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Mindful Mornings Volunteer Opportunities

RPS Family Support Center Furniture Assembly

The Richmond Public Schools Family Support Center (formerly the McKinney-Vento Office) needs your help! We are expanding our resource offering for students and their families and we will be assembling various types of furniture to create a more welcoming space. We welcome volunteers to assist with these efforts on Monday, December 9 from 5:00-7:00pm at the RPS Family Support Center. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes. We hope to see you there!

12/9/19 5:00 PM

Giving Back Guide: How to Use Your Time, Money and Voice

Giving back is an integral part of being human. People can uncover a profound connection to others and find a sense of personal accomplishment when they can align their values and interests with actions that create meaningful change in their community. Because there are so many different ways to give back, getting started can seem overwhelming. That’s why we’ve created the Giving Back Guide – an hour-long, choose-your-own-adventure experience that helps participants develop their own strategic giving plan that outlines how they can direct their Time, Money and Voice to the community issues that matter most to them. Participants will: Explore their personal values and motivations Identify core community issues Develop a plan to explore community organizations that align with their interests Learn about ways to give back with their Time, Money and Voice This event is open to the public so please bring a friend! HandsOn Greater Richmond is a program of the Community Foundation for a greater Richmond.

12/12/19 5:30 PM

Saturday Sitters (recreation respite care)

Saturday Sitters is a collaborative program sponsored by The Arc of Hanover, Hanover County Public Schools and Hanover Parks aned Recreation. It is a recreation-respite opportunity for infants and preschoolers, who are enrolled in Hanover County's Early Intervention program or in a Hanover county Public Schools' preschool special education class. Siblings up to age 11 are included and welcomed at Saturday Sitters. Volunteers will be under the direction of a trained and experienced leader at all time. Duties include: Follow instructions from the leader assigned to your room If a child is having a behavioral issue, let the adult leader know Assist the children with play, craft and circle activities Assist the children with dinner time, washing hands before eating and opening packages.

12/21/19 3:30 PM + more

Transform a Warehouse

CARITAS is the only Furniture Bank in Central VA, recycling donated furniture back to those in need right here in our community. Paying rent is not the only obstacle to securing permanent housing. The cost of furnishings can cripple a family on the brink of homelessness and threaten its ability to remain self-sufficient. Your help will make it possible for a wide range of clients to receive these household items, including women escaping domestic violence, elderly persons on limited incomes, refugee families from all over the world, and the working poor. Volunteer tasks may include unloading donation trucks of furniture and household items, sorting donations by type, matching and folding linens, sorting dishes, and generally organizing the Furniture Bank, in order to make it easily shoppable for clients exiting homelessness and moving into their first home. Please dress in layers (the warehouse is not temperature controlled!). Wear closed toe shoes and bring work gloves and water. Parking is available in the fenced-in lot. CARITAS relies on donations to continue the mission of transforming lives and restoring dignity. We encourage you to bring any household items (sheets, towels, kitchen items, dishes, silverware, pots & pans, etc.) with you that you may be willing to donate to our neighbors in need.

1/4/20 9:00 AM + more

Friendly Visiting

Visiting Volunteers is a free, volunteer-based friendly visiting program that provides companionship, outreach, and advocacy to lonely and isolated individuals in the community. Through regular friendly visits in the home with seniors and persons with disabilities, we strive to meet the social and emotional needs of some of our most vulnerable citizens, and help them to live safely in their own homes for as long as possible. Become a visiting volunteer and help build social supports among older adults and persons with disabilities. This unique one-on-one volunteer experience gives you the opportunity to personally connect, engage and advocate. The commitment is big but the rewards are huge - not just for your older friend but for you as well. Weekly visits are scheduled when it works best for you and your friend. Requirements include: need to be 18 (or volunteer with a parent), a year-long a commitment, submit application materials, attend volunteer training, and a pass background check. We look forward to assisting you in making an impact on someone's life!

Through5/6/20

Virtually Volunteer for Hospice

We are building a new volunteer team. We are seeking 10 volunteers who can do tuck-in calls every week for our patients/families/nurses. All are welcome to come to the Heartland of Greater Richmond office, or they can be done on lunch breaks, or from the comfort of your couch. How it works- we will provide you with a list of your patients/caregivers to call each week. You will call them on Tuesday, and make sure that the patient has all the supplies they need for the weekend. You will then turn in your tuck-in reports to the Coordinator by the following day at 12pm.Our in-office team will then get all the supplies ordered for our clients. All in, you're out about 2 hours, and you've helped a few dozen patients, and many family members. All training is provided by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Through10/18/20