In embracing the way of discipleship of Christ, UKirk RVA seeks to connect students to local Richmond mission organizations and opportunities, educating students on various needs in Richmond and fostering relationships within the immediate community. Below are some of the opportunities available:
LOCAL SERVICE & MISSION OPPORTUNITIES
Mission: For more than 30 years, Second Presbyterian Church has served a Monday meal to homeless people and others in need. The meal is prepared and served by more than 50 members of the church.
Volunteer opportunities for individuals: Register guests as they arrive; prepare and serve lunch; serve drinks; share meals with our guests.
Volunteer contact: Elva Mapp firstname.lastname@example.org
Assisting Families of Inmates
Mission: AFOI seeks to prevent the breakdown of relationships between inmates and their families by providing regular, meaningful visitation, support, and education services. The organization provides transportation to 15 correctional centers for hundreds of Richmond area families, enabling them to maintain relationships with incarcerated loved ones.
Volunteer opportunities for individuals: Help with Saturday morning bus transportation; registration for buses; help with video visitation on Saturdays and Sundays; serve on the organization’s board.
Volunteer contact: Fran Bolin, 804-643-2401
GoodPastures at Camp Hanover
Camp Hanover's GoodPastures environmental ministries program is always happy to welcome volunteers! From weeding the garden to caring for livestock to clearing trails to chopping firewood, there is always something to do outside for individuals or groups.
Volunteer contact: Colleen Earp 804-779-2811 email@example.com
Mission: to assist individuals who have been impacted by incarceration or homelessness, or who are battling a substance use disorder, to overcome barriers and obstacles faced within the community that hinder their prosperity and ability to have a thriving future.
Volunteer and connect through email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (804) 322-3311
Mission: to work with communities to ensure access to healthy food and the support to lead healthy lives. We believe everyone should have good food-- food that is good for our bodies, good for the environment, and good for our communities. However, thousands in Richmond lack access to healthy food. Many people also lack the tools and resources to cook it, eat it, and share it. Through sustainable agriculture and hands-on experiences, Shalom Farms works with communities to ensure access to healthy food, and the support to lead healthy lives.
Sign up to volunteer and learn more information about their TWO locations: shalomfarms.org/volunteer2/
For more mission opportunities, please visit www.2presrichmond.org/opportunities/ or email us directly!