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Cashier wanted

The Restyle Marketplace in Santa Rosa is looking for an experienced volunteer cashier to help out from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. For more information, contact Paula at 284-1700.

Mentors wanted at Social Advocates for Youth

Become a mentor with Social Advocates for Youth and be paired with a young person age 13 to 20. In addition to participating in fun activities, volunteers will help their charges explore career options, prepare for the future and gain leadership skills. To find out more, go to www.saysc.org.

Help out the Sonoma County Bookmobile

The Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County is looking for volunteers to help with general assistance at the west Sebastopol storage site, including cleaning the vehicle, book handling, helping during events as a door monitor and straightening up books between visits. Contact Glen at glen@freebookmobile.org for more information.

Volunteers needed at Food For Thought

Food For Thought, Sonoma County AIDS Food Bank, needs volunteer ambassadors to help at Dining Out for Life on Dec. 4. Ambassadors welcome and thank diners at one of 80 restaurants in Sonoma County taking part  in the fundraiser and encourage friends to participate. Check out fftfoodbank.org for a list of restaurants and a volunteer form.

Give back with Habitat for Humanity of Sonoma County

Habitat for Humanity of  Sonoma County welcomes volunteers to help build houses for people in need. No construction or building skills are necessary. Volunteers are also needed to staff ReStore, the organization’s discount home improvement outlet. Opportunities rang from graphic design and customer service to inventory management and retail display. If interested, contact Isabelle Accornero at i.accornero@habitatsoco.org or 578-7707, ext. 105. To find out more about the history and work of Habitat for Humanity and to find out more about… Read More »

Seeking food drive hosts

Help the Redwood Empire Food Bank feed 82,000 neighbors in need each month by signing up to host a Food & Funds Drive. The kickoff is Nov. 1. Go to www.refb.org to sign up and learn more, or contact Dalton Wiley at 523-7900 or dwiley@refb.org  

Roseland University Prep High School seeks mentors

Roseland University Prep High School is seeking adults to serve as mentors for 11th-grade students and help them complete high school and transition into college. The time commitment is one to two hours per month. A background check and TB test are required. For more information, contact Jill Peterson at jillpeterson@roselandsd.org.

Share your kind acts, win a computer

The offices of Santa Rosa dentist Dr. Andrew McCormick is sponsoring a good deed contest for kindergarten through 12th-grade students. Simply do a good deed and tell them, in a short essay, what you did, why you chose to do it and what happened as a result. The winner will receive a laptop computer  and their teacher or youth group will also receive $300 for school supplies or activities. The contest ends Nov. 17. Send submissions to loveyourteeth@docmac.com.