Catholic Charities needs front-desk volunteers. The position involves answering and directing phone calls, being familiar with program offerings and resources, greeting clients and visitors, and assisting with occasional staff projects. Contact the volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 528-8712, ext. 160.
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Get people to their medical appointments, senior centers, shopping and to visit loved ones in the area. Become a driver with the Volunteer Wheels program. The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County provides training, fuel and the vehicle. If interested, call 573-3375 or visit volunteernow.org.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services seeks volunteers to match with seniors in need of socialization and companionship. No experience required. Training and supervision provided. Volunteers are especially needed in Guerneville and Sonoma Valley, but all who are interested are encouraged to contact Barbara Tobin at 303-1510 or email@example.com.
The Salvation Army of Santa Rosa needs 101 volunteers for an Aug. 7 back-to-school shopping spree. Volunteer chaperones, or “shopperones,” will be paired with a child, helping them shop for clothes from 6:30-8:30 a.m. at JCPenney in Coddingtown Mall. Kids also will receive a backpack with school supplies. To volunteer, contact Laura Shepherd at 535-4251 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ceres Community Project, an organization that provides nourishing whole foods meals and nutrition education for people with serious illness, seeks chef mentors at its Sebastopol location. For more information, contact Caroline Banuelos at 829-5833, ext. 102.
Calling all animal lovers: Sonoma County Animal Services has opportunities for you. It needs volunteers to make blankets, foster animals, help out clients or the spay and neuter program, and assist in the dog and cat kennels and with its website. The next volunteer information session is Aug. 12. Contact Greg Mortensen at 565-7116.
Catholic Charities Rural Food Project aims to help close the hunger gap by delivering healthy food to eligible individuals and families in rural Sonoma County. The organization is seeking volunteers to help Friday mornings in El Verano. If interested, contact the program coordinator at email@example.com or 528-8712, ext. 215.
The Petaluma Walk to End Alzheimer’s is three months away, but organizers already are putting out a call for volunteers to make the Oct. 17 event a success. Duties could include setting up, coordinating parking, registering and cheering walkers and route and garbage monitoring. They’ll start setting up on Oct. 16. To volunteer, call 573-1210 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers are needed to cover 4-hour shifts at the Gravenstein Apple Fair, which will be held Aug. 8 and 9. They will receive weekend fair and parking passes, as well as a complimentary drink ticket. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Wendy Krupnick at email@example.com or 544-4582.
Volunteers are needed for “Picture A Story.” The show will celebrate authors of children’s books and the illustrations they create. It will be held at the Sebastopol Library from Aug.4-29. Volunteers are scheduled for two-hour shifts during library hours. To schedule a shift, contact Ellen Kaplan at 217-0385 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Petaluma Arts Center is looking for volunteers to assist with a variety of tasks, including event set-up, clean-up and serving. It also seeks help with the welcome desk, data entry, art-class support, marketing and exhibitions. If interested, contact Hillary at email@example.com or call 762-5600, ext. 100.
Heavenly Treasures Gift and Thrift Store in Santa Rosa has been providing low-cost and free clothing and household items to Sonoma County residents since 1999. It needs volunteers to work one shift a week, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Contact Kathy at 889-3350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.