For 35 years, The Shepherd’s Center of Richmond has been helping seniors to continue to live independently in their own homes.  Our volunteers help those who are 60 or older get to medical appointments and to grocery stores.  We also offer light handyman help and friendly caller services.

To qualify for services, a person must
* be 60 or older;
* be able to walk (use of a cane or walker is fine, but we cannot accommodate wheelchairs);
* live within our service area (see below);
* have no serious cognitive impairment.

 We are not able to offer services to persons in assisted living facilities or retirement communities where transportation is available, even at cost.

Our services are free, and our volunteers do not accept tips or gas money.  You do not need to be or become a member. If you would like to make a donation to The Shepherd’s Center, the volunteer will have an envelope for you to use.

For more specific details on how to request services, please click here.  If you would like more information, or would like to become a client, please contact the office at (804) 355-7282.

You may call to request a ride or any other service only after you have spoken with one of our staff, completed an application and received your welcome letter.  This process usually takes about a week.

Service Area by Zip Code 
23059, 23060, 23113, 23114, 23219, 23220, 23221, 23222, 23223, 23224, 23225, 23226, 23227, 23228, 23229, 23230, 23233, 23235, 23236, 23238, 23294

*new clients intake temporarily suspended due to the need for more volunteer drivers in area