Volunteer at the City of Richmond


The City of Richmond is a vibrant hub of volunteerism consisting of dynamic community-based organizations with a rich history of utilizing volunteers. The City is also home to a host of dedicated, long-term volunteers, and even more residents and parents who are excited to get involved. The Richmond Community Services Department serves as a meeting place where volunteers can find opportunities with established community organizations and local agencies.

Mission Statement

We will positively impact the Richmond community to address the city's greatest challenges by utilizing the power of volunteers.

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Read our adopted Richmond Service Plan


The Community Services Department focuses on the following four priorities:
  1. BUILD the infrastructure and capacity of community-based organizations so they can efficiently and effectively leverage volunteers.
  2. RAISE awareness and mobilize communities to volunteer to address our community’s biggest challenges.
  3. ENGAGE parents, guardians, and other residents to support young adults and children’s educational development and health and wellness.
  4. EMPOWER neighborhoods to beautify and revitalize their own surroundings.
By building on existing efforts of Richmond community-based organizations and agencies we hope to significantly improve our likelihood of success.

How To Volunteer 

If you would like to volunteer with any department in City of Richmond, complete an online volunteer form. You will be contacted for an interview to match your interests. After the interview, you will be placed with a department of your choice. 

Volunteer Opportunities
Click on the links to learn about volunteer opportunities with the City of Richmond.
• Arts and Culture 
• City Manager's Office 
• Code Enforcement 
• Environmental Initiatives 
• Public Library 
• Public Works and Parks 
• Recreation Department