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Writer - Marinfo NOW 

Human Resources - Volunteer & Intern Division

Do you enjoy talking with interesting people and telling stories? The MarinShares: Marin County Volunteers and Marinterns programs seek newsletter writers. See your byline in the monthly Marinfo NOW, which highlights the volunteers and interns serving in Marin County's award-winning volunteer program. The ideal writer is a keen observer, likes going behind the scenes to get a story, and respects deadlines. Hours: Flexible on a mutually agreeable schedule. Staff provides orientation and supervision.

Service Location:
San Rafael, CA 

Contact:
Anne Starr
(415) 473-7167

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Packet Assembly Aide for Public Assistance Programs 

Health & Human Services - Public Assistance

The Public Assistance programs in HHS Social Services are seeking people who can help assemble various public assistance packets (Calfresh, Medi-Cal, CalWorks, etc.). This role can be done remotely but will require volunteers to pick up and drop off materials at a county site. Some onsite work may be able to be arranged if preferred too. Sample packets and instructions will be provided. The role is self-paced, and scheduling can be worked out with program contacts. This role is perfect for someone who wants to help from the comfort of home!

Service Location:
120 North Redwood
San Rafael, CA  94903

Contact:
Tara Clark
(415) 473-3515

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Ombudsman Volunteer 

Health & Human Services - Aging & Adult

The Marin County Ombudsman Program is seeking volunteers to help safeguard the rights of residents in nursing homes and assisted living communities in Marin County. Volunteers must make at least a one-year commitment, serve a minimum of 10 hours per month, and attend regularly scheduled staff and volunteer meetings. A Zoom information session will be held on September 22 at 10:30 a.m. A 36-hour certification training program will take place in fall 2021. For more information, please call 415-473-7446 or email Tara Clark: Tclark@marincounty.org.

Service Location:
10 North San Pedro
San Rafael, CA  94901

Contact:
Tara Clark
(415) 473-3515

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Extractigators 

Parks - Open Space Division

A dedicated team of Open Space Volunteer Stewards, the Extractigators, pick up their trusty weed wrenches and unite every Thursday in West Marin to keep invasive broom at bay.  To participate, please contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at GReza@marincounty.org or (415) 473-3778.

Service Location:
West Marin, CA 

Contact:
Greg Reza
(415) 473-3778

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Wildlife-Picture Field Volunteer - One Tam 

Parks - Open Space Division

Put your love of Bay Area wildlife into action with the Marin Wildlife Picture Index Project, a One Tam citizen science initiative studying wildlife on public lands around Mt. Tamalpais! Trained volunteers assist agency staff as they hike to remote locations to service cameras and download photos. Must be 18 or older. The ideal volunteer knows GPS devices and digital cameras, or is willing to learn. Volunteers hike varied terrain with potential exposure to poison oak, ticks, heat, and rain. Field days are during the week and start early! Required: An application to One Tam, training, and commitment to 2 full field days a quarter. Space is limited.

TO APPLY, directly contact Rosa Schneider of One Tam: RSchneider@onetam.org and 415-945-1495. (Note: For this particular opportunity, please don't use the sign-up button on this site.)

Service Location:
Mt. Tamalpais wildlands
CA 

Contact:
Rosa Schneider
(415) 945-1495

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Broom Busters 

Parks - Open Space Division

Old St. Hilary's Open Space Preserve has a friend in the Broom Buster team, a loyal group of volunteers who have worked together to remove French broom on the preserve for over 20 years. In that time, incredible progress has been made to suppress the broom regrowth and allow native species to recover and thrive. Come learn about the importance of invasive species removal and lend a hand! Our partners at the Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) assist with volunteer recruitment. To participate, please register for the event at CVNL Event Registration. Questions? Contact Marin County Parks Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at GReza@marincounty.org or (415) 473-3778.

Service Location:
Tiburon Peninsula Club Parking Lot
1600 Mar West St.
Tiburon, CA  94920

Contact:
Greg Reza
(415) 473-3778

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One Tam Youth Initiative Volunteer 

Parks - Open Space Division

The One Tam Youth Initiative engages, empowers, and educates young people while providing critical support for the lands of Mt. Tam. Using the mountain as an expansive classroom, young stewards restore native habitat, learn about the importance of public lands, develop leadership skills, and connect with this special place. Programs are designed to deliver meaningful experiences and memories that will last a lifetime.

TO APPLY, directly contact William Hough, Engagement and Youth Program Manager of One Tam: WHough@onetam.org. (Note: For this particular opportunity, please don't use the sign-up button on this site.)

Service Location:
Mt. Tamalpais
CA 

Contact:
William Hough

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Horse Hill Broom Removal 

Parks - Open Space Division

This tiny Mill Valley preserve, with small drainages and natural springs, is home to native wildlife and to horses. For years, we've worked with volunteers from the Alto Bowl Horseowners Association removing invasive, non-native French and Scotch broom, but a large infestation still remains. There is strength in numbers: we need more volunteers right now to control the existing population and prevent further expansion, though our ultimate goal is eradication. To participate, contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at GReza@marincounty.org or (415) 473-3778.

Service Location:
Coach Road
Mill Valley, CA 

Contact:
Greg Reza
(415) 473-3778

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Kent Island Restoration 

Parks - Open Space Division

Be a part of the team working to restore the unique ecosystem on Kent Island in Bolinas Lagoon! You'll learn the value of protecting this little oasis, and how to identify and remove the invasive species that threaten it. Participation requires a short rowboat ride to the island. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Greg Reza at GReza@marincounty.org or (415) 473-3778.

Service Location:
Kent Island
Bolinas, CA 

Contact:
Greg Reza
(415) 473-3778

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Parks & Open Space VOLUNTEERS 

Parks - Open Space Division

Whether you're interested in maintaining a habitat restoration site, trail, playground or an entire park, we will work with you to find a project that matches your skills and commitment. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinators Kirk Schroeder at KSchroeder@marincounty.org  (415) 763-2977 or Greg Reza at GReza@marincounty.org (415) 473-3778.

Service Location:
Marin County
CA 

Contact:
Kirk Schroeder
(415) 763-2977

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Stafford Lake Bike Park 

Parks

Help keep the visitor experience positive and safe at the beautiful new Stafford Lake Bike Park! We are looking for motivated volunteeers to perform tread work and other maintenance activities. For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Kirk Schroeder at (415) 763-2977 or KSchroeder@marincounty.org.

Service Location:
3549 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA  94947

Contact:
Kirk Schroeder
(415) 763-2977

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Teen Leadership Crew - Fairfax 

Library - Fairfax

Are you interested in volunteering virtually on the teen leadership crew? Projects include working on the library's social media accounts, attending weekly meetings, and planning and leading virtual programs for teens and kids.

Please contact April Hayley (ahayley@marincounty.org) if you are interested in learning more. You may receive volunteer credit for hours worked.

Service Location:
CA 

Contact:
Joy Fossett

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Reading Buddies Program / Library 

Library

Help make reading fun for children as a Reading Buddy. The Marin County Free Library seeks adults and teens for the Reading Buddies program, which pairs volunteer tutors with students in grades K-5 to build literacy skills and develop a love of reading.

How it Works:
* Volunteers receive 3 hours of training and make a minimum 4-month commitment.
* Volunteers commit to at least one shift every Tuesday from either 4 to 6 pm (South Novato Library) or 3:30 to 4:30 pm (Marin City Library)
* Tutoring sessions last 30 minutes (one-on-one) and are virtual
* All volunteers must get a background check as part of registration

Deadline to apply for Fall session: FRIDAY, September 10.

Service Location:
Remote

Contact:
Joy Fossett
(415) 473-7447

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Digital Accessibility Intern 

Human Resources

Do you enjoy designing online reports and documents? Have you ever taken the next step to ensure the documents are accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities? If you care about color contrast, communication and providing County information to everyone, we have the opportunity for you!

The Marinterns program seeks students who want to learn about digital accessibility. The ideal candidate knows MS Word and is interested in learning how to create documents and PDF''s accessible to all. You will have the opportunity for online learning and apply the skills to important County documents.

We encourage you to apply!

Hours: 6 to 10 a week on a mutually agreeable schedule.

Location: Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, with option to do some tasks remotely if desired.

Service Location:
3501 Civic Center Drive
Room 415
San Rafael, CA  94903

Contact:
Joy Fossett
(415) 473-7447

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Digital Accessibility Volunteer 

Human Resources

Do you enjoy designing online reports and documents? Have you ever taken the next step to ensure the documents are accessible for everyone, including people with disabilities? If you care about color contrast, communication and providing County information to everyone, we have the opportunity for you!

The Marin Shares program seeks a volunteer who is familiar with Adobe Acrobat DC Pro and/or InDesign, MS Word, and is familiar with how to create documents into accessible PDF''s.

Hours: 4 to 10 a week on a mutually agreeable schedule.

Location: Marin Civic Center, San Rafael, with option to do some tasks remotely if desired. Staff provides orientation and supervision.

Service Location:
3501 Civic Center Drive
Room 415
San Rafael, CA  94903

Contact:
Joy Fossett
(415) 473-7447

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Newsletter Layout - Remote Opportunity 

Human Resources - Volunteer & Intern Division

Apply your layout skills to our monthly volunteer/intern newsletter while volunteering from home during the pandemic. The ideal volunteer knows Adobe InDesign, has a current InDesign subscription, is detail oriented, and enjoys keeping people connected. Staff provides orientation and templates for Marinfo NOW. To see the newsletter, click here.

Service Location:
Remote
CA 

Contact:
Joy Fossett
(415) 473-7447

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Grab and Go Meal Volunteer 

Health & Human Services - Aging & Adult

Do you have a passion for helping older adults? We are seeking support for a pick-up meal site in Tiburon on Fridays. Role: Assist with set-up, sanitation, and safety support of food area; greet participants; and help with clean-up. Commitment: One 2-hour shift per week for at least 3 months. Schedule: 11am - 1pm on Fridays. Background check/Livescan required. Apply here or email Tara Clark, Tclark@marincounty.org, for the full description and to express interest.

Service Location:
Tiburon, CA  94920

Contact:
Tara Clark
(415) 473-3515

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Public Defender Intern (High School or College) 

Public Defender

The Public Defender welcomes applications from high school and college students seeking volunteer and/or internship positions.

Duties: The volunteer/intern will serve primarily as ancillary support to attorney staff, by maintaining contact (telephone, virtual, or in-person, as necessary) with clients who are awaiting trial or other resolution of their cases; who have been ordered to comply with conditions of probation or diversion; and/or whose cases subject them to potential adverse immigration consequences. At the direction of individual attorneys, the volunteer/intern may be asked to gather information from clients, to contact clients regarding their compliance with court orders, or to facilitate other services to clients. On occasion, the volunteer/intern might attend virtual or in-person court or a virtual or in-person jail visit, or may undertake other case-related tasks. Tasks will be assigned based on the level of proficiency of the volunteer/intern.

Skills: Fluency in Spanish is highly desirable, but not a requirement. However, ability to communicate clearly, respectfully and patiently with clients is essential. Must keep timely and accurate records regarding clients and their cases. Ability to use case management information systems as instructed.

The ideal candidate is intellectually curious and able to engage meaningfully with clients of the Public Defender; is able to work independently, but willing to ask for direction when in doubt; has a desire to work in a field promoting social justice as a core value, whether or not in the law. The ideal candidate also has integrity and must honor the requirements of absolute confidentiality. The ideal candidate shares the Public Defender''s commitment to protecting the Constitutional rights of the underprivileged, by providing representation of the highest caliber to those who are unable to afford an attorney.

Service Location:
CA 

Contact:
Joy Fossett
(415) 473-7447

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Electronic Records Clerical Support 

Health & Human Services - Aging & Adult

Aging & Adult Services, In-Home-Supportive-Services (IHSS) program is seeking support transferring files/records to an electronic filing format. This role entails prepping and organizing files and scanning and uploading to virtual file folders. The role requires a high level of attention to detail for quality assurance purposes. Volunteers or interns will work with/train with staff member to ensure comfort level with process before independent work is done. This work will be done in an office setting. Support is requested a minimum of two days per week and three hours per shift because of the learning curve and supervision required, especially during the file prep process. Because of the nature of this role, a Livescan/background check is required.

Service Location:
20 No. San Pedro
Suie 2028
San Rafael, CA  94903

Contact:
Tara Clark
(415) 473-3515

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