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Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

Carpenters needed for park improvements

A skilled carpenter is needed to build a redwood arbor and handicap-accessible gate at Sonoma Garden Park at Seventh Street East in Sonoma. The Sonoma Ecology Center requests the person be able to read construction drawings. The ecology center also needs a skilled carpenter to repair and replace beams of a picnic area arbor. Call Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Quigley at 996-0712 ext. 107.

Lead 4-H afterschool project

The Sonoma County 4-H is seeking help leading afterschool projects at Santa Rosa elementary schools. Volunteers can lead one or more weekly projects. They also choose when to volunteer: in the afternoon from Monday to Friday and in the morning on Saturdays. If interested, call 565-2681 or email diego.mariscal@sonoma-county.org.

Lend a hand at St. Patty’s 5K

Volunteers are needed to hand out race bibs, pour root beer and lead children’s activities at the 4th annual St. Patrick’s Day 5K Run/Walk event. It’ll be held March 15 at Juilliard Park. It benefits the Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Scholarship Fund. To view shifts and sign up, go to: vhub.at/StPatricksDay5K. Or call 543-3279.

Seeking front desk help

LifeWorks of Sonoma County needs someone to help with the front office. Tasks include answering phones and assisting with the organization’s Harvest Hoedown fundraiser. The event will be held on Oct. 3. If interested, call Jill Royce at 568-2300 ext. 108.

Dining site volunteers needed

The Council on Aging urgently needs help serving meals at Bennett Valley Senior Center, Silvercrest Senior Living Residence, Sebastopol Area Senior Center and Bethlehem Towers. Volunteers are needed to set tables, serve food, make coffee and help with cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To register, call Michele Leonard at 525-0143 ext. 147.

Teens can document, explore nature preserve

Teens who want to take part in science and art and explore a 3,200-acre nature preserve should apply for the TeenNat summer internship. The five-week science and photography program at Pepperwood Preserve is open to students ages 13 to 18. Help is needed cataloging the biodiversity on the preserve. Teens receive 90 volunteer hours and a camera. Applications will be accepted until April 24. For details, visit pepperwoodpreserve.org.

Help needed for Earth Day festival

Volunteers are needed for the Day on the Green festival. The Earth Day event will be held at the Montgomery Village shopping center in Santa Rosa. Individual are needed to help with setup from 2-6 p.m. on April 24. Volunteers also will be need to set up booths and tackle other tasks on April 25. If interested, contact Kathleen McCallum at 328-8094 or artrep@sonic.net.

Volunteers need for trail crews

The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, a California State Parks cooperating association, needs assistance with trail maintenance. It’s seeking volunteers for its Armstrong Redwoods and Sonoma Coast trail crews. Training, tools and safety gear are provided. For information, contact Volunteer Manager Pete Bidigare at 869-9177 ext. 1 or pete@stewardscr.org.

Challenger Little League needs ‘buddies’

Assist developmentally and physically challenged youth athletes by signing up to be a “Buddy” for Challenger Little League Baseball. Volunteers get to join the players on the field and assist them, as well as cheer them on. Games are held one Sunday a week from April through June at Mark West Fields in Santa Rosa. For details and sign-up forms, go to eteamz.com/northbaychallenger.