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FIND ONE TIME, ONGOING AND TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY SECTIONS BELOW!
One Time Volunteer Opportunities
Check out one day opportunities where you can get involved in our community!
Petaluma Adobe State Historic Park and Sonoma State Historic Park needs volunteers to help with museum housekeeping. Orientation and training is provided on February 22 and on another date with the site supervisor. For more info, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Hanson: email@example.com or (707)762 -4871 by February 13.
Every Wednesday from 8:30-11:30 AM
Unique to the entire 110 miles of the Russian River, Riverkeeper Stewardship Park is the place to see and participate in riverbank restoration and upkeep. Help construct trails, work with native plants, control erosion, eliminate noxious weeds plus many other activities. Adults and children are welcome to participate. Students can receive volunteer credit. The Park is located on the north bank of the Russian River directly upstream of the Guerneville pedestrian bridge. Access the entrance from the driveway in front of Sonoma Nesting Co. (16132 Main Street) just east of Armstrong Woods Road. At the bottom of the driveway look for the blue and white sign that says, "Russian Riverkeeper Stewardship Park." Please bring drinking water and wear sturdy footwear. Light refreshments are provided. For more information contact Victoria Wikle at 865-2474 or VictoriaWikle@usa.net.
December 1st through March 17th
Community and Family Services Agency needs volunteers between December 1 and March 17 to cook dinners (for about 25 people,); welcome and register residents; help clean the floors, kitchen and bathroom; do laundry; organize the storage trailer; oversee shower schedules and supplies; give haircuts. Contact Erica Champion or Mike Shirley at 707-604-7264 or firstname.lastname@example.org or through Facebook https://www.facebook.com/westcountywintershelter.
Pine Creek Earth Day (ages 5 & up)Pitch in for Mother Earth during an afternoon creek clean up. For more information contact Michelle Keip at 544-2673 or via email at email@example.com Date: Tuesday April 22 Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Location: Meet at Movement Oasis, 1808-B Empire Industrial Court, Santa Rosa (west of Coffee Lane, one block north of Piner Road)
Sierra Park Creek Clean Up (ages 6 & up) Continue the care of this little creek with Strawberry School, scouts, and neighbors on Bennett Valley Clean Up Day. Call Bennett Valley Vision for information on this and other neighborhood projects (707) 545-2224. Date: Saturday, April 26 (in case of rain, moved to May 3) Time:9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Location: Meet at Strawberry Elementary School, 2311 Horseshoe Drive
The Roseland Youth Center is looking for help with their annual "Fun Run". No experience needed! Volunteers needed for help as course monitors, registration, set-up, and finish line. Saturday May 3, 2014 from 8:00am to 12:00pm.If interested in helping please contact; Jo at JoellenLuttrell@gmail.com. For more info about RYC go to www.roselandyouthcenter.org.
Whitewater Rodeo on Santa Rosa Creek (ages 5 & up) Build a toy boat and race it down the shallow rapids. Wear shoes that can get wet (no sandals). Laughs and prizes, everyone is a winner! Don't have time to build a boat? Materials and assistance will be available that morning to craft your own vessel. Date: Saturday, June 21 Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 noon Location: Meet at the Pierson Street Bridge near #5 Pierson St., between West 3rd Street and West 6th Street.
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.
Healthy Community Needs Volunteers!
Train to aid young people. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-4951.
Chops After School Program Tutors Needed
Chop's Teen Club is seeking volunteer tutors/mentors to assist in their free after-school tutoring program for Santa Rosa middle and high school students. Training will be provided. The program runs from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Contact Justin Atkinson at 707-284-2467 x11 or email@example.com.
State Parks Volunteer Docent/Stewards Needed
General Orientation is required for all new volunteers. (3/15/14 and 5/3/14) 9 am - Noon, Armstrong Redwoods. General Orientation about all volunteer opportunities available in Russian River Sector State Parks. Facilitated by Staff and Docents. Registration is required. To register for seminars use our Online Reservation Form. Time and location details will be confirmed upon registration. To receive further information please contact: Margaret Pearson Pinkham, Volunteer Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 869-9177 ext. #1.
Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County Needs Volunteer Tutors
We are seeking passionate and dedicated volunteer tutors to help youth reach academic success. Ideally, you would be available for one to two hours, one to five afternoons a week between the hours of 2:00pm - 6:00pm. We have 28 Club locations throughout Sonoma County. Visit our website www.bgccsc.org for more info.
Forgotten Felines Needs Packers and Lifters
Like to volunteer? Don't have much time? Sign up for a couple hours on Mondays. Work with a fun crew packing up houses after estate sales. We need people to wrap & box kitchen items, box up books, bag clothes, etc. We need muscles too. If you don't have the time for a weight lifting program we can help. We can use you to load furniture with a team member. Contact Shannon Carr, Volunteer Coordinator for Forgotten Felines, if interested 707-576-7999.
La Luz is Looking for ESL Volunteer
La Luz Center in Sonoma is seeking volunteers for its ESL program. ESL Volunteer Teacher Assistants are needed to assist with our adult English language program. All volunteers will receive training; no prior teaching experience is needed. Contact Alyson for more information @ email@example.com or (707) 938-5131 ext. 108.
BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary
Are you a future filmmaker who loves animals?
BrightHaven Animal Sanctuary is looking for someone to capture our animals on film and make them YouTube stars. Located in west Santa Rosa, we welcome filmmakers of all ages. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Actors' Theater for Children needs Volunteers with Sewing Skills
Actors' Theater for Children needs volunteers to help with costumes for our March production Snow White and Rose Red. Sewing skills and a machine are required. All necessary materials will be supplied. Contact Jim for more info at email@example.com.
Become a Tutor!
Literacy Connection at Volunteer Center seeks a volunteer office assistant who enjoys working with people and has good communication skills. Duties: phone calls, emails, filing, data entry and tracking using MS Excel, making copies, and general office tasks. Please reply to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 573-3399, ext.122.
Wellness Outreach Workers Needed
Use your great "people skills´ as a West County Health Centers Wellness Outreach Worker. Serve as a Wellness Ambassadors in the community or a Waiting Room Host welcoming patients and providing invaluable resources. Volunteer opportunities available in Guerneville, Occidental, Forestville and Sebastopol. Call Laura 869-5977, ext. 3312 or email@example.com.
Help Prepare for an Event
Face to Face seeks a pre-event volunteer to assist with making phone calls to our mailing lists verifying contact information and following-up on donation requests. This volunteer will also assist with mailing donation requests and distribution of promotional materials around Sonoma County. Minimum shift 4 hours/week Tuesday-Thursday, 9am-5pm - starting immediately. Email AErskine@f2f.org or call (707) 544-1581 x 124 for more info.
Volunteer with LifeWorks
Do you like events? LifeWorks of Sonoma County is in the process of planning our next Harvest Hoedown and we are looking for a few event planning committee members. If you have experience with planning and coordinating events and would like to help, contact Jill Royce @ 568-2300 x 108.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum seeks outgoing people ages 16 and over as Weekend Gallery Guides year-round. Students aged 14-16 are also needed to assist with Spring Break classes, March 17-21, 2014. Applications and Orientation dates are available on our website, www.schulzmuseum.org or contact Kristi Lucas-Hayden at 707.284.1271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Homeless Adults Find a Home
Mentors needed in Santa Rosa to help homeless adults get under a roof of their own. Thursdays beginning 1/23. Morning classes from 10:30 - 1PM, or evenings from 6:30 - 8:45. Patience and a sense of humor needed! Write email@example.com for more information.
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!
CORRECTION FOR YMCA VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Getting involved in volunteer service is about digging deeper into our interests, discovering our true passions and doing things with our lives that reveal our full potential as engaged community members.The Sonoma County Family YMCA strives to be a resource for those who resolve to become more active & involved in their local community. We create opportunities for people to get involved in helping build a more healthy & resilient community for youth & adults by offering a wide range of volunteer service possibilities including: Tutoring/Mentoring, Coaching, participating in Community Service days and assisting administrative staff. Are you ready to explore your potential by participating in volunteer service at the YMCA? To get Involved, please contact:
Sonoma County Family YMCA
Phone: 707 494-1568
Or visit: scfymca.org
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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!
November and December 2013