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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.

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Summer Fun for Everyone, Summer Tee Off, Volleyball Clinic, and A Chance to Shine

Soccer | 9/9 -10/14
Tennis | 9/10 - 10/15
Flag football | 10/28 - 12/9


Summer Camp

Culinary Camp

Join us for a week of cooking, baking, and learning new skills in the kitchen! Volunteer for both sessions, or choose just AM or PM!

Date: June 19th - 23rd


Ages 10-19  |  9:30a-12p

Ages 20-40  |  1:30p-4p

Location: Glen Allen Baptist Church

(3028 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060)

Sports Camp

Join us for a week of all things "sports"! From basketball, to volleyball, to kickball, come hang out with friends and try new sports! Volunteer for both sessions, or choose just AM or PM!

Date: June 26th - 30th


Ages 8-19  |  9:30a-12p

Ages 20-40  |  1:30p-4p

Location: Tuckahoe Middle School

(9000 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23229)

Arts Camp

Join us for a week of exploring various types of art - dance, music, painting, and more! Volunteer for both sessions, or choose just AM or PM!

Date: July 10th - 14th


Ages 10-19  |  9:30a-12p

Ages 20-40  |  1:30p-4p

Location: Tuckahoe Middle School

(9000 Three Chopt Rd, Richmond, VA 23229)

1st Annual Summer Tee Off

with The Flying Squirrels and First Tee

We're teaming up with the Richmond Flying Squirrels and First Tee for a fun day at The Diamond! Our friends will play an organized game of golf baseball on the field at The Diamond, home of the Flying Squirrels, along with visiting other fun activity stations! 
Volunteers will assist participants throughout the event as needed, providing opportunities for socializing and making sure they have the BEST time!

Date: Tuesday, 6/13/2023
Event Time: 10-1pm (Volunteers arrive 9:15am)
(Games from 10-12pm & FREE lunch from 12-1pm)
Location: The Diamond
(3001 N Arthur Ashe Blvd, Richmond, VA 23230)


RCBB Volleyball Clinic

with Richmond Volleyball Club

We're teaming up with the Richmond Volleyball Club to host a one-day volleyball clinic. We want to make sure our friends with disabilities have THE BEST time playing volleyball! All ages and abilities are welcome to join us on the court. Your role is to help the games run smoothly, make sure players feel supported on the court, and help facilitate conversations and fun social interaction!

Date: Saturday, June 10th
Player Game Time: 9:30-10:30am (Ages 13-19) 10:45-11:45am (Ages 20-40)
Volunteer commitment time: 9-11:45am
Location: Byrdhill Facility
(2921 Byrdhill Rd Henrico, VA 23228)

A Chance to Shine 

1st Annual Talent Showcase Focusing on Abilities, not Disabilities


Join us in volunteering for the 1st annual A Chance to Shine, a talent showcase fundraiser focusing on abilities, not disabilities! The event will showcase a variety of talents, including singing, dancing, magic, stand-up comedy, and so much more! Volunteers of all ages and abiliites are welcome.

Date: Saturday, June 3rd

Time: 3pm (Volunteer committment times vary - see below)

Location: Henrico Theatre (305 E Nine Mile Rd, Highland Springs)

Dress Rehearsal: Tuesday, May 23rd from 5-7pm @ Henrico Theatre


  • Backstage support (1:30-6pm)

  • Holding room support (1:30-6pm)

  • Light/sound (12-6pm - including dress rehearsal)

  • Ushers (1:30-6pm)

  • Concessions (1:30-6pm)

  • Ticket booth (1:30-3:30pm)

  • Raffles (1-6pm)

  • Decorations/Set up (12-3pm)

Jacob's Chance appreciates the continued support of Henrico Recreation and Parks, who is graciously sponsoring the venue! Another huge thanks goes to McGeorge Toyota for being our community level sponsor!

All proceeds from this fundraiser go to Jacob's Chance, 501(c)3, towards continuing to provide programs for individuals with disabilities in central VA. Jacob's Chance provides athletics, fitness, social programs, day enrichment, and outdoor adventures for persons with disabilities ages 5-40 in Central Virginia. No one is ever turned away due to an inability to pay. Money raised from this event helps keep registration costs low and provide financial assistance so everyone can participate. Thank you for supporting our mission and helping us "make great things happen"!

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