539 helpers, 50 local projects during Chevron Richmond’s annual Volunteer Week

You are probably seeing a lot of Chevron employees all over town this week as part of the company's annual Volunteer Week.
Chevron employees helped out at the Milo Foundation in Point Richmond as part of Volunteer Week.

You are probably seeing a lot of Chevron employees all over town this week as part of the company’s annual Volunteer Week.

This year, Chevron is working on 50 projects with 539 volunteers, according to the company.

On Tuesday, a fleet of volunteers helped the homeless resources nonprofit Bay Area Rescue Mission (BARM) plan for Thursday’s BARM Block Party, which runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Nevin Center Park. Chevron employees will also help out at the block party, an annual back-to-school event giving away backpacks filled with school supplies and offering games, free food and other activities to kids. (see the flyer below for more information.)

Also Monday, Chevron volunteers helped the Richmond Police Activities League paint its gym walls. Today, they are preparing and serving meals at GRIP, restoring habitat for the Golden Gate Audubon society at the Point Pinole Regional Shoreline Park in Richmond and cleaning the ship and museum on the Red Oak Victory Ship.

The long list of projects continue through Monday, with volunteer projects including solar installation for GRID, interior work for the Milo Foundation adoption center in Point Richmond, and recess assistance for kids at Playworks East Bay.

“Giving our time is important because it provides an opportunity to connect with our neighbors and show our commitment to Richmond,” company representatives said Wednesday. “It also happens to be a lot of fun.”