We are committed to matching you with the right experience for you. So, it’s important we understand who you are and what skills you offer. Whether you are an adult professional, a homemaker, a retired person, a college student or a teenager, we have a fully developed process to learn about you. Once we know more about your skills, interests, and time constraints, our staff will find you a great volunteer fit.


Here are the steps:

CALL the Volunteer Center at (707) 573-3399 to schedule an interview with one of our intake specialists, and get your information into our database. You can also EMAIL us at info@volunteernow.org 

REVIEW the lists of opportunities below to get a sense of our some of the things you might want to do. Think about your skills, what interests you, your availability, and what would be ideal.  

SPEAK to one of our specialists (the interview).  

RECEIVE your assignment. We will get back to you within ## days to let you know where you are needed and where to report. If you are not needed immediately, we will still get back to you.

Volunteerism in Sonoma County

  • There is a core group of 500-800 nonprofit organizations in Sonoma County and over 1500 organizations that qualify for tax exemption.
  • For large cities, Santa Rosa has the highest percentage of volunteerism in California.
  • Over 30% of Sonoma County residents volunteer each year, and that’s more than the national average of the United States.

Fire Recovery

Know that making thoughtful volunteer matches in times of disaster takes time. We appreciate your willingness to respond. We are making connections in the days ahead. Register for volunteer opportunities.

CLICK to fill our Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Immediate Needs for Fire Relief

The Bridge Church (707) 806-7528 – Faith based, help with sifting http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0f4fa5a72ea1fc1-sifting

Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County –707-578-7707 ext 105
Needs volunteers to help with REStore. Contact Josh at j.canaday@habitatsoco.org for more info.

Mark West Family Resource Store
We need volunteers sorting donations and at store.  Sign Up Here

The Living Room
Needs volunteers to help with donation sorting and servers for breakfast and lunch. Call 707-579-0138 x 0 for more information or visit www.thelivingroom.org

California Human Development 707-523-1155 ext 4758
Need volunteers for filing and Spanish translators for paper work. Call for more information.

The Schoolhouse Distribution Center
This is at a private location in South Sebastopol.  Details will be provided once you sign up. Sign up Here

St. Vincent de Paul – (707) 584-1579, 5671 Redwood Dr., Rohnert Park, CA 94928

  • Volunteers needed to help sort donations – walk-ins OK
  • Mon-Sat 11am-6pm and Sun 10-4pm

Redwood Gospel
(707) 578-1830, 1821 Piner Road, Santa Rosa, Ca 95403

  • Volunteers needed to help sort donations; Monday thru Saturday 9AM – 3PM

 Sonoma Family Meal

Crozat Foundation / Peer Sonoma

Crosspoint Community Church –  Volunteers needed for clothing and food distribution, call (707) 528-6321

Sonoma Ecology Center –Emergency Watershed prevention (707) 996-0712 ext. 107 volunteer@sonomaecologycenter.org

Emergency Watershed prevention sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0e4aaca62ca3ff2-sonoma1

Rise Above the Ash – Warehouse Volunteers Needed for Donation Management Individuals and large groups welcome. Location: Rohnert Park  Sign Up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/508044faaa923aaf85-primary

SLYC Kidz 4th Annual Giving Event

For Tubbs Fire Survivors – 12/2, 12/15, 12/16 Sign Up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0949aaa72ba6f58-slyc

Worth our Weight  Fire Relief Pop Up – 12/8 and 12/9  Details and sign up: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b0c4aa5ab23a5f58-fire


  • Mental Health Professionals, 3-5 free sessions
  • 707-583-1607 or therapy@recamft.org
  • RECAMFT.org

Redwood Empire Food Bank

Salvation Army

Red Cross


Volunteer Opportunities

Special Holiday Needs

Secret Santa

Sonoma County’s Secret Santa helps ensure that kids, teens, adults, and seniors who would not otherwise have a holiday gift, are able to smile and have hope during the holiday season. You can volunteer to give a gift or be a sponsor as a business. For more information call Buffy Welch at 707-573-3399 x 108

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Welfare League Holiday Program
Join Christmas Unlimited to assist families as they receive new clothing, books, and toys for their children. Friendly greeters and Spanish-speaking translators welcomed. 3 hours time slots Dec. 12-15: morning, afternoon, and evening available. Call Welfare League Thrift Shop at 707-542-7480.

Salvation Army – Sort, Bag and Tag Toys for Christmas! 12/7/2017-12/20/2017
We need energetic individuals who want to help us with Christmas. We have various shifts available this Christmas for sorting, bagging and tagging toys.  Sign Up Here





Just for Teens

Volunteer opportunities specifically for young people

Volunteer Opportunities

Ongoing Opportunities in Sonoma County

Volunteer Wheels

The Volunteer Center is seeking volunteers who are mature, motivated and committed to excellence. We offer 4 hour shifts once a week, mornings or afternoons Monday through Friday. However if you choose you can volunteer more hours and do it whenever it is convenient during our operating hours. Volunteer once or twice a week, twice a month – Just Volunteer!

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Greener Earth Together

Your business can be a vital leader in serving the environmental health and welfare of the Earth right here in Sonoma County.

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The Human Race

This race is the “funnest” and largest fund-raiser in Sonoma County, In 2016, there were over 8,000 participants with almost $600,000 raised to date for over 225 vital nonprofits in Sonoma County. It is a huge event with many important volunteer roles.

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