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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.
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