Richmond Volunteers Pages
The Richmond Volunteers is the group for people who want to help the Richmond community. We are an eclectic bunch with these commonalities - we care about our community, and we're willing to get our hands dirty and help. Richmond Volunteers will be working side-by-side with people in need - need that comes in great diversity. If you are a compassionate person with a desire to help, please join us. Being hands on means we don't create our own fund raising events, but we may participate in organized events.
If you are willing to step up and lead an event or suggest groups that need our help, please contact one of the organizers or post on the message board, and check the board for updates. We hope to see you at an event soon.
Because we help others in need, you may meet people that aren't like yourself in many ways. These folks usually need a smile and a hand, and a great deal of the time they just a listening ear and a proverbial shoulder. A great many of the organizations with which we will work have established a method that works - and that's terrific! When we are helping others, we will do as the organization asks us.
- The number one rule of this group is to treat each other and the people we help with respect. We all have times when we need a hand - let's give two - and a heart.
- You must be 18 to join this group and attend events without a parent's consent. If the organization's age limit is lower and you have parental consent, you may be allowed to attend the event. The parent takes all responsibility for the minor. Please be sure to confirm with the organizer if you are under 18.
- You cannot hold this group's organizer(s) responsible for injuries or other issues. We act simply as organizers and make no warranties about events, the group or its members. Also keep in mind this is a public website.
- The organizations we work with and other volunteers count on your commitment. If you miss 3 events that you signed up for, you may be asked to leave the group. Simply take the time to update your RSVP when you have a conflict.
- Clothing: wear appropriate attire. If there are specific requirements they will be defined in the event, however use your good judgment. We are a part of a diverse community and we are there to help. When working in warehouses and on construction job sites, wear close-toed shoes.
- If you have an issue with another member that pertains to the work we do, please let an organizer know.
- In order to be able to participate in some activities, you may be asked by the organization to sign consent forms and follow their rules. If we know about it in advance, we will let you know.
- Have fun
- But the Last and Most Important rule is this: Tam gets a hug. One when you walk in and one when you walk out. *smile*.