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


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


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

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