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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.”


National Volunteer Week

April 18-24, 2021

THANK YOU for volunteering!


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AmeriCorps… Become a Member Today!

The City of Richmond has launched its exciting new AmeriCorps program and is looking for passionate people who want to be difference-makers in Richmond, serving as AmeriCorps Members. These individuals will serve to help make positive impacts in the lives of some of Richmond’s vulnerable residents. AmeriCorps Members benefits include:

•   Receive a bi-weekly stipend and possibly healthcare, childcare, and more.
•   Eligible to receive the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award as a post-service benefit, earned by individuals who complete approved terms of national service. The award may be used to pay educational expenses at eligible post-secondary institutions, including many technical schools and G.I. Bill approved programs, or to repay qualified students loans. The dollar amount of the education award is equal to the maximum amount of the U.S. Department of Education Pell Grant and may change year to year.
•   Transforming lives as change-agents for good.

To learn more and apply, please click here.

Senior Book Club - Volunteer Needed!

The City of Richmond’s Office of Aging and Disability Services is seeking a Book Club Liaison for the Belmont Fiction Focus Senior Book Club. Please click here to learn more and sign up.

City of Richmond

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Feed More – Fall/Winter Backpack Packing Volunteers Needed

Feed More is seeking volunteers to assist with assembling backpacks for food insecure youth. Please click here to learn more.

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  The Friends of Bellemeade Park

Volunteers are needed to serve on the Friends of Bellemeade Park’s “Conserve and Create” project, creating an Outdoor Learning Campus and Green Space for the families in the south side community. To learn more and volunteer, please click here.

Hands On

  RPS’ Brothers United:   Mentors Needed

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.

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logo Soles 4 Souls

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.

Second Baptist Church Gardening
Volunteers are needed to help with gardening on Saturday mornings at Second Baptist Church (Southside). For more information, please click here.

Second Baptist Church

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 here.

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 here.

City of Richmond

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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. Click here for more information.

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.

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. Click here for more information.

City of Richmond
logo Soles 4 Souls

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.

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. Click here for more information.

Northside Food Pantry
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. Click here for more information.

Junior Achievement
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. Click here for more information.

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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. Click here for more information.

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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. Click here for more information.

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