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Pitch in at special events

Become a special event volunteer. Santa Rosa’s recreation and parks department organizes many community events throughout the year and it needs volunteers to make them a success. Tasks include decorating, food preparation, event monitoring and helping with kids activities. Contact Elaine Gutsch at 543-3279 or egutsch@srcity.org.

Act as “eyes and ears” for CHP

Santa Rosa’s California Highway Patrol office seeks motivated individauls for its Senior Volunteer Program. Volunteers act as ‘eyes and ears” for the department and supplement everyday operations, allowing officers to handle higher priority calls. They don’t carry weapons or make arrests, but help with filing, traffic complaints, vehicle transfers and answering phone calls. They also run the Age Well, Drive Smart senior driving program. Orientation will be provided. Volunteers must be 55 or older, pass a background check, and have… Read More »

Event planners needed for fundraiser

The Disability Services and Legal Center is planning an upcoming fundraiser, “Music in the Vines” at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. The agency, which provides aid to disabled children, adults and veterans, needs volunteers to join the event committee for its annual fundraiser. To volunteer, contact Inga at inga@sonic.net or 528-2745, ext. 313.

Sonoma County Public Library Foundation (SCPLF)

 Board Members Sought The Sonoma County Public Library Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the ability of the Sonoma County Library to serve our community by raising funds to support the library, and to promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Sonoma County residents. SCPLF is seeking candidates for our board of directors. For details, please call 707-486-5648 or email to hilberman@scplf.com.  

Pitch in at Santa Rosa pony corral

Interested in assisting in the pony corral at Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park? Join the Pony Express Equine Assisted Skills for Youth program. It needs volunteers to help from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. Volunteers must be responsible and at least 12 years old. They also need to be physically fit and enjoy working with kids and horses. Email Linda at pxpress1@gmail.com or call 538-9323.

Welcome visitors to Petaluma

Give Petaluma visitors a warm welcome. The Petaluma Visitors Center, in the historic Train Depot on East Washington and Lakeville streets, seeks volunteers for three-hour shifts on the weekend. For details, contact Colleen at 769-0419.