Volunteerism grows at annual Day of Caring

Volunteers hard at work at Volunteer Richmond’s third annual Day of Caring at the Sharing Farm.   - Amanda Oye
Volunteers hard at work at Volunteer Richmond’s third annual Day of Caring at the Sharing Farm.
— image credit: Amanda Oye

Volunteers from Caring Companies helped make a difference in the community by getting their hands dirty and doing some farm work at Volunteer Richmond’s third annual Richmond Day of Caring at the Sharing Farm.

The Sharing Farm has proven to be the perfect place to bring everyone together to volunteer.

“It’s such a great place to be,” said Jocelyn Wong, general manager of Volunteer Richmond.

It’s also a place that needs a lot of volunteers to operate, and so benefits greatly from the help given by the participants.

“I think it’s fantastic,” said James Gates, executive director of the Sharing Farm.

Each year, the tasks assigned depends on what is going on at the farm.

“Whatever is happening, we find work to fit the farm’s needs,” said Gates.

This year volunteers completed a number of tasks from moving compost to weeding.

The Richmond Day of Caring is the annual wrap up to Volunteer Richmond’s Caring Companies program, which provides companies with the resources to work more strategically with non-profit organizations.

The program runs with new companies each year, but all companies that have completed the program are invited back every year for the Day of Caring.

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