Who Can Serve?
Anyone! We’d love for you to take a first step into serving within our community whether you’re serving with your small group, your family, or individually. Please contact us if you have questions.
To connect people to service opportunities, Journey has formed ongoing relationships with nonprofits around our community. Our partner organizations focus on the homeless or near-homeless, at-risk children and the food-insecure population in our area. Let us introduce you to them:
Chesterfield Food Bank
The Chesterfield Food Bank is committed to being a hand up to individuals and families that need help but have fallen through the cracks of our governmental social services programs and our community. CFB provides free food to meet the individual’s immediate need while assessing the root issues that are causing the need to exist.
When you volunteer with the Chesterfield Food Bank, you may be sorting or bagging food items, visiting with clients and assisting them with food selection, and assisting them to their car with their groceries. To sign up on Friday afternoons / evenings as an individual, a family or as a small group to serve, please use the Sign-Up Genius link here.
During the summer, we have an additional opportunity to serve on Monday mornings from 10 AM t0 noon. No need to sign up – just join us! Kids are always welcome!
Chesterfield Food Bank
12211 Iron Bridge Road
Chester, VA 23831
Mercy Mall is a FREE boutique where families and individuals can shop for clothing, shoes, housewares and baby items. They give away a few food and toiletry items to each family during their appointment. They are not a monthly or regular “thrift store” experience, but rather a place for those in crisis situations to get their immediate needs met.
You can sign up to volunteer to organize items, clean the facility, make repairs, or work in the boutique. You can also accept and sort donated items or help process financial donations. Check out volunteer opportunities and schedules by clicking on the link to Mercy Mall’s website just above on the right!
Chesterfield County Public Schools
We are honored to partner with 3 schools in the CCPS system – Jacobs Rd ES, Crenshaw ES, and Providence ES. We love serving alongside the teachers and staff as they serve families and children throughout our community.
We support these schools in multiple ways, including food drives, school supply drives, Little Library book distribution site, providing homework supply boxes, gifts for teacher appreciation, and assisting with special events. We host the Providence Math Night in January/February and welcome 300 – 400 students, parents, teachers, and staff to our campus. We do special projects at each campus during our Journey Serves days twice a year (April/May and September/October). We also work with each school’s leadership to help tutor and mentor students as principals identify opportunities.
Our next Serve opportunity will be repainting the tiger paws leading up to the entrance at Jacobs Road ES in August just before school starts! Watch here in early July for a sign-up list.
Throughout the year, we will announce special opportunities to volunteer or contribute to partner with Chesterfield County Public Schools.
Partnering with CCHASM for Thanksgiving 2019CCHASM Volunteer Sign Up
Let’s help CCHASM reach their goal of assisting 3,000+ families this Thanksgiving holiday!
There are multiple ways you can get involved and help!!!
- Receiving & sorting donated food items at the Journey campus
- Sorting/packing meals at CCHASM site (Chesterfield County Fairgrounds Exhibition Center)
- Distributing meals to Social Workers for the homebound (CCHASM site)
- Greeting clients/Distributing & Carrying meals to vehicles (CCHASM site)