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September 2018

CANAL ALLIANCE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
91 Larkspur St, San Rafael, CA 94901

Canal Alliance teaches clients how to access resources to address immediate challenges while developing critical skills to assure long term success. You can help them continue their mission by volunteering with immigration legal services, family resources, education or development. To find out about which volunteer opportunity is right for you, contact Fernando Barreto at (415) 306-0452 or FernandoB@canalalliance.org.

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TRIPS FOR KIDS VOLUNTEERS

September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
610 4th Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

Trips for Kids in San Rafael welcomes volunteers to help lead bike rides, work in the Re-Cyclery bike shop, assist at events, work in the office, and teach young people basic bike mechanics and life skills. Volunteer opportunities take place in the San Rafael office, in the Canal District, and on the bike roads of Marin.  Find volunteer information and sign up at tripsforkidsmarin.org/volunteer.

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HELPING MARIN SENIORS

September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 9, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Marin County

Marin Villages has a wide variety of volunteer opportunities throughout Marin to support older adults remain independently in their homes and communities.  Volunteers opportunities include driving to appointments, pet care, help with technology, handyman skills and providing companionship.  Volunteers determine their own schedules and assignments.  Find volunteer information and sign up at to marinvillages.org.

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WHISTLESTOP VOLUNTEER ESL TEACHERS NEEDED

September 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - January 8, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
San Rafael

Whistlestop is looking for volunteers to provide class assistance to ESL instructors who are helping older adults learn English. Assistants do not need to speak another language or have teaching credentials. Classes are every Monday and Wednesday afternoon at the Whistlestop offices in San Rafael. For information, contact Laurie Vermont at volunteer@whistlestop.org or call (415) 456-9067.

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SF-MARIN FOOD BANK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - June 6, 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

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 18, 2019 @ 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

September 5, 2018 @ 8:00 am - February 18, 2019 @ 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

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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