Volunteers serve as coaches in this financial education program – a partnership between the church, Goodwill, and the Virginia Credit Union – designed to help people break the cycle of pay day loans. Coaches provide one-on-one mentoring sessions for each client.
Contact: Katie Morris, 625-2161
Mentoring in City Schools
Volunteers at Bellevue Elementary School are part of our “Doer” team that meets together twice a month serving as “lunch buddies” for first grade students. “Reading buddies” meet an hour per week with two students and use a packet of pre-scribed reading activities to engage students. Hospitality volunteers prepare and serve a simple breakfast at the end of the year to honor teachers. Other volunteers serve as mentors and classroom or administrative assistants at the Peter Paul Development Center, Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School, and/or other city schools.
Contact: Paulette Pullen, 282-0030
Peter Paul Development Center
An outreach and community center serving Church Hill and neighboring communities in Richmond’s East End, its mission is to build a community of learners by engaging and challenging children, families, and seniors. This is accomplished through programs that enhance academic achievement, provide cultural enrichment and promote self-esteem and lifelong self-sufficiency. Many volunteer opportunities are available for working with both children and seniors.
Contact: Rosemary Jones, Volunteer Coordinator, 780-1195
Anna Julia Cooper School
Help in classrooms, work as tutors or mentors to share a special talent, or help with administrative and building needs.
Contact: Katye Snipes, 822-6610.
St. James’s Children’s Center
Help in classrooms, help at lunch time and read to children at our own St. James’s Children’s Center, a multi-dimensional education program that includes at-risk and special needs children, ages 2 ½ to 8 years of age.
For more information about supporting the St. James’s Children’s Center, or program and admission, contact Debbie Lickey, 358-9788.