Join HandsOn Greater Richmond on October 15th, when over 1,300 volunteers will give back at more than 65 different projects across the Richmond region. Many volunteer opportunities on HandsOn Day, and throughout the year, are family friendly. Young kids are encouraged to be a part of the action! Two great projects that kids can be involved in are the Fall Fan Cleanup (minimum age, 1) and the Winter Gardens project (minimum age, 5). With over 65 different projects around the city there are plenty of ways that you and your family can help.
If you are unable to attend the one of the events, or can’t commit to the full morning there are also DIY opportunities that can be completed and delivered prior to HandsOn Day, and “drop in” projects that don’t last the full four hours.
A family friendly celebration will be held at Gather Scott’s Addition and the Three Notch’d Brewery Courtyard. The HandsOn Day celebration will include a local DJ, a community mural project, a face painter, food trucks, drinks, and more.
Last year, HandsOn Day brought Richmonders together to provide more than 4,258 volunteer hours at 66 different opportunities with nonprofits and community organizations—a $117,762 value of volunteer time invested in the community. With your help, HandsOn can make an even greater impact through this year’s day of service.
“What I love most about HandsOn Day is that it provides an opportunity for anyone to get involved. There is a wide variety of projects from gardening to art projects and everything in between which means regardless of age, personal interest or skill set there really is something for everyone. Additionally, in just a few short hours this group of volunteers makes a huge impact across the city and surrounding counties. In this election season when the talk of change and making a difference are prominent I am reminded that HandsOn Day is a great opportunity for me to put my words into action. Give a Day. Love RVA!” – Catherine Lukhard, Chair of the HandsOn Day Steering Committee