The Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program represents children who must appear in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. Volunteers are trained to provide emotional support and to represent the child’s best interests. Please contact CCC at 276.679.0967 or email us to become a CASA Volunteer.
Foster Care: Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (Richmond)
CCC’s Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program is one of the largest in the United States. Volunteers work with staff to help young refugees adapt to the challenges of learning a new language and culture and gaining the skills they need to grow up and become self-sufficient, successful young adults in a free society. Contact BeBe Tran at 804.545.5949 or email us to become a volunteer tutor and mentor.
The Help in Emergencies and Long-term Planning (HELP) program provides emergency financial assistance, emergency food, debt management services and housing assistance. Volunteers stock shelves and prepare bags of food for clients in the Food Pantry, assist clients in need of financial aid, help clients in need of housing assistance, and complete administrative tasks that allow the program to function. Contact Vickie Jones for details at 804.545.5925 or email us .
Homeless Point of Entry (Richmond)
Homeless Point of Entry is a program designed to respond quickly to individuals and families threatened by homelessness. Volunteers assist individuals and families in need of shelter and related services. Call 804.648.4177 or email us for more information.
Independence for Seniors (Roanoke and Richmond)
The Independence for Seniors program provides services to older adults who wish to remain living independently. Caring volunteers are needed in our Call Reassurance Program to make routine telephone calls to monitor the well-being of lonely or isolated seniors and to engage them in friendly conversation. Calls are made from our call centers and most volunteers are scheduled for 1-2 hours each week. We also need enthusiastic volunteers to assist with our Socialization Program which provides activities and programming to selected low-income senior housing communities. Our socials may include crafts, ice cream, games, and speakers. Volunteers are needed to share their interests by leading various activity sessions. Supplies are provided and all volunteers receive training and support. Independence for Seniors relies on volunteers like you! For more information, please contact the site nearest you. Roanoke: 540.278.1650 or email us, Richmond: 804.545.5916, 804.545.5952, or email us.
Refugee Resettlement and Immigrant Services (Richmond, Roanoke, Hampton Roads)
These programs provide resettlement services to newly arrived refugees, and counseling and support services to immigrants. Volunteers can help by providing ESL and homework tutoring, family mentoring, employment assistance, transportation, home setup, and administrative office support. Training and orientation is provided. For more information, contact the volunteer coordinator at the site where you are interested in serving. Roanoke: 540. 342.7561 ext. 320 or email Roanoke; Richmond: 804.545.6293 or email Richmond ; or Hampton Roads: 757.247.3600 ext. 19 or email Hampton.
Supervised Visitation for Children (Roanoke)
Supervised Visitation for Children was established to promote safe and comforting court-ordered visits between children and their non-custodial parents. Volunteers monitor the interaction between children and their families and provide feedback to the court or judge involved. Volunteers are also needed to assist with administrative tasks. For more information, contact Arlene Campbell at 540.278.1650 or email us.
Saint Francis House (Roanoke)
Saint Francis House serves Roanoke families who need food, clothing, and baby items. Volunteers assist by sorting and organizing donated items every weekday from 8:30am-11:30am. For more information, contact Joelle Henry at 540.342.7561 ext. 319 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In 2011, CCC served 36,000 people with the help of volunteers! Program volunteers work with clients in Richmond, Roanoke and Norton. Administrative volunteers provide valuable help to staff at the Richmond Main Office. Training and support are provided for volunteers working in all areas.
Volunteer at CCC and help change lives every day!
Volunteer Application (pdf file)