How to donate, volunteer and stand in solidarity with victims of the Kincade fire

In response to the Kincade fire in Sonoma County, Instawork is encouraging its network of Bay Area employees, professionals and partners to donate and volunteer to register with the Sonoma County Volunteer Sonoma County Volunteer Portal (CVNL) to offer their highly relevant and needed skills in food service and general labor to help victims of the Kincade fire.

“The Bay Area is our hometown, so we’re activating our employees, partners, and professionals to help those in Sonoma county evacuated because the Kincade fire from their homes without power, food or shelter,” said Sumir Meghani, CEO of Instawork. “We are also giving our Bay Area employees paid time off to volunteer to help.”

CVNL encourages individuals interested in helping as disaster volunteers to register online at: Once registered, volunteers will be contacted directly and engaged where the most urgent needs are.

How to Volunteer

Browse the Sonoma County Volunteer Portal and use the search bar to find and sign up for a volunteer opportunity and your availability or CALL the Volunteer Center at (707) 573–3399 to schedule an interview with one of the intake specialists, and get your information into their database.

How to Donate

Monetary donations and gift cards are currently being accepted by CVNL + VCSC for disasters impacting the North Bay Area. Donations will be distributed to address community needs. Under “additional information” make sure to select “Disaster-related work.”

About the Center for Volunteer and NonProfit Leadership and Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

In Sonoma, Marin, Solano, and Napa Counties, Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership (CVNL) + the Volunteer Center of Sonoma County (VCSC) operate Emergency Volunteer Centers and/or help with emergency evacuations. CVNL + VCSC works with government and nonprofit agencies to gather and assess community needs on an ongoing basis when a disaster strikes.