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September 2018

VOLUNTEER READING BUDDIES

September 5 @ 8:00 am - November 13 @ 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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VOLUNTEER WITH ELDERWISE

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 21, 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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CALIFORNIA REENTRY PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 21, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
San Quentin State Prison San Quentin, CA 94964

The California Reentry Program at San Quentin State Prison is a nonprofit, independent advising program that seeks to cover a wide array of future parolees’ needs including academic advising, referrals to housing resources, job advice/placement, child-support issues, and support groups. They provide one-on-one counseling with inmates who are paroling within the next few weeks, months and years to help assess their current needs, experience and interests, and support them in establishing a plan to achieve their goals once paroled. They…

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GARDENING VOLUNTEERS NEEDED IN NOVATO

September 5 @ 8:00 am - December 24 @ 5:00 pm
Novato, ca

The Novato Independent Elders Program seeks seasonal volunteers to help Novato seniors with their overgrown yards Tuesday mornings or Thursday afternoons. If you can lend a helping hand, call (415) 899-8296.

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SCHURIG CENTER NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
1132 Magnolia Avenue, Larkspur, CA 94939

Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery’s mission is to improve the quality of life for survivors of acquired brain injury and their families and to raise community awareness about the causes and effects of these disabilities. The organization welcomes volunteers to assist with various ongoing opportunities, including administrative support, art studio support, event support, gardening under the guidance of Marin Master Gardeners, therapeutic class support, and tasks related to volunteers’ specific expertise. Visit  schurigcenter.org for more information.

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SENIOR ACCESS SEEKS VOLUNTEERS

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 1, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
70 Skyview Terrace, Bldg. B San Rafael, CA 94903

Senior Access offers free community memory screenings and classes. Are you interested in facilitating one on one memory screenings throughout the Marin?  Senior Access will train volunteers to screen adults and to facilitate memory wellness and brain fitness classes.  Having experience in working with older adults or a background in education or health is helpful.  For more information, please contact Anna Haight at ahaight@senioraccess.org.

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VOLUNTEER WITH 10,000 DEGREES

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 3, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

10,000 Degrees helps students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college in order to positively impact their communities and the world. The volunteer corps includes over 200 mentors and more than 50 high school and college peer leaders. To find out how you can volunteer, contact Megan Topping at mtopping@10000degrees.org.

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BREAD AND ROSES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Bread & Roses welcomes volunteer performers and hosts at its shows as well as office and event volunteers  year round.  The organization produces free, live music and entertainment for Bay Area children, teens, adults, and elders  who don’t have the ability to easily experience the power of the arts in any other way. For more information, visit breadandroses.org/volunteer.

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LOVE IS THE ANSWER’S PET CONNECTION

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - May 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Marin County

Love is the Answer's Pet Connection Program provides opportunities for you and your pet to meet and visit with residents living in long-term care facilities in Marin.  This improves the quality of lives, provides comfort, helps to decrease loneliness and isolation.  Requirements are minimal:  An interview/orientation, pet evaluation, obedience and current immunizations, and an ability to commit to visits on a regular basis.  Visits can be made mornings or afternoons any day of the week.  Call (415) 472-5482 to set up an interview and orientation.

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JESSICA’S HAVEN AND RESCUE NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 17, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Jessica's Haven & Rescue rescues small dogs and gets them ready for adoption. The organization provides vocational and social opportunities for individuals with disabilities who help with getting the dogs ready for adoption. Volunteers are needed for a variety of opportunities, including bathing and walking the dogs, arts and crafts with the human clients, and helping with office and facility chores. You can get more information at jessicashaven.com/volunteer-registration.

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