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Community Events

There are a number of events and social gatherings offered through the year as fund and friend raisers. See what we have planned so far »

Become a Volunteer

We're committed to making every minute of your time volunteering count. As a volunteer, you will be an integral part of our team and make a meaningful contribution. Thank you for your dedication to the well-being of children in Napa County!

As a Cope volunteer you could:

  • Gain insight into our community
  • Spend quality time with family and friends by volunteering together
  • Meet other like-minded people in our community
  • Gain new skills
  • Try a new career path
  • Lead a project
  • Be part of a group or team
  • Help build a stronger community

We promise to do our best to:

  • Find meaningful work for you that is appropriate to your skills, interests and available time
  • Provide the training you need to complete assignments
  • Be welcoming and include you in social functions at Cope
  • Include you in any decision-making process that may affect your volunteer service
  • Give you feedback and openly communicate with you
  • Show that we appreciate your hard work and what you bring to the team
  • Provide you with a safe and friendly work environment
"This really is THE place to be if you want to make a difference in our community! Cope focuses on families and kids and they're really great people to work with. There's always an opportunity to help and if more people step up, there's more we can do as a team!" - Cope volunteer

How to Become a Volunteer

We welcome volunteers 16 years old and up to participate in meaningful projects and programs that further our mission and make use of your talents. To volunteer, first you must fill out a volunteer application and submit to Cope via mail (707 Randolph Street, Napa, CA 94559) or by email.
 
Below you will find a full listing of our regular volunteer opportunities. If you don't see a position that quite fits your interests, please still fill out an application! New projects often come up that allow for specialized volunteer opportunities that are adapted to fit your individual interests and skills. 

Events Volunteer Opportunities


Blue Ribbon Month

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month and each year volunteers are needed to help organize and plan many community outreach events, our Annual Blue Ribbon Lunch and our "Blue Ribbons for the Fence" Campaign.

Holiday Glam & Giving

Volunteers needed for our Annual Holiday Glam & Giving Event both in preparation for and on the day of the event, Saturday, December 5, 2015. The event will be at The Meritage Resort and Spa and will include a Holiday Tree Raffle, Silent and Live Auction.

Family Holiday Party

Help ring in the holiday season by volunteering at Cope's annual celebration for the families we serve. Volunteers are needed to help set up, clean up and staff the party. Activities include cookie decorating, ornament making, gift basket raffle and photos with Santa. Held on a Saturday in early December. Interested in getting more involved? Volunteer to be a planning co-chair!

On-Going Service Opportunities


Childcare Provider

Help make our center-based educational and support groups more accessible for parents by providing childcare in our center playroom. This is a program we are enriching and we need experienced moms,dads, big siblings and interested folks to help. Those interested in volunteering for childcare will need to sign a release form and pass a background check. Training will be provided. 

Development Assistant

Manage donor and volunteer acknowledgment. Assist Development Team with annual solicitations. Assist with donor correspondence by making follow-up calls to donors and sponsors. Maintain information center and oversee material distribution. Commitment of at least 6 months, 2 hours per week minimum. Qualifications: Clerical and administrative experience. Familiar with Microsoft Office, Excel, Publisher and donor management software. Experience in event planning and staffing. 

Community Organizer

Assist in mobilizing resources in the community to help Cope Family Center achieve its mission, through the recruitment and retention of skilled volunteers and promote advocacy for positive social change. Length: 3 months minimum. Time commitment: About 3 hours per week. Qualifications: Attention to detail, friendly and easy-going demeanor in person and over the phone, comfortable speaking with people both individually and in groups, strong administrative and organizational skills. Experience working with volunteers, human resources or community organizing/outreach desired.

Outreach

Perfect for those who like to meet and greet! Help us reach more families through on-the-ground outreach, including flyering, building relationships with community partners and attending outreach events. Excellent interpersonal skills desired.

Social Media Coordinator

Help plan and implement our social media strategy. Post to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and our blog, and coordinate staff/volunteer participation. Strong interpersonal and writing skills desired. Experience with marketing and project management a plus.

Videographer

Shoot and edit videos for use on social media platforms. Experience shooting (even with a flip cam!) and editing video files necessary.

For more information about volunteering at Cope Family Center,

please contact the Development Department at (707) 252-1123 or by email


We are pleased to announce that we have joined a prestigious group of organizations both in California and nationwide that have been certified by CaliforniaVolunteers.org and PointsofLIght.org as a Service Enterprise. A Service Enterprise fundamentally leverages volunteers and their skills to successfully deliver on the social mission of their organizations. To be a Service Enterprise requires strong and well-developed human resource management practices. Less than 15% of organizations nationwide can be characterized as Service Enterprise.