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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

Covington Tree Planting

The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is dedicated to leading, supporting, and inspiring local action to restore and protect the lands, rivers and streams of the Chesapeake Bay watershed. Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is working with Reedy Creek Coalition and the Richmond Parks Department to plant over 40 trees along Reedy Creek. Volunteers will plant trees, dig small holes, mulch, and remove invasives. No experience is required. Volunteers should wear clothes appropriate for working outdoors. All tools and gardening gloves will be provided. Volunteers should bring a waterbottle.

Event Volunteers for 19th Ladybug Fund Winetasting & Silent Auction Fundraiser

Did you know that 100% of last year’s Ladybug volunteers rated their experience as “very enjoyable” and “very worthwhile” and 90% said they would “definitely” volunteer again? Volunteer slots are filling fast for the 19th Annual Ladybug Fund Winetasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser on March 30, 2019 which benefits children with disabilities participating in SOAR365 programs throughout the year. “What a fun night for a great cause! SOAR365's mission of helping those with disabilities meet their daily challenges is something I can happily stand behind.” “The Ladybug Fund Winetasting and Silent Auction is a not only a super fun event to volunteer at, but the proceeds go to an organization that does amazing work.” Volunteers are still needed for: · Volunteer check-in (4-7) · Parking attendant (5-7) · Guest check-in (express and full) (5-7:30) · Roaming Mobile Bidding Assistant (5:30-9) · Auction Attendant (5:30-9) · Auction check-out assistant (8-9:30) · Auction check-out valet (8-9:30) To find out more about these opportunities with Ladybug and claim your slot, please send an email to SOAR365’s Event Manager alison.jones-nassar@soar365.org. This signature event could not be successful without the support of many great volunteers – thank you!

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.

Birth and Baby Fair 2019

Nurture's Fourth Annual Birth & Baby Fair brings together prospective, expectant and new families with the businesses, care providers, and nonprofit organizations that serve them during this exciting and challenging time in their lives. We anticipate 50 vendors and approximately 1000 guests at this event. Volunteering at this event would be fun for anyone interested in learning about pregnancy, birth or early parenting. In previous years we have had great volunteers come from sororities and fraternities. Volunteer needs: Assistance with event set-up Greeting and registering exhibitors and guests Assisting with raffle Event breakdown Miscellaneous activities associated with event Experienced photographers with their own professional equipment. For more info on the volunteer photography opportunities please email our volunteer contact by clicking the link under any shift below. Volunteers will be scheduled from 2 hour to half day shifts between the hours of 7:30am and 4:30 pm. We welcome volunteers who wish to work more than one shift. Recommended but not required is a pre-event meeting at the space.

Handy Bandy Clean-up Day 2019

Come join us for the annual Friends of Bandy Field Work Day! Help us clean up this wonderful park in the West End of Richmond. We'll be cutting down vines that harm the trees, cleaning up debris, and other odd jobs. The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay is helping the Friends of Bandy Field, Inc., recruit volunteers for this event. Friends of Bandy Field is a community organization made up of supporters of the preservation and beautification of Bandy field, an 18-acre city park in West End Richmond located along Three Chopt Road, as a open, green space natural area for the enjoyment and passive recreation of the communities that surround the Park and for citizens throughout the City of Richmond. The Friends of Bandy Field works to keep any trash that may accumulate on the park from time to time picked up and to keep invasive plants from infesting and consuming the Parks foliaged perimeter and the its 2-acre central woods. Meet at the entrance to Bandy Field. See your My Account after you've been confirmed for more detailed directions. Please dress appropriately for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring a pair of work gloves if you have them. Rain Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019

Art Class Assistant: Brandermill Woods

Art on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with our art education programming at Brandermill Woods. Brandermill Woods is an "active retirement and assisted living community" and our programs are for residents who have Alzheimer's and dementia. This specific program meets the first Monday of every month from 10:00-11:30 am. You will assist the lead instructor to set up materials for class, help the participants 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 older adults in a fun and creative hands-on environment.