VOLUNTEER RESOURCE GUIDE


The Volunteer Resource Guide for Community Involvement Courses is a resource to find local volunteer opportunities where you can earn units 

DID YOU KNOW YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AT LOCAL NONPROFITS AND EARN UNITS WHILE YOU DO IT?  VOLUNTEERING IS A GREAT WAY TO GIVE BACK TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND LEARN THOSE IMPORTANT EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS.  

HOW TO USE THE RESOURCE GUIDE


  • CLICK HERE FOR THE STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE!

    STEP 1 | HOW DO YOU WANT TO VOLUNTEER?

    Consider your interests, how you like to spend your time and where you like to help.

     

    STEP 2 | LOOK THROUGH THE VOLUNTEER GUIDE (BELOW)

    Look through this guide by clicking on the links below and find volunteer jobs that match your interest and needs.  Read the descriptions of the volunteer opportunities available, and identify which ones sound interesting to you.  Remember that this guide is just a guide and there are multitude of additional opportunities throughout the area.

     

    STEP 3 | CONTACT THE ORGANIZATION

    Call the organization directly and ask to speak to the contact person listed (if there is one) or the volunteer coordinator.

     

    STEP 4 | SET UP AN APPOINTMENT

    Set up an appointment to visit the organization.  Visiting the organization will give you a real feel for what it would be like to work there.  The coordinator at the organization may want to interview you before you start.

     

    STEP 5 | KEEP AT IT

    Make a commitment and go for it or start the process over again until you find a good fit for you.

 

VOLUNTEER RESOURCE GUIDE


SANTA ROSA JUNIOR COLLEGE

STUDENT RESOURCE CENTER

Bertolini Building

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

resources.santarosa.edu/volunteer (click volunteer)

707-522-2638

ANIMALS

CANINE COMPANIONS FOR INDEPENDENCE

2965 Dutton Avenue

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

www.cci.org/locations/northwest

707-577-1700

 

EQUI-ED

Therapeutic Equestrian Program

Santa Rosa, CA

www.equi-ed.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Sheila McCarthy

707-546-7737

Inforequied@aol.com

Volunteer opportunities exist for individuals from the community, college interns and students to help with a variety of activities including fundraising, horse care/preparation, office work and to assist with lessons on an as needed basis.

 

FORGET ME NOT FARM (INCLUDES LARGE ANIMAL)

5345 Hwy 12 West

Santa Rosa, CA 95402

www.forgetmenotfarm.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Beth Karzes

707-577-1902

beth@forgetmenotfarm.org

Volunteers are the lifeblood of any non-profit organization and Forget Me Not Children’s Services is no exception. Dedicated volunteers are essential to the ongoing success of our programs and we offer many volunteer opportunities for those who want to “give back” to the community.

 

FORGOTTEN FELINES

1814 Empire Industrial Ct.

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

www.forgottenfelines.com

Volunteer Coordinator: Shannon Car

707-576-7999

shannon@forgottenfelines.com

At Forgotten Felines, volunteers are an integral part of our organization. In fact, without them, we could not provide the cats and the community with the level of service and care that people have come to expect from us. There are many ways to participate in our organization and we're sure that we can find one to fit your purr-sonality and schedule.

 

GIANT STEPS

Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Petaluma, CA

www.giantstepsriding.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Meghan Farley

707-769-8900

Volunteers at Giant Steps do more than give of their time and energy. They change lives and help special individuals achieve dreams never before dreamed possible. They make lifelong friends and join a larger community of fun-loving, energetic, individual’s intent on making a difference. Volunteers assist riders during their weekly lessons, groom horses, help maintain the facility, assist with administrative tasks, and much, much more. If you’re interested in contributing your talents to a great cause, we welcome you to join us!

 

LILY’S LEGACY

PO box 751002

Petaluma, CA 94975

www.lilyslegacy.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Alice Mayn

707-787-7010

lilyslegacysds@gmail.com

Our Volunteers, “Lily’s Angels,” are a vital component of the ongoing operation of Lily’s Legacy Senior Dog Sanctuary. There are many opportunities for volunteers both on and off site. Now that we have moved to our new location in Petaluma we need more volunteers. If you have an interest in volunteering for our Sanctuary, please let us know your areas of interest. We need immediate help in daily dog care, administration, grant writing, fundraising and property maintenance.

 

THE MARIN HUMANE SOCIETY

171 Bel Marin Keys Bl.

Novato CA

www.marinhumanesociety.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Anne Oliver

415-883-4621 Ext. 267

More than 700 animal lovers and advocates give quality love and care to all of the critters here. If you like walking dogs, socializing kitties, pitching in at events, finding fur-ever homes, or keeping kennels tidy, then we have animals that would love to meet you! Become part of our devoted family and feel good about giving animals the life we all know they deserve. 

 

THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER

2000 Bunker Road, Fort Cronkhite

Sausalito, CA 94965-2619

www.marinemammalcenter.org

Volunteer Council Representative(s):

Jennifer Weller/Tamyra Thomas

415-289-SEAL

vounteer@tmmc.org

Volunteers help us rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured marine mammals, educate the public about ocean conservation and so much more!

 

PETALUMA ANIMAL SERVICES (SONOMA CO. HUMANE SOCIETY)

840 Hopper St.

Petaluma CA, 94952

www.petalumaanimalshelter.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Jeff

707-778-7387

jeff@petalumaanimalshelter.org

We at PASF are incredibly lucky to have such strong community support for our animals here at the shelter. Our wonderful volunteers give our animals the extra dose of love and care that homeless pets need in order to thrive.

 

SONOMA CO. HUMANE SOCIETY

5345 Hwy. 12 West

Santa Rosa, CA 95407

http://sonomahumane.org/

Volunteer Coordinator: Nina Caputo

707-542-0882

ncaputo@sonomahumane.org

 
SONOMA COUNTY WILDLIFE RESCUE

403 Mecham Rd.

Petaluma CA, 94952

www.scwildliferescue.org

707-992-0274

education@scwildliferescue.org

Wildlife paramedics, education program, foster care, wildlife exclusion service and more.

 

VCA HOSPITAL

1569 Fourth Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

www.vcahospitals.com/tender-care

Volunteer Coordinator: Cassandra

415-454-4994

Will socialize dogs according to techniques taught under supervision. To bathe or walk animals as instructed. Will communicate with interested or prospective animal owners.

ARTS

Alchemia

(See also Counseling/Mental Health)

111 Kentucky St.

Petaluma, CA

www.alchemia.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Mary Lester

707-775-3794

 

Cinnabar Theater

333 Petaluma Blvd. N

Petaluma CA

www.cinnabartheater.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Madeline Ashe

707-763-8920

info@cinnabartheater.org

 

Petaluma Arts Council

230 Lakeville St.

Petaluma CA

www.petalumaartscouncil.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Tanya Paredes

707-762-5600

Community projects requiring volunteers during year. Call or check out website for opportunities.

COUNSELING & MENTAL HEALTH

ALCHEMIA

(See also Arts)

111 Kentucky St.

Petaluma CA

www.alchemia.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Mary Lester

707-775-3794

 

EATING DISORDER RECOVERY SUPPORT

911 Lakeville Street, Suite 217

Petaluma, CA 94952

www.edrs.net

855-588-3377

The mission of EDRS, Inc. is to promote recovery and wellness for those impacted by eating disorders by providing support, information, and education to individuals, families, professionals, and the community at large regarding eating disorders and recovery resources.

 

CENTER POINT DAAC

(Drug Abuse Alternatives Center)

2403 Professional Drive

Santa Rosa, Ca 95403

www.daacinfo.org

Volunteer Coordinator(s):

Carley Moore/Darryl Smith

707-544-3295 ext. 349 / 707-284-2950

Center Point DAAC is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families. The agency mission is Turning Lives Around by Providing Healthy Alternatives to Alcohol and other Drug Use. We have provided thousands of people the tools and guidance to live a healthy and sober life.

 

COMMUNITY SUPPORT NETWORK

1410 Guerneville Rd

Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Volunteer Coordinator: Angie Sparks

http://www.communitysupportnet.org/

707-575-0979

Variety of opportunities available working with mentally ill, developmentally disabled, or homeless adults. Petaluma, Cotati, Santa Rosa

ENVIRONMENTAL

BAYKEEPER

Address: 1736 Franklin Street, Suite 800 - Oakland CA 94612

Website: www.baykeeper.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Eliet Henderson

Phone # 510-735-9700 Ext, 101

Email: info@baykeeper.org

 

BODEGA BAY MARINE LAB, UNIV. OF CALIF.

Address: 2099 Westshore Rd Bodega Bay, Ca 94923

Website: bml.ucdavis.edu

Volunteer Coordinator:

Phone # 707.875.2211

Email: ucdbml@ucdavis.edu

 

COTATI CREEK CRITTERS

Address:

Website: www.cotaticreekcritters.info

Volunteer Coordinator: Jenny Blaker

Phone # 707.792.4422

Email: jenny@creeks.cotati.info

 

FAIRFIELD OSBORN PRESERVE

Address: 1801 East Cotati Ave Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Website: www.sonoma.edu

Volunteer Coordinator: Suzanne DeCoursey

Phone # 707.664.3416

Email: ssu.preserves@sonoma.edu

 

FRIENDS OF THE PETALUMA RIVER

Address: 260 H North Water Street

Petaluma, CA 94952

Website: friendsofthepetalumariver.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Paul Heavenridge

Phone # (707) 763-7756

Email

 

LAGUNA DE SANTA ROSA FOUNDATION

Address: 900 Sanford Road Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website: www.lagunadesantarosa.org 

Volunteer Coordinator: Maggie hart

Phone # 707.527.9277

Email: maggiehart@lagunafoundation.org

 

LAND PATHS

Address: 618 4th Street #217, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website: http://landpaths.org/

Volunteer Coordinator: Erin Mullen

Phone # 707.544.7284 ext, 23

Email: erin@landpaths.org

 

MARINE MAMMAL CENTER

Address: 2000 Bunker Road Fort Cronkhite Sausalito, CA 94965

Website: www.marinemammalcenter.org

Volunteer Coordinator:

Phone # (415) 289-7325

Email: volunteer@tmmc.org

 

NORTH BAY HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Address:

Website: www.nbherps.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Ryan Burkhart

Phone #

Email: Delemon@hotmail.com

 

OCCIDENTAL ARTS & ECOLOGY CENTER

Address: 15290 Coleman Valley Rd.

Occidental, CA 95465

Website: oaec.org

Volunteer Coordinator:

Phone # (707) 874 1557

Email: oaec@oaec.org

 

PETALUMA BOUNTY

Address: 1500 Petaluma Blvd. South Petaluma, CA 94952

Website: www.petalumabounty.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Suzi Grady

Phone # 707-765-8488, Ext. 148

Email: suzi@petalumabounty.org

 

PT. REYES BIRD OBSERVATORY

Address: 3820 Cypress Drive #11

Petaluma, CA 94954

Website: www.pointblue.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Jeffrey Holton

Phone # 707-781-2555

Email:

 

SAVE THE BAY

Address: 1330 Broadway, Suite 1800

Oakland, CA 94612

Website: www.savesfbay.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone # 510-463-6850

Email: info@saveSFbay.org

 

SOLAR LIVING INSTITUTE

Address: 13771 S. Hwy 101 S.

Hopland, CA 95449

Website: www.solarliving.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Miranda Mott

Phone # 707-472-2460

Email: Miranda.mott@solarliving.org

 

SONOMA ECOLOGY CENTER

Address: Sonoma Ecology Center

15000 Arnold Dr. Creekside Complex

Eldridge, CA 95431

Website: www.sonomaecologycenter.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Jane Nakasako

Phone # (707) 996-0712 ext.107

Email: jane@sonomaecologycenter.org

 

SONOMA LAND TRUST

Address: 822 Fifth Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website: sonomalandtrust.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Arrington

Phone # (707) 526-6930

Email: karen@sonomalandtrust.org

 

Sonoma Mountain Village

Address: 1400 Valley House Drive Rohnert Park, CA 94928

Website: somovillage.com

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone # 707.795.3550

Email: info@somoliving.com

 

DAILY ACTS

Address: 245 Kentucky Street Petaluma, CA 94953

Website: dailyacts.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Miranda Mott

Phone # (707)472-2460

Email: Miranda.mott@solarlining.com

 

THE CENTER FOR SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP

Address: 401 College Avenue Santa Rosa, CA  95401

Website: http://www.cfses.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone # 707-838-6641

Email: communityservice@cfses.org.

 

LUTHER BURBANK HOME & GARDENS

Address: 204 Santa Rosa Avenue Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website: www.lutherburbank.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Helgi Teixeria

Phone # 707-524-5445

Email: burbankhome@lutherburbank.org

 

POINT BLUE

Address: 3820 Cypress Drive #11 Petaluma, CA 94954

Website: www.pointblue.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone # (707) 781-2555

Email: pointblue@pointblue.org

 

WEST COUNTY MUSEUM

Address: 261 S Main St, Sebastopol, CA 95472

Website: www.wschsgrf.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Rae Swanson

Phone # (707)829-6711

Email: raeswanson3710@sbcglobal.net

 

PETALUMA ADOBE STATE HISTORIC PARK

Address: 3325 Adobe Road

Petaluma, CA 94954

Website: www.petalumaadobe.com

Volunteer Coordinator: Ari DeMarco

Phone # (707)939-2149

Email: Petaluma.Adobe@parks.ca.gov

HEALTH & NUTRITION

PETALUMA BOUNTY

Address: 55 Shasta Ave Petaluma, CA 94952

Website: www.petalumabounty.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Suzi Grady

Phone # (707) 765-8488 Ext.148

Email: suzi@petalumabounty.org

 

ST. JOSEPH HEALTH

Santa Rosa Memorial | Petaluma Valley

Address: 1165 Montgomery Dr., Santa Rosa, CA 95405 / 400 North McDowell Blvd.  Petaluma, CA 94954

Website: http://www.stjoesonoma.org/

Phone # SR: (707) 525-5300 / PV: (707) 778-1111

 

PETALUMA VALLEY HOSPITAL

400 No. McDowell Blvd.

Petaluma, CA 94954

http://www.stjosephhealth.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Stephanie Bodi

707-778-2880

•receptionists

•clerical aides

•escorts, or a gift store sales volunteer

•Three-hour shifts, at a variety of times and days available.

 

SONOMA CO. OFFICE OF EDUCATION

5340 Skylane Boulevard,

Santa Rosa CA, 95403

http://www.scoe.org/pub/htdocs/specialed.html

Volunteer Coordinator: Jaime Hansen

707-524-2600

Deaf and Hard of Hearing | Santa Rosa City Schools

HOMELESS

COTS

Address: 900 Hopper Street Petaluma, CA 94952

Website: cots-homeless.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Chris Ranney

Phone # 707.765.6530

Email: volunteers@cots-homeless.org

 

HOMEWARD BOUND OF MARIN

Address: 1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949

Website: hbofm.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Andrea Rey

Phone # 415-382-3363 ext.212

Email: volunteer@hbofm.org

 

THE LIVING ROOM

Address: 1207 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website: www.thelivingroomsc.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Katie Phillips

Phone: (707) 579-0138 ext, 4

Email: KPhillips@thelivingroomsc.org

HUMAN SERVICES

PETALUMA PEOPLE SERVICES

25 Howard st.

Petaluma CA, 94952

www.petalumapeople.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Elece Hempel

707-765-8488

 

LA LUZ CENTER

Address: 17560 Greger Street

Sonoma, CA 95476

Website: http://www.laluzcenter.org/

Volunteer Coordinator: Yuliana Camarena Torres

Phone # 707-938-5131

Email: volunteer@laluzcenter.org

 

COMMUNITY ACTION PARTNERSHIP SONOMA COUNTY

Address: 141 Stony Cir, Ste. 210 Santa Rosa, CA 95401

Website: http://www.capsonoma.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Marcus Clarke

Phone # 707-544-6911

 

CANAL ALLIANCE

Address: 91 Larkspur Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Website: www.canalalliance.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Fernando Barreto

Phone # (415) 306-0452

Email: FernandoB@canalalliance.org

 

YWCA

Address: 811 Third Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website: https://www.ywcasc.org/ 

Volunteer Coordinator: Lydia Edelheit

Phone # 707-303-8401

Email: ledelheit@ywcasc.org

 

FAMILY JUSTICE CENTER

Address: 2755 Mendocino Avenue Suite 100Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Website: http://www.fjcsc.org/

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone # 707-565-8255

 

GUIDED TO SAFETY

Address: P.O. Box 4716, Petaluma, CA  94955-4716

Website: guidedtosafety.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Renee Mckenna

Email: GuidedToSafety@gmail.com

 

RICKY’S REVOLUTION NON-PROFIT

Address: 620 E. Washington, Suite 207 Petaluma, CA 94952

Website: rickysrevolution.org

Phone #707-222-6399

Email: ricky@rickysrevolution.org

 

CALIFORNIA HOMEMAKERS ASSOCIATION

Address: 468 Yolanda Ave, Ste 2                    

Santa Rosa, California 95404

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone #(707) 591-9572

SENIORS/AGING

VILLAGE NETWORK OF PETALUMA

Address: 402 Petaluma Blvd. N Petaluma, CA  94952

Website: villagenetworkofpetaluma.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone #707.776.6055

Email: info@seniorcareconnection.com

 

PETALUMA SENIOR CARE CONNECTION

Address: 1769 Park Ave, Ste 100                        

San Jose, CA 95126

Website: www.seniorcareconnection.com

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone # (408) 261-2896

Email: info@seniorcareconnection.com

 

COUNCIL ON AGING

Address:  30 Kawana Springs Road

Santa Rosa, CA 95404

Website: www.councilonaging.com

Volunteer Coordinator: Michele Leonard

Phone #707-525-0143 ext 147

Email: mleonard@councilonaging.com

 

CALIFORNIA SENIOR LEGISLATURE

Address: 1020 N Street, Room 513

Sacramento, CA 95814

Website: 4csl.org

Volunteer Coordinator

Phone #916-552-8056  

 

THE PETALUMA KITCHEN

301 Payran St.

Petaluma, CA

Volunteer Coordinator: Indigo Perry *

http://www.cots-homeless.org/

707-778-6380

707-765-6530 Ext.111- Indigo #

 

PETALUMA SENIOR CENTER

211 Novak Dr.

Petaluma, CA 94954 http://cityofpetaluma.net/parksnrec/senior.html 

Volunteer Coordinator: Elizabeth White

657-278-7012

elwhite@fullerton.edu

YOUTH

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE NORTH BAY

1618 2nd Street

San Rafael, CA 94901

www.bbbsnorthbay.org

415-453-3800

kbluestone@bbbsnorthbay.org

Play sports together. Go on a hike. Read books. Eat a pizza with extra anchovies. Or just give some advice and inspiration. Whatever it is you enjoy, odds are you’ll enjoy them even more with your little—and you’ll be making a life-changing impact.

 

UNITED WAY WINE COUNTRY

www.unitedwaywinecountry.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Kelly

404-528-4485 Ext. 115

kelly.musca@unitedwaywinecountry.org

Are you seeking a meaningful volunteer experience for your organization or volunteer team?  Perhaps, you have wanted to volunteer and weren’t sure where to begin.  You might work with an organization wanting to further engage staff in the community while offering a great team building experience.  United Way Days of Caring will suit your needs.  Days of Caring allows each organization or volunteer group to choose a day(s) for volunteering which works best for them. United Way Days of Caring will be able to create multiple opportunities for team engagement at whatever time is convenient for your organization.

 

YOUTH IN ARTS

Address: 917 "C" Street

San Rafael, California 94901

Website: www.youthinarts.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Miko Lee

Phone # (415)457-4878

Email: mlee@youthinarts.org

 

BOYS & GIRLS CLUB

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Sonoma County

Volunteer Information 

Structured programs that teach kids about themselves and life skills, food programs, field trips, fine arts, play board or educational games, etc. Also need support volunteers for clerical work, data entry, translation, landscape and maintenance, set up and clean up.

 

UCP OF THE NORTH BAY

Address: 1301 A Rand St

Petaluma, CA 94954

Website: www.ucpnb.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Jen Whalen

Phone # (707) 338-2584

Email: jwhalen@ucpnb.org

 

PETALUMA HEAD START-MCKINLEY SCHOOL

Director (program): Diana Cannon

707-778-4750

Variety of activities from working one on one or with groups of preschoolers in circle time, play time, learning experiences, or setting up information boards for parents and staff, family outreach. Orientation in Santa Rosa

 

PETALUMA PARENT NURSERY SCHOOL

810 Madison St.

Petaluma, CA 94952

Volunteer Coordinator: Kelly Beck www.petalumaparentnurseryschool.org

707-778-4669

 

 

TINY TOTS PRESCHOOL

320 N. McDowell Blvd.

Petaluma, CA 94954

http://cityofpetaluma.net/parksnrec/programs.html

Volunteer Coordinator: Kara Vornees

707-778-4380

 

MENTOR ME PETALUMA

Address: 426 8th Street Petaluma, CA 94952

Website: www.wearementorme.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Penn Sorpranith

Phone # (707) 778-4798

Email: PSorpranith@wrmm.org

 

CIRCLE OF SISTERS

Address: 1154 Montgomery Avenue, Suite 6 Santa Rosa CA 95405

Website: www.circleofsisters.com

Volunteer Coordinator: Mira Fielding

Phone # (707)525-5311

Email: joann.stres@stjoe.org

 

YMCA

Address: 1111 College Avenue, Santa Rosa

Website: http://www.scfymca.org/

Volunteer Coordinator: Keith Neal

Phone # (707) 545-9622 ext: 3127

Email: kneal@scfymca.org

 

GIANT STEPS

Address: 7600 Lakeville Hwy Petaluma, CA 94954

Website: www.giantstepsriding.org

Volunteer Coordinator: Meghan Farley

Phone # (707) 769-8900

Email: info@giantstepsriding.org

OTHER

 

FOR ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, PLEASE VISIT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: