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Projects That Need Some Love

Transplant seedlings at the Fit4Kids Greenhouse

When you are volunteering, please follow these tips for healthy volunteering. HandsOn Greater Richmond emphasizes the importance of wearing a mask, social distancing, and not volunteering if you don't feel well. Join us at Fit4Kids Greenhouse space in eastern Henrico and help us transplant all kinds of seedlings such as greens, herbs, benas, cauliflower, celery, flowers and MUCH more! Fit4Kids will donate thousands of seedlings to local gardening initiatives and will also plant in our school gardens. You will mix the soil and transplant individual seedlings into single pots or four-packs. We may have some other greenhouse tasks such as making plant labels and sorting seeds into packets. Masks required. And we will set up work stations to adhere to social distancing guidelines. Dress comfortably for the weather and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Be sure to wear closed-toe shoes and bring garden/work gloves if you have them. We will have extras if you need them. Bring your own water, snacks or any other personal items. A bathroom is available on site.

Restore Clean Up Mondays!

When you are volunteering, please follow these tips for healthy volunteering. HandsOn Greater Richmond emphasizes the importance of wearing a mask, social distancing, and not volunteering if you don't feel well. Come join Habitat for humanity on a special clean up day! Times: Roane: Every second Monday of the month. Mall: The last Monday of the month. Activities: Organizing seasonal supplies, hardware, and more. Decluttering our store. Cleaning and sanitizing. Locations: 1201 Mall Drive Chesterfield VA and 1901 Roane Street, Richmond, VA 23222

No More Lonely Soles - Sign Up for Individuals (NOT A SIGN-UP FOR GROUPS)

Volunteer Project: By volunteering at the Soles4Souls warehouse, you get the opportunity to help process the shoes brought in from the community and retailers. Each bag/box that the shoes come in needs to be opened so that the shoes can be paired together. You can stay as little or as long as you’d like. We will write you a service letter if needed for however much time you spend processing. Soles4Souls Mission: Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. It’s estimated that 21 billion pounds of textile waste is dumped in landfills every year. That makes up more than 5% of all municipal waste generated every year. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has diverted 23.8 million pounds of shoes and clothes from landfills and instead created meaningful economic opportunities and helped provide new shoes for those in need around the globe. Gently-worn shoes collected help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Here is the impact an entrepreneur can make with the sale of 1, 20 or 30 pairs of shoes. 1 pair of shoes can provide 5 meals for Marie-Ange and her family in Haiti, 20 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti and 30 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of schooling for Tracy’s daughter in Honduras. Other Ask: Please feel free to bring used shoes/clothing with you to donate! Directions: Soles4Souls is in a shared building (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ste. E). When approaching the building you will see a long chain link fence on the perimeter, a ton of parked and sometimes active semi trucks and a long building. Make an immediate right turn when you come into the parking lot and go all the way to the end of the building where our warehouse is located. You can park anywhere in front of our space. The warehouse does NOT have AC/Heat so dress accordingly. Also, please wear comfortable clothing as this includes a lot of bending and moving. You’re welcome to play music in the warehouse so feel free to bring a speaker. IMPORTANT Information Before Signing Up: GROUPS ARE WELCOME BUT NEED TO SCHEDULE THEIR TIME SEPARATELY - DO NOT REGISTER THROUGH THIS POST - SIGN UP HERE INSTEAD: https://calendly.com/soles4soulsva/volunteer-group ALL Volunteers must submit waiver and Covid questionnaire before volunteering - must be filled out at least 24 hours prior to service: https://forms.gle/2RSJxh33yLJX8djV8 Masks are REQUIRED - theree are cloth and disposable masks available if you forget yours We provide sanitizer and encourage frequent hand-washing COURT-RELATED: MINORS: You must be accompanied throughout the duration of your service by an adult. ADULTS: You must show documentation from the courts regarding your need for service hours prior to coming to the facility. ALL: We do not accept the following charges having to do with larceny, theft, forgery, breaking & entering, assault, felonies, civil disobedience charges, and any violent or sexual offenses. We also do not take charges for selling and distributing drugs. You must pick up a volunteer hours log at the Regional Center and have a Supervisor at Soles4Souls sign this at the end of each volunteer shift. MUST Submit this Court-Related Waiver and Disclousure Form: https://forms.gle/jqGX4jrp7zRLEr7w9

AOG Food Processing

When you are volunteering, please follow these tips for healthy volunteering. HandsOn Greater Richmond emphasizes the importance of wearing a mask, social distancing, and not volunteering if you don't feel well. Help process our Panera Bread and Chick-Fil-A donations that we receive every Tuesday and Wednesday morning and Monday and Friday afternoons at our food pantry. Volunteers will make bread bags, package bagels and deserts, and make lunches to send to Doorways and other communities in need. If you are interested in volunteering please select a date and complete our Volunteer Application so that we have your infromation on file.

Mobile Produce Pantry - Produce Distribution at the Sacred Heart Center

World U.P. is dedicated to creating peacefully diverse communities. Our Mobile Produce Pantry cultivates food security in food deserts, through the distribution of produce to community members who lack access to fresh and nutrient-rich foods. Access to healthy foods creates food security within communities and healthy minds that allow communities to live together peacefully without the judgment of others. We are in need of passionate volunteers to help us run our monthly Mobile Produce Pantry distribution in Manchester. Volunteers will: help set up and organize booth; distribute produce, coffee, and water; and engage with community members. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and wear comfortable, and weather-appropriate clothing. COVID-19 PROCEDURES With the presence of COVID-19, World U.P. has undertaken the following procedures to mitigate exposure and ensure the safety of its Staff, Volunteers, and the communities we serve: Anyone who is experiencing COVID symptoms is encouraged to stay home. All Staff & Volunteers will be required to have their temperature checked upon arrival. All Staff & Volunteers are required to wear masks. Enforcing 6-feet social distance requirements. Requiring and providing gloves to all of our Staff & Volunteers Pantry Occupancy Limited to 2 people Fulfilling orders at each door to continue to assure choice-model Discontinuing coffee services and/or other self-serve extras We will not be accepting reusable bags. Recyclable Plastic bags or cardboard boxes, where possible, will be used to distribute food items

Wheelchair Ramp Build - Change a life forever in just one day

When you are volunteering, please follow these tips for healthy volunteering. HandsOn Greater Richmond emphasizes the importance of wearing a mask, social distancing, and not volunteering if you don't feel well. Team up with us to build a modular steel wheelchair ramp for a local neighbor in need. RampsRVA will provide all material (modular system, system design, nuts/bolts/washers, all necessary tools, masks, gloves).