Volunteer Opportunities in Sonoma County

COTATI ACCORDION FESTIVAL

Need volunteers for the event

The 31st Cotati Accordion Festival is looking for volunteers for the event from August 20th to 21st. Volunteers must commit at least three hours to receive a free weekend pass, meal, and event poster. For more information, visit cotatifest.org.

FISH FROM SANTA ROSA AREA INC.

Volunteers for collecting, receiving and distributing food

The FISH Food Pantry in Santa Rosa needs volunteers to pick up food from local retailers and the Redwood Empire Food Bank, receive and organize food at the food pantry, and serve in the distribution area to bag groceries and help clients. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and Tuesday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Training will be provided. For more information, visit fish-of-santa-rosa.org or call 707-527-5151.

LUTHER BURBANK HOUSE AND GARDENS

Docents, Gardeners and Gift Shop Volunteers Wanted

Volunteer guides are needed at Luther Burbank Home & Gardens in Santa Rosa to take visitors on 40-45 minute tours of the Santa Rosa Avenue property. Gardeners will work in the gardens under the direction of the Garden Curator on a variety of tasks and projects. Shop volunteers will greet visitors and sell products. Shifts and working season vary by job. Informational interviews are held in February with volunteer training on Saturdays in March. For more information, visit lutherburbank.orgcall 707-524-5445 or email [email protected]

REDWOOD EMPIRE FOOD BANK

Volunteers needed for food distribution at Rohnert Park

Redwood Empire Food Bank’s Rohnert Park location needs volunteers to help with food distribution. Volunteers will pack and distribute boxes of food onsite, help seniors lift food to their car or deliver food to their doorstep. Volunteers must be able to stand for three hours and be able to lift 40 pounds repetitively for up to two hours. On-site training is provided. Volunteers are needed until June 30. For more information, visit or refb.org Where bit.ly/347o8Mj.

6TH STREET GAMEHOUSE

Box office help

The 6th Street Playhouse in Santa Rosa is looking for volunteers to work in its box office. Duties include light IT work on its ticketing platform and customer service. Volunteers are needed until June 30. For more information, visit bit.ly/3L0zdze.

SONOMA COUNTY HUMAN SOCIETY

Shelter hosts and adoption support needed

The Humane Society of Sonoma County needs volunteers to greet and help direct visitors, answer questions, monitor and restock the pet food pantry, and field calls from potential adopters. Anyone interested should attend an orientation via Zoom and an in-person training session at the shelter once their application has been accepted. There is a one-time fee of $25 for a volunteer t-shirt. Volunteers are needed until June 1st. To apply, visit bit.ly/3Gal138. For more information, email [email protected] or visit bit.ly/3KMTs3v.

HOMES 4 THE HOMELESS

Give a helping hand to fight homelessness

Homes 4 the Homeless in Fulton needs volunteers interested in outreach, marketing, fundraising, grant writing, web design, social media, graphic design, video production, blogging, writing , research and various clerical and administrative tasks. The organization specializes in designing shelters and running projects to help people displaced by economic homelessness or natural disasters with a range of support and services. Volunteers are needed until February 28. For more information, visit homes4thehomeless.org or call 707-243-8022.

SONOMA COUNTY CLASSIC BALLOON

Assist drivers, help set up the event, at the pits

Sonoma County Hot Air Balloon Classic is looking for volunteers for the June 3-5 event in Santa Rosa. Volunteers are needed to help set up the event, man the welcome booths and help the pilots launch their balloons. Volunteers receive free parking, breakfast and an event t-shirt. For more information, visit bit.ly/3rH95SA.

WINDSOR WHEELS

Provide free rides to Windsor-area residents aged 60 and over

Windsor Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers to drive seniors to errands and doctor’s appointments. Masks and other PPE are provided to volunteers, and the time commitment is flexible. For more information, contact Leo Cacciatore at 707-838-6641 x244.

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