Who We Are Classroom AssistantAll patients participate in a wide range of programs as a vital part of their treatment. Volunteers are needed to assist in active treatment classes that pertain to arts, crafts, music, sports, games, nature, outdoors, cognitive development, community resources, psycho-educational, social skill development, and interaction. Classes are offered Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 7:00pm. Volunteers would interact with patients in a group or individual setting. Volunteers can also assist in monitor our drop in social area, where patients have an opportunity to socialize and interact with others. Volunteers are encouraged to share their own talents and expertise in any of the program areas. Volunteers will be able to mold their experience based upon their interest in the programs being offered as well as their own scheduling needs.Volunteer opportunities such as; talking, playing games, socializing, and interaction with clients. There are a vast range of other volunteer possibilities. Clients attend Rehab and Recovery Classes such as Current Events, Journal Writing, Meditation, Money Management, Computer, Cooking, Crafts, Gardening, Sports, and Social Skills. Also monitor Social Area where clients can hang out and to interact with other clients. Volunteers would assist staff and clients in the classes. Special ProjectsVolunteer opportunities are available around one time offerings either in an individual or group setting. These opportunities can be offered at anytime but are frequently available around the holiday season. Examples of special projects are:Helping wrap Christmas gifts for the patientsHosting a Christmas unit partyOffering a game nightCreative ideas for special projects are welcomed and can be developed with the hospital staff. Staff is open to volunteer interests so be sure to let them know the kind of tasks/projects you would be most interested in completing. What We Do Richmond State Hospital is a residential behavioral health care facility which provides psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment. It serves adult and geriatric populations. Those served have problems that require inpatient treatment with the goal of returning individuals to the community when they are able to function successfully in their own community.Mission: To provide individualized, quality holistic behavioral healthcare with respect, dignity, and caring.