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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 Volunteer
Opportunities

Flag Football

Fall Family Fest

Fall Day Enrichment Programs

Pickleball Season

Soccer Season

Tennis Season

Adult 3G

Teen 3G

UPCOMING SPORTS SEASONS

Open Gym Basketball | 12/5, 12/7, 12/12, 12/14

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RCBB Flag Football Season

Assist our athletes of all abilities during our fall flag football season! We will spend the morning working on skills, drills, and then play a non-competitive game! Youth and teen athletes will play during the first hour, and adult athletes will play during the second hour. No volunteer experience is required.

Dates: Saturdays, October 28 - December 9 (6 weeks)
Time: 9:30-11:45am
Location: Shady Grove Family YMCA (11255 Nuckols Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23059)

**Location for day 1 is TBD**

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Jacob's Chance Fall Family Fest 2023

Join us for our 3rd annual Fall Family Fest! These festivals create opportunities to celebrate diversity and inclusion, build and maintain relationships between family and friends, and strengthen the community through fun and fellowship. Family Fests include music, food and drinks, games, and prizes, and we need your help to ensure the event runs smoothly!

Event Details:

Date: Saturday, October 21st, 2023
Event Time: 11-2pm
Volunteer Time: 10:15-2:30pm
Location: Three Lakes Park (400 Sausiluta Dr, Richmond, VA 23227)


Volunteer D
etails:

There are many opportunities to volunteer:
- Help with decorations/set-up before the start of the event (8:30-11am)
- Assist with activity booths
- "Buddy" with participants as they enjoy the event
- Help at the Snack Shack with food and beverages
- Donate items (chips, water bottles, cans of soda), bite sized candy, small prizes

Fall 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: Begins the week of September 11th, and runs through the week of December 4th
(12 weeks, skipping Thanksgiving week)

Locations: See program registration for locations! 


Current Schedule

Mondays
10-11am | Exploring the Stars

Tuesdays
10-11am | Helping Hands
4-5pm | Movement through Media with TrailHead Creative

Wednesdays

10-10:30am | Wellness with Henrico Recreation and Parks
3:15-4:15pm | Music with Andrew

Thursdays
12:15-1:45pm | Culinary Arts with Friends
2-3:15pm | Art from the Heart with Art on Wheels

Fridays
10-11am | Creative Writing with Maura

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RCBB Pickleball

Partnering with

Assist our athletes of all abilities during our fall pickleball season with the Autism Society of Central Virginia! We will spend the session working on skills, drills, and then play non-competitive games! Youth and teen athletes will play during the first hour, and adult athletes will play during the second hour. No volunteer or pickleball experience is required.

Date: Tuesdays, September 5 - September 26 (4 weeks)
Time: 4:45-7pm
Location: Cool Springs Baptist Church
(9283 Atlee Station Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116)

RCBB Soccer Season

Assist our athletes of all abilities during our fall soccer season! We will spend the morning working on skills, drills, and then play a non-competitive game! Youth and teen athletes will play during the first hour, and adult athletes will play during the second hour. No volunteer experience is required.

Dates: Saturdays, September 9 - October 14 (6 weeks)
Time: 9:15-11:45am
Location: SCOR (1385 Overbrook Rd, Richmond, VA 23220)

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RCBB Tennis Season

Assist our athletes of all abilities during our fall tennis season! We will spend the session working on skills, drills, and then play non-competitive games! Youth and teen athletes will play during the first hour, and adult athletes will play during the second hour. No volunteer experience is required.

Dates: Sundays, September 10 - October 15 (6 weeks)
Time: 5:15-7:30pm
Location: Glen Allen High School (10700 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060)

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, 9/13-12/6 (12 weeks, skipping Thanksgiving week)
Time: 4:30 - 5:30pm
Location: Belmont Recreation Center (1600 Hilliard Rd, Richmond, VA 23228)

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Teen 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, 9/13-12/6 (12 weeks, skipping Thanksgiving week)
Time: 4:45 - 6:15pm
Location: Belmont Recreation Center (1600 Hilliard Rd, Richmond, VA 23228)

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