volunteer richmond vaCARITAS has volunteer opportunities available every day. Flexible and meaningful opportunities are available for you, your office, your family, and your neighbors! Each hour of time you donate helps transform lives and brighten our community. With your volunteer support, we can stretch every contribution farther and positively impact even more lives!

Volunteer Opportunities

See all available opportunities for volunteers at caritas.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/

  • Register for volunteer opportunities using the link above. Registering lets us know when to expect you and gives us important information to help manage our inventory.
  • Any opportunity that does not have a link attached below is not currently available.
  • We continue to appreciate contactless donations made at either location in the form of meals and items. Please see below for available opportunities.

New Volunteer?

**All new onsite volunteers must complete the application and orientation before volunteering.

Before engaging in any volunteer activities, we ask that you attend an orientation with us. Virtual “Connect with CARITAS” volunteer orientations are held every other Wednesday at 1 p.m.

Donate Items:

Shop our Amazon Wishlists and have items delivered to our programs at 2220 Stockton Street, Richmond VA 23224.
Wish list for the Women’s Emergency Shelter
Wish list for the Men’s Emergency Shelter
Wish list for The Healing Place for Women
Wish list for The Healing Place for Men
Wish list for CARITAS Works
Wish list for the Recovery Residences

We have no further storage for the following items:
Professional clothing (men’s or women’s)
Hygiene items for women
Scarves and hats
Hand sanitizer or face masks

We are accepting the following items:
Gloves and boots (men’s and women’s)
Men’s undershirts, underwear, belts, and socks (larger sizes most needed)
Men’s hygiene items such as razors, shaving cream, deodorant, travel shampoo and lotion, and alcohol-free mouthwash
Men’s shower shoes (larger sizes most needed)
Small household items (Flatware, mugs, glasses, pots and pans, bowls, coffee pots, microwaves, washcloths and hand towels)
Blankets (not throws)

Donate Meals:

CARITAS serves hundreds of men and women 24/7. We make sure they have the nutritious fuel they need–that means 3 meals a day.  It’s a large undertaking to make this possible every day. In 2022, CARITAS served more than half a million meals to our program participants! We need YOUR help. Join us by signing up for this unique volunteer opportunity using the link below.

Click here to learn more about donating meals.

The Healing Place:

  • For opportunities such as sponsorship at The Healing Place for Men, contact Ray Porter at (804) 887-1580 or rporter@caritasva.org.

Please Note: We welcome on-site volunteers aged 16 and older, with underage volunteers requiring adult supervision (one adult per five minors).

CARITAS is proud to be recognized as a leader in our partnership with volunteers through the Points of Light Service Enterprise certification process.

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