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FIND ONE TIME, ONGOING AND TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SECTIONS BELOW!
One Time Volunteer Opportunities
It's bell-ringing season! Create a new family tradition! Join the Salvation Army for our Red Kettle Campaign and "ring the bell" at one of our 33 locations in Sonoma County. Proceeds stay in Sonoma County helping those who need it most. The program runs from Nov. 16 to Dec. 24. Volunteers work three-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., excluding Sundays. Sign up at www.salarmysantarosa.org or call Jennifer Freitas at 535.4251.
Become a volunteer and help strengthen the fabric of our community! Listening for a Change is offering a free Community Listening Project workshop on Saturday, November 16th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. Anyone interested in exploring our community through oral history interviews of our "neighbors" is welcome to attend. To enroll and for additional information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org call 578-5420.
Nov. 16th and Dec. 12th
Help put on gala event! The Paws for Love Foundation is seeking volunteers to staff its Feb. 8 gala event. Volunteer recruitment meetings will be Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. and Dec. 12 at 6 p.m. at Finley Center in Santa Rosa. Call Jeanine Leonard at 889-4046 for more info.
Looking for more long term opportunities?
Are you looking to volunteer on a regular basis? There are several programs at the Volunteer Center and throughout the more than 500 agencies we serve.
Sonoma Garden Park Business Consultant
Sonoma Garden Park is a beautiful 6-acre garden and sustainable food and landscape facility in east Sonoma open to the public. Assist staff, Board, community members, design consultant, committee members in developing a Master Plan revision for Sonoma Garden Park that will assure long-term financial viability. Flexible 8-20 hrs/month. Contact Richard Dale, Sonoma Ecology Center, email@example.com, (707) 996-0712 x106.
The Salvation Army's Adopt-A-Family Program
Assist in spreading Christmas Joy by Adopting a Family this December. Applications are being processed now if you would like to help a needy family. If this is something that might be of interest, please contact Major Flo Murray @ 535-4243 to learn more about the Adopt-A-Family Program.
Prepare e-blasts, social media posts, website updates, press releases. Manage events, online calendars, Brown Paper tickets. Produce invitations, flyers, posters. Coordinate food donations. Flexible 4-8 hrs/week. Contact Marcia Duval, Sonoma Ecology Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, (707) 996-0712 x111.
The Children's Village of Sonoma County is looking for maintenance volunteers: 1) an experienced interior and exterior painter that can volunteer a few hours weekly (weekdays between 9-5); and 2) a general handyperson to volunteer weekly on Wednesdays with our Facility Maintenance Manager. Contact Donna at 566-7044 or email@example.com.
Planning and Event Coordinator
Disability Services & Legal Center is looking for Volunteers for the annual fundraiser "Music in the Vines" that will be held in Paradise Ridge Winery. If you have experience with the planning and coordinating events, Silent Auction/Raffle and would like to help, please contact Inga Lizdenyte at DSLC (707) 528-2745 x 313, firstname.lastname@example.org.
La Luz Center, a family resource center in Sonoma, seeks childcare volunteers. As a part of our ESL program, childcare is provided. Childcare volunteers help with the "Little English Learners" program and insure that all children are cared for. Schedule: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10am-12pm. Contact Alyson to participate (707) 938-5131.
Wells Fargo Center for the Arts is in need of volunteers who can help with the many performances that will be presented over the next year. Volunteers will meet new people and have the opportunity to see selected performances. Contact Candice Day at 800-7502 for more information.
Classroom School Volunteer
Our public school students and teachers need your help. Join Volunteers in Public Schools (ViPS). We'll match you to a classroom teacher (K-12). All we ask is 1 hour a week. Please attend one of our orientations. Background check and TB test required. Contact email@example.com.
Amazing teen and young adult volunteer leadership and training opportunities available at Healthy Community Consortium (Petaluma non-profit) as administrative assistants to Consortium Coordinator, Program Director and Project Coordinator to support our underage alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention community projects. Contact Denis Di Pasqua at (707) 778-4951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retail, Warehouse, Internet and Artistic Volunteers Needed
ReStyle Marketplace is Catholic Charities' new social enterprise, a quality secondhand store raising funds to support its many programs. ReStyle needs volunteers to help operate the store as sales clerks, cashiers, dock workers, merchandise refurbishers, artists, internet researchers, bag makers, and more. Contact Stan at email@example.com or 284-1700 to volunteer.
Administrative Volunteer, Grant Writing Skills Helpful
Buckelew Programs helps individuals with mental illness and behavioral health needs to live, work, learn, and participate fully in their communities. Applicants should possess strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Grant writing knowledge helpful. Must be reliable, dependable, and have the ability to be flexible. Contact Algeo Ché Casul at Algeoc@buckelew.org.
Dining Site Volunteer
Council on Aging Needs Your Volunteer Help: Dining Site Helpers needed at the Sebastopol Senior Center to assist with set-up, cooking, and clean up. Hours requested are 10:30 to 1:00. Contact Michele Leonard at 525-0143 x 147 for registration.
Help Plan an Event
On Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 6 pm to 10 pm Disability Services & Legal Center (DSLC) is going to hold the annual fundraiser event "Music in the Vines" at the Paradise Ridge Winery. Our guests will enjoy live music, gourmet food and local wine, and have a chance to win great prizes at our Silent Auction/Raffle. We anticipate about 200-250 guests. We are looking for Volunteers that has the experience and will to help in the event planning process, event coordinators, Silent Auction/Raffle. For contact please connect with Inga Lizdenyte at DSLC (707) 528-2745 x 313, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Leadership & Training Volunteer
Alcohol, drug prevention teen and young adult volunteer leadership and training opportunities are available at Healthy Community Consortium in Petaluma. Volunteers support the underage alcohol, tobacco and drug prevention community projects. Contact Denise Di Pasqua at email@example.com or 778-4951.
Volunteer Opportunity: Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Income Tax Preparation
Last year the United Way Earn It! Keep It! Save It! Coalition helped 2,300 low to moderate income individuals and families prepare their taxes. Together, we helped bring $3.4 Million in Earned Income Tax Credits and tax refunds to our community. Please help us spread the word . We need volunteers to become certified tax preparers. Help us reach more people with this important service. To learn more visit our website www.unitedwaywinecountry.org Thank you for LIVING UNITED!
Court Appointed Special Advocate
Make a child's life brighter! Court Appointed Special Advocates is seeking volunteers to befriend more than 50 children. As little as 10 hours a month can make a child's life brighter. Training will be provided. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 565-6375.
Support Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice transforms conflict, repairs harm and builds community. On November 13th from 6-9 PM, an introduction to Restorative Justice training will be provided for volunteers who participate in Community Restorative Councils that conduct restorative justice conferences with juveniles and young adults referred by probation, schools and the courts. This is intensive training on how to prepare for, facilitate, and follow up after restorative conferences in response to victimizing crime and incidents. The training examines the needs of victims, offenders, and the community. Click here to learn more.
Youth Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for Youth Opportunities?
These exciting opportunities are fun ways to beef up your resume or college application while meeting people in your community!
Bilingual Volunteer Needed
Catholic Charities' citizenship tutoring program is in need of a bilingual teenager to assist with verbal translation of instructions for our mainly Spanish speaking clients. This opportunity is every Wednesday from 5pm to 5:30pm in downtown Santa Rosa. This is a great way to gain experience translating while giving back to your community. Send an email to inquire about this great opportunity!
Be a Part of the County Fair!
Are you interested in sustainability and 'green' issues affecting our planet? The Energy & Sustainability Division of General Services is seeking fun, energetic, creative individuals to assist with hosting events at the Sonoma County Fair this summer. These Greentivities volunteers will provide the community with ways to recycle, reduce, conserve, and live more sustainably. Some of the crafts/activities include a "Trashin' Fashion Show", sustainable science fair, and cooking demonstrations using local foods. Interested volunteers should obtain the application from http://hr.sonoma-county.org/content.aspx?sid=1024&id=1364 and submit completed application to Volunteers at Sonoma County Human Resources, Fax 707-565-3770 or email to email@example.com.
Help A Horse Sanctuary
Sadie's Haven is an all-volunteer organization who welcomes any and all volunteers. Here's how you can help the horses in need. Meet with Vicki (our President and Founder) at our Sanctuary and help with: grooming, picking hooves, feeding, walking, cleaning/filling water troughs, cleaning paddocks & pasture areas, bathing and events. Most important of all, the horses need your tender, loving care and attention. Sadie's Haven Horse Rescue and Sanctuary is located at 2951 Thorn Road, Sebastopol, CA 95472 call (707) 206-1892.
Volunteer with YMCA!
Become a tutor, or help with equipment as a volunteer with YMCA. Work with youth or help with the exercise equipment. Minimum age is 16 and must make commitment of 1 day/1 hour per month. Contact Heather for more info at 545-9622x3321.
Help Run a Food Drive
Teens (14+) needed for Food For Thought's Saturday food drives. Responsibilities include collecting food and cash donations in front of designated markets all over Sonoma County. On-site training provided, support available, you will be given fliers and buckets. Staff coordinates pickups. Time commitment is 2 1/2 hours on a Saturday with 3 shifts per day. For more info, contact Elisa at 887-1647 x103 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Rescue Pomeranian Dogs
Nor Cal Pom Rescue needs volunteers in a variety of roles including: posting flyers, walking dogs, fostering rescued dogs, and providing web service and office support. Volunteers ideally would commit to a minimum of 5 hours/week. For more information, contact Kate at 595-3332.
Brighthaven Animal Sanctuary and Rescue
Help spread the word about Brighthaven Animal Sanctuary! Post flyers, create flyers for events, Facebook and Twitter postings, and Word Press experience very welcome. 2-3 hours a week, minimum of 6 weeks commitment ongoing. Minimum age 14. Contact Jessica for more info or to volunteer at 578-4800.
Want to learn about volunteering? Visit our "Just for Teens" section!