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Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

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.

Assist with daylong event

Aug. 17 is the 8th Annual Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition event on Fifth Street in Santa Rosa. Come help with four bike rides, a bike swap meet, interactive bike games and a handmade- bike show. Volunteers are needed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 545-0153 to sign up.

Challenge Day coming up

Cali Calmécac Language Academy in Windsor needs volunteers to participate in Challenge Day from 8:25 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Aug. 19. Contact Rebekah Rocha at 837-7747, ext. 4105, or rrocha@wusd.org.

Driver needed in Rohnert Park

A Rohnert Park Meals on Wheels volunteer driver is urgently needed from 9:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mondays. Help also is needed at the Rohnert Park dining site from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Contact Michele Leonard at 525-0143, ext. 147.

Tell Toscano Hotel story

Sonoma State Historic Park is seeking volunteer docents for the Toscano Hotel. Docents are trained guides who explain the Toscano Hotel’s exhibits and history to park visitors. They lead public tours from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Training takes place Aug. 23 and 24. After training, a commitment of three hours a month is required. Contact Philip Herrschaft at philip.herrschaft@parks.ca.gov.

Jack London State Historic Park is seeking volunteers

If you love history, nature and people you will love volunteering at Jack London State Historic Park. We need volunteers to work in the entrance station, lead tours, work in the museum and cottage, drive golf carts, play piano, help with administrative/office duties, work in park and trail maintenance and assist with special events.   No experience required.  A two-day training will be conducted on Saturday, September 20 and Saturday, October 4. Jack London SHP is operated by the Valley of the… Read More »