The Ukiah Daily Journal

Volunteer Opportunit­ies


Project Sanctuary: is looking for volunteers to help the crisis line. Project Sanctuary welcomes all individual­s over 18 who are interested in becoming a certified volunteer crisis counselor. Training is provided free of charge in exchange for a one-year commitment to serve on the crisis line two nights a month. The 80-hour training focuses on sexual assault and domestic violence topics. State certificat­ion as a sexual assault/domestic violence crisis counselor is provided upon successful completion of the 80-hour training and clearance with the Department of Justice fingerprin­ting. The next training begins March 2023 and is once a week in the evening and two Saturday classes with completion in June. For more informatio­n or to sign up, contact the Ukiah office at 707-4629196.

Hospice of Ukiah: is building its Respite Volunteer Program. This is a chance to share your love and care. You give caregivers a break but also share your friendship with a patient. People become isolated when they face death or have a longterm illness. Be the hand they hold and the friend who listens. Hospice will train you to take on this deep but rewarding challenge. Call Diane at (707) 489-0554 or the Hospice of Ukiah office at (707) 462-4038for more informatio­n.

Classroom Volunteers

Needed: Looking for over 55to volunteer in the Foster Grandparen­t program. Tento 30 hours per week to volunteer in schools in Ukiah, Willits and Fort Bragg. For more informatio­n, call 707462-1959.

Farmers Market EBT

Match: The Ukiah Farmers Market, on Saturdays 9 a.m. to noon, and Willits Farmers Market, on Thursdays 3 to 5 p.m., are looking for volunteers to assist with the Market Match booth. Volunteers would swipe EBT cards, count out tokens which increase EBT credits when spent at the market, explain how to use Market Match, and other miscellane­ous tasks as needed. Bilingual (Spanish/english) volunteers are especially encouraged, but not required. Contact or call 707-462-1958. Enroll at volunteern­, stating

your interest. NCO Volunteer Network:

NCO Volunteer Network places volunteers in rewarding positions throughout Mendocino and Lake Counties. Currently volunteers are needed at animal shelters, libraries, museums, community gardens, with the CHP, as drivers with Meals on Wheels and Cancer Resource Centers, at our senior centers in a variety of positions, helping with food prep and service to the homeless, companions for seniors, with Native American youth, Ukiah Valley Trail Group, as well as in disaster services. Those 55-plus can also become a Foster Grandparen­t and be a help to kids in schools. You choose where you want to volunteer. Enroll at www. volunteern­ stating your interest. Call 707-4673200, extension 239for more informatio­n.

The Cancer Resource Centers of Mendocino

County: Welcomes volunteers at its offices in Ukiah and Fort Bragg. Especially needed are volunteer drivers, willing to drive cancer patients to medical appointmen­ts. Must have safe, insured vehicle and clean driving record. Also need host/hostesses for resource center to welcome clients, answer phones, do odd jobs and office tasks. Call 707467-3828 or email mayte@ crcmendoci­

The California Highway Patrol office in Ukiah:

needs volunteers in its RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) with a wide variety of duties offered. Assorted administra­tive assistance is needed in the office such as helping with fingerprin­ting as well as positions in the field such as in the school safety program, providing traffic control at collision scenes and transporti­ng vehicles. If you want to get involved, enroll at volunteern­, stating your interest. Call 707-467-3200, extension 239 for more informatio­n. Or, you can call Tina at the CHP office, 707-467-4420. Hospice of Ukiah: is seeking volunteers to help in our Thrift & Gift Store at 401 S. State St. We have a large store, which takes a large crew to keep it well stocked with all the interestin­g items that are donated daily. Currently, we are closed on Mondays and we are hoping to reopen six days a week.

The `Thrift' is our major source of revenue, providing the money needed to continue our mission of mercy — helping people to live with comfort and die with dignity. If you can spare a few hours a week, call Marlena at 707-462-3141 to see how you can help.

Mendocino Family and

Youth Services: is looking for volunteers to be on its board. MFYS primarily supports The Youth Project through fundraisin­g efforts such as the Annual Youth Art Show, Jim Levine Legacy Scholarshi­ps and more. Members of the board are community members who have an investment in the youth of Mendocino County. Members meet once a month (by phone or in person) 10 months out of the year. Contact Randi at 707-463-4915 or email if interested in sitting on the board.

Plowshares: wants you to join our team! We always need substitute­s we can call when needed, and also have other volunteer opportunit­ies. Plowshares Peace and Justice Center is also accepting applicatio­ns for our Board of Directors. We are looking for energetic, compassion­ate members to help build community relations, develop marketing and fundraisin­g strategies and contribute to the overall growth of Plowshares while insuring our mission “that no one in our community go hungry.” To apply or for more informatio­n, contact our volunteer coordinato­r at plowshares­ or call 707-462-8582.

Humane Society for Inland Mendocino County:

Volunteers are being sought to socialize and groom dogs and cats; assist in fundraisin­g events; write grants; help with mobile adoptions; work on shelter upkeep; aid in computer data entry; foster puppies and kittens, or nursing mom cats and dogs. For more informatio­n, contact the Humane Society at 707-485-0123.

Mendocino County Veterans Service Office:

Volunteers are needed to serve as volunteer drivers, driving veterans from Ukiah to the Veterans Hospital in San Francisco. A regular California driver's license is required. For more informatio­n, call 707-463-4226 between 8a.m. and 5p.m. on weekdays.

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