A large part of why Riverside, California, is a wonderful place to live and work comes from the people in the community. Riverside residents take great pride in making our community a place for everyone to enjoy.
If you want to do more for our community, why not volunteer?
There are a number of great causes that operate in Riverside, from the HELPline to Riverside Meals on Wheels. You’re sure to find an organization whose mission resonates with you, and you can volunteer around your schedule.
Where can you volunteer? See below for just a few of the organizations serving the community.
HELPline 24-Hour Crisis/Suicide Intervention
HELPline serves as a resource for people who are feeling overwhelmed by their situation. When a person calls the HELPline number (951-686-HELP), he or she is put in touch with someone who provides understanding and support. The HELPline can also refer callers to services providing health care, legal services, and family planning. To find out more about volunteering, visit the Community Connect website.
Habitat for Humanity Riverside
Habitat for Humanity Riverside, like the well-known national organization, works to improve the living conditions of people in need. The organization works with volunteers and donated materials to renovate and build safe homes. To volunteer, sign up at the Habitat for Humanity Riverside website.
The Arc of Riverside County
The Arc of Riverside County is a non-profit organization that serves adults with intellectual and other disabilities. The services that this organization provides help these individuals with life skills, vocational training, job placement, and more. To learn how you can lend your support, visit The Arc of Riverside County website.
Riverside Meals on Wheels
Riverside Meals on Wheels delivers meals to homebound seniors as well as temporarily or permanently disabled adults. Because this organization doesn’t receive funding from any government agencies, it relies on support from the community to run. To find out how you can help, visit the Riverside Meals on Wheels website.
Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center
The Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center (formerly called the Riverside Humane Society) helping abandoned pets find new homes. Each pet is spayed or neutered, given updated vaccinations, and microchipped. The Center relies on volunteers to foster and socialize pets. To find out how you can be a volunteer, visit the Center’s volunteer page.