CVNL proudly hosts all Sonoma County COAD volunteer opportunities on the CVNL volunteer matching portal. See current opportunities below.


Sonoma County COAD is a collaboration of community agencies that fosters effective service delivery to those affected by disasters in Sonoma County throughout the disaster cycle – mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.

Sonoma County COAD Volunteer Opportunities
Sonoma County COAD Volunteer Opportunities
Sonoma County COAD Volunteer Opportunities

Join our Sonoma County COAD  ON-CALL  Volunteer List!

Volunteers are always needed to help our community respond to challenges related to emergencies in Sonoma County! Sign up to be alerted when disaster related volunteer opportunities arise in Sonoma County. Click the link to sign up.

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Volunteers Needed!

Northern Sonoma County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)   is recruiting volunteers to respond to our community and neighbors in need when disaster strikes. Training is required and provided for individuals and groups interested in serving. CERT volunteers respond to the needs of their local communities as well as mutually assisting areas in need within Sonoma County.  Trainings are available in English and Spanish. Contact Geoffrey Peters:

Join CERT today!

Food Access Volunteers Urgently Needed in Sonoma County!

Several of our agencies addressing food access are in great need of volunteers to help provide food to our community members throughout Sonoma County. Various opportunities available. Click the link to view all opportunities.

Volunteering in a Disaster

The most vulnerable members of our community need YOUR help!
Let’s all make sure we stay safe, healthy, fed and connected to social services during disasters & in community-wide times of need.

Volunteer opportunities will be posted here as they arise. If you cannot find a place to volunteer at this time, we ask  that you please be patient. Thank you for your willingness to help our community.

How can I help? Where do I start?

Please click the logos below, they will take you to each organization's site and more information

CVNL coordinates spontaneous volunteers during a disaster. Are you interested in joining us helping others in times of need?

Are you a licensed health professional – Nurse, Doctor, EMT/ Paramedic, Behavioral Health, Pharmacist – who can provide heath-medical services to those impacted by a disaster? Volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps!

Do you want to help provide general support during a disaster, as in mass care at an evacuation shelter; get needed supplies; assist with recovery after an event? Volunteer with the American Red Cross!

Learn about Neighborhood Programs in Sonoma County

Community Emergency Response Team  volunteers respond to our community and neighbors in need when disaster strikes. Required training (such as emergency command operations, search and rescue, first aid and triage) is provided for volunteers interested in serving. Learn more about your local CERT  program:


Sonoma Community Animal Response Team assists Sonoma County and local animal response agencies during an emergency or disaster, as well as provide training and education in animal disaster preparedness, response and recovery.
Click here to learn more

Sonoma County’s diverse population, varied topography, and unique culture shows itself in the way residents organize to prepare their communities for disaster. The county has a number of different organization types and missions, all neighborhood based, run by neighbors, for neighbors.
Click here to view all neighborhood programs

Events and Trainings

Volunteering and feeling overwhelmed? Watch this!

For COAD Member Organizations & Nonprofits

Disaster Volunteer Recruitment Support

In preparation for and in times of disaster, volunteers look for a comprehensive list of opportunities. 

Agencies can post their opportunities through our volunteer matching portal (link in button).

Content and Messaging to help communities prepare for disaster

Click the button below to access the Sonoma County Emergency resource page on content and messaging to use to help communities prepare for disaster

Questions? Email Volunteer Services at