COVID-19 Disaster Services

It may feel like these circumstances are out of your control, but by staying informed, and sharing your voice you 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.

The role we play

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. 

Emergency COVID-19 Needs
& Resources

Napa
County

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 Napa County Public Health Department recommendations and local response efforts here.

Solano
County

Volunteers are needed for a remote César Chavez Day of Service. Click here to learn more and help (this project supports the homeless).

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.

Sonoma
County

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.

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

Marin
County

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. 

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.