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Volunteer Center seeks ‘seasoned’ professionals

The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County continues to seek seasoned professionals to share their skills in strategic planning, marketing and organizational development. As part of the Expertise Exchange, volunteers can make an impact by taking part in short, goal-oriented projects that support local nonprofits. Call RSVP Manager Donata Mikulik at 573-3399 ext. 117 or dmikulik@volutneernow.org.

Welcome visitors in Santa Rosa

The California Welcome Center is looking for volunteers to help out at its site in Santa Rosa. It needs individuals to provide visitors with information. The center located at the historic Railroad Square is open seven days a week. If interested, contact Myrna Lozada at 577-8674 or myrnal@visitsantarosa.com.

Care for injured, orphaned baby songbirds

Volunteers are needed to help care for injured and orphaned baby songbirds at Native Songbird Care and Conservation in Sebastopol. An orientation for new volunteers will held from 6-8 p.m. on May 7 at the facility, 8050 Elphick Road. Registration is required. For details, go to nativesongbirdcare.org or call 484-6502.

Drivers needed for history event

The Sonoma County Historical Society seeks two drivers to help out with its 11th annual Historic Walk in San Francisco. The volunteers will drive support vehicles for the event, which will be held June 6. The vans are provided. If interested, call Sandy at 542-4591.

Earth Day festival seeks volunteers

The Day on the Green festival is just around the corner. Volunteers are needed for the Earth Day event, which will be held April 25 at the Montgomery Village shopping center in Santa Rosa. Individuals are needed to help with setup from 2-6 p.m. on April 24. Volunteers also will be need to set up booths and clean up on event day. Contact Kathleen McCallum at 328-8094 or artrep@sonic.net.

Seeking volunteers for senior games

The Sonoma Wine Country Games are just around the corner. The Council on Aging needs timers, scorekeepers, runners and others who want to help out with the more than 20 games that will be held throughout the county from June 4-14. If interested, call Michele Leonard at 525-0143 ext. 147.

Help clean Sonoma Valley creeks

The Sonoma Ecology Center needs a hand cleaning up creeks. It’s hosting an Earth Day Creek Cleanup event from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. Cleanups will be held at Sonoma Garden Park, Fryer Creek and Maxwell Farms and Larson regional parks — all located within the Sonoma area. For information on the creek cleanup, contact Jemma Williams at 996-0712 ext. 126 or jemma@sonomaecologycenter.org.

Prepare nutritious meals

Ceres Community Project seeks volunteers. The organization provides nutrition education and nourishing meals to primarily low-income residents who are dealing with serious illnesses. The nonprofit operates kitchens in Sebastopol and Sonoma Valley. To volunteer, call Caroline Banuelos at 829-5833 ext. 102.

Seeking classroom, after-school tutors

Literacy Connection, a program with the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, needs tutors to help in classrooms and after-school programs. Volunteers will be matched with teachers and are asked to tutor students from kindergarten to 12th grade an hour a week. Background checks and TB tests required. If interested, call 573-3399 ext. 134 or email abartlett@volunteernow.org.

Take part in Healthy Kids Day

Volunteers are needed for the annual Healthy Kids Day. The Sonoma County Family YMCA will hold the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 25. It needs volunteers to help with activities such as face painting, games, raffles and crafts. For more information, email makeanimpact@scfymca.org or call 545-9622 ext. 3413.

Center needs planning, marketing experts

The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County is recruiting seasoned professionals to share their skills in strategic planning, marketing and organizational development. As part of the Expertise Exchange, volunteers can make an impact by taking part in short, goal-oriented projects that support local nonprofits. Call RSVP Manager Donata Mikulik at 573-3399 ext. 117 or dmikulik@volutneernow.org