Emergency Help



American Red Cross – In addition to running blood donation centers, the Red Cross also provides emergency assistance, disaster relief, and disaster preparedness education in the United States. The Red Cross also has a need for shelter and healthcare volunteers. To find out more; https://www.redcross.org/volunteer/become-a-volunteer.html#step1
Salvation Army Homeless Shelters– For those with no place to go or in need of emergency shelter, local Salvation Army homeless shelters provide a warm, safe place for men, women, and – whenever possible – families to stay. With 1 in 7 people living in poverty today, housing insecurity is not limited to a certain “type” of person.  For more information about the Salvation Army and how you can help;https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/provide-shelter/
Wildfire Recovery Fund-The California Community Foundation’s wildfire recovery fund supports intermediate and long-term recovery efforts for major California wildfires, as well as preparedness efforts. They are responding with intermediate and long-term recovery grants to help support those impacted by California’s wildfires, including the Caldor Fire which caused the mass evacuation of South Lake Tahoe. For more information and to help; https://www.pledge.to/ccfwildfirerelieffund
World Central Kitchen– Jose Andres, the famous chef started this organization to use food to empower communities and strengthen economies.  They are active in 5 continents and around the United States to meet the daily needs of families in need of a warm plate of food. WCK supports thousands of local restaurants in the process, and also respond to natural and manmade disasters. To donate or find out more information; https://donate.wck.org/give/236738/#!/donation/checkout

Local Volunteer & Support Opportunities 

Bridge the Gap~ Volunteering with Bridge the Gap is rewarding and fun. The teachers of MLK and tutors connect with students remotely to help with lessons and homework, as well as create a safe space for social support and personal connection. After learning a bit about https://btgcollegeprep.org/,  step one in the process is to complete a Volunteer Application.
Canal Alliance~ There are ESL Teacher Aide opportunities on line for the Fall Trimester; September 13rh to December 16th. Aides will assist in one 2-hour class sessions per week.  Class days are Monday through Thursday from 8 to 10AM.  Orientation and technical training are required for new volunteers.  To find out more about this program visit; https://canalalliance.org/get-involved/volunteer/ 
CARSS Program~ Providing rides and assistance for seniors over 60 in the Sausalito area.This includes driving members to grocery stores and medical appointments, assistance with computers and technology, companionship, short term meal delivery, daily/weekly phone calls errands, and short term gardening or pet help. This is a terrific way to get to know your community.  To Volunteer please contact; sausalitovillageconcierge@gmail.com
Friends of the Sausalito Public Library~ Do you have interesting books you no longer need? Friends of the Library is currently accepting book donations.  Please bring your books in a shopping bag and drop off your donations in the cabinet, located just outside the entrance on the top floor of city hall. 

Make it Home~ Do you have furniture and household items you’d like to pass on to someone in need?  Make It Home’s mission is to furnish homes of families and individuals transitioning out of crisis or homelessness with donated, gently used, repurposed furnishings and household goods.  Please visit; https://www.makeithomebayarea.org/donate for more information.  


Community Fridge~ Refrigerators available 24/7 to serve food insecurity people.  They are looking for people to sponsor a fridge.  This could be as little as $14 per month. That is the equivalent to a monthly subscription to Netflix. For more information and to donate, please visit; www.marincommunityfridges.info
Sausalito Beautiful~ Are you passionate about green spaces, trees, or the environment? Would you like to see improvements in Sausalito’s parks, streetscapes, staircases and medians? You can make a visible difference and give back to your community by volunteering with Sausalito Beautiful. https://www.sausalitobeautiful.org/get-involved/volunteer/ 


Sausalito Historical Society~ The Sausalito Historical Society has programs and exhibits that bring Sausalito’s fascinating history alive. The aim is to inspire and educate the visiting public and enrich the local community.  SHS is always looking for people who want to be involved with the History of Sausalito. If you would like to join in, please contact: info@sausalitohistoricalsociety.com 
Sausalito Sister Cities~ Sausalito Sister Cities is always looking for volunteers, especially when our sisters and brothers visit Sausalito.  If you are interested in volunteering for a specific sister city program, please contact the chair.   
Sakaide chair is Harrison Chapman harrison.chapman@gmail.com
Monica Finnegan is chair for Vina del Mar mfinnegan@urbanrealestateadvisors.com
Cheryl Popp is the chair for Cascais, Portugal cheryl@sausalitobooksbythebay.com
For more information about this program, visit; https://sausalitosistercities.org/ 
Sausalito Village~ Sausalito Village is a non-profit organization founded by a small group of volunteers who wanted to build a community of friendship and support among Sausalito’s older residents. For information about their programs, events, emergency preparedness, COVID resources,  archived copies of Daily Tips, and weekly newsletters, visit the continuously updated Sausalito Village website.

Wildcare~ There are a number of ways that you can get involved as a volunteer at WildCare that change depending on the time of year. You can learn more about volunteering, get resources about living well with wildlife, and donate at discoverwildcare.org 

Questions about volunteering? Email them at volunteer@discoverwildcare.org
10,000 Degrees adult volunteers primarily assist students through Academic Support program which matches volunteer tutors with Marin County public school students in classrooms, homework centers, and community programs.  For more information about this program, please click on the link at; https://www.10000degrees.org/about/mission-vision-and-values/. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact: Judy Kramer; jkramer@10000degrees.org 

Sponsor A Child

Call of the Sea – An on the water program which gives students a chance to experience hands-on STEM education that promotes scientific inquiry and environmental stewardship. Students also learn about the Bay Area’s maritime history, how to navigate using mathematics, collect water samples to analyze water quality, and much more. There are several opportunities to sponsor a child for a life changing experience. https://callofthesea.org/donate/scholarships/