Petersburg Ambassadors Program

Petersburg Ambassadors Program 

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Welcome to the City of Petersburg Office of Volunteerism and Community Engagement! Volunteers are vital to the City of Petersburg and Volunteerism is an essential community resource which promotes social inclusion and active citizenship. There are many ways to get involved, so coupled with your skills, talents, interest and motivation to volunteer - we are going to be a great team!

Volunteer Application

The Petersburg Ambassadors Program is where individuals will engage in a vibrant culture of volunteerism as a Collegiate Ambassador, Eco-Friendly Ambassador, General Ambassador, High School Ambassador and Seasoned Ambassador.

Collegiate Ambassador - College students with an interest and drive to develop their leadership skills, enhance resume, gain experience while providing valuable service to the City of Petersburg thru internships, field work and community service work. Duration of time is determined by the student or university/college.

Eco-Friendly Ambassador - Volunteers age 18/over with eco-friendly skills, interest in preserving and protecting the environment. Duration of time commitment is determined by the Go-Green Ambassador.

General Ambassador - Volunteers age 18/over, skills, talents and posses a motivation to volunteer, dependable, reliable. If you have a community service requirement, you must present proper documentation and contact information.

High School Ambassador - Students must be enrolled in Petersburg Public Schools/Appomattox Regional Governors School, 15 years and over. Must complete a minimum of 20 Community Service Hours/duration of time is based on the High School Ambassador commitment an for school requirement. Students will develop leadership skills, Public Speaking Experience, resume building and valuable community service experience.

Seasoned Ambassador - Volunteers age 50/over that possess motivation and willingness to volunteer, dependable and reliable, Duration of time commitment is determined by the Seasoned Ambassador.

Community Partner Program - Community Partners play a vital role as it relates to recruiting volunteers to the Petersburg Ambassadors Program. Community Partners will share, assist with the development of a partnership and align efforts to reflect a more cohesive volunteer effort between city, Community Partners and Ambassadors. Also, this opportunity will allow the development and implementation of a community calendar for Community Partners.

For additional information, please contact 804-324-4014 or email

Fall 2021 Citywide "Clean-Out"  information below: 

Petersburg City Wide Neighborhood Clean-Out will be held Saturday, October 16, 2021, 8:00AM-12Noon. Do you have old appliances, trash or other bulky items that you would like to get rid of during the City of Petersburg Neighborhood Clean-Out? You have an opportunity to DUMP YOUR JUNK for FREE .  This event is sponsored by the Recreation Department, Public Works Department and Central Virginia Waste Management. For more information call, 804-324-4015.  Click here to see the flyer