Information & Volunteer Centre
Did you know?
More than 100 young leaders have graduated from the Youth Now program.
Each year, over 100 non-profit professionals attend our training opportunities.
Over two dozen non-profit organizations have participated in the Youth Now program.
The CCRR provides nearly 400 child care referrals per year.
On average, the CCRR hosts 30 workshops and training courses each year.
Every year, over 500 child care providers and parents attend CCRR training opportunities.
Every year, RCRG completes over 3,000 grocery orders for local seniors.
Nearly 300 seniors make use of our Better at Home services.
Our volunteer drivers complete more than 1,200 trips annually.
At least 350 people per year find a volunteer position using our Volunteer Match program.
Close to 500 volunteers support RCRG’s programs and services.
Volunteers contribute nearly 23,000 hours to our organization each year.
Each holiday season, the Richmond Christmas Fund helps more than 2,200 low-income residents.
Every year, the Christmas Fund provides over 600 children with toys, books, and sports equipment.
The Richmond Christmas Fund was first started by Ethel Tibbits, in the 1930s.
The number of Neighbourhood Small Grants we’ve awarded has increased every year since 2014.
Block parties are the most popular type of Neighbourhood Small Grant project.
Every year, the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre serves over 7,300 local women.
The Richmond Women’s Resource Centre currently offers 16 programs and services.
Nearly 60 volunteers support the Richmond Women’s Resource Centre, contributing nearly 2,500 hours per year.
Richmond is home to over 350 registered charities, all of which rely on volunteer support.
There are nearly 13 million volunteers across Canada.
International Volunteer Day is celebrated throughout the world on December 5.
There are 35 volunteer centres in British Columbia.
In 2016, the Foundation awarded 10 grants to non-profit organizations, worth a combined $59,000.
The Foundation manages $6 million in 60 Forever Funds, returning, on average, CPI plus 4%.
Between 2020 and 2022, the Foundation distributed $656,000 in grants, scholarships, charitable disbursements, and Emergency Community Support Funds.
Foundation activities result in the enhancement of our community and residents’ sense of belonging.
ROCA has raised over $21,000 for local charities.
ROCA has performed its Elementary School Concert Series to over 8,000 students.
ROCA provides mentoring and life changing opportunities for aspiring musicians.
The Richmond Arts Coalition was founded in November of 2005.
RAC co-produces the ArtRich exhibition every two years!
RAC highlights Richmond's arts events in a monthly email.
The Richmond Music School is the oldest not-for-profit music school in Richmond.
The Richmond Music School offers affordable music lessons through its diverse programming.
Our students performed 40 hours of music to welcome the Olympic athletes to the 2010 Olympic Games.

Information & Volunteer Centre

Keeping Richmond Connected

Information Centre

RCRG's Information & Volunteer Centre serves two purposes, the first of which is to provide information on community resources.

If you want to learn more about an organization or program operating in Richmond, make your first stop our Community Services Directory. It includes contact information and program descriptions for hundreds of local organizations, so you're sure to find what you're looking for.

Of course, if you'd rather speak to someone in person, just give us a call at 604-279-7020, and our friendly and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help.

Volunteer Centre

Searching for a volunteer opportunity? You've come to the right place! RCRG is Richmond's Volunteer Centre, and we'd love nothing more than to get you started on your volunteer journey. 

Speaking of which, the best place to begin is our Volunteer Opportunities Database. Featuring positions from over 40 local non-profit organizations, it's a smorgasbord of volunteer goodness! 

Want to take your search offline? That's cool, too! Call 604-279-7020 to make an appointment with a Volunteer Match Advisor, who will help you find a position that fits your skills, interests, and schedule. An Advisor can also help you prepare for a screening interview, which most organizations conduct before accepting a volunteer. You can use the opportunity to go over your answers, or come up with new ones. In any case, an Advisor will make sure that, once you've applied for your dream volunteer job, you're well-equipped to complete the next steps.

Volunteer Match appointments are about 30 minutes each, free of charge, and available in multiple languages. 

Community Presentations

What is volunteering? How do you get started? What types of opportunities are there in Richmond? These are common questions, and often, it's easiest to answer them in a group setting.

We're available to give presentations at high schools, post-secondary institutions, conferences, community events, workplaces, and more. If you have a group that's keen to learn about community involvement, we're happy - delighted even! - to share information, resources, tools, and tips that will lead to memorable, rewarding volunteer experiences.

To schedule a presentation, reach out to Jennifer DeWolff, our Volunteer Centre Coordinator, at 604-279-7118 or

Volunteering Brochures

Each year, we publish a pair of brochures highlighting local volunteer opportunities. The first, intended for a general audience, lists community organizations by category, from Animals & Nature to Healthcare to Sports & Recreation. Readers can thus find volunteer roles that align with their interests.

The second brochure is for youth, with organizations sorted by their minimum volunteer age, starting at 13+ and continuing to 18+. This way, when searching for volunteer opportunities, high school students can quickly identify organizations where they meet the age requirement.

If you're interested in displaying or distributing the brochures, you can pick up a set at our office. To arrange for this, please contact Jennifer DeWolff at 604-279-7118 or

We also have digital versions of the brochures, available below:

Community Volunteering Brochure

 Youth Volunteering Brochure