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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

Art Class Assistant: Camp Baker

Art on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with our art education programming at Camp Baker. Camp Baker is apart of the Greater Richmond ARC non-profit that "creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities." Our program at Camp Baker is new this year and is for participants who have a range of developmental abilities. This specific program meets the weekly on Fridays 10:00 am to 11:30 am. You will assist the lead instructor to set up materials for class, help the participates 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 people in a fun and creative hands-on environment. Special Instructions Required Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Art on Wheels at a Greater Richmond ARC location! Before volunteering, you must complete the standard on boarding process for ARC Program Support Volunteers: Attend general ARC volunteer orientation (2 hours) Attend human rights training (1.5 hours) Attend sensitivity training (1.5 hours) Observe or shadow another volunteer (minimum of 1 hour) Complete an ARC application (including references) Schedule a one-on-one interview (with me) Pass a background check (minimum of 48 hours) Complete a TB test (negative results) Sign the following: Receipt of ARC volunteer policy manual ARC fraud policy ARC confidentiality agreement ARC liability waiver ARC code of ethics Submit copy of driver’s license To sign up for orientation please email Alison Jones-Nassar: alison.jones-nassar@richmondarc.org

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.

Art Class Assistant: ARC @ Staples Mill

Art on Wheels is in need of volunteers to assist with our art education programming at ARC @ Staples Mill. ARC @ Staples Mill is apart of the Greater Richmond ARC non-profit that "creates life-fulfilling opportunities for individuals with disabilities." Our program at ARC @ Staples Mill is new this year and is for adults who have a range of developmental abilities. This specific program meets weekly on Mondays 10:00 am to 11:30 am. You will assist the lead instructor to set up materials for class, help the participates 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 people in a fun and creative hands-on environment. Special Instructions Required Hello and thank you for your interest in volunteering with Art on Wheels at a Greater Richmond ARC location! Before volunteering, you must complete the standard on boarding process for ARC Program Support Volunteers: Attend general ARC volunteer orientation (2 hours) Attend human rights training (1.5 hours) Attend sensitivity training (1.5 hours) Observe or shadow another volunteer (minimum of 1 hour) Complete an ARC application (including references) Schedule a one-on-one interview (with me) Pass a background check (minimum of 48 hours) Complete a TB test (negative results) Sign the following: Receipt of ARC volunteer policy manual ARC fraud policy ARC confidentiality agreement ARC liability waiver ARC code of ethics Submit copy of driver’s license To sign up for orientation please email Alison Jones-Nassar: alison.jones-nassar@richmondarc.org

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 over 100 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.

Featured DIY - Dental Kits

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, DECEMBER 17TH, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Impact: The clinic provides access to medical care for low-income and uninsured residents of Goochland. The goal is to give patients a dental hygiene kit when they come for a dental visit. Last year, 474 patients came for 799 visits in the Dental Clinic. Directions: Fill ziptop plastic bag with the supplies listed below. Write an encouraging note for each bag. Each volunteer should make 5 bags. Supplies: an individually wrapped toothbrush (We are unable to distribute unwrapped toothbrushes, so we can’t use bulk packages of toothbrushes.) toothpaste dental floss a friendly note of encouragement Volunteers should make a minimum of 5 bags. 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 5 dental kits and 5 inspirational cards. There is no maximum contribution for this project, but we will not be able to document more than 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, December 17th between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm OR December 18th 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.

Featured DIY - Hygiene Kits

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, DECEMBER 17TH, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18TH, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Impact: The clinic provides access to medical care for low-income and uninsured residents of Goochland. When patients come for a flu shot or medical services, they can also take home a hygiene kit. Directions: Fill ziptop plastic bag with the supplies listed below. Write an encouraging note for each bag. Each volunteer should make 5 bags. Supplies (travel or regular size): hand sanitizer liquid or bar soap tissues shampoo hand lotion feminine hygiene products: maxipads or tampons a note of encouragement Volunteers should make a minimum of 5 bags. 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 5 hygiene kits and 5 inspirational cards. There is no maximum contribution for this project, but we will not be able to document more than 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, December 17th between 12:00 pm and 1:30 pm OR December 18th 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.