Opportunities Near Campus

The Office of Neighborhood Outreach within the Division of Community Engagement has compiled a list of some of the service opportunities near VCU. To update information or add opportunities, contact Tito Luna, VCU neighborhood outreach director, at taluna@vcu.edu.





Distance from Commons
Grace and Holy Trinity Rev. Kim Reinholz at kreinholz@ghtc.org or VCU Campus Ministry student intern Jordan Cooke at cookeje2@mymail.vcu.edu  Meal service 8 North Laurel St.  0.1 mi
St. Andrew's School Application on St. Andrew's website or contact Ashlee Ligon at aligon@st-andrews-school.org. Very close direct involvement with a specific child on a weekly basis or assisting a classroom teacher, to painting around the school or administrative work. Commitments can be weekly, monthly or on a project basis, depending on which volunteer role you choose.   227 South Cherry St.    0.3 mi
Higher Achievement at Binford Middle School info@higherachievement.org and application on website Mentoring, tutoring middle school youth 1701 Floyd Ave.  0.5 mi
The Daily Planet http://www.dailyplanetva.org/give-help/volunteer/ Needs drive/collection: Needs list online. Breaking Bread meal program (info on website) 517 West Grace St.    0.5 mi
Open High School Brigette Newberry at bnewberr@rvaschools.net   600 South Pine St.    0.7 mi
2nd Baptist Church sbcwestend14@gmail. com or (804) 353-7682  Meal service 1400 Idlewood Ave.  0.7 mi
Carver Elementary School https://www.cisofrichmond.org/get-involved/volunteer/ Mentor, homework helper, lunch buddy, guest reader, small group leader, career day visitor, supplies drive host 1110 West Leigh St.    0.8 mi
Art 180 http://www.art180.org/ways-to-support/volunteer Mentor, staff event tables, make/buy food for events, photograph events, office work, hang an exhibit, lead a 12-week program. 114 West Marshall St.  0.9 mi
2nd Presbyterian Church Elva Mapp at eamapp@icloud. com  Meal service 5 North 5th St.  0.9 mi
Black History Museum & Cultural Center of Virginia http://blackhistorymuseum.org/get-involved/ Decorating, helping with special events, visitor services 122 West Leigh St.    1.0 mi
Centenary United Methodist (804) 648-8319  Meal service 411 East Grace St.  1.1 mi
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Richmond http://www.rmhc-richmond.org/get-involved/ -House Volunteers: answer the phone and door, accept donations, light housework, etc. -Meal volunteers provide lunch or dinner for the families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. 2330 Monument Ave.   1.2 mi 
Maggie L. Walker National Historic Site https://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm Greet visitors and provide information about the park and the National Park Service in the park visitor center; Staff special events; Conduct research and assist with administrative tasks 600 North 2nd St.    1.2 mi
St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hana Yun at hyun@stpaulsrva. org or (804) 643-3589) School program; Mass; Meal service 815 East Grace St.  1.2 mi
Sixth Mount Zion Baptist   Walk-in meal serving on Fridays (volunteers show up at 10 a.m.; food served from 11-12:30) 14 West Duval St.  1.3 mi
3rd Street Bethel, AME (804) 643.8157  Meal service 614 N. Third Street  1.4 mi
Branch Museum of Architecture and Design http://branchmuseum.org/support/volunteer/ Assist during opening receptions, lectures, panel discussions, special events; Help launch Docent program  2501 Monument Ave.    1.4 mi
Library of Virginia* http://www.lva.virginia.gov/about/support/ Transcribe historical documents; Administrative volunteer work; Help update databases and unpack, sort and catalog 800 East Broad St.    1.4 mi
Science Museum of Virginia http://www.smv.org/about/join-our-team -Exhibit interpreter, lab assistant, dome usher, special events volunteer, camp in volunteers   2500 West Broad St.  1.5 mi
Children's Museum of Richmond http://c-mor.org/full-menu/get-involved/ Engage youth visitors 2626 West Broad St.  1.6 mi
The John Marshall House* (804) 648-7998 or johnmarshallhouse@preserv ationvirginia.org     818 East Marshall St.  1.6 mi
The Valentine* http://thevalentine.org/give/volunteer Assist museum operations, museum store and special events 1015 East Clay St. 1.6 mi 
The American Civil War Museum* https://acwm.org/contact/volunteer- application-richmond Museum Store; White House Tour Guide; Living History Interpreters; Front Desk Representative 1201 East Clay St. 1.8 mi
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Kim Frola at kim.frola@vmfa. museum or (804) 340.1461 Ask Me Ambassadors (AMAs): help greet visitors, assist with way finding, check visitors’ coats, usher, take tickets, gather feedback on visitors’ experiences, perform other special assignments; Family Day Event Assistants 200 North Boulevard 1.8 mi
Virginia Holocaust Museum https://www.vaholocaust.org/volunteer-and-intern-opportunities/ Become a docent: lead multiple weekly tours for of the museum’ s exhibits for school groups; Internship opportunities helping with: archives, research, oral histories, exhibits 2000 East Cary St. 2.0 mi
Sacred Heart Center http://shcrichmond.org/en/volunteer/ Teach English; Mentor; Spanish literacy teacher; Bilingual administrative volunteer 1400 Perry St. 2.2 mi
VCU Health * http://www.vcuhealth.org/volunteer VCU Health volunteer opportunities include VCU Health, Massey Cancer Center, and Children’s Hospital of Richmond  volunteer assignments. Volunteers assist with administrative assistance, unit assistance, patient visitation, pediatrics and child care, support services and welcoming and wayfinding.
The program for college and graduate students operates on a semester basis. Please visit our website for more information.

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