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Help children process grief

Social Advocates for Youth’s WillMar Grief Services, located in Sonoma, seeks volunteers. It needs volunteers who can help children process grief through conversation, expressive arts and other activities. The nonprofit also seeks volunteer drivers to transport children from Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Napa and other areas to and from group sessions. Training will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 21. Email Amanda at Bisecamanda@saysc.org.

Pitch in at the Human Race

Volunteers are needed for the Human Race, which will be held from 6 to 11 a.m. on May 7 at Slater Middle School. Considered the largest fundraiser in Sonoma County, thousands of community members walk and run in support of their favorite nonprofits. For details, contact Jennifer Kulpa at 890-8875 or jkulpa@volunteernow.org.

Youth leaders needed to improve health in county

Are you a youth who values health, equity and collaborating with others and wants to create meaningful change in Sonoma County? Join Health Action, a project aimed at improving the health of local residents. It seeks youth members for various boards and councils. Call 565-6681 or visit sonomahealthaction.org. Applications are due May 6.

Facilities Team, Laguna Environmental Center

    Are you a handy man or woman interested in sharing your skills with your local community? Help us maintain and improve the infrastructure at the Laguna Environmental Center on historic Stone Farm! Volunteers assist in small to large projects, depending on skill set. Tasks may include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, and general building maintenance. Share your expertise or learn new skills by getting involved today! For more details, please call Maggie Hart, (707) 527-9277 x100 or email: maggiehart@lagunafoundation.org

Help needed at Amarosa Academy’s Career Day

Help out with Career Day at Santa Rosa’s Amarosa Academy. The event will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on May 5. Students will take part in activities at six different stations, intended to prepare them for the workplace. Contact Elisandra at esanchez@volunteernow.org or 573-3360.

Take part in Earth Day events

Care for the local environment. The Business Environmental Challenge, started by Keysight Technologies, seeks more business partners to pitch in on Earth Day. Events will be held throughout the week from April 22-29. Contact Lauren at 890-8885 or lbistodeau@volunteernow.org.