Category: Volunteer Program

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 phinder@pacbell.net 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

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

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 … Continued

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