Step Forward into September! September 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

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Back to School Season is here! Youth and adult volunteers alike will love our fresh new batch of volunteer opportunities. Be sure to check out our calendar regularly for more updates!

New Agency Partners

We welcome our newest Agency Partners, Bristol Hospice and Yolo Hospice, to HandsOn Sacramento! Check out their volunteer opportunities here!

Advanced Care Health Planning Volunteers

Yolo Hospice
Thursday, September 6th | 10:30am – 2:30pm
Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age: 18+

Yolo Hospice is hosting an event about Advanced Care Health Planning Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Winters Community Center at 201 Railroad Ave. in Winters, California. They need physical labor help moving 10 round tables into the room, set up chairs, and then break down at the end of the event. Set up is at 10:30am and would need at least two people then and again to break down at 2:00pm

Sign up here

I Feel Joy Wall

Yolo Hospice
Ongoing until December 2018
Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age: 18+

The “I feel joy when” wall is a public art chalk board display located at Regal Davis Holiday 6 theaters at 101 F St, Davis, CA 95616.  They are in need of wall monitoring for inappropriate language in Hindi, Persian, and Korean.

Sign up here

Hospice Volunteer

Bristol Hospice
Ongoing
Minimum Age (with adult): 18+, Minimum Age: 18+

Bristol Hospice is looking for the following volunteers:

  • Patient volunteer – provides companionship to a patient and their family. This include reading to the patient, singing, listening to their stories, praying with them or just holding their hand while they sleep, respite care, simple errands and do light housekeeping. Their most important role is to be a comforting and supportive presence.
  • Office volunteer – file, produce computer documents, stuff envelopes or assist with data entry. They may help make phone calls to the bereaved families 3-12 month after experiencing their loss, and may be asked to work a booth during outreach events.

Sign up here

Featured Opportunities

Food is a Human Right – Volunteer at a Partner Agency Conference!

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Friday, September 7th | 6:30am – 3:30am
Minimum Age (with adult): 16+, Minimum Age: 16+

The Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services are looking for volunteers for their 3rd Annual Partner Agency Conference. There will be two shifts, each with a different task. You may help with the event set-up, direct vehicles to event parking and greet attendees or help with clean up, bussing tables at lunch and assisting in the raffle.

Sign up here

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Volunteers Needed for HUGE Free Medical, Dental & Vision Clinic

California CareForce
Friday, September 21st until Sunday, September 23rd | 6:00am – 4:00pm
Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age: 18+

California CareForce is excited to return to Cal Expo to providee 100% FREE critical healthcare to 1,500-2,500 under-served individuals. Last year, over $750,000 worth of services were provided — and they hope to provide even more this year! They will be needing 600-1,000 volunteers to help with Medical, Dental and Vision services. Breakfast, lunch, snack and drinks will be provided in addition to a free volunteer t-shirt and Certificate of Service.

Sign up here

 

September Volunteer Opportunities

Lewis/Didion Park Spruce-Up

City of Sacramento
Saturday, September 8th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age: 14+

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, September 8th from 1 pm to 4 pm! Join Council Member Rick Jennings, Trustee Darrel Woo and District 7 Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle to help repaint, clean, and do some light weeding at Lewis/Didion Park, 6570 Park Riviera Way, Sacramento 95831. All equipment provided. Snacks provided by Commissioner Devin Lavelle. Wear sunscreen, closed-toed shoes and clothes that can get dirty.

Sign up here

Community Days

City of Sacramento
Saturday, September 8th | 10:30am – 4:00pm
Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age: 18+

Greetings from Fairytale Town! Volunteers are needed to help with the monthly Sacramento Adventure Playground activities. It will be a fun day of building, playing, and making a mess! Volunteers must be 18 or older, or with an approved service club. Volunteer shifts are from 10:30am-4pm. Community days are the 2nd Saturday of each month February-November.

Sign up here

Land Park Volunteer Corps

City of Sacramento
Saturday, September 8th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age: 14+

Join members of the community for the next Land Park Volunteer Corps workday in William Land Park on Saturday, September 8th at 8 am. Come out to help trim, clean, weed, mulch and otherwise spiff up Land Park. So 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 11 am). The group meets directly behind Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Drive). Groups and individuals are welcome.

Sign up here

The Great Sierra River Cleanup

American River Conservancy
Saturday, September 15th | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age: 14+

Don’t miss this year’s annual Great Sierra River Cleanup Day Saturday, September 15th! 9am to Noon with volunteer appreciation lunch to follow at Wakamatsu Farm

Clean up will happen at various sites in the region including Hangtown Creek, South Fork American River, Traverse Creek, Cosumnes River and Folsom Reservoir.

The Great Sierra River CleanUp is a partner with California Coastal Cleanup Day. For 26 years, California Coastal Cleanup Day has been the state’s premier effort to involve the public in the stewardship of our coast, ocean, and rivers.

Sign up here

Celebrity Chef Cook-Off

Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide
Saturday, September 15th | 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Minimum (with Adult): 10+, Minimum Age: 18+

Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide is asking for volunteers who can help them with their community outreach event:

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 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.

For example loading and unloading their items from their car to inside Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa. Ensuring that the professional speakers’ needs are met.

EXTRA POSITIVE DUTIES —

1.  Distribute flyers BEFORE the CHARITY event.

2.  Fold the free paper samples that are given away. Folding the FREE samples is also a great sit down job for someone who doesn’t want to stand or walk for a long time. This can be done at home!

Sign up here

 

 

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Sacramento Crisis Nursery Century Bike Ride Volunteers

Sacramento Children’s Home
Saturday, October 6th | 6:00am – 8:00pm
Minimum (with Adult):16+, Minimum Age:16+

Help support the Sacramento Children’s Home Crisis Nursery and volunteer at the Sacramento Century Bike Ride sponsored by the Rotary Club of Sacramento.  They will need volunteers to support this big one-day event throughout the day. Volunteers are needed to staff 3 to 4-hour shifts on Saturday, October 6, 2018. Volunteer duties will include: check-in and registration, handing out food and water to riders,  parking monitors, set-up and take down, bike valets just to name a few. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for youth and other service groups.

Sign up here

Seymour/Wenzel Park Spruce-Up

City of Sacramento
Saturday, October 6th | 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Minimum (with Adult):14+, Minimum Age:14+

Volunteer for the Seymour/Wenzel Park Spruce-Up on Saturday, October 6th, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Volunteers are needed to help repaint, clean and weed. All equipment will be provided. Commissioner Lavelle will also provide snacks. All we need is you! Please wear sunscreen, closed-toe shoes and clothes you can get dirty.

Sign up here

 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Meals on Wheels Driver/Runner – West Sacramento

Meals on Wheels Yolo County
Ongoing
Minimum (with Adult):18+, 18+
West Sacramento, Let’s Do Lunch!
Do you have two hours a week to make a difference in the life of homebound seniors? For many who can no longer cook for themselves, this is their only hot meal for the day AND the volunteer is the only person they see that day. Meals on Wheels Yolo County will provide the food – you help provide the friendship.

Sign up here

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Call for Host Families in Sacramento Area for Foreign Exchange Students

American Councils for International Education
Ongoing
Minimum (with Adult):18+, 18+
American Councils for International Education, an international nonprofit with 40 years of experience, is looking for American families interested in hosting an international high school exchange student for the 2018-2019 school year.
American Councils welcomes all types of families interested in hosting an exchange student. Their host families are as varied as the U.S. population itself, from single parents to couples without children, to military families, empty nesters, and retirees. The requirements are straightforward: host families must speak English as a primary language; provide students with a supportive environment, a bed to sleep in and a place to study along with three meals a day and snacks; and a window into American life.

Express Interest Here

Educate the Community on Brain Health!

Alzheimer’s Association
Ongoing
Minimum age: 18+

Community Educators act as the face of the Alzheimer’s Association, presenting educational programs at community gatherings, such as corporate wellness events, public health fairs, service club meetings, and other events.

Presentations are based on volunteer’s experience and may include “Know the 10 Signs,” “Healthy Living for your Brain & Body,” “Getting Connected,” and “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia.” Community Educators are asked to observe education programs, co-present with staff, and then lead presentations on their own. Training and resource materials are provided.

Express Interest Here

Retail Production Volunteer

Goodwill Industries Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada
Ongoing until September 2018
Minimum age: 16+
The Retail Production Volunteer is responsible for assisting the Goodwill staff with store operations by providing customer service and donation processing assistance. You will be volunteering alongside potentially disabled and/or disadvantaged individuals who are gaining job skills and expertise.

Volunteer with your Group to Deliver Meals!

Meals on Wheels by ACC
Ongoing
Minimum age: 1 (with Adult), 18
Meals on Wheels by ACC will need volunteers to lend a caring hand to seniors who are isolated, alone, fragile and in need of a nutritious meal. Volunteers will deliver a bag of shelf-stable food to seniors during emergencies and check-in with the seniors to ensure safety in their homes. Background check information will be needed and a quick senior safety and California Department of Aging security training will be provided.

Come and Help the Youth!

Face2Face Youth Group, Inc.
Ongoing until December 2018
Minimum age: 12 (with Adult), 21
Volunteers are a tremendously valuable resource in helping get the word out about Face2Face Youth Group and what they do to help youth. Volunteer opportunities include the following: Ambassador, Class Facilitator, Group Discussion Facilitator and Referee.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

Party for Change

Saint John’s Program for Real Change
Saturday, November 3rd | 6:00pm – 11:00pm
Minimum age (with Adult): 15, Minimum Age: 18
Saint John’s Program for Real Change invites you to volunteer at Party for Change! This elegant black tie/red sock soiree titled Party for Change provides critical support for homeless families in crisis to move from homelessness to self-sustainability while offering an unforgettable experience at the intersection of local farm-fresh food, art, wine and music!

Express Interest Here

Volunteer Bell Ringer

Salvation Army Sacramento County
Ongoing until December 24, 2018
Minimum age: 18
Making a difference is just one ring away. As you know, bell ringing in front of various locations has been a holiday tradition for The Salvation Army, but there is now a need for volunteers to help staff the different bell ringing sites this Christmas season. Money raised through the bell ringing efforts will help fund Salvation Army programs and services, supporting local families and individuals in need of assistance.

Help Get It Back

United Way California Capital Region – Free Tax Prep
Wednesday, October 24th | Saturday, October 27th

This year our local Free Tax Prep programs helped working people in your community get back over $10 million in tax refunds. United Way California Capital Region is looking for volunteers to help make an even greater impact next year. They have opportunities for everyone. Volunteer roles include greeters, tax preparers, translators, and more. No experience necessary. All volunteers receive expert training. With over forty locations and various hours, schedules are flexible. Information sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, October 24th and Saturday, October 27th. Register and find more information at YourLocalUnitedWay.org/freetaxprep-volunteer or contact Debi Linderholm at United Way California Capital Region Debi.Linderholm@uwccr.org (916) 856-3978.

 

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Awesome August Opportunities Abound! August 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

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This sweltering August sun won’t bring our volunteering spirits down! Spend your last few weeks of summer by volunteering and supporting the community for a good cause. Go ahead, keep that helpful spirit alive!

Featured Opportunities

 

South Fork American River Clean Ups
Low Water Wednesday (Coloma to Greenwood)

American River Conservancy
Wednesday, August 22nd | 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Minimum (with Adult):12+, Minimum Age:12+

Join the American River Conservancy in partnership with El Dorado County Parks for their 3 South Fork American River Clean ups! This event is in need of volunteers who will help remove trash along the shores of South Fork American River. This corridor is very diverse, as 117 different bird species, both habitat type and wildlife, claim it as their home. Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the cleanup. Make sure to wear secure shoes and wear quick-dry, lightweight synthetic fabrics that will cover your legs and arms.

Sign up here

Volunteers Needed for HUGE Free Medical, Dental & Vision Clinic

California CareForce
Friday, September 21st until Sunday, September 23rd | 6:00am – 4:00pm
Minimum (with Adult):16+, Minimum Age:18+

California CareForce is excited to return to Cal Expo to providee 100% FREE critical healthcare to 1,500-2,500 under-served individuals. Last year, over $750,000 worth of services were provided — and they hope to provide even more this year! They will be needing 600-1,000 volunteers to help with Medical, Dental and Vision services. Breakfast, lunch, snack and drinks will be provided in addition to a free volunteer t-shirt and Certificate of Service.

Sign up here

August Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Sidewalker for Project R.I.D.E!

Project R.I.D.E.
Monday, August 6th | 4:30pm –6:30pm
Minimum Age (with adult): 14+, Minimum Age: 14+

Do you love working with animals? Project R.I.D.E. is looking for volunteers who will walk beside one of their gentle giant horses. Attend their two-hour orientation to learn more about volunteering with them.

Sign up here

Teach Children to Read!

Sacramento Chinese Community Services Center (The Center)
Saturday, September 1st | 8:30am – 10:00am
Minimum Age: 50+

AARP Foundation Experience Corps together with the Sacramento Chinese Community Services Center (The Center) invites volunteers from age 50 and over to help young students become better readers.  By reading to children, you will provide support to school administrators and helps ensure volunteer success through training, peer networks and ongoing evaluation without any added burden to schools.

Sign up here

Food is a Human Right – Volunteer at a Partner Agency Conference!

Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Friday, September 7th | 6:30am – 3:30am
Minimum Age (with adult): 16+, Minimum Age: 16+

The Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services are looking for volunteers for their 3rd Annual Partner Agency Conference. There will be two shifts, each with a different task. You may help with the event set-up, direct vehicles to event parking and greet attendees or help with clean up, bussing tables at lunch and assisting in the raffle.

Sign up here

Meals on Wheels Driver/Runner – West Sacramento

Meals on Wheels Yolo County
Ongoing
Minimum (with Adult):18+, 18+
West Sacramento, Let’s Do Lunch!
Do you have two hours a week to make a difference in the life of homebound seniors? For many who can no longer cook for themselves, this is their only hot meal for the day AND the volunteer is the only person they see that day. Meals on Wheels Yolo County will provide the food – you help provide the friendship.
You can choose any day(s), Monday through Friday, for a shift that begins at 10:30am. They ask volunteers to assist daily, once a week, twice a month, or act as a substitute as needed.
Volunteers must have a current driver’s license, current car insurance, pass our provided background check, and be at least 18 years old. Drivers will use their own vehicle to deliver meals. Drivers take a hot meal to the door of each senior on the route, anywhere from 6-20 homes, taking approximately an hour and half to complete.
Runners work with a partner who drives the vehicle to the various stops to help make the deliveries.

Sign up here

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Call for Host Families in Sacramento Area for Foreign Exchange Students

American Councils for International Education
Ongoing
Minimum (with Adult):18+, 18+
American Councils for International Education, an international nonprofit with 40 years of experience, is looking for American families interested in hosting an international high school exchange student for the 2018-2019 school year.
American Councils welcomes all types of families interested in hosting an exchange student. Their host families are as varied as the U.S. population itself, from single parents to couples without children, to military families, empty nesters, and retirees. The requirements are straightforward: host families must speak English as a primary language; provide students with a supportive environment, a bed to sleep in and a place to study along with three meals a day and snacks; and a window into American life.

 

Express Interest Here

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

Hart Senior Center – TechConnections

City of Sacramento | Hart Senior Center
Minimum (with Adult):18+, Minimum Age:18+
Teach older adults how to get connected using computers and other devices! Volunteer as an instructor or serve as a lab coach in a series of classes, short-term workshops or provide individualized assistance. Flexible volunteer schedules are available and classes are offered from Monday-Friday from 8:00am until 5:00pm.

Retail Production Volunteer

Goodwill Industries Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada
Ongoing until September 2018
Minimum age: 16+
The Retail Production Volunteer is responsible for assisting the Goodwill staff with store operations by providing customer service and donation processing assistance. You will be volunteering alongside potentially disabled and/or disadvantaged individuals who are gaining job skills and expertise.

Volunteer with your Group to Deliver Meals!

Meals on Wheels by ACC
Ongoing until July 2018
Minimum age: 1 (with Adult), 18
Meals on Wheels by ACC will need volunteers to lend a caring hand to seniors who are isolated, alone, fragile and in need of a nutritious meal. Volunteers will deliver a bag of shelf-stable food to seniors during emergencies and check-in with the seniors to ensure safety in their homes. Background check information will be needed and a quick senior safety and California Department of Aging security training will be provided.

End Hunger in Sacramento! 

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Minimum (with Adult):10+, Minimum Age:18+
Join the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services as they help put food on the table for families and individuals in our community! Volunteers will sort donations, pack food and bag produce. Orientation is required before volunteering. Groups are welcome!

Help Sort Donations and Cashier

The Community Loft
Mondays-Saturdays | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+
The Community Loft is looking for volunteers for sorting donations and cashiering for their thrift store. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for students who are looking to complete their community service hours.

Come and Help the Youth!

Face2Face Youth Group, Inc.
Ongoing until December 2018
Minimum age: 12 (with Adult), 21
Volunteers are a tremendously valuable resource in helping get the word out about Face2Face Youth Group and what they do to help youth. Volunteer opportunities include the following: Ambassador, Class Facilitator, Group Discussion Facilitator and Referee.

Tune In, It’s June! June 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

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As June rolls in, so do our upcoming volunteer opportunities! Big events will need volunteers including World Refugee Day, South Fork American River Clean ups, as well as ongoing opportunities to help out as museum volunteers. Check it out!

Featured Opportunities

 

World Refugee Day – Soccer & Carnival

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Wednesday, June 20th | 3:00pm – 9:30pm
Minimum age (with adult): 16+, 18

Join Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services for their first ever collaborative, community-wide celebration for World Refugee Day on June 20th. Events include a refugee soccer tournament, a carnival for families, food and beverages and a vendor fair for refugees.

Sign up here

TODAY!

Polo for Change

Saint John’s Program for Real Change
Friday, June 1st – Saturday, June 2nd
Minimum age (with adult): 15+, 18

Help Saint John’s Program for Real Change fill the many, many volunteer spots on Friday, June 1st and Saturday, June 2nd to host their Spring fundraiser Polo for Change all benefiting Saint John’s Program for Real Change.

Sign up here

 

Sacramento Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee

Alzheimer’s Association
Minimum age (with adult): 14, 18+

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, research, and advocacy. This event will be returning to Sacramento in the fall of 2018 and they need your help to make it happen! You will have opportunities to serve on sub-committees such as sponsorship, recruitment, retention, marketing and outreach, AIM (Alzheimer’s Impact Movement) Advocacy, Mission, and Logistics. Traning will be provided and committee calls happen regularly.

Sign up here

 

South Fork American River Clean Ups

Upper (Chili Bar Run)

American River Conservancy
Tuesday, June 19th | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Minimum (with Adult):12+, Minimum Age:12+

Join the American River Conservancy in partnership with El Dorado County Parks for their 3 South Fork American River Clean ups! This event is in need of volunteers who will help remove trash along the shores of South Fork American River. This corridor is very diverse, as 117 different bird species, both habitat type and wildlife, claim it as their home. Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the cleanup. Make sure to wear secure shoes and wear quick-dry, lightweight synthetic fabrics that will cover your legs and arms.

Sign up here

Sign up here for Lower (Salmon Falls/The Gorge)

Sign up here for Low Water Wednesday (Coloma to Greenwood)

June Volunteer Opportunities

 

Time Traveler Summer Camp Volunteers

The California Museum

Monday, June 25th – Friday, June 29th ; Monday, July 16th – Friday, July 20th | 9:00am-12:30pm ; 12:30pm-5:00pm

Minimum age: 18

Help kids explore 10,000 years of history and culture in the California Time Traveler Camp! This summer camp is geared towards young adventurers ages 6-11 and offers engaging learning experiences as participants travel back in time to the state’s significant eras. A combination of exhibit tours, excursions to nearby sites and hands-on activities, daily itineraries begin on Monday in modern California and end on Friday in the state’s prehistoric past over 10,000 years ago. The Museum is looking for camp volunteers to help implement crafts and activities and assist staff with off-site supervision of campers.

Sign up here

 

Schoolmarms & School Masters Needed

City of Sacramento | The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

Now until August 1, 2018

Minimum age: 18+

The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum is looking for new docents to volunteer as schoolmarms or school masters. Volunteers should enjoy sharing information, like history, have one or two half-days a month to volunteer, like children, enjoy dressing up in costume and want to be a part of a living history program. Volunteers meet visitors from all over the world and across the country, many of whom are teachers or have family members who taught or attended a one-room school.

Sign up here

 

After-School Program Assistant (Sunset Valley – Wheatland)

Mercy Housing California

Monday thru Thursday | 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Minimum age: 18

Mercy Housing is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the after-school program onsite at Sunset Valley Apartments. With staff support, volunteers will assist middle and elementary aged youth to complete homework and build literacy skills. Volunteers will also help implement physical education and art activities throughout the semester. Gain experience in an educational setting, learn about affordable housing, and give back to your community- all while having fun!

Express Interest here

 

 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

 

 

Conversation Practice / Instructional Assistance for Refugees Learning English

Bach Viet Association, Inc.

Monday thru Fridays | 8:30 am – 22:30 am; 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

Minimum age: 18

 

Home Energy Conservation Program

Rebuilding Together Sacramento

Tuesday thru Thursday mornings

Minimum age: 18

Rebuilding Together Sacramento is looking for volunteer installers who will help lower energy consumption in the homes of families with low income, as well as homes of the elderly, disabled or families with children.  Volunteers will serve a two to four-hour weekly or bi-weekly shift.  Supplies will be provided, but volunteers must be willing to provide a driver’s license and auto insurance information.

Express Interest here

Volunteer with your Group to Deliver Meals!

Meals on Wheels by ACC

Ongoing until July 2018

Minimum age: 1 (with adult), 18

Meals on Wheels by ACC will need volunteers to lend a caring hand to seniors who are isolated, alone, fragile and in need of a nutritious meal.  Volunteers will deliver a bag of shelf-stable food to seniors during emergencies and check-in with the seniors to ensure safety in their homes.  Background check information will be needed and a quick senior safety and California Department of Aging security training will be provided.

Express Interest here

 

Help Out at the PCTA Office

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Monday thru Friday | 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help the Pacific Crest Trail Association manage 2,000+ annual volunteers! They are looking for volunteers who can help with office administration and volunteer management. This is a rewarding chance to give back to the trail and become part of the PCT community. Duties/responsibilities include filing/organizing paper and photo records, assembling mailings and database management (Raiser’s Edge).

Express Interest here

May the Force Be With You! May 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

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May is here, and we give you more opportunities to give you the force to serve!  Big events will need volunteers including Amgen Tour of California, American Red Cross’ Sound The Alarm, as well as ongoing opportunities such as packing lunches for the Salvation Army and Wind Youth Services.  Check it out!

Featured Opportunities

 

Support City of Sacramento at the 2018 Amgen Tour of California Finale

HandsOn Sacramento Emergency Services and City of Sacramento Office of Emergency Services

Saturday, May 19th | 7:00am – 11:30 am; 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Minimum age (with adult): 16+, 18

The 2018 Amgen Tour of California finish is in Sacramento!  Volunteers will be close to the action as they help staff the “Exclusion Zone,” the area where spectators will pass through before entering the exhibit area, start/finish line and winner’s podium.  Coffee, snacks and free parking will be provided to all volunteers.  A brief training will be provided to all volunteers.

Sign up here

VOLUNTEER TOMORROW!

ReIMAGINE Mack Road Day of Community Impact

ReIMAGINE Mack Road Foundation

Saturday, April 28th | 8:00am – 12:00pm

Minimum age (with adult): 12+, 16

Help ReIMAGINE Mack Road Foundation to ReVITALIZE the neighborhood playground and the Mack Road Business District.  Duties include: repainting an obstacle course, seed raised urban garden beds, reseed the soccer field, refresh the landscape with new wood fiber and removing trash and debris.

Lunch will be provided for all volunteers!

Sign up here

 

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Sound the Alarm. Save A Life.

American Red Cross, Gold Country Region

Friday, May 4th – Saturday, May 5th | 9:00am – 4:00pm (Friday); 9:00am – 1:00pm (Saturday); 9:00 am – 2:00 pm (Saturday)

Minimum age (with adult): 16+, 18

American Red Cross, Gold Country Region is looking for volunteers for “Sound the Alarm. Save a Life,” a campaign to help install 100,000 free smoke alarms nationwide.  Volunteers can be a Safety Educator, Smoke Alarm Installer or Documenter. This event will happen in various locations including West Sacramento, Citrus Heights, Live Oak, Placerville, and Redding.

Sign up here

 

Girl Scouts Event Support Volunteer – STEM Center Make-a-Palooza

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Saturday, May 5th | 10:00am – 4:00pm

Minimum age: 18

The GSHCC Stem Center + MakerSpace is a place where girls can incorporate scientific discovery in their lives.  Volunteers are needed as general event support such as running STEM & Maker activities, event set-up/clean-up, check-in, replenishing supplies throughout the day, passing out snacks and water and direct event traffic and parking.

Sign up here

 

Fundraising Event Volunteers: Blue Heart Classic — Kentucky Derby Celebration

Blue Heart International

Saturday, May 5th | 8:00am – 8:00pm (various shifts throughout the day)

Minimum age: 21

Blue Heart International is going to have their annual fundraiser, Kentucky Derby Celebration, to benefit survivors of sex trafficking and those at risk.  Volunteer opportunities include set-up/cleanup, and assisting with the auction.

Sign up here

May Volunteer Opportunities

 

Fab 40’s 5K Volunteer

Alzheimer’s Association

Tuesday, May 1 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Minimum age: 14 (with Adult), 14+

The Fab 40’s 5K is an annual event hosted by East Lawn Memorial Park at their location in East Sacramento, benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. There are numerous activities that volunteers can assist with between the hours of 6:30am-12:30pm, including registration, t-shirt pick up, route monitors, clean up and other assignments.  This is a great opportunity for service groups, students, Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops, company teams, or individuals.

Sign up here

 

Latina Action Day

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality

Wednesday, May 23 | 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Minimum age: 17 (with adult), 18+

The Latina Action Day Conference convenes 500 Latina leaders in Sacramento from all over California. This one day conference is designed to facilitate dialogue between corporate and community Latina leaders and elected officials on public policies affecting Latinas in California. Through town halls, public hearings, and workshops, HOPE presents up to date information, analysis, and access to decision-makers on critical issues such as healthcare reform, higher education, and the California State budget. Volunteers are needed throughout the day to assist with the workshops and registration, set-up/clean-up, and greet attendees.

Sign up here

 

Computer Science Intern

City of Sacramento

Ongoing until May 31 | 20-40 hours, 6 months duration

Minimum age: 18+

The City of Sacramento is looking for their next Computer Science Intern. Implementation of this position allows technical expertise from Computer Science students to coordinate with projects requiring innovative solutions for compliance and integration between existing HR databases. They should possess complex algorithm authorship in languages such as C+, C++, SQL, Python, etc. Familiarity with PSQuery. Other duties include project assistance as pertains to database integration, script writing, and support with automation of systems. Code writing, research, and testing of executable scripts for use in HR systems.

Sign up here

 

Sacramento Walk to End Alzheimer’s Committee

Alzheimer’s Association

Minimum age (with adult): 14, 18+

The Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer’s care, support, research, and advocacy. This event will be returning to Sacramento in the fall of 2018 and they need your help to make it happen! You will have opportunities to serve on sub-committees such as sponsorship, recruitment, retention, marketing and outreach, AIM (Alzheimer’s Impact Movement) Advocacy, Mission, and Logistics.  Traning will be provided and committee calls happen regularly.

Express Interest here

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

After-School Program Assistant (Sunset Valley – Wheatland)

Mercy Housing California

Monday-Thursday | 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Minimum age: 18

Mercy Housing is seeking enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the after-school program onsite at Sunset Valley Apartments. With staff support, volunteers will assist middle and elementary aged youth to complete homework and build literacy skills. Volunteers will also help implement physical education and art activities throughout the semester. Gain experience in an educational setting, learn about affordable housing, and give back to your community- all while having fun!

Express Interest here

 

Conversation Practice / Instructional Assistance for Refugees Learning English

Bach Viet Association, Inc.

Monday-Friday | 8:30am – 11:30am; 12:00noon – 3:00pm

Minimum age: 18

 

Home Energy Conservation Program

Rebuilding Together Sacramento

Tuesday – Thursday mornings

Minimum age: 18

Rebuilding Together Sacramento is looking for volunteer installers who will help lower energy consumption in the homes of families with low income, as well as homes of the elderly, disabled or families with children.  Volunteers will serve a two to four-hour weekly or bi-weekly shift.  Supplies will be provided, but volunteers must be willing to provide a driver’s license and auto insurance information.

Express Interest here

Volunteer with your Group to Deliver Meals!

Meals on Wheels by ACC

Ongoing until July 2018

Minimum age (with adult): 1+, 18

Meals on Wheels by ACC will need volunteers to lend a caring hand to seniors who are isolated, alone, fragile and in need of a nutritious meal.  Volunteers will deliver a bag of shelf-stable food to seniors during emergencies and check-in with the seniors to ensure safety in their homes.  Background check information will be needed and a quick senior safety and California Department of Aging security training will be provided.

Express Interest here

 

Help Out at the PCTA Office

Pacific Crest Trail Association

Monday – Friday | 9:00am – 5:00pm

Help the Pacific Crest Trail Association manage 2,000+ annual volunteers!

They are looking for volunteers who can help with office administration and volunteer management. This is a rewarding chance to give back to the trail and become part of the PCT community. Duties/responsibilities include filing/organizing paper and photo records, assembling mailings and database management (Raiser’s Edge).

Express Interest here

 

Help Create Goody Bags for Children in Need

Project Birthday

Ongoing

Minimum age (with adult): All ages

Help celebrate the lives of children in need! Project Birthday is in need of goody bags for their monthly birthday parties at homeless shelters and transitional living facilities throughout the Sacramento area.   Project Birthday monthly parties are something that children look forward to every month. You can help bring a smile to their faces!

Here are some ideas on what to put on a goody bag:

  • Bouncy balls
  • Mini playdoh
  • #2 pencils
  • Any type of toys that kids would like (except toy guns even if water filled)
  • Stickers
  • Fake tattoos
  • Costume jewelry
  • Crayons
  • Erasers
  • Mini coloring books or activity books
  • Playing cards or flash cards, Pokemon cards
  • Small plastic dinosaurs or animals
  • Socks
  • Hair ties
  • Balls, squishy stress balls

Leave out anything too small.  Edibles such as food and candy are not allowed.

Express Interest here

Spread Goodwill this April! April 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

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Spring is almost here!  This month, we are sharing volunteer opportunities that will make your March memorable.

Featured Opportunities

REGISTER TODAY!
There are only a couple volunteer spots left.

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Sabroso: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Sunday, April 8| 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Papa Murphy’s Park

Minimum age: 21+

Spring Break is in Sacramento! Sabroso: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!

Volunteers are needed to pour beer at the event. Call time is on or before 10:30 am and all volunteers are required to attend a short “responsible beer pouring” training session. Volunteers will also receive a free lunch. After their shift, they will be given a drink voucher and will be free to enjoy the rest of the event! Volunteers must be 21+.The shift will be from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.

For each volunteer who pours beer at the event, the festival organizers will generously donate $50 to HandsOn Sacramento!

Sign up here

Girl Scouts Event Support Volunteer –

Girls Leading Our Way (GLOW) Conference

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Saturday, April 7| 7:30 am – 10:30 am & 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

6601 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819

Minimum age: 18

The 4th Annual Girls Leading Our Way Conference (GLOW) empowers Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 to step into leadership roles and drive change in the world. GLOW will offer hands-on workshops, inspiring guest speakers and exhibitors from leaders in the areas of STEM, entrepreneurship, outdoor adventure, and community impact. Event support volunteers will interact with Girl Scouts and staff to help deliver a quality conference to girls in grades 9-12. Volunteers  will help with event set up, clean up, registration and girl support.

Sign up here

Girl Scouts Event Support Volunteer – Stem Center Make-a-Palooza

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Saturday, May 5 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

6601 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819

Minimum age: 18

Making change in communities takes many forms! At this event, Girl Scouts will explore how others are making change with art, design, tech and science and how they can, too. There will be several hands-on activities to spark girls’ curiosity and creativity. Volunteers are needed to assist in leading activities throughout the day, help with event set-up, check in and clean up, and ensure girls have the highest quality experience at this event.

Sign up here

 

 

April Volunteer Opportunities

 

Fab 40’s 5K Volunteer

Alzheimer’s Association

Tuesday, May 1 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

East Lawn Memorial Park

Minimum age: 14 (with Adult), 14+

The Fab 40’s 5K is an annual event hosted by East Lawn Memorial Park at their location in East Sacramento, benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. There are numerous activities that volunteers can assist with between the hours of 6:30am-12:30pm, including:

Registration (6:30am-9:30am)-Check in participants, register day-of participants, and field questions about the event
T-shirt pick up (6:30-9:30am)-Hand out event t-shirts to participants
Route monitors (8:00-10:30am)-Ensure safety of and cheer on participants
Clean up (11:00am-12:30pm)-Assist with cleaning up the event site
Other assignments available between the hours of 6:30-11:00am
This is a great opportunity for service groups, students, Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops, company teams, or individuals.

Sign up here

Sacramento Food Film Festival: Broccoli HQ

Food Literacy Center

Saturday, April 21 | 12:00 am – 8:30 am

The Colonial Theater

Minimum age: 16 (with adult), 18+

 

Food Literacy Center is eggplant excited to be sharing the future plans for Broccoli HQ. The evening will showcase the architectural drawings accompanied with an “ideal school lunch” dinner. They will need help with set-up, ushering, serving, and clean-up for this event. The Sacramento Food Film Festival is an opportunity to educate the public about their food system, and work collaboratively to create positive change and improve food literacy.

Sign up here

Latina Action Day

Hispanas Organized for Political Equality

Wednesday, May 23 | 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel

Minimum age: 17 (with adult), 18+

 

The Latina Action Day Conference convenes 500 Latina leaders in Sacramento from all over California. This one day conference is designed to facilitate dialogue between corporate and community Latina leaders and elected officials on public policies affecting Latinas in California. Through town halls, public hearings, and workshops, HOPE presents up to date information, analysis, and access to decision makers on critical issues such as healthcare reform, higher education, and the California State budget. Volunteers are needed to assist with the workshops and registration, set-up/clean-up, and greet attendees.

Sign up here

Getting Kids Outdoors

Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Minimum age: 16+ (with adult), 18+

 

Sacramento Inspring Connections Outdoors, a program of the Sierra Club, is a 100% volunteer organization that provides experiences in nature for youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to get outdoors to learn about and enjoy nature. By introducing participants to the transformative power of nature Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) supports John Muir’s assertion that people who experience wilderness firsthand are much more likely to preserve it for future generations.

Volunteers can help in a variety of way: lead and assist on trips; prepare meals for outings; assist with equippment and supplies; do administrative chores; and help with fundarising!

Sign up here

Computer Science Intern

City of Sacramento

Ongoing until May 31 | 20-40 hours, 6 months duration

Sacramento City Hall

Minimum age: 18+

 

The City of Sacramento is looking for their next Computer Science Intern. Implementation of this position allows technical expertise from Computer Science students to coordinate with projects requiring innovative solutions for compliance and integration between existing HR databases. They should possess complex algorithm authorship in languages such as C+, C++, SQL, Python, etc. Familiarity with PSQuery. Other duties include: Project assistance as pertains to database integration, script writing, and support with automation of systems. Code writing, research, and testing of executable scripts for use in HR systems.

Sign up here

Senior Congragate Meal Volunteers at the Hart Senior Center

City of Sacramento

Monday – Friday | 10:15 am – 12:15 pm

Hart Senior Center

Minimum age: 18+

 

Seeking outgoing individuals who can assist with our daily lunch program and help promote a friendly, efficient environment. Duties may include: Assisting with greeting guests, recording meals served, orienting and helping new guests complete intake forms, socializing with seniors, assisting with individual needs, such as serving food and beverages, condiments, etc., and other tasks to create a welcoming, supportive atmosphere. Volunteers work from approximately 10:15am-12:15pm, Monday through Friday (dependent on scheduling needs).

Sign up here

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation CPA Volunteer

Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation

January thru December 2018 | 5-10 hours a month

The Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation (SFDCF) is seeking a volunteer CPA (Certified Public Accountant for Nonprofits) who specializes in nonprofit accounting and taxes. The CPA will be tasked with reviewing the foundation’s treasurer ledgers and assist with filing the proper tax forms. The member will be welcomed to attend all Board meetings. This is strictly voluntary.

Express Interest Here

Pianist Needed for Senior Center

Hart Senior Center

Mondays thru Thursdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

916 27th Street, Sacramento, CA

Are you looking to put your musical talents to good use? The Ethel Hart Senior Center, located at 915 27th Street, Sacramento, is seeking a volunteer/s to visit their Senior lunch program and play music to enhance the environment and promote an enjoyable experience for guests.

Pianist volunteers are needed to provide live music from 11am-12pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Attendees enjoy a wide variety of music from classical to contemporary.

Desired qualifications: A musical talent or skill to share, interest in providing background music, friendly personality, punctual and reliable. Length of commitment:  Can be short-term or ongoing, depending on your availability and program needs.

Express Interest Here

Public Program Volunteer

Powerhouse Science Center

Minimum age: 16 (with Adult), 18

Do you have a passion for STEM learning or museum education? The Public Programs team at the Powerhouse Science Center offers hands-on learning experiences throughout the year, often facilitated by our volunteer pool. You do not have to be a scientist to join us, all we ask is that you are excited to inspire tomorrow’s scientists today!

Express Interest here

Salesforce Data Entry

Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada

January thru December 2018 | 2-40 hours a week, flexible

Goodwill Sacramento has recently partnered with several nonprofits in the communities we serve, and we are in the process of migrating all the database records from each of the nonprofit organizations into one centralized Salesforce database.  We need volunteer(s) to help with cleaning up the data to ready it for import, assistance with the migration of data, and new entry.

Express Interest Here

Help Pack Lunches for Homeless Youth 

Wind Youth Services

Minimum age: 15 (with Adult), 18

 

Wind Youth Services needs volunteers to help donate, prepare and deliver sack lunches for about 25-30 youth every day at the Wind Youth Drop-in Center.

Please arrive between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m with your donation. Donated lunches can be delivered in a ziplock bag or paper lunch sack. The following are suggested items to include in each lunch:

  • Sandwich bread
  • Sandwich meat & cheese
  • Mayo & mustard packets
  • Fruit cups
  • Cliff bars or granola bars
  • Dried fruit and nuts
  • Small bags of chips or cookies
  • Juice
  • Bottled water
  • ‘Fun Size’ candy bars

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Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant

Goodwill Industries Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada

Ongoing| Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (flexible)

8001 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95826

Minimum age: 21

Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada is looking for their next Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant. The Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing general administrative support to Goodwill’s volunteer program. Duties include responding to those who are interested in volunteering and helping them to schedule their shifts.

Sign up here

More in Store for March!

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Spring is almost here!  This month, we are sharing volunteer opportunities that will make your March memorable.

Featured Opportunities

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Sabroso: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival

Sunday, April 8| 12:00 noon – 4:00 pm

Papa Murphy’s Park

Minimum age: 21+

Spring Break is in Sacramento! Sabroso: Craft Beer, Taco & Music Festival will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings, tasty gourmet tacos, Lucha Libre style wrestling and live music!

Volunteers are needed to pour beer at the event. Call time is on or before 10:30 am and all volunteers are required to attend a short “responsible beer pouring” training session. Volunteers will also receive a free lunch. After their shift, they will be given a drink voucher and will be free to enjoy the rest of the event! Volunteers must be 21+.The shift will be from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.

For each volunteer who pours beer at the event, the festival organizers will generously donate $50 to HandsOn Sacramento!

Sign up here

Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant

Goodwill Industries Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada

Ongoing| Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (flexible)

8001 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95826

Minimum age: 21

Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley & Northern Nevada is looking for their next Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant. The Volunteer Services Administrative Assistant is responsible for providing general administrative support to Goodwill’s volunteer program. Duties include responding to those who are interested in volunteering and helping them to schedule their shifts.

Sign up here

 

March Volunteer Opportunities

Girl Scouts Event Support Volunteer – Girls Leading Our Way (GLOW) Conference

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Saturday, April 7| 7:30 am – 10:30 am & 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

6601 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819

Minimum age: 18

The 4th Annual Girls Leading Our Way Conference (GLOW) empowers Girl Scouts in grades 9-12 to step into leadership roles and drive change in the world. GLOW will offer hands-on workshops, inspiring guest speakers and exhibitors from leaders in the areas of STEM, entrepreneurship, outdoor adventure, and community impact. Event support volunteers will interact with Girl Scouts and staff to help deliver a quality conference to girls in grades 9-12. Volunteers  will help with event set up, clean up, registration and girl support.

Sign up here

Girl Scouts Event Support Volunteer – Stem Center Make-a-Palooza

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California

Saturday, May 5 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

6601 Elvas Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819

Minimum age: 18

Making change in communities takes many forms! At this event, Girl Scouts will explore how others are making change with art, design, tech and science and how they can, too. There will be several hands-on activities to spark girls’ curiosity and creativity. Volunteers are needed to assist in leading activities throughout the day, help with event set-up, check in and clean up, and ensure girls have the highest quality experience at this event.

Sign up here

Fab 40’s 5K Volunteer

Alzheimer’s Association

Tuesday, May 1 | 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

East Lawn Memorial Park

Minimum age: 14 (with Adult), 14+

The Fab 40’s 5K is an annual event hosted by East Lawn Memorial Park at their location in East Sacramento, benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association. There are numerous activities that volunteers can assist with between the hours of 6:30am-12:30pm, including:

Registration (6:30am-9:30am)-Check in participants, register day-of participants, and field questions about the event
T-shirt pick up (6:30-9:30am)-Hand out event t-shirts to participants
Route monitors (8:00-10:30am)-Ensure safety of and cheer on participants
Clean up (11:00am-12:30pm)-Assist with cleaning up the event site
Other assignments available between the hours of 6:30-11:00am
This is a great opportunity for service groups, students, Girl Scout troops, Boy Scout troops, company teams, or individuals.

Sign up here

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Salesforce Data Entry

Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada

January thru December 2018 | 2-40 hours a week, flexible

Goodwill Sacramento has recently partnered with several nonprofits in the communities we serve, and we are in the process of migrating all the database records from each of the nonprofit organizations into one centralized Salesforce database.  We need volunteer(s) to help with cleaning up the data to ready it for import, assistance with the migration of data, and new entry.

Express Interest Here

Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation CPA Volunteer

Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation

January thru December 2018 | 5-10 hours a month

The Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation (SFDCF) is seeking a volunteer CPA (Certified Public Accountant for Nonprofits) who specializes in nonprofit accounting and taxes. The CPA will be tasked with reviewing the foundation’s treasurer ledgers and assist with filing the proper tax forms. The member will be welcomed to attend all Board meetings. This is strictly voluntary.

Express Interest Here

 

Pianist Needed for Senior Center

Hart Senior Center

Mondays thru Thursdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

916 27th Street, Sacramento, CA

Are you looking to put your musical talents to good use? The Ethel Hart Senior Center, located at 915 27th Street, Sacramento, is seeking a volunteer/s to visit their Senior lunch program and play music to enhance the environment and promote an enjoyable experience for guests.

Pianist volunteers are needed to provide live music from 11am-12pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. Attendees enjoy a wide variety of music from classical to contemporary.

Desired qualifications: A musical talent or skill to share, interest in providing background music, friendly personality, punctual and reliable. Length of commitment:  Can be short-term or ongoing, depending on your availability and program needs.

Express Interest Here

 

Help Teach Healthy Eating in the Classroom

Food Literacy Center

Minimum age: 16 (with Adult)

Ever wanted to help kids in the community learn about healthy eating? Ever wanted to dress up as a vegetable or participate in other fennel fun food activities? Join Food Literacy Center tomatillo team! Their mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. They teach low-income elementary children cooking and nutrition to improve our health, community, and environment. They currently teach food literacy in 10 after-school programs throughout the Sacramento area. Program typically runs on Monday-Thursday around 2:30-5:30 PM (depending on the school).

Express Interest here

Public Program Volunteer

Powerhouse Science Center

Minimum age: 16 (with Adult), 18

Do you have a passion for STEM learning or museum education? The Public Programs team at the Powerhouse Science Center offers hands-on learning experiences throughout the year, often facilitated by our volunteer pool. You do not have to be a scientist to join us, all we ask is that you are excited to inspire tomorrow’s scientists today!

Express Interest here

Share the Love: February Volunteer Opportunities

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The season of love is here!  There are many ways to share love, and one of it involves volunteering!  Here are some of our volunteer opportunities for this month.

Featured Opportunities

Make Valentine’s Day Card for Seniors

Meal on Wheels by ACC

Saturday, February 3 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831

Minimum age: none

Send Your Love and Kindness this Valentine’s Day!

Meals on Wheels by ACC is hosting their annual Valentine’s Day Cardmaking Workshop on Saturday, February 3, 2018 from 10:00am-3:00pm! Help them craft cards filled with loving thoughts for the homebound seniors of our program at the ACC Center, located at 7334 Park City Drive, Sacramento, CA 95831! These cards will be sent out to 1,500 participants of their program- just in time to bring our seniors warm wishes and loving thoughts on Valentine’s Day.

Craft supplies and art materials to make cards will be provided. All ages welcome!

Sign up here

February Volunteer Opportunities

Mills Middle STEM Fair Help Needed

Folsom Cordova Unified School District

Thursday, February 1 – Friday, February 2| 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm & 8:00 am – 3:00 pm, respectively

10439 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Minimum age: 18

Mills Middle STEM School is in need of adult volunteers that can direct students and families where to go during the event, supervise students and tables with interactive STEM activities in the cafeteria, and supervise students viewing the STEM FAIR Showcase in the library.

Sign up here (Thursday)

Sign up here (Friday)

Sacramento Museum Day

Sacramento History Museum

Saturday, February 3 | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sacramento History Museum, Old Sacramento, CA 95814

Minimum age: 18

The Sacramento History Museum is participating in the 20th year of Sacramento Museum Day and needs volunteer support! The Sacramento History Museum will offer free admission, gold panning, and costumed reenactors at the museum. Over the course of the day, they expect to see about 2,000 or more people come to the museum and they need volunteer support to keep operations running smoothly. Morning and afternoon volunteer shifts available.

Sign up here

 

Festa di Vino

Food Literacy Center

Saturday, February 24 | 12:00 noon – 3:00 pm

California Automobile Museum, 2200 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818

Minimum age: 16 (with Adult)

The Point West Rotary Club is hosting their annual Festa di Vino event on February 24th, 2018 and they have chosen Food Literacy Center as their main beneficiary! They will need help with general event setup and cleanup as well as serving, tabling, and selling raffle tickets during the event.

Sign up here

 

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation CPA Volunteer

Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation

January thru December 2018 | 5-10 hours a month

The Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation (SFDCF) is seeking a CPA (Certified Public Accountant for Nonprofits) who specializes in nonprofit accounting and taxes. The CPA will be tasked with reviewing the foundation’s treasurer ledgers and assist with filing the proper tax forms. The member will be welcomed to attend all Board meetings. This is strictly voluntary.

Express Interest Here

 

Pianist Needed for Senior Center

Hart Senior Center

Mondays thru Thursdays | 11:00 am – 12:00 noon

916 27th Street, Sacramento, CA

Are you looking to put your musical talents to good use? The Ethel Hart Senior Center, located at 915 27th Street, Sacramento, is seeking a volunteer/s to visit their congregate lunch program and play music to enhance the environment and promote an enjoyable experience for our guests.

Pianist volunteers are needed to provide live music from 11am-12pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. They enjoy a wide variety of music from classical to contemporary and have a piano on site.

Desired qualifications: A musical talent or skill to share, interest in providing background music, friendly personality, punctual and reliable. Length of commitment- Can be short-term or ongoing, dependent on your availability and program needs.

Express Interest Here

 

Help Teach Healthy Eating in the Classroom

Food Literacy Center

Minimum age: 16 (with Adult)

Ever wanted to help kids in the community learn about healthy eating? Ever wanted to dress up as a vegetable or participate in other fennel fun food activities? Join Food Literacy Center tomatillo team! Their mission is to inspire kids to eat their vegetables. They teach low-income elementary children cooking and nutrition to improve our health, community, and environment. They currently teach food literacy in 10 after-school programs throughout the Sacramento area. Program typically runs on Monday-Thursday around 2:30-5:30 PM (depending on the school).

Express Interest here

 

Conversation Practice / Instructional Assistant for Refugees Learning English

Bach Viet Association
Minimum age: 16 (with Adult)
Bach Viet Association is helping Refugees and new immigrants in settling in our community. They are looking for conversation practice volunteers who will help teach English and immerse refugees with everyday conversations.

 

Express Interest here

 

One Hour to Make a Difference – Reading Tutors Needed

Reading Partners

Minimum age: 14

Do you have one hour a week to make a difference in a child’s life? Volunteer as a literacy tutor with Reading Partners! Their program collaborates with local elementary schools to train community volunteers to provide one-on-one support and mentoring for elementary student readers. Tutors are paired to work with the same student for at least one semester, for one weekly 45-minute tutoring session. No previous experience is necessary! Reading Partners currently works within 8 schools in Sacramento, and seek volunteers to tutor Monday through Thursday, between 8 AM – 5 PM (hours may vary slightly from center to center).

Express Interest here

 

Medical Reserve Corps Member

Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps

Minimum age: 18

The Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps engages volunteers to strengthen public health, emergency response and community resiliency. Join the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and you will 1) Help the Sacramento region to be more prepared for a disaster or large-scale medical emergency; 2) Join a team of active and retired medical professionals and support volunteers; 3) Receive training on health and disaster-related topics to prepare our MRC membership to assist first responders with field triage in a large scale disaster, provide support to public health, provide triage and assistance to hospitals in a surge, provide medically related support to shelters and community support. Consider joining the Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps today!

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