Share Your Time This Fall! October 2018 Volunteer Opportunities

HandsOn Sacramento is here to give you more reasons to fall for fall season! Our latest opportunities await you!

Featured Volunteer Opportunities

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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.

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WEAVE’s 40th Anniversary Disco

WEAVE, Inc.
Friday, October 12th until Sunday, October 14th

Minimum (with Adult): 12

For 40 years, WEAVE has been committed to building a community that does not tolerate sexual assault, domestic violence, and sex trafficking and provides survivors with the support they need to be safe and thrive. On October 13, they will be celebrating 40 years of serving the Sacramento Community by throwing a disco! They need 200 volunteers to help us over 3 days to make this event happen.

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Free Tax Prep

Help Get It Back

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

At the beginning of 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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Ghost Tour Volunteers

City of Sacramento
Friday, October 12th until Saturday, October 27th | 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Minimum (with Adult): 18

Old Sacramento Living History is looking for volunteers for Ghost Tours this October! Ghost Tour performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, the last three weeks of October (October 12-27). They are looking for a few more volunteer actors. Costumes and make-up will be provided. No experience necessary, just a desire to perform in front of a crowd.

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October Volunteer Opportunities

 

Lettuce Harvest

Yolo Food Bank
Wednesday, October 3rd | 10:00am – 12:00pm
Minimum (with Adult):1+, Minimum Age:18+

Did you know 1 in 7 Yolo County residents are facing hunger! Let’s Take Action!

Yolo Food Bank relies heavily on volunteers to pick the produce that we distribute out to the community. 25% of all food given out by Yolo Food Bank is fresh produce. Volunteers are needed to bridge the gap between the many food insecure people and Yolo County’s abundant agricultural landscape.

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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.

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Mesa Grande/Willie Caston Park Spruce-Up

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

Join Councilmember Rick Jennings, District 7 Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle for the Mesa Grande/Willie Caston Park Spruce-Up on Saturday, October 20th from 1 pm to 4 pm. The park is located at 4325 Valley Hi Drive, Sacramento. 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.

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Christmas Assistance Interviewers

Salvation Army Sacramento County
Ongoing until October 12th | 9:00am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

This Holiday season, The Salvation Army needs your help with the process of interviewing families for their Angel Tree Program. They are helping over 4500 families during the Christmas Season and your help is crucial to providing this service and giving families the joy of Christmas.

Volunteer duties may include:

Helping families complete a one-page application to qualify to receive food, clothing and toys.
Asking them about their children’s toy wishes and clothing sizes.
Checking for verification of income, address. etc.
Knowledge of Spanish, Russian or Ukrainian can be helpful.
Good printing/handwriting and attention to detail are important.

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Christmas Assistance Data Entry

Salvation Army Sacramento County
Ongoing until October 12th | 9:00am – 12:00pm; 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

This Holiday season, The Salvation Army needs your help with the process of interviewing families for their Angel Tree Program. They are helping over 4500 families during the Christmas Season and your help is crucial to providing this service and giving families the joy of Christmas.

Volunteer duties may include:

Input information from prospective client’s applications into a database.
Applications will include info about their children’s toy wishes and clothing sizes, as well personal info related to verification of income, address. etc.
Knowledge of Spanish, Russian or Ukrainian can be helpful.

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Deadheading 1,200 Roses at McKinley Park Rose Garden

City of Sacramento
Saturday, October 13th | 9:00am – 12:00pm
Minimum age (with or without Adult): 14

Located at the corner of 33rd and H Streets, and overseen by the nonprofit Friends of East Sacramento, City of Sacramento and Friends of East Sacramento welcome volunteers of all ages, all 12 months of the year. The 1.5-acre garden has 1,200 roses and eight perennial beds. In 2018, monthly volunteer events have opened to the public each second Saturday of the month. On Saturday, October 13th, 9 a.m. – noon, please join them to deadhead the roses. They will be pruning off anything that wouldn’t look gorgeous in a bouquet. They will be doing this for the rest of the year up through November. Trainers will be on hand to show you how it’s done. Some supplies will be loaned out on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you can bring your own garden gloves, buckets, hand trowel or bypass clippers, please do, and wearing a hat or visor, and closed-toed shoes are a must! Any minors attending the events will need to bring a signed volunteer waiver form. Please come out and help keep the Rose Garden beautiful, healthy and movie-worthy! There are also opportunities for individual volunteer orientations: Once trained, you can come volunteer on your own schedule.

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14th Annual Helping Handbags Luncheon

Salvation Army Sacramento County
Saturday, October 13th | 9:00am – 2:30pm
Minimum Age: 18

The 14th annual Helping Handbag Luncheon and Auction is a wonderful event designed to raise funds to help women and children in our community. The event is held at McClellan Conference Center.

Volunteer duties may include:

Assist staff with registration and check-out
Assist staff with silent auction
Assist staff with live auction
Help monitor sections where handbags are located
There will be a 9:15 am orientation

*Lunch will be provided

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Community Days

City of Sacramento
Saturday, October 13th | 10:00am – 4:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

Greetings from Fairytale Town! Volunteers are needed to help with the monthly Sacramento Adventure Playground activities. Please wear closed toe shoes and clothing and shoes that can get dirty. It will be a fun day of building, playing, and making a mess! While the Sacramento Adventure Playground’s regular operating hours are designed for ages 7-15, the Playground opens up for children of all ages to come and play on Community Days. Advance registration is not required. Community Days are held on the second Saturday of the month (except December and January) from 11 AM to 3 PM. Volunteers are needed for these 2nd Saturday events. 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.

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Family Fall Festival

City of Sacramento
Thursday, October 25th | 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

Lend a helping hand at the Oak Park Community Center’s Fall Family Festival on Thursday, October 25th! The City of Sacramento needs volunteers ages 18 and up to help from 4 pm to 8 pm. Volunteer tasks include: helping with set up and clean up, help with children’s games and crafts, direct lines or collect tickets and help with activities such as bounce house or trick or treating. The Oak Park Community Center is located at 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817. This event is focused on families so a positive attitude and enthusiasm is required.

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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!

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Sacramento County Public Health Exercise

Sacramento County Public Health
Thursday, November 8th | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

Help Sacramento County Prepare for a Public Health Emergency and Participate in a Preparedness Drill!

Join us! Sacramento County Public Health is conducting an exercise as part of the 2018 Statewide Medical Health Exercise involving Sacramento County Public Health, California Department of Public Health, and the Center for Disease Control.

On Thursday, November 8, 2018, the county will be conducting a Medical Point of Dispensing (MPOD) exercise to test and validate medical countermeasure dispensing plans. The exercise is meant to address an “unusual” health event for which a medical countermeasure (treatment) response is deemed necessary. Volunteers do NOT need a medical background.

Volunteers may be asked to serve as part of the staffing for the MPOD or may be used as “simulated” public persons coming to go through the MPOD to receive the medical countermeasures (may go through several times to simulate a large crowd to test MPOD throughput). All volunteers will receive appropriate “Just-in-time” Training the morning of the exercise and will be asked to give feedback to help us improve procedures, information, forms, and messaging in the exercise scenario.

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October Volunteer Opportunities

 

I Feel Joy Wall

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

The “I feel joy when” wall is a public art chalkboard 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.

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Hospice Volunteer

Bristol Hospice
Ongoing
Minimum Age: 18

Bristol Hospice is looking for the following volunteers:
• Patient volunteer – provides companionship to a patient and their family. This includes 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.

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Senior Congregate Meal Volunteers at the Hart Senior Center

City of Sacramento
Ongoing
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).

Desired qualifications: Positive, friendly attitude, willing to help with a variety of tasks, some detail-oriented in nature. May require some bending and lifting.

Length of commitment: Three months minimum, opportunity for long-term.

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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.

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Museum Volunteers

Placer County Museums
Ongoing until August 2019
Minimum age (with Adult): 14,
Minimum Age: 18

Museum volunteers greet visitors to Placer County Museum’s 7 county museums during regular museum hours, 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., 7 days a week. New Volunteer Training helps prepare them for their responsibilities by introducing them to the area’s history as well as procedures specific to the individual museums and museum programs. Once they have completed training, volunteers commit to a minimum of 10 hours/month to the museum(s), where they greet guests, give tours and generally assist visitors in their enjoyment of the exhibits. Some also assist with community and education programs, including Living History and Gold Rush Programs for elementary school children, Walking Tours of Old Town Auburn, Cemetery Tours, and Heritage Trail, a summer-long, county-wide museum event.

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Conversation Practice with English Language Learners

Bach Viet Association
Ongoing
Minimum age (with Adult): 14, Minimum age: 18
(court-ordered allowed)

Bach Viet Association, Inc. is a Non-Profit Organization Employment and Social Service Provider for refugees. They provide Vocational English as Second Language classes that help our participants build up or strengthen their English reading, writing, and speaking ability. Volunteers will expect to encounter individuals with different levels of English abilities. They are looking for a wide variety of ages and backgrounds to expose the refugees to the full range and diversity that makes up our community. We especially encourage women to apply.

Requirements:

Native English Speaker

Flexible with scheduling whether you commit to once a week or multiple days.

Have a strong interest in assisting and getting to know the refugees arriving in our community.

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