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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

Art Class Assistant: St. Francis

Art on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with our art education programming at Bon Secours: St. Francis. Our program at St. Francis consists of 1-5 participants who are cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers. This specific program meets the bi-weekly on Wednesdays 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. You will assist the lead instructor to set up materials for class, help the participates with their art-making, and clean up after class-lasting 2.5 hours total. Volunteers must have reliable transportation to and from classes. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in working with people in a fun and creative hands-on environment.

Art Class Assistant: Saunders Day Support

Art on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with our art education programming at Saunders Day Support. Saunders Day Support is apart of the Greater Richmond ARC non-profit that "creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities." Our program at Saunders Day Support consists of ~10 participants who have a range of developmental abilities. This specific program meets the weekly on Thursdays 10:00 am to 11:30 am. You will assist the lead instructor to set up materials for class, help the participates with their art-making, and clean up after class-lasting 2.5 hours total. Volunteers must have reliable transportation to and from classes. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in working with people in a fun and creative hands-on environment. Special Instructions Required Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Art on Wheels at a Greater Richmond ARC location! Before volunteering, you must complete the standard on boarding process for ARC Program Support Volunteers: Attend general ARC volunteer orientation (2 hours) Attend human rights training (1.5 hours) Attend sensitivity training (1.5 hours) Observe or shadow another volunteer (minimum of 1 hour) Complete an ARC application (including references) Schedule a one-on-one interview (with me) Pass a background check (minimum of 48 hours) Complete a TB test (negative results) Sign the following: Receipt of ARC volunteer policy manual ARC fraud policy ARC confidentiality agreement ARC liability waiver ARC code of ethics Submit copy of driver’s license To sign up for orientation please email Alison Jones-Nassar: alison.jones-nassar@richmondarc.org

Art Class Assistant: Camp Baker

Art on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with our art education programming at Camp Baker. Camp Baker is apart of the Greater Richmond ARC non-profit that "creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities." Our program at Camp Baker is new this year and is for participants who have a range of developmental abilities. This specific program meets the weekly on Fridays 10:00 am to 11:30 am. You will assist the lead instructor to set up materials for class, help the participates with their art-making, and clean up after class-lasting 2.5 hours total. Volunteers must have reliable transportation to and from classes. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in working with people in a fun and creative hands-on environment. Special Instructions Required Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Art on Wheels at a Greater Richmond ARC location! Before volunteering, you must complete the standard on boarding process for ARC Program Support Volunteers: Attend general ARC volunteer orientation (2 hours) Attend human rights training (1.5 hours) Attend sensitivity training (1.5 hours) Observe or shadow another volunteer (minimum of 1 hour) Complete an ARC application (including references) Schedule a one-on-one interview (with me) Pass a background check (minimum of 48 hours) Complete a TB test (negative results) Sign the following: Receipt of ARC volunteer policy manual ARC fraud policy ARC confidentiality agreement ARC liability waiver ARC code of ethics Submit copy of driver’s license To sign up for orientation please email Alison Jones-Nassar: alison.jones-nassar@richmondarc.org

Art Class Assistant: ARC @ Staples Mill

Art on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with our art education programming at ARC @ Staples Mill. ARC @ Staples Mill is apart of the Greater Richmond ARC non-profit that "creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities." Our program at ARC @ Staples Mill is new this year and is for adults who have a range of developmental abilities. This specific program meets weekly on Mondays 10:00 am to 11:30 am. You will assist the lead instructor to set up materials for class, help the participates with their art-making, and clean up after class-lasting 2.5 hours total. Volunteers must have reliable transportation to and from classes. This is a great opportunity for individuals interested in working with people in a fun and creative hands-on environment. Special Instructions Required Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Art on Wheels at a Greater Richmond ARC location! Before volunteering, you must complete the standard on boarding process for ARC Program Support Volunteers: Attend general ARC volunteer orientation (2 hours) Attend human rights training (1.5 hours) Attend sensitivity training (1.5 hours) Observe or shadow another volunteer (minimum of 1 hour) Complete an ARC application (including references) Schedule a one-on-one interview (with me) Pass a background check (minimum of 48 hours) Complete a TB test (negative results) Sign the following: Receipt of ARC volunteer policy manual ARC fraud policy ARC confidentiality agreement ARC liability waiver ARC code of ethics Submit copy of driver’s license To sign up for orientation please email Alison Jones-Nassar: alison.jones-nassar@richmondarc.org

Invasive Removal at Chapel Island/Great Shiplock Park

Invasive Species Removal at Chapel Island/Great Shiplock Park. Join the James River Park System Task Force in our ongoing invasive species removal project at Chapel Island. We meet every fourth Monday from 1-3pm and focus on different species each month.

Dismantling & Scrapping with GRTC

GRTC is looking for volunteers to assist with dismantling, recycling, and discarding outdated or damaged signs, benches, and other parts. The project takes place at the GRTC facility on Belt Boulevard. Tasks include: using tools to dismantle signs; organizing small and large re-usable parts, moving objects to container for recycling or trash. Required skills: ability to use wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers or willingness to learn; ability to carry or help carry 30+ lbs. We will provide wrenches, screwdrivers, and pliers. Required clothing: closed-toe shoes. Recommended clothing: long pants, work gloves (we will have some work gloves available). The work is outside, with little shade. Time commitment: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Benefits to GRTC: Saves money by re-using what we can; allows paid employees to focus on providing a better GRTC system! Benefits to the environment: Re-use and re-cycle! Benefits to the volunteer: Work outside! Breathe in the fresh fall air! Get a workout moving a big pile of old signs!