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Projects That Need Some Love

Weekly Volunteer Days

Join the Richmond National Battlefield Park every THURSDAY from 9am-12pm with outdoor projects at various battlefield sites. Past projects have included trail maintenance, earthwork preservation, invasive species removal, dragonfly surveying, and more! Location and projects change weekly, so the volunteer coordinator will send you an email the week of with more details.

One Richmond, One Book - Westover Hills Elementary

The Fall 2019 One Richmond, One Book program will take place from October 7th to October 25th. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage students throughout Richmond City Elementary Schools by reading to classes and leading activities. The featured title for this fall is The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies. Through this story, Richmond students will go through the judicial process of class 4-0's trial to determine if their classmate if innocent or guilty of an accused crime. Through reading and leading activities, Volunteers will guide students through the trial while keeping them engaged with the book and interested in continuing the story. There are two primary roles to choose from: In-Class Readers and Activity Leaders. Occurrences range from 30 minutes to an hour. Occurrences that are an hour long may require reading and leading an activity. In-Class Readers: Read a chapter to students during the school day Exemplify community involvement Provide at least one opportunity of exposure to the book Activity Leaders Lead book related activities Build enthusiasm to continue reading the book Create a fun and exciting environment that reinforces the culture of literacy All volunteers must attend an orientation and complete a background check before signing up for an occurrence.

Onsite Grave Recording

Historic Evergreen Cemetery is a historic African-American cemetery, created in 1891 and located in Richmond's East End. It is the resting place for many of Richmond’s African-American leaders of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Maggie L. Walker, John Mitchell, Jr., and Rev. J. Andrew Bowler. There are an estimated 20,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect. Please join us for grave recording. As a grave recorder, you will help to end the cycle of neglect at Evergreen by learning about the intricacies of preserving the African American legacies at Historic Evergreen Cemetery. The grave recording team will work on tens of thousands of graves, measuring them, recording epitaphs, taking pictures, recording locations, and much more. Under instructions from the Department of Historic Resources, you will inventory the grave markers in preparation for future restoration at Evergreen. All tools will be provided. Wear closed-toe, waterproof shoes and long pants. We will be getting dirty because we often uncovered lost gravestones.

Charlotte Acres Incubator Farm

Tricycle is Richmond’s leading urban agriculture nonprofit organization, and is on a mission to grow a healthy future through urban agriculture. Charlotte Acres Incubator Farm supports our efforts to improve access to locally grown food to all members of our community, while also growing a new generation of farmers to feed our community. This farm supports graduates (Certified Urban Agriculturists) of Tricycle’s Urban Agriculture Fellowship & Certification program as they launch their businesses, farm this beautiful land, and grow food and flowers for our communities. The farm includes: Four half acre incubator plots and a ¼ acre food access plot that supports Richmond’s Citywide Healthy Food Access Program - Corner Farm and food access programs with with First Baptist Church of Richmond, VA. The entire workday is outdoors so bring a full water bottle, sunscreen, hats, snacks, etc, and wear protective clothing and closed toe shoes you don't mind getting dirty. Please dress according to the weather. There is a bathroom on site.

One Richmond, One Book - Oak Grove-Bellemeade

The Fall 2019 One Richmond, One Book program will take place from October 7th to October 25th. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage students throughout Richmond City Elementary Schools by reading to classes and leading activities. The featured title for this fall is The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies. Through this story, Richmond students will go through the judicial process of class 4-0's trial to determine if their classmate if innocent or guilty of an accused crime. Through reading and leading activities, Volunteers will guide students through the trial while keeping them engaged with the book and interested in continuing the story. There are two primary roles to choose from: In-Class Readers and Activity Leaders. Occurrences range from 30 minutes to an hour. Occurrences that are an hour long may require reading and leading an activity. In-Class Readers: Read a chapter to students during the school day Exemplify community involvement Provide at least one opportunity of exposure to the book Activity Leaders Lead book related activities Build enthusiasm to continue reading the book Create a fun and exciting environment that reinforces the culture of literacy All volunteers must attend an orientation and complete a background check before signing up for an occurrence.

One Richmond, One Book - Fairfield Court Elementary

The Fall 2019 One Richmond, One Book program will take place from October 7th to October 25th. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage students throughout Richmond City Elementary Schools by reading to classes and leading activities. The featured title for this fall is The Lemonade Crime by Jacqueline Davies. Through this story, Richmond students will go through the judicial process of class 4-0's trial to determine if their classmate if innocent or guilty of an accused crime. Through reading and leading activities, Volunteers will guide students through the trial while keeping them engaged with the book and interested in continuing the story. There are two primary roles to choose from: In-Class Readers and Activity Leaders. Occurrences range from 30 minutes to an hour. Occurrences that are an hour long may require reading and leading an activity. In-Class Readers: Read a chapter to students during the school day Exemplify community involvement Provide at least one opportunity of exposure to the book Activity Leaders Lead book related activities Build enthusiasm to continue reading the book Create a fun and exciting environment that reinforces the culture of literacy All volunteers must attend an orientation and complete a background check before signing up for an occurrence.