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Volunteers Make it all Possible!

Jacob's Chance believes in the power of volunteerism, and that involving volunteers in our programs promotes disability acceptance and a more inclusive community. Young people can begin to volunteer independently at age 12, and new volunteers will be mentored by more experienced volunteers. Volunteers younger than 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

If you're over the age of 18 and new to volunteering with Jacob's Chance, you must have a background check before volunteering. Contact us at programs@jacobschance.org to get started with your background check.

Current Volunteer
Opportunities

Broomball Clinics

Spring Bowling League

Volleyball Clinics

Baseball Season

Teen Scene March Event

Young Adult Hangout March Event

Spring Day Enrichment Programs

Teen & Adult 3G - Guys, Gals, & Games

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RCBB Broomball Clinics

Help our friends with disabilities have THE BEST time playing broomball! The RCBB version of broomball is similar to floor hockey, where we'll use foams sticks and a ball as we pass and shoot into a net. NO broomball experience necessary to volunteer!

Your role is to help the games run smoothly, make sure players feel supported on the courts, and help facilitate conversations and fun social interaction!

Dates: Saturdays, 3/2, 3/16, & 3/30

Player Game Times:
9:30-10:30am (Ages 5-19)
10:45-11:45am (Ages 20-40)

Volunteer commitment time:
9:15-11:45am

Location: Hermitage High School (8301 Hungary Spring Rd, Henrico, VA 23228)

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RCBB Spring Bowling Buddies League

Help our friends with disabilities have THE BEST time bowling! Your role is to help the games run smoothly, make sure players feel supported, and help facilitate conversations and fun social interaction!

Dates: Tuesdays, March 5th to March 26th (4 weeks)

Player Game Times:
6:30-8:30pm

Volunteer commitment time:
6:15-8:30pm

Location: Bowl America Short Pump
(4400 Pouncey Tract Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060)

RCBB Volleyball Clinics

Help our friends with disabilities have THE BEST time playing volleyball! NO volleyball experience necessary to volunteer!

Your role is to help the games run smoothly, make sure players feel supported on the courts, and help facilitate conversations and fun social interaction!

Dates: Saturdays, 3/9 & 3/23

Player Game Times:
9:30-10:30am (Ages 5-19)
10:45-11:45am (Ages 20-40)

Volunteer commitment time:
9:15-11:45am

Location: Hermitage High School (8301 Hungary Spring Rd, Henrico, VA 23228)

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RCBB Baseball Season

Help our friends with disabilities have THE BEST time playing baseball! This is our founding sport where the fun began all those years ago. All ages and abilities are welcome to join us on the ball field.
 
Your role is to help the games run smoothly, make sure players feel supported on the field, and help facilitate conversations and fun social interaction!

Dates: Saturdays, April 13th - May 18th (6 weeks)

Player Game Time:
9:15-10:15am (Ages 5-19)
10:30-11:30am (Ages 20-40)

Volunteer commitment time:
9-11:30am

Locations:
4/13, 4/20, 4/27, & 5/11
- RF&P Park (3400 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060)
5/4 & 5/18 - Field TBA

March Teen Scene | St. Patty's Party!

Join your teen scene friends for an afternoon of celebrating St. Patrick's Day with fun crafts and treats! Your role as a volunteer is to provide socialization and support to participants throughout the event.

**Teen Scene events are geared towards volunteers ages 13 through high school! These events are planned and led by our High School Board of Directors.**

Date: Saturday, March 9th
Event Time: 3-4:30pm
Volunteer Commitment Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: TBA

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March Hangout | VCU Basketball Game

Support your young adult friends at a VCU Women's Basketball game! VCU will host its first Support[HER] game on Saturday, March 2 at 1 p.m. at the Stuart C. Siegel Center against George Mason. As part of the nationwide movement in supporting women's athletics, the Support[HER] game aims to break VCU Women's Basketball attendance record for a non-education day game.

Your role will be to provide companionship and socialization to our friends during the event, and make sure everyone's needs are attended to. We will meet in front of the Siegel Center at 12pm.

*Please note that everyone attending MUST have a ticket. Food/drinks will be available onsite for purchase.

Date: Saturday, March 2nd
Time: 12-2:30pm
Location: Stuart C. Siegel Center
(1200 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23284)

Ages: Volunteers 18+ are welcome!
Cost: $5

Spring Day Enrichment Programs

Day enrichment programs provide opportunities for young adults with disabilities out of high school to continue learning and growing through offering enrichment experiences within a variety of topics and subjects. Help us create a supportive space for young adults to explore new interests by providing socialization and assistance where needed!

Dates: 8-week programs begin the week of March 11th and run through May 3rd

Locations: See program page HERE for locations! 


Current Schedule

Mondays
10-11am | The Wonders of Wildlife

Tuesdays
10-11:15am | Helping Hands
2-3:15pm | Art from the Heart with Art on Wheels
3:30-5:00pm | Culinary Arts with Friends

Wednesdays

3:45-4:45pm | Music with Andrew

Thursdays
1-2pm | Book Buddies


Fridays
10-11am | Movie Making with Chuck

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Teen & Adult
3G - Guys, Gals, & Games

3G is a weekly social group focused on providing opportunities for socializing, relationship building, and disability acceptance. We come together each week to play card games, board games, build Legos, draw, color, or just hang out!

We have two sections of 3G, one for teens 13 through high school, and one for young adults out of high school through age 40!

Dates: Wednesdays, March 13th - May 1st (8 weeks)
Time: 5-6pm
Location: Belmont Recreation Center
(1600 Hilliard Rd, Richmond, VA 23228)

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