Hands On Greater Richmond
This website has a listing of many service opportunities throughout the Richmond area.
(804) 449-2275 or http://www.barkva.org
Volunteer opportunities range from hands-on help with the dogs to supporting our administrative team with fundraising, marketing, or other exciting projects.
JA Finance Park
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 stimulation for 8th through 12th grade students.
7217 West Broad St.
Richmond, Virginia 23294
Provide guidance and assistance to students, facilitate scheduled student meetings, monitor and verify students’ work progress, see that necessary materials are collected at the end of the day and that the students leave the work area as they found it (this is the students’ responsibility), and finally communicate with the JA Finance Park staff concerning any and all necessary questions.
Available Volunteer Dates:
(One Time Commitment hours 8:00am – 2:00pm. Training provided the morning of program)
CAVS Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center
Rob Herndon, Jr.
(804) 764-6017 or http://www.bonsecours.
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.
OAR (Offender Aid and Restoration of Richmond, Inc.)
(804) 643-2746 or http://www.oarric.org
OAR has various volunteer opportunities. These include facilitating groups and classes at the Pamunkey Regional Jail, our Central Office (Downtown) and other local jails. We also have opportunities to help re-create our website, complete internships, and one time projects.
Translate ancient Greco-Roman Egypt texts. Volunteers will help scientists identify letter and words from the text.
Monitor and take note of the squirrels in your area. Best way is to take note of their action during different seasons in the same locations. Monitors will need to record the type of squirrel, number of squirrels, date and type of trees found in the squirrel’s habitat.
Click to Cure Cancer
Analyze real life cancer data and help fight cancer. Volunteers need access to the internet and to create an account at www.cellslider.net. Form teams and classify information together. Hold a Fight Cancer with Tech party to get others involved.
Explore the Ocean as a Citizen Scientist
Watch and record under water video from deep sea explorations. After recording what you see report it. Each video is 15 seconds long.
Hanover Safe Place
Create a box that contains party decorations and supplies as well as a few small gifts for a child who is unable to have birthday party.
Call for Help!
Collect recycled cell phones. These phones can be used to purchase food and medication for clients and provide other necessities for families in our shelter.
Soundtrack of Service
Volunteers will make CDs with 30 minutes worth of music. Songs should be uplifting and express positive messages.
Kindness Starts With You!
Help someone through the day and report it your story. It can be anything like helping your parents or family around the house or write a nice letter to a friend. Then send your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Guiding Eyes for The Blind
Volunteer puppy raiser. Teach puppy to have good manners and to nurture a puppy for about 18 months.
Oct. 5th and 25 volunteers needed. Course Marshals for a 5K and 10K running/walking event. The Marshals will be placed at critical turns on the course and their job is to ensure safety of the runners. Marshals will be on the course from 7 am to 10am.
Magic Special Events
Assist with the duties associated with a walk for The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in Richmond. Oct. 26, 2013. 30-50 Volunteers.
Midnight Macon Mile
Participate in a mile walk/run and pledge to promote “Macon Positive Choices” when it comes to drinking and driving.
When: Saturday March 15th, 2014
What: Mile walk/run
There will be an “after party” in the Alumni Gym with pizza, water and Gatorade!
Cost of entry: $15.00 donation ( all proceeds are being donated to Hanover Cares, and the Menzies Family)
Oyster Roast and Tractor Pull
Assist in the 34th annual Oyster Roast and Tractor Pull Hanover hosted by Habitat for Humanity and the Mechanicsville Ruritan Club.
When: March 29th 2014
Time: 11:00am-5:00pm.Meals served from 1:00-3:00pm rain or shine!
Where: Rain or shine at the Courthouse Ruritan Park in Hanover, VA
Volunteers needed for:
Parking- 15 people needed from 10:30am-6:00pm
Ticketing- 4 people needed from 11:00am-5:00pm
Cooking-15 people needed from 11:00am- 5:00pm
Tractor Pull-4 people needed from 11:00am-5:00pm
Clean up/Breakdown- 15 people needed 5:00pm-7:00-pm