Dominion Energizing Communities

Camp Camellia volunteers

Energizing Communities is a grassroots effort driven by Dominion Energy volunteers across the many states and communities served by Dominion Energy. Each year, hundreds of employee volunteers put their talent, time and efforts into improving their home towns in many different ways during a fall project blitz. Local employee volunteer councils work with parks, zoos, schools, shelters and other organizations to choose projects.

2017 Projects

For our 18th year, volunteers completed 29 projects in nine states during the fall of 2017. This involved more than 640 employee volunteers and $74K in funding from the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation.


  • Eugene O'Neill Theater Center
    Revitalized the main building exterior and installed erosion control measures along the trails.


  • Keep Akron Beautiful
    Restored historic craftsman stairs connecting South Walnut residents to the community park. 
  • Boy Scouts; Camp Manatoc
    Restored campgrounds and preserved the environment by installing a trail to prevent erosion. 


  • Keystone Elk Country Alliance/Elk County Visitors Center
    Installed pathways to increase safety and reduce erosion; removed invasive plants.

South Carolina

  • Palmetto Conservation Foundation
    Installed bog bridges over three marshland areas to reduce erosion.


  • 9 Line Garden/Wasatch Community Gardens
    Built bird boxes to attract natural pest-control predators for the garden.
  • Tree Utah
    Restored native seedling nursery.
  • Trout Unlimited
    Created culvert for trout passage.


  • Francis Hammond Middle School
    Built and installed an outdoor classroom and teaching platform.
  • Friends of Pocahontas State Park
    Installed a waterway platform for observation & fishing; planted native plants to control erosion.
  • Camp Camellia Tree Farm
    Built bridges for increased access to mobility challenged visitors.
  • The Wetlands Project
    Restored oyster growing demonstration dock.
  • Trevillian's School House
    Restored the exterior of the old schoolhouse.
  • The Mission Continues/ Teens With a Purpose
    Installed a community garden, rain barrels and pavers for erosion control.
  • The St. Francis Home
    Planted native shrubs & perennials with mulched beds to reduce erosion and water consumption.
  • StoreFront for Community Design
    Community Clean-up & recycling/litter prevention event at the 6 Points Innovation Center.
  • Neighborhood Resource Center; Garber Street Community Garden
    Installed a community garden & rainwater collection system.
  • Lakeside Elementary School/Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden/VCU
    Installed outdoor vertical gardens in courtyard and classroom growing towers.
  • City of Richmond Public Library Foundation/ Westover Hills Library
    Installed a rainwater collection garden.
  • RVA More
    Installed split rail fence, improved access for visitors, and planted native species at Gilles Park.
  • Richmond Community ToolBank
    Built outdoor classroom picnic tables and benches for installation in the community.
  • Oregon Hill Home Improvement Council Incorporated
    Removed overgrowth and trash to restore historic herringbone sidewalk in Oregon Hill.
  • Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind /Elk Hill
    Installed raised garden beds and outdoor seating.
  • James City County Parks & Recreation
    Installed a pergola with rainwater collection system for community garden.

West Virginia

  • Harrison County West Virginia Historical Society
    Removed invasive species and restored headstones at historic cemetery.
  • West Virginia Division of Natural Resources, District 1
    Restored primitive camp sites.


  • Woodland Dunes Nature Center
    Installed a new boardwalk to preserve wetlands and create safe access for visitors.


  • Diamondville Community Fishing Pond
    Planted trees to protect natural area around a fishing pond.
  • Rock Springs Urban Renewal Agency
    Rehabilitated a vacant lot for the installation of a community mini-golf course.