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Service Opportunities

HandsOn Greater Richmond

To search a variety of service opportunities in the Richmond area, visit HandsOn Greater Richmond. The organization allows individuals or groups to browse potential service organizations, learn about upcoming service events and search service opportunities by interest and location within the Richmond metro area.

On Campus Service Opportunities

VCU Student Food Pantry
Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The VCU Student Food Pantry exists to address food insecurity by providing in-need VCU students with healthy, culturally appropriate, emergency food. Any VCU student or faculty/staff with a VCU ID can access the pantry. One visit is allotted per person per week.

For more information, please contact

Student Service Opportunities

Students interested in serving in the community can browse opportunities and learn about upcoming service events via the University Student Commons and Activities.

Faculty and Staff Opportunities and Service Information

Community Service Leave

All VCU employees are eligible and encouraged to use their 16 hours of Community Service Leave to participate in service opportunities in the community. Community Service projects are a great teambuilding exercise for university offices. For more information, visit Community Service Leave.

Employees as Volunteers (infographic, PDF).

 For more information on service opportunities, contact Tito Luna, VCU neighborhood outreach director, at

Service Opportunity Resource Links/Documents

  • Bridging Richmond
    Other (offsite)

    Bridging Richmond engages the community to address shared education and workforce priorities through data, collective action, and improvements from cradle to career.

  • ConnectVA
    Other (offsite)

    ConnectVA is a virtual nonprofit and civic hub that provides information-sharing tools and resources to empower individuals, advance organizations and strengthen community.

  • Corporation for National and Community Service
    Other (offsite)

    Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs - Senior Corps, AmeriCorps and the Social Innovation Fund.

    Other (offsite) is one of the largest orgs for young people and social change. 3.2 million members tackle campaigns that impact every cause, from poverty to violence to the environment.

  • Generator School Network
    Other (offsite)

    The Generator School Network is an online community of more than 5,000 youth and adult members who have discovered how they can change the world through service-learning.

  • HandsOn Greater Richmond
    Other (offsite)

    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.

  • Sample student service contract

  • Sample student service hour log

  • VCU Student Organizations
    Other (offsite)

    VCU has more than 500 registered student organizations.

  • VCU Student Volunteer Opportunities
    Other (offsite)

    Hosted by University Student Commons and Activities