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Transportation Options to Community Partners’ Service Sites

The University of Richmond provides transportation to students wishing to volunteer throughout the city of Richmond.

For students who do not have a car or access to a carpool, several modes of transportation are available to reach volunteer sites. Students should take a few moments to consider modes of transportation available to sites when making their decision on which partner organization they wish to select. Students can review the shuttle schedule by zone and shuttle schedule by weekday to determine what accommodates their schedule best. For more information on the Willow Lawn Xpress, Evening Circuit, GRTC Pulse and Uber along with Zipcar policy and procedures, visit the Transportation website.

To explore and register for service, students must visit SpidersEngage, the online network where University of Richmond students, faculty, and staff can search and register for volunteer opportunities and events posted by area organizations. To access SpidersEngage, please visit the CCE’s How to Volunteer webpage. SpidersEngage will be accessible the first day of class each semester and students must register for their volunteer opportunities by the Friday of the third week.

Students who need university-sponsored transportation to get to their service site must complete the UR Volunteer Trip Planner form. Once the form is submitted, students will receive an email from Transportation Services regarding service shuttle assignments or alternative modes of transportation. Students will also be contacted by a staff member from their chosen service site about any prerequisites that must be completed before the may be confirmed to begin volunteering.

Students who indicated they do not need university-sponsored transportation will be contacted by a staff member from their chosen service site about any prerequisites that must be completed before the may be confirmed to begin volunteering.

GRTC Pulse and Campus Routes

Many downtown community partners can be accessed via the GRTC Pulse, Richmond’s new rapid transit system. You can connect to the Pulse via the UBER, Willow Lawn Xpress, or Evening Circuit.