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

Thursday June 30

2022 CanDo Give!Guide Mandatory Meeting for Interested NPOs


If your nonprofit would like to be in this year‘s anniversary edition and has been serving Napa County for two years or more, someone from your organization must attend one of two mandatory orientation meetings in order to apply. 

Please send your nonprofit’s name to CanDogiveguide@gmail.com

Due to COVID the meetings will be held by Zoom:

• June 22, 11 AM to 12:30 PM https:bit.ly/NVGGJune22Orientation
• June 30, 11 AM to 12:30 PM https:bit.ly/NVGGJune30Orientation

Friday July 15

Volunteers Needed for Wine Shine Half Marathon



The Napa Valley Marathon Board (NVM) is hosting a Half Marathon with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation and Napa Firewise. The run starts and finishes at the Silverado Resort and volunteers are needed for the race expo on Friday July 15 and race day on Saturday July 16. Thank you in advance for helping make this event possible. Click here to sign up to volunteer at this event.

DAY/DATE/TIME: Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, flexible times.
LOCATION: Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Road.
FFI: Email, call Karen at 949.433.0745 or visit website.

Saturday July 16

Volunteers Needed for Wine Shine Half Marathon



The Napa Valley Marathon Board (NVM) is hosting a Half Marathon with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Napa Valley Farmworker Foundation and Napa Firewise. The run starts and finishes at the Silverado Resort and volunteers are needed for the race expo on Friday July 15 and race day on Saturday July 16. Thank you in advance for helping make this event possible. Click here to sign up to volunteer at this event.

DAY/DATE/TIME: Friday, July 15, and Saturday, July 16, flexible times.
LOCATION: Silverado Resort, 1600 Atlas Peak Road.
FFI: Email, call Karen at 949.433.0745 or visit website.

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  

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

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

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.

Whiskers, Tails and Ferals is an all-volunteer non-profit organization making a significant impact on the tragedy of pet overpopulation. Volunteers and foster families needed!

UC Master Gardeners provide programs about food growing, compost, seed-saving, integrated pest management, gardening in fire-prone areas, summer rose care, guided tree walks at Fuller Park and more!

Vaccines, Testing, Data – Vaccine calendar of 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 covid.gov/tests.

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

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

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