Bringing the Kingdom of Heaven to Richmond, Virginia
An Every-Member Mission Trip

Current Project List

(updated July 21, 2014)

For Families:

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 Vicky Nicholau.

Neighborhood Project - Encourage local cookouts, gatherings, help/outreach projects, etc. to foster relationships. Liaison: Candi Brown.

For Adults:

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 Blanchard 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.

RVA United 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.

Homework 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 after school.

Special Activity Opportunities:
Teen Job Shadowing, Volunteer for Special Events and Music Recitals, Chaperone Field Trips.

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 Steve Blanchard and place your name on a list along with your particular skill set and when the need is presented, you will be called.

For Anyone

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: Deb Hocutt.

Essex Village Partnership - Work with leaders and residents of Essex Village on a variety of projects to improve life in the community. More info... Contacts: Theresa Norton and Vicky Pope.

Fluvanna Correctional Center – Help the women at Fluvanna Correctional Center by providing them with individually wrapped toothbrushes and tubes of toothpaste – no larger than 6 oz. Leave these items in the bins labeled Richmond Baptist Centers at the Mulberry Street entrance during the month of October.

Make It Write - Be a pen pal to someone who is imprisoned, shut-in, etc. Contact: Steve Blanchard.

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: Ralph Starling.

VCU International Students

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. More info... Contacts: Raylene Harton and Linda Dilucente.

Children’s Museum - Volunteer at the Children’s Museum of Richmond. Contact: Lynn Turner.

Individual Opportunities:

Exhibit 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 activities.

Group Opportunities:

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: 3-5 people

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