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Projects That Need Some Love

Food Rescue / Food Storage

Volunteers will assist in obtaining donated food items and inventory, documenting the weight (if necessary) and putting away the items in our storage rooms. St. Thomas' Food Pantry addresses hunger, loneliness and neglect in our city by providing our neighbors with nutritious food, positive social interactions and educational information focusing on healthy lifestyles. You may sign up for multiple shifts per day, if space is available. Please wear comfortable, clean clothes. For your best experience at the food pantry, please take note of the following: Wear closed-toed shoes (for safety reasons, open-toed shoes and sandals are discouraged) Wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting a little dirty. Anything that dangles could be a safety risk, so please plan to keep larger earrings, necklaces, or similar items at home or stored in a locker. Volunteering at the food pantry is a family-friendly experience, so please avoid attire with curse words, or suggestive language and/or pictures.

Urban Spring/Summer Gardening

Eden's Urban Farm (Eden's Community Garden) would love to have your assistance in prepping and planting our beds and plots for spring and summer vegetable and flower planting. Other task may include weeding, watering, and general gardening projects. *The garden is located on the left side of Second Baptist Church (Southside). There is plenty of parking. Wear comfortable clothing, bring your water and snacks and have some fun as we "grow together"! Join us in the garden!

Setup and Inventory

St. Thomas' Food Pantry addresses hunger, loneliness and neglect in our city by providing our neighbors with nutritious food, positive social interactions and educational information focusing on healthy lifestyles. Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, sort through food to ensure freshness, assist guests with food selection and grocery bagging, and maintain general organization of the area. You may sign up for multiple shifts per day, if space is available. Please wear comfortable, clean clothes that will enable you to help set up chairs, arrange tables, move cases of canned goods, stock shelves and display inventory. Perks include: Volunteer refreshments (coffee, lemonade and Panera bakery items!), making new friends, discovering new recipes and nutrition informatio For your best experience at the food pantry, please take note of the following: Wear closed-toed shoes (for safety reasons, open-toed shoes and sandals are discouraged) Wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting a little dirty. Anything that dangles could be a safety risk, so please plan to keep larger earrings, necklaces, or similar items at home or stored in a locker. Volunteering at the food pantry is a family-friendly experience, so please avoid attire with curse words, or suggestive language and/or pictures. Other shifts may be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please inquire for more details.

Onsite Food Distribution Assistant

St. Thomas' Food Pantry addresses hunger, loneliness and neglect in our city by providing our neighbors with nutritious food, positive social interactions and educational information focusing on healthy lifestyles. Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, sort through food to ensure freshness, assist guests with food selection and grocery bagging, and maintain general organization of the area. You may sign up for multiple shifts per day, if spots are available. Please wear comfortable, clean clothes that will enable you to assist guests with food selection, bag groceries, maintain stock and arrange inventory. Perks include volunteer refreshments (Panera cookies and bakery items), making new friends, discovering new recipes and nutrtion information Other shifts are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays - please message for details.

Weekly Volunteer Days

Join the Richmond National Battlefield Park every THURSDAY from 9am-12pm with outdoor projects at various battlefield sites. Past projects have included trail maintenance, earthwork preservation, invasive species removal, dragonfly surveying, and more! Location and projects change weekly, so the volunteer coordinator will send you an email the week of with more details.

Food Re-Stocking and Storage

St. Thomas' Food Pantry addresses hunger, loneliness and neglect in our city by providing our neighbors with nutritious food, positive social interactions and educational information focusing on healthy lifestyles. Volunteers are needed to stock shelves, sort through food to ensure freshness, assist guests with food selection and grocery bagging, and maintain general organization of the area. You may sign up for multiple shifts per day, if space is available. Please wear comfortable, clean clothes that will enable you to clean up the shopping area, break down tables, stack chairs, sort and re-stock food in our storage area. Perks include: Volunteer refreshments (coffee, lemonade and Panera bakery items!), making new friends, discovering new recipes and nutrition information For your best experience at the food pantry, please take note of the following: Wear closed-toed shoes (for safety reasons, open-toed shoes and sandals are discouraged) Wear comfortable clothing you don't mind getting a little dirty. Anything that dangles could be a safety risk, so please plan to keep larger earrings, necklaces, or similar items at home or stored in a locker. Volunteering at the food pantry is a family-friendly experience, so please avoid attire with curse words, or suggestive language and/or pictures. Other shifts may be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please inquire for more details.