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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: May 2019 

Orientations and Training  

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  Friday, May 3rd 3:30-4:30 pm, Tuesday, May 21st 12 noon to 1 pm, Wednesday, May 22nd 12 noon to 1 pm.

   

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

 

Summer Fun Camp Volunteers – Fairytale Town is looking for teen volunteers 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!   Fairytale Town will host an Open Interview Day on May 11th from 10 am to 2 pm for interested teens 13-18. 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

 

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, May 11th from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Front Street Animal Shelter, 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Register here: www.frontstreetfosters.weebly.com

  

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

 

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.

 

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. 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!

 

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

 

Volunteer to Get Camp Sacramento Ready for Summer: Join us in getting camp ready for the season after a long winter.  Camp Sacramento is a family camp & conference center serving residents of the Sacramento Valley and beyond since 1920.  We have a variety of opportunities throughout the month of May for groups of any size.   Spend a day with us in the beautiful High Sierra Mountains and help us prepare for camper arrival in June.   For more information, please contact Thomas Semeta, tsemeta@cityofsacramento.org  or (916) 808-6169.

  

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

 

Social:  Get Fit Club Wednesday-May 22, Time and Location to be Determined. This year we are going on a few river walks and trying our hands at Geocaching! Celebrate the fun and importance of fitness and regular physical activity in your life.  You will be helping our participants leading them to fun and adventure. 3 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 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

McKinley Park Rose Garden - Our gorgeous rose garden, that was featured in the award winning movie "Lady Bird", right now looks just like it did on the big screen!  All the roses are blooming again for the first time in 2019!   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, eight perennial beds, as well as a forest of camellia trees.  Our volunteer opportunities are all open for public participation!  Our gardening projects for May will include deadheading the roses, and for those who love pulling weeds, we can make you very happy too!  We will have volunteer opportunities in May from 9 am until noon on....Friday, May 24th and Friday, May 31st.  Starting in June we will start up our Monthly 2nd Saturday Volunteer Events again from 9 am until noon, through the month of November!  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 May. 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.

 

Social:  Get Fit Club Wednesday - May 29, Time and Location to be Determined.  This year we are going on a few river walks and trying our hands at Geocaching! Celebrate the fun and importance of fitness and regular physical activity in your life.  You will be helping our participants leading them to fun and adventure. 3 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 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

 

Sport: First Evening River Ride-Wednesday May 29, 5:00-9:00 10478 Wood Bridge Way, Ranch Cordova, CA  95670.  Come and enjoy our first river ride of the season.  We will meet and get ready, then have 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 participants’ 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

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.

 

Truitt Bark Park – Dog Park Refresh Day – Come out to volunteer for the Dog Park Refresh Day at the Truitt Bark Park at 19th and Q Streets on Saturday, June 1st from 9 am to noon.  Volunteers should be age 18 and up, bring work gloves, wear closed-toe shoes, plenty of sunscreen and a good hat.  Snacks and water will be provided to the volunteers.  If you’d like to volunteer contact Donnie at donald@exploremidtown.org or call (916) 442-1500.  If you need more information, contact Scott at scott@exploremidtown.org or call (916) 442-1500.

 

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.

 

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.   

  

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.

   

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

 

 

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

 

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.