Community Service Opportunities

Animal Adoption and Rescue Foundation (AARF)Animals
Description

Pet handlers, coordinate volunteers, provide foster homes and transportation, etc.

http://aarf.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Mishell Fricke

P.O. Box 15262
Richmond, VA

254-0800

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Central VirginiaAbuse/Rape
Description

Advocate for abused and neglected children. Volunteers stay with child until placed in safe, permanent home. Must complete 35-hour training program.

http://www.cvcasa.org/

Contact Information

Program contact: Bobby Salazar

103 E. Grace St.
Richmond 23219

646-0516

Easter Seals of VirginiaDisabilities
Description

Volunteers needed for programs for children and adults with disabilities: administrative support, special events and fundraising

Contact Information

Contact: Irene Williamson

8003 Franklin Farms Dr., Ste. 100
Richmond, VA

287-1007                 

Greater Richmond ARCDisabilities
Description

Serve as companions, adopt a person or family at Christmas, assist with recreation, after-school program, summer youth camps

http://www.richmondarc.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Jane Rhyne

1901 Westwood Ave.   
Richmond, VA

358-1874

               
Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now)Abuse/Rape
Description

Work with children’s groups, offer administrative support, help with special events and public education

http://www.grscan.com/

Contact Information

Program contact: Sarah Mersereau

1506 Staples Mill Road #203
Richmond, VA

257-7226

Guiding Eyes for the Blind, Inc.Disabilities
Description

Looking for puppy raisers to open their hearts and homes to raise a future guide dog and give the gift of independence to a blind person.

https://www.guidingeyes.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Cathy and Les Foldesi

1(866) GEB-LABS

Local number: 285-7931              

Hanover ARCDisabilities
Description

Assist children and adults with mental disabilities in recreational activities, provide office support, help with fundraising.

http://www.hanoverarc.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Lucy Cantrell

P.O. Box 91
Ashland, VA

798-2400
             

Hanover Humane SocietyAnimals
Description

Provide safe housing, help with fundraising, staff adoption stands, work at shelter and special events such as parades and photo booths.

http://www.hanoverhumanesociety.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Any available staff member

P.O. Box 1011
Ashland, VA

798-0806

Hanover Safe PlaceAbuse/Rape
Description

Office support, volunteer training, hotline volunteers, court advocacy, children’s group volunteers, special projects and events, speakers bureau

http://www.hanoversafeplace.com/

Contact Information

Program contact: Sheree Hedrick

629-A N. Washington Highway
Ashland

752-2728

Hanover Safe PlaceAbuse/Rape
Description

Evening supper programs at this transitional shelter for women and children. Tutor, cook meals, donate supplies, children’s activities, transport

http://www.hilliardhouse.org/

Contact Information

Program contact: Sue Leedes

3900 Nine Mile Road
Richmond, VA

236-5800, ext. 27

James HouseAbuse/Rape
Description

On-call shifts, answer crisis hotline, legal advocacy, accompany clients to the hospital, group support, office assistants

http://thejameshouse.org/

Contact Information

Program contact: Chana Ramsey

Hopewell, Petersburg    

458-2704, 732-1711

Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western VirginiaDisabilities
Description

Volunteers are instrumental to the organization’s mission by serving as wish interviewers, wish granters and fundraisers.

http://www.va.wish.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Carly Morton

2810 N. Parham Road, Ste. 302
Richmond, VA

217-9474


Prevent Child Abuse, VirginiaAbuse/Rape
Description

Assist with advocacy efforts, help-line support, fundraising, community outreach activities, and National Child Abuse Prevention Month events.

http://www.preventchildabuseva.org/

Contact Information

Program contact: Johanna Schuchert

4901 Fitzhugh Ave.
Richmond, VA

359-6166, ext. 310

Richmond SPCAAnimals
Description

Help with special events, animal grooming, greeting visitors, socializing and comforting cats, walking and comforting dogs, and donations.

http://richmondspca.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Erin Van Vleet

2519 Hermitage Road
Richmond, VA

521-1329

Safe HarborAbuse/Rape
Description

Relief staff, child care for residents at the shelter, hotline help, advocacy, sort donations, fundraising.

http://www.safeharborshelter.com/

Contact Information

Program contact: Chris Cain

249-9470, ext. 15
SOS (Save Our Shelters)Animals
Description
Volunteers help to ensure the humane conditions and treatment of shelter animals through a Pen Pals prison dog- and cat-socialization program.
Contact Information

Program contact: Pixie Williams

P.O. Box 27142
Richmond, VA

(804) 358-7499

YWCA of RichmondAbuse/Rape
Description

Offer administrative support, work with domestic violence victims in shelters, meet rape victims in emergency rooms, work in the preschool and assist with after-school programs. Speaking opportunities. Some training required.

http://www.ywcarichmond.org/

Contact Information

Contact: Rebekah Carrow

6 N. Fifth St.
Richmond, VA

643-6761, ext. 117