The IRC in Richmond offers several team oriented activities. These activities range from cultural outings with clients to organizing fundraising events. Gather a group of friends, family members, or co-workers and get involved!
For more information, have one member of your group complete an application. In the field "Please enter the top three positions that interest you", indicate you have a group and your area of volunteer interest.
Collect donations of new and gently used items to help welcome a family to greater RVA. Assist staff on move-in day with transporting items and setting up the house or apartment. Flexible hours for group of 5-10 volunteers.
Help families explore the city of Richmond and learn how to use public transportation. Have a picnic at Maymont Park, take the family to the library. Show refugees the heart of the city and its central cultural draws. 5-10 volunteers.
Community members can form teams and lead their own initiatives to shop or collect our most needed items that will go directly into client hands. Contact volunteerrichmond [at] rescue.org to get started.
Employment Readiness Workshop:
Assist clients in developing skills needed for obtaining employment. Volunteers will have the opportunity to engage with clients at a job readiness workshop. Volunteers can assist with mock interview role playing and filling out job applications.
One day, 2-4 hour commitment for group of 5 volunteers.
Financial Literacy Workshop:
Assist clients to learn about banking and budgeting in the U.S. Explore benefits of different banking institutions and topics such as direct deposit of paychecks. Assist interested clients to open a bank account. Flexible hours for group of 5 volunteers.