Healthy Volunteerism Guidelines
Neighbors helping neighbors is a wonderful thing!
To make sure that everyone stays safe, do not volunteer if:
- You are sick or feeling unwell.
- You have been near someone who is sick.
- You have recently traveled abroad.
- You have traveled to a highly impacted part of the U.S.
- You are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19.
If you are requesting a volunteer, let your volunteer know if any of the statements above apply to you as well!
Remember: Even when volunteering, practice social distancing - do not shake hands or have any unnecessary physical contact.
For more information regarding Chesterfield County’s response to COVID-19: www.chesterfield.gov/coronavirus
Community Clean-Up Events
Chesterfield County's Department of Community Enhancement offers various volunteer opportunities. In alignment with the County's vision, Community Enhancement is hosting neighborhood clean-up events in 2019, to include litter pickup, grass cutting, raking leaves, mulching, planting flowers, painting, and other tasks as needed to help beautify the neighborhoods.
All volunteers who plan to participate in a community clean-up event, must be registered (this includes youth). If the event indicates adults must be present, youth and adults must register as a team. If allowed on the project, any youth volunteers under the age of 18 must bring a parent-signed youth waiver to the project.
Veoila James River Plant Cleans Up Bellwood Road
Veolia James River Plant, joined Chesterfield’s Adopt-A-Spot program on April 4, 2019. Twenty-one employees removed 675 pounds of litter from Bellwood Road in less than two hours, and on November 7, 625 pounds of debris was removed. The Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Program appreciates the dedication of the Veolia volunteers in keeping a portion of the county clean. Thank you for making an environmental difference in Chesterfield County.
"Green and Clean" Team Fights Litter in Cosby High School Area
“Green and Clean” team was formed two years ago at Clover Hill Elementary by Ms. Cavin. Ms. Cavin encourages her students to make a difference in the community. A “big thanks” to Ms. Cavin and team for being role models. This team collected 100 pounds of litter/debris in 1.5 hours
Sophie, a team member, is very passionate about the environment and spoke at the Richmond Youth Climate Strike on September 20th and was interviewed by NBC12. Keep up the good work!
Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Works With Mount Vernon Youth Teams
During Local Youth Missions week, Mount Vernon Baptist Church in Glen Allen sponsors a youth group, consisting of middle and high school students who participate in different missions’ projects around the community for one week. The students completed many different yard-work projects for two seniors on the Jefferson Davis Corridor. Through each of these projects, the students were able to step out of their comfort zone while giving a helping hand to those in need.
Thank you Amanda Gurley, for leading the projects, Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team and the Sheriff’s Workforce for your leadership. All teams worked hard in extremely warm conditions to make a difference in Chesterfield County. Looking forward to working with Mount Vernon’s teams in 2020.
Community Enhancement Welcomes Capital One to the Adopt-A-Spot Program
Capital One's Green team of nine, picked up litter and recyclable material on N. Enon Church Road on July 25th. In 90 minutes, this dedicated team removed 250 pounds of litter/debris from the environment. The team hopes to increase membership and return in October to clean the entire road. Officer Tim Morton was present to make sure they were safe and hydrated. Thank you Capital One for keeping Chesterfield clean and green.
Highly motivated Meadowbrook Estates Civic Association (MECA) MECA Team Fights Litter
Litter Team, on tour #3 Saturday, May 4th. The weather was ideal for picking up litter and taking care of unwanted vegetation and debris.
Within 90-minutes, this team accumulated litter, and trimmed back the protruding shrubbery to access litter matted within it. MECA is proud of their continuous cleanup efforts and have scheduled to continue the fight against litter for the rest of the year.
Brush Clean-Up in Ampthill
Thirty residents and volunteers gathered in the Ampthill community to remove unwanted brush and debris from property and common areas. Two 40-yard dumpsters were provided by the Department of Community Enhancement to place the unwanted items for proper disposal. A big “thank you” to Brian Chamberlain, Bobby Hyne and three Amazon volunteers for helping to make Ampthill shine!
VSU Business School Students Clean the Appomattox River
“At VSU, we are proudly committed to: providing a transformative experience for our students, strategically investing in our academic programs, embracing our position as a top Land Grant University, embracing our role as Virginia’s Opportunity University, and partnering together as a University to tell our story”. Jonathan M. Young, Director of Corporate Relations, Reginald F. Lewis College of Business
Congratulations! Recipient of the 2018 Metropolitan Business League’s (MBL) Chairman’s Leadership Award, recognized for building leaders.
Veolia Joins Chesterfield's Anti-Litter Campaign
On April 16, 2019, Veolia - James River Plant, joined Chesterfield’s Adopt-A-Spot Program. Twenty-one employees removed 675 pounds of litter from Bellwood Road in less than two hours. The Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Program and Community Enhancement appreciates Veolia’s dedication in keeping a piece of Chesterfield County clean and green. Thank you, Veolia, for making a difference in our community.
L. C. Bird High School Participates in the "Trash Challenge"
Paola Henriquez always “steps up to the plate” when it comes to volunteering in Chesterfield. She has a passion for keeping Chesterfield clean and green. When Paola sees a littered area in the county, especially near L. C. Bird High School, she goes in to action.
On March 23, 2019, Paola gathered 10 volunteers from her school to pick up litter and debris around the school complex and parts of Courthouse Road. They removed 250 pounds of litter and collectively earned 30 community service hours. Paola and her volunteers are a role model for all students in Chesterfield County. The Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team and Community Enhancement applauds L. C. Bird students for taking the “trash challenge” to enhance the beauty of the community.
Shenandoah Residents "Give Back" to their Community
Residents of Shenandoah are passionate about keeping their community clean and green. Thank you, Barbara, for being the team leader for Shenandoah’s Adopt-A-Spot team. All citizens are encouraged to join the County’s anti-litter campaign. Contact Pam Cooper, Department of Community Enhancement, at 804-751-2227 or email@example.com for more information. The Adopt-A-Spot program gives students an opportunity to earn community service hours.
Community Enhancement Keep Chesterfield Beautiful Team Partners with Virginia State University in "Giving Back to the Community"
On January 21, 2019, seventy three students participated in the "Give Back to the Community" in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. The students divided into three teams to pick up litter and debris on campus, roadside ravines and sections of River Road. The teams worked hard in bitter cold weather conditions to enhance the beauty of the community that represents Virginia State University.
Congratulations to the students for removing 1,075 pounds of litter and debris from the college area. The students are eager to continue to keep Virginia State University and Chesterfield County clean and green.
Giving Back to the Community
The Department of Community Enhancement received a call from a resident in the Deer Run subdivision offering free wood to those in need. Rich Billingsley, License Inspector for the county suggested that the department gather a team to retrieve the wood, split it and deliver to an ill resident in the Normandale community. Rich, along with his daughter Katie and son Travis, and Shane Bailey, a Community Enhancement Code Compliance officer went to work. The recipient was grateful to have the wood for heat as winter is fast approaching. Teamwork at its best!
VSU Students Honored the College by Keeping it Clean
After VSU’s homecoming on October 20, 2018, student volunteers from Phi Beta Sigma Incorporated and AbStrakt Entertainment joined forces as the “Aftermath Campus Clean-Up”. They picked up litter on Chesterfield Avenue, the front of MPC and parts of River Road. They collectively picked up over 20 bags of trash. A big “thank you” from the Keep Chesterfield Beautiful team!