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Volunteer

This is a dedicated page for community service and volunteerism local to Richmond, CA.

Sleep Train commercial inspires 6-year-old Richmond boy’s charity effort

The Sleep Train commercial requesting donations benefiting foster children can really get in your head. But for a 6-year-old Richmond boy, the commercial's slogan -- "Not everyone can be a foster parent, but anyone can...
Richmond residents help beautify city on Cesar Chavez Day

Richmond residents help beautify city on Cesar Chavez Day

Hundreds of Richmond residents celebrated Cesar Chavez Day Thursday by working to beautify the city. In at least three separate locations across the city, adult and student volunteers picked up trash bags, planted redwood trees...
Richmond council proceeds tentatively on North Richmond annexation

Community invited to help enhance North Richmond Ball Field on March 31

The community is invited to help local youth aesthetically enhance the North Richmond Ball Field on March 31. Students from Richmond elementary, middle and high schools will paint and mulch at the ball field near...
Richmond group sets goal to plant 40 trees in Atchison Village Park on Cesar Chavez Day

Richmond group sets goal to plant 40 trees in Atchison Village Park on Cesar...

The community is invited to help plant as many as 40 trees in Atchison Village Park on Thursday, which is Cesar Chavez Day. The tree-planting will run from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Curry...
For 10th birthday, newly adopted Richmond girl cuts hair to benefit cancer-stricken children

For 10th birthday, newly adopted Richmond girl cuts hair to benefit cancer-stricken children

Nancy Rodriguez is amazed that a 10-year-old girl can be as wise and as selfless as her newly adopted daughter, Cristal. About a month after Cristal moved in with her new legal guardians -- after...
Grand opening for renovated John F. Kennedy Park set for Saturday afternoon

Grand opening for renovated John F. Kennedy Park set for Saturday afternoon

The community is invited to a grand opening event for John F. Kennedy Park, which residents banded together to rebuild at a single-day volunteer event last fall. The park renovation wasn't quite finished on that...
Cleanup of Meeker Slough in Marina Bay called community effort

Cleanup of Meeker Slough in Marina Bay called true community effort

A community effort to address accumulated trash in Meeker Slough in Richmond's Marina Bay neighborhood began with a resident's complaint to Mayor Tom Butt. A Richmond resident had warned the mayor that "the situation in...
Students to hold Marina Bay clean-up effort on Cesar Chavez Day

Students to hold Marina Bay clean-up effort on Cesar Chavez Day

Students of Amethod Public Schools (AMPS), which operates charter schools in Richmond and Oakland, will join together on March 31 to conduct a clean-up effort in Marina Bay. The AMPS Marina Bay Youth Council is...

This Richmond mom has moved mountains to support charter schools

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzIDxLEzMzk A Richmond mother of three is credited with helping launch two middle schools, vigorously advocating for inclusion of charter schools in the Richmond Promise scholarship program, and taking just two weeks to corral 220...

Chevron funds nation’s largest K-12 campus fab lab at Kennedy High in Richmond

A majority of the adults could not make heads or tails of the advanced technology featured at the brand new Richmond Fab Lab at Kennedy High, which had its grand opening on Tuesday. Thankfully, local...

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Richmond community encouraged to 'fill a bag, feed a family' by Dec. 18

Richmond community encouraged to ‘fill a bag, feed a family’ by Dec. 18

Community members are encouraged to "fill a bag, feed a family" as part of the 2nd Annual Holiday Food Drive benefiting the Iron Triangle-based...
Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

Richmond man shot by BART police recovering

The man who was shot by BART police near Richmond station last week has been identified as 21-year-old Jeremiah Witherspoon, who is recovering from...
Mayor recounts Hotel Mac's role in 'Annual Turkey Shoot'

Mayor recounts Hotel Mac’s role in ‘Annual Turkey Shoot’

Organizers of the Point Richmond Annual Turkey Shoot appear compelled to remind people that "no turkeys are harmed during this event." Recently, Mayor Tom Butt...