The Henrico County Department of Human Resources offers opportunities for individuals to volunteer time and services to County departments through the Volunteer Services Program. There are many needs, with jobs ranging from office assistants, social media assistants, job coaches, mentors, and many more.

Each April Henrico County Recognizes its Volunteers

The Board of Supervisors proclaimed April 12-18, 2015, to be Volunteer Week for Henrico County. We should recognize and thank our volunteers throughout the year, and especially during this important week! An average of 1,012 people volunteered each month for Henrico County Government in 2014, contributing over 164,449 hours of their time. This volunteered time represents over four million dollars in savings to the County. If you are interested in utilizing volunteers in your department or learning more about volunteering with Henrico County, check out the information listed below or contact the Department of Human Resources’ Volunteer Services Coordinator at 501-4425 or spo001@henrico.us.

Our Goal

  1. To better serve the community by recruiting, placing, training and encouraging volunteers to work in County offices and programs.
  2. To enable the County government to better serve the needs of the community.
  3. To assist volunteers to make the best use of their leisure or non-committed time to improve the quality of their own lives as well as the lives of people in the community where they live.

Volunteer Program Links

How to Apply

Department Use

Language Bank

The County has a need for individuals who fluently speak languages other than English to provide interpretation and translation services to non-English speaking residents requesting services from County agencies.

Human Resources encourages individuals who fluently speak languages other than English to assist with meeting these needs by adding their names to the County’s Language Bank.

What is the Language Bank?

The County’s Language Bank is administered through the Department of Human Resources’ Volunteer Services Program, and it serves as a resource for our non-English speaking customers seeking to interact with our staff and services.

The Language Bank made up of County employees, citizens and regional organizations who are on call to provide interpretation and translation services to non-English speaking residents and County agencies who have a need for translators and interpreters. These individuals willingly volunteer their time to County agencies in a variety of ways. Some examples include: interpreting emergency-related calls for the County’s 911 Operations staff, translating documents into different languages and interpreting for citizens during court appearances.

How do I apply?

Individuals who are interested in adding their names to the Language Bank are encouraged to complete a County Volunteer Application and return it to the Volunteer Services Coordinator. The Volunteer Services Coordinator will keep a record of the individuals’ contact information and may provide the information to County agencies in the event that their services are needed.

What are the requirements for the Language Bank?

  • Must fluently speak language(s) other than English
  • Must be available to be on call to assist County agencies when needed