry

Click here for more information.

St. Joseph's Villa Mentoring Program

St. Joseph’s Villa is seeking volunteer mentors for 1 hour per week, between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Click here for more information.

The Junior Achievement program is seeking volunteers in Richmond Public Schools to instruct lessons focusing on financial literacy, community and entrepreneurship.

Junior Achievement

Click here for more information.

City Hall Ambassadors

The City of Richmond is seeking enthusiastic and customer service oriented volunteers to serve as City Hall Ambassadors. The purpose of this new volunteer effort is to enhance the visitor experience at City Hall.

Click here for more information.

FeedMore is seeking volunteers to deliver healthy snacks to after school programs starting mid-late September.

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Click here for more information.

Home Care Hospice

Volunteer 1 - 3 hours, any day of the week, with At Home Care Hospice. Flexible schedules.

Click here for more information.

FeedMore is seeking volunteer to deliver meals to homebound seniors. Lunchtime hours, using your personal transportation.

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Click here for more information.

Junior Achievement

Will you volunteer to help Junior Achievement reach more students than ever before?

Click here for more information.

FeedMore is seeking volunteers to serve as Community Kitchen Assistants, preparing meals for Kids' Cafe program.

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Click here for more information.

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