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Good Deeds, Good People, Good Causes

Seeking front desk help

LifeWorks of Sonoma County needs someone to help with the front office. Tasks include answering phones and assisting with the organization’s Harvest Hoedown fundraiser. The event will be held on Oct. 3. If interested, call Jill Royce at 568-2300 ext. 108.

Dining site volunteers needed

The Council on Aging urgently needs help serving meals at Bennett Valley Senior Center, Silvercrest Senior Living Residence, Sebastopol Area Senior Center and Bethlehem Towers. Volunteers are needed to set tables, serve food, make coffee and help with cleanup from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To register, call Michele Leonard at 525-0143 ext. 147.

Teens can document, explore nature preserve

Teens who want to take part in science and art and explore a 3,200-acre nature preserve should apply for the TeenNat summer internship. The five-week science and photography program at Pepperwood Preserve is open to students ages 13 to 18. Help is needed cataloging the biodiversity on the preserve. Teens receive 90 volunteer hours and a camera. Applications will be accepted until April 24. For details, visit pepperwoodpreserve.org.

Help needed for Earth Day festival

Volunteers are needed for the Day on the Green festival. The Earth Day event will be held at the Montgomery Village shopping center in Santa Rosa. Individual are needed to help with setup from 2-6 p.m. on April 24. Volunteers also will be need to set up booths and tackle other tasks on April 25. If interested, contact Kathleen McCallum at 328-8094 or artrep@sonic.net.

Volunteers need for trail crews

The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, a California State Parks cooperating association, needs assistance with trail maintenance. It’s seeking volunteers for its Armstrong Redwoods and Sonoma Coast trail crews. Training, tools and safety gear are provided. For information, contact Volunteer Manager Pete Bidigare at 869-9177 ext. 1 or pete@stewardscr.org.

Challenger Little League needs ‘buddies’

Assist developmentally and physically challenged youth athletes by signing up to be a “Buddy” for Challenger Little League Baseball. Volunteers get to join the players on the field and assist them, as well as cheer them on. Games are held one Sunday a week from April through June at Mark West Fields in Santa Rosa. For details and sign-up forms, go to eteamz.com/northbaychallenger.

Community Support Network seeks board members

The Community Support Network seeks new board members. It operates 10 supportive residential homes for individuals with mental health challenges. The network is looking for board members with finance, fundraising and marketing experience. For an application, email Tom Beiri at tom@csn-mh.com or call him at 573-6968, ext. 11

Ring the bell for St. Paddy’s

Join the Salvation Army in ringing that famous red bell around Sonoma County on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17. Proceeds stay local, helping people who need it most. Volunteers will work three-hour shifts between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. If interested, contact Lt. Todd Lovelady at 535-4254 or todd.lovelady@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Monitor seabirds and seals with Stewards of the Coast

The Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods, a California State Parks cooperating association, needs volunteers to monitor and protect seabirds and harbor seals on the Sonoma Coast. Training and mentoring is provided. If interested, contact Volunteer Manager Pete Bidigare at 869-9177, ext. 1 or pete@stewardscr.org.  

Senior peer counselors needed

The Community and Family Service Agency in Sebastopol seeks volunteers interested in being senior peer counselors around Sonoma County. The agency provides at 35-hour training in Santa Rosa that gives volunteers the tools to recognize and assist seniors in dealing with the stresses of aging. The next training begins Feb. 11 and space is limited. If interested, email melissa.fike@cfsa-sonoma.org or call 545-4551, ext. 301.