Volunteers make it all possible!

Current volunteer opportunities:

River City Buddy Ball Athletics


Dates: Saturdays, September 10th-October 15th (6 dates)
Time: 9:15am-12pm
Location: SCOR outdoor field (1365 Overbrook Rd Richmond, VA 23220)

Flag Football

Dates: Saturdays, October 29th - December 3rd (5 dates, no game on 11/26)
Time: 9:15am-12pm
Location: SCOR outdoor field (1365 Overbrook Rd Richmond, VA 23220)

Day Enrichment Programs (12 weeks)

September 9th-December 12th


10:00am-11:00am      The Wonders of Wildlife

3:15pm-4:15pm          Floral Design with Lyn


2:00pm-3:15pm          Helping Hands


3:15pm-4:15pm          Music with Andrew

4:30pm-5:30pm          3G - Guys, Gals, and Games


2:00pm-3:15pm          Art from the Heart with Art on Wheels


10:00am-11:00am      Movie Making with Chuck

Help our friends with disabilities have THE BEST time at our day enrichment programs! Register for just one program, or several! No previous experience necessary.

Chips 4 A Chance - Annual Casino Night Fundraiser

Date: Saturdays, October 1st
Event Time: 7-11pm
Location: Acca Temple (1712 Bellevue Ave, Richmond, VA 23227)

Our BIGGEST fundraising event of the year is almost here! We're looking for volunteers to help the Casino night event run smoothly. There are a ton of opportunities to help, so reach out today and we'll put you to work. We promise a night full of fun!

What do Volunteers Do?

Buddies: Your job is to assist and encourage participants one on one, help create a positive and accepting social experience, and help us spread awareness.  Our coaches and seasoned volunteers will help you become the best buddy you can be! 

Coaches and Leaders: You will help on the athletic field to make sure everyone is participating and having fun. You will match buddies to players and make sure the athletic program is safe for all. Training is available. Leaders are needed for programs like Teen Scene, Music, Art, Drama, Culinary Arts, and Dance. Lend us your time and expertise.

Board Members: Working with The Jacob's Chance board you will be engaging with a group of professionals dedicated to our community.  Bring your skillset to our team. Inquire to Kate Mardigian, info@jacobschance.org to find out more.

Teen Leaders: If you are interested in joining our Teen Scene board and are willing to dedicate your time for one meeting a month and outside planning for a year, please apply. If you are interested in attending social activities to support your peers with diverse abilities when you are able, join the teen club. 

Have skills you don't see listed here? We can put you to work - inquire today!


Every year over 100 volunteers donate their time to Jacob's Chance and our programs.


  • Board of Directors who manage the day to day operations of Jacob's Chance

  • Students on the High School Board of Directors that donate their time to plan exciting social events for their peers

  • The many  "buddies" that play alongside our athletes

  • Committee members who support our special events

  • Business partners who volunteer their time and dollars to our cause.

COVID-19 Policy (effective 9/1): Masks are strongly encouraged for participants, parents/caregivers, volunteers, and instructors at all events/programs with Jacob's Chance (if medically able to wear one), regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for doing your part to keep everyone safe!