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 Vol. Manager Laura Pilati at lpilati@st-andrews-school.org or (804) 648-4545 x141 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/volunteer.shtml 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, vistor 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
Ronald McDonald House Sibling Center at VCU Children's Pavilion* http://www.rmhc-richmond.org/get-involved/ -Happy Wheels hospitality cart to pass out snacks, drinks, toys and activities to families in pediatrics units -Engage with the children in the Sibling Center in age-appropriate activities such as talking, listening, reading, art, games, etc. 1000 East Broad St.    1.5 mi
Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU* http://www.chrichmond.org  /Volunteers-on-the-MCV-Campus.htm   Administration (clerical); Child Life; Information desk; Inpatient units (NICU, acute care pediatrics, TCU, etc.); Outpatient clinics; Physical, occupational and speech therapy; Recreation Therapy 1000 East Broad St.   1.5 mi 
Children's Museum of Richmond http://c-mor.org/full-
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
Massey Cancer Center* https://www.massey.vcu.edu/giving/ways/volunteer/ Volunteer with patients; Virtual volunteering (helping with book/clothes drives, creating comfort kits, crafting, etc.); Help at fundraising events 401 College Street 1.9 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

*accessible by Campus Connector