Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services

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Aleana Carreon
Executive Director

15000 Arnold Drive
Eldridge, CA 95431
Public: (707) 938-6000
Fax: (707) 938-3605
TTY: (707) 938-6548

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Job Opportunities, Internships and Volunteers

Sonoma Developmental Center (SDC) is a California state civil service employer. In order to be considered for a position at SDC, you must have eligibility on a State of California hiring list or be a current or former State of California employee. You can attain eligibility on the hiring list by applying for and successfully competing in a competitive examination process. Applications and examination announcements can be downloaded at the California Department of Human Resources or can be obtained by calling (707) 938-6923 or (707) 938-6811.

    Telephone contact:

    • Job Hotline: 1-800-999-JOBS
    • SDC Human Resources: (707) 938-6923 or (707) 938-6811

    Email:   jobs@sonoma.dds.ca.gov


    SDC accepts appropriate volunteers over the age of 14. Volunteers are welcome in many areas, including classrooms, worksites and in recreational areas. Assignments are also available in our landscaping department and in the client library. A background check and medical clearance is required of all new volunteers. To register as a volunteer, please contact the Volunteer Office at (707) 938-6713.


    We accept donations of new and like-new items, including clothing, some furniture and household items, sporting goods, toys and recreational items. Monetary donations are always welcome and all funds donated are used entirely as the donor directs. To make a donation, you can contact the Volunteer Office at (707) 938-6713 or mail the donation directly to:

    Sonoma Developmental Center
    P.O. Box 961
    Eldridge, CA 95431

Last Updated: 5/25/2018