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Foster an Animal and save a life!
FOSTER HOMES URGENTLY NEEDED! You can make a HUGE difference!! Animals are pouring into local shelters. Can you help us save them? We're in URGENT need of FOSTER HOMES for cats, kittens, dogs and puppies. Tri-valley Animal Rescue (TVAR) provides everything that you need. training, medical care, foo
 

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Volunteers Needed at Forest Home Farms Historic Park
Join for an informational meeting about becoming a docent at Forest Home Farms Historic Park at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 8. Being a docent is a fun way to share information about this special site and its history. This orientation will introduce you to programs at the Glass House Museum and the farm. For more information contact Sharon Peterson at 972-3282. Forest Home Farms Historic Park, 19953 San Ramon Valley Blvd., San Ramon.
 

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AARP Tax-Aide Tax Preparation Service
AARP Tax-Aide is seeking volunteers for the 2015 tax season. Both tax preparers and client facilitator are needed. Preliminary session in Nov. Training to begin Jan. 2015 with its free tax preparation service running Feb.-April 15. Call 726-3199 for initial interview. AARP Tax-Aide Free Tax Preparation Svc, Danville and San Ramon sites, Danville & San Ramon.
 

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Bruns House In-Patient Hospice
Bruns House In-Patient Hospice is seeking volunteers to fill two- to four-hour shifts during the weekdays and weekends. To apply for free training, call 887-5678 and ask for the volunteer department, or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.
 

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Anna's Program
The specialized program of Hospice of the East Bay, Anna's Program, is looking for dedicated and caring volunteers to provide companionship and practical support for women with recurrent breast cancer. To apply for free training, contact Vicki Smith at 887-5675 or e-mail vickis@hospiceeastbay.org.
 

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Child Abuse Prevention Council
The Contra Costa County Child Abuse Prevention Council needs volunteer speakers for the community education program. Volunteers must complete a mandatory 24-hour speaker's training course. For information, call 946-9961.
 

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Trails Maintenance
East Bay Trail Dogs is an all-volunteer group that has built, repaired and helped maintain single-track trails in the East Bay Regional Park District, the Mt. Diablo State Park, and Walnut Creek open space. Volunteers meet the fourth Saturday and one weekday each month. To participate, call Harry at 443-3925.
 

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Contra Costa Academy of Fine Art
The academy seeks new volunteers and members to help with tasks ranging from bookkeeping to recruiting instructors. The group meets 12-1 p.m. the second Friday of the month at Richard's Art & Craft Store, 225 Alamo Plaza, Alamo. Call Beth Batchelor at 837-5654 for details. Richard's Art & Craft Store, 225 Alamo Plaza, Alamo.
 

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Senior Center Volunteers Needed
The San Ramon Senior Center can use the help of volunteers at the front desk, tutors for the Senior Scholar Program, special event assistants, kitchen helpers, van drivers, activity instructors, as well as marketing and computer helpers. For more information, call 973-3250. San Ramon Senior Center, 9300 Alcosta Blvd., San Ramon.
 

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Save Mount Diablo's Diablo Restoration Team
Save Mount Diablo acquires land then turns it over to park agencies. Before that happens, volunteers tackle clean-up, fence building, trail construction, planting, watering and habitat restoration, creek clean-ups, non-native plant removal and other work projects. Come and join this crew on the fourth Saturday of every month. For more information, call 947-3535 or e-mail George at gphillips@savemountdiablo.org.
 

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San Damiano Retreat
Opportunities abound for people of all ages and abilities at San Damiano. Sit and socialize while helping with mailings, enjoy solitude and meditation while cultivating the flower, vegetable and fruit gardens or lend your support to the front desk and gift shop. Call 837-9141, ext. 307 or visit www.sandamiano.org. San Damiano Retreat, 710 Highland Drive, Danville.
 

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Hospice of the East Bay
Hospice of the East Bay is seeking volunteers to assist hospice patients and their caregivers.† Opportunities include: volunteers who are fluent in Spanish; patient Support Volunteers to provide companionship and practical assistance to hospice patients and their caregivers; Bereavement Support Volunteers to provide support to family members after their loved one has died; Thrift Shop Volunteers to help in one of our six thrift shops (Dublin, Alamo, Concord, Antioch, Danville, and Walnut Creek) by sorting, pricing, preparing and selling merchandise; and Vigil Program Volunteers who can sit with patients that are actively dying--who do not have family or friends available--to ensure that no one has to die alone! To apply for free training, call 887-5678 and ask for the Volunteer Department, or e-mail volunteers@hospiceeastbay.org.
 

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Mt. Diablo State Park
Mt. Diablo State Park offers many interesting ways to volunteer by helping with trail maintenance, serving as a docent at one of the Visitors Centers, helping with the new native plants garden or working on the trash removal program. Training provided for all areas. Call 837-6129 or visit www.parks.ca.gov.
 

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California Independent Film Festival Association
Support the Arts in the Tri-Valley by joining the California Independent Film Festival Association. Membership donations support independent film events. For information, visit www.caindiefest.com.
 

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Animal Fosters Urgently Needed
Animal Rescue Foundation (ARF) is looking for short-term fosters for dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. ARF will provide the food, supplies and vet care; all you need to do is provide the love. Call 296-3173 or visit www.arf.net for details.
 

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Blackhawk Museum Docent Training
If you are interested in becoming a much appreciated part of the Blackhawk Museum family while contributing to your community, making new friends, learning new things, and having fun, become a docent! Call 736-2280, ext. 238 for more information. Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville.
 

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CCI Volunteer Puppy Raising Program
Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) is looking for special volunteers interested in raising a CCI puppy for 15-18 months and is accepting applications. For information, call 1-800-572-BARK (572-2275) or visit www.cci.org.
 

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Friends of Discovery
The organization is looking for volunteers who can commit eight hours per month in the Thrift Station, 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville. Call the store at 820-1988. Thrift Station, 486 San Ramon Valley Blvd., Danville.
 

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Lindsay Wildlife Museum
Docents are needed to lead class tours, teaching children and others about our important connection with wildlife and the world we share. No experience needed. Call 627-2444 or visit www.wildlife-museum.org for more information. Linsday Wildlife Museum, 1931 1st Ave., Walnut Creek.
 

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Make a Difference
Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living (RCJL) in Danville provides assisted living, Alzheimer's and skilled nursing care in a community our residents call home. Volunteers play a key role at RCJL, and opportunities are available for students and adults. For information, call Volunteer Coordinator Irma at 964-2098. Reutlinger Community for Jewish Living, 4000 Camino Tassajara, Danville.
 

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Museum of the San Ramon Valley
The Museum of the San Ramon Valley welcomes volunteers and has a current need for greeters who give three hours one day a month to welcome visitors to the museum, register their attendance, and give them an introductory tour of the Waiting Room and the Museum Store. Call Carmen Curtis at 837-9781 or the museum at 837-3750 for more details. Museum of the San Ramon Valley, 205 Railroad Ave., Danville.
 

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Search and Rescue
The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team needs volunteer members to respond to missing person incidents, disasters and other critical incidents. Team members are on call 24/7 year-round. The program provides required training, including wilderness traveling, first aid, map and compass, tracking disaster response and search skills, and may also include special training for canine, equestrian, technical, mountain bike or other rescue skills. For information and applications, visit www.contracostasar.org or call 646-4461.
 

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Sheriff Seeks Senior Volunteers
The Sheriff's Valley Station Office in Alamo is seeking people interested in assisting law enforcement in the community. Citizens should have a clean criminal history and would be responsible for one shift a week for four-and-a-half hours. Interested applicants should call Deputy Michael Carson or Volunteer Fred Perfetto at 837-2902.
 

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Urban Farmers' Fruit-Gleaning Project
Got excess fruit? Our volunteers will pick your trees, leave what you want, and bring the rest to local food pantries and animal centers. Learn more, register your trees, volunteer or tell a neighbor. Visit www.theurbanfarmers.org or email sustainabledanville@gmail.com for more information. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.
 

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Volunteer Drivers Needed for the Senior Support Program
Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley is looking for volunteer drivers to transport seniors to their medical appointments. Volunteers must have a valid driverís license, a registered vehicle, carry automobile liability insurance, and have a clear DMV record. To sign up, call Jennifer Cullen at 931-5387 or e-mail ja.cullen@yahoo.com.