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Volunteer

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

Woman anonymously drops off $2,000 cash donation at Salute e Vita Ristorante

Menbere Aklilu says a letter and generous gift dropped off anonymously at her Marina Bay restaurant last week brings her to tears every time she reads it. Owner of the popular Salute e Vita Ristorante,...

Wells Fargo grant to help build rain gardens near local creeks

The community will band together to build rain gardens and restore habitat near local creeks thanks to a $55,000 grant from Wells Fargo. The bank gave a portion of a five-year, $15 million environmental grant...

Great group effort revamps veteran’s venue

When it comes to strength in numbers, it might be hard to top the group volunteer effort taking place at the Veterans Resource Program at 934 Maine Ave. in Richmond. In an endeavor that...

Grassroots effort spurs new community clean up day

Local resident Garice Tate is looking for volunteers to make a big impact in the community later this month through the 1st Annual Rich City Clean Up Day. The event will debut Saturday, July 30,...

Mural project invites Richmond residents to get artsy

The San Francisco-based Create Peace Project will soon begin work on an amazing mural on Macdonald Avenue, and has invited the local community to take part. Backed by a small grant from the Richmond Arts...

USA Today awards community-led renovation at Richmond’s JFK Park

USA Today recently named the volunteer effort to rebuild John F. Kennedy Park in Richmond last year as one of three 2015 Make a Difference Day Community Awards, according to City Manager Bill Lindsay. The...
SS Red Oak Victory needs volunteers

SS Red Oak Victory needs volunteers

The SS Red Oak Victory needs volunteer docents to help explain the ship's history to visitors. The ship, which in 1944 became the 558th ship built in Richmond for WWII, also needs volunteers in areas...

Little League players have clean fields thanks to Kiwanis Richmond volunteers

In honor of Kiwanis One Day on Saturday, an international day of service, members of the Kiwanis Club of Richmond helped the city spruce up the fields at Nicholl Park for the Little League...

San Pablo Baseball Association launches online fundraiser, seeks sponsor for 2016 season

The San Pablo Baseball Association is seeking a sponsor for its 2016 season and has launched a gofundme fundraiser aiming to raise $10,000. All funds raised will provide local inner-city youth from San Pablo, Richmond,...

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...

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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...