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Historic Evergreen & East End Cemetery Clean Up

Please join the Enrichmond Foundation at Historic Evergreen & East End Cemetery for volunteer clean-up days. The volunteer days will take place most Saturdays 9:00AM-12:00PM. 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 10,000 plots in Evergreen, most of which have become overgrown after over 40 years of neglect. Due to the delicate nature of the headstones, the use of heavy equipment is very limited. Please be careful as you clear areas on, or around the headstones. Your volunteer time is crucial to the success of this project as we reclaim and maintain the cemetery. Volunteers must sign in and sign a waiver liability form in order to volunteer. Volunteer tasks include clearing overgrowth and debris from pathways and grave markers and grave marker recording. Tools will be provided. Volunteers should dress for being outside. Location: Location: Historic East End & Evergreen Cemetery – 50 Evergreen Rd, Richmond, VA 23223 You will see a bright green sign once you make it to the entrance of the cemetery. Please follow the bright green signs, and orange cones for directions for parking. Please keep driving speed at 5mph upon entrance to the cemetery. Thank you. Carpooling s strongly encouraged as parking is limited.

Richmond, VA

6/13/20 9:00 AM + more

RVA's Urban Farm

Tricycle is Richmond’s leading urban agriculture nonprofit organization, and they are on a mission to grow a healthy future through urban agriculture. Since breaking ground on their first garden, they have engaged thousands of neighbors and shown that the simple act of growing food is an incredibly powerful way to impact the overall health of our community. Each month they invite volunteers to participate in a variety of farm tasks including compost management, pruning, weeding, transplanting seedlings, cleaning up the farm, and mulching. The produce grown at this one-acre urban farm goes directly back into communities with limited access to healthy food choices through programs like the Corner Farm--RVA's Healthy Corner Store Initiative and our Four Season Farm Stands. Together we will work to grow healthy food and healthy communities! There is a port a potty on site. There is no potable water on site – volunteers will need to bring a water bottle with them to the project. The entire workday is outdoors so bring sunscreen, hats, snacks, etc, and wear protective clothing and closed toe shoes you don't mind getting dirty. Please dress according to the weather. This is a family-friendly opportunity! All volunteers who plan to attend must be registered, either as an individual, or via the team functionality. This includes youth. To learn more about our Team Functionality, please view our Volunteer with a Group page. If allowed on the project, any youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a parent-signed youth waiver to the project. The waiver can be found after sign up on the confirmation page or by visiting our Volunteer with Youth page. Registration for this project will close 12 hours in advance.

Richmond, VA

6/20/20 8:00 AM + more

Mobile Produce Pantry Distribution: Highland Park 2020

World U.P. is dedicated to creating peacefully diverse communities. Our Mobile Produce Pantry helps to build food security channels in food deserts, through the distribution of produce to community members who lack access to fresh and nutrient-rich foods. Access to healthy foods creates food security within communities and healthy minds that allow communities to live together peacefully without the judgment of others. We are in need of passionate volunteers to help us run our monthly Mobile Produce Pantry distribution in Highland Park. Volunteers will: help set up and organize the pantry, distribute produce, coffee, and water; and engage with community members. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and wear comfortable, and weather-appropriate clothing.

Richmond, VA

6/20/20 8:30 AM + more