Volunteers make a big difference in the lives of our residents.
We welcome your time and talents in helping us revitalize communities in the Greater Richmond region. Better Housing Coalition has partnered with HandsOn Greater Richmond to provide individual and group volunteer opportunities ranging from property beautification to administrative assistance. For more information, please contact Sarah Fernald at 804-644-0546 x118.
Assemble Resident Welcome Kits
Welcome BHC residents to their new homes with a kit filled with essentials.
BHC manages nearly 1,700 units throughout the Richmond region. Help welcome our new residents by sourcing and assembling welcome kits. While it may seem like a small gesture, these welcome baskets play a vital role in creating a sense of belonging for families and seniors transitioning to a new home. Welcome Kits are more than just packages; they represent a gesture of kindness, inclusion, and community support. Your time and effort will contribute to making the initial days of these newcomers brighter, providing them with essential items and a heartfelt welcome.
Items could include paper towels, sponge, dish soap, all purpose cleaner, hand soap, reusable tote, band aids, etc. This event is best for groups, and kits should be donated in a minimum quantity of 10.
This event is an ongoing opportunity. If you are interested in participating, email Anne Hurt or sign up for our volunteer newsletter below
Back-to-School Rain Coat Drive
Help prepare elementary school students living in BHC’s Lincoln Mews community for the upcoming school year by outfitting them with rain gear!
Why rain gear? All of our residents attending Ginter Park Elementary must walk to school every day. We’ve seen that without proper gear and encouragement, attendance on rainy days drops significantly. When inclement weather deters kids from leaving the house, it not only puts the student behind in their learning but it also jeopardizes the school’s accreditation, which is tied to attendance rates.
We think we can improve this situation by better preparing our young residents for the elements. We are launching a raincoat donation drive to ensure that every elementary school student in our community is prepared, no matter the weather. By donating raincoats, you will not only protect our children from the harsh elements but also foster a positive learning environment that encourages their attendance and engagement in the classroom.
This event will take place this summer! If you are interested in participating, email Anne Hurt or sign up for our volunteer newsletter below.
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Be a Social Media Ambassador
Calling all social media enthusiasts! You can use your networking powers for good, and spread the word about what BHC is doing in your community. Help raise awareness for community needs and our plans to enhance them by becoming one of our social MVP’s! BHC Social Media Ambassadors sign up to receive breaking news alerts with content and templates for sharing it on their platforms. Ready to get started?