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Levi’s GranFondo needs you

Help the folks who organize Levi’s GranFondo put on the biggest cycling event in North America! Volunteers are needed now through Oct. 9  in lots of areas including as stationary course marshals and rest stop support. Volunteers get a t-shirt, lunch and an  invite to a special thank you party. Interested? Email volunteer@bikemonkey.net.    

Lend shop a hand

Treasure House, a nonprofit consignment shop in Santa Rosa, is seeking volunteers who enjoy working in a retail setting selling antiques and collectibles. Shifts to be filled are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at least twice a month. Treasure House sales support the YWCA’s Safe House for abused women and children. Proceeds from the shop also are donated to the Redwood Empire Food Bank and other local charities. For more information, call 523-1188.

Join outdoor team

Sonoma County Search and Rescue, an all-volunteer organization, is seeking committed new members. Applicants should be comfortable in the outdoors, reasonably fit and able to hike. The group provides training. An orientation will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 30 in Santa Rosa. For more information or to apply, email infoSoSAR@gmail.com or go to sonomasar.org.

Assist at dining site

The Meals on Wheels nutrition program is urgently seeking dining site helpers at the Rohnert Park Senior Center. Duties include hosting, setting tables, serving food and helping with cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. A free background check is required. Contact Michele Leonard at 525-0143, ext. 147, for registration.

Tutor kids after school

The Salvation Army needs volunteers to tutor and mentor at-risk youth in local elementary schools after school from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. If interested, contact Jennifer Freitas at 535-4251 or Jennifer.Freitas@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Help with Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for its leadership teams in Petaluma and Healdsburg to help put on its biggest yearly fundraising event, Relay For Life. The organization needs help with many small tasks. For more information, contact Rachel at rachel.luppens@cancer.org.

Help in library, garden

Guerneville School seeks volunteer library assistants and garden helpers, plus people to work with small groups and with the after-school program. Days and hours vary. Contact Linda at 869-2864, ext. 111.

Edit for fowl group

United Poultry Concerns, a national nonprofit group that promotes the compassionate treatment of domestic fowl, is looking for someone that can edit short written pieces. Contact Hope Bohanec at hope@upc-online.org.

Provide seasonal fun

Volunteers are needed at the Tolay Fall Festival from Oct. 9-12 and Oct. 15-19 outside Petaluma. Help with heritage crafts, the nighttime creatures barn, old-fashioned games, hay rides and the pumpkin patch. All volunteers receive lunch, a parking pass and a T-shirt. Contact John Ryan at 565-3356 or john.ryan@sonoma-county. org.

Volunteer fair Saturday

The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County will host a volunteer fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in its parking lot at 153 Stony Circle in Santa Rosa. More than 25 local nonprofit agencies, including Canine Companions, Social Advocates for Youth, Food for Thought and Habitat for Humanity, will be on hand to answer questions and explain what they do and why they need volunteers. More info at volunteernow.org.