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Volunteer

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

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...
North Richmond cleanup event Saturday aims to unite community

North Richmond cleanup event this Saturday aims to unite community

The community is encouraged to help participate in a "Sweeping the City" event in North Richmond this Saturday, May 27. The community cleanup event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with folks meeting up...
Farmers' market-style food giveaway launched in San Pablo

Farmers’ market-style food giveaway launched in San Pablo

A farmers' market-style food giveaway has launched twice monthly in San Pablo as part of a collaboration between a group of county physicians and The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano. San Pablo’s distributions...

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DeSaulnier denounces Trump’s decision to ban transgender troops

Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) issued a statement Wednesday in response to President Donald Trump’s decision to no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in...
Southwest pilot becomes mentor to inspiring El Cerrito grad

Southwest pilot becomes mentor to ‘persistent’ El Cerrito High grad

Last year, we told you about an inspiring El Cerrito High graduate who has been training to fly commercial airplanes for Southwest Airlines. Thanks to...
Mayor Tom Butt: Who will replace Gayle McLaughlin on council?

Mayor Tom Butt: Who will replace Gayle McLaughlin on council?

Mayor Tom Butt In a normal election year, you need 6,000 to 10,000 votes, a war chest of tens of thousands of dollars and untold...