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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

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.

Invasive Species Removal at Great Shiplock Park/Chapel Island

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.

Featured DIY - Awareness Ribbons

PLEASE NOTE: DIY DROP-OFF HAS CHANGED. DO NOT DROP OFF AT THE BOULDERS, OUR OFFICES HAVE MOVED. DROP OFF AT NEW OFFICES: 3409 W. MOORE STREET, RICHMOND, VA 23230 DROP OFF DAYS/TIMES: MONDAY, JANUARY 28TH, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM TUESDAY, JANUARY 29TH, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM IMPACT: NAMI Virginia promotes recovery and seeks to improve the lives of Virginians with serious mental illness through education, support, resources, advocacy, and anti-stigma campaigns. Community education is a large part of their mission and to that end, NAMI Virginia makes great use of awareness ribbons at public events. These ribbons provide the wearer an opportunity to show support to those in the community dealing with mental health challenges as well as a conversation starter if someone doesn’t recognize it. DIY volunteers will be crafting mental health awareness ribbons that will allow NAMI Virginia to provide to their members, friends and allies in the community free of charge. Each volunteer should make a minimum of 25 ribbons. See the "How To" section below for a link to instructions on how to make the ribbons. Supplies: Lime green ribbon, usually ⅜” wide. Most stores have a variety of ribbons you can buy: some with polka dots, stitching up the side, zebra print, and more. Avoid the ribbons with sheer in them as the glue will make them look messy. Flatbacked safety pins (¾” wide) E6000 or QuickGrip Glue - Do not substitute a weaker glue or the safety pins will come off quickly. Hot glue guns may be used as a last resort, but are very difficult due to the heat and stringiness of the glue. Clear School Glue Work surface covering (newspaper, paper towels, cardstock) Wet Wipes How To: 1. Sign up for the project by clicking the button below. Every person who plans to volunteer (including youth) must sign up. You can create a volunteer team to sign up your group or family members. Read about how to create and manage teams. 2. Review the instructions and supply list. 3. DIY! We ask that each participant make a minimum of 25 ribbons. There is no maximum contribution for this project, but we will only be able to document 3 service hours for any DIY project. 4. Bring your completed DIY to the NEW HandsOn office (3409 W. Moore Street, Richmond, Va 23230) Monday, January 28th between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm OR Janury 29th between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm. Confirmed participants will receive 3 hours for submitting materials within these drop off times. No DIY form is needed.

Health Fair Screening Volunteer

Join us to screen over 100 people for kidney disease. We are looking for a knock out team of volunteers interested in health to assist the National Kidney Foundation with screening the Richmond community for kidney disease as a part of the Richmond Women's Health &Fitness Expo on Feb. 2th, 2019 presented by CBS6! This is a fantastic opportunity for students interested in a career in health services, current or retired health professionals, and anyone interested in serving others and improving the well being of their community. Medical experience is preferred but not required. Opportunities include helping register participants, conducting family history surveys, evaluating BMI, conducting blood pressure tests, assisting with a urine analysis screening, clinical consultation, program evaluation of participants, and distribution of information and resources. There are two volunteer shifts 9:00am to 12:30pm, 12:00pm to 4:30pm or you are welcome to volunteer the entire event. Come out for a day of fun, a great cause, and the opportunity to help make Richmond a healthier place.

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.

Volunteer Training Session for Education Program Assistants

The James River Association is looking for flexible and enthusiastic volunteers to assist our education staff this spring! Volunteers will help deliver outdoor watershed education programs for middle and high school students. With watershed-wide programming, volunteers will assist with different program areas based on their own interest and location. Volunteers must be willing to work in all weather conditions and be confident in their physical ability. Sign up to let us know you want to come to this informational session to learn more about program needs and how you can get involved!