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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 – Arthur Ashe Celebration at Battery Park

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• Volunteers are needed on June 15, 2019 to help beautify Battery Park in preparation for the upcoming Arthur Ashe Celebration at Battery Park.

• Volunteers are needed on June 22, 2019 to help set up for food and fun activities during the day’s Arthur Ashe Celebration at Battery Park.

To learn more and register to volunteer, click here.

2019 Tennis Under the Lights – Arthur Ashe Boulevard Celebration
[Friday, June 21, 2019]

Tennis Under the Lights is an adult doubles-only competition that celebrates the renaming of the Boulevard to Arthur Ashe Boulevard. The event will be held at the historic Byrd Park tennis courts (located at the southern end of Arthur Ashe Boulevard) and will emphasize as much continuous play as possible for all participants. Play is scheduled from 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. In addition, Richmond’s parks, Recreation and Community Facilities will present a Movie in the Park at Byrd Park following the tennis event.

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Volunteers are needed to help welcome players and spectators, manage court play, and answer basic questions. To learn more and sign up, click here.

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Arthur Ashe Boulevard Community Celebration
[Saturday, June 22, 2019]

The Arthur Ashe Community Celebration is a family- oriented tennis event designed to entertain, inform and provide completion opportunities for all ages. Fun tennis stations will be set up in both the Arthur Ashe Athletic Center and outdoor courts in the parking area near the Diamond for practice and play.

Volunteers are needed to help lead or assist with indoor activity stations (training will be provided). Volunteer tennis pros, coaches, and players are also needed to help those who want to learn how to play tennis and supervise play on the outdoor courst. To lean more and sign up, click here.

SOAR365 (formerly Greater Richmond ARC) – Summer Kickoff Celebration

50 volunteers are needed on June 22, 2019 to help with greeting and collecting tickets, face-painting, balloons, refreshments, lawn games, activity stations, and much more (see attached flyer).

Please click here to volunteer.

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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.

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

Public Safety 5k Bike Ride and Community Day

Public Safety 5K Bike Ride and Community Day

On June 29th, 2019 at 9:00 a.m., join city leaders, Richmond Police Officers, & kids and parents from across the city for a FREE bike ride through beautiful Church Hill neighborhoods. A post-ride community event will be held near the Bon Secours Community Hospital and The Front Porch Café. Free bicycles and helmets will be given to the first 100 East End students.

Click here to learn more and register to ride and/or VOLUNTEER.

Click here for the event flyer.

  Football fans... It's time to volunteer!

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The Washington Redskins will once again hold its annual summer training camp at the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center (2401 West Leigh Street). The dates for the 2019 Training Camp will begin on July 25th and end on August 11th. The City of Richmond and Washington Redskins are looking for 200 volunteers to serve this summer as Washington Redskins Training Camp Ambassadors, acting as the “face” of Richmond at the training camp and helping the event run smoothly each day - ensuring that visitors enjoy the training camp experience.

To learn more and to register to volunteer, click here.

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

Second Baptist Church

For more information, click here

City of Richmond

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.

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.

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For more information, please click on this link.

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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.

For more information, please click on this link.

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!

Higher Achievement

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

Click here for more information.

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!

City of Richmond

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.

Click here for more information.

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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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.

City of Richmond Logo: Leaf Brigade

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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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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