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Category: Volunteer Program

San Rafael residents lead Earth Day clean-ups

Several neighborhood clean-ups were held around San Rafael on Saturday, April 22. Girl Scout Troop 10428 hosted a clean-up in the Sun Valley neighborhood while other volunteers hosted clean-ups at both the Target and Pickleweed ends of Shoreline Path. 101 Surf Sports held its 12th annual Earth Day clean-up, with more than 40 volunteers hitting … Continued

More than 50 volunteers gather for the Downtown Clean & Green

On Friday, April 21 volunteers gathered for the annual BID Earth Day Clean & Green in downtown San Rafael. More than 50 volunteers picked up litter, removed graffiti, cleaned garbage cans and generally spruced up the 4th street and West End Village corridor. Volunteers also pulled weeds and mulched the tree wells at the intersections … Continued

Community gathers for Jordan Street neighborhood clean-up

April was a busy month for the volunteer program! On April 1st we held a neighborhood clean-up along Jordan Street in collaboration with Davidson Middle School and their Parent-Teacher Organization, San Rafael Clean, Clean Marin and local businesses. More than 60 volunteers gathered to pick-up litter and spruce up the middle school and surrounding streets. … Continued

Neighborhood groups gather for Pickleweed Park clean-up

On Saturday, February 18th volunteers braved the chilly weather to pick up litter along Shoreline Path behind Pickleweed Park. The clean-up was part of an ongoing effort to stop litter from harming our waterways and wildlife. We welcomed participation from Canal-area neighbors, BioMarin employees and San Rafael residents who use the pathway to exercise and … Continued

COVID Volunteer Needs – July 2020

Here are some volunteer needs in the community right now. Please note that you should always bring your own face covering with you and maintain the physical distancing recommended by the Health Department. Also, these organizations are really struggling to meet the huge demand for food and other services. In an attempt to make things … Continued

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

Greenhouse Projects at the Falkirk Cultural Center

Volunteers are needed for greenhouse restoration projects. Current project is building shelves. We can find a job for everyone who wants to volunteer regardless of skill level. Specific skills needed including heating, cooling, plumbing, drip irrigation, carpentry, and painting. For more information, contact Phil Hinderberger at Requirements: Volunteers must be 18 years old or … Continued

Garden Help at Falkirk Cultural Center

Help and learn with other volunteers on Monday mornings from 10 to Noon. Volunteers maintain six gardens including: Under Oaks Garden, Habitat Garden, Beneficial’s Garden, Lathe House Garden, Succulent Garden and the Five Mediterranean Climate Zone Garden. The gardens at Falkirk Cultural Center are a partnership between UC Marin Master Gardeners and the City of … 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

Clean Campaign Ambassador

We provide you with cleanup supplies to help us keep trash off sidewalks, gutters, city paths and open space, on your own schedule. The San Rafael Clean Coalition includes volunteers that support each other’s projects and the City. They also plan promotional activities to educate the community about the impacts of litter and benefits of … Continued

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