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Redwood Credit Union gives back with trees

A team of 21 Redwood Credit Union employees and family members, along with approximately 60 other community volunteers recently participated in the 5th Annual Laguna de Santa Rosa Re-Leaf Day on Saturday, April 5. More than 600 trees and shrubs were planted at the event in an effort to help restore the degraded habitat area along Irwin Creek near the Laguna. “Redwood Credit Union is committed to sustainability and to our local communities—the Re-Leaf Day was a great way for… Read More »

Help the needy at Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities in Santa Rosa is looking for volunteers to do outreach and food distribution. Outreach volunteers serve as resources to those in need throughout the community with screening and application assistance and following up with client households. If interested, contact Shemea Hammond at 284-3850, x 169 or email shammond@srcharities.org. Food distribution volunteers help with  food distribution, moving facility equipment, unloading and loading food truck and packaging food boxes/bags. If interested, contact Claudia Bermudez at 284-3850, x 268 or email… Read More »

Oral history workshop set

Listening for a Change is offering a free Community Listening Project workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 17 at the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County. Anyone interested in exploring the community through oral history interviews is welcome to attend. To enroll or find out more, email info@listeningforachange.org or call 578-5420.

Food pantry needs a hand

The Santa Rosa food pantry run by FISH — Friends in Service Here — needs volunteers to work at the pantry weekdays from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Volunteers must be able to carry grocery bags filled with food. To help, contact Dennis Hansen at 578-8737.

Get in the dirt with the School Garden Network

The School Garden Network (www.schoolgardens.org)  is seeking volunteers to  to support school garden programs in the county. You can participate either in the garden classroom working with small groups of students or with maintenance projects. We have a particular need for folks with carpentry and irrigation skills to help schools with infrastructure projects. For more information contact Laurel Anderson at info@schoolgardens.org  or call 508-9710  

Help sell collectibles at Treasure House

Treasure House, a nonprofit consignment shop in Santa Rosa, is seeking volunteers to sell antiques and collectibles. Shifts are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 to 4 p.m. twice a month. Thirty percent of sales are donated to the YWCA, Redwood Empire Food Bank and other charities. Call 523-1188 for more information.

Park cleanup days set

Santa Rosa’s Recreation and Parks Department offers several family-friendly opportunities this spring to help clean up parks. Join them Saturday at Pioneer Park for a volunteer event, or at one of four Earth Day park cleanups April 19. For information, visit vhub.at/santarosarec or contact Elaine Gutsch at 543-3279 or egutsch@srcity.org.