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No More Lonely Soles - Sign Up for Individuals (Not Groups)

Soles4Souls is growing and we need extra help in the NEW warehouse! Volunteer Project: By volunteering at the Soles4Souls warehouse, you get the opportunity to help process the shoes brought in from the community and retailers. Each bag/box that the shoes come in needs to be opened so that the shoes can be paired together. You can stay as little or as long as you’d like. We will write you a service letter if needed for however much time you spend processing. Soles4Souls Mission: Soles4Souls creates sustainable jobs and provides relief through the distribution of shoes and clothing around the world. It’s estimated that 21 billion pounds of textile waste is dumped in landfills every year. That makes up more than 5% of all municipal waste generated every year. Since 2006, Soles4Souls has diverted 23.8 million pounds of shoes and clothes from landfills and instead created meaningful economic opportunities and helped provide new shoes for those in need around the globe. Gently-worn shoes collected help individuals start and sustain small businesses to lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Here is the impact an entrepreneur can make with the sale of 1, 20 or 30 pairs of shoes. 1 pair of shoes can provide 5 meals for Marie-Ange and her family in Haiti, 20 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of shelter for Ginette and her family in Haiti and 30 pairs of shoes can provide a year’s worth of schooling for Tracy’s daughter in Honduras. Other Ask: Please feel free to bring used shoes/clothing with you to donate! Directions: Soles4Souls is in a shared building (1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Ste. E). When approaching the building you will see a long chain link fence on the perimeter, a ton of parked and sometimes active semi trucks and a long building. Make an immediate right turn when you come into the parking lot and go all the way to the end of the building where our warehouse is located. You can park anywhere in front of our space. The warehouse does NOT have AC/Heat so dress accordingly. Also, please wear comfortable clothing as this includes a lot of bending and moving. You’re welcome to play music in the warehouse so feel free to bring a speaker. IMPORTANT Information Before Signing Up: ***GROUPS ARE WELCOME BUT NEED TO SCHEDULE THEIR TIME SEPARATELY - DO NOT REGISTER THROUGH THIS POST - EMAIL STEPHAINEH@SOLES4SOULS.ORG to SCHEDULE 5+ PEOPLE. Please reference the post here for group warehouse opportunity: https://www.handsonrva.org/opportunity/a0C1J00000GvYr2UAF ****Cameras are present in the Regional Donation Center. ****COURT-ORDERED - if a minor, you must be accompanied throughout the duration of your service by an adult. ****COURT-ORDERED - if adult, you must show documentation from the courts regarding your need for service hours prior to coming to the facility.

Richmond, VA

1/27/20 8:00 AM + more

Historic Evergreen Cemetery Clean Up

Please join the Enrichmond Foundation at Historic Evergreen 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 Please dress for cold weather! ● Wear Layers/ T-shirt, shirt, jacket, scarf ● Wear Layers/Leg warmers and jeans ● Warm Hat ● Closed toe tennis shoes, or boots with a few pairs of socks ● Ear warmers 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

2/1/20 9:00 AM + more

Art Class Assitant- Petersburg YMCA

Volunteers will help the Art on Wheels instructor for our Aging in the Arts programming at the Petersburg YMCA. Class assistants will help with set up and break down of class space and materials, and help participant-artists create art. Volunteers do not need to have prior art experience, but do need to have a willingness to learn, patience, and a sense of humor. We prefer volunteers that can commit to more than one class session. Volunteers will be asked upon expressing interest to answer a short questionaire and to read a brief summary of Art on Wheels' history, programming, and goals. Please wear appropriate and comfortable clothing and bring anything you think you may need (like water bottles, etc.) with you.

Petersburg, VA

2/5/20 11:15 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

4/18/20 9:00 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

4/18/20 8:30 AM + more