Did you know that community service leave is one of your many benefits as a VCU employee? 

The Center for Community Engagement and Impact provides VCU employees with volunteer opportunities that are available. You may view a listing of opportunities.  

United Way of Greater Richmond & Petersburg sends out an opportunity calendar. To subscribe to their emails, go to:

Eligible faculty and staff (with or without children) are provided with paid community service leave (up to 16 hours) each calendar year to meet with public or private school officials about their children, to attend school functions in which their children are participating, to perform school-approved volunteer work in a public school or to participate in volunteer community service organizations.

RamPantry@VCU - emergency food for students in need

The RamPantry@VCU was created to help in-need students with healthy, appropriate emergency food. Any VCU student with a valid VCUCard ID can access the pantry once a week. The pantry is located in the University Student Commons, Room 121, and is open on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Needed items for the pantry include any canned protein source (tuna, chicken, meats, stews), peanut butter, rice, pasta, cereal and canned fruit. For more information or to host a food collection, contact the RamPantry at rampantry@vcu.edu.