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January 2019

SF-MARIN FOOD BANK NEEDS VOLUNTEERS

January 2 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - June 17 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - March 12 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - April 22 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - June 2 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - May 31 @ 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

January 2 @ 8:00 am - September 30 @ 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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