Family Volunteer Day is a Success!

SACRAMENTO – HandsOn Sacramento celebrated Family Volunteer Day last Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Powered by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, Family Volunteer Day is a great way for families to make a mark on the communities they support.

Over 50 volunteers participated in this event. This includes families, high school youth groups, individuals, and nonprofit partners. Our volunteers, from toddlers to seniors, made a difference at three of City of Refuge Sacramento’s locations in Oak Park. City of Refuge Sacramento is a nonprofit organization that supports people living in marginalized communities in Sacramento and empowers their ability to create a personal transformation that will lead to a healthy and thriving community.

Our Goodwill Family also participated in this event. We’re glad to see team members from the stores, including supporters from the corporate office, Next Move Family Services, and Francis House.

Volunteers helped create City of Refuge’s locations a safe haven and ready for the holidays.  They assembled bunk beds, painted bedrooms, the hallway, and the bathroom, decorated the house with Christmas decors and adding their own creations for a personal touch, created rocks of encouragement for the backyard, planted winter vegetables, cleaned windows, removed cobwebs, decluttered old toys and installed new locks on bedroom doors.

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We’re grateful for our volunteers for making Family Volunteer Day a success! We also thank City of Refuge Sacramento for partnering with us and for giving us the opportunity to make a mark in Oak Park’s community.

Give Thanks and Give Service

The Holidays are here! We at HandsOn Sacramento are happy to present a new set of volunteer opportunities for you to enjoy and celebrate this season.
This month, new partner agencies just joined the HandsOn Sacramento family such as Sierra 2 Center and The Laurel Foundation. Don’t forget to check out what volunteer opportunities they offer.
We are also inviting everyone to our 2nd Family Volunteer Day on Saturday, November 23rd. This is a great opportunity for families to spend time together and to make a difference in our community.
We are also bringing back the Annual Holiday Giving List, a mini-site that contains volunteer and donation opportunities from different organizations in our community. With the Thanksgiving and Holiday season around the corner, what better way to celebrate than to get into the spirit of giving?
We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer. Click the links below to learn more!

Annual Holiday Giving Program

HandsOn Sacramento’s Annual Holiday Giving Program is Back!

The Regional Center for Volunteerism – HandsOn Sacramento brings you more ways to celebrate the holidays! Give out donations for Thanksgiving Baskets and Meals, donate your time by volunteering during different holiday events and spread the love and the gift of sharing to those in need. These holiday volunteer and donation opportunities are here to get you going!
HandsOn Sacramento is also looking for agencies who are looking for volunteers and donations for the upcoming holiday season. Agencies will be featured in our annual Holiday Giving Program mini-site that will contain details of their featured holiday volunteer opportunities and donation drives. Agencies do not have to be an Agency Partner with us to be included in the list.
If you are interested in adding your program to HandsOn Sacramento’s Holiday Giving Program, please email Mika Guevarra at mguevarra@communitylinkcr.org or call (916) 447-7063 ext. 105.

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Family Volunteer Day at City of Refuge

The Regional Center for Volunteerism – HandsOn Sacramento
Saturday, November 23rd | 8:30am – 12:30pm
Minimum Age: 6 (with adult), 16 (without adult)
Join us on Saturday, Nov. 23 and spend time with your family! Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods.
This project will benefit City of Refuge Sacramento, a nonprofit organization based in Oak Park. Its mission is to support people living in marginalized communities of Sacramento, and to empower their ability to create a personal transformation that will lead to a healthy, thriving community.
Powered by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, it’s a great way to be inspired by the power of helping others. It’s an amazing day to bring your family together to make your mark on the world. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity!

Helping Those Affected by the Northern California Wildfires

On the night of Wednesday, October 23rd, the Kincade Fire broke out in Sonoma County, forcing the evacuation of thousands of people and prompted Governer Newsom to declare a statewide emergency.
There are many ways to help during the fire season. One of the many things we highly recommend is to do your research before volunteering or donating. This will ensure that your actions will not hinder the normal relief operations in place. As much as possible, PLEASE DO NOT SELF-DEPLOY.
Here are some useful links so you can determine which efforts will you want to do to help with the wildfire relief:

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Let the Opportunities Fall!

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Fall Season is here! We at HandsOn Sacramento are happy to present a new set of volunteer opportunities for you to enjoy and celebrate this season.
This m onth, new partner agencies just joined the HandsOn Sacramento family such as Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates, Rebuilding Together Sacramento and Crime Victims Assistance Network (I-CAN) Foundation. Don’t forget to check out what volunteer opportunities they offer.
There are so many opportunities to choose from! We just added more Ongoing Opportunities this month. Also, check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.
We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Click the links below to learn more!

New HandsOn Sacramento Agency Partners

Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates
Sacramento Area Bicycles Advocates seek to improve the quality of life in the Sacramento region by enabling more residents to make more and safer trips by bicycle. They are in need of volunteers who can help expand their reach by helping provide valet bike parking at public events, count bike-riders at key intersections, organize and assist with SABA events and rides and more.

Rebuilding Together Sacramento
Rebuilding Together Sacramento provides home repairs and accessibility modifications to preserve homes and help seniors, disabled individuals, and families live independently in comfort and safety.

Crime Victims Assistance Network (I-CAN) Foundation
I-CAN Foundation’s mission is to support, educate and empower those impacted by crime. They provide services, free of charge, to victims of crime in Sacramento, throughout the state of California and across the country that include information, advocacy, accompaniment to parole hearings and resources and referrals.

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HandsOn Sacramento’s Annual Holiday Giving Program is Back!

Once again, HandsOn Sacramento is looking for agencies who are looking for volunteers and donations for the upcoming holiday season. Agencies will be featured in our annual Holiday Giving Program mini-site that will contain details of their featured holiday volunteer opportunities and donation drives. Agencies do not have to be an Agency Partner with us to be included in the list.

If you are interested in adding your program to HandsOn Sacramento’s Holiday Giving Program, please email Mika Guevarra at mguevarra@communitylinkcr.org or call (916) 447-7063 ext. 105.

 

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Start the Season Right!

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HandsOn Sacramento welcomes a new schoolyear and a new season!
This month, new partner agencies just joined the HandsOn Sacramento family such as Make-a Wish Foundation, Midtown Parks and Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District. We have exciting new opportunities this month and next month. September is going to be big on volunteering, and we want YOU to join the fun!
There are so many opportunities to choose from! Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.
We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Click the links below to learn more!

New HandsOn Sacramento Agency Partners

Make-A-Wish Northeastern California and Northern Nevada

Make-A-Wish® Northeastern California and Northern Nevada’s mission is to grant wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions and to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.

Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District

Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District’s mission is to maximize all available resources to deliver well maintained parks, high quality recreation facilities, programs and events. They do this through effective partnerships with other service providers thus helping meet the quality of life expectations, building community pride, and supporting the economic goals of the community. They measure success by providing adequate access and connections to trails, parks, sports and recreation facilities that meet the needs of our citizens and visitors to our community.
Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District is inviting volunteers to help out at their Annual Chicken Festival on Saturday, September 21st. Volunteer opportunities are available in their different booths such as Kids’ Park Carnival Games, Info Booth, T-Shirt Sales and so much more! Click the link below to learn more.

Midtown Parks

Midtown Parks’ goal is to increase health and community engagement. They support the well-being of the community by creating centrally-located public space designed to provide opportunities for recreation, leisure, and to build relationships with neighbors. This means parks and open spaces are open to everyone who would like to pursue an active lifestyle and promote social interaction.
Midtown Parks is looking for volunteers for their first-ever fundraiser, the Midtown Mini Golf Tournament, happening on September 21st 2019 from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm. Volunteers will receive free food and refreshments, as well as a volunteer badge and lanyard.

Interested in Becoming an Agency Partner?

HandsOn Sacramento is here to connect you with volunteers throughout the region. Whether you have one-time opportunities or ongoing needs, you can post information in our online database. Your volunteer projects will be viewed by up to 4 million volunteers per month via additional volunteer matching sites.

This Month’s Volunteer Opportunities

Great Sierra River Cleanup

American River Conservancy
Saturday, September 21st| 8:30am – 12:00pm
Minimum Age: 1 (with adult), 16
Join the American River Conservancy for the 11th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup! Cleanup sites include Hangtown Creek, South Fork American River, Travese Creek, Cosumnes River and Folsom Reservoir. This event is great for family volunteering!

United Way Day of Caring

Salvation Army Sacramento County
Saturday, September 21st | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Minimum Age: 16 (with adult), 18
The Salvation Army’s Transitional Living Center will be participating in United Way’s Day of Caring on Saturday, September 21st. Volunteer opportunities include touching up painting on playground murals, garden clean-up, raking, pulling weeds and adding bark to pathways.

25th Annual California Brewer’s Festival

WEAVE, Inc.
Saturday, September 21st | 10:30am – 5:00pm
Minimum Age: 21
The 25th Annual California Brewer’s Festival chose WEAVE, Inc. as their beneficiary for their event. Volunteers are needed to help check-in attendees, hand out programs and cups, check IDs, put on wristbands and greet attendees. Parking is $5. Water and snacks will be provided.

Hite Park Volunteer Day!

City of Sacramento
Saturday, September 28th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Minimum Age: 23 (with adult), 14
Volunteers are needed to spruce up Hite Park (5375 Valley Hi Drive) on Saturday, September 28th. Equipment and snacks are provided. Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing. RSVP is requested.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association
Saturday, September 28th | 6:00am – 2:00pm
Minimum Age: 12 (with adult), 18
The Alzheimer’s Assocation is looking for volunteers who will help with the event set-up, registration and check-in, water stations, advocacy efforts, cheerleading and more! Over 3,500 volunteers are needed to help raise awareness and bring passion for the cause.

Outdoor Work – Beautify the Family Service Center

The Salvation Army Sacramento County
September 2019
Minimum Age: 18
Help beautify The Salvation Army’s Family Service Center. Trim shrubs and weeds. Sweep or blow the drive and sidewalk. Create a beautiful entrance to greet families who visits for assistance and food.

Sacramento Children’s Home Century Bike Ride

Sacramento Children’s Home
Saturday, October 5th
Minimum Age: 12 (with adult), 15
Help support the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery and volunteer at the Sacramento Century Bike Ride. Volunteers are needed to staff 2-4 hour shifts throughout Saturday, October 5th. Duties include check-in and registration, handing out food and water to riders, cheering riders at the finish line, set-up and take down, and bike valets. Groups and youth volunteers are highly encouraged to join. Volunteers will receive snacks/lunch and an event t-shirt.

Helping Handbag Luncheon and Auction

The Salvation Army Sacramento County
Saturday, October 12th | 9:15am-4:00pm
Minimum Age: 18
Volunteers are needed for the 14th Annual Women’s Auxiliary’s Helping Handbags Luncheon and Auction. Volunteer duties include assisting with registration and check out, and assisting with the silent and live auction. Call time for volunteers is at 9:15 am, when an orientation is required to attend. Lunch will be provided.

Empowering YOU to Empower YOU 2019

Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide
Saturday, October 19th | various shifts available
Minimum Age: 18
Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide is looking for volunteers for their community outreach events. Duties include registration, set-up and clean up, silent and live auction, greeters and many more.

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More Chances to Beat the Heat!

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HandsOn Sacramento suggests volunteering as a great way to spend the last days of summer. No matter how fun activities are outside, remember to hydrate and stay in the shade!
This month, new partner agencies just joined the HandsOn Sacramento family. We have exciting new opportunities this month such as WEAVE, Inc.’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Annual California Brewer’s Festival. Some volunteer opportunities from September will be included in this month’s newsletter.
There are so many opportunities to choose from! Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.
We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Click the links below to learn more!

Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation

Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation assists with life-saving diagnostic testing, patient advocacy, prevention education, and compassionate support to local individuals facing or fighting breast cancer.

California State Library and Talking Book Library

The California State Library and Talking Book Library strives to produce quality talking books for their patrons. They are currently looking for Audio Book Producer/Monitor Volunteers who can produce a clear, artistic and technically sound audio book for use by blind or otherwise print-disabled library patrons statewide and nationally.

This Month’s Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Volunteer

Placer County Museums
First Thursdays of the Month | 10:30am – 4:00pm
Minimum Age: 4 (with adult), 18
Museum volunteers are needed at Placer County Museums! New Volunteer Training is required and volunteers will commit to a minimum of 10 hours per month where they greet guests, give tours and generally assist visitors in their enjoyment of the exhibits. Some volunteers will also assist with community and education programs, including Living History and Gold Rush Programs, Walking Tours of Old Town Auburn, Cemetery Tours and Heritage Trail.

School Supply Drive

The Salvation Army Sacramento County
Saturday, August 3rd | 8:30am – 1:00pm
Minimum Age: 10 (with adult), 18
The Salvation Army Sacramento County is looking for volunteers who can help with their school supply drive in 10 Walmart stores in the Sacramento Area.

Yolo Food Bank – Eat Well Yolo

Yolo Food Bank
Thursdays and Fridays | 11:00am – 1:00pm (Davis); 7:00 am – 11:00 am (Woodland)
Minimum Age: Davis – 14 (with adult), 18 | Woodland – 8 (with adult), 16
Yolo Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help out at their West Sacramento food distribution on Thursdays and help distribute food on Friday mornings.

Land Park Volunteer Corps Work Day

City of Sacramento
Saturday, August 3rd | 8:00am – 11:00am
Minimum Age: 14 (with or without adult)
Come out to help trim, clean, weed, mulch and otherwise spiff up Land Park. Grab a pair of gloves and pitch in. You’ll even get a breakfast boost from Espresso Metro at the beginning of the day and a free lunch after you finish at 12 noon. The group meets directly behind Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Drive). Groups and individuals are welcome.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the “Shoe-Over”

WEAVE, Inc.
Sunday, August 18th | 8:30am – 3:30pm
Minimum Age: 15 (with adult), 18
WEAVE, Inc. will doe a “shoe-over” event and will need volunteers to help with set up, assist walkers along the route and clean-up. This block party will help raise funds to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking in our community.

Great Sierra River Cleanup

American River Conservancy
Saturday, September 21st| 8:30am – 12:00pm
Minimum Age: 1 (with adult), 16
Join the American River Conservancy for the 11th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup! Cleanup sites include Hangtown Creek, South Fork American River, Travese Creek, Cosumnes River and Folsom Reservoir. This event is great for family volunteering!

United Way Day of Caring

Salvation Army Sacramento County
Saturday, September 21st | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Minimum Age: 16 (with adult), 18
The Salvation Army’s Transitional Living Center will be participating in United Way’s Day of Caring on Saturday, September 21st. Volunteer opportunities include touching up painting on playground murals, garden clean-up, raking, pulling weeds and adding bark to pathways.

25th Annual California Brewer’s Festival

WEAVE, Inc.
Saturday, September 21st | 10:30am – 5:00pm
Minimum Age: 21
The 25th Annual California Brewer’s Festival chose WEAVE, Inc. as their beneficiary for their event. Volunteers are needed to help check-in attendees, hand out programs and cups, check IDs, put on wristbands and greet attendees. Parking is $5. Water and snacks will be provided.

News from HandsOn Sacramento

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Delegates from Indonesia and members of the Sacramento Region VOAD get together to discuss Disaster Recovery and Preparedness.

Sacramento Region VOAD presents to delegates from Indonesia

Last July 30th, Sacramento Region VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) was honored to present on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency management at the NorCal World Trade Center before a delegation of Disaster Management professionals from University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia. Thank you to fellow VOAD members Dawn Dwyer with CA Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries CSB Disaster Relief Ministries, Mary Lynn Perry from the City of Sacramento, Patricia Davis with the American Red Cross Gold County Region and Amy Mefford from The Salvation Army for sharing the good work that you do!

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The Freedom to Serve the Community

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HandsOn Sacramento celebrates Independence Day! What better way to celebrate our freedom than by volunteering?

This month, our partner agencies have a lot in store for you! Two new agency partners just joined the HandsOn Sacramento family. We have exciting new opportunities this month such as The Salvation Army’s Shopping for Operation Backpack and a celebrity fashion show fundraiser, so sign-up and be part of these event’s success.

There are so many opportunities to choose from! Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.

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New HandsOn Sacramento Agency Partners

Mended Little Hearts of Sacramento

Mended Little Hearts is a support program for parents of children with heart defects and heart disease, and is dedicated to inspiring hope in those who care for the littlest heart patients of all. Mended Little Hearts offers resources and a caring support network as families find answers and move forward to find healing and hope.

NorCal Poodle Rescue, Inc.

Since 1985, NorCal Poodle Rescue is dedicated to rescuing and rehoming poodles and poodle mixes while enriching the lives of people who adopt them.

California State Library and Talking Book Library

Established in 1850, the California State Library is the oldest continuously operated public library in the American West and is the central reference and research library for state government and the Legislature. The library collection includes more than 4 million titles, 6,000 maps, and 250,000 photographs. It has an extensive collection of documents from and about the state’s rich history and is one of the major genealogical reference libraries on the West Coast. It also holds significant collections from Mexico, the United Kingdom and Europe, with manuscripts dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries. The State Library is both a State and Federal Depository Library, providing free and open access to government information, and is a U.S. Patent and Trademark Resource Center. It is home to the Bernard E. Witkin State Law Library and the Braille and Talking Book Library. It also directs state and federal funds to support local public libraries and statewide library programs and services.

This Month’s Volunteer Opportunities

Talking Book Library Producer/Monitor and Book Reviewer
California State Library and Talking Book Library
Monday, July 1st | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Minimum Age: 18
Volunteers are needed to help operate audio recording software and monitor volunteer narrator to produce a clear, artistic, and technically sound audio book for use by blind or print-disabled library patrons.  Volunteer time commitment is 2-4 hours per week or 4-8 hours per month minimum through completion of at least one Talking Book.  Volunteer shifts occur during business hours, Monday-Friday.

 

Go Shopping for Operation Backpack
The Salvation Army Sacramento County
Wednesday, July 10th | 9:00am – 3:30pm
Minimum Age: 1 (with adult), 18
Almost 3.3 million people of all ages volunteered their time, talents, and resources to assist The Salvation Army’s work. Our volunteers are critical partners in helping us fulfill our promise to America of “Doing the Most Good.”  Here is a quick way to make a child very happy. Grab your friends and family and go shopping for local kids who don’t have backpack supplies!

 

Museum Volunteer
Placer County Museums
First Thursdays of the Month | 10:30am – 4:00pm
Minimum Age: 4 (with adult), 18
Museum volunteers are needed at Placer County Museums! New Volunteer Training is required and volunteers will commit to a minimum of 10 hours per month where they greet guests, give tours and generally assist visitors in their enjoyment of the exhibits. Some volunteers will also assist with community and education programs, including Living History and Gold Rush Programs, Walking Tours of Old Town Auburn, Cemetery Tours and Heritage Trail.
Yolo Food Bank – Eat Well Yolo (Davis)
Yolo Food Bank
Thursdays | 11:00am – 1:00pm
Minimum Age: 14 (with adult), 18
Yolo Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help out at their West Sacramento food distribution. Volunteers are asked to sort through food and pass out food to people facing hunger in our community.
Land Park Volunteer Corps Work Day
City of Sacramento
Saturday, July 13th | 8:00am – 11:00am
Minimum Age: 14
Come out to help trim, clean, weed, mulch and otherwise spiff up Land Park. Grab a pair of gloves and pitch in. You’ll even get a breakfast boost from Espresso Metro at the beginning of the day and a free lunch after you finish at 12 noon. The group meets directly behind Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Drive). Groups and individuals are welcome.
Celebrity Fashion Show – FUNdraiser 2019
Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide
Saturday, July 13th | 2:00pm – 11:00pm
Minimum Age: 1 (with adult), 18
Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide is looking for volunteers for their fundraiser. They are looking for volunteers in the following positions:
1. Registration Table
2. Event set-up and break down as well as cleaning after the event.
3. Silent and live auction help
4. Sit at vendor table/silent auction table
5. Helping our celebrities and/or professional speakers before, during and after the Celebrity Chef Cook Off charity FUNdraiser.
6. Other Miscellaneous volunteer duties and needed or suggested.
7. Greeting and directing guests, celebrities, vendors, etc.

News from HandsOn Sacramento

Sacramento Region VOAD is now on Social Media!

On June 5th, Sacramento Region VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) launched their online presence in Facebook and Twitter. These social media handles will help promote our platform on disaster preparedness, donating responsibly, long-term recovery and more helpful information about how VOAD can serve the community by responding to their needs in times of disaster.

Follow Sacramento Region VOAD on Facebook
Follow Sacramento Region VOAD on Twitter

It’s Gonna be May! May 2019 Volunteer Opportunities

HandsOn Sacramento is here to celebrate Spring! Let’s take advantage of the opportunity to serve as we indulge in the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze.

This month, our partner agencies have a lot in store for you! Volunteers are needed for fundraising events like Walk a Mile in her Shoes, Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer, Stamp Out Hunger, Polo for Change and Annual Front Street Brewfest. New ongoing volunteers are added as well such as UC Davis’ Aggie Guest Services Team, Basketball Scorekeeper for The Salvation Army and food bank opportunities from Mercy Housing California.

There are so many opportunities to choose from! Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.

We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Click the links below to learn more!

View Our Calendar

See Ongoing Opportunities

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New HandsOn Sacramento Agency Partner

Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance

Keaton’s Child Cancer Alliance supports children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.

They are currently looking for Golf Tournament Volunteers for their Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer event. This is an important fundraiser for them as it gives them the ability to help families fight cancer. Volunteer duties include set-up, passing out food and drinks, driving golf carts, cleaning up, and other duties as assigned. They are hoping to get your support this Friday, May 3rd.

Sign up here

UC Davis

If you are passionate about the Aggies and are interested in creating a world-class experience for guests at our athletic facilities, join UC Davis Athletics’ Aggie Guest Services Team!

Aggie Guest Services takes pride in providing a safe and exciting environment for all guests at UC Davis athletic events. We are dedicated to enhancing each guest’s experience and committed to the respect and integrity of game day.

This volunteer opportunity is open to all!

Sign up here

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News from HandsOn Sacramento

DOVIA’s Volunteer Management for One Day Events

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On Thursday, April 11th, HandsOn Sacramento was invited to be the speakers for an event organized by DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) titled “Volunteer Management for One Day Events.” We shared tips, tricks and other best practices on how to recruit and manage volunteers for one-day events. We enjoyed the company of fellow volunteer coordinators and their presentation was well-received.

Learn more about DOVIA Sacramento

Sacramento Region VOAD Presents to Hope Bridge Relief Association

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13 delegates from Hope Bridge (희망브리지 전국재해구호협회) came to our office last Tuesday, April 23rd. Hope Bridge is a Disaster Relief Association in Korea and has been serving their community since 1961. They reached out to HandsOn Sacramento last month because of their interest in what we do for disaster recovery and relief. HandsOn Sacramento, together with representatives from American Red Cross Gold Country Region and City of Sacramento, introduced the importance of having a VOAD in our community. Also included in the presentations are Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries and Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps. We are grateful to have this exchange of ideas and knowledge on disaster relief and recovery happen.

Learn more about Hope Bridge – Korea Disaster Relief Association