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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

Cumberland Work Day

United States Equine Rescue League is a non-profit dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of abused and neglected horses. One of our adopters has had to move unexpectedly and needs help readying her new home for her adopted horses. Volunteers will be removing barbed wire, putting up new electric fencing, clearing brush, and assisting with a simple run in shelter. Long sleeves and pants, and heavy duty workgloves are required, and volunteers should bring any tools they have (wire cutters, hammers, etc). Water will be provided, please bring your own snacks/lunch.

6/23/18 10:00 AM +more

Summer Volunteers: Farm, Nature Center, and Environmental Education

With summer camps and programs around the corner, Maymont's Education and Habitats teams are searching for weekly and bi-weekly volunteers. Environmental Education (15+): Gallery Interpreters, Discovery Room Supervisors, and various Education Program Support volunteers are needed as summer camps and programs kick into full swing. Positions are available in the Nature Center, at the Farm, and across the grounds. Orientation interviews are scheduled individually. Environmental Education positions are for individuals ages 15+, or adult/youth teams. Habitats (18+): Zoology volunteers work with Maymont’s Animal Keepers at the Barn or Aquarists in the Nature Center Aquarium exhibits. These positions are 18+ and require an orientation-- offered the first Sunday of every month. Express Interest with any questions or to get started!

Through 9/29/18

Richmond VegFest

If you want to meet friends for life, consider spending 3-4 hours assisting at the 16th Richmond VegFest to help us show the world how fun, healthy, environmental, and healthy it is to be vegan in RVA! We need assistance with welcoming vendors, assisting visitors, directing parking, helping with the children's area, and even clean up. Our event is 100% run by volunteers. We would not be able to have a festival if not for YOU. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a4ca4a829aafd0-richmond2

6/23/18 7:00 AM

Environmental Outreach at Richmond Vegetarian Festival

Come join us for RVA Veggie Fest at the Sierra Club booth! We will be talking to families about environmental issues especially climate change, collecting petitions and generally having a fun time raising awareness. We will be running a booth with activities for kids to have fun and learn about recycling through different hands on games. We will break the festival up into two shifts (12:00pm-2:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm & 4:00-6:00pm). We might also need some help setting up and cleaning up so look out for more information. The Richmond Vegetarian Festival is a fun and free annual festival in Richmond, Virginia. It has been held every year since 2003 and is 100% organized by volunteers. One of Richmond's great outdoor summer festivals, it's a lot of fun no matter your interest or background - there's something for everyone! Lots of great vendors that showcase the resources available in the local area, a ton of great live music, speakers, food demonstrations, and of course some of the best food you'll ever taste. All for free - can't beat it for a fun summer day. Whether or not you're vegetarian - it's fun for everyone! Among the crowd of 10,000 to 12,000 that come out every year, the majority are non-vegetarians.

6/23/18 4:00 PM +more

Fundraising Expert

Rise Phoenix Rise, Inc. is an animal-assisted wellness program for mental health peers in the Richmond, VA area. As a small, growing nonprofit, fundraising is paramount to the viability and sustainability of our organization to bring together mental health peers and rescued companion animals. Volunteers in this position will develop a fundraising strategy to implement and encourage, motivate, and empower the other stakeholders within RPR to participate in the fundraising efforts. The dress is work casual. Volunteers should bring with them enthusiasm and ideas to help RPR's goals come to fruition. Volunteers should be free from any history of barrier crimes and be willing to submit to a background check. Fun experiences with the dedicated animals of RPR are awaiting! Volunteers are asked to commit to 1 year with Rise Phoenix Rise, Inc.

Through 7/31/18

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Organization Information Mission: to provide a safe, stigma-free environment where mental health peers can have the opportunity to interact with companion animals as well as participate in various activities that promote healthy mental hygiene. Summary of Programs: peer support groups incorporating animals as a modality, one-to-one peer support, public education about Animal Assisted Activities, public education about care and responsibility of animal ownership, assistance in connecting mental health peers with rescue animals Year Founded: 2015 Current budget: $1000 (up for review) Total Paid Staff: 0 (soon to be 3) Total Individuals Served Per Year: 150 Board Information Current Board Size: 5 Length of Board Member Term: 3 years (up for review) Board Meeting Frequency: quarterly Current Committees: none Fundraising Requirements/Expectations: active participation Additional Expectations of Time/Resources: participation in special events, like booths at local events Current Needs Position Title: Member-at-large Qualifications sought (Knowledge, skills, community relationships, values, interests): financial knowledge a plus, fundraising techniques desired, animal lovers, mental health peers Application Process: express interest and additional steps will be sent to you.

Through 8/7/18