Monday, August 10, 2020

Volunteer

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

Richmond nonprofit seeks community’s help in building a new playground

A Richmond nonprofit just launched what it hopes will become a community effort to rebuild its playground for local youth. On Tuesday, several volunteers from Chevron Richmond went to Girls Inc. of West Contra Costa...

Arbor Day to add up to 40 new street trees – and a mural...

An Arbor Day event in Richmond next month will lead to the planting of as many as 40 street trees, according to Richmond Trees, which announced the Arbor Day celebration in its latest newsletter. Local...

Free ‘fingerprinting parties’ set for prospective WCCUSD volunteers

Here's how to give someone the finger in a helpful way. The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) is hosting four free "fingerprinting parties" for prospective volunteers in the coming weekends. The events are a...

Volunteers needed to distribute produce to low-income families in Richmond

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano is seeking volunteers to help distribute fresh produce to low-income families and individuals in Richmond. Twice monthly at the Nevin Community Center at 598 Nevin Ave., volunteers...

In Richmond, a modern approach to helping domestic violence victims

“Just imagine you are a victim of domestic violence, of sexual assault, of elder abuse, and you walk in here,” says Susun Kim, executive director of the Contra Costa Family Justice Alliance. “What do...

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...

Latest Articles

Blue Sky Sports to close after 40 years in Pinole

Blue Sky Sports to close after four decades in Pinole

By Mike Kinney Blue Sky Sports, the legendary local sporting goods store that's been operating in Pinole for four decades, is set to close in...
Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

Census takers set to visit nonresponding households

By Kathy Chouteau Households who haven’t responded to the 2020 Census can expect a knock on their door in the coming weeks. Starting today, census...

Richmond police investigating fatal shooting on Chanslor Avenue

A 50-year-old man was killed and a 46-year-old woman injured in a shooting in Richmond on Sunday, police said. Officers responded to a ShotSputter gun...