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Volunteer

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

Richmond restaurant owner celebrates birthday with fundraiser

Leave it to Richmond restaurant owner Menbere Aklilu—aka ‘Menbe’—to turn her own birthday celebration into an opportunity to help those in need. Menbe has invited residents to come share in her upcoming birthday celebration at...

Richmond nonprofit leader honored for helping the homeless

Reverend John M. Anderson, president and CEO of Richmond’s Bay Area Rescue Mission, has been honored with the Russ Reid Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Association of Gospel Rescue Missions at their conference...

Richmond receives $1.7 million for park upgrades

The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) has announced that the City of Richmond will receive $1,710,829 for housing-related park improvements. This is the third-largest allocation in the state, with only the City...
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Soulful Softball Sunday garners TV spotlight

Early last week, local community advocate Rodney Alamo Brown wrote in the Richmond Standard about how the award-winning Soulful Softball Sunday program he founded in Richmond was now working its magic at San Quentin...

Richmond Main Street celebrates 2017 accreditation

The Richmond Main Street Initiative has been designated as an accredited Main Street America program for meeting the demanding performance objectives set by the National Main Street Center. The honor comes in the midst of...
Richmond wins grants funding new basketball courts, youth programs

Richmond wins grants funding new basketball courts, youth programs

New basketball courts at John F. Kennedy Park and Unity Park in Richmond are now  funded, and the Shields-Reid Community Center is set to get a bike and pump repair station, as part of...
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Community members clean up Nichol Park, other city sites

By Mike Kinney More than 20 community members helped spruce up Nichol Park, the Richmond Tool Library and the city's Community Services Department as part of a volunteer event Saturday. The volunteers participated in the ServiceWorks...
Revamped Mathieu Court Alley now a colorful 'PLAYce'

Revamped Mathieu Court Alley now a colorful ‘PLAYce’

The latest enhancement to this once-dilapidated Iron Triangle alleyway is set to be celebrated on Friday. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., a ribbon-cutting is scheduled for the new “PLAYce” for children that has sprung...
Un día comunitario planeado para celebrar el ‘Día de Comunidad Global’ en Richmond

Good deeds planned for ‘Global Community Day’ in Richmond

Locals are invited to celebrate the ServiceWorks Richmond "Global Community Day" event on Saturday, June 10, when they will have the opportunity to clean up a city park and other sites while assisting the...
Richmond's Fix Our Ferals clinic reopens

Richmond’s Fix Our Ferals clinic reopens

By Mike Kinney More than a year after suspending operations due to funding constraints, the Richmond-based reduced-cost spay-neuter clinic Fix Our Ferals reopened last month. The April 2016 closing of the clinic at 12226 San Pablo...

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$825,000 gift to support Contra Costa College business students

Retired biz professor’s estate gifts $825,000 to Contra Costa College

The Contra Costa College Foundation announced Monday that it received a gift of $825,000 from the estate of retired business professor Stephen C. Schaefer...
East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

East Brother Beer Co., Richmond Promise to host teacher appreciation event Wednesday

Teachers and counselors will be celebrated at East Brother Beer Co. in Richmond on Wednesday, Sept. 27, when the brewery hosts the first "Cheers...

Richmond police convince suicidal man to drop knife

An armed, suicidal man in an Iron Triangle home took to Facebook Live during his moment of heightened distress last week -- but two...