OPPORTUNITIES OF THE NORTH COAST
Volunteering in the classes
North Coast Opportunities’ Foster Grandparent program needs retired seniors to volunteer in the classroom. Volunteers will receive benefits such as reimbursement for mileage, liability insurance and a small hourly allowance. The Retired Seniors Volunteer Program provides volunteer assistance services to other nonprofit organizations and offers benefits to volunteers aged 55 and over. For more information visit ncoinc.org/programs/volunteer-network.
PETALUMA WETLANDS ALLIANCE
Teach, help with wetlands
The Petaluma Wetland Alliance needs volunteers to teach third graders about wetland habitats, birds and their importance, lead bird walks, help with habitat restoration, conduct research on wetland animals and more. Mandatory volunteer training begins Jan. 13 at 9 a.m. and will run for seven consecutive Thursdays. To volunteer, visit petalumawetlands.org/devenir-un-volontaire. For more information, email [email protected] or call 707-774-6586.
WEST COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES
Become a senior peer advisor
Volunteers aged 55 and over are needed to help their peers deal with the stress and challenges of aging. Volunteers will complete 35 hours of training with licensed clinical staff. The next training will take place on January 26. All meetings take place in Santa Rosa or via Zoom. Space is limited. Email [email protected] or call 707-823-1640 ext. 301 for more information.
HOUSES 4 THE HOMELESS
Helping to fight homelessness
Homes 4 the Homeless needs volunteers interested in outreach, marketing, fundraising, grant writing, website design, social media, graphic design, video production, blogging, writing, research and various clerical and administrative tasks. The organization specializes in designing shelters and managing projects to help people displaced by economic homelessness or natural disasters with a range of support and services. Volunteer at homes4thehomeless.org or call 707-243-8022.