Volunteering and Donations

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Ways You Can Help in an Emergency

There is a potential for fraud during emergencies. Donors should ask questions to organizations they are considering donating their time or money to. It is important to work with known and reputable groups as it is not uncommon for scams to emerge during emergency situations.

Volunteer

Volunteers are urgently needed to help our community respond to challenges related to COVID-19! The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership is coordinating Sonoma County volunteers to make sure our community members stay safe, healthy, fed and connected to social services.

To learn about COVID-19 volunteer opportunities visit: The Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership – COVID Response

If there are no volunteer opportunities posted at this time, you may register for future need by listing your availability and skills here: Volunteer Portal Non-profit agencies looking for volunteers can indicate their needs at https://cvnl.org/volunteer-recruitment-help/

Donate Blood

There is an urgent need to replenish blood supplies in Sonoma County. To donate, please call (707) 258-4825 or visit vitalant.org to make an appointment.

Donate

To best meet immediate needs and to protect the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 response, local nonprofits request financial donations instead of clothes or used items.

The Salvation Army requests NEW (in the original package) personal protective equipment (PPE) to supplement healthcare shortages. These items can be donated at:

Salvation Army
93 Stony Circle
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Monday – Friday, 9am – 3pm

Items needed:

  • New unused N95 masks with or without the valve
  • Unopened protective goggles in original packaging
  • Unused original packaging hospital gowns

It is preferred to have items in bulk. Only healthy people only should be dropping off donations. If you are not feeling well or are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home and call your doctor.

Sonoma County Business Donations

The County of Sonoma is currently seeking donations from the business community for items that would continue support for our regional healthcare employees, provide necessary patient-care and help safely identify Coronavirus concerns.

The primary items needed include:

  • New unused N95 masks with or without the valve
  • Unopened protective goggles in original packaging
  • Unused original packaging hospital gowns
  • Tyvek Coats and Body Suits
  • Nitrile gloves
  • Bleach
  • Face shields

Please contact (707) 565-6038 or EOClog9@sonoma-county.org with any support you might be able to provide.