RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Due to an overwhelming response, the City of Richmond is doubling the amount of volunteers serving as Redskins training camp volunteers.
More than 800 people have applied to the Ambassador program after the City's Neighbor-to-Neighbor initiative and the Redskins request of 100 volunteers. As a result of the strong response, the Redskins are doubling the opportunities to participate in the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Camp by modifying their original plan of 35 volunteer per shift to 70. As a result, the application process has been extended to 5 p.m. Friday.
Selected volunteers will serve as Ambassadors for one of two time slots per day, either 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from noon to 6 p.m. throughout the four week training camp period. The training camp will begin July 25 and end August 16. The Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center is located at 2401 West Leigh Street.
Volunteer preference will be given to people who can commit to volunteer to a higher number of shifts. If you're interested in being an Ambassador, please visit http://www.richmondgov.com/NeighbortoNeighbor/.