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News from the Community: 60 Nonprofits to Benefit from Volunteer Projects

Picture this: thousands of volunteers of all ages across Richmond and the Tri-Cities working on more than 60 projects to make a difference and support the missions of nonprofits in our region. What does that look like? It's cleaning up and beautifying a Richmond landmark - The Byrd, it's building an aviary for an endangered bird in Midlothian, it's painting a home for our neighbors with intellectual disabilities, and so much more. It's the Eighth Annual HandsOn Day, held on Saturday, October 17th from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m, hosted by HandsOn Greater Richmond. A celebration at Hardywood will follow the day of service.

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YNPN RVA Recommends: Volunteering & the Real Reasons Behind Working for Free

Not only is volunteering beneficial for the organization utilizing the volunteers’ skills and talents, but the participating volunteer can gain as much or more through the experience. Both tangible and intangible benefits can be produced through a well-run and meaningful volunteer opportunity. It is a powerful business tool and a way to boost your ‘feel good’ endorphins.  Whether you have or haven’t thought about volunteering before, hopefully the benefits below will get you motivated to lend a hand.

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News from the Community: HandsOn Day Project Proposals Close June 30th

HandsOn Greater Richmond is hosting their 8th annual city-wide day of service, “HandsOn Day” on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 9am to 1pm (followed by a celebration). Each year, HandsOn mobilizes over 1,000 volunteers for 50-60 projects across metro Richmond in one day. They are requesting projects from nonprofit/community/government partners for tasks for volunteers that day.

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