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Spanish speakers needed

The Coddingtown Mobile Estates Homeowners Association needs help reaching out to its Spanish-speaking residents. It seeks volunteers who can translate monthly newsletters and interpret at semi-annual neighborhood meetings. If interested, call Dan at 540-0528 or email dan4u@comcast.net.

Provide crisis counseling to sexual assault victims

Verity, the Santa Rosa-based rape crisis, trauma and healing center, is looking for volunteers to provide telephone and in-person crisis counseling and support to survivors of sexual assault and their families. As part of its Volunteer Crisis Line Counselors program, the agency provides for free a 45-hour training course required to be a state certified sexual assault counselor. Training begins June 2. If interested, visit ourverity.org/clc or email intervention@ourverity.org.

Become a high school mentor

Roseland University Prep is seeking enthusiastic and educated adults to serve as mentors for 11th-grade students. Mentors provide support and educational guidance to students, helping them successfully complete high school and transition into college. A commitment of two hours a month is required. Contact Jill Peterson at jillpeterson@roselandsd.org or Sarah Tendall at stendall@roselandsd.org.

Food platters need for graduation celebration

Redwood Gospel Mission will hold a celebration for those who have completed the New Life Program and the Transitional Savings Plan. It needs residents to come celebrate with the group, as well as donate meat, fruit and vegetable platters for the event, which be held from 1-3 p.m. on May 2 at the Redwood Covenant Church. Call Alice Lowe at 578-1830 or visit srmission.org.

Document locals’ stories

Listening for a Change is working on documenting locals’ stories. It’s looking for people who can interview neighbors and record theirs stories for its Community Listening Project. A free oral history workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on May 23 at the PEP Housing Community Room, 575 Vallejo St. in Petaluma. To enroll, contact 578-5420 or info@listeningforachange.org. Visit listeningforachange.org.

Help feed the sick

Ceres Community Project needs volunteers to help provide nourishing meals to primarily low-income residents dealing with serious illnesses. The nonprofit operates kitchens in Sebastopol and Sonoma Valley. To volunteer, call Caroline Banuelos at 829-5833 ext. 102.

Serve on nonprofit board

The Community Support Network seeks new board members. Finance experience is a plus. The nonprofit operates ten supportive residential homes for people with behavioral health issues. For an application, contact Tom Bieri at 573-6968 ext. 11 or tom@csn-mh.com.

Ukiah VA Clinic seeks volunteers

The Ukiah VA Clinic is looking for volunteers to help patients navigate the computerized check-in kiosk. The clinic, located at 630 Kings Court, is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To volunteer, call Ukiah VA Clinic Administrative Officer Debbie Mason at 468-7700.

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.