On-going Opportunities:


VOLUNTEER AT THE LIBRARY   this was offered last year-you may want to check for availability this year also

READ + REVIEW—Read new books and earn community service credit for school!  Check out Teen Scene site

You can receive up to 10 community service hours per semester.


Evergreen and Hollywood Cemeteries have Clean Up days.  Contact them directly for more information.


Volunteer Eligibility:

Volunteers must be 14 or older to volunteer independently (without a parent or guardian). Youth volunteers 7 or older may volunteer with a parent or guardian. The Richmond SPCA does not accept court-mandated volunteers.

Opportunities for Groups: Applies to all ages

Are you part of a scout, school, work, neighborhood or other group that’s interested in taking on a project that helps animals in our community? Two areas of great need are our Wish List and Feral Cat Colony Caretaking.

  • Wish List volunteer groups may conduct drives to help stock items that are essential to keep our humane center running smoothly. Learn more.
  • Feral Cat Colony volunteer groups may adopt a feral cat colony and help to feed the cats and humanely trap them so that they may be brought to the Richmond SPCA for spaying or neutering and vaccinations, and returned to their habitat. For more information about this volunteer opportunity, please call 804-521-1312.

Opportunities that do not require Volunteer Orientation:

  • Group Projects Listed Above
  • Special Events and Fundraisers (need based)

Bon Secours Evelyn D. Reinhart Guest House











located in the West End, Southside, and East End of Richmond and we have plenty of openings for volunteers depending on the persons interest. We have weekly adoption stands at the Petco on Parham Rd. (next to Walmart) near Regency Square. In addition, we need volunteers to help clean the cat condos (there are up to 4 cats at a time) on a daily basis, mornings, evenings and weekend opportunities are available at that store. And we can always use more foster homes. We always need help to foster kittens as well as adult cats and we find suitable homes for them. Additionally, we can use someone willing to photograph our cats and kittens on Saturday’s at the adoption stand or offsite events. There are plenty of opportunities with our rescue depending on the person’s interest.

Richardsons Rescue is a foster based all CAT rescue that started in October of 2015. We have had tremendous growth over the last two plus years and are so proud. We started off very small with no money and now we will have adopted out over 500 cats/kittens and have grown to over 50 + volunteers all while doing our day jobs. We would certainly like to continue to expand our growth and volunteer base particularly near the pet stores that help support us. You can visit our website at and our Facebook page, too. Our cats and kittens are displayed in Petco Parham Rd., Pet Valu Short Pump, Betty Baugh Animal Clinic on Patterson Ave, Pet Supplies Plus in Belgrade Shopping Center in Midlothian, and Petco Swiftcreek out Hull Street near Rt. 288.

I hope that you can help us find additional volunteers for our rescue. I can be reached at 804-382-8900 to discuss our rescue and matching volunteers with opportunities.

Nancy Dearnley



 WHO DOES THIS PROGRAM SERVE?  This Tutoring program is in its 13th year with 85-90 students representing multiple countries. We have all age ranges of children from Kindergarten through High School students.

HOW DO WE HELP THEM? They are bringing their homework to us, in all different subjects, for one-on-one help in understanding and completing it.  There are different levels of fluency, but most are fairly proficient.

WHEN DO WE MEET? We meet each Wednesday evening from 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. at Third Church, 600 Forest Avenue (across from Tuckahoe Elementary).

HOW CAN YOU HELP?  There are several ways.

  1. If you would like to form a deeper relationship and be familiar with your student’s abilities, you could be a weekly tutor.
  2. If your time wouldn’t allow for a weekly commitment, you could sign up to be a sub and come when your schedule permits.
  3. CAN I EARN COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS?   Yes! You will receive 2 hours for each week you come.  This allows for your travel time, arriving at 6:30, and leaving at about 8 PM.

If you have further questions or would like to get involved, please contact Andi Redmond at (c#) 720-0740 or