Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Little Free Libraries

Access to educational resources is an important
piece of empowering any community.

Creating access to learning resources outside of the classroom is critical – so is making them available in strategic, easy-to-find spots across our region’s communities.

How It Works

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg builds and installs Little Free Libraries throughout our region in partnership with various community organizations to support students along the Steps to Success. These libraries encourage children to read and provide families with easy access to new and used books. Community members trade books and United Way volunteers also restock them regularly.

Find Your Nearest Little Free Library

9536 Dawnshire Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23237

2704 Hadensville-Fife Road
Goochland, VA 23063

200 North 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223

3101 Johnson Road
Petersburg, VA 23805

In partnership with:

  • Central Virginia Health Services
  • Petersburg City Public Schools

7901 Boydton Plank Road, Lot 99
Dinwiddie, VA 23803

In partnership with:

  • Dinwiddie County Public Schools

3900 Nine Mile Road
Richmond, VA 23223

In partnership with:

  • Housing Families First

1536 Coalter Street
Richmond, VA 23223

2300 1st Ave, Richmond, VA 23222.

6385 Pine Fork Park
New Kent, VA 23124

In partnership with:

  • New Kent County Department of Parks & Recreation

4901 Old Brook Road
Richmond, VA 23227

In partnership with:

  • City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities

1708 North 22nd Street
Richmond, VA 23223

1409 Perry Street
Richmond, VA 23224

6 North 5th Street
Richmond, VA 23219

In partnership with:

  • YWCA of Richmond

1994 Raven St, Richmond, VA 23223

Upcoming Events

Book Donation Pick-Up
January 26, 2023
12:00 pm-2:00 pm
Children’s Museum of Richmond
United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg is planning a Restock on our region's Little Free Libraries and we need your help! Our Little Free Libraries provide equitable access to literary materials. We need one volunteer or a pair of volunteers to head down to the Children's Museum of Richmond on Broad St. and pick up a very generous book donation, then bring it back to the United Way office. Must have a vehicle and valid driver's license to participate.
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If you are interested in sponsoring a United Way Little Free Library, becoming a site partner or helping with installation, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Tiffani Beissel, at (804) 771-5820 or through the link below.