The Freedom to Serve the Community

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

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

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

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See the Latest Newsletter Here

New HandsOn Sacramento Agency Partners

Mended Little Hearts of Sacramento

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

NorCal Poodle Rescue, Inc.

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

California State Library and Talking Book Library

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

This Month’s Volunteer Opportunities

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


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


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

News from HandsOn Sacramento

Sacramento Region VOAD is now on Social Media!

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

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

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