Volunteer Opportunities

Secret Santa

Sonoma County Secret Santa
Volunteer Opportunities


Letter Call Team – volunteers call SS letter writers to review the contents of their letter and update the tracking data file with the letter details.  Experience with Excel and phone calling useful, and Internet access required.  Busy from late November through mid-December.

Secret Santa Elves – volunteers work with the businesses who sponsor hearts to deliver hearts to the business location as needed and pickup the donated gifts to bring back to Heart Central for distribution to the agencies.  Active November & December.  


Agency Gift Assistants – Volunteers are authorized to pickup and deliver gifts from Heart Central to the agency locations. It is helpful if volunteers have a truck or car with good cargo space.    Some gift assistants may be needed to help agencies re-wrap gifts at the agency location.

Event Helpers – volunteers are assigned to a Secret Santa display table at various holiday events (5-8 events this year) around the county to greet members of the public who want more info about Secret Santa, or who want to adopt hearts/letters.  Information will be available to handout to interested folks.

SS Transportation Team (“Reindeers”) – volunteers help pickup and deliver gifts as needed:  to/from The Volunteer Center, Heart Central and/or agency locations.  Valid license and insurance coverage required.  

KZST Secret Santa Marathon – volunteers sign up for 4 hour shifts to answer the phone at KZST or to greet walk-ups at Santa Rosa Mall to process donations in cash, checks, or credit cards.  We need workers and a couple of alternates that can fill in if someone can’t make it at the last minute.  This year we will also need some gift wrappers at the mall location during mall hours.

Gift Wrappers / Fulfillment Helpers – volunteers will work with the Fulfillment coordinator, sorting donated gifts, wrapping gifts shopped for, and bagging/sorting gifts by letter number.  May do scheduled pickup phone calls as well.  Will act as runners during actual distribution.

Bike Activities – volunteers work to assemble donated bikes and help with bike distribution provided we have donated boxed bikes that need assembly.

Late Gift Delivery Helpers – volunteers will work at gift tables located in selected businesses in Santa Rosa, receiving late gifts from the public AND wrapping/sorting late gifts for special delivery to seniors.


If interested, please email holiday@volunteernow.org OR call Secret Santa at The Volunteer Center at 707-573-3399 and leave your name and phone number.