Category: Volunteer Program

Tales of the City: Connecting with Older Adults during COVID-19

Since shelter in place began, city employees are taking on new roles in an effort to care for the residents we’re committed to serve. Over the past several weeks, several Library & Recreation employees have been making calls to residents over 90 years old to conduct wellness calls and provide them with resources. This initiative was proposed by Vice-Mayor Kate Colin and was coordinated through … Continued

Plant Trees, Heal the Planet!

Join us to plant 100 beautiful, carbon-capturing trees in San Rafael on March 28!  Here’s how to help: Learn how to plant and maintain trees at a Tree Planting workshop, February 29, 9am, 618 B St. Volunteer to plant, mulch and water, March 28, 8:30 am, McInnis Parkway. Adopt-a-tree. Donate funds to water the trees … Continued

5/11/18 – Park-a-Month: 2 Down, 3 To Go

We had our first two Park-A-Month volunteer days on April 21st (Gerstle Park) and May 5th (Sun Valley Park). Both events had a good turnout, with 30 volunteers showing up at Gerstle Park and nearly 50 at Sun Valley. Many saw the event on NextDoor, signs in the neighborhood and volunteer postings on the website. … Continued

Earth Day was a success in San Rafael!

Thank you to the 193 individuals, businesses, nonprofits, schools, service organizations and spiritual groups that make our Earth Day projects such a success! All One Ocean Center for Volunteers and Non Profit Leadership Conservation Corps North Bay Gerstle Park Neighborhood Association Master Gardeners @ Falkirk Mansion My Earth Day Marin Coalition Marin Litter Coalition Mission San … Continued

Volunteer Spotlight: Beryn Hammil

 Since October 2015, Beryn has been teaching a series of classes called All Things Apple! for the San Rafael Public Library.  As a self-described “Chic Geek,” her appearance belies any geekiness!  Now retired from a successful career as an Interior Designer (the “chic” part), Beryn spends time keeping up with Apple technology. When Beryn first called, I … Continued

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