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Projects That Need Some Love

RPS Shines! 2019 Beautification Days

Ready to get started? Volunteer groups, families, and community partners can help in a number of ways, including planting, painting, building, assembling and cleaning. Volunteer projects will take place at Richmond Public School sites all around the city between June and August. Scroll down and sign up to volunteer today! What to Wear Wear closed toed shoes and clothing that you don't mind getting dirty What to Bring snacks, water bottles, work gloves, eye protection Are you interested in donating supplies or funds for our Beautification Days? Click HERE to contribute! RPS Shines! Beautification Sites Select a site below in which to volunteer:

Food Rescue

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.

World Series Baseball Tournament Support

We are Chesterfield Baseball Clubs, Inc (CBC), a non-profit organization that partners with Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation to offer recreational baseball programs to players between the ages of 4-18. CBC hosts the PONY Bronco-11 World Series tournament that brings in teams from around the globe to play youth baseball at Harry G. Daniel Park at Ironbridge. We have teams from the US competing as well as international teams such as Mexico, Curacao, and China. We expect to have 150 players and 500-1,000 spectators each day for the World Series. In addition, the Mustang Zone tournament will be played at the same location the same weekend. There will also be a Miracle League of Richmond event. We are currently looking for volunteers to help work the event. Primarily we need folks to help take money for the event at the front gate, sell drinks and snacks, keep score, sell souvenirs, and simply help pitch in to make this a fun event for everyone. This is an outdoor event in a park setting. We encourage you to wear weather appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Parking is located nearby. Water will be available.

Onsite Food Distribution Assistant: 7:30 am to 9:30 am

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 from 7:30 - 9:30 am 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.

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!

Onsite Food Distribution Assistant: 8:30 am to 1:00 pm

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 - 8:30 am to 1:00 pm 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.