Peter Paul depends on community volunteers and contributions in order to continue our important mission in the East End of Richmond. Would you like to help?
In addition to the ongoing opportunities listed below, Peter Paul welcomes support for seasonal and holiday needs:
Thanksgiving Box Program – Fill a box with the non-perishable items needed to make Thanksgiving a feast for a family. We’ll provide a list if you like.
Christmas Angel Program – Make Christmas special for a child or family. Adopt one child or an entire family that is associated with the Center for Christmas beginning late October. Shop, deliver unwrapped gifts to the Center in mid-December.
Take-Home Snack Bags for Children and Seniors – When it snows or school’s out, families may not have food in the pantry for an unexpected breakfast or lunch at home. By providing a bag of nonperishable, nutritious food, you can insure a child or one of our seniors won’t go hungry. (Suggestions: tuna lunch, can of ravioli, fruit cup, drink, chips, etc.) School or church groups can decorate the bags and add a bookmark or card, too.
- H³ Mentoring Program (Head, Heart & Hand) – mentor at PPDC or Fairfield Court ES, once a week for at least one year. There are also opportunities to meet on weekends, enjoying center-sponsored activities
- Classroom Assistant – help on academic days with homework
- Tutors – work with students once a week on academics
- PPDC Fun Day Classroom Assistants – help with classroom and group activities
- Garden Mentor – support the garden club on Thursdays, 4-6 pm
- Time, Talent, Treasure – expand a child’s world by hosting a field trip
- Class Sponsor – help teachers by hosting classroom parties & activities
- Host a Monthly Birthday Party – Each month, children’s birthdays are celebrated on the fourth Friday of that month. Each student receives a book from a wish list and enjoys a party with cake and ice cream.
- Data Entry: Assist with data entry. Hours are flexible
Opportunities to Volunteer with our Seniors:
- Home Repairs – use handyman or handywoman skills in making repairs on seniors’ homes
- Senior Citizens Program Assistant – support program activities on Tuesday and Thursdays
Opportunities to Volunteer with our Parents and the Community:
- Food Distribution Assistance – Up to 400 individuals are served food through the PPDC’s partnership with the Food Bank on the first and third Wednesday of each month. Our volunteers assist with registration, unloading the delivery truck, sorting of food items, and distribution, from 8—12 pm. Lifting required in some cases. Great group opportunity!
- Food Donations – To supplement the Food Bank’s contribution for our monthly distribution, we need canned goods, particularly tuna, canned meats, stews and soups
Other Ways to Help:
- Host a Monthly Birthday party – support a monthly birthday celebration on the 4th Friday of each month
- Clerical Assistance – assist with data entry, answering phone calls and greeting visitors
- School Supplies – donate needed school supplies throughout the year
- Take-home snack bags – help our families with food donations during holidays and snow days
If you would like to volunteer or need more information, please contact:
Rosemary Jones, Director of Volunteer Services
Wish List – please click here to see a list of in-kind donation items Peter Paul is currently in need of. Please be sure to reach out to Rosemary Jones before purchasing or donating in-kind items to verify our current needs and quantity!
Peter Paul is proud to be a certified as a Service Enterprise through Points of Light. To learn more about what a Service Enterprise is and what that means for PPDC and our Volunteer Program, click here.