The City of Healdsburg Volunteer Program captures the generous spirit of our community and provides volunteers an opportunity to give back in many ways. For for more information on the Volunteer Program we've put together an informational presentation Opens a New Window. from the February 19, 2019, City Council meeting.
Would you like to volunteer? The first step is to complete our Volunteer Interest Form. For questions about the volunteer program please call Volunteer Coordinator Donna O'Brien at (707) 431-3492 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fitch Mountain and Healdsburg Ridge “Open Space Team”
For more than a decade the City has been working with the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District acquiring land that would ultimately make up Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve and Fitch Mountain Park and Open Space Preserve. As part of stewarding these properties the City is creating an Open Space Team (OST) made up of residents, open space advocates, and stakeholders. OST members will be an advisory group that will evaluate public uses, work with City staff to engage the public in educational opportunities, and identify opportunities for property management including fire fuel reduction work, trail building, natural resource protection, and other activities related to both preserves. This will be an ongoing advisory team that will meet on a quarterly basis, and the City is asking for at least a two-year commitment. Please visit the open space web page for more information about the City's open spaces and contact Jaime Licea, Parks Superintendent, with questions at email@example.com or 707-431-3384. Please complete a Volunteer Interest Form for the Open Space Team.
NEW! - DASH Volunteer Driver Program
On June 17 the City launched DASH - Drivers Assisting Seniors in Healdsburg, a volunteer driver program. The development of this program is the outcome of a survey of Healdsburg's older adults that found transportation was the number one concern for remaining independent, valued, and vibrant members of our community. The program is funded through the City's Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) along with a Caltrans grant awarded to Sonoma County. For more information on how to ride - or to volunteer as a driver for the program - please visit the program page, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the DASH hotline at 707-431-3159.
Home shares are living arrangements between two or more unrelated people, one of whom is 60 years of age or older, who agree to share a home or apartment for their mutual benefit.SHARE Healdsburg meets twice monthly at the Senior Center for drop in hours. Drop in hours with SHARE are 10 a.m - 4 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. During this time individuals can meet in person with a SHARE representative, and discuss housing options. For more information contact SHARE Healdsburg at (707) 766-8800 or visit the SHARE website at sharesonomacounty.org
Home Maintenance Program
Later in 2019, we will launch a home-maintenance program to assist with home upkeep so enable seniors can age gracefully in their homes. Volunteers with special skills are sought as well as helpful volunteers. if you would like to share your time or talents for this much needed program, contact Donna O'Brien, Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or (707) 431-3492.