Recent Press Coverage

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Volunteer Center Executive Director Cami Kahl provides insight into her personal and professional life through a Q&A piece with the North Bay Business Journal as she prepares to recieve the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Award.
Published Oct. 24, 2016
The North Bay Business Journal and Pisenti & Brinker LLP announced the 22 recipients of the fifth annual Nonprofit Leadership Awards for 2016.
Published Oct. 2, 2016
For the fifth consecutive year, the Press Democrat's Readers Choice Awards have awarded the Sonoma County Human Race the Best Fundraising Event in Sonoma County! This Human Race is the largest Human Race in the nation and the largest community fundraiser in Sonoma County!
Published July 26, 2016
The 35th annual Totally Awesome 80's Human Race was a huge success as 9,500 participants and local businesses raised funds for over 250 nonprofits in our community. 
Published May 7, 2016
In honor of Women's History Month, 30women who work hard to make our county great were recognized. Cami (Weaver)Kahl, ED of Volunteer Center of Sonoma County is included in this special group of women.
Published March 14, 2016
With overwhelming community support, the Secret Santa program distributed over 15,000 gifts to local children, families and seniors in need this holiday season.
Published December 24, 2015
The Press Democrat Readers Poll voted Volunteer Center of Sonoma County Human Race as the best fundraiser in Sonoma County!
Published July 21, 2015
Volunteer Center of Sonoma County receives Gold Medal for Best nonprofit/charitable organization in the North Bay.
Published May, 2015

Thousands Run in the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County's Human Race
The 34th annual Human Race engages the community while providing a collaborative fundraising effort for all Sonomna County nonprofits.
Published May 9, 2015
Whether large or small, companies can have an impact and article written by Cami Weaver, Executive Director, Volunteer Center of Sonoma County.
Published March 30, 2015      
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Volunteer Center's Literacy Connection at Sonoma County Fairgrounds for Santa Rosa City Schools College and Career Day for 5th, 8th and 11th grade students.
Published March 12, 2015

Human Race fills Santa Rosa streets, parks
The annual Human Race — part footrace, part parade, part party — launched from Slater Middle School on Sonoma Avenue Saturday.
Published May 13. 2013

PD Editorial: A celebration of volunteers
From food drives to programs for youth and seniors to environmental restoration and wildlife rescue efforts, you can count on residents to lend a hand.
Published May 10, 2013

Human Race's "Wonder Woman" returns Saturday
To her daughters, Guerneville's Jennifer Neeley is Wonder Woman every day. For the rest of us, she dresses the part just one Saturday a year — for the Human Race.
Published May 5, 2013

Ample Ways for People to Help Over the Holidays
This year, there are many opportunities for Sonoma County residents to give their time and money to organizations that need help serving people in need.
Published Nov. 2012

Holiday Programs are Expanding With Hard Times
The Secret Santa program, managed by the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County, aims to fill more than 15,000 gift requests from schools and nonprofits throughout the county.
Published Nov. 2012

Human Race Ties for Best Fund Raiser
1,800 Press Democrat readers voted for the "Best of" in Sonoma County. The Human Race tied with PEP Housing for the Best Fund Raiser!
Published July 2012

Perfect Day to Benefit Local Charities!
8,000 walkers and runners gather at 31st annual Human Race.
Published May 2012

Human Race Set for Starting Gun
Charity costume run aims for new fundraising mark
Published May 2012

Memory of Santa Rosa Girl Lives On
Ella's Fund was established in 2011; it's goal to estabish an art room at the Children's Museum in memory of its namesake. The biggest single event for the fund was the 2011 Human Race. The team, Loving Ella, raised more than $25,000.
Published April 2012

Local Nonprofits & Restaurants Partner for Human Race Restaurant Week
From April 29th - May 5th, The Human Race Restaurant week pairs local nonprofits with supportive restaurants to raise funds.
Published April 2012

THANK YOU - Local Companies and Restaurants Support the Human Race!
Thank you to ALL the fabulous local companies and restaurants that are event sponsors and restaurant-week participants for Human Race 2012!
Published April 2012

Human Race Kicks Off Cinco De Mayo
Sonoma County's largest community fund raiser and festival returns to Santa Rosa on Cinco de Mayo, providing an opportunity to celebrate community, help your favorite nonprofit and improve your fitness.
Published April 2012

The Good Deeds People Do
When it comes to volunteerism, there is something in the DNA of Sonoma County. Year after year, the county ranks first among California counties in volunteerism.
Published April 2012

Hundreds Turn out to Make Sonoma County a Bit Better
Volunteer Center coordinates activities for 150 volunteers who helped out on a variety of projects on Martin Luther King Day.
Published Jan. 2012

Season of Giving -- a Great Time to Volunteer
A list of agencies where the public can volunteer over the Holidays, including the Volunteer Center
Published Dec. 2011

Extending a Hand During a Time of Great Need
The Volunteer Center's Jim Bray describes how the "Secret Santa" program benefits the neediest in Sonoma County.
Published Dec. 5, 2011

GUEST OPINION: County's boomers redefine age, themselves
By the Volunteer Center's RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) Manager
Published July 9, 2011

Human Race Raises $810,000
The 30th annual Human Race in Santa Rosa on Saturday brought in $810,000 for 185 nonprofits, a big increase from last year.
Published May 7, 2011

Running For Money
Over two decades, Santa Rosa attorney John O'Brien has raised more money than any single entrant in The Human Race.
Published April 30, 2011
$300,000 and Counting- One Man’s Human Race Quest
Happy 30th Anniversary of the Human Race, and congratulations to the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County for enabling local charities to raise millions of dollars over the past 30 years....
Published March 25, 2011

For 30 years of the Human Race, companies rise up for the community
Many organizations have found that by participating in local events that help others is a great way to foster teamwork while improving our community.
Published March 6, 2011

Sonoma County Knows Value of Volunteering
Thursday's article touting Sonoma County as the No. 1 region in the state for volunteerism (“The county that cares”) is great news for our community. With 39 percent of local residents contributing an estimated $414.8million of services... Published September 26, 2010
At the Top
Talk about heart. Almost 40 percent of Sonoma County adults donate time to schools, food banks and other philanthropic causes.
Published September 25, 2010

Sonoma County Tops in Volunteerism
Sonoma County residents, give yourself a pat on the back. People living in the county volunteered and donated more of their time than in any other California area surveyed in a recent government report.
Published September 22, 2010
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