We are looking for Neighborfest Volunteers! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please scroll down to view more details!
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Welcome to Neighborfest!

The City of Santa Rosa's Office of Community Engagement, in collaboration with the Community Foundation of Sonoma County, Healthcare Foundation of Northern Sonoma County, and the United Way of the Wine Country, is excited to announce the launch of the Neighborfest Pilot Program!

Participating neighborhoods: check back in March 2019 for planning tools!

What is a Neighborfest?

A Neighborfest is a locally organized gathering, also known as a block party, that offers neighborhoods the chance to come together, have fun, and build a stronger, more connected community.

Why Neighborfest?

Neighborfest aims to strengthen social cohesion or connectedness, resilience and to prepare neighborhoods for disasters. Research has shown that the more connected neighbors are to each other, the stronger their resilience is after an emergency.

The Pilot Program

Beginning in May and running through September 2019, the Office of Community Engagement, in partnership with the Community Advisory Board, community partners, and volunteers, will launch the Neighborfest Pilot Program in eight (8) neighborhoods throughout Santa Rosa.

These neighborhoods include:
  • Aston Avenue-South Park
  • Burbank Gardens
  • Junior College
  • Moorland
  • Ridgway 
  • Sherwood Forest
  • Sunset Avenue - Roseland
  • West End  

Neighborfest Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are critical in the planning and facilitating of Neighborfest to make sure collectively, we have the most impact on our neighborhoods and that each event is inclusive for all community members. Some duties may include: set-up, clean-up, assist with activities, capture photos and videos, and promotion and outreach.

Please read the Neighborfest Volunteer Description for full details.

If you'd like to become a Neighborfest Volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Application by April 1, 2019 and mail to:

Office of Community Engagement
ATTN: Community Engagement VISTA
637 1st Street
Santa Rosa, CA 95404

You may also email your application or deliver in-person.

THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering and creating resilient neighborhoods!

For more information about the Office of Community Engagement, please visit us at: 

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