HandsOn Volunteer Leaders




Eric Johnson

Leader Since 2017
Project: Teacher Store Operators
Community Partner: Richmond Public Schools

I volunteer to ensure that I can give back a portion of my time to a cause that's larger than I am.



Ben Mautner
Leader Since 2017
Project: Chef for a Night
Community Partner: Ronald McDonald House Charities

Volunteering has been a great way to form relationships and allow new experiences but I really believe that the best part is giving back! As Winston Churchill said, "You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."
 


Laura Harrison
Leader Since 2017
Project: Teacher Store Inventory
Community Partner: Richmond Public Schools

I volunteer for several reasons: I love supporting a cause I care about, meeting news friends, and making a difference in my community.



Ausra Huntington
Leader Since 2016
Project: Community Arts Sampler
Community Partner: Visual Arts Center of Richmond

I volunteer because it allows me to meet people from all walks of life and help them to connect with art making. Volunteering helps me to become the part of community, where we all can benefit from each other.



Lauren Leggett
Leader since 2016
Project: Meal Crew
Community Partner: The Doorways

I volunteer because I love to see what energetic and engaged people can do for a community.



Erin Hollaway Palmer
Leader since 2016
Project: Uncovering History
Community Partner: Friends of East End Cemetery

I volunteer because the evidence of inequality is all around us, here in Richmond and in my former home (Brooklyn, New York). Volunteering is an opportunity to work toward creating a more equitable community, one tiny step at a time.




Leo Buckley
Leader since 2016
Project: Food and Fellowship
Community Partner: Virginia Supportive Housing

I volunteer in order to help others who don’t always catch a break or don’t get the opportunities needed to get ahead.



Karen Mitchell
Leader since 2016
Project: Kid Activities
Community Partner: Housing Families First

I volunteer because I have a heart to serve others and make a difference.



Gail Dickens
Leader since 2016
Project: Grow On RVA–Wilder MS
Community Partner: Community Food Collaborative

I volunteer because I believe that there is a balance to life that is achieved when we support the community we live in by giving back when and how we can.



Brianna Berry
Leader since 2016
Project: Rally the ReStore
Community Partner: Richmond Metropolitan Habitat for Humanity

I volunteer to play an active part in my community and create positive change in the lives of others.



Esther Galan
Leader since 2016
Project: Grow on RVA–Fairfield MS
Community Partner: Community Food Collaborative

I volunteer because I want to contribute to my community and to be part of making Richmond a better place to live for everyone.  It also gives me an opportunity to meet  people from different backgrounds, as well as to learn new things.


Kathleen Medaries
Leader since 2016
Project: Meal Crew
Community Partner: The Doorways

I volunteer because love in action is meeting the most fundamental needs of another human being. Volunteering our time to do just this is time best spent.



Jen Riehl
Leader since 2015
Project: Food and Fellowship
Community Partner: Virginia Supportive Housing

I volunteer to give back to the Richmond community that is now my home and to share new experiences.



Chris Newhouse
Leader since 2015
Project: Teacher Store Inventory
Community Partner: Richmond Public Schools

Volunteering enriches my life because I am able to make a positive impact on the lives of others.


Ezoza Rajabaliev
Leader since 2015
Project: Kid Activities
Community Partner: Housing Families First

I volunteer because giving more to society than I receive is important to me. As a recent immigrant, I have received tremendous help from nonprofit organizations and individuals. Their selfless actions made me appreciate the value of volunteerism.



Janet Ismail
Leader since 2015
Project: Kid Activities
Community Partner: Housing Families First



Zi Huang
Leader since 2015
Project: Food Pantry Couriers
Community Partner: Goochland Free Clinic and Family Services

I volunteer to connect with others and engage as an active community member. I always find myself among friends when I volunteer.



Hannah Updike
Leader since 2014
Project: RVA's Urban Farm
Community Partner: Tricycle Gardens

I volunteer in order to give back to a community that has done so much for me, and also because it's fun!



Ashley Sweatt
Leader since 2014
Project: Senior Celebration
Community Partner: Westminster Canterbury

I volunteer because I enjoy assisting others. I love to stay busy and to use my time to help where I'm needed. What better way than to make improvements in the community and the lives of others?



Heather Myers
Leader since 2014
Project: Cleaning the Trails
Community Partner: James River Park System

I volunteer to experience new things, connect with others, and spend time out in our city.




Suzi Richardson
Leader since 2014
Project: Kid Activities
Community Partner: Housing Families First

I volunteer for the opportunity to make someone's day a little brighter!



Chantel Turner

Leader since 2014
Project: Helping Hands for Babies
Community Partner: Capital Diaper Bank

I volunteer to connect with others and embody Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's dream.



Kate Bullard

Leader since 2013
Project: Birthdays for Residents
Community Partner: SupportOne

I volunteer to help others, meet new people, promote positivity and good health. I go nuts when I'm not busy!

 

 
Quillia Brooks
Leader since 2013
Project: Making History: Transcribe
Community Partner: Library of Virginia

I volunteer to make a difference in someone's life; to increase my leadership skills and to have fun while helping others.



Donna Sneed
Leader since 2013
Project: Activities with Residents
Community Partner: SupportOne

I volunteer because I love to give back and enjoy utilizing my time to help the community and meet new people.



Claire Tetrick
Leader since 2011
Project: Dog Care & Cleaning
Community Partner: BARK

I volunteer at BARK because it allows me to care for those that have no voice.  Volunteering in general is an important way for me to make a meaningful difference in my community.



Elizabeth Houston
Leader since 2011
Project: Rally the ReStore
Community Partner: Richmond Habitat

I volunteer because I have been very fortunate in my life and am able to share my time with others.  Besides, it’s fun!



Kathleen Turman
Leader since 2011
Project: Birthdays for Everyone
Community Partner: Virginia Supportive Housing



Natalie Grossett-Campbell
Leader since 2011
Project: Greening Virginia’s Capitol
Community Partner: Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
 


Tamila Mitchell
Leader since 2011
Project: Bingo and Board Games
Community Partner: Virginia Supportive Housing

I volunteer because I enjoy helping others and I have free time!