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Projects That Need Some Love

1st Annual One Mile Santa Fun Run and Walk

Be a Claus for a Cause at the The Arc of Hanover's 1st Annual One Mile Santa Fun Run and Walk, taking place Saturday December 7th in front of Bass Pro Shops Ashland. Check-in starts at 7am for runners and the run is from 8am to 10am. There will be need to spread holiday cheer from start to finish of the race in many different ways. Join in on the fun!

Invasive Species Removal at The Wetlands

Join The James River Park System as we tackle removing invasive plants from The Wetlands. We will be focusing on removing English Ivy, Winter Creeper and other invasive plants. Be a part of this initiative to help restore The James River Park's natural habitat and tree canopy! Volunteers will be using small hand tools such as loppers and hand saws. All tools and gloves will be provided by JRPS. Please feel free to bring your favorite tool from home and a pair of gloves that you already own. Please bring water and a snack, wear closed toe shoes and dress comfortably for the weather. We will be outside the entirety of the project. We look forward to working with you!

2019 Holiday Party

Each year, The National Alliance on Mental Illness of Central Virginia (NAMI-CVA) hosts a Holiday Party for members, friends, and those living with a mental illness. NAMI CVA wishes to provide a joyful holiday experience, which is a treat to those that may be isolated or without family during the holiday season; many mental health consumers don't get to enjoy any type of holiday celebration. We will be providing a meal at this event and are looking for volunteers to assist in serving the food, preparing the tables, and the clean-up afterwards. Dress code is either all black, all white, or a mixture of the two; dress doesn't have to be formal. This opportunity is a referral and is managed by NAMI-CVA directly. Please express interest below to indicate to the agency your interest in participating. All volunteers who plan to attend must express interest. 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, under "Ways to Volunteer." **Please note, your attendance hours may not be recorded in your HandsOn Greater Richmond account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.

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 monthly on a Saturday from 10:30 AM - 1:30 PM. This opportunity is starting October 26, 2019. 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.

Friends of James River Park Volunteer Day

The James River Park System, a unique part of Richmond’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities, includes over 600 acres of shoreline and islands in the capital of Virginia, extending in 16 sections from the Huguenot Bridge in the west to a half mile beyond the I-95 Bridge in the east. It includes most of the fall line of the James River. Rocks, rapids, meadows, and forests make for an area of unspoiled natural beauty -- a little bit of wilderness in the heart of the city. Volunteers are needed throughout the year at multiple JRPS sites for trash pick-up, trail maintenance, graffiti and invasive plant species removal, and overall clean-up and beautification of parks and the river. Specific tasks and location will be sent to volunteers the week of the upcoming volunteer project. Join the RVA community in keeping the James River Park System the most visited park in Richmond and the reason RVA was voted the best river town in the US! Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather and working conditions around the park. Closed-toe shoes are required, long pants and shirts are encouraged. Expect clothes and shoes to become dirty, possibly wet, or get paint on them, depending on the task for the day. Volunteers should bring their own water bottles and gloves if you have them. Youth volunteers are the responsibility of the adult volunteers serving with them--please use your judgment when registering. 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. Registration for this project will close 12 hours in advance.

"VIP" BUSY BEES....Helping Hands For Babies

SMALL DEEDS ....MAKE BIG DIFFERENCES IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD IN NEED. Want to help babies stay healthy and happy? Be a voice for babies in our community by signing up to Become a "VIP" Busy Bee Volunteer today! You can 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 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.