Hundreds of employees taking part in Chevron Volunteer Week
Hundreds of Chevron Richmond Refinery employees have been allowed to take time off work this week in order to commit acts of community volunteerism – part of the annual Chevron Volunteer Week.
About 450 Chevron workers registered to volunteer on 45 projects supporting 19 nonprofit partners during Chevron Volunteer Week, which kicked off this past Saturday with a Coastal Cleanup at Shimada Friendship Park, according to Stacy Moffitt, community engagement specialist for Chevron Richmond.
The employees have been performing a wide variety of tasks throughout the community. They signed up to prepare meals for residents at the Bay Area Rescue Mission, to paint offices at Community Violence Solutions, to work on the Richmond Greenway with Groundwork Richmond and to prepare canvases for NIAD Center artists. They’ll also be helping to serve pancakes at the upcoming YMCA of the East Bay annual Pancake Breakfast.
“We really enjoy developing and strengthening our friendships in the community, but also Chevron Volunteer Week allows us to have a large positive impact in a short period of time in the community,” Moffitt said.