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March 2020

CALIFORNIA REENTRY PROGRAM NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

March 1 @ 8:00 am - November 14 @ 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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OKIZU VOLUNTEERS

March 1 @ 8:00 am - October 6 @ 5:00 pm

The mission of Okizu is to help all members of families affected by childhood cancer to heal through peer support, respite, mentoring, and recreational programs. Okizu relies on more than 300 volunteers and 100,000 volunteer hours to make camp a reality each year. Volunteers help at camp, in the office, and at special events and allow the organization to offer programs to more than 3,500 individuals each year. For information about volunteering, visit okizu.org/volunteer.

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June 2020

GARDENING DROP-IN VOLUNTEERS

June 1 @ 8:00 am - September 29 @ 5:00 pm
376 Greenwood Beach Rd, Tiburon, CA 94920

Richardson Bay Audubon Center and Sanctuary in Tiburon needs volunteers to help at its native plant nursery Thursday afternoons 2 -5p.m. Volunteers are invited to drop in and help out. Wear closed-toe shoes and long pants, bring a water bottle and be prepared to get dirty. Tools will be provided. get information at richardsonbay.audubon.org.

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WHISTLESTOP VOLUNTEER ESL TEACHERS NEEDED

June 1 @ 8:00 am - October 5 @ 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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BLOOM MARIN WELCOMES VOLUNTEERS

June 1 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm
1557 Fourth Street, San Rafael

Bloom, a San Rafael organization, provides complimentary wardrobes to men, women and children who are transitioning to a life of self-reliance. Volunteers are welcome to assist with short-term and one-time projects or ongoing opportunities including retail support, personal shopper, intake support and administrative work. For information, go to bloommarin.org/en/volunteer.

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September 2020

SF-MARIN FOOD BANK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 2, 2021 @ 5:00 pm
75 Digital Drive Novato, CA 94949

The SF-Marin Food Bank needs volunteers year round to help in their warehouses in San Rafael 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…

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VOLUNTEER AT THE MARIN HEADLANDS NURSERY

September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - February 14, 2021 @ 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 READING BUDDIES

September 1 @ 8:00 am - November 9 @ 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

September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - March 17, 2021 @ 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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BREAD AND ROSES VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

September 1, 2020 @ 8:00 am - June 15, 2021 @ 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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