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Mindful Mornings Volunteer Opportunities

Be an AOG Bread Volunteer!

Help process our Panera Bread donations that we receive every Wednesday and Friday morning at our food pantry. Volunteer will make bread bags, package bagels and deserts, and make lunches to send to Doorways and other communities in need. If you are interested in volunteering please complete our Volunteer Application.

1/22/20 9:30 AM + 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.

2/1/20 9:00 AM + more

Admin Aficionado

Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity is seeking several volunteers to be office volunteers throughout the week. Administrative work involves many of the departments in our office; including, Development, Volunteers, Homeowner Services and Construction. We are looking for volunteers that can commit to at least one day a week at our office for a morning or afternoon shift. Our hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30AM-5:00PM. We will provide onsite orientation to more about Habitat and to all the ways volunteers can assist each department. EXAMPLES OF JOB FUNCTIONS: Answer and return phone calls (as needed) Input data in our volunteer database Newsletters and helping with close out documentation of homes Welcome visitors that come in to the office Filing documents Assist with mailings and thank yous Other duties as assigned KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES Belief in Habitat for Humanity’s global, mission, principles and structure Ability to communicate with internal and external customers Ability to use excel and word applications of Microsoft office package


Meal Donation: Chef for a Day!

Circles RVA is a community-driven approach to breaking the cycle of poverty. Families who are surviving, not yet thriving, participate in Circles RVA to focus on establishing their own personal goals as they work towards self-sufficiency. Participants, referred to as Leaders, are paired with specific Allies who walk beside them as a souce of encourgament. Follow us on Facebook for more information! Through the help of generous volunteers and donors, Circles RVA provides FREE dinners to our participants every Tuesday night... because sharing a meal together builds community! Volunteers are needed to DONATE a meal that serves approximately 60-70 people (many of whom are children). Meals can be pretty uncomplicated. Examples of past meals have been packaged trays of chicken pot pies, spaghetti, sandwiches, etc. Day: Tuesday Location: RVA, Monroe Park Area Time: Meal Donors have access to a kitchen but we would prefer that you cook/prepare your meal beforehand as much as possible. You will then arrive at Circles RVA between 5:00-5:30pm. Dinners are served cafeteria style at 6:00pm. You are welcome to share the meal with us after everyone has been served. At 7:00pm, help clean up the kitchen and the dining area. Then you're done for the night! When you express interest, we will respond with additional details and a selection of dates for you to choose when it is convenient for you to serve. Thank you so much for volunteering and being part of our CIRCLES RVA family!