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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.”


Family Mathematics Night
Blackwell Elementary School, in partnership with Food Lion (6409 Jahnke Road), is in need of volunteers to support students & families as they complete activities connected to everyday life experiences in mathematics, reading, science, and/or social science. There are two opportunities to serve: on either April 25th, 2019 and/or June 12th, 2019.

Food Lion logo City of Richmond

Click here to learn more and sign up!

Easter Egg Hunt
Join other volunteers on April 22nd, 2019 to help kids have a festive time at the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ annual Easter Egg Hunt at Ann Hardy Plaza Community Center, located at 3300 1st Avenue, Richmond, VA 23222. Volunteer “Hunt Monitors” will make sure the kids are safe and having fun. They will also help with clean up throughout the event.

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Click here to learn more and register.

Sound the Alarm
Did you know that home fires kill more people every year than all other disasters combined? On April 27th, 2019 the Red Cross is hosting its signature smoke alarm installation program, “Sound the Alarm, Save A Life” and seeking volunteers to help Sound the Alarm in more than 100 at-risk communities nationwide.

American Red Cross Sound The Alarm logo

Click here to select a volunteer shift and help residents in the City of Richmond.

Bellemeade Park Cleanup
Volunteers are needed on May 4th, 2019 to help with cleaning up the park. Join the 10th Sierra Club Falls of the James Group (FoJG), Groundwork RVA, VCU ASPiRE students, Richmond Tree Stewards, and other residents for the removal of invasive plants, perform other gardening activities, help with riparian/streamside restoration, and provide general cleanup near the Bellemeade Community Center (adjacent to Oak Grove/Bellemeade E.S.). Included will be spreading rock dust on the bike trail. This is also a great job for young volunteers. Pizza will be provided afterwards!

Sierra Club - Falls of the James Group - logo Groundwork RVA - logo Richmond Tree Stewards - logo VCU - Aspire - logo

Click here to learn more and to register.

Boushall Middle School Gardening Day
With the support of a $5,000 Lowe’s Toolbox for Education grant, Boushall Middle School will be holding a beautification/improvement project on May 4th, 2019. Volunteers are needed to work with our RPS teachers, students, and other community partners to install raised flower beds, greenhouse, hydroponics equipment, and other items.

City of Richmond Lowes - Toolbox for Education Grant - logo

To learn more and register please 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.

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

City of Richmond

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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

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Give A Day RVA – Youth Edition

Launches this Spring and we need your help!

Hands On
Read To Them

HandsOn Greater Richmond and Read To Them have teamed up for the 2019 One Richmond One Book (OROB) Event. Imagine all 26 elementary schools excited about reading the same book together at the same time! Imagine community members, civic organizations, local businesses, and the entire community joining in! The OROB event launches this Spring and we need your help!! HandsOn Greater Richmond and Read to Them have teamed up for the 2019 One Richmond One Book (OROB) Event. Imagine all 26 elementary schools excited about reading the same book together at the same time! Imagine community members, civic organizations, local businesses, and the entire community joining in! The OROB event launches this Spring and we need your help!!

Click here to learn more and volunteer.

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.

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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

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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.

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5th Council District

Neighborhood Cleanups: Volunteers Needed!

Please join Councilman Parker Agelasto and residents to cleanup and beautify different areas across the 5th Council District. Volunteer service will include street litter removal, alley clean up, graffiti removal/cover up, storm drain marking, and other beautification projects.

City of Richmond

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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

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Help Soles4Souls by hosting a shoe drive.                                      

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


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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.

City of Richmond

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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.

City of Richmond Logo: Leaf Brigade

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.

City of Richmond

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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

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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.

St. Joseph's Villa Mentoring Program

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

Junior Achievement

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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.

City Hall Ambassadors

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

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

Home Care Hospice

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

logo FeedMore

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

Junior Achievement

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

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