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May 2018

SPAHR CENTER VOLUNTEERS

May 1 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 5:00 pm
910 Irwin Street San Rafael, CA 94901

The Spahr Center is Marin’s non-profit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering our LGBTQ community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV.  Services include free and confidential HIV testing, medical case management, benefits advocacy, mental health counseling and psychiatric services, emergency financial assistance, transportation assistance, a food pantry, a syringe access program and a wide variety of supportive groups.  LGBTQ programs include outreach, community building and drop-in groups for LGBTQ youth and young adults; parent support groups…

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR EXTRAFOOD.ORG

May 1 @ 8:00 am - July 1 @ 5:00 pm
Kentfield

ExtraFood.org operates a nonprofit county-wide food recovery program in Marin. Volunteers pick up excess food from any business or school and immediately deliver it to nonprofit partners including homeless shelters, food pantries, and after-school programs that serve Marin's's most vulnerable people. In the past four years, Extrafood.org has recovered and delivered nearly 2,000,000 pounds of food from 200+ donors to 104 sites across Marin, reaching nearly 7,000 people every month with deliveries of healthy, fresh food. Volunteers are needed for 60-90-minute shifts at…

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NOVATO THRIFT STORE VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

May 2 @ 12:00 am - October 14 @ 12:00 am
910 Grant Street Novato, CA94945

Hospice by the Bay needs volunteers to assist at its Novato thrift store with pricing and sorting merchandise, cashiering and providing cheerful customer service as part of a team of staff and volunteers. The shop benefits the compassionate care programs of Hospice by the Bay in Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo and Sonoma counties.  For more information, visit hospicebythebay.org.

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HALLECK CREEK RANCH REQUESTS VOLUNTEERS

May 2 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 10:00 pm
1740 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio, CA 94946

Halleck Creek Ranch helps people with disabilities live a life without barriers through therapeutic horseback riding. Gentle horses are paired with volunteers that carry special riders through the West Marin countryside. Program volunteers work directly with the therapy horses and riders. Facilities volunteers help keep the 60-acre ranch beautiful. For information on how to volunteer, visit halleckcreekranch.org or call 415-662- 2488.

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SF-MARIN FOOD BANK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 31, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
75 Digital Drive Novato, CA 94949

The SF-Marin Food Bank needs volunteers year round to help in their warehouses in Novato and San Francisco. Projects typically involve sorting produce, packaging bulk foods, assembling grocery boxes for seniors, and sorting donations from food drives. From the southeast corner of San Francisco to the farthest points in West Marin, the SF-Marin Food Bank is a vital lifeline. Food makes it possible for kids to learn, for adults to focus better at work, and for seniors to stay healthy…

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VOLUNTEER AT THE MARIN HEADLANDS NURSERY

May 2 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm
1042 Kirkpatrick St, Mill Valley, CA 94941

The Marin Headlands Nursery team of staff and volunteers grow plants to preserve and restore the Marin Headlands. Volunteer support is the only way that the nursery can succeed and ensure that each plant can get the care it needs to thrive. The nursery is growing over 35,000 plants for the many important projects this year, including Hawk Hill and Rodeo Valley Trail. Volunteer programs involve something different each season and each week. Activities may include transplanting seedlings, pruning plants,…

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VOLUNTEER WITH SUSTAINABLE MARIN

May 2 @ 8:00 am - October 15 @ 5:00 pm

A number of Marin non-profit groups are working with government and businesses to make our community more environmentally and economically sustainable over the long term. Volunteers are needed with marketing, speaking and technical skills.  High school students are welcome to earn community service points. Get information at sustainablemarin.org/support-volunteer.

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VOLUNTEER READING BUDDIES

May 2 @ 8:00 am - July 10 @ 5:00 pm

Make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering to assist new readers build their skills and confidence. Volunteers encourage new readers to engage with library books at a new level by assisting with pronunciation, helping with difficult words, introducing new words, posing and answering questions to increase comprehension and general concepts.  Volunteers read with children at the Pickleweed Library for 1 hour per week on Tuesday evenings. Get information at sanrafaelvolunteers.org/reading-buddy-downtown-pickleweed-libraries.

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MUSIC ED PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

May 2 @ 8:00 am - November 15 @ 5:00 pm

Enriching Lives through Music inspires youth from underserved neighborhoods to thrive emotionally, socially and academically through music education, performance, and engagement in a vibrant center of musical excellence. The full scholarship multi-year program provides music education, ensemble, and performance opportunities to low-income youth to develop the social, emotional, and academic skills they need to succeed in life. For information about volunteer or internship opportunities, visit elmprogram.org.

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VOLUNTEER WITH ELDERWISE

May 2, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 15, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Become a volunteer visitor for a lonely elder in Marin County, specifically in San Rafael, Tiburon, Mill Valley and Novato. As a volunteer visitor for ElderWISE, an outreach program of Episcopal Senior Communities, you will receive free training in interpersonal and listening skills, be matched with an elder to whom you will provide friendly companionship and a compassionate presence, and  benefit from joining a community of caring volunteers who receive ongoing support. Time commitment is a 6-month minimum, visiting your…

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