To help you meet your hours and experience something different from your average day of service, we've curated a selection of organizations willing to allow you to serve on a one-time basis:
BARK - The members of BARK Club work together to provide transportation to BARK (Bandit's Adoption and Rescue of K-9's) shelter in Ashland, VA, which is a no-kill shelter. Volunteers help clean kennels and exercise the rescue dogs. Contact the BARK club for transportation.
Shalom Farms - The mission of Shalom Farms is to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to live healthy lives. Through sustainable food production and hands-on experiences at the farm and in the city, Shalom Farms provides thousands in Richmond with access to healthy food…and healthy lives.
Food Not Bombs - To volunteer to help cook, simply show up at noon on Sunday; cooking lasts until 3:30pm and cleanup until about 5:30pm. Food Not Bombs accepts volunteers on a walk-in basis; there is no need to register, call ahead, or apply.
Feed More - FeedMore is Central Virginia’s core hunger-relief organization comprised of programs like the Central Virginia Food Bank, Meals on Wheels, the Mobile Pantry and Kids Cafe.Working together to efficiently and effectively fight hunger, FeedMore’s multi-tiered approach and comprehensive programs are dedicated to nourishing the community while empowering lives.
Hands On Greater Richmond - HandsOn Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. We offer unique, fun, and flexible ways to get connected and involved and provide volunteer management resources to the nonprofit sector.
Richmond Justice Initiative - Richmond Justice Initiative is a non-profit, faith-based organization of volunteer modern day abolitionists who use their gifts and talents in the battle against human trafficking. RJI has been mobilizing and educating communities on the issue of human trafficking in Virginia and most importantly, how they can take action and affect change.
CARITAS - CARITAS volunteers serve those experiencing homelessness and facing addiction in Richmond by working through the CARITAS Shelter, Furniture Bank, Works Program, and The Healing Place. Volunteers are welcome to serve once a week or more. Flexible and meaningful opportunities are available. Individual volunteers assist during all hours of operation. T-F 9 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
CASA - Court-Appointed Special Advocates (“CASAs”) are everyday citizens appointed by judges to watch over and advocate for abused and neglected children. CASAs make sure children don’t get lost in the overburdened legal and social services systems. Volunteers stay with their case until it is closed and the child is placed in a safe, permanent home. For many abused children, their CASA will be the one constant adult presence in their lives. Go to grscan.com/richmond-casa to learn more.
AMP Metro Richmond - AMP! Metro Richmond is a one-to-one mentoring program operating in Henderson Middle School in Richmond’s Northside. Mentors and students meet weekly on Tuesdays from 12:15-1pm, forming a relationship that suits the needs of the student. Some play games. Some share common interests in sports, the arts, computers, etc. The AMP! program is a simple and flexible concept based on the belief that everyone has strengths and those strengths can be accessed and reinforced through the gift of caring and listening. Go to http://www.ampmetrorichmond.org/ to learn more.
Note: If you know of other, please let us know; we are open to suggestions.