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CreativeMornings/Richmond Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Richmond, VA

11/14/19 9:00 AM + more

Young Women Empowerment Engagement

What would you tell your teenage self? It is called Response. Ability. Following is the mission statement: To develop young women into future leaders who make community-building decisions. With community support, we believe there is NO limit to what can be accomplished within the many and various communities of our great city. We believe our city can be improved one woman at a time, socially, politically, economically and spiritually. With that in mind, we will be holding monthly meetings to allow young ladies the opportunity to participate in this program where we can all support them as they progress into adulthood. WHO?: Response.Ability. (www.responseabilityrva.com) WHAT?: Character-Development Program for Young Women aged 7 to 17 years old WHEN?: Every 1st Saturday of the month WHERE?: Various locations Areas for Volunteers: 1. Environment set up and break down -- table arrangements, lifting, stacking, and moving around chairs. 2. Traffic director -- people need to be directed to the area of the building where the engagement is located 3. Documentation -- sign in sheet monitoring and recording the ages of the girls attending

Richmond, VA

12/7/19 2:00 PM

Academic Mentor for Middle School Students (Once per week, 5:10-6:10pm)

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Education found that minority students comprise 42% of public school students, but only 28% of enrichment program participants. As we all know, race and socioeconomic status do not create a gap in giftedness or talent. The gap is in the opportunity. Higher Achievement Richmond is an educational non-profit working to close this opportunity gap during the critical middle school years. We’re currently seeking volunteer mentors to commit to one hour, once a week, from October through May. Mentors are paired with small groups of 5th-8th graders, and work through either STEM or Humanities curriculum. Who: Those who believe that opportunities matter. You don't need to have any prior teaching experience to be a mentor. Mentors receive significant support from Higher Achievement, including curricula, extensive orientation, on-site support, and regular training. What: Teach a small group of 5th, 6th, 7th or 8th graders in STEM or Humanities. Since we provide significant "training wheels" with our detailed curriculum and on-site staff, you can focus more on having fun and building lasing relationships! When: One night a week from 5:10-6:10pm on Tuesdays or Thursdays. Our program runs from October-May. Where: We have achievement centers at 3 local middle schools: Binford, Boushall, and Henderson. How to get started: 1. Complete an online application 2. Our staff will follow-up to schedule a brief informational phone interview. 3. Complete a quick background check form sent to you by e-mail. 4. Complete online training.

Richmond, VA


Help High School Students Get into College

The GUIDES Mentor will primarily assist Partnership for the Future high school seniors with the college, financial aid, and scholarship processes. The Mentor will work with 1-2 students and his/her guardians to ensure that the processes are completed correctly and in a timely manner. GUIDES Mentors must be graduates of a four-year college/university, be comfortable working with youth, and be enthusiastic about assisting in the college transition process. GUIDES Mentors meet with students once month from September to March for 2 hours from 6-8pm.

Richmond, VA