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National Service Calendar

& Local Service Needs


Examples of both National and Local service needs in which City Departments can choose to engage City employees.

Calendar of NATIONAL Service Needs
# Event Description Date
  1. MLK Day A Day On, Not A Day Off
Community Service Projects
Third Monday in January
  2. Mayor's Day Recognition for National Service First Tuesday in
  3. Love Your Block SPRING Gateway, Entrance & Community Cleanup Second weekend in April
  4. National Volunteer Week Recognition for Volunteerism Third week in April
  5. Global Youth Service Day Recognition for Youth Service Third weekend in April
  6. Earth Day A celebration of environmentalism Third Sunday in April
  7. Arbor Day A day for planting trees Last Friday in
  8. Cinco De Mayo Outreach to Mexican and Hispanic community May 5th
  9. Mother’s Day Outreach to single mothers in poverty, or with incarcerated youth  
Second Sunday in May
10. Memorial Day Helping families of fallen warriors Last Monday in May
11. Breast Cancer Walk Time to Live
Guardian Angels
First Saturday in June
12. Independence Day Assisting homeless
FREE food project
July 4th
13. National Night Out Public Safety awareness and community involvement First Tuesday in August
14. 9/11 Day National Day of Service and Remembrance September 11th
15. Veterans’ Day Remembrance of Military
service members
November 11th
16. Leaf Raking Community service and
November thru February
17. Give Thanks, Give Food Canned goods food drive to benefit Feedmore foodbank Third week in November
18. The Giving Heart Thanksgiving Dinner at the Greater Richmond
Convention Center
November 24th
19. Christmas Angel Tree toy drive for children in need First week of November thru second week December
20. Christmas Radio One toy drive for children in need First week of November thru second week December

Examples of LOCAL Service Needs

1. Yard work

  • Leaf Removal
  • Gardening and Lawn/shrubbery tasks
  • Snow Removal

2. Residents’ recycle bins and/or trash cans

  • Carry out for collection
  • Returning them when emptied

3. Handyman tasks

  • Smoke Detector installation/checks
  • Light bulb replacement
  • House Cleaning
  • Painting
  • Furniture Moving
  • Etc.

4. Groceries and/or Prescriptions

  • Pick up at local stores

5. Daily “Well-Being” Phone Calls

  • For those who request calls

6. Exercise or walking groups

  • Strolls thru the neighborhood

7. Reading:

  • Newspaper and/or books

Examples of RVA311 (formerly MPACT) Service Needs

  1. Bulk Household Trash
  2. Brush
  3. Drainage Ditches
  4. Graffiti
  5. Illegal Dumping

Examples of DPW / Clean City Commission Service Needs

  1. Recycling Information
  2. Adopt-A-Spot, Street, or Gateway
  3. Illegal Signs
  4. e-Cycle Old Electronics
  5. Neighborhood Cleanup

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