Clients referred for community service contributed to approximately 240 different non-profit or tax supported sites during the FY1819. Volunteers cleaned county and city parks, served meals to the neediest in our communities, cleared park trails, cared for wildlife, sorted food and goods donated, assisted at school sites, helped with sports teams, provided public facilities with much needed maintenance and many other tasks that shape the community we live in. Based on volunteer hours completed in this fiscal year 2018-2019, at $24.69 hourly benefit to each organization, an equivalent to $2.5 million dollars’ worth of community service (Independent Sector.Org, http://www.pointsoflight.org/tools/volunteercalculator). Direct placement of clients in 34 California counties, 15 other states.
Benefited agencies include Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Sonoma County Regional Parks (multiple locations around the county), Sonoma County Veterans buildings, Sonoma County Animal Control, homeless shelters, Humane Society, 13 school sites, 3 radio stations, 5 fire district locations, various food bank organization, 2 police departments and many more organizations. This includes helping 6 different thrift stores organizations, while learning jobs skills normally not available to most of our youth 12-16yrs old if they have not had a formal employment opportunity. The hours of community service provided to each organization helped assist their mission and allow our clients to experience programs they might not normally have exposure to if not court mandated.
As we expand to serve the north bay region, we can help with placement of volunteer in Marin, Napa and Solano Counties. Our goal is to match volunteer power to fulfill the community needs.