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Boaz and Ruth
3030 Meadowbridge Rd
P. O. Box 6129
Richmond Va 23222
804 329-4900

Group Volunteer Opportunities
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Boaz & Ruth Needs You!

Bring your church or community group and join the Boaz & Ruth community for a time of service and fellowship.  

Please click here for a complete list of volunteer opportunities - some are one-time needs, while others are ongoing. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Bea Robinson, our Director of First Impressions, at 329-4900 or


Carolyn: First Impressions Volunteer
Carolyn: First Impressions Volunteer

Carolyn Scott is a committed volunteer helping with Boaz & Ruth's First Impressions team. Read about her story and what brought her to work with us.

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There are so many efforts to make a difference that do not make us different. It is not the people who paint a house in a strange place but rather the people who make friends and are transformed who make the deeper difference over the long haul. Pilgrims return home as new people. Changed by their journeys, they change the world where they live.  

Reconciling All Things Emanuel Kantongole & Chris Rice 



Volunteers are making a difference in a number of ways.  Are you drawn to the mission and eager to get to work?  

Look at the possibilities for immediate connection and consider yourself called!

Fill out an Application Today!

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Join us and….

Answer the phone at our main office at the Harvest Thrift Store. Volunteers are needed various times during the business week, Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm.

Volunteer at the Harvest Store to assist Boaz & Ruth Trainees with sales and customer service.  Help with arranging merchandise as it comes in, and with maintaining the store.

Share your knowledge!  Provide specific training to program participants in your area of expertise relating to construction, food service, retail sales, and/or professional moving.

Assist at the Fire House 15 Café with dishwashing, cooking, or cleaning. Help paint the restrooms and hallway. Offer training in food service and catering to our trainees!

Be a champion bulk mail assistant! Do you love perfect corners and making lists? Use your eye for detail to help us spread the word about the good work of Boaz and Ruth. We send fundraising mailings twice a year, and other bulk mailings periodically. Help us stuff, stamp, and sort

Volunteer at the Sunny Days Clothing Store to help organize inventory, stock the sales floor and create window displays. Bring your retail experience and pizzazz to help us take it to the next level!

Tutor a Trainee as he/she prepares for the GED exam. Get to know a trainee, one on one!

Bring your painting expertise to advise us on how to paint our concrete floors so that it will last! We need to paint the floors of the Fire House 15 Café and our board room.

Light up our life!  We are looking for skilled electricians to repair the overhead lighting in the Harvest

Get your hands dirty in our community garden! This project will resume in the spring.


Donate furniture and home accessories to our Harvest Store and clothing/accessories to Sunny Days Clothing Thrift Store. All proceeds support our trainees and donations are tax deductible.

Help with data entry so that we have statistics to apply for much-needed grant funding! This is not a glamorous job, but is very necessary!

Facilitate our self-guided computer classes, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 9:00–10:30 AM. Computer expertise is NOT required, just the willingness to help people when they get stuck! Most of our trainees have little or no computer experience, so a volunteer with fairly basic skills should be able to supervise and help them.

Assist with landscaping around the Boaz & Ruth campus, at our commercial buildings and our residences. We are also looking for a professional arborist to assess and probably trim trees in our community garden.

Help beautify our community by sewing window treatments for our restaurant and residences!

Volunteer at an estate sale.  Estate sales offer the opportunity for "gleanings" (items remaining at the end of the sale are donated to us).  Volunteers are needed to assist Trainees with pricing and selling, as well as boxing and transporting "gleanings" to our storage facility in Highland Park. This is a chance to get to know someone who will benefit from the program and to build inventory for the Boaz & Ruth stores

Assist with the annual fundraising Gala.  The gala will be Friday, April 8, 2011 at the MeadWestvaco Building. Opportunities include:

  • Making flower arrangements in advance of the event
  • Helping set up the silent auction
  • Working with Fire House 15 Catering to prepare tables and serve guests
  • Helping with clean up at the end of the evening
  • Assisting the cashiers for the auction
  • Wrapping up auction items for winning bidders

Other ways to connect:

Participate in Beyond Dialogue, a series of dinner-and-a-movie events that uses film as a catalyst for honest discussions about race and reconciliation. The series is offered several times a year.

Come on a Mission Trip to Highland Park.  Bring members of your church, family or other group to spend a weekend or a week working on projects in Highland Park.

Make a tax deductible financial donation to sponsor a Trainee or a bridge-building event.

Shop at Boaz & Ruth often.  Bring a friend!


Want more information? Contact Bea Robinson at 329-4900 or




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