Central Virginia

At VSH, we believe that homelessness affects everybody in the community, and community volunteers can and should be a part of the solution! VSH volunteers in Central Virginia engage in mission-critical services that support our very low-income, formerly homeless residents in their efforts to stabilize, regain independence and connect to a caring community.

Volunteer Opportunities

General Volunteer Orientation

Nothing is more rewarding than offering some hands-on help in your community! Come to our volunteer orientation to learn more about joining our 1,000+ strong volunteer corps in Richmond. No matter your interests, skills or availability, we will do our best to match your interest with the needs of those we serve. From one-on-one tutoring to helping serve group meals, hosting monthly birthday parties or bringing the whole crew for a property beautification project, there’s  something for everyone at VSH.

Attending the orientation in no way commits you as a volunteer, so come on out and just see what we’re about.

To receive a schedule of orientation dates, please email Matthew Morrison at mmorrison@virginiasupportivehousing.org.

 

  • Individual Opportunities

    How can an individual get involved at VSH?

    Current/Upcoming Needs include:

    • Administrative Support Volunteer
    • Art Instructor
    • Chair Yoga/Meditation Instructor
    • Cooking on a Budget Instructor
    • Financial Literacy Instructor
    • GED Instructor
    • Gentle Aerobics Instructor
    • Independent Living Skills Coach
    • Nutrition Instructor
    • Tax Preparation Instructor
    • Therapy Animal Owner
    • Urban Gardener

    For a full description of each of these opportunities, click here.

    Need more ideas? Click here for more general service opportunities.

    There is something for EVERYONE when it comes to volunteering at VSH! What skills and knowledge do you have to share?

    See photos of all of our volunteers in action on our Facebook page!

  • Group Opportunities

    How can groups (corporations, congregations, etc) get involved at VSH?

    Current/Upcoming Needs include:

    • Serve a Meal, Serve our Clients
    • Affordable Housing Awareness Week
    • Property Beautification projects
    • Friendly visiting/TBI (traumatic brain injury) properties 

    For a full description of each of these opportunities, click here.

    Need more ideas? Click here for more general service opportunities.

    Whether your group is looking for regular, hands-on activity or intermittent participation, our clients truly thrive off of working with volunteer groups!

    See photos of all of our volunteers in action on our Facebook page!

  • Youth & Family Opportunities

    How can community youth groups or families get involved at VSH?

    VSH offers at least TWO youth/family-friendly service opportunities every month! These opportunities allow motivated youth volunteers (under the supervision of parents or guardians) to complete school service requirements, gain greater understanding about the issue of homelessness, and have a fun and meaningful experience.

    Current/Upcoming Needs include:

    • Birthdays for Everyone
    • Potluck Meals

    For a full description of each of these opportunities, click here.

    For more information about our birthday parties and pot luck dinners, please visit the HandsOn Greater Richmond opportunities calendar or send an e-mail to VSH Community Relations Manager, Crystal Stovall.

  • Internship Opportunities

    VSH is always in search of talented individuals looking to earn internship credit. We have opportunities available across the organization that include working involving–but not limited to–the following:

    • Communications and social media
    • General administrative support
    • Fundraising
    • Grant implementation
    • Non-Profit studies
    • Undergraduate social work
    • MSW Macro

     

    For a full description of each of these opportunities, click here.

  • Ongoing Donation Needs

    VSH conducts multiple volunteer activities and service projects throughout the year, which means that we go through lots and lots of supplies! If you would like to donate any of the items listed below to support our volunteer program and ensure its success, please see below for delivery instructions! Don’t forget that VSH provides written documentation of your in-kind donations for tax purposes!

    Meal supplies: Paper products (plates, cups, napkins, plastic utensils), Bottled water, Diet sodas

    Cleaning supplies: Garbage bags, filtration masks, vinyl gloves, paper towels, multi-surface cleaning spray, sponges, scrubbing brushes, sponge mops

    Birthday supplies: Colorful plastic tablecloths, party-themed paper products, balloons, hats, noisemakers, streamers, decorations, commercial birthday cards, cake mixes, tubs of icing

    Painting supplies: Paint brushes, Roller sleeves, Rolls of contractor’s paper, Blue painter’s tape, Disposable paint cups, tray liners

    Art supplies: Markers, poster paints, paint brushes, colored construction paper, glue sticks, glitter, tape

    To make a donation, please call Matthew Morrison at 804-788-6825, ext. 314 or send an email to mmorrison@virginiasupportivehousing.org! Thank you!


Volunteer Documents


Volunteer Links


For more information regarding volunteering in the Central Virginia area, please contact:

Matthew Morrison

Annual Fund Management Specialist
804.788.6825, ext. 314
mmorrison@virginiasupportivehousing.org

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