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Volunteering With Connor's Heroes

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Connor’s Heroes to help childhood cancer heroes. We value time, talent, energy and enthusiasm. To start, you fill out our Volunteer Interest Form [CLICK HERE]. You will answer a few questions about yourself and why you want to volunteer. You will receive emails (about once a month) announcing our volunteer opportunities. You can choose the events based on your interest and schedule. (Note: the majority of our volunteering is in Richmond, Virginia)

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Heroes Art Session

Most every month, Connor’s Heroes host our Heroes Art Session. Each art session is packed with different types of art projects lead by artist mentors and volunteers. Depending on which artists attend, the medium may be painting, sewing, clay, watercolors, or pastels. Each child can move from one art station to the next. Art Sessions are held at the Vis Arts Center of Richmond, one Sunday a month, from 2-3:30 pm.

You can volunteer to lead or assist with an art project. Starting in the spring, we will work on collaborative projects that we auction at our gala event, The Heroes Art Ball.

Connor’s Heroes Events

Throughout the year, we will have opportunities where we need extra hands and smiles. Some events are with our hero families (like a Pizza Party at Mellow Mushroom). Or at a restaurant, brewery, or festival. In December, we host a Holiday Open House for our hero families.

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Heroes Art Ball

The Heroes Art Ball is an evening celebrating our hero families, full of music, great food, dancing, a silent auction – all supporting the work of Connor’s Heroes. We have monthly planning meetings starting in the new year. You can also volunteer the day of the gala. This is an excellent opportunity if you need community service hours.

Group Volunteer Activities

If you are part of a church, service organization, scouting, student group, or business, you may be able to help Connor’s Heroes. We sometimes have seasonal or one-time volunteer opportunities. Examples include helping in the office with mailings, packing Family Fun Packs, or doing yard work for our Hero families in the fall.

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Capture the special moments of our hero families at our events. You will give a parent a lasting memory they will cherish. You do not need to be a professional photographer. Photographing an event is a great way to build your portfolio. 

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Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

Coordinate a Hero Backpack or Parent Tote Supply Drive:

After a child is diagnosed with cancer, they receive a Heroes Backpack and Parent Totebag. Parents call it a “lifeline” during the early days of their child’s treatment. You will host a drive for supplies for the Heroes Bags and Backpacks. You will “shop” from our Amazon wish list of popular games, toiletries, personal items, etc. Collect the donations, and drop off or ship them to Connor’s Heroes office. View our Amazon Wish List [LINK]

Coordinate a Gift Card Drive:

You will host a drive to collect gift cards. You will “shop” from our Amazon wish list of gift cards from restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores. Collect the donations, and drop off or ship them to Connor’s Heroes office. We will mail a gift card for a patient’s birthday or when a child needs a pick-me-up. View our Amazon Wish List [LINK]

Coordinate a Family Fun Pack Supply Drive:

Family Fun Packs are sent right to a patient family’s doorstep filled with everything they need for a Game Night or Movie Night. You will host a drive to purchase supplies for Family Fun Packs. You will “shop” from our Amazon wish list. Collect the donations, and drop off or ship them to Connor’s Heroes office. View our Amazon Wish List [LINK]

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Volunteering FAQs

I am under the age of 18. Can I volunteer?
In most cases, yes. When you fill out the volunteer online form, remember to check the box that you are under the age of 18.

My company has a day of service. Can we volunteer at Connor’s Heroes?
Email or call Celia, Executive Director, with the details about your day of service. You can reach Celia at celia@connorsheroes.org or call (804) 897-1272.

I am volunteering to earn community service hours for my school.
Great. Be sure to submit your paperwork with as soon as you completed your volunteering.

I don’t live in Richmond. Can I still volunteer?
Yes, but you are limited to volunteering virtually.

How will you tell me about volunteer opportunities?
We will send you an email (about once a month). Read it over and click the links to sign up. Please add our emails to your contacts so our email doesn’t get thrown into your spam or junk folder.

Contact Us:

(804) 897-1272

Volunteer Interest Form