Press Release: CVNL + Volunteer Center of Sonoma County Open Emergency Volunteer Center in Napa County

March 25, 2020

Linda Jacobs
415.479.5710 x300


Katelyn Willoughby-Bagley
Director of Marketing & Communications

CVNL + Volunteer Center of Sonoma County Open Emergency Volunteer Center in Napa County


NAPA COUNTY, CA, 4/24/20 — On Thursday, April 23rd, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) + Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) was activated as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC). An EVC is a clearing house for engaging spontaneous volunteers and matching them to community needs. It is also the location where physical donations are collected and distributed.  

CVNL + VCSC is partnering with the Napa County Community Organizations Active in Disaster (COAD) to help meet the needs of underserved members of the Napa community during this time of hardship by collecting critical donations. For a complete list of items, please visit, click on the “COVID-19: Nonprofits Need These Items” button, and then the opportunity “Non-perishable Donated Items Needed for Underserved Populations in Napa County.” 

If the public has items to donate, they can drop them off at the EVC located at Crosswalk Church: 2590 1st St, Napa, CA, 94558. The EVC is opened on Mondays-Fridays, 8:00 am-5:00 pm (it is not currently open on the weekend). The EVC is staffed by trained emergency personnel who are following health and safety orders.

CVNL + VCSC is also collecting monetary donations to benefit those affected by the disaster. You can make a donation to the COVID-19 Relief Fund by visiting You can read more about urgent volunteer needs by visiting

CVNL + VCSC has been a leader in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery work for nearly 30 years. Our hearts go out to everyone affected by this pandemic. Along with our partners, we are dedicated to helping coordinate volunteers and getting donations and funds quickly and directly dispersed to those in need.

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About CVNL and VCSC: Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) and Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) joined forces on July 10, 2019 to better meet the growing needs of nonprofits in Northern California. For over 50 years, CVNL and VCSC have advanced nonprofits and volunteerism by strengthening leadership, encouraging innovation, and empowering individuals in their communities. Passion alone isn’t enough when it comes to creating strong nonprofits. That’s why we work with aspiring and established leaders every day to help them build the skills and connections that can take their impact to the next level. Together we offer comprehensive programs that support nonprofits and volunteers including training, executive search, customized consulting solutions, volunteer matching and services, and corporate engagement. Heart of Marin™ and Heart of Napa™ events support nonprofits of every size and mission through recognition and cash awards. Other programs and services include the Sonoma Human Race, Secret Santa, Court Referral Program, and Volunteer Wheels. We provide disaster preparedness training and serve as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC), overseeing spontaneous volunteers and donations for Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties in the aftermath of a disaster. We believe that with confident and prepared leaders, our nonprofits will be better equipped to create healthy, happy communities. Visit to discover more.