Summer Events & Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteering with James River Parks System

Summer 2022
Volunteers play a vital role in the life of the Jamer River Parks System. Invasive plant removal opportunities occur on most Saturdays during the summer months. Learn more.

Volunteering with the Science Museum of Virginia

Summer 2022
Volunteers are invited to support RVAir, a community science project studying air quality in Richmond neighborhoods. Sign up for a one-hour shift.

Volunteering with Peter Paul

Summer 2022
Volunteers are needed for a variety of events at Peter Paul this summer, including helping with Food Distribution Preparation on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 12:30-1:30 p.m. or 1:30-3:30 p.m. If you're interested in volunteering, please email

Volunteering with Feed More

Summer 2022
There are a variety of opportunities for both individuals and groups who’d like to get involved with Feed More, from sorting perishable and nonperishable donations to preparing and packaging food in our Bayard Community Kitchen or delivering our Meals on Wheels.

Volunteering with Richmond Public Schools

Saturday, July 23
Richmond Public Schools is looking for volunteers to help out with this year's Summer Fest on
Saturday, July 23. There are a variety of roles and time slots available. Learn more and sign up.

RVA First Fridays

Every first Friday, 5–9 p.m. 
Downtown Richmond's long-standing monthly art walk happens year-round on the First Friday of every month. Galleries, shops, restaurants, non-profits, and more open their doors in celebration of creativity and community. Learn more.

RVA Big Market 

Every Saturday, 8 a.m.–12 p.m. 
Visit Richmond's biggest year around outdoor market for the largest selection of local vendors in the area. Learn more.

Richmond Night Market

Every second Saturday, 5–9 p.m.
Visit the 17th Street Market for performances, a maker space, and artisan village. Learn more.

Watermelon Festival 

Sunday, August 14, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. 
Experience live music on multiple stages throughout the festival, food from local vendors, shopping, and tons of watermelon.