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Does your group or
organization 
need a place to hold
a meeting?

 The Volunteer Center now has

 some great spaces to 
accommodate large
and small groups.
    For a tour of the facility or
reserve a room, contact
 us at (209) 754-1699 or email calaverasvolunteer@caltel.com.


  

 

 

We volunteers do everything. We come together to prepare in advance of times of crisis. We give voice to our frail, isolated and otherwise invisible populations and our neighbors to ensure they remain connected with their community and able to provide input, relay life experiences and shared wisdom. We are the connective tissue of society.

We may not be paid in spendable dollars, but we are never-the-less compensated 100 times over by the knowledge that every shared moment, shared skill or small act of kindness, consideration or compassion is contributing to the overall effort to make life better - for someone else, for ourselves individually, and for the collective "us."

The Community has developed a Volunteer Campus in San Andreas to accommodate a variety of activities. We can provide a meeting place for organizations and groups, public emergency outreach, training, and much more!



To RSVP, visit
 tinyurl.com/GoldCountryOpenHouse
Please email Sherilyn.Bethoney@RedCross.org
with any questions.

Other Red Cross Volunteer Opportunities >>


IMPORTANT MESSAGE!!

The Volunteer Center has been advised by Public Health to maintain social distancing during this current pandemic. This means that for the foreseeable future volunteers will not be able to provide transportation. 

If you need a ride to the doctor or clinic, please reschedule your appointment for at least two months ahead and call us then when we can re-evaluate the issue. 

If itís an urgent or critical appointment, please call your physician for guidance. If itís an emergency, please hang up and call 911.

Itís been our pleasure to serve our neighbors and provide transportation by our local volunteers since the early 1980s.

For more information about the Volunteer Center's policy
regarding the Coronavirus and our volunteer driver program, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding.
Please stay safe.


EVERYTHING IS A MIRACLE
by Albert Einstein

 

     There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.

     But without deeper reflection one knows from daily life that one exists for other people; first of all for those upon whose smiles and well-being our our own happiness is wholly dependent, and then for the many, unknown to us, to whose destinies we are bound by the ties of sympathy.

     A hundred times every day I remind myself that my inner and outer life are based on the labors of other men, living and dead, and that I must exert myself in order to give in the same measure as I have received and am still receiving.

    A human being is part of a whole, called by us the "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separated from the rest -- a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest us.

 

     Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circles of campassion to embrace all living creatures and the whoe nature in its beauty. Only a life lived for others is worth living.
 



Click here for important information.


TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO TREAT OTHERS
- BE THE EXAMPLE

Kids learn from adults' actions. By treating others with kindness and respect, adults show the kids in their lives that there is no place for bullying. Even if it seems like they are not paying attention, kids are watching how adults manage stress and conflict, as well as how they treat their friends, calleagues, and families.

Go to www.StopBullying.gov to get more information.


   

   

Marti Crane gave a presentation about the Volunteer Center to the Angles, Murphys Rotary Club. While there, she met 102 year old King J. McPhearson, who is looking forward to turning 103 on March 17, 2020. Mr. McPhearson lives at Foothill Village. He has never missed a Rotary meeting in 77 years.




 
Volunteer Training 
Learn to Co-Lead Healthier Living Workshops in Calaveras County.
 

Are you interested in helping others improve their health?
Have a chronic health condition yourself?
Comfortable speaking in front of a small group?
Available to co-lead a weekly workshop for six weeks?

If you answered 'yes' to the above questions, become a leader for the 
Healthier Living Workshop Program!

To learn more, call Bonnie Nordby at Calaveras County Public Health at
 (209) 754-6034 or email bnordby@co.calaveras.ca.us.
 
Click here for flyer with more details. 


 
Visit the
CalFire website

Our community once again had to face the devastation of another fire. We will continue to experience large and small fires during the high-fire season. Our neighbors will be endangered and will have to face the potential loss of property.
 
The Tuolomne-Calaveras Unit of CalFire has put together a slide show and check list to help you identify areas around your home that will make it easier for them to protect your home.

CLICK HERE FOR SLIDE SHOW
a picture is worth a thousand words!


CLICK HERE FOR
HOME OWNERS INSPECTION FORM
 
 

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