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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: march 2019 

Orientations and Training 

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. The next orientation will be in March. For more information please visit their website; www.saczoo.org/volunteer or email our volunteer coordinator, Phillip Drobnicki; pdrobnicki@saczoo.org Looking forward to working with you!

 

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 Thursday, April 4th from 3:30-4:30 pm and Thursday, April 19th from 3:30-4:30 pm.

Dog Foster Class - Help Front Street foster puppies and dogs. Save lives! Next Puppy and Dog Foster Class is Monday, April 8th from 6-7 pm at the Front Street Animal Shelter, 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Register here: www.frontstreetfosters.weebly.com

 

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, April 13th from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Front Street Animal Shelter, 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Register here: www.frontstreetfosters.weebly.com

 

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, April 13th 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/

 

Sacramento Fire Reserves - Come out to become a volunteer firefighter with the Sacramento Fire Reserves.  Volunteers must be 18 or older, have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, must be able to legally work in the US, must pass a written exam, a physical agility test, an oral interview, must pass a background check, have no felonies or other legal reasons not to be accepted and must possess and maintain a valid "C" class drivers license.  The Sacramento Fire Reserves is a new guided pathway to a firefighter career.  Applications for the next fire academy are due April 30th.  For more information and for the application, please visit http://sacramentofirereserves.org

 

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

 

Summer Camp Counselor – Sacramento Zoo:  Are you looking for something to do this summer? Join the Camp Counselor program at the Sacramento Zoo! As a counselor you will lead songs and games, tour kids around the zoo, and work with teachers and kids to make sure everyone is having a great time! Additional information and the application can be found here! Volunteers ages 15-19 are needed.  The application period is February 14th to April 19th, 2019.

 

Disaster Drill with Sacramento Fire - Sacramento Fire is seeking assistance for a Mass Casualty Exercise to help our first responders practice for potential disasters. This series is being held at the South Corporation Yard.  Volunteers should wear old clothing that could be stained.  There will be two drill sessions per day: 9 am to 12 noon and 1:30-4:30 pm.  Volunteers working the morning shift should be on scene ready to check in at 8:30 am, volunteers for the afternoon shift should be on scene ready to check in at 1:00 pm. Sacramento Fire would like to see around 20 volunteers per shift if possible (we can accommodate more, but 20 is the 'sweet spot'). This MCI drill is open to all regional CERT teams as well as the general public. Members can bring their family members along if they wish. Dates to volunteer include: March 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29. Questions about the drill can be directed to Captain Erik Saari at esaari@sfd.cityofsacramento.org. To register for an MCI drill, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-sfd-mci-drills-tickets-56951180514

 

 

Sports: Wheelchair Rugby – Wednesday March 20, 2019, 5:30pm – 9:30pm, Rosa Parks Middle School 2250 68th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822 (Meet in the Gym behind the field).

We will need your help with facilitating the athletes in Wheelchair Rugby.  You will learn the rules and may be asked to participate in a wheelchair with the athletes.  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

 

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:  Mar 20, 2019, April 17, 2019, May 15, 2019, June 19, 2019, July 17, 2019, Aug 21, 2019, Sept 18, 2019, Oct 16, 2019, Nov 20, 2019 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 boxes 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  or (916) 808-1457 and /or sstewart@cityofsacramento.org or (916) 808-3814 to apply.

    

Social:  Corned beef and Cabbage Dinner and Dance Saturday March 23, 2019, 4:30pm-9:30pm,  Hart Senior Center, 916 27th street, Sacramento, CA  95816.  Enjoy a dinner from Hickory Hank of Corned Beef and Cabbage and a celebration with friends.  We will need help setting up, passing out drinks, dancing, and cleaning up.  Make sure you wear comfortable shoes!  Up to 20 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: Goalball – Saturday March 23, 2019, 10:00am – 3:30pm,  CSUS, Yosemite Hall 183.  We will need your help with facilitating the athletes Goalball.  This sport is designed for athletes with visual impairment.  You will learn the rules and may be asked to participate in with the athletes while wearing an eye mask. 8 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

  

McKinley Park Rose Garden - Come volunteer in the rose garden that was featured in the award winning movie "Lady Bird"!  Overseen by the nonprofit 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, eight perennial beds, as well as a forest of camellia trees located at 33rd and H Streets, Sacramento. Our volunteer opportunities are all open for public participation!  Come volunteer on Sunday March 24th from 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. There are many gardening projects that change with the seasons, each volunteer day can offer new projects, they may include picking up fallen camellia blossoms, cleaning out the rose beds, pulling weeds, planting flowers, or some raking!  You will get to choose which project you want to work on!  We have all the supplies we loan out on a first-come, first-served basis.  If you can bring your own garden gloves, buckets, or trowels, 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!  Coming up on Saturday, April 27th we'll celebrate our Annual Volunteer Appreciation Day/Deadheading Event from 9 am to 1 pm.  It will be the first time we deadhead the roses this year!  They will look stunning, the biggest rose blossoms of the year and the most blooming roses at one time for the year!!  Don't miss it!!  In April there will be opportunities for individual volunteer orientations.  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 get the volunteer waiver form, please contact friendsofeastsac@aol.com 

 

Food for Seniors - Through a partnership with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, the Oak Park Community Center offers a monthly food distribution program to registered low-income seniors. Volunteers are needed the 4th Thursday of each month from 9:30am to 1 pm.  (Dates needed:  Mar 28, 2019) Volunteers must be able-bodied and need to be able to lift 30-40 pounds.  Volunteers will be helping to distribute pre-packed boxes of groceries that includes canned and dry food items. Please contact mvasquez@cityofsacramento.org  (916) 808-6151 for more information and to apply.

 

Sports: Goalball – Saturday March 30, 2019, 10:00am – 3:30pm,  CSUS, Yosemite Hall 183.  We will need your help with facilitating the athletes Goalball.  This sport is designed for athletes with visual impairment.  You will learn the rules and may be asked to participate in with the athletes while wearing an eye mask.  8 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

 

Land Park Volunteer Corps Workday – It’s the start of the 10th season for the Land Park Volunteer Corps!  Come join members of the community for the first Land Park Volunteer Corps workday of 2019 in William Land Park on Saturday,  April 6th 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   (Please note this is a new date due to inclement weather.)

 

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: Wolf Scout Badge Workshop, April 6th 9 am to 11 am; Community Days, April 13th 11am to 4 pm; Brownies Scout Badge Workshop, April 27th 9 am to 11 am.

 

Creek Week 2019 – Come join family and friends as we clean up the creeks and waterways in Sacramento City and County.  There are many sites throughout the region including several within the City of Sacramento.  The clean-ups take place Saturday, April 13th from 9 am to 12 noon.  Please be prepared to get a little muddy.  Many of the clean-up sites may have poison oak. Please bring along with you your own drinking water, a bucket or re-usable shopping bag to collect light trash (per person), comfortable, washable clothes, long pants and long sleeves, hat and sunscreen, gloves (work or gardening type),shoes that can get wet and muddy, waterproof boots (optional), and grabbing tool or rake (optional).Sign up to volunteer here:  https://creekweek.net/

 

ZooZoom, April 14th 2019: In partnership with Fleet Feet the Sacramento Zoo will be hosting a 5k and 10k run in Land Park, ending at the Zoo.  Volunteers will be needed to help with Event Registration, Fluid Stations, Course Monitors and Refreshment Stations.  Shifts begin at 6:30am and at 7am and are approximately 4-5 hours long depending on the shift. If you are interested in helping out with this event volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis so please do not hesitate to RSVP as a volunteer to volunteer@saczoo.org by sending an email with the name of the event you’d like to work at and the associated shift start time.  Minimum age to volunteer is 13 with adult chaperone.

 

Oak Park Egg-stravaganza! – The Oak Park Community Center is hosting a Spring egg hunt and they are looking for 30 volunteers (18 years old or older) to help with crowd control, egg hiding and goodie giveaways for youth (ages 0-12 years old) and families. The event is April 18th from 1 – 3:30 and they are looking for volunteers to participate from 11:30am until 5:00pm. The Oak Park Community Center is located at 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Sacramento 95817  If you would like to volunteer, contact Emily at ehoefler@cityofsacramento.org by April 11th.

 

EggStravaganZoo, April 20th 2019: Come on out to the Zoo and have fun with us during the Sacramento Zoo Egg Hunt, a family fun day of activities and games.  There are several positions available from Games and Activity Stations to Egg Hunt Assistants.  Shifts start at 8:30am and 12:30pm and are approximately 4 and a half hours long.  If you are interested in helping out with this event volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis so please do not hesitate to RSVP as a volunteer to volunteer@saczoo.org by sending an email with the name of the event you’d like to work at and the associated shift start time.  Minimum age to volunteer is 13 with adult chaperone.

 

Star Wars Day, April 27th 2019: Join forces with the Rebel Alliance against the Empire in Sacramento Zoo’s Annual Start Wars Day celebration!  Our honored guests, the 501st legion will be here in costume helping us run this family event.  We have several shifts set up to help our costumed characters around the Zoo for themed photo opportunities.  Shifts start at 8:00am, 8:30am, 11:30am and 12:00pm and are approximately 4 hours long.  If you are interested in helping out with this event volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis so please do not hesitate to RSVP as a volunteer to volunteer@saczoo.org by sending an email with the name of the event you’d like to work at and the associated shift start time.  Minimum age to volunteer is 13 with adult chaperone.

 

 

Earth Day 2019 – Sacramento River Parkway & Garcia Bend Park:  Join Councilmember Rick Jennings and Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle for a volunteer day to spruce up our parks on Saturday, April 27th from 9 am to 1 pm.  Volunteers are needed to help spruce up our parks!  Equipment provided by the Sacramento Tree Foundation.  Snacks provided by Commissioner Lavelle.  All we need is you!  Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing. Minimum age to volunteer is 14, minimum age to volunteer with an adult is 3. RSVP requested to parks@devinlavelle.com or call (916) 808-7192.  For more information visit:  www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/District7

 

12th Annual Sports for Life! Soccer Tournament – The City of Sacramento 50+ Wellness Program presents its 12th Annual Sports for Life! Soccer Tournament for men and women 50+.  Divisions for this tournament include men 50+, 55+, 60+ and 65+ as well as women 50+, 55+, 60+ and 65+.  It is being held on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28 at Cherry Island Soccer complex 2429 U Street, Elverta, Sacramento 95628.  Typical duties include event set up and take down, athlete check-in and age verification, headquarters assistance, replenishing refreshments for athletes, serving lunch to athletes on Saturday, customer service and other duties as assigned. This event may be used to earn community service hours for high school and college students. Check with your teacher/professor/counselor. Minimum age to volunteer is 16 or 14 if accompanied by a responsible adult. Volunteers MUST be enthusiastic and come prepared to work! Twenty volunteers are needed each day.  Come on out, cheer on people, and have some fun!  For additional details about volunteering email: fiftypluswellness@cityofsacramento.org or call the Tournament Director at (916) 808-1593. 

 

4th Annual Mulch Mayhem Event: Why mulch? Mulch saves water and helps minimize weeds! Come join the City of Sacramento’s Water Conservation Team for a FREE Mulch Giveaway Event at the Sacramento Marina, 2 Broadway, Sacramento, 95818 on Saturday, May 4th from 7 am to 12 pm. Between 5-10 Volunteers are needed to help bag, load, and distribute mulch! Gloves, masks, and shovels will be provided by the City of Sacramento to our volunteers. Gain first-hand insights about the City’s water conservation efforts and learn about other ways you can make a positive impact. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Pizza and beverages will be provided at around noon. Minimum age to volunteer is 18. RSVP to lcather@cityofsacramento.org or call (916) 808-5605. For more information, email: engeth@cityofsacramento.org. Sign up and be a part of the mulch mayhem!

 

Amgen Tour of California 2019 – This exciting bicycle tour will return to Sacramento, with the city hosting the race’s overall start AND Team Introduction and Presentation. Join thousands of cycling fans as they line the streets to see the world’s most elite competitors ride through California’s Capital. Volunteer positions include: course marshals, anti-doping chaperone, team meal greeters, start line ambassadors, and decorations/restoration. Volunteer opportunities will be available for the entire week of May 6 – 12, 2019. To volunteer, visit:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

Wine & Brew, May 18th, 2019: This event is for volunteers who are 21 years and older.  Several shift times are available starting at 4:00pm lasting roughly 4 and a half hours. If you are interested in helping out with this event volunteers will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis so please do not hesitate to RSVP as a volunteer to volunteer@saczoo.org by sending an email with the name of the event you’d like to work at and the associated shift start time.  Minimum age to volunteer is 21.

 

NCAA Division 1 Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Regionals - College athletes compete to earn a spot in the NCAA Division 1 Track & Field Championships at Hornet Stadium, CSUS. 1,600 – 1,800 student athletes are expected to compete in this exciting event. Volunteer positions will include: credential distribution, drug testing escort/chaperone, gate monitors, hospitality, information booth/lost & found, media, ropes crew, ticket takers/security support at gates, volunteer check-in assistant.  Volunteer opportunities will be available for the entire week of May 20 – 25, 2019.  To volunteer, join the Sac Event Crew:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

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.   

 

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.

 

Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation - CPA Volunteer needed!, January 2018 – December 2018, 5 – 10 hours a month.  The Sacramento Fire Department and Community Foundation (SFDCF) is seeking a CPA (Certified Public Accountant for Nonprofits) who specializes in Nonprofit accounting and taxes. The CPA will be tasked with reviewing the foundation’s treasurer ledgers and assist with filing the proper tax forms. The member will be welcomed to attend all Board meetings. This is strictly voluntary.  If interested, contact Robert Ross at info@sfdcert.org  or call: (916) 426-2697.

 

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.