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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

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!

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.

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 - 4 PM. This opportunity is on-going starting 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.

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:

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.