Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Early Learning Trails

Take a break from the books, and take your
child’s learning journey outdoors.

Building connections and wonder in our youngest learners requires experiences that extend beyond the usual spaces. And building the safe, inviting infrastructure where that can happen is a project in itself.

How it Works

United Way builds and installs educational trails in local parks and other community spaces. These trails help parents, caregivers and communities use everyday moments outdoors to boost school readiness of children in their preschool years. These interactive trails contain 10 signs with expert-approved learning games, each with fun and easy activities for children and adults to do together. 

We rely on volunteers to help build and install Early Learning Trails throughout the region. Keep reading to find a trail near you, or contact us to help build more trails in the area.

Find a nearby trail

300 Richmond Avenue
Colonial Heights, VA 23834

In partnership with:

  • Aldi
  • Colonial Heights Parks & Recreation
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4901 Old Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

In partnership with: 

  • Aldi¬†
  • Colonial Heights Parks & Recreation
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1536 Coalter Street
Richmond, VA 23223

In partnership with:

  • Bank of America
  • Richmond Redevelopment & Housing Authority
  • American Heart Association
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3401 Courthouse Road
Richmond, VA 23236

In partnership with:

  • Genworth
  • Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation
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2900 Drewrys Bluff Rd, Richmond, VA 23237

Signs are written in English and Spanish.

In partnership with:

  • Chesterfield Parks & Rec
  • C-Fit Community in Chesterfield
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Want to become a site partner or sponsor, or just have a question?

Contact Tiffani Beissel at (804) 771-5820 or below