• American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter -- Seeking volunteers in Contra Costa County for many positions, including clerical and disaster action team members. A great way to learn about disaster preparedness. Eva Marquez, 925-603-7426, marqueze@usa.redcross.org or go to www.redcrossbayarea.org.

  • Bedford Center For Adult Day Health Care (Antioch): Need Spanish translators, arts and crafts facilitator, yard workers, companions. 925-778-4171

    http://www.rsnc-centers.org/bedford.html

  • Contra Costa Seniors for Children -- Seniors share their talents, skills and experiences with one student, one hour a week. Help elementary school children with academic, social needs. Training and placement provided. Cleo Day, 925-427-1123.

  • East County Veterans Thrift Store: Is seeking volunteers and donations. Proceeds will benefit veterans with peer-to-peer support and other programs. Store hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday. To volunteer or donate, email ecveterans@eastcountyveterans.org, or visit the store at 708 Second St., Antioch.

  • Homeless Animal Response Program (HARP) -- Seeking volunteers to foster homeless animals. Also have several other volunteers opportunities available. http://www.harp-rescue.org/volunteering

  • Homeless Animals Lifeline Organization (HALO) -- Seeking volunteers to foster homeless animals. Also have several other volunteers positions available. www.eccchalo.org.

  • Hospice of the East Bay: Offers once-a-month training for volunteers who are interested in working with patients and families. Hospice of the East Bay is a not-for-profit agency that helps people cope with life-limiting illnesses by providing medical, emotional, spiritual, and practical support for patients and families, regardless of their ability to pay. To sign up for an informational session and training, call 925- 887-5678. www.hospiceeastbay.org.

  • Meals on Wheels: Is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound seniors in Antioch and Pittsburg for one hour a week, Monday through Friday. Sharon, 925-937-8607, 925-778-4379, or sfitzgerald@mowsos.org.

  • Sutter Delta seeks retirees to volunteer -- Sutter Delta Medical Center is looking for retirees to fill volunteer positions. Those with extra time on their hands or looking for a rewarding experience are encouraged to apply. Tasks include delivering files, lab specimens and kitchen trays, helping patients with dietary needs, and working at the hospital gift shop. Wendy Kitt, 925-779-3575 or kittw@sutterhealth.org.

  • Sutter Care at Home -- Seeking volunteers to provide companionship and comfort in the homes of Contra Costa and Solano County patients. No special skills required; training provided. Elizabeth Peek, 925-677-4251.

  • Theater volunteers: El Campanil Theatre is seeking volunteers throughout the year for special events and in-house productions. Must be 15 or older to participate. Volunteers are required to fill out a volunteer application and participate in one training session. Training sessions will be held throughout the year. Physical requirements: Must be able to stand for long periods of time, have the ability to bend over to retrieve items from the floor, and help patrons as needed. 925-757-9500 or www.elcampaniltheatre.com.