Bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to
An Every-Member Mission Trip
Current Project List
(updated July 21, 2014)
Bake and Take - Every other month
families gather at the church to bake cookies and make cards which they will
deliver door to door in the Fan area the same day. This project needs a coordinator. Interested? Contact
Neighborhood Project - Encourage
local cookouts, gatherings, help/outreach projects, etc. to foster
Laburnum Elementary School has requested volunteers and mentors
to help out this coming school year. This request is in addition to ongoing requests from Glen Lea Elementary and Anna Julia Cooper School, however, if you are interested please contact
Steve Blanchard for an application.
Richmond Friends of the Homeless
is in need of volunteers
to serve lunch to those in need at their southside location the 4th Monday
of every month: Broomfield CME Church, 609 Jefferson Davis Hwy from 11:45
am- 12:45 pm. Call Shawnee Hansen at 608-0971 for more information.
Volunteer as a
substitute driver for Meals on Wheels -
The First Baptist Church team provides drivers on Fridays. While
the team is usually fully staffed, there are frequent needs for substitute
drivers. Please contact Steve
for more information.
Volunteer as a
driver for The Shepherd's Center -
The Shepherd's Center offers transportation to medical appointments
and grocery stores for those 60 and over free of charge. For more
information, please contact Julie
Adams-Buchanan at 355-7282.
Volunteer Driver Job
Description. Find out
more about The Shepherd's Center.
needs church members to serve as service project leaders for small
group service projects that RVA United will engage in. For more information,
contact Rob Courain.
Friends Association for Children is
looking for volunteers in the following areas:
Music Instructors: Monday evenings
at Richmond Center, Tuesday evenings at Church Hill Center. Needed to teach
lessons in any musical instrument to a child with no previous experience.
They will provide an instrument for the student.
Buddies: Monday-Thursday at both centers any time from 3:00-5:00
p.m.. Needed to assist children K-8th grades with homework and studying
Special Activity Opportunities: Teen
Job Shadowing, Volunteer for Special Events and Music Recitals, Chaperone
Group Activity Participants: Examples -
Arts and Crafts, Storytime, School Supply Drive, Clothes Drive, Book Drive.
If interested, contact
Jessica Hockett at 644-2357 to
get involved and set up a volunteer orientation.
Visit their web site
for more information.
Community Care - help local single
mothers and disabled adults make home and auto repairs. Just contact
Blanchard and place your name on a list along with your particular skill set
and when the need is presented, you will be called.
The Prodigal Project - The
production of a film. People of all skills and interests will be needed
during the production. There will be opportunities not only for
actors/actresses, extras and technical crew. We'll need drivers, security
people, cooks, cable-pullers, people to sew and help with hair and makeup.
Production schedule is not yet determined. Tentative time frame for
production is 2014. Find out more about the project on David Powers' blog.
Read a FAQ about the project.
Visit the Belltower
Pictures website. Contact:
Essex Village Partnership - Work
with leaders and residents of Essex Village on a variety of projects to
improve life in the community.
Theresa Norton and
Richmond Baptist Centers
- Oregon Hill Baptist Center
– Help children in Oregon Hill prepare for school. Leave new socks or
underwear for children (kindergarten through high school) in the bins
labeled Richmond Baptist Centers at the Mulberry Street entrance during the
month of August.
Make It Write
- Be a pen pal to someone who is imprisoned, shut-in, etc. Contact:
Adopt-A–Student - Adopt an international or
seminary student. Check in with them, provide care packages, invite
them over for dinner and family outings, bring them to church, etc. Contact:
VCU International Students escape the campus for
a day at Virginia Beach with Ralph Starling.
Adopt-A-School - Help tutor, provide
supplies, landscaping, special projects, etc. at Glen Lea Elementary School.
Raylene Harton and Linda Dilucente.
Children’s Museum - Volunteer at the
Children’s Museum of Richmond. Contact:
Buddy – assist the Guest Services staff on the museum floor with daily
exhibit upkeep and special activities such as the carousel, story times,
face-painting, and more.
Art Studio – assist the Art Studio staff
with daily studio upkeep (organizing materials, prepping materials, creating
examples) and interacting with children and guests – assisting children with
art projects, answering questions, assisting with finding materials.
Birthday Buddy – assist the Guest Services staff with executing fun an
exciting birthday parties. This opportunity involves set-up, decorating the
party room, facilitating games and crafts, and assisting with other party
Book Bank –
volunteers will assist with organizing donated books and preparing books to
be picked up at the Book Bank, which is located at the main branch of the
Richmond Public Library. Group size: 3-5 people
Special Events –
throughout the summer and school year, CMoR Central hosts large special
events for which we need large numbers of volunteers. Volunteers help with
special event-related activities including face-painting, crafts,
food/beverages, and general crowd control. Group size: any (can vary
depending on event)
Ditto Kiddo/Museum Gift Shop – volunteers are
needed at CMoR Central to assist with organizing, pricing, and prepping
donated clothing for display in our Ditto Kiddo shop. Volunteer are also
needed to organize, price, and display gift shop merchandise. Group size: