Our focus during the Response Phase is on assessing ever-changing community needs and providing immediate assistance. One way we do this is through the deployment of spontaneous volunteers, who are trained and then matched to nonprofit organizations that require support.
Our focus during the Relief Phase is on providing support to those in need until they can move into the Recovery Phase. During this phase, and in collaboration with nonprofit partners, community resources are collected and dispersed based on need providing things like funds, food, and temporary shelter.
Our focus during the Recovery Phase is on rebuilding and restoring critical community functions. We continue to help coordinate the allocation of resources to maximize and sustain the recovery process and address ongoing needs. The Recovery Phase from a disaster is often prolonged.
CVNL matches volunteers with urgent disaster relief volunteer opportunities in Marin, Napa, Solano, and Sonoma Counties. Click the buttons below to explore needs by county.
In Sonoma, Marin, Solano and Napa Counties, CVNL works with nonprofit and government agencies to gather and assess community needs on an ongoing basis when a disaster strikes. We also help coordinate physical and monetary donations and distribute them to nonprofit agencies that help people and animals that were directly affected. You can show your support by making a donation to our COVID-19 Relief Fund, below.
Links to share with Prospective Disaster Support Volunteers
When disaster strikes, volunteer opportunities can be found quickly by sharing the following links to community members interested in volunteering: Volunteers can view all current opportunities and be efficiently matched to these requests. Tip: Publish and share this link on your website to funnel volunteers to the same place.
FOR DISASTER RELIEF in Sonoma County – https://volunteernow.org/socodisastervolunteer
Sonoma County Disaster Relief Volunteer needs are listed here in one place.
FOR DISASTER RELIEF in Solano County – https://volunteernow.org/solanodisastervolunteer
Solano County Disaster Relief Volunteer needs are listed here in one place.
FOR DISASTER RELIEF in Napa County – https://volunteernow.org/napadisastervolunteer
Napa County Disaster Relief Volunteer needs are listed here in one place.
FOR DISASTER RELIEF in Marin County – https://volunteernow.org/marindisastervolunteer
Marin County Disaster Relief Volunteer needs are listed here in one place.
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.
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.
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