Volunteering lets you help others, build your resume and learn new skills! Plenty of volunteer opportunities are available in the community
Listed below are organizations in the Chesterfield County, Henrico County and Richmond areas that offer opportunities for volunteers under 18.
American Lung Association of Virginia - 804-955-4910
16-year-old minimum - Help with outdoor activities and health fairs, work with the Teens Against Tobacco Use committee, and provide office assistance.
Camp Baker Respite Care - 804-748-4789
16-year-old minimum - Answer telephones, assist counselors with campers, help with craft classes and with other recreational activities.
Children's Hospital of Richmond - 804-321-7474
14-year-old minimum - Junior volunteer program only in the summer.
16-year-old minimum - Assist therapist and provide clerical support.
Children's Museum of Richmond - 804-474-7000
14-year-old minimum - Help educators, assist visitors with cave tours, theaters, computer and art studio areas.
Comfort Zone Camp - 804-377-3430
15-year-old minimum - Junior counselors run errands, help in the office and with activities and events.
CJW Medical Center/Chippenham - 804-323-8882
14-year-old minimum - Assist with flower and mail delivery, in gift shop, and patient registration and discharge.
CJW Medical Center/Johnston-Willis - 804-330-2082
15-year-old minimum - Assist with flower and mail delivery, in the gift shop, and patient registration and discharge.
Easter Seals Virginia- 804-287-1007
16-year-old minimum - Run errands, perform office duties.
Edgar Allan Poe Museum - 804-648-5523
14-year-old minimum -Help in the museum gift shop and library.
Habitat for Humanity, Richmond - 804-232-7001
16-year-old minimum - Help with building new homes using hand tools. No construction skills needed.
Information & Referral Center United Way - 804-275-2000
14-year-old minimum - Stuff envelopes and prepare bulk mailings.
Legal Aid Society Inc. - 804-648-1012
16-year-old minimum - Help in the office and with computer work; will train.
March of Dimes Foundation - 968-4120
16-year-old minimum - Assist with office duties; will train.
Maymont Foundation - 804-358-7166
16-year-old minimum - Volunteer year-round in the garden, nature or children's centers, gift shop; assist with special events.
Museum of the Confederacy - 804-649-1861
15-year-old minimum - Monitor tours help in gift shop and at front desk.
Multiple Sclerosis Association - 804-353-5008
16-year-old minimum - Help prepare for events, computer work and filing.
Prevent Child Abuse Virginia - 804-359-6166
14-year-old minimum - Help with mailings and filing; perform research.
Richmond SPCA - 804-521-1329
16-year-old minimum - Walk dogs to give them exercise and opportunities to play and socialize with people, bathe dogs.
Science Museum of Virginia - 804-864-1514
14-year-old minimum - Help in the office, gift shop, at birthday parties and camp-ins; assist in the gallery and with summer classes.
Special Olympics Virginia - SOVA Area 6 804-346-5544 or 276-4249
14-year-old minimum - Assist with activities that involve the Special Olympians.
St. Joseph 's Villa - 804-553-3200
16-year-old minimum - Assist with child care, special events and food services.
Swift Creek Mill Theatre - 804-748-5203
16-year-old minimum - Help with development and marketing, production support or during performances as an usher or greeter.
United Methodist Family Services - 804-353-4461
14-year-old minimum - Perform computer work; mail,stuff envelopes.
Virginia Home - 804-359-4093
14-year-old minimum - Provide one-on-one assistance to physically disabled adults (writing letters, playing games, feeding, swimming); assist with outings.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts - 804-340-1400
16-year-old minimum - Work with children in art resource center, assist staff with family open house, and school and family programs.
Help with a variety of volunteer opportunities. Pick one to suit your interests, talents and schedule.
Chester Branch - 804-748-9622
Manchester Branch - 804-276-9622
Midlothian Branch - 804-379-5668
Swift Creek Branch - 804-595-9622
Camp Thunderbird Branch - 804-748-6714
Chesterfield County Government
Volunteer Coordinator - 804-751-4142
Chesterfield Historical Society - 804-777-9663
16-year-old minimum - Help with tours, in the gift shop and as a library assistant.
Lucy Corr Village - 804-706-5675
14-year-old minimum - Serve as a candy striper to assist nurses with patients; visit and assist with trips.
Mental Retardation Services Coordinator and Family Intervention Specialist - 804-768-7232
16-year-old minimum - Filing, copying and organizing.
Parks and Recreation - 804-748-1126
14-year-old minimum - Work with camp programs and community centers.
Public Libraries - 804-748-1772
16-year-old minimum - Straighten books, shelve books and assist with summer programs.
Rockwood Park Nature Center - 804-745-7020
14-year-old minimum - Help with exhibits, animals, nature programs and camps.
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