VOLUNTEER WITH JACOB'S CHANCE

Volunteers make it all possible!

COVID-19 Policy (updated 3/16/22): Masks are highly recommended for participants at indoor events/programs with Jacob's Chance, regardless of vaccination status. Masks continue to be required for instructors and volunteers.

Current volunteer opportunities:

Spring Family Fest
Date: Saturday, May 7th 
Time: 1:15-4:15pm (event runs from 2-4pm)
Location: Three Lakes Park (400 Sausiluta Dr, Richmond, VA 23227)

 

RIVER CITY BUDDY BALL - Baseball Season 2022
Date: Saturdays 4/23, 4/30, 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 6/4, 6/11 (7 dates)
Time: 9:30-11:45am
Location: RF&P Softball field (3400 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060)


RIVER CITY BUDDY BALL - Tennis Season 2022
Date: 4/24, 5/1, 5/8, 5/15, 5/22 (5 dates)
Time: 4-6pm

Location: Glen Allen High School (10700 Staples Mill Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060)

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS - Spring Session 2022

 

The Wonders of Wildlife

Day/Time: Mondays from 10-11am

Location: Various locations around RVA

Helping Hands

Day/Time: Tuesdays from 10-11am

Location: Various locations around RVA

Music with Andrew

Day/Time: Wednesdays from 3:15-4:15pm

Location: Westover Hills United Methodist Church 

(1705 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond, VA 23225)

3G (Guys, Gals, and Games)

Day/Time: Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm

Location: Westover Hills United Methodist Church 

(1705 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond, VA 23225)

Art from the Heart

Day/Time: Thursdays from 11:30-12:30pm

Location: Westover Hills United Methodist Church 

(1705 Westover Hills Blvd, Richmond, VA 23225)

SUMMER FUN FOR EVERYONE - Summer 2022

 

Culinary Arts Camp

Date: July 11-15th
Time: 8:45am-12:25pm (camp runs from 9:30-12pm)
Location: North Run Baptist Church (2100 Lydell Dr, Richmond, VA 23228)

 

Arts Camp

Date: July 25th-29th
Time: 8:45am-12:25pm (camp runs from 9:30-12pm)
Location: Belmont Rec Center (1600 Hilliard Rd, Richmond, VA 23228)

Sports Camp

Date: August 8-12th
Time: 8:45am-12:25pm (camp runs from 9:30-12pm)
Location: Deep Run Rec Center (9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Richmond, VA 23233)

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 do not 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.

THANK YOU TO THE:

  • 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.