What You Can Do?

Five Things You Can Do to help end homelessness in the Richmond region.

Current Opportunities with Homeward

Volunteers bring invaluable contributions to the work of our region's homeless services system.

  • Coordinate a donation drive. Homeward collects donated toiletries to create care packages to hand out at event. Homeward collects items like bars of soap, shampoo, and toothpaste.
  • Point-In-Time Count - Sheltered and unsheltered men, women and children experiencing homelessness in our region are counted (adults are also surveyed) twice a year to help our region monitor the number and demographics of people experiencing this crisis. Volunteers assist by conducting surveys and participating in outreach teams. 60-70 volunteers are typically needed for each event in January and July.
  • Project Homeless Connect - This annual event matches clients with volunteers in a one-of-a-kind partnership to assist chronically homeless adults connect to as many on-site services as possible in one day. The goal for the event, and its high level of volunteer involvement, is to eliminate some of the barriers people experience as they seek to access the very services that might help them start the return journey to stable lives. At least 500 volunteers are needed to partner with over 500 clients.


Visit Hands On Greater Richmond for other volunteer opportunities

Hands On Greater Richmond provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the Greater Richmond region.







Call 211 for more opportunities to volunteer and information.

211 Virginia is the regional information and referral system for Greater Richmond area's health and human services organizations. 211 maintains an up-to-date database of agencies, their services as well as their needs - for donations and volunteers.



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United Way Campaign Info

Combined Federal Campaign # 45479
Local Governments & Schools # 373
General Donations # 4197