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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.
With summer camps and programs around the corner, Maymont's Education and Habitats teams are searching for weekly and bi-weekly volunteers.
Environmental Education (15+): Gallery Interpreters, Discovery Room Supervisors, and various Education Program Support volunteers are needed as summer camps and programs kick into full swing. Positions are available in the Nature Center, at the Farm, and across the grounds. Orientation interviews are scheduled individually. Environmental Education positions are for individuals ages 15+, or adult/youth teams.
Habitats (18+): Zoology volunteers work with Maymont’s Animal Keepers at the Barn or Aquarists in the Nature Center Aquarium exhibits. These positions are 18+ and require an orientation-- offered the first Sunday of every month. Express Interest with any questions or to get started!
Rise Phoenix Rise, Inc. is an animal-assisted wellness program for mental health peers in the Richmond, VA area. As a small, growing nonprofit, fundraising is paramount to the viability and sustainability of our organization to bring together mental health peers and rescued companion animals. Volunteers in this position will develop a fundraising strategy to implement and encourage, motivate, and empower the other stakeholders within RPR to participate in the fundraising efforts. The dress is work casual. Volunteers should bring with them enthusiasm and ideas to help RPR's goals come to fruition. Volunteers should be free from any history of barrier crimes and be willing to submit to a background check. Fun experiences with the dedicated animals of RPR are awaiting! Volunteers are asked to commit to 1 year with Rise Phoenix Rise, Inc.
Mission: to provide a safe, stigma-free environment where mental health peers can have the opportunity to interact with companion animals as well as participate in various activities that promote healthy mental hygiene.
Summary of Programs: peer support groups incorporating animals as a modality, one-to-one peer support, public education about Animal Assisted Activities, public education about care and responsibility of animal ownership, assistance in connecting mental health peers with rescue animals
Year Founded: 2015
Current budget: $1000 (up for review)
Total Paid Staff: 0 (soon to be 3)
Total Individuals Served Per Year: 150
Current Board Size: 5
Length of Board Member Term: 3 years (up for review)
Board Meeting Frequency: quarterly
Current Committees: none
Fundraising Requirements/Expectations: active participation
Additional Expectations of Time/Resources: participation in special events, like booths at local events
Position Title: Member-at-large
Qualifications sought (Knowledge, skills, community relationships, values, interests): financial knowledge a plus, fundraising techniques desired, animal lovers, mental health peers
Application Process: express interest and additional steps will be sent to you.