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COVID-19 Volunteer Updates

HandsOn Greater Richmond, a service of the Community Foundation, is closely monitoring the rapidly evolving circumstances surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and its potential impact for Greater Richmond. Our top priority is the health and safety of our community. In response to CDC recommendations, HandsOn is cancelling all HandsOn managed volunteer projects and programming through April 12, 2020. This includes, but is not limited to, featured DIY projects, nonprofit trainings, and civic convenings. Through regular communication with our partners and continued collection of the latest data and information, we will consider extending the suspension period if needed.

 

As the volunteer hub for the Richmond region we will continue to support projects led by our partner organizations who rely on volunteers to deliver essential services during this time, and who can post these special volunteer needs on our website. We will also use our website to highlight opportunities to support the schools and safety net organizations most impacted by this situation. Please continue to check our website for new information about how you can best direct your time and in-kind materials to support our community.

 

We know that volunteers are eager to give back in times of disaster, and many of our community partners continue to serve their clients during this outbreak. If you are considering taking part in organization-led volunteer projects during this time, we ask that you observe the guidelines and precautions outlined in our Healthy Volunteers document. Thank you for your ongoing efforts to support our neighbors in Greater Richmond during this time. In the coming days, we will be using our website to highlight opportunities to support the schools and safety net organizations most impacted by this situation. Please continue to check our website for new information about how you can best direct your time and in-kind materials to support our community.


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