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Disaster Services

We lead coordinated and collaborative disaster-related efforts with local governments, nonprofits, faith-based and philanthropic organizations, and other partners. 

Latest Disaster News

In Sonoma, Marin, Solano, and Napa Counties, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) + the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) operate Emergency Volunteer Centers and/or help with emergency evacuations. We work with government and nonprofit agencies to gather and assess community needs on an ongoing basis when a disaster strikes. Additionally, we help oversee and manage physical and monetary donations by distributing them to nonprofit agencies helping individuals directly affected
(read our press release to learn more).

During an emergency and once activated, CVNL + VCSC will set up Emergency Volunteer Center hubs where spontaneous volunteers will be guided by EVC members through a training process and, ultimately, to a productive support role. Below is the latest information, by county. You can also follow our social accounts for the latest news and updates.

Napa County

10.31.19, 1:35PM — We are closing down our EVC located at Crosswalk Church and are no longer registering spontaneous, unaffiliated volunteers (SUVs) in-person.

We are directing people to our Volunteer Portal to register as volunteers. Make sure to select “disaster services” under “volunteer interests.” You will be contacted directly if/when you are needed for this and future disasters. 

We are only accepting monetary donations at this time (button below). 

Sonoma County

10.31.19, 1:35PM — Our para-transit services are re-populating evacuees to various areas in Sonoma County (welcome home!). 

For questions please call:

707-573-3377
800-992-1006
TDD: 707-573-3381 

We encourage everyone who is interested in becoming a registered disaster volunteer to sign up on our volunteer portal (button below). You will be contacted directly if/when you are needed for future disasters. 

Marin County

10.31.19, 1:35PM — Our San Rafael EVC (directions below) is closed. 

If you are looking to volunteer: we encourage everyone who is interested in becoming a registered disaster volunteer to complete our form (button below). You will be contacted directly if/when you are needed for other disasters. 

If you want to donate: Gift cards and/or cash can be dropped off at any of our offices or mailed directly, c/o “disaster relief.” 

The easiest way to donate is to do so online by clicking here

If you have an item you want to donate, fill out our donation form (button below) — you will be contacted once there is a matching need. 

Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC)

We oversee and operate three walk-in Emergency Volunteer Centers (EVCs) for Marin, Solano, Napa, and Sonoma counties. If a disaster should occur, a spontaneous volunteer can either visit one of our centers or call its phone bank. We also oversee physical and monetary donations received in these four counties in times of disaster.  

Disaster Services Consulting for nonprofits

Our seasoned consultants can help you with your Continuity of Operations (COOP) planning, lead your staff through a psychological first aid (PFA) training, create strategies for managing disaster volunteers, and more.  We strive to make your organization better and stronger than it was previously so you will be ready the next time a disaster strikes.