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Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

4-H needs help with after-school programs

Sonoma County 4-H needs volunteers for its Santa Rosa after-school programs starting this April. Training and lesson plans are provided. Volunteers are asked to commit to as little as two hours a week. If interested, call 565-2681 or email diego.mariscal@sonoma-county.org.

Friends House seeks board members

Friends House, a Quaker-inspired community for seniors in Santa Rosa, is seeking volunteers who have experience in fund development, general management and finance and audits to serve on the board. The board term begins June 1. If interested, contact Margaret Sorrel at 578-0437 or margaretsorrel@gmail.com.

Horse sidewalkers needed

Giant Steps needs individuals to serve an hour a week as spotters for riders who may not have the strength to sit up on their own. Horse experience isn’t necessary. Training is provided. Next trainings will be held on March 28, May 2 and June 20. Visit giantstepsriding.org or call 781-9455.

Guerneville park needs a hand

Riverkeeper Stewardship Park in Guerneville needs help with planting, weeding and mulching from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays. Once complete, the park will serve as a venue to teach residents about the river and its environment. If interested, call 433-1958 or email info@russianriverkeeper.org.

Donate old eyeglasses

The Montgomery Village Lions Club will be collecting used eyeglasses on March 28 to distribute worldwide to people with impaired vision. Donations can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coldwell Banker Real Estate patio, 600 Bicentennial Way, Santa Rosa. For information, call 477-6771.

County to hold volunteer workday

Sonoma County Regional Parks will hold a volunteer workday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 28. Volunteers are needed to help park staff with drainage improvements along trail at North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park & Open Space Preserve. Contact volunteer coordinator John Ryan at 565-3356 or john.ryan@sonoma-county.org.

Volunteers needed for festival

Volunteers are still needed for the Day on the Green festival, which will be held next month at the Montgomery Village shopping center in Santa Rosa. People are needed to help from 2-6 p.m. on April 24 and from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 25. Contact Kathleen McCallum at 328-8094 or artrep@sonic.net.

Volunteers needed to care for cats

The Sebastopol-based BrightHaven is looking for cat lovers to spend time with the animals. The organization serves as a sanctuary for animals in need of specialized treatment and elderly care. It’s looking for volunteers to brush and cuddle with the cats. If interested, contact the nonprofit at info@brighthaven.org.

Agency seeks advisory members

The Sonoma County Area Agency on Aging is recruiting members for its advisory council. Volunteers are needed to fill the at-large and District 3 seats. The agency is part of the Sonoma County Human Services Department. It acts as the primary planning and funding organization for services for seniors and adults with disabilities and their caregivers. The council meets the third Wednesday of most months from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in Santa Rosa. To apply, contact Allegra Wilson at… Read More »

Event planners needed

The Petaluma-based Giant Steps Therapeutic Riding Center needs a hand with planning fundraiser events. The projects are time sensitive and require a commitment from beginning to end. For information, call 781-9455 or visit the nonprofit’s site at giantstepsriding.org.

Gala servers in critical need

The Council on Aging is in critical need of servers for the 16th annual Meals on Wheels Derby Day. The gala will be held May 2 at Chalk Hill Winery in Healdsburg. Orientation and training provided. If interested, call Michele Leonard at 525-0143 ext. 147.

Docents needed for historic Sonoma site

Docents are needed for the historic General Joseph Hooker House in downtown Sonoma. Volunteers get to learn about the history of the house and the Civil War generals who came to Sonoma in the 1850s. A commitment of three hours a month is required. Hours are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday through Monday. If interested, contact Loyce Haran at 938-3274 or lharan@sbcglobal.net.