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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

Maymont Mansion Basement Clean Up

The Maymont Mansion team is in need of a few volunteers to help with a summer clean-up project. Volunteers will work alongside mansion staff to clean debris from the "moat" area beneath the front porch. All tools and supplies will be provided.

Have dinner with those fighting homelessness and returning to their community!

Join Real Chances, Inc at the Richmond Urban Ministry Institute (RUMI) in changing the lives of our residents! These men are fighting homelessness and returning to their community. During their time with us, we give them opportunities for people to serve and enjoy dinner with them, sharing their lives and encouraging the residents. Dinner starts with setup at 4:30PM and runs to 6:00PM Monday to Friday. For more information, express interest below!

Meal Crew

The Doorways, an independent nonprofit organization, is one of the oldest hospitality houses in the U.S. It is the 2nd largest in the country, with 115 rooms, and is the largest that operates on donations only. The Doorways tries to create a home-like environment for their out of town guests, who are patients receiving treatment in area hospitals, or their families. Each evening, the number of guests eating is 60-70 people. Volunteers will each be responsible for bringing a ready-to-eat, homemade, fresh, potluck meal or dessert item to feed the group. For example, if a family/team of four signs up, they should bring four dishes. It's best to bring ready-to-eat food due to space and it allows time for fellowship with guests. There is a full kitchen if items need to be heated or finalized. Volunteers will also talk and play cards and other board games (bring yours to share!) with guests, many of whom are exhausted after many hours at the hospital and are grateful for a home-cooked meal and human interaction. The volunteer leader will coordinate what you are bringing after you register to ensure there is food coverage. Donations of non-perishable food items are also welcome. Please wear closed-toe shoes and clothing you can prepare and serve food in. There is limited free parking in the on-site garage. Some street parking is also available. Please allow enough time for parking and walking. See your "My Account" for more detailed parking instructions. All volunteers who plan to attend must be registered. This includes youth. If the post indicates adults must be present, youth and adults must register using the team functionality. To learn more about our team functionality, please view our Volunteer with a Group page. If allowed on the project, any youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a parent-signed youth waiver to the project. The waiver can be found after sign up on the confirmation page or by visiting our Volunteer with Youth page. Registration for this project will close 48 hours in advance.

BUSY BEES....Helping Hands For Babies

SMALL DEEDS ....MAKE BIG DIFFERENCES IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD IN NEED. Become a Busy Bee Volunteer. Want to help babies stay healthy and happy? Help by participating in project based solutions to improve the health and welfare of Virginia's infants and toddlers because no baby should go hungry or wear reused diapers. Time Commitment: Flexible, Project Based Activities A. Volunteer Coordinator -Supervise volunteers at the Richmond location. B. Administrative Assistant - Assist on diaper pick-up and donation drop-off days. Volunteer a minimum of 4 hours a week in Richmond. UNLESS SOMEONE LIKE YOU CARES A WHOLE AWFUL LOT, NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER. IT'S NOT." Dr. Seuss This opportunity is a referral and is managed by UBB Community Cares Program directly. Please express interest below to indicate to the agency your interest in participating.

The Diaper Brigade

Volunteers are needed to sort, package and label diapers and other baby essentials for families in crisis. The impact is to end babies remaining in soiled diapers for extended periods of time and wearing too small items or not having what is essential to thrive. Time commitment - Opportunities available weekly on a Wednesday from 10 AM - 6 PM. This opportunity is on-going starti6g May 29, 2019. (Time commiment flexible) This opportunity is a referral and is managed by UBB directly. Please express interest below to indicate to the agency your interest in participating. **Please note, your attendance hours are recorded in your HandsOn Greater Richmond account upon request by the agency.

Food Rescue

Volunteers will pick-up donated food from a local grocery store, document the weight and put 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.