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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 5, 2021 2021

CONTACT GAIL MURRAY; 925-937-0841; gailmurray1992@gmail.com


Step up and work with others to address many of Contra Costa communities’ pressing needs.  On Thursday, April 22 at 4 p.m., a Zoom presentation by a panel of experts will describe the issues and how several organizations engage volunteers to deliver services. 

“Volunteerism: Contra Costa Needs You” will be presented by the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley and the Contra Costa County Library. Kristin Connelly, president of the East Bay Leadership Council, will moderate the Zoom presentation.

Panelists include:

  • Diane Burgis, Contra Costa County Supervisor, District 3
  • Marti Roach, social and environmental justice activist
  • Sandra Scherer, Monument Crisis Center
  • Elaine Kociolek, Project Second Chance
  • Carla Lehn, Volunteer Match online service 

During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have been essential in helping our neighbors distribute and receive food and provide support and essential services.  Post-COVID-19, volunteers will be critical to building trust, strengthening neighborhoods, advancing climate justice and securing an equitable social safety net for everyone. The panel discussion will highlight volunteer opportunities and organizations that connect individuals with groups seeking volunteers to rebuild our communities and support our neighbors.

Questions from the public will be taken in advance at Program@LWVDV.org.  During the presentation, questions may be submitted through the Zoom Q&A feature.

Register at:


The recorded program will be available later on YouTube:


and  https://www.youtube.com/user/theccclib