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Volunteer

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

Volunteers sought to coach local students in writing

The highly regarded WriterCoach Connection (WCC) program is looking to train more volunteers with the ability to help local students develop their writing skills. The program brings volunteers to Lavonya DeJean Middle School, Kennedy High...

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...

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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...