Virginia Home for Boys and Girls employs professional and skilled staff but also relies on the generosity of volunteers. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities that can accommodate the skills and talents of you and/or your group. We use volunteers to help with special events, administrative duties, fun activities, campus improvements, and anything that helps further our mission. For volunteer coordination, contact Erin Nord at ENord@vhbg.org or 804-270-6566, ext. 1190.
Gardening and flower planting are always volunteer needs this time of year. Gardens make our campus beautiful … and therapeutic!
Other volunteer needs that involve your time and skills:
Administrative/Typing in Excel
Build a climbing wall
Build a disc golf course
Facilitate sport clinics
Facilitate drama or music clinics
Repair and resurface tennis courts
Seamstress services (throw pillows/valances/curtains)
Guest speakers –to share information about careers with our John G. Wood School students or to share advice about being a good employee
Host a tour of a work facility to give students a ‘real-life’ experience
Host a staff development day to show appreciation to our hard-working staff
Cheerleaders – cheer on the John G. Wood School basketball team during a game. Unlike traditional schools, our students do not always have families, friends, fans to cheer them on… and it will give both teams a feeling of belonging to the community if guests were to come and cheer on the teams. (November – February)