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.

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.

Calendar of Opportunities

Friday September 30

Yountville Days 2022

Join us for the Yountville Days movie night: Encanto

Tomorrow is the parade and festival (see Oct. 1 on calendar)

More information

Saturday October 1

Yountville Days 2022

Join us for the 44th annual Yountville Days Parade & Festival. The parade theme this year is There’s No Place Like Home.

Saturday Oct. 1

  • 11:00 AM: Parade Start. Parade travels south to north along Washington from Veterans Memorial Park to Yountville Community Park.
  • 11:30 AM – 2:00 PM: Festival @ Yountville Community Park. Food trucks, beer and wine, live music, children’s activities, and more!

More event information, parade entry forms and vendor booth forms

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/

Saturday February 11

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 April 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 June 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/

Saturday August 12

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

ParentsCAN has ongoing volunteer opportunities to support outreach and education and to hand out donations at community events in Napa County. More info: email sallys@parentscan.org; call 707.253-7444×124; or visit the website.

Napa Valley Community Housing’s “Help With Homework” program is looking for volunteers to tutor and mentor resident children grades 5-12. The 1:1 tutoring can be in person or virtual, whichever works best and is most convenient. Time commitment is 3 to 10 hours/week through the school year. FFI: Call 707.253.6140 or email nvch@nvch.org.

The Tinfoil Project volunteers for Teacher Resource Center of the North Bay collect tin capsules from local, participating tasting rooms and recycling them for funds for classroom supplies. Assistance needed for extra-busy times on Thursdays. For more information, please contact TRC Board Member Sarah Vreeburg. Email, call 949.878.0721 or visit the TRCNB website.

Join Napa Master Gardeners 10AM-noon on the 2nd Tuesday of each month through October for a docent-led walk around Fuller Park to learn about the park’s history and trees. Registration is encouraged — walks are limited to 12 participants. FFI: Email, call 707.253.4143 or visit their website.

California Grants Portal website: type in key words and get access to more than 100 grants available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Napa County Farmers’ Markets: Every Tues. and Sat. 8:00am -12:00 noon, Pearl and West Streets.

Zonehaven: Find Your Evacuation Zone. Be prepared for emergencies.

Napa Firewise: NCFF’s mission is to reduce the risk and impacts of wildfires through fire fuel reduction and community education in Napa County. Fire Safe Councils work with local fire officials to design and implement projects that increase the wildfire survivability of their communities.

FirefightersOnYourSide.org says: When wildfire strikes, there’s no time to panic. You and your family need to be ready now for wildfire. Don’t get stuck – get a Five Minute Plan.

Vaccines, Testing, Data – Current vaccine clinics that offer 1st, 2nd, 3rd and booster doses. Here’s Napa County COVID-19 Information.

Learn about Napa County COAD (Community Organizations Active in Disasters): video. Check for current volunteer opportunities on their website.

Napa County Medical Reserve Corps and Medical Volunteers

Napa Recycling Guide (available in English, Spanish and other languages)

COVID-19 tests – every home in the U.S. is now eligible to order a third round of free at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests. Visit covidtests.gov.

Donate Blood – Click here to help alleviate a nationwide blood shortage.

 

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.

 

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

— Angela, CanDo Member

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