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Volunteer Opportunities ~ N Coast


Anderson Valley Winegrowers

Vol email contact
Volunteer form
Volunteer # Kacy
Volunteer # Floriane
Volunteers for Anderson Valley Pinot Festival at Goldeneye
See details of Festival

Animal Botanics

Growing medicinal and nutritional plants for animal and human benefit
Fort Bragg
Email Contact
Vol Contact Email
Bed preparation
Seed starting
Oil Distillation

Art Explorers

Fort Bragg
Art Explorers site

Cancer Resource Center of Mendocino

Volunteer Info
Volunteer Contact
(707) 937-3833
Office Volunteers
Client assistance
much more….
Pure Mendocino
see Events
Big River Walk & Paddle
see Events

Caspar Community Center
Caspar Headlands

Community Center
15051 Caspar Road
Volunteer Info
Volunteer Contact
(707) 964-4997
2nd Fri. – Pub Night
Kitchen prep, set up, server, dishwasher, bartender, clean-up
4th Sunday Breakfast: Kitchen prep, set up, server, dishwasher, and clean-up.
Pop-up Dance Party: set up, bartender, and clean-up
4th Sat. – Caspar Headlands Work Day
see Events
Removing invasive species like broom, heather, & gorse
clearing around trails.

Community Center of Mendocino

Volunteer form
Maya Neumeier 707-937-4133


Land Trust

Mendocino Coast
Volunteer Contact
Sojourna Lee RN, CWIC    Email
Non-profit Community Land Trust growing vegetables and expanding in various ways

Disabled American Veterans

North Coast
Disabled American Veterans
San Francisco V.A.
Gary Curtaz 415-379-5612
Email Contact
Drive vets to SF & Ukiah in DAV cars.
Vets meet driver at Social Service office Franklin St. Fort Bragg
Need Drivers:
t. Bragg to Ukiah
Mon & Wed
Ft. Bragg to SF
Tues & Thurs

Dress A Girl
Around the World

For people who can sew a simple dress, have a sewing machine and have or can obtain fabric for the dresses.
Fort Bragg
This can be done in your home. Local contact lives in Fort Bragg and can assist you in getting started.
Local contact/volunteer Louanne Totoro Email Contact
Regional Director Sharon Miranda Email Director
Volunteer to sew simple dresses for girls around the world who are unable to afford any new clothing.
The dresses are sent wherever they are needed. Dress A Girl is part of the larger organization Hope 4 Women International.
Donations of cotton or cotton blend fabric are also needed.

Eileen Hawthorne Fund for Animals

A Spay and Neuter Asst. program for cats on the Mendocino coast, help with Vet bills and provide food for homeless cats.
Mendocino Coast
  • Events/fundraising
  • Education in the Schools
707-969-PURR (7877)
Leslie Humphreys
Volunteer Email
  • Annual Newsletter support
  • Donation Can collection
  • Tabling/Outreach
  • Donation Can collection
  • Spay/Neuter Calls
  • Emergency Fund Calls
  • Board Members
  • Social Media/Computer

Historical Society

Fort Bragg
GuestHouse Volunteer Form

FB/Mendocino Lions Club

Fort Bragg-Mendocino
Email Contact
Labor Day BBQ in Fort Bragg
2 Pancake Breakfasts in Mendocino a year
Christmas Day Dinner for Senior Citizens in Fort Bragg
Free Eye Screenings for FBUSD Students

Fort Bragg
Food Bank

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Information
Contact Email
Pack food bags, serve clients, sort & re-pack foods, kitchen, clean, assist in the office and perform a myriad of tasks according to their talents and preferences.
Flexible scheduling on Mon, Wed, Fri between 8—4:30 pm. Lively, friendly environment.

Fort Bragg
Garden Club

Fort Bragg
President Kathy Holmes at 707-964-0317 Ruth Sparks 707-961-1881
Weeding, maintaining public places, participate in Sidewalk Gardens to Bragg About, Plant Sales spring and fall to raise money for scholarships, more

Fort Bragg Leo
Youth Club

Fort Bragg
Contact email
FB Easter Egg Hunt,
Zombie Walk,
Lions Labor Day BBQ,
Haunted Hall of Horrors,
Make goodie bags for Seniors for Lions Christmas dinner,
Clean the Beach Days,
and so much more!

Friends of Fort Bragg Library

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Information
Vol Info Email
Need volunteers for 8/31/2017 – 9/3/2017 Labor Day weekend book sale set-up, sale days, clean-up. See EVENTS for details
Fundraising and special events
Looking for prospective Board members. Four 3-year terms come up each January.

Friends of Hospice

Fort Bragg
FOH Contact Form
(707) 964-5229
Volunteers to sit with people
Hospice Golf Tournament on Saturday in June 2018
Mendocino Coast Day of the Dead October 2017

Friends of
Montessori Delmar

Fort Bragg
Friends of Montessori Delmar
Phone: 707-964-7311 Fax: 707-964-7311
Montessori charter school

Gloriana Musical Theatre

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Form
707 964-SHOW (7469)
Box office, set construction, sewing, makeup, sales, hair, business skills, painting, electrical, carpentry, refreshments, publicity, laundry, dressing room cleaning, even cookie baking and more

Habitat for Humanity of the Mendocino Coast

Mendocino County
Volunteer Info
Phone: 707-964-7311 Fax: 707-964-7311
Volunteers needed for: finance, accounting, marketing, fund raising, record keeping, volunteer coordination, special event planning, site acquisition, etc. We also need land, new and selected used materials.

Jughandle Creek Farm and
Nature Center

Volunteer Form
Helene Chalfin
Director Education & Native Plant Nursery
(707) 937-3498
Volunteer at native plant nursery, propagating plants for restoration projects
volunteer for environmental education field trips,  help in gardens

Kelley House Museum

Kelley House contact
(707) 937-5791
Volunteer Contact
Docents – we provide all the training necessary to tell visitors about the history of Mendocino; work as little as 1 day a month from 11:00 until 3:00
Writers – Write historic articles, local news stories or help with our newsletter, social media posts and website copy
Historical Research – work with the curator in our archives

Little River Museum

Little River
Volunteer Form 707-937-2014
Someone to open the building and greet guests on Saturday or Sunday from 11-4 p.m. in July, August and September. Little River is small, our museum is small, and training is short, but our contribution to the history of the coast is substantial. We are located 2 miles south of Mendocino.


Mendocino Area Park Association
Mendocino Coast
Volunteer Form
 (707) 937-4700

Meals On Wheels

Mendocino Coast

Mendocino Art Center

Volunteer Info

Mendocino Children’s Fund

Website – Contact
MCCF swap/volunteer coordinator
Mendo Coast Mama
Back to School Swap—July 31—August 4

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Woodland Garden
Work & Learn
Fort Bragg
Website re: Volunteers
Every Thursday 9am—12pm
Email Contact
-Weeding, planting, pruning
-Learn about shade & moisture loving plants: deciduous trees, shrubs, ferns, magnolias, maples, azaleas, rhododendrons, carnivorous plants, California native plants, and fuchsias. -All MCBG volunteers receive a Household membership after just 25 hours of service!

Mendocino Coast Clinics

Fort Bragg
Clinic Website
Email Contact
Recruiting for 3 Board of Director vacancies.
See Details under
Boards Needing Directors tab


Mendocino Coast District Hospital AUXILIARY

Fort Bragg
Auxiliary Contact
Volunteer Info
707-961-1234 ext 291
Mon-Fri 9am – 4pm
Cover reception desk  3 1/2 hour shifts,
M-F 9am — 4pm
Gift shop cashier,
3 hour shift
M-F 10am — 4pm

Mendocino Coast Hospice Thrift Store

Fort Bragg
Thrift Store site
Diane Lionberger
Need help sorting, pricing and cleaning. Must pass a background check

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Form
Ellen Persa  707-961-4688
Need volunteers for their annual event on Sept 8 and 9 – Winesong at the Botanical Gardens.

Mendocino Coast Humane Society

Mendocino Coast
Volunteer Form
707-961-0365 Ark
707-964-7729 Shelter
The Ark Volunteers 961-0365  Cashier, Donation, Sorter
Shelter Volunteer 964-SPAY(7729)

Mendocino Coast Model Railroad

Fort Bragg
Website – Contact

Mendocino Coast Writers Conference

Fort Bragg
Website – Contact

Land Trust

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Form
Heidi Sorenson
Email Contact
Help accomplish conservation and restoration goals throughout the year to help us

Film Festival

Mendocino Coast
In May-June
Volunteer Info
Volunteer Email Contact
The Mendocino Film Festival seeks skilled, enthusiastic, and dedicated individuals to assist with the planning and production of the Mendocino Film Festival during Festival Weekend and year-round.

Music Festival

Volunteer Info
(707) 937-2044
Email contact
Paint theatrical flats, stage and seating platforms
Install chairs in concert tent
Install walk ramps and LED lights
Install stage and surround drapes
Load and/or unload chairs, tables, theatrical equipment


Email contact
All-volunteer  nonprofit working with State Parks to save the two remaining historic structures of the original town of Navarro at the mouth of the Navarro River, and reopen them for public education, interpretation, and research.

Noyo Food Forest

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Form
Cornelia Reynolds
707 494-2149
The Learning Garden at Fort Bragg HS,  intern training program, gardening and office assistance. Garden volunteer times are Thursday and Friday Afternoons 1-5.

Pacific Textile Arts

Fort Bragg

Parents & Friends Inc

Fort Bragg
Website – Contact
Parents & Friends, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has served people with developmental disabilities for over 60 years.

Paul Bunyan
Thrift Store

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Info
707-964-4471 (shop)
707-964-8542 (office)

Project Sanctuary

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Information
 (707) 462-9196
Volunteer Contact
Project Sanctuary Crisis Counselor Volunteer Training
*see Events March 7
Crisis Line, Events, Office help, more

Redwood Coast
Senior Center

Fort Bragg
volunteer site
707- 964-0443
Volunteers for working with seniors, office, gardening etc
Volunteers for afternoon lunch in the dining room

Safe Passage

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Info
(707) 964-3077
Assist students with community resources, health insurance, assistance for Spanish speakers at parent-teacher conferences, IEP’s and other appointments, weekly play group for toddlers, Parenting classes in English and Spanish, Support and advocacy for parents of children with special needs, and so much more….

Salmon Restoration Association

Salmon BBQ
Fort Bragg
Email contact

Sherwood Oaks

Fort Bragg
Volunteer Info

Soroptimist Intl
of Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg
SIFB Website
Contribute to local high school scholarships and awards to female heads of households to further their education, supports Project Sanctuary and many other organizations on the Mendocino Coast.
Whale Run & Walk (March)
Crafts Fair (Labor Day weekend)
Club meets Thursdays, noon, FB Senior Center

Soroptimist Intl
Noyo Sunrise

Fort Bragg
Chocolate Easter Egg project –2 weekends of work & delivering. In June with Town Hall Rummage Sale.
Club meets Tuesdays, 8-9 AM at the FB Senior Center

State of the Ark Thriftshop

Fort Bragg
Vol Info
Volunteer Application
The following tasks are available.
  • Donation sorting
  • Stocking book shelves
  • Running the cash register
  • Houseware sorting/stocking
  • Sizing linens/folding
  • Hang/tag clothing

Symphony of the Redwoods

Fort Bragg
Vol Info

Volunteer Fire Dept Comptche

Website – events
(707) 937-2408

Volunteer Fire Dept Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg
Website – job opps

Volunteer Fire Dept Mendocino

Website – Info
Phone: 707 937-0131

Westport Ten Mile Cemetery District

Be a part of preserving the local history. very flexible hours and duties.
Westport cemetery, Inglenook Cemetery, Newport Cemetery
Volunteer Contact Email
Gary Quinton 707-357-1040
Help maintaining the grounds of the cemeteries.
Cutting grass, trimming weeds, mending fences, general pick-up and more.


Winesong is presented by the Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation and is the major fund raiser for our local hospital.
 Fort Bragg
In September at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
Website re: Volunteers
Volunteer Contact
In September at the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens in Fort Bragg.
See Events for date
4-hour shifts (requires standing, walking, and some carrying of light items) in either the morning or afternoon. Breaks included to enjoy the event!

Women’s Clothing SWAP

Donated clothes, in excellent condition, carefully sorted, for folks to come in and pick out 10 items, for free
Caspar Community Center
Volunteer Contact
Morning Shift 8:30 to Noon  •  Afternoon Shift 11:30 to 3:30pm
Volunteers needed to set up and help during event.
March and October