Volunteer Services and Opportunities
Citizen Information and Resources connects people to services and opportunities to engage with their community. Volunteers and community groups are a vital connection to the community as they work with county staff to enhance and enrich the quality of life for all.
Interested in volunteering? Complete our Volunteer Application.
- Share your talents.
- Meet new people and make new friends.
- Acquire new skills.
- Stay connected to the community.
- Feel a sense of pride and gratitude.
- Have fun!
- 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.
- 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.
- Statement of Confidentiality (PDF)
- Volunteer Agreement (PDF)
- Volunteer Handbook (PDF)
- Volunteer Parental-Guardian Consent (PDF)
Chesterfield Food Bank
The Chesterfield Food Bank fights hunger and empowers lives by building authentic relationships through meeting the basic needs of our community. Recognizing that food insecurity is just a symptom, our heart is to fight that symptom and identify and address the root issues. To volunteer with food distribution, please see the available opportunities or make a financial donation.
HandsOn Greater Richmond
HandsOn Greater Richmond provides a list for individuals, families, teams and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region. They offer unique, fun and flexible ways to connect with the community and provide volunteer management resources to the nonprofit sector.
Organizations Based on Interest
- 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
- 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