Redwood Empire Food Bank needs help
Every month the Redwood Empire Food Bank relies on generous support, which would otherwise require the work of 45 full-time staff members. Spend a two-hour shift in the REFB warehouse. Enhance your cooking skills volunteering in the REFB Kitchen Collective program. Provide support at an REFB benefit event or at one of our many food distributions sites. Children between the ages of 12 and 13 are welcome to volunteer as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Children 14 years of age and older can volunteer independently. Volunteers in Kitchen Collective must be at least 15-years-old. First time volunteers can drop-in to the REFB for a 30-minute New Volunteer Orientation to learn more about various volunteer positions. Orientations are held Mon.-Fri. at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 3990 Brickway Blvd. in Santa Rosa. Orientations can also be arranged by appointment., Mon. through Thurs. at 4 p.m. For more information, call 707-523-7900.
Help with special events
The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County needs an administrative volunteer with experience in data base and data entry. Also, needed is a volunteer to assist with special events and help with planning and securing donations, appointments and event volunteers. Both positions are five hours a week and require knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook. Contact Jennifer Kulpa at 707-573-3399, ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be a balance coach
Help older adults improve balance and prevent and manage falls. Become a certified coach to lead eight two-hour sessions that address physical and mental risks, hazards for falls, build strength and confidence. One-day training Jan. 7 in Santa Rosa. Contact Dana Jacoby at 707-565-5936 or email@example.com. Volunteers needed to ring a bell Volunteers are needed through Dec. 24 to join the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign and ring the bell. Proceeds stay in Sonoma County and help those in need. Sign up at santarosa.salvatonarmy.org or call Jennifer Freitasat 707-535-4251.