CirclesRVA relies on volunteers. Here are some of the ways you can help – it can be a rewarding experience!
Circle Leaders identify goals, make a commitment to work towards achieving those goals with the support of Allies and other resources.
an individual volunteer that builds an intentional friendship based on respect and trust with a Circle Leader and supports them on their plan to achieve economic stability.
Individual that has a specific skill (e.g., business plan or resume writing, mortgage application knowledge, etc.) and can be called upon for their subject matter expertise when needed by a Circle Leader to achieve their plans.
Manages space, secure and/or prepare donated meals for meetings, and ensure weekly meetings and welcoming and supportive in nature
Many Circle Leaders attend with their children. During the meetings the children participate in directed learning activities. Volunteers organize and lead these programs
Promotes Circles in the community, recruits and helps to enroll Circle Leaders, Circle Allies and other volunteers
Works to identify and establish relationships at existing community services that can provide Circle Leader referrals and support Circle Leaders in achieving their plans (e.g., housing, transportation, childcare, healthcare, financial and utility assistance, and recovery services), and assists Circles families in accessing community services as needed
Jobs and Education Team
Develops relationships with local workforce development, job training programs, and education resources that help Circle Leaders achieve their goals and prepare to pursue these pathways
Big View Team
Researches and understands local and systemic barriers that keep people in poverty, identifies best practices and precedents that others have used to address the barriers, and cultivates community relationships to make progress on eliminating these barriers
Help the organization with your specialized skills and knowledge in running the CirclesRVA effort. We seek help in such areas as Communications, Finances, Fund Raising, Marketing, Volunteer Recruitment, Administration.