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Director of Juvenile Services
Jana D. Carter 

Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist 
Kelly Mathis 

Youth Development Specialist
Rachelle Hunley 

Administrative Secretary
Patty Glazier 

Phone Numbers
(804) 796-7100
(804) 748-1099 (Fax)

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Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Mailing Address
Chesterfield County Youth Planning and Development
P.O. Box 40
Chesterfield, VA 23832

Street Address
9700 Krause Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832Map this 

 
Youth Planning and Development
Youth Volunteers Opportunities

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. Some organizations offer opportunities to younger youths when accompanied by an adult.

American Civil War Museum - 804-649-1861
15-year-old minimum - Monitor tours help in gift shop and at front desk.

Autism Society of Central Virginia - 804-257-0192
14-year-old minimum - Serve as a buddy to a child/teen/adult with autism and help with bowling as needed.

Children's Hospital of Richmond - 804-828-0922
14-year-old minimum or rising Freshman - Junior volunteer program only in the summer.

Children's Museum of Richmond - 804-474-7000
14-year-old minimum - Help educators, assist visitors with cave tours, theaters, computer and art studio.

Comfort Zone Camp - 804-377-3430
15-year-old minimum - Junior counselors run errands, help in the office and with activities and events.

Edgar Allan Poe Museum - 804- 648-5523
14-year-old minimum -Help in the museum gift shop and library.

Friends Association for Children - 804-644-2357
15-year-old minimum - Homework buddies and administrative helpers in Richmond.

Habitat for Humanity, Richmond - 804- 232-7001
16-year-old minimum - Help with building new homes using hand tools. No construction skills needed.

HCA Hospital/Chippenham - 804-483-3256
15-year-old minimum - Assist with flower and mail delivery, in the gift shop, and patient registration and discharge. Summer, Fall and Winter Sessions.

HCA Hospital/Johnston-Willis - 804-489-5081
15-year-old minimum - Assist with flower and mail delivery, in the gift shop, and patient registration and discharge. Summer, Fall and Winter Sessions.

Information & Referral Center United Way - 804-275-2000
14-year-old minimum - Stuff envelopes and prepare bulk mailings.

March of Dimes Foundation - 804-968-4120
16-year-old minimum - Assist with office duties; will train.

Maymont Foundation - 804- 358-7166
15-year-old minimum - Volunteer year-round in the garden, nature or children's centers, gift shop; assist with special events.

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 804-276-4249
14-year-old minimum - Assist with activities that involve the Special Olympians.

St. Joseph 's Villa - 804-521-5577
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.

The Virginia Home - 804-359-4093
16-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.

YMCA's
14-year old minimum - 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- 751-4141

Chesterfield Historical Society - 804-777-9663
16-year-old minimum - Help with tours, in the gift shop and as a library assistant.

LucyCorr Village - 804-706-5675
14-year-old minimum - Serve as a candy striper to assist nurses with patients; visit and assist with trips.

Parks and Recreation - 804- 748-1126
14-year-old minimum - Work with camp programs and community centers.

Libraries
16-year-old minimum - Straighten books, shelve books and assist with summer programs.

Bon Air - 804-318-8966
Central (Temporarily Closed) - 804-748-1603
Chester - 804-318-8977
Clover Hill - 804-318-8668
Enon - 804-318-8911
Ettrick-Matoaca - 804-318-8688
LaPrade - 804-318-8988
Meadowdale - 804-318-8778
Midlothian - 804-768-7907
North Courthouse Road - 804-318-8499

Rockwood Park Nature Center - 804- 745-7020
14-year-old minimum - Help with exhibits, animals, nature programs and camps.

The following Websites have additional youth volunteer resources:

  • http://www.volunteermatch.org
  • http://virginiaservice.virginia.gov/volunteering/
  • http://www.goodsearch.com
  • https://www.handsonrva.org/
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