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Writer - Marinfo NOW 

Human Resources - Volunteer & Intern Division

Do you enjoy talking with interesting people and telling stories? The MarinShares: County of Marin Volunteers and Marinterns program are searching for 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, meets deadlines, and likes going behind the scenes to get a story. 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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Trail Maintenance Team 

Parks - Open Space Division

The Trail Maintenance Team (TMT) is perfect for individuals who want to help rangers maintain the roads and trails that traverse the Marin County Parks preserve system. The ideal person is willing to get their hands dirty and take part in strenuous work using hand tools and small power equipment. It is a great way to gain experience in trail maintenance and construction. The TMT works with the Open Space District road and trail crew on a variety of trail improvement and restoration projects throughout the entire preserve system.

Service Location:
CA 

Contact:
Greg Reza
(415) 473-3778

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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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Spanish Tutor 

Library - Novato

Are you a fluent Spanish speaker who wants to make an immediate impact in people's lives? Help tutor a conversation club at the Novato Library to support adults as they practice spoken-language skills and gain confidence. This conversation-based session takes place on Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. (en espaņol). No experience required, just a willingness to communicate. Staff provides orientation and support.

Service Location:
1720 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA  94947

Contact:
Maria Lee Goodrich

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English Tutor 

Library - Novato

Are you a fluent English speaker who would like to make a positive impact in people's lives? Tutors encourage adult participants as they practice and gain confidence in their spoken-language skills.

Conversation-based sessions take place:
* Mondays 10:00-11:30 a.m. (in English) at the Novato Library
* Thursdays 8:30-10:00 a.m. (in English) at the Hamilton School Library.

No experience needed, just a willingness to communicate. Staff orients and supports volunteers.

Service Location:
1720 Novato Blvd.
Novato, CA  94947

Contact:
Maria Lee Goodrich

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Friends of the Family Volunteer 

Health & Human Services - Children & Family

The Friends of the Family program links community members to resource families in need of support. Such supports may include transportation, providing purchased or prepared meals during times of transition, and donating goods or servcies. Volunteers will receive training and support from social workers familiar with the foster care system. If you are interested in supporting Marin's foster youth but are not able to care for foster children in your home full-time, this is a wonderful way to get involved and support them in a different way. Please note that if you apply, you will be asked to submit a program specific application too. The level of onboarding requirements is commensurate with the level of support you intend to provide.

Service Location:
3250 Kerner Blvd.
San Rafael, CA  94901

Contact:
Tara Clark
(415) 473-3515

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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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COVID-19 Contact Tracer Waitlist 

Health & Human Services - Public Health

Marin County Health and Human Services is creating a waitlist of candidates without medical licenses (or with expired licenses) who are willing to conduct contact tracing during the pandemic response. Although volunteers without medical licenses aren't needed right now, contact-tracer roles may open if COVID-19 cases surge. The ideal candidate is a local resident aged 21 or over who is detail oriented, patient, and respects strict confidentiality. To join the waitlist, register here. Please note that registering doesn't guarantee an assignment. If the need for volunteers arises, you would receive a confirmation email and staff would provide orientation, training, and supervision.

Service Location:
CA 

Contact:
Tara Clark

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Pandemic Response Aide, Bilingual 

Health & Human Services - Public Health

Use your language skills to help public health staff connect with Spanish-speaking residents during the pandemic response. Assignments vary. Conversations may be by phone or in person. The ideal candidate is a local resident with English-Spanish conversational fluency and good customer service skills. (Please note that in-person assignments are limited to volunteers ages 18 to 64 and follow public health guidelines, including physical distancing.) Volunteers receive advance notice of assignment details and may decline a specific shift. Staff provides orientation, supervision, and, if required for a role, protective gear.

Service Location:
CA 

Contact:
Tara Clark

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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:
Anne Starr
(415) 473-7167

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