We rely on dedicated and motivated volunteers to support our work. Whether you are interested in distributing school supplies to young learners or helping families with their taxes, we have volunteer openings year-round that will help you feel more connected to your neighbors and your community. View a calendar of all upcoming volunteer opportunities.
2022 Holiday Volunteer OpportunitiesThe holidays are a perfect opportunity to give the gift of your time to organizations that need an extra hand. We’ve compiled a list of volunteer opportunities from United Way partner agencies around the region that will allow you to give back while supporting the front-line organizations who have been helping our community this year.
Lights of Love is a program designed to bring warmth and light to neighbors who might otherwise feel forgotten. Last year, generous donors and friends helped brighten the holidays for over 150 children, adults, seniors and families.
Jewish Family Services (JFS) has a menorah in the foyer of the Weinstein JCC through December 5. There are paper flames hung around the menorah with initials, age/age group, wish list items and instructions on the back for the shopper.
Please feel free to stop by the JCC to adopt a flame. Once you select your flame, have fun shopping and then return the purchased items unwrapped in a large gift bag by December 5.
If you need assistance with adopting a flame, please contact Teresa Baldwin at 804-349-0742 or email@example.com
Join us in sharing joy, belonging, warmth and love this winter by signing up to volunteer for Support-A-Family, our holiday gifting program! We are looking for volunteers to help us greet givers and receivers for drop-off and pick-up at the YWCA building downtown. We have opportunities available December 5-9 and December 12-16. You can sign up at this link or email Sam Burns for more information: firstname.lastname@example.orgLearn More
The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and Housing Families First (HFF) could use your help! Their goal is to provide each child in HFF programs with new pajamas, a new coat, a filled stocking, and an item from their wish list valuing $50 this year. They would also like to provide each family in the shelter with a tabletop tree to make their own space festive, and a New Traditions game night box! If you would like to sponsor the wishes of a child facing homelessness this holiday season, please sign up using this link.
Jewish Family Services (JFS) will be hosting a wrapping Party at their office on December 14, 4:00-6:30 p.m. If interested in participation, please contact Teresa Baldwin at 804-349-0742 or email@example.com
Come volunteer in the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Fawn Shop! Volunteers will supervise children as they shop for gifts for their family members. Each child will enter will a set amount of “fawn bucks” with which they can purchase items in the Fawn Shop. Volunteers will help them pick gifts out. This is part of our Legendary Santa program for the holiday season!
Volunteers are required to attend a virtual 10-minute orientation and, if over 18, pass a background check. Click here to learn more and register for a shift!
If you have any questions, please contact Allie Meagher, Volunteer & Communications Manager at the Children’s Museum of Richmond: firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-474-7022Learn More
Donate gift cards to Housing Families First (HFF) for families moving to permanent housing!
Gift cards can be mailed to the shelter or emailed to Julie@housingfamiliesfirst.org.
- Amazon, Target, Walmart and Visa gift cards are helpful with moving expenses!
- Grocery store gift cards are helpful to stock fridges and pantries!
- Gas gift cards are helpful for transportation support for rental viewings, application submissions, and employment!
Questions about volunteering with United Way?
There are so many great opportunities – large, small and in-between – for you to help make your community a better place through United Way. Please contact us today, and we can help you get started.