Volunteer Engagement and Opportunities
Enhance Your Community
Chesterfield County recognizes the knowledge, talent and skills of our community and encourages citizens to contribute their time and talents by volunteering. Volunteering is a way to develop new skills, make professional contacts, socialize, have an impact on your community and make a difference. Volunteers contribute thousands of hours of services annually to Chesterfield County Government. Engaged citizens enhance our community!
- Volunteers must be 14 years of age or older unless otherwise specified.
- Reference checks are strongly suggested and should be conducted by the supervisor with a minimum of two professional/personal references.
- Federal criminal background checks are conducted on all volunteers who will be providing services to juveniles.
- Be committed to your volunteer assignment.
- Only accept responsibilities that you can reasonably handle.
- Conduct yourself in a professional and ethical manner at all times.
- Follow all county and departmental policies and procedures.
- Meet time commitments or provide adequate notice so other arrangements can be made.
- Assist in tracking your volunteer hours.
- To know who your supervisor is and be given clear direction.
- To be treated in a respectful manner at all times.
- To be informed of policies and procedures and changes as appropriate.
- To receive orientation and training for your position.
- To feel your efforts contribute to the organization’s objectives.
- To feel appreciated for your contributions.
County Volunteer Opportunities
Chesterfield County offers volunteer opportunities for residents to become involved and engage with local government. To learn about new volunteer opportunities as they are posted, subscribe to receive volunteer opportunities notifications.
If you are a student and interested in an internship with Social Services, visit the Social Services Student Internship Program page.
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Community partners and organizations offer volunteer opportunities for residents to share their skills and talents with the greater Chesterfield community.
General Community Organizations
- American Heart Association
- Asian American Society of Central Virginia
- CARES, Inc. (Crisis Assistance Response Emergency Shelter)
- CARITAS (Congregations Around Richmond Involved to Assure Shelter)
- CCHASM (Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry)
- Chesterfield Food Bank
- Colonial Heights Food Pantry
- Culture Works
- Feed More
- First Tee Chesterfield
- For Richmond
- Friends of Pocahontas State Park
- Habitat for Humanity
- HandsOn Greater Richmond
- Home Again
- Maymont Foundation
- Mercy Mall
- Metropolitan Business League
- Ramp Access Made Possible by Students (RAMPS)
- READ Center (Reading and Education for Adult Development)
- Red Cross
- Resources for Independent Living
- Richmond Symphony
- Ride Finders
- SAFE (Substance Abuse Free Environment)
- Salvation Army
- Science Museum of Virginia
- Shepherds Center
- Swift Creek Mill Theatre
- Swim RVA
- Virginia Opera
- YMCA of Greater Richmond
- YWCA Richmond