More Chances to Beat the Heat!

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HandsOn Sacramento suggests volunteering as a great way to spend the last days of summer. No matter how fun activities are outside, remember to hydrate and stay in the shade!
This month, new partner agencies just joined the HandsOn Sacramento family. We have exciting new opportunities this month such as WEAVE, Inc.’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes and Annual California Brewer’s Festival. Some volunteer opportunities from September will be included in this month’s newsletter.
There are so many opportunities to choose from! Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.
We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Click the links below to learn more!

Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation

Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation assists with life-saving diagnostic testing, patient advocacy, prevention education, and compassionate support to local individuals facing or fighting breast cancer.

California State Library and Talking Book Library

The California State Library and Talking Book Library strives to produce quality talking books for their patrons. They are currently looking for Audio Book Producer/Monitor Volunteers who can produce a clear, artistic and technically sound audio book for use by blind or otherwise print-disabled library patrons statewide and nationally.

This Month’s Volunteer Opportunities

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.

School Supply Drive

The Salvation Army Sacramento County
Saturday, August 3rd | 8:30am – 1:00pm
Minimum Age: 10 (with adult), 18
The Salvation Army Sacramento County is looking for volunteers who can help with their school supply drive in 10 Walmart stores in the Sacramento Area.

Yolo Food Bank – Eat Well Yolo

Yolo Food Bank
Thursdays and Fridays | 11:00am – 1:00pm (Davis); 7:00 am – 11:00 am (Woodland)
Minimum Age: Davis – 14 (with adult), 18 | Woodland – 8 (with adult), 16
Yolo Food Bank is seeking volunteers to help out at their West Sacramento food distribution on Thursdays and help distribute food on Friday mornings.

Land Park Volunteer Corps Work Day

City of Sacramento
Saturday, August 3rd | 8:00am – 11:00am
Minimum Age: 14 (with or without adult)
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.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes, the “Shoe-Over”

WEAVE, Inc.
Sunday, August 18th | 8:30am – 3:30pm
Minimum Age: 15 (with adult), 18
WEAVE, Inc. will doe a “shoe-over” event and will need volunteers to help with set up, assist walkers along the route and clean-up. This block party will help raise funds to support survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and sex trafficking in our community.

Great Sierra River Cleanup

American River Conservancy
Saturday, September 21st| 8:30am – 12:00pm
Minimum Age: 1 (with adult), 16
Join the American River Conservancy for the 11th Annual Great Sierra River Cleanup! Cleanup sites include Hangtown Creek, South Fork American River, Travese Creek, Cosumnes River and Folsom Reservoir. This event is great for family volunteering!

United Way Day of Caring

Salvation Army Sacramento County
Saturday, September 21st | 9:00am – 2:00pm
Minimum Age: 16 (with adult), 18
The Salvation Army’s Transitional Living Center will be participating in United Way’s Day of Caring on Saturday, September 21st. Volunteer opportunities include touching up painting on playground murals, garden clean-up, raking, pulling weeds and adding bark to pathways.

25th Annual California Brewer’s Festival

WEAVE, Inc.
Saturday, September 21st | 10:30am – 5:00pm
Minimum Age: 21
The 25th Annual California Brewer’s Festival chose WEAVE, Inc. as their beneficiary for their event. Volunteers are needed to help check-in attendees, hand out programs and cups, check IDs, put on wristbands and greet attendees. Parking is $5. Water and snacks will be provided.

News from HandsOn Sacramento

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Delegates from Indonesia and members of the Sacramento Region VOAD get together to discuss Disaster Recovery and Preparedness.

Sacramento Region VOAD presents to delegates from Indonesia

Last July 30th, Sacramento Region VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) was honored to present on Disaster Preparedness and Emergency management at the NorCal World Trade Center before a delegation of Disaster Management professionals from University of Muhammadiyah Malang, Indonesia. Thank you to fellow VOAD members Dawn Dwyer with CA Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries CSB Disaster Relief Ministries, Mary Lynn Perry from the City of Sacramento, Patricia Davis with the American Red Cross Gold County Region and Amy Mefford from The Salvation Army for sharing the good work that you do!

See the rest of the newsletter here.

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