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Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

Pitch in at Relay For Life

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in Rohnert Park is just around the corner. Volunteers are needed to help register cancer survivors at the June 20 event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Contact Megan Sorensen at 536-6196 or megan.sorensen@cancer.org.

Get families into homes

Help Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County build homes for families in need. Volunteers will work side-by-side with the families. Building skills are not required. The vast majority of volunteers don’t have construction experience. Those uncomfortable holding a hammer can help at the organization’s discount home improvement outlet, ReStore. Volunteers can help with customer service and inventory management at the store. Contact Isabelle Accornero at i.accornero@habitatsoco.org.

Comfort patients, visitors

Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital is looking for upbeat and physically fit, mature adults to join its Auxiliary and provide help and comfort to patients and visitors. To apply, contact Volunteer Services Manager Kathy Exelby at 522-1598 or kathleen.exelby@stjoe.org.

Volunteer at Music in the Vines fundraiser

The Disability Services and Legal Center will be holding its annual fundraiser, Music in the Vines, 6-10 p.m. on June 25 at the Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. Volunteers are needed for setup, cleanup, serving appetizers and dessert, and other tasks. To volunteer, call Inga at 636-3073 or email inga@sonic.net.

Help at summer camp

The Petaluma Arts Center needs help with its summer camp. Volunteers will assist teachers during the camp sessions that will be held five days a week from June to early August. The sessions are 2½ hours long and offered in the morning and afternoon. Contact Volunteer Coordinator Hilary Blyth at 762-5600 or hblyth@petalumaartscenter.org.

Nonprofit seeks volunteers for various tasks

Santa Rosa’s California Human Development needs a volunteer to serve on its board. It also needs help with clerical work, data entry, employment counseling, fundraising and special events. To volunteer, contact Vanessa Bergamo at 521-4715 or vanessa.bergamo@chdcorp.org.

Help out around the barn

The Equi-Ed therapeutic equestrian program is seeking a “horse crazy” teen or adult to help out with tasks around the barn on Saturdays starting June 13. Tasks include filling water, cleaning tack, mucking stalls, sweeping, prepping the horse feed, and setting up equipment for lessons. The person must be 13 or older. For a volunteer packet, visit equi-ed.org.

Become a Juvenile Justice commissioner

Residents who want to improve the lives of youth in Sonoma County are encouraged to apply for the Juvenile Justice Commission. Commissioners serve for four years, helping inspect the county’s Juvenile Hall and other facilities where youth are housed. To apply, visit juvenilejusticecommission.org.

Museum seeks student volunteers

The Charles M. Schulz Museum and Research Center will be holding an orientation for students who want to volunteer over the summer at camps, classes and workshops. Students must be 14 or older and enjoy working with kids in a classroom setting. The orientation will be held from 4-5:30 p.m. on May 29 at the museum, 2301 Hardies Lane, in Santa Rosa. Contact Volunteer Director Kristi Lucas-Hayden at 284.1271 or kristi@schulzmuseum.org.

Care for large, elderly dogs

Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary seeks volunteers who can help care for the animals. The Petaluma-based nonprofit provides a safe and loving environment for elderly, large breed dogs that have been abandoned or displaced from their homes. For more details, visit lilyslegacy.org.

Calling sound and light board operators

Occidental Center for the Arts needs sound and light board operators for monthly events and concerts. Volunteers must have some knowledge or experience and their own transportation. They also should be willing to commit at least four hours per event. Contact Event Coordinator Andrea Van Dyke at andreavd@sonic.net or 865-2388.

Become a mentor for a young student

CalSERVES is seeking passionate individuals from all professions and educational backgrounds to serve as one-on-one mentors. CalPREP mentors guide one to two students in grades 5 through 12, helping them develop a passion for higher education and lifelong learning. If interested, email calprepmentors@gmail.com.