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Event planners needed for fundraiser

The Disability Services and Legal Center is planning an upcoming fundraiser, “Music in the Vines” at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa. The agency, which provides aid to disabled children, adults and veterans, needs volunteers to join the event committee for its annual fundraiser. To volunteer, contact Inga at inga@sonic.net or 528-2745, ext. 313.

Sonoma County Public Library Foundation (SCPLF)

 Board Members Sought The Sonoma County Public Library Foundation’s mission is to strengthen the ability of the Sonoma County Library to serve our community by raising funds to support the library, and to promote the use of library resources, enthusiasm for reading, and increased literacy for all Sonoma County residents. SCPLF is seeking candidates for our board of directors. For details, please call 707-486-5648 or email to hilberman@scplf.com.  

Pitch in at Santa Rosa pony corral

Interested in assisting in the pony corral at Santa Rosa’s Howarth Park? Join the Pony Express Equine Assisted Skills for Youth program. It needs volunteers to help from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends. Volunteers must be responsible and at least 12 years old. They also need to be physically fit and enjoy working with kids and horses. Email Linda at pxpress1@gmail.com or call 538-9323.

Welcome visitors to Petaluma

Give Petaluma visitors a warm welcome. The Petaluma Visitors Center, in the historic Train Depot on East Washington and Lakeville streets, seeks volunteers for three-hour shifts on the weekend. For details, contact Colleen at 769-0419.

Docents needed at rare plant garden

Western Hills, the famed rare plant garden in Occidental, needs docents. A six-week training will begin on Jan. 28. The Thursday trainings will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. To volunteer, call 872-5463 or email stacie@westernhillsgarden.com.

Help kids prepare for college, meet goals

Volunteer with Social Advocates for Youth. The Santa Rosa nonprofit needs YouthLink Education specialists to partner with case managers to help youth build their academic confidence, preparing for the GED or college or increasing their basic skills. It’s also looking for mentors who are willing to meet with youth at least twice a month and provide positive and gentle guidance, helping them achieve their goals. A six-month commitment is required. A volunteer orientation will be held at 5:30 p.m. on… Read More »