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Service opportunities are uploaded to the SERVE Connect database on an on-going basis.  This database allows students to find opportunities available within the community, as well as contact information for the hosting agency.  

If you have a service opportunity that you would like added to SERVE Connect please contact Jayme Watkins, Assistant Director of Student Life, at jaymewatkins@rmc.edu.  

 Nurture's first annual Birth & Baby Fair

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 Nurture's first annual 

 Nurture's first annual Birth & Baby Fair brings together expectant and new families with the businesses, care providers, and nonprofit organizations that serve them during this exciting and challenging time in their lives. Our goal is to raise $10,000 through this event towards the establishment of Richmond’s first nonprofit resource center for expecting and new families. We anticipate 50 vendors and approximately 500 guests at this event.

Volunteer needs: Assistance with set-up, greeting and registering guests, assisting with raffle, breakdown, and miscellaneous activities associated with event. Volunteers will be scheduled in roughly 3 hour shifts throughout the day. We welcome volunteers who wish to work more than one shift. 

Concerned Veterans for America

Contact Information: 

Brian Martin 

804-484-4434

brian.martin@cvastriketeam.org

In this volunteer service, individuals will be making phone calls and knock on the doors of veterans to ask if they are willing to take a three question survey. 

Hanover Habitat for Humanity

Contact Information: 

Laura Oliveira

804-569-6108

oliveira@hanoverhfh.org

 Hanover Habitat for Humanity
Hanover Habitat is looking for volunteers to work on the construction site building homes for deserving Hanover families! We are seeking volunteers Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm. All skill levels welcome; no experience necessary! We accept individuals and groups of up to 12 people. Must be 16 years of age or older. This is a perfect opportunity for clubs, Greek life, and athletic groups! To view our calendar for available construction dates please visit our website: http://www.hanoverhfh.org/volunteer/

Hands On Greater Richmond

(804) 330-7027

HandsOn Greater Richmond Website

This website has a listing of many service opportunities throughout the Richmond area.

International Rescue Committee

Internships and Volunteer Opportunities

Contact Information:

Nicole Gutierrez

Resource Development Intern 

International Rescue Committee

609 East Market St, suite 104, Charlottesville, Va 22902

International Rescue Committee - Charlottesville 
 

Employment Intern: Finding and maintaining employment is a key element to refugee self-sufficiency. The intern will assist IRC employment staff to identify potential employers and job opportunities for refugee clients. The intern will complete job applications, assist with resume writing, prepare clients for job interviews, fill out new hire paperwork, shop for needed work clothes and tools, and accompany clients to their first day of work. Depending on the intern's schedule, h/she may act as a teaching assistant in job readiness classes. The intern will also provide administrative support including documenting job search activities and delivering appointment notices to clients' homes. Semester-long commitment; 10 hours/week minimum

ESL Education Intern: The ESL Education Intern assists newly arrived refugee clients gain English literacy comprehension and literacy skills so that they can become self-sufficient and thrive in their new community. ESL instruction is focused on developing vocabulary and confidence for dealing with real world survival situations such as shopping, housing issues, public transportation, employment, and other daily living skills. Semester-long commitment; 10hours/week during class times.

Employment Mentor: The employment mentor is an employment guide and support for a refugee during adjustment into the American workforce. Employment mentors assist refugees to gain and hone job search skills as well as practice English vocabulary and skills on workplace topics. Mentors help fill out job applications, assist refugees in following-up on applications and interviews, both in person and over the phone, and aid refugees in focusing on self-reliance through obtaining a job as soon as possible. 3-4 month commitment; 2 hours/week minimum.

ESL Tutor: ESL tutors provide English language lessons, cultural orientation, and friendship to newly arrived refugee individuals or families Tutors concentrate on improving the client’s employability and ability to communicate and succeed in their new life by building practical vocabulary, answering questions, and encouraging them with social interaction and support. 6 month commitment, 2-4 hours/week.

 Sisters and Brother United

(SABU)

Contact:

Wanda Farmer

804-564-1496

wfarmer2@aol.com

Participants will be engaging in a community youth summit

Dates: TBD

 


 

Church Hill Activities & Tutoring

(CHAT) 

Contact:

Lucy Gurley

lucy.gurley@chatrichmond.org

Lindsey Parks

lindsey.parks@chatrichmond.org

CHAT Volunteer Opportunity   

Do you have one hour to spare on a Monday or Tuesday evening? If so you can make a difference in the life of a youth in Church Hill. We aim for one-on-one tutoring for K-12 on Mondays and Tuesdays from 5-7pm (Volunteers needed specifically for 5:50-6:50pm). If you have any questions about volunteering, contact Lucy Gurley at the the email provided above. We also need volunteers to assist with life skills classes on Wednesdays, such as sewing, carpentry, cooking, urban farming, soccer, and outdoor activities. If interested please contact Lindsey Parks at the email listed above.

CHAT After School Volunteer Orientation Seminar September 26th

Saturday September 26th, from 10:00 am - 12:30 pm, at The Lighthouse (601 n. 31st St). Whether you're a first-year or veteran volunteer, Volunteer Orientation equips volunteers by covering our vision, mission, literacy training, discipline training, and more. to RSVP, contact Lucy Gurley at the email listed above. 

 


 CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

Contact:

Roger Reynolds

          Director of Programs & CJ's Daddy

PO BOX: 854

Ashland VA 23005

(540) 220 4922

 CJ's Thumbs Up Foundation

 

 

Feed More: Food and Fund Drive

Contact:

Sudeshna Das-Menezes

Director of Volunteer Services @ FeedMore

1415 Rhoadmiller Street

Richmond, VA 23220

 

 

Phone: (804) 521-3277

Fax: (804) 521-2500

Email:sdmenezes@feedmore.org

 

Toddler Town – Homework Help

Contact: Michelle Johnson

Mchlle804@gmail.com

Toddler Town, Inc

(804) 798-2028

 

 

Description:

Volunteers to come and help my school age children with homework.

The ages range from 1st-6th grades.  Children arrive at various times 3-4pm.  We begin homework/structured time at 4pm.

Would like to have at least 1 person per day, Monday-Thursday to help with homework.

About 1/2 of the children are considered at-risk, so consistency is important.

This need is for the entire school year; however, I am aware of possible changes during exams & breaks AND change in people from semester to semester, including J-term.

Note: Volunteers need to come on a regular basis!

Example: John comes on Mondays or every other Monday. OR a group of people sign up for various dates, but it's the same people, just different dates. (John signs up for October 6, 15, 21, 23, 29) Also, I don't necessarily need someone M-F.

 

BARK

Contact: Linda Lane

804-449-2275

BARK Website

Volunteer opportunities range from hands-on help with the dogs to supporting our administrative team with fundraising, marketing, or other exciting projects.

CAVS Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center

Contact: Rob Herndon, Jr.

804-764-6017

Bon Secours Website

Be part of a dynamic volunteer services team responsible for providing essential support services throughout the medical center. Tasks may include patient discharge, transport or escort to/from various locations in the main hospital and medical office buildings. Courier services, including delivery of mail, flowers, and a complimentary newspaper for each in-patient, may also include stat delivery of medical samples or health information in a variety of formats. Team may also provide assistance on an as-needed basis to departments for special short-term projects.

Visitor services volunteers are an essential and high-profile part of our care team greeting patients and visitors on arrival to the facility. Various informational and special assistance desks throughout the medical center are staffed by volunteers to assist patients, visitors and staff. Answering phones, tracking patient status, offering directions or providing wheelchairs and other services are all tasks common to the various locations. Strong problem-solving skills, aggressively friendly personality, and a focus on exceeding service expectations are preferred qualifications. Similar to a hotel concierge, visitor requests are challenging, intriguing and ever-changing.

JA Finance Park

 804-217-8855

JA Finance Park Website

Capital One/JA Finance Park offers students personal financial management and career exploration through classroom instruction and active participation in a simulated community. Capital One/ JA Finance Park is a reality-based, hands-on simulation for 8th through 12th grade students.