Sonoma County volunteer opportunities
CIRCUIT RIDER COMMUNITY SERVICES
Help Windsor seniors get around
The Windsor Wheels program, which provides free rides to Windsor-area residents age 60 and older, is looking for volunteer drivers. A typical ride is to the grocery store or a doctor’s appointment. Volunteer shifts as short as two hours are available. The program, run by Circuit Rider Community Services, matches drivers with riders and provides protective equipment. For more information, visit circuitridercs.org or contact Karina Zappa at 707-838-6641, ext. 244.
JEWISH COMMUNITY FREE CLINIC
Help provide free therapy
The Jewish Community Free Clinic, jewishfreeclinic.org, offers free mental health services to all members of the community experiencing anxiety, depression and phase of life problems and is seeking volunteer licensed therapists and associates who can offer four or more hours per week. Spanish-speaking therapists are especially needed. Email Mark Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COUNCIL ON AGING
Help with meal preparation, packaging
Council on Aging’s Meals on Wheels kitchen, which makes more than 195,000 meals for Meals on Wheels as well as food for bistros and dining sites, needs volunteers to help with food prep and packaging. Food prep work takes place from 7 a.m. to noon Mondays through Fridays, with most volunteers working for two to four hours one day a week. Volunteers can choose their own shifts, and training is provided. Go to bit.ly/345Jzd7 to sign up.
Help transport seniors
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa seeks volunteer drivers to help seniors access medical, social, and emergency services through transportation. A schedule of needed rides will be posted every month and volunteers sign up to meet clients’ needs. For this volunteer opportunity, a special volunteer application is needed as well as a tuberculosis test and background check. Contact Ryan Hobus at email@example.com, or 707-806-7954.
MARIN FOSTER CARE ASSOCIATION
Help with new foster care resource center
The Marin Foster Care Association is helping to open Our Village Closet, a resource center to support foster families in Santa Rosa. The center, which will open in June, is in need of volunteers to help set up — sorting and organizing supplies, cleaning and prepping the site. Once open the center will serve as a place where families who foster children can come to get clothes and other supplies they need to support the children in their care. To sign up, visit volunteersignup.org/4PE87.
PETALUMA BOUNTY FARM
Try your hand at farming
Petaluma Bounty offers volunteer opportunities for anyone who would like to lend a hand with farm production and learn what it means to run a nonprofit community farm. Their mission is healthy food for everyone through collaboration, education and promoting self-reliance. Volunteer activities include helping with harvesting produce, weeding, planting, and specialty activities such as preparing the produce for the farmers market Hours are Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon; Thursdays from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. All ages, though small children should be accompanied by an adult. Info at calendly.com/bountyfarm/volunteer.
CERES COMMUNITY PROJECT
Join the Santa Rosa meal team
Ceres Community Project needs adult volunteers to help with meal preparation and distribution in Santa Rosa. The nonprofit distributes healthy meals to people with serious illnesses, including cancer. Its three program sites serve Sonoma and Marin counties. People who can help with meal preparation and cooking, as well as bagging or packing, are needed. Meal prep shifts are 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays or Fridays, while the bagging and packing shift runs 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for information or to volunteer. You can also register online at tfaforms.com/4852303.
TO LEARN MORE or CONTRIBUTE AN ITEM
E-mail your news about volunteer opportunities to email@example.com. To explore additional volunteer opportunities, contact the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County at 707-573-3399 or firstname.lastname@example.org.