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The Capital Region Collaborative brings together government, business, and community partners to identify priorities to improve the quality of life across the Richmond Region of Virginia. Volunteerism is a key strategy in moving the indicators in those areas forward and YOU can be a part of it.


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Projects That Need Some Love

Glenwood Farm's Farmers Market

Glenwood Farms participates weekly in two local Farmers Markets: Thursdays from 4:00PM to 7:00PM, hosted at the Richmond Urban Ministry Institute and Saturdays at Dorey Park from 9:00AM to 1:00PM. We are looking for volunteers to help us with set-up, break down and selling of our produce. You will get the opprotunity to learn more about how the Farm, as well as our other non-profits work and have the opprotunity to meet other locally concious participants. Come give back and support your local community and enviroment, while making friends as well!

6/21/18 4:00 PM +more

10th Annual Citywide Back to School Rally

This marks our tenth year in service to the Richmond community with providing free school supplies to any student who attends a Richmond Public School. To commemorate our 10th year in service our goal is to provide 10,000 backpacks to students in the Richmond area for FREE! We need your help to ensure our rally goes smoothly as planned on August 4. We need volunteers to assist in the parking lot, the lines that will form, set up, break down, and stuffing the backpacks. All vlounteers are asked to donate a backpack! Date of event: August 4, 2018 Place: Richmond Raceway (follow the parking attendants) Time: Volunteers arrive at 8am A light breakfast will be provided

8/4/18 8:00 AM

Interfaith People's Climate March Coordinator

There will be a Global Climate Action Summit in California this September. There are potential plans for actions in every US state and other countries around the world on September 8, 2018 in support of the Summit. Throughout 2018, using the Global Climate Action Summit and the 2018 mid-term elections as motivating moments, the Peoples Climate Movement will execute a comprehensive organizing, mobilizing, and movement-building program. After launching this spring and escalating throughout the summer, 2018 plans will manifest on September 8th in hundreds of climate action events across the country with tens of thousands of engaged climate-minded people taking to the streets. People's Climate Movement will be calling for a transition to a new 100% clean and renewable energy future that creates millions of family sustaining jobs, and ensures that racial and economic justice are core to action on climate in every community. Our communities, our planet, and our future depend on a climate movement that reaches all corners of this country. To change everything, it takes everyone — and with your help we can build a sustainable world for generations to come. We are looking for a volunteer to help coordinate Virginia Interfaith Power and Light's (VAIPL's) outreach to faith communities across the state to highlight local actions supporting the summit. If you like saving the planet, communicating, coordinating, meeting new people, working in a team, and chatting on the phone, this is the volunteer opportunity for you! Please contact Kendyl Crawford at kcrawford@vaipl.org for additional information. Volunteer times are flexible and can be remote. Approximately 4 hours a week.

Through 7/31/18

Better Housing Coalition Backpack Drive

School supplies, books and clothing can really add up. For instance, we calculated that a backpack full of the school supplies required by our public school system can easily run more than $100. For families with low-to-moderate incomes like many of those living in a Better Housing Coalition rental community, meeting daily expenses is already a challenge; and the added costs of back-to-school preparedness puts added pressure on a tightly stretched budget. Families with more than one child are especially hit hard; and due to other financial priorities are often unable to afford all of the tools their children need to perform well in school. For the second year, we are hosting a backpack and supply drive! Last year volunteers generously donated nearly $10,000 in school supplies providing much-needed and appreciated budget relief to families living in BHC's Lincoln Mews and Winchester Greens communities. This year we have a goal of 150 fully stocked bags for the youth who are participating in our on-site programming. This activity is perfect for groups and individuals, and it can be completed at your leisure (so long as it's before July 13th). Interested? It's easy to help out! Just follow the steps below. Decide if you'd like to fill an elementary, middle/high school bag, or a combination of both. Buy the supplies on the lists below. Stuff the bag. Drop off your filled bag to BHC's Main Office (23 W. Broad St., Ste 100) by July 13th. Feel great that you helped a child be prepared for his/her first day of school! If you have questions, please contact Sarah Fernald, s.emmich@betterhousingcoalition.org. Supply lists: Elementary School 3 packs #2 pencils (no mechanical) 1 package of highlighters 2 boxes crayons 6 primary composition notebooks 1 three-ring binder 1.5" 2 packs wide-ruled notebook paper 12 glue sticks 1 package colored pencils 1 package unscented markers 2 pairs safety scissors 2 boxes tissues 6 folders w/ inside pockets & prongs 1 pencil sharpener w/ shavings holder 1 pair of earbuds 1 pencil box/pouch 1 container of disinfectant wipes 2 large pink erasers 1 gender-neutral backpack Middle/High School 2 marble composition notebooks 1 three-ring binder 2" 1 package of highlighters 2 packs black or blue pens 1 pack colored pencils 1 pair scissors 1 zippered pencil case 1 pack glue sticks 2 5-subject notebooks (college ruled) 2 3-subject notebooks (college ruled) 1 flash drive 3 packs of loose leaf paper 3 packs #2 pencils (no mechanical) 1 handheld pencil sharpener 1 package of dividers 2 large pink erasers 2 packs of 3x5 index cards 1 gender-neutral backpack

Through 7/13/18

Environmental Education Event: Nature Cat at Maymont

Maymont will be hosting a family event featuring the PBS character, Nature Cat. We are partnering with our local PBS station to provide fun, family activities at the Farm, including crafts, games, activities, live animal presentations, and more. We will need volunteers to assist in set up and breakdown, activity stations (at least 10 stations), taking photos at the event, check-in/registration table, handing out wristbands, information/directions, etc.

7/21/18 10:00 AM

Join the STORY Board of Directors!

STORY is currently recruiting members of the community to join its fundraising Board of Directors. This is a working position with an expectation of 8 hours per month. STORY is in its third year of operations and volunteers expressing interest can expect to work on fundraising projects, develop individual donor database, strategic planning, marketing and communications and more. We are in need of persons with fundraising, financial and marketing experience. It is strongly preferred that persons expressing interest not be serving on more than one board. All board members are expected to contribute $250 annually and assist the organization increase its general operating funds. Board meetings occur four times annually and committee meetings are monthly. Initial terms are one year and can be renewed. A full job description is available upon request.

Through 6/15/19