Thank you for your interest in supporting ASK with your time and helping hands! We rely on volunteers to help make our fundraising events and program socials run smoothly, to support our organization with donation drives and fundraising, to raise awareness, and to help engage our community in a variety of ways.
Interested in volunteering with ASK? Fill out our sign-up form below and we'll reach out to you with upcoming opportunities to get involved!
What are your volunteer opportunities?Volunteer needs vary throughout the year and include helping at our fundraising events like the ASK 5K & Fun Walk, wrapping gifts for the holidays or handing out school supplies. Sign up here to volunteer and we'll email you with all our upcoming volunteer opportunities!
How old do I have to be to volunteer?We ask that volunteers are 16 years or older to volunteer at an ASK event. Younger volunteers are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Why should I volunteer?By volunteering your time, energy and expertise with ASK, you are helping to make life better for children with cancer or a serious blood disorder and their families right here in our community. Volunteers lending a helping hand make all of our ASK Events possible. Program events such as the Holiday Party, Fall Festival, and our Kourageous Kids party are great for volunteers who wish to have direct interaction with our ASK families and kids. Fundraising events like the Donut Run, ASK Walk, and the Annual Gala are fun events that require all hands on deck to make the event successful and enjoyable for all. Sign up to be a part of our incredible volunteer crew and you will receive the quarterly newsletter with upcoming volunteer opportunities!
Can I get school community service hours for volunteering?Absolutely! Following your volunteer shift, just check in with the ASK staff member in attendance to sign off on your hours. You can also contact one of our two volunteer program leads: Jess Harris, Program Events Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Ivana Micheletti, Special Events Coordinator, at email@example.com.
How can I volunteer with kids in the hospital or the ASK Hemoatology/Oncology Clinic?The ASK Hematology/Oncology Clinic is located in the Children’s Pavilion at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU (CHoR). To volunteer at the clinic or any other inpatient or outpatient areas of the hospital, you must apply through CHoR. More information to volunteer through CHoR can be found at https://www.chrichmond.org/about-us/volunteer.
What about volunteering with a group?We welcome groups to join us as volunteers at our two annual 5K events – The ASK Donut Run 5K in November and the ASK 5K & Fun Walk in the spring. Depending on the size of the group, there are some other volunteer opportunities throughout the year at our large program socials and events.
What are other ways to get involved with ASK?Along with volunteering, you can make a difference with ASK in many ways, including participating in our fundraising events, starting a community fundraiser or donation drive, or advocating and raising awareness in the community! Visit our Get Involved page for more information.
"I have loved being a part of ASK because you can see the immediate impact of your time, energy and donations and the change we are making for children locally."
- Meghan Dickey Hale, ASK Ambassador Committee Chair