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Short-term Opportunities

The City of Sacramento and its non-profit partners have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for youth and adults. These include short-term as well as on-going activities. For further information contact Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 808-8317. Follow us on Twitter, visit us on Facebook or find us on Instagram.

LATEST NEWSLETTER: june 2019 

Orientations and Training   

 

Summer Fun Camp Volunteers – Fairytale Town is looking for teen volunteers (ages 13-18) to help at Summer Fun Camps as teaching assistants.  If you enjoy working with young children and want to have some fun this summer, be sure to sign up!  For more information visit:  https://www.fairytaletown.org/support/volunteer/  If you’d like to help, contact Topaz Bess for details and to schedule your interview: tbess@fairytaletown.org

 

Volunteer Art Ambassadors – Volunteer Art Ambassadors are needed to support an Art in Public Places special project:  River Crossing by British artist, Joshua Sofaer.  The project will invite individuals to nominate someone to be commemorated by having the public dock in Sacramento or West Sacramento named after them.  The nomination period is from May 25 to July 10, 2019.  Volunteers will help spread the word about the project and encourage residents from both cities to make nominations.  Volunteer Art Ambassador activities will involve a 2-hour training session with the artist, which will include an introduction to the project, an overview of socially-engaged art, an opportunity to participate in the nomination process and a verbal communication skills workshop.  Volunteer Art Ambassadors must attend one, 2-hour training session on Saturday, May 25th or Sunday, May 26th from 10 am to 12 noon at the Crocker Art Museum.  After training, Volunteer Art Ambassadors will choose at least 1 day to join the River Crossing team at a community event:  Saturday, May 25th, Waterfront Days Event in Old Sacramento, 1-5 pm, Sunday, May 26th, Waterfront Days Event in Old Sacramento, 1-5 pm, Sunday, June 2nd, River City Marketplace at The Barn in West Sacramento, 11 am-4 pm, Saturday June 8, Sacramento Pride from 11 am-5 pm and Sunday, June 9th Sacramento Pride from 11 am- 5 pm.  Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteers should have an interest in public art, and be open to communicating with the public. If you’d like to become a Volunteer Art Ambassador, contact Justina Martino:  justina@joshuasofaer.com

 

Angelique Ashby’s Youth Action Corps – Councilwoman Ashby’s youth volunteer programs want you! – Middle school through college-age volunteers are invited to come hear how the District One youth programs can be a gateway to your future!  Last year, we connected our youth to TONS of volunteer opportunities, scholarships, paid internships, and jobs.  Be sure to bring a completed waiver:  www.AngeliqueAshby.com/youth  If you have any further questions, please contact AFavila@cityofsacramento.org   Upcoming orientations will be held at the North Natomas Public Library, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835.  The meetings will take place in the Community Room.   Next orientations will be Tuesday, June 4th from 4-5 pm and Thursday June 13th from 4-5 pm.

   

Cat and Kitten Foster Class –There is no room for kittens at the shelter and they are in need of new volunteers to give kittens a temporary home for several weeks.  Help Front Street foster kittens and cats. Save lives! Next Kitten and Cat Foster Class is Saturday, June 8th from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Front Street Animal Shelter, 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Register here: www.frontstreetfosters.weebly.com  (Due to renovations this orientation may be relocated or re-scheduled.)

 

Dog Foster Class - Help Front Street foster puppies and dogs. Save lives! Next Puppy and Dog Foster Class is Monday, June 24th from 6-7 pm at the Front Street Animal Shelter, 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Register here: www.frontstreetfosters.weebly.com  (Due to renovations this orientation may be relocated or re-scheduled.)

 

Sacramento Zoo Ambassadors Needed:  If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Sacramento Zoo for 2019 please fill out an application online to be considered. Once you apply, you will be contacted for an interview. To apply,  visit: www.saczoo.org/support/volunteer or email our volunteer coordinator, Phillip Drobnicki; pdrobnicki@saczoo.org The next volunteer orientation is July 14th. Looking forward to working with you!

 

Fairytale Town Volunteer Orientation - Help make magic at Fairytale Town as a volunteer! Fairytale Town is looking for mature, dedicated, hard-working volunteers, that would like to give back to their community. Sign up for the Volunteer Orientation to learn about the various volunteer opportunities at Fairytale Town, including special events, summer camps, on-demand shifts, and the Volun-teen Program for ages 13-18. Volunteers must be at least 13 for all programs. The orientation will take place Saturday, July 28th from 11 am to 12 noon at Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento 95822. For more information, contact Topaz Bess at (916) 808-2682 or email: tbess@fairytaletown.org   RSVPs are required. Please complete the short RSVP form to sign up for a Volunteer Orientation. For more information and to reserve your spot, visit:  https://www.fairytaletown.org/calendar/volunteer-orientation-2/

  

Wash dishes and save lives!  The Front Street Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help out at the shelter providing the basic daily care that our animals need.  In-shelter volunteers will help with kennel cleaning, sanitizing dishes, washing laundry, processing food in the pet food pantry, and other assorted chores to help keep the shelter a safe place for the animals in our care.  There’s a lot of poop to scoop!  If you don’t mind getting your hands dirty because your heart is big for animals, come to one of our orientations – the first Thursday or the third Wednesday of each month, 5:30-8:30 pm.  Sign up online at www.frontstreetshelter.org.

 

donations

Guitar Donations - The Oak Park Community Center, 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Sacramento,  is seeking guitar donations for a free guitar class for teens. If you have a guitar to donate please contact the community center at (916) 808-6151.

The Front Street Animal Shelter - The shelter is requesting dog and cat food, blankets, newspapers, hot dogs, dryer sheets, cat beds, dog and cat toys, gas cards, and foster care supplies. Bring donations to the Front Street Shelter Reception Building, 2127 Front Street, Sacramento 95818 Wednesday - Sunday, 9 am to 5 pm or donate online. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Wagaman.

 

short-term Volunteer Opportunities

 

Junior Giants Coaches and Team Parents – Volunteers are needed to assist with the Junior Giants baseball/softball program this summer.  Volunteers serve as coaches, assistant coaches and team parents for the 8 week program.  The season starts Saturday, June 1st.  Junior Giants is a free, noncompetitive, coed baseball/softball program for under-served youth ages 5-18.  Youth have a chance to learn the basics of baseball/softball during the summer while also discovering the importance of self-esteem and respect. Volunteers do not have to have prior experience.  Staff will provide training and guidance for all volunteers.  At the beginning of the season, staff conduct a Coach/Team Parent training in which they go over everything needed to be successful as volunteers.  A detailed weekly lesson plan (including practice schedules) will be provided that coaches/team parents can follow the entire season.  Junior Giants representatives will be out at the fields during practice time to assist the Coaches/Team Parents if needed.  Time commitment is about 3-4 hours per week, one 90 minute practice during the week (5 pm-6:30 pm or 6:30 pm to 8 pm) and one 60 minute game on Saturday (sometime between 9 am and 12 noon).  Practice time/day will be selected by the Coach/Team Parents at the training session.  The season runs June 1st to August 10th. For Coach/Team Parent volunteer assignment descriptions and to register to volunteer visit: https://gojrgiants.sportngin.com/register/form/741213297  If you have questions, contact Scott Jensen at sjensen@cityofsacramento.org or call: (916) 808-6657.

Sports-RCIF Baseball Program –June 8Saturday, 9:30am -1:30pm and June 15Saturday, 9:30am -1:30pm, River Cats Independence Field, 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA  95832.  Come out and join our participants in playing baseball on our all accessible fields.  This is a recreation league designed to get out, enjoy ourselves and assist our participants in the game.  You may be asked to use one of our Sports wheelchairs and play the game.15 volunteers needed.  You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

Sports-SAN FRANCISCO Giants WHEELCHAIR Softball Practice –June 8, 2019 4:30pm-8:30pm,  June 22, 2019 8:30am-12:30pm and June 23, 2019 8:30pm-12:30pm. River Cats Independence Field, 2450 Meadowview Road (corner of 24th and Meadowview) This is not Raley Field!  Assist the athletes on the field, set up and clean-up of the ball field.  You may be asked to use a Sports wheelchair and play the game.  Please bring work gloves.  4 volunteers needed.  You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.or 

Event Days at Sacramento Adventure Playground - Volunteers are needed to help with Special Events and the monthly Community Play Day at the Sacramento Adventure Playground. 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 6-15, the Playground opens up for children of all ages to come and play on Community Days and most Special Events.  Community Days are held on the second Saturday of the month (Feb.- Nov) from 11 a.m to 4 p.m.  Volunteers must be 18 or older, or with an approved service club. Volunteer shifts are from are usually ½ prior to event start and end at close time. Listed below are the volunteer need dates and event times for 2019.  Group Volunteer maintenance and/or special projects, and specialized activity instructors always wanted.  Adventure Playground is located at the Maple Neighborhood Center (formerly Maple Elementary School), 3301 37th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95824. To volunteer, contact Steve Caudle, Play Manager:  scaudle@fairytaletown.org  or (916) 222-3831.  www.sacadventureplay.org  The next events are: Community Days June 8, 11 am-4 pm; Crafts and Science Day June 15, 11 am-4 pm; Fire & Ice Summer Camp June 24-28, 9 am -12 noon.

McKinley Park Rose Garden - Bring your sunglasses when you volunteer here because the roses are almost too much to take in during a sunny day!  Featured in the award winning movie "Lady Bird", this rose garden is blooming it's head off right now and needs constant deadheading!  If you don't know what that means, come and we'll teach you how to do it!  Located at the corner of 33rd and H Streets, and overseen by the non-profit Friends of East Sacramento, we welcome volunteers of all ages, all 12 months of the year.  Our 1.5-acre garden has 1,200 roses, and eight perennial beds that all need attention!  Our volunteer opportunities are all open for public participation!  Our gardening projects for June will include deadheading the roses, and YES we still have weeds to pull!  We try to let the volunteer choose which project they would enjoy doing.  We will have volunteer opportunities from 9 am until noon on.........Sat Jun 8th, Sun Jun 23rd, and Sat Jun 29th.  From June until November we will always have a volunteer opportunity on the 2nd Saturday of the month!  We have all the supplies we loan out on a first-come, first served basis.  If you can bring your own garden gloves, buckets, trowels, or bypass clippers, please do, and we recommend wearing a hat or visor, and closed-toed shoes are a must!  There is always someone there to train and lead the volunteers.  This venue also encourages "team leadership" and "team participation!"  Also a great place for companies to practice "team building" with their employees too during the weekdays! There are also opportunities for individual volunteer orientations on other days throughout the month of June.  Once trained, you can come volunteer on your own schedule. Hope to see you soon to help us keep the McKinley Rose Garden healthy, beautiful and movie worthy!  Any minors attending the events will need to bring a signed volunteer waiver form.  For additional information, or to schedule a volunteer orientation, or to get the volunteer waiver form, please contact friendsofeastsac@aol.com

Sports-SAN FRANCISCO Giants WHEELCHAIR Softball-a-Thon – June 9, 2019 7:30am-3:30pm. River Cats Independence Field, 2450 Meadowview Road (corner of 24th and Meadowview.) This is not Raley Field! Assist the athletes on the field, set up and clean-up of the ball field.  You may be asked to use a Sports wheelchair and play the game.  Please bring work gloves.  4 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

Social-Video Pizza Night – Monday, June 10, 2019 5:00-9:00pm, Senior Center 915 27th St. Sacramento, Ca 95816. See the latest release and enjoy some pizza and socializing.  We will need your help with socialization and clean up.  3 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

Sports-Cycling Season – Tuesday, June 11 – Second Evening River Ride - 6pm-9pm. We will meet on the south side of CSUS, near the information booth in parking lot 7.  Come and enjoy our second river ride of the season.  We will meet and get ready, then time a nice ride along the river.  You will need to bring your own bike and helmet (helmets are required when riding with our groups).  The rides will depend upon participant’s abilities. 3 Riders needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

 Sports-RCIF Baseball ProgramJune 15, Saturday, 9:30am -1:30pm, River Cats Independence Field, Pannell Community Center Accessible Field 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA  95832. Come out and join our participants in playing baseball on our all accessible fields.  This is a recreation league designed to get out, enjoy ourselves and assist our participants in the game.  You may be asked to use one of our Sports wheelchairs and play the game. This will be our final game of the season so lunch and awards will be provided.15 volunteers needed.   You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

2nd Annual Front Street Brewfest - Serve beer and save lives!  The 2nd annual Front Street Brewfest is coming on Saturday, June 15th.  Volunteers (age 21 and older) are needed to make this event successful.  We expect more than 40 beer vendors, plus food trucks, live music, and tons of people supporting the Front Street Animal Shelter!  It will be a fun day of sun, food, drink, and great people.  Groups and individuals are welcome to volunteer.  To sign up or for more information, please contact Janice at FrontStreetVolunteers@cityofsacramento.org.   

 

Father’s Day BBQ at the Zoo - Dads and Granddads will enjoy a delicious barbecue, fun lawn games and family activities at the zoo to celebrate Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16th Shifts are from 8:30 am to 1 pm and 12:30 pm to 4 pm.  High school students are invited to volunteer to support the event and earn community service hours.  If you would like to volunteer, please contact Phillip at pdrobnicki@saczoo.org

 

Volunteer at Camp Sacramento: We are looking for volunteers from June 16th- August 3rd. You can come for one day or stay the entire summer (meals and lodging is included)! A day at camp can be very exciting with the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities, such as: leading campfire songs, preparing meals for our campers, fixing cabins, helping in the store, going on hikes and playing team sports! Want to see more? WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/wP3J3xIwVxY   Each volunteer must satisfactorily complete the mandatory process as required by the City of Sacramento. This process requires a background check, fingerprint clearance and that all other paperwork be completed before commencement of volunteer service. Must be at least 15 years old to volunteer.  For more information, please contact Thomas Semeta: tsemeta@cityofsacramento.org or (916) 808-6169 or complete an application: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Recreation/Camp-Sac/Camp-Staff

   

Hart’s Healthy Pantry - Through a partnership with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, the Hart Center offers a monthly food distribution program called Hart’s Healthy Pantry to low-income seniors. Volunteers are needed the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:30 am to 1 pm.  (Dates needed: June 19, July 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16, Nov 20 and Dec 18, 2019) Volunteers must be able-bodied and comfortable working outside under an awning on the patio.  Volunteers need to be able to lift 30-40 pounds.  Volunteers will be helping to distribute pre-packed box of groceries that include foods such as milk, cereal grains, cheese, juice, canned meat, peanut butter, plus fresh fruit, vegetables and bread. Please contact lwarren@cityofsacramento.org  (916) 808-1457and /or sstewart@cityofsacramento.org  (916) 808-3814 for more information and to apply.

 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Crystal Ice Cream Fantasy – Shakespeare’s popular fairy-themed comedic play comes to life at Fairytale Town, along with all-you-can-eat Crystal ice cream on Saturday, June 22nd! Join us for a magical midsummer’s eve featuring multiple ice cream tasting stations, live entertainment, hands-on activities, an enchanted marketplace and more! Volunteers are needed to assist with this fun event from 4 to 9:30 pm.  Minimum age for volunteers is 13. Renaissance or fairy themed costumes are required for volunteers. Check out our Pinterest board for costume inspiration. For additional information and to apply visit:  http://bttr.im/iqvwz

 

Sports-SAN FRANCISCO Giants WHEELCHAIR Softball Practice – June 22, 2019 8:30am-12:30pm and June 23, 2019 8:30pm-12:30pm. River Cats Independence Field, 2450 Meadowview Road (corner of 24th and Meadowview) This is not Raley Field! Assist the athletes on the field, set up and clean-up of the ball field.  You may be asked to use a Sports wheelchair and play the game.  Please bring work gloves.  4 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

Sports- Third Evening River Bicycle Ride-Wednesday, June 26, 6pm-9pm. The group will meet at 10478 Wood Bridge Way, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670.  Come and enjoy or first river ride of the season.  We will meet and get ready, then time a nice ride along the river.  You will need to bring your own bike and helmet (helmets are required when riding with our groups).  The rides will depend upon participant’s abilities. 3 Riders needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

Sports-SAN FRANCISCO Giants WHEELCHAIR Softball Tournament – June 28-30, 2019 Times vary, see below. River Cats Independence Field, 2450 Meadowview Road (corner of 24th and Meadowview) This is not Raley Field!  Assist the athletes on the field, set up and clean-up of the ball field.  You may be asked to use a Sports wheelchair and play the game.  Please bring work gloves.  4 volunteers needed each day. Dates/times needed:  June 28th (5:00pm-9:00pm), June 29th (7:00am-5:00pm), June 30th (7:00am-5:00pm.) You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure  activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

River Park July 4th Celebration – Join Councilmember Jeff Harris and the River Park Neighborhood Association for the Annual July 4th Festival.  This Festival is a River Park tradition, and if you are new to the neighborhood it’s a great way to meet your neighbors. This year there will be a parade, live music, food trucks, games, contests, craft vendors and more.  If you’d like to be part of this awesome event, volunteers are needed to help set up, tear down, run the games/contests, assist with bike parking, and sell wrist bands.  Most volunteer posts are one-two hours so you can give back to your community and still enjoy the event.  Please contact Kim Teague if interested, at kimpossible916@hotmail.com.

 

Celebrate 4th of July in District 7! – Councilmember Rick Jennings presents: Unity in Our Community! Help us make this the best parade and festival yet! Volunteers are needed on Thursday, July 4th. Multiple shifts and tasks are available beginning at 7:30am and ending at 2:00pm to help with the annual parade along Windbridge Drive and the community festival in Garcia Bend Park.  Shifts are as follows: 7:30-11:30; 9:00-1:00; 10:00-2:00.  Tasks include, but are not limited to, the following: set up/breakdown, parade participant check-in, parade participant staging, parade marshals, vendor check-in, photo booth, face painting, bounce house attendees, behind-the-scenes support. Volunteers are asked to wear closed toe shoes, preferably tennis shoes, and apply sun screen. A commemorative volunteer t-shirt will be provided to you at check-in. Water will be provided, but depending on the weather, you might want to bring your own as well.  Minimum age to volunteer is 13. All volunteers must sign a liability waiver. For more information or to sign-up, contact Beth Koster, 20194thofjulyvolunteers@gmail.com or call 916-599-7991.  Additional information:http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/District7.

California State Fair:  The summer’s biggest celebration of the Golden State returns to Cal Expo with food, rides, exhibits, live music and so much more. Volunteers are needed to serve as greeters/information specialists at the Sacramento County Exhibit.  The fair will run from July 12th to July 28th at Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento 95815.  Various shifts needed.  To volunteer visit:  www.saceventcrew.com

Land Park Volunteer Corps Workday - Come join members of the community for the next Land Park Volunteer Corps workday in William Land Park on Saturday, July 13th at 8 am.  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.  For more information, contact lead coordinator Craig Powell at (916) 718-3030 or ckpinsacto@aol.com   

Ice Cream Safari - The Sacramento Zoo needs help on Saturday, August 17th at the annual Ice Cream Safari! Guests can get all-you-can-eat ice cream in cups, cones, sundaes, and floats and unlimited Coca-Cola beverages. Volunteers are needed from 4pm to 8:30 pm to scoop ice cream, deliver supplies, distribute beverages, paint faces, and so much more! Volunteers must be 15 years or older to volunteer alone, or 13 years and older with an adult. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Phillip at pdrobnicki@saczoo.org or by phone: (916) 808-7444.

Volunteer Fitness Court Ambassadors - The City of Sacramento has launched a beautiful outdoor Fitness Court in Roosevelt Park, joining the National Fitness Campaign to fund healthy infrastructure and make world-class fitness free for everyone. Conveniently located in downtown’s Roosevelt Park, 1615 9th St, Sacramento, CA 95814, visitors to the new Fitness Court can bike, jog or run to their no-cost bodyweight gym any day of the week! Designed for adults of all fitness levels, this state-of-the-art outdoor circuit training system provides residents an elegant option for a simple seven-movement workout experience. Volunteer Fitness Court Ambassadors are needed to demo the equipment and work with the highest levels of City leadership to develop a fit and social community.  If you’ve already made a commitment to living a healthy life, there’s nothing more rewarding than sharing your knowledge and expertise to make an impact in our community.  If you or your group would like to become Volunteer  Fitness Court Ambassadors, contact Samantha Minor at sminor@cityofsacramento.org or call: (916) 808-1706. To learn more about Sacramento’s fitness court, visit https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/news/sacramento-feature

   

Adopt-a-Plot:  If you love to garden and want extra space to expand your creativity, consider becoming an Adopt A Plot volunteer for the Historic City Cemetery.  Some gardening knowledge is helpful and there are a few rules to follow, but all beautification efforts are appreciated.  Contact City Cemetery Staff at (916) 808-5621 or (916) 825-9633 MCrose@cityofsacramento.org if interested. 

 

Haggin Oaks Golf Course Volunteers – Love golf?  Come volunteer as a Super Shop - Player Assistant for Haggin Oaks Golf Course, 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821.  Volunteers are needed who have exceptional customer service and communications skills, are highly organized and team oriented, have a valid CA driver’s license, are computer literate and available weekdays, weekends and holidays. Golf and golf club knowledge preferred. For more information contact Bill Dixon at bdixon@hagginoaks.com or call (916) 808-2533.

 

Senior Congregate Meal Volunteers - 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 month minimum, opportunity for long-term.  Interested? Please contact Sabrina Stewart at sstewart@cityofsacramento.org to request a volunteer application.

 

Volunteer Pianists Wanted! - Are you looking to put your musical talents to good use? The Ethel Hart Senior Center, located at 915 27th Street, Sacramento,  is seeking a volunteer/s to visit our congregate lunch program and play music to enhance the environment and promote an enjoyable experience for our guests. Pianist volunteers are needed to provide live music from 11am-12pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays. We enjoy a wide variety of music from classical to contemporary and have a piano onsite. Desired qualifications- A musical talent or skill to share, interest in providing background music, friendly personality, punctual and reliable. Length of commitment- Can be short-term or ongoing, dependent on your availability and program needs. Interested? Please contact Sabrina Stewart at sstewart@cityofsacramento.org  to request a volunteer application.

 

The Sacramento History Museum is looking for new docents and docent assistants. The museum is located at 101 I Street in Old Sacramento. Museum Docents lead a variety of educational programs for K-8 students. Docent Assistants help behind the scenes to ensure programs run smoothly. Interested? Please download and fill out our volunteer application. Applications can be submitted through email or dropped off at the Sacramento History Museum. Please note as museum docents and docent assistants work closely with school-aged children, applicants will undergo an interview.  For more information contact Zoey Jennings:  zjennings@cityofsacramento.org  or (916) 808-6896.  Apply today:  http://sachistorymuseum.org/get-involved/volunteer

Design Lab Facilitator - Come explore the engineering design process in Powerhouse Science Center’s brand-new Design Lab workshop! Map-out, build, and test a prototype solution to a given design challenge. volunteers have FUN engaging families with the engineering and innovation process, and learning how there’s no single “right” answer in engineering. We need volunteers daily to power this new design space. You will be our "guides on the side," helping our visitors as they solve engineering challenges ranging from building bridges and buildings, testing out aerodynamics, constructing electrical circuits, and even coding! Do not worry if you are not an engineering expert, just be willing to smile, assist and learn along with visitors! Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Contact us at Volunteers@powerhousesc.org or call us at (916) 808-3942.

Powerhouse Science Center Public Programs Team - Do you have a passion for STEM learning or museum education? The Public Programs team at the Powerhouse Science Center offers hands-on learning experiences throughout the year, often facilitated by our volunteer pool. Our goal is to make science and technology fun and accessible to all. You do not have to be a scientist to join us, all we ask is that you are excited to inspire tomorrow’s scientists today! Requirements: Must be aged 16 or older, available on weekends, willingness to work with visitors of all ages and backgrounds, personal or professional background in science, education, or museums is desired, but not necessary, ability to follow instructions from staff, ability to be flexible and creative when necessary, attend orientation and required skill builder workshops throughout the year. Volunteers must be at least 16 and available on Saturdays or Sundays. For more information, contact Diana Shibko or complete the online form.

TechConnections -  It might be hard to believe but there are many people in Sacramento who don’t have access to the internet and have never learned to use digital technology.  As a TechConnections volunteer you will help teach seniors how to stay in touch with friends and family, access information and use apps and programs to bridge the digital divide.  TechConnections topics will include introduction to Computers, Microsoft office programs, iPad, Internet and Email, Apple products, tablets and more.  Once seniors have basic computer skills, they can send email, shop online, and participate in a technology-driven world. If this is something you think you are interested in and have the availability, please email our TechConnections Coordinator Quincia Burleson at qburleson@cityofsacramento.org or call the Hart Senior Center front desk at 916-808-5462.

McKinley Park Rose Garden - Seeking volunteers to help dead head the 1,200 rose bushes in our beautiful public garden under nonprofit management. To get started new and inexperienced volunteers need to complete a 30 minute training session. After that volunteers pledge to come back on their own schedule for approximately 1 hour a week. Help is needed April through November. For more information email friendsofeastsac@aol.com.

City of Sacramento Advisory Board and Commission Vacancies- The Sacramento Youth Commission, Animal care Services Citizens Advisory Committee, as well as many other spots are available to apply for. View current listings.

Sac Event Crew– Do you enjoy meeting new people? Are you outgoing, friendly and ready to have fun? Join Sac Event Crew, volunteer, and be part of Sacramento’s premiere sporting and community events. Don’t wait! Visit saceventcrew.com and register to be part of our CREW.

Sacramento Sports Commission a Division of the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau, offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the year to many exciting high profile community events including, the AMGEN Tour of California Bike Race (May 2016), USATF Junior Olympics (July 2016), the California State Fair (July 2016), the Grape Escape at Cesar Chavez Park (June 2016), and the annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration including the Festival on Capitol Mall, and the Tower Bridge Dinner. The volunteer opportunities with each event include a variety of assignments such as, set up and tear down, hospitality, assisting in the wine/beer venues, overseeing the information booth, volunteer check-in, just to name a few. For more information and to register, visit saceventcrew.com. We look forward to having you join our team. For further information, contact Danielle Ferroni-Paulsen.

Adopt-a-Park Volunteer Program - Volunteers are invited to help with various one day or short-term stewardship activities in city parks, trails, and natural areas. Activities vary by season, and training and tools will be provided, so no prior experience is needed, only the desire to help. Opportunities are available in all neighborhoods, and many activities are great for large groups, families, or youth groups with adult supervisors. Volunteers should wear closed toed shoes and are encouraged to bring a pair of work gloves. Service activities are available weekdays, and on occasional weekends. To help or for more information, please contact Richard Perez at (916) 808-2285.

Angelique Ashby's Youth Action Corps – Join neighbors and community members in one day and on-going volunteer stewardship activities. Volunteers under age 18 need an adult supervisor. Group activities can be scheduled during regular parks hours and on occasional Saturdays or Sundays. Parks Leadership Academy for Youth, also known as PLAY is an opportunity for middle and high school aged students to learn, apply and teach park maintenance techniques to other volunteers in their local parks. PLAY has made a huge impact on how our community views and treats our parks. There has been less graffiti, littering, and vandalism since PLAY has started. Other youths in our community recognize that their friends and/or classmates work hard to preserve our beautiful parks. Community members/groups and neighborhood associations are now more comfortable adopting parks, knowing that PLAY will be there to help guide them through a park maintenance event. To join PLAY, to help at a parks event or get more information, please contact Andre Favila or visit www.angeliqueashby.com/youth.

Special Events The City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation is looking for volunteers to assist with concerts, park days, and movie nights. Volunteers will assist with various activities and assignments. Earn community hours, make new friends, increase social skills, build your resume, explore a new career and learn valuable job skills. Stay active this summer while having fun. For more information contact Erin Quinonez at (916) 808-8459.

Become a Foster Pet Provider and Help Save Lives - The Sacramento Front Street Animal Shelter is looking for dedicated individuals or families with a satisfactory living arrangement willing to house an individual animal or animals that require extra time or attention to help them thrive and become available for adoption. Being a foster care provider is ideal for people who may not be able to commit to having a pet full time, but are willing to give a few weeks to make a huge difference in the life of a homeless pet. Anyone interested in learning more is encouraged to call (916) 709-7991 (dog foster) or (916) 764-6862 (cat foster) or check out our new foster website and sign up online at www.sacpetsearch.com.

Re-enactment Volunteers - The Old Sacramento Living History program keeps the past alive through historical re-enactments, activities, marching in parades, walking tours, ghost tours, and many fun events. Training is provided. All that is needed is a love of history and a willingness to learn! For more information and to sign up to help, contact Zoey Jennings at (916) 808-7059.