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Controversy/History Volunteer Opportunities


Adopt-A-Bin to create community engagement, provide new opportunities for those in need AND give back to the environment. Soles4Souls needs a volunteer or a group of volunteers to "Adopt-A-Bin" and help us clean out donation bins then transport the items to the Richmond, VA Regional Donation Center Warehouse. We will provide bags, gloves and other necessary items to get the items from the bins. You will need to use your own vehicle to do this task. We have multiple donation bins that need someone to take ownership of cleaning out once a month. 1. Richmond, VA 2. Midlothian, VA 3. Mechanicsville, VA 4. Chester, VA 5. Triangle, VA 6. Fredericksburg, VA 7. Winchester, VA Commitment: -Bins need maintenance at least once a month -Adopt one or several bins (whichever you prefer) -Adopt for a one time clean out or take ownership of bin for an ongoing time period 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.


Help Bring Joy

Heartland Hospice is Looking for You! We are recruiting for kind and compassionate people to serve as Friendly Visitors for our clients. Hospice patients are receiving palliative and comfort care services in the final stages of their terminal illness. A friendly visitor can make a wonderful difference in a person's day! General tasks may include- helping your client read their favorite passages, books, or daily newspaper, helping your client with life review, scrapbooking, art at the bedside, music at the bedside, walking with them (or pushing their wheelchair) outside for some air, bringing them flowers or surprises, and other creative ways to bring them dignity. We provide full training in Hospice philosophy and volunteer duties. Orientation and on-going training provided! Background and reference check required. Counties Served: Richmond City, Chesterfield, Henrico, Goochland, Hanover, New Kent, Powhatan, Colonial Heights City, Hopewell City, Petersburg City, Louisa, Amelia, Caroline, Cumberland, Dinwiddie, King and Queen, King William, Prince George If you feel the call to serve in this capacity, we welcome your willingness to serve. Other things to know: Must have access to reliable transportation, ability to visit patients in home or facility 1x/week preferred It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule. Time commitment: We offer flexible opportunities, however, we do ask volunteers to sign a time commitment of 40 hours or six months of service.


Doing Good Does You Good - Volunteer Drivers Need to Drive Our Vehicle

Key Responsibilities: Transportation of blood to area hospitals as routine or "stat" deliveries Pick up and return empty boxes as needed Complete required transportation paperwork and obtain signatures Communicate and share feedback between Red Cross Biomed / Transportation personnel and customers Drive in a safe and responsible manner This is a flexible transportation / driver position. Transportation Specialists can volunteer on days that fit their schedules! Successful completion of American Red Cross Defensive Driving Course (within 6 months of placement) Time Commitment: Variable; preferred commitment: 2 - 4 shifts per month. Four hours per shift. Qualifications: Willingness to support the Red Cross mission Valid state driver's license - at least 3 years driving experience Familiarity with Richmond driving area and routes Able to verify safe driving record with state or insurance Experience to demonstrate reliability Ability to lift up to 45 lbs. (for hospital deliveries) Free Training: Orientation to the American Red Cross (NEVO) Defensive Driving course Transportation Specialist Training On-the-job training


Do YOU have the drive?

The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond (a non-profit organization) is seeking volunteers to provide seniors with round-trip transportation to medical appointments and grocery stores, on an ongoing basis, Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 3:30 pm. Volunteer on your own schedule. Choose when, where and who you will drive. Select assignments online using Ride Scheduler, which makes it SO easy to fit volunteering into active lives. Our clients are mobile (though some use canes and walkers), interesting (oh, the stories you will hear!), cheerful folks. For a variety of reasons they just don’t drive anymore and are so appreciative of the friendly assistance offered to them. Together, we make a positive impact on a key, and often unknown, social issue facing seniors in Richmond - inadequate transportation. Background checks required.