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Volunteer

Volunteer

Tuleyome was founded in 2002 as a 501(c)(3) advocacy-oriented nonprofit conservation organization.  From those first talks between the all-volunteer founders around a kitchen table, the organization has grown to include offices in Yolo and Napa Counties, and our donor-base now encompasses members in over 64% of the counties in the state of California.  Today, volunteers are needed more than ever and are a vital component of our projects and programs.

Volunteer Orientations in 2014:

  • Saturday, October 25, 2014: 8:30 am to 10:00 am -- CANCELLED

Volunteer Orientations in 2015:

  • Saturday, January 31, 2015: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Saturday, July 21, 2015: 8:30 am to 10:00 am
  • Saturday, October 31, 2015: 8:30 am to 10:00 am

Orientations tell you a little bit about our organization, get all of the volunteer paperwork out of the way, and help you decide which kind of volunteer activities interest you the most.  To attend one of our orientations we ask that you RSVP at our Meet Up site  or email Mary Hanson, and let her know which orientation you would like to attend.  The orientations are held at our office:

Tuleyome, 607 North Street, Woodland, CA 95695

The Benefits of Volunteering:

Volunteering with Tuleyome provides you with the opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Gain more experience
  • Go to places you may have never been before
  • Learn more about your environment
  • Meet new people and form new friendships
  • Expand your personal “networking” system
  • Become more active in your community
  • Practice being a role model for kids and teens
  • Improve your résumé
  • Get a little exercise
  • Reconnect with Nature
  • Participate in a national campaign with historical significance, and… 
           ...become a part of something much larger than yourself


How to Decide What You’d Like to Do:

Opportunities for Volunteers at Tuleyome are varied.  We have everything from low-impact in-office work to high-impact outdoor work.  So how do you decide what you might like to do?  Well, first, you need to ask yourself some general questions such as:

  • Do you want to work indoors or outdoors… or a little of both?
  • Do you want to make a one-time commitment for a specific event?  Do you want to work “as needed” or on a “continuous” basis?
  • Do you want to do “light-duty”, “medium duty”, or “heavy duty” work? (Keep in mind your fitness level.)
  • Do you want to work week days? Weekends?  As needed?  Overnight?
  • Do you want a lot of responsibility, just a little, or none at all?
  • Do you want to travel or do you want to stay in one place?
  • If travel is your preference, do you have reliable transportation to get yourself to-and-from required locations?
  • Do you want to work with children and teens, or would you rather work with adults?
  • Do you want to contribute something other than your time (such as a specific skill, or a venue, or product)?

By answering these questions, you’ll bring yourself one step closer to what volunteer opportunities interest you the most.  We can send you short lists of the different opportunities broken down by fitness level ("Light-Duty", "Medium-Duty", "Heavy-Duty"). Just make a note of what you're looking for in the form at the bottom of this page.

If you’d like to make a long-term volunteer commitment, check out these opportunities:

 

  • Tabling Assistant:  We always need volunteers to assist us with tabling in the local communities.  Tabling is a low-impact, fun way to rack up some volunteer hours while also getting to meet a lot of new people, and learn a lot more about Tuleyome's campaigns and programs.  We have a short calendar of weekly, monthly, and annual tabling events for 2014/2015 (see below).  You can sign up for several dates or just one, whichever works best with your schedule.  At tabling events you're usually sitting down, talking to people who come up to the table, handing out brochures, and getting signatures on postcards of support.  For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Tabling Calendar for 2014-2015

Weekly Events:

Davis Farmer's Market - Wednesdays, 4:40 to 8:30 pm
Davis Farmer's Market - Saturdays, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
St. Helena's Farmer's Market - Fridays, 7:30 am to 12:00 noon
Napa Farmer's Market - Tuesdays, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm (May-Oct)
Napa Farmer's Market - Saturdays, 8:00 am to 12:30 pm (May-Oct)
Calistoga Farmer's Market - Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Lake County Farmer's Market - Tuesdays, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Lake County Farmer's Market - Saturdays, 8:30 am to 12:00 noon
Winter's Farmer's Market - Thursdays, 5:00 pm to sunset (May-Oct)
 
 
Monthly Events:
Capay Valley Regional Farmer's Market - 1st Saturday of the month (April - Dec), 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
 
 
Annual Events:
August 2015: Woodland Tomato Festival
September 27, 2014: Kelseyville Pear Festival
October 4-5, 2014: Hoes Down Harvest Festival
October 11-12, 2014: Lake County Harvest Festival
February 23, 2015: Capay Valley Almond Festival
April 2015: Kelseyville Olive Festival
April 18, 2015: Picnic Day
April 25, 2015: Winters Youth Day
April/May 2015: Dia de los Ninos
 

If you would like a copy of our volunteer packet, or want to sign up for the next orientation, please contact Mary Hanson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .