A Catholic, college preparatory high school located in beautiful Sonoma County.


Service Opportunities

Dear Students,

Please find below a listing of current service opportunities both ongoing and event based. This list is updated regularly. Please also refer the  CN-APPROVED SERVICE ORGANIZATIONS LIST on our Service Policy & Service Organizations page for other ideas of where to look for service opportunities.  You may also log on to www.x2VOL.com with your school account to find, sign up for, and log service hours.

Current Opportunities

Event Based:

Service at the Monastery of the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa!

Come serve our beloved religious sisters just steps away from Cardinal Newman Campus! On Tuesday, December 7, Cardinal Newman Students will be returning to the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa's monastery just beyond the CN Campus. There we will continue the long but meaningful process of restoration of the grounds of the monastery after the devastation still remaining from the Tubbs Fire. We will be doing landscaping work adding dignity to this place of prayer and service. We will depart campus at 2:45pm and return at 5:15pm for 2.5 hours of Christian Service. To sign up and to receive a permission form please email Mr. Cheney (cheney@cardinalnewman.org), or stop by the Christian Service office. Forms are due back by Monday, December 6.

Ongoing Opportunities:

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls club is accepting volunteers for those who are Covid-19 vaccinated. There are various opportunities, including 1:1 mentoring, helping kids with homework, recreation and being a positive role model. Covid-19 vaccination required. To learn more and to sign up to volunteer visit www.bgcsonoma-marin.org/volunteer and/or call Catrina Dierke at 528-7977, or email at cdierke@bgccsc.org.

Charles M Schulz Museum

Want to volunteer at the Charles M Schultz Museum? Ongoing opportunities with a great group of volunteers and staff. Please contact Kristi Lucas-Hayden to begin the volunteer process at kristi@schulzmuseum.org, or (707) 284-1271. 

Children's Museum of Sonoma County

Visit the Volunteer Page (click here) and fill out the volunteer application for ongoing volunteer opportunities at the Children's Museum. Opportunities include: Volunteer Museum Docent, Administrative Support, Special Event Staff, Gardening Support, Group Volunteering Opportunities. Opportunities are ongoing. 

Farm to Pantry

Come glean with Farm to Pantry and help those in our community who are experiencing food insecurities receive fresh produce from our local farms. Visit the Volunteer Gleaners page by clicking here and sign up to glean produce with Farm to Pantry. Gleaning is harvesting crops that were otherwise not harvested for the market but are still very good, nutritious, and would otherwise be lost. This harmonizes with God's law in the Old Testament about not harvesting a second time, but leaving what was left for the poor (see  and Leviticus 19:9-10).

Food for Thought Food Bank

Food For Thought is a nonprofit organization established in 1988 that provides healing nutrition to more than 4,000 Sonoma County residents living with a range of serious illnesses, and who are at risk of malnutrition. We believe that food is medicine: our services increase the health of clients, reduce food insecurity, decrease costs to the healthcare system and improve the lives of thousands of individuals in need. We have a variety of volunteer options including participating in our kitchen program, gardening, attending or hosting food drives, transporting donations, and delivering groceries to homebound or shelterless clients. To volunteer contact Helen at helenm@fftfoodbank.org, or Chelsea at ChelseaP@Fftfoodbank.org.

Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center

Serve those in need through therapeutic horseback riding at Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center!  Complete the Giant Step’s Volunteer Application on their website (http://www.giantstepsriding.org/volunteer-application/). No prior horseback riding experience is required. Volunteers can come from all skill levels and training is provided. Ongoing volunteer opportunities available. Vaccination currently required. For questions, please contact Elise at volunteer@giantstepsriding.org.

Kidstreet Learning Center: After School Program

Kidstreet needs help with their after School Program which runs Monday-Thursday from 3-6pm, and Fridays from 12-6pm. Covid-19 Vaccination and TB Test Required. To volunteer contact Angel Gray at 707-525-9223 x100, or email at Angeld@kstreet.org.

Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa Monastery: Landscaping & Gardening

Our beloved Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa are in need of help in restoring their grounds to the beauty and dignity it deserves as a place of prayer and service dedicated to God. While the monastery was spared by the grace of God in the Tubbs Fire, the grounds of the monastery were damaged and in need of repair and renewal. Cardinal Newman Students are invited to serve God and the mission of the Sisters by joining in this work of restoration.  It is the intention of CN Christian Service and the Sisters to host ongoing opportunities. To be informed of when these opportunities are scheduled please email Mr. Cheney at cheney@cardinalnewman.org. Thank you!

Special Olympics Coaching

Contact Special Olympics for current coaching opportunities. Reach out now to volunteer and coach these unique athletes. Please email Heather Bond at: specialosonoma@gmail.com


Return here for frequent updates! Also email Mr. Cheney, Christian Service Coordinator for additional ideas & information, at cheney@cardinalnewman.org.