COVID-19 Disaster Services

It may feel like these circumstances are out of our control, but by staying informed, and sharing your voice, we can make a difference. We will remain stronger together even while sheltering in place and by doing our part to help those on the front lines.

Learn more about you can help below. 

Emergency COVID-19 Needs

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 are urgent volunteer opportunities, as well as ways you can get involved and volunteer/donate by county. You can also show your support by making a donation to our COVID-19 Relief Fund. 


We are currently activated as a Virtual Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC). You may volunteer to help with projects connected to the COVID-19 crisis by contacting Hilary Zunin at or Jeni Olsen at

Donations can be dropped off from 8:00 am – 5:00 weekdays at CrossWalk Church at 2590 1st Street, Napa and placed on the table inside the front door. Only the following items will be accepted:

  • N95 masks
    face coverings
  • cleaning supplies
  • Diapers (infant and adult)
  • Toilet paper
  • Water bottles
  • Pet food (in particular dog food). Cat food is not needed right now.  

Stay up to date on the latest Napa County Public Health Department recommendations and local response efforts here.


We are partially activated in Solano where we are providing support to the County Administrator’s Office and the Health and Social Services Department.

We’ve organized an Older Adult Resource Phone Line (707.784.1607):

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. 

Stay up to date on the latest Solano County Public Health Department recommendations and local response efforts here.



We are no longer activated as an Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC). Click here or the button below for the latest disaster volunteer opportunities. 

Stay up to date on the latest Sonoma County Public Health Department recommendations and local response efforts here


Volunteers are needed at food banks and help is needed distributing food. Visit our volunteer portal by clicking here or click the button below to review current opportunities, sign up, or share.

Stay up to date on the latest Marin County Public Health Department recommendations and local response efforts here

Become a
Paratransit Driver

We have a need for volunteer paratransit drivers, as they play a key role during emergencies in ensuring the health and safety of our residents. Click the button below to learn about becoming a Volunteer Wheels/Paratransit Driver. 

Other Resources

How to (safely) help your neighbors

Rebuilding communities

When a crisis ends, our needs are not less. First responders save lives, but second responders help people put their lives back together. Read more about how CVNL is partnering with others to address long-term recovery needs and restore communities. 

Disaster 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.