As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, the Richmond Volleyball Club has a goal to provide enrichment to our community through the sport of volleyball. We have long supported many causes and organizations in our community and beyond. We owe our success to our community of members and, in turn, we give back to the local community. Below is a list of some organizations which we support. Not only do we believe that supporting different causes and events makes our community stronger, but it also makes us a better volleyball club.
Roger Robison Fund: In 2005, RVC established this fund in memory of a past president to provide financial assistance (for registration fee, team fee, and travel expenses) to help eligible youth participate in our volleyball programs. Richmond Volleyball Club believes that our junior programs should be available to everyone regardless of ability to pay. We’ve worked hard to build that fund through donations, gold tournament proceeds, and board designated funds. A 2014 Robison Fund recipient kindly said, “I have been fortunate enough to have been granted a scholarship for both the summer and fall 2014 sessions…I have learned a great deal about volleyball and being a part of a team. It has made me feel good about myself, and now I love the sport! Thanks for the wonderful opportunity!”
Outreach: In support of our mission, one of the Richmond Volleyball Club’s strategic goals is to “invest in diversity and outreach.” To that end, we have developed a volleyball outreach program: JumpStart. JumpStart is a FREE developmental program for students in the community who are not familiar with the sport of volleyball. Learn more about our Outreach programs.
Special Olympics: The Richmond Volleyball Club is proud to support the Special Olympics of Virginia. Since 2008, we’ve provided a facility, equipment and volunteer coaches. In addition, we provide staffing and officials for their regional tournament. We also supply volleyball equipment and clothing internationally thru Special Olympics Jamaica.
Kill For A Cure: Richmond Volleyball Club is proud to support this annual volleyball tournament to raise money for the American Cancer Society held in December. We’ve been holding this annual event in early December since 1998.
Kids Fit & Fun: Kid Fit & Fun, which runs through Chesterfield County Public Schools, offers programs to encourage kids to be active and pursue a healthy lifestyle. Richmond Volleyball Club volunteers for their afterschool program in which students from grades K-3 learn a variety of sports, including volleyball!
Courts For Kids: Richmond Volleyball Club has partnered up with Courts for Kids to donate equipment and volleyball materials to economically disadvantaged areas. Courts For Kids also build courts in third-world countries which provide kids with the opportunity to play sports.
Young Aces Open: Richmond Volleyball Club is a sponsor of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Young Aces Program. The program is offered to all 26 city of Richmond elementary schools.
Richmond PAL Program: Richmond Volleyball Club is proud to support the Richmond Police Department and their PAL (Police Athletic League) Program. RVC volunteers for their spring program, which provides the youth of the City of Richmond an opportunity to learn the sport of volleyball in safe and fun environment during their spring break.
Henrico PAL Program: Richmond Volleyball Club is proud to support the Henrico County Police Department and their PAL (Police Athletic League) Program. RVC volunteers for their summer program, which provides the youth of Henrico County a safe and fun environment to spend their summer days, participating in educational, athletic, and developmental activities.
Advanceitup!: Richmond Volleyball Club is proud to partner with Advanced Orthopaedics and Ortho On-Call to collect gently used sporting gear to distribute to various community outreach sports programs. RVC is a collections site for donating sporting goods and equipment.
Team Chesterfield: Richmond Volleyball Club was proud to sponsor a team of their junior players and coach representing the greater Richmond area by participating in the 2016 International Children’s Games in Taiwan as Team Chesterfield. This group is the first volleyball team to be sent to the games from the area and was the only volleyball team from the US participating in the sport.
Brain Injury Association of Virginia: Richmond Volleyball Club is proud to be a sponsor of the organization’s annual RVA Field Day event. Proceeds from the event benefit the Association to provide help, hope, and healing to Virginians affected by brain injury.
Local Area School Involvement: Richmond Volleyball Club is proud to support various initiatives with local area schools such as: The Hanover Youth Service Council school supply drive, and the One School, One Book literacy reading initiative with local elementary school, Glen Lea Elementary.
Junior League of Richmond: RVC is proud to support the community program: Good Sports through the Junior League of Richmond. The Good Sports program is currently held at the Peter Paul Development Center and is designed to educate children and their parents on character development through sports.