You may change a life, and your life may be changed forever.
CARITAS Volunteers serve those experiencing homelessness in Richmond by working through their congregations to provide shelter, food, showers, laundry, and much more to their neighbors in need. They work at the Furniture Bank shopping with clients, sorting donations, collecting furniture and household essentials for clients, and building furniture. They share their expertise in Works classes helping us to empower those with barriers to employment to find and keep jobs.
Come in once a week or a couple times a month... flexible and meaningful opportunities are available. Individual volunteers assist during all hours of operation. M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Our volunteer program outlines as follows:
Shelter - Make an enormous difference in your community by becoming a host congregation. Each hosting congregation recruits, trains and schedules its volunteers internally. From time to time, a hosting congregation requests outside support from smaller "helper" congregations interested in partnering with others to put on a host week.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 887-1595 to host shelter with CARITAS.
Furniture Bank - Numerous opportunities exist for on-site volunteers to shop with clients, prepare for the Yard Sale, or sort incoming donations on Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. We ask that you attend a "Connect with CARITAS" orientation which is offered every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. at CARITAS, 1125 East Commerce Road, Richmond 23224. We welcome on-site volunteers aged 16 and older, with underage volunteers aged 16 and 17 providing adult supervision (one adult per five minors). Groups are also welcome on selected weekday afternoons - please call (804) 343-5008 for available times.
We are open for individual volunteers one Saturday each month from 9:00 a.m. until noon. Visit HandsOn Greater Richmond to sign up. We also host one volunteer group on that Open Saturday. Please call (804) 343-5008 for availability.
Corporate, civic and other groups are encouraged to volunteer with us; we offer many rewarding opportunities for teams. Learn about our Dresser/Table Build project.
Off-site volunteers of any age can host a drive to collect gently used household items (pillows, linens, towels, dishes, pots/pans, etc....) and deliver them to the Furniture Bank warehouse where they will be distributed to the formerly homeless community. There are also plenty of group opportunities at the Furniture Bank.
Contact email@example.com or call 343-5008 ext.408 to learn more about volunteering with CARITAS.
Works – Our students need your expertise to assist them with basic computer skills, resume writing, interviewing, and dressing professionally. We also use volunteers with training faciliation skills to teach selected classes.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 612-1752 to learn more about volunteering with CARITAS Works.