Napa Valley has a CanDo attitude.

Napa Valley CanDo believes in the power of many small actions to make a really big difference. We connect, inspire and empower Napa Valley residents like you by making it easy to work together to create a strong, caring, inclusive community.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.

— Margaret Mead

You can volunteer for one of our dynamic projects, even for just an hour or two, or help one of the many local organizations we support. Each individual action connects to others.

Together, we‘re making our Valley and world better.

Calendar of Opportunities

Tuesday August 9

Free Lunch & Learn Dementia 101 class

Has a loved one recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease or another form of dementia? If so, then our FREE Lunch & Learn Dementia 101 class is for you!

Dementia 101 helps participants understand the difference between normal and abnormal memory changes, best approaches to care for Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia, and helpful resources available in the community.

* Respite is available with 48-hour notice
* Pre-registration is required. Register here or visit collabriacare.org/calendar.
* Location: Collabria Care, Front Conference Room, 414 South Jefferson St Napa CA 94559
* Proof of vaccination required and all attendees to wear face masks

Saturday August 13

Napa Food Project Pick-up Day


It’s built around two easy volunteer jobs:

Food Donors

Fill a green bag with nonperishable food every two months and put it outside their front doors.

Neighborhood Coordinators
Pick up donors’ green bags every two months and take them to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

Also needed:
Food Bank Warehouse Volunteers  
Sign up here

MORE INFORMATION: https://nvcando.org/share-food/food-project/

Sunday August 21

Napa RCD Community Oak Day

Napa RCD invites volunteers to join us for our last summer workday dedicated to helping out our oak plantings!
August 21, 2-4:30pm – Summer Wrap-Up @ Huichica Creek Vineyard – Come to work, stay for happy hour!

Volunteers are needed to:
• Weed around oak plantings
• Spread mulch around plantings
• Repair protection around plantings

Tips for fun and safety:
• All ages welcome
• Masks must be worn when in groups
• Dress for gardening- thick pants and sturdy shoes keep you comfortable
• BYO filled water bottle and snacks

RSVP is Encouraged
Questions? Contact Ashley
Ashley@NapaRCD.org •707-690-3117

Saturday August 27

Hot weather plant care and conserving water

Join the UC Master Gardeners of Napa County for a workshop.

Saturday, August 27, 2022 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

August Topic: Hot weather plant care; taking care of plants while still conserving water.

Master Gardeners will provide information on hot weather plant care and water conservation. How to care for plants during the summer heat while still conserving water.

Held on-site outdoors at our new Las Flores Learning Garden, a City of Napa and UC Master Gardener partnership, located at 4300 Linda Vista Avenue, Napa. At the corner of Linda Vista Avenue and Culpepper Street.

Attendees should to be prepared for sunny outdoor conditions and we recommend you bring some drinking water.

Space is limited; please REGISTER below for August 27, 2022.
http://ucanr.edu/2022LFLGAugHeat&Water

Saturday October 8

Napa Food Project Pick-up Day


It’s built around two easy volunteer jobs:

Food Donors

Fill a green bag with nonperishable food every two months and put it outside their front doors.

Neighborhood Coordinators
Pick up donors’ green bags every two months and take them to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

Also needed:
Food Bank Warehouse Volunteers  

MORE INFORMATION: https://nvcando.org/share-food/food-project/

Saturday December 10

Napa Food Project Pick-up Day


It’s built around two easy volunteer jobs:

Food Donors

Fill a green bag with nonperishable food every two months and put it outside their front doors.

Neighborhood Coordinators
Pick up donors’ green bags every two months and take them to the Napa Valley Food Bank.

Also needed:
Food Bank Warehouse Volunteers  

MORE INFORMATION: https://nvcando.org/share-food/food-project/

Ongoing Opportunities and Info

Get inspired to take action.

Share Food

No one should go hungry! Powerful CanDo projects help fight food insecurity in Napa County.

Support Local Nonprofits

CanDo’s Give!Guide is one of the ways we raise awareness, funds, and increase volunteerism.

Explore Our Community

The more we know, the more we grow. CanDo’s field trips, forums, and collaborative events challenge us all.

 

The CanDo Connection

Our Weekly e-Newsletter

The CanDo Connection informs our members and interested volunteers about ways to take action. It’s the thread that weaves us all together with done-in-a day or ongoing volunteer opportunities, community events, family-friendly news, and dynamic projects created by CanDo members.

 

List Your Event in the CanDo Connection

We are happy to help get your message about volunteering opportunities or non-profit events out to the community.

 

Missed a CanDo Connection Email?

Visit our CanDo Connection page to see the last 10 archived newsletters.

 

CanDo is a one-stop shop for those who want to get involved, but don’t know where to begin.

— Angela, CanDo Member

This Week’s News

Learn more about where we came from.