Volunteer opportunities at Community Center
The Brentwood Community Center has a new weekday volunteer opportunity for local residents called the Ambassador Volunteer program. Selected volunteers can work four- or eight-hour shifts between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Basic office and customer relations skills are needed for the position, including clerical abilities, telephone etiquette and greeting and assisting visitors. The long-term volunteers will provide front desk assistance, make copies, process mail, create fliers, organize documents, conduct tours and leave messages.
To apply, contact the Brentwood Parks and Recreation office at the Community Center, 35 Oak Street. For more details, call 925-516-5444.
-- Paula King, Correspondent
Tri Delta to take over senior bus service
Antioch is out of the bus business.
Without any hesitation and with no objections from residents, Tri Delta Transit approved a plan last week allowing it to provide service for Antioch's low-income seniors in exchange for giving the city 5,000 ride tickets annually for four years. Antioch will also return the three Tri Delta buses it uses for the service.
The East Contra Costa city would have to purchase additional tickets from Tri Delta.
"They're already working toward a seamless transition, which is assuring," said Antioch Mayor Jim Davis, who sits on the Tri Delta board of directors.
Antioch had run the senior bus program with a $275,000 subsidy from Tri Delta, but the transit agency decided it could no longer subsidize the program because of budget constraints.
The city and transit agency worked on a compromise deal after the prospect of switching to Tri Delta's normal one-way rate of $2.50 alarmed seniors, many of whom are on fixed incomes.
The Antioch City Council approved the proposal in late March. The service switch begins Sept. 1.
-- Paul Burgarino, Staff