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Good Deeds

Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

Accountant sought

Chicuchas Wasi, a nonprofit group based in Sonoma that runs a school for girls in Peru, is seeking a volunteer professional accountant. To find out more or to help, call 939-7162.

Financial ace sought

Women’s Recovery Services is searching for a new board member who has a strong financial background and/or fund development experience. The board holds its regular meeting one Monday evening per month. The program provides 120-day residential substance-dependence treatment to women with infants and young children. Contact Cheryle at cheryle@womensrecoveryservices.org.

Shop assistance needed

Food For Thought Antiques in Sebastopol is looking for volunteers. Knowledge of antiques and collectibles is helpful, but not required. The store is open seven days a week and volunteer shifts can be a half-day or a full day. To help or find out more, contact Allen Chivens at 823-3101.

Got the acting bug?

Actors Theater For Children needs volunteers to audition for “Hansel and Gretel.” Novice and experienced actors are invited. All parts are open. You must be at least 16. Auditions are from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 30 and 31 at Lincoln Arts Center, 709 Davis St., Santa Rosa. Call 304-9955.

Tutoring the basics

Tutors are sought to provide assistance in reading, writing and math to Healdsburg public schools students in fifth through eighth grades. Public School Success Team members must be able to interact with children in a positive, encouraging manner. Contact Jean Mosby at 494-4968.

Help a senior citizen

Make a difference in lives of senior citizens and persons with disabilities with Volunteer Wheels through the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. If you’re a problem solver, missiondriven, have solid navigational and communication skills and are patient, you will find this volunteer driver position rewarding. For more information, call 573-3375.

Volunteers needed for soccer program

Rising Stars, a program that builds soccer skills in children and adults with cognitive and/or physical disabilities, is looking for volunteers. The Santa Rosa-based program promotes personal development in a fun environment designed to improve social skills and overall fitness. Volunteers are needed every Tuesdays, Sept. 2 – Oct. 21, from 4 p.m.-6:45 p.m. If interested, call 526-2884 or email risingstars@thegoalsfoundation.org.

Board member needed

Disabled Services and Legal Center is seeking a board member to help the organization that works with the disability community. The ideal volunteer is a person who is comfortable with finances. If interested, contact Shirley Johnson-Foell at 206-1138.

Many ways to lend a hand

Jack London State Historic Park is seeking volunteers to work in the entrance station, lead tours, work in the museum and cottage, drive golf carts, play piano, help with administrative duties, work in park and trail maintenance and assist with special events. A two-day training will be conducted Sept. 20 and Oct. 4. For more information and to sign up, contact Susan St. Marie at sstmarie@jacklondonpark.com or 938-4827.

After-school tutors sought

Volunteers are needed to tutor and mentor at-risk youth on local elementary campuses after school from 2:45 to 4:45 p.m. with the Salvation Army. Help is needed on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. To help, contact Laura Shepherd at 535-4250 or laura.shepherd@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Is finance your thing?

Chicuchas Wasi, a nonprofit girls education organization, is looking for three people with experience in finance, marketing and fundraising to join its volunteer board. For more information, call 939-7162.

Help a variety of seniors

Mature adults are needed to work with a diverse client population, including seniors of poor socioeconomic status, those who are physically handicapped or depressed, or those with substance-abuse issues. Volunteers work under supervision, must pass a criminal background check and possess a California driver’s license with proof of insurance. Training is provided. Call Michele Leonard at the Council on Aging at 525-0143, ext. 147.