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Help people in our community cope with crisis.

We invite Sonoma Valley’s agencies to submit their crisis and disaster volunteer opportunities.

We invite you to find crisis and disaster volunteer opportunities below.

View Opportunities and Free Trainings Below

Current Volunteer Needs

Volunteers Needed for Emergency Preparedness Fair June 1, 2024

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center in partnership with Sonoma County Department of Emergency Management is hosting an Emergency Preparedness Fair at Larson Park in Sonoma, June 1st from 12 pm – 3 pmThis event aims to provide the education needed to prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters of all kinds, including wildfires. It will also include information on pet and animal preparedness. This family-friendly event will also provide a wide range of local and countywide resources – booths, interactive workshops.

Volunteers are needed to help with:
-Set Up, Breakdown – Registration – Customer Service – Outreach and more!

If you are interested in volunteering can call SVCHC at 707-939-6070 and dial extension #198, email or Sign-Up

Sonoma Community Center is recruiting On-Call Emergency Volunteers. When disaster strikes, Sonoma Community Center staff and volunteers from their Emergency Volunteer Corps, are tasked with managing these volunteers at the Emergency Volunteer Center. The EVC registers volunteers and takes requests for volunteers. Volunteers are matched to these requests and referred to where they are needed.

Sonoma Overnight Support, currently serving around 240 meals per day, is looking for volunteers who can help prepare and package food for our hungry and homeless in Sonoma Valley. Shifts are available Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 11:30 am and 10:00 am – 1:30 pm. Contact Andy at or 415-810-9051.

Northern Sonoma County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is recruiting volunteers to respond to our community and neighbors in need when disaster strikes. Training is required and provided for individuals and groups interested in serving. CERT volunteers respond to the needs of their local communities as well as mutually assisting areas in need within Sonoma County. Trainings are available in English and Spanish. Contact Geoffrey Peters:

Join CERT today!

Redwood Empire Food Bank also needs Afterschool Cafe Volunteer Drivers. deliver healthy meals to children attending afterschool programs. With your help, we can serve approximately 1,064 meals per week. This is an opportunity that can be done solo but also can be great for a team of two. Volunteer with your spouse, your coworker, or your friend. As a volunteer driver, you may take your personal vehicle or drive one of our vans, to deliver meals in insulated coolers to Afterschool Programs in Sonoma Valley. Requirements: Valid California Driver’s license and proof of vehicle insurance, minimum age 21, able to lift 35 pounds.

Call: 707-523-7900 or email: Liz Berry, Jorge Delgado,

Redwood Empire Food Bank is recruiting Food Distribution Volunteers. Help distribute produce and groceries at multiple sites in Sonoma Valley. Shifts vary between 1 and 4 hours. This is an outdoor volunteer opportunity so bring closed-toe shoes, mask, water, snacks and dress in layers.

PEP Housing, Acacia Lane Senior Apartments is recruiting an Emergency Preparedness Volunteer to help ensure the safety of our residents.  Should an emergency arise due to earthquake, fire, etc. occur, we would like our senior residents to be familiar with what steps they can take to be prepared if such an incident would happen. Whether it be an exit plan, have emergency contact information ready on hand, resources they can utilize to get an emergency prepared kit, etc. To find out more about this opportunity, contact CJ Johnson at 707-695-3688 or email

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Emergency Volunteer Center

When disaster strikes, the Emergency Volunteer Center mobilizes volunteers by matching them with volunteer opportunities at government agencies and other organizations.

Non-Disaster Related Opportunities & Resources

If you are a nonprofit agency and/or volunteer looking for county-wide non-disaster related opportunities or recruitment support, you can list or find county-wide opportunities at the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership’s CVNL’s free volunteer matching portal

Emergency Preparedness Trainings

Be prepared. Get training to help your family, neighbors and community in emergencies and disasters. There is a role for everyone and a need for every skill and level of ability. Click here to learn more.

Participating Agencies

We are proud to partner with organizations that provide direct services to the Sonoma Valley community. This website is continually updated with crisis-related volunteer opportunities created by our partners.

La Luz Center strengthens community through Family Services, Economic Advancement and Community Engagement.

FISH of Sonoma Valley lends a helping hand to our neighbors in need by providing critical safety net services.

Sonoma Valley Community Health Center provides accessible, quality health care to all of those who need it, especially the underserved.

Sonoma Valley Unified School District educates and inspires all students in every classroom, at every school, and with every opportunity.

Sonoma Valley Health Care District maintains, improves and restores the health of everyone in our community.

Vintage House helps support, preserve, and enhance the quality of life for residents of Sonoma Valley as they age.

Sonoma Ecology Center works with the community to identify and lead actions that achieve and sustain ecological health in Sonoma Valley.

Sonoma Community Center cultivates a vibrant community through extraordinary creative, cultural, and learning experiences.

Redwood Empire Food Bank feeds our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger.

Sonoma Overnight Support shelters the homeless and feed the hungry in Sonoma and Sonoma Valley.

The City of Sonoma responds to natural and man-made emergencies that occur within City limits, and works cooperatively with neighboring agencies to address emergency issues throughout Sonoma Valley.

Sonoma Valley Volunteers 2022 Organizing Partners

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Sonoma County COAD administers Sonoma Valley Volunteers. Contact.

Learn more about community resources available to assist residents and businesses during the coronavirus crisis.

Sonoma Valley Volunteers was launched in 2020 by Sonoma Valley Collaborative, a project of Sonoma Ecology Center. A Sonoma Ecology Center donor launched this project. Please donate to keep it going.