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Short-Term Volunteer Opportunities and Orientations

september 2018

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 or visit us on Facebook.

latest newsletter: September 2018

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 orientation will be Thursday, September 20th from 3:30-4:30 pm.

 

Sacramento Zoo Volunteer Orientation – Please join the team at the Sacramento Zoo.  The Zoo is currently accepting applications for Zoo Ambassadors, the Level 1 volunteer position.  All new volunteers must begin as a Zoo Ambassador before moving on to additional programs.  Zoo Ambassadors can participate in a variety of different roles:  front gate greeting and assistance, grounds cleanup, special events and other special projects.  Zoo Ambassadors must be 15 years or older and must complete a Zoo Ambassador orientation.  The next orientation will be November 3rd.  Interested?  Please complete an online application here!

In-Kind Donation Requests

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. You may also donate online. If you have any questions, please email Janice Wagaman.

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 on-going volunteer positions as well as short-term activities. Some of the short-term and special event options coming up soon are listed below. Please check with the contact first before completing the Short-term Volunteer Agreement form.

For additional opportunities with the City of Sacramento, contact Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 808-8317.

 

The Great American River Cleanup (GARCU) – Saturday, September 15th – 9 to Noon - Join 1,000+ of your neighbors at one of 20 locations for this fun annual event! The GARCU is the American River Parkway Foundation’s largest annual cleanup on the 3rd Saturday in September, hosted in conjunction with the California Coastal Commission’s Coastal Cleanup Day. Volunteers across the state of California come together to remove trash and debris from the state’s waterways. Locally several City of Sacramento parks locations will be included such as Sutter’s Landing and Sacramento Northern Bikeway Trailhead (C Street between 19th and 20th streets in Midtown Sacramento).  Wear work clothes and sturdy shoes and bring your own work gloves if you have them. Register here.

 

Legends of Wine 2018 - Celebrating the region’s wine production, local legends Darrell Corti and David Berkley hand-pick their favorite varietals for a celebration on the West Steps of the Capitol. Volunteers are needed Thursday, September 20th from 6-9 pm at the California State Capitol, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento 95814.  Volunteers will help with set-up, bussing, volunteer check-in and more. If you’d like to help, please join the Sac Event Crew:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

Stop and Help the Roses with the Friends of East Sac – Volunteers are needed for the United Way Day of Caring to help prune, mulch, weed, dead-head roses, rake, pick up litter, smell the roses, feel the sun and find some friends in the McKinley Park Rose Garden on Friday, September 21st from 9 am to 12 noon.  Volunteers will be meeting at the rose garden in McKinley Park at 601 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento 95816. Please wear close-toed shoes and sunscreen, and bring garden gloves, water and sharp rose clippers (these items can also be provided.)  Sign up here:  http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/post/stop-and-help-roses-friends-east-sac

 

Tahoe Park Clean Up – For the third straight year, the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association is partnering with the United Way California Capital Region and their annual Day Of Caring campaign with a family friendly park beautification event Saturday, September 22nd from 9 am to 12 noon to help beautify Tahoe Park! We provide the tools, gloves and snacks! Family friendly with activities for all ages. Please wear closed-toed shoes and pants. Please click on the "tickets" link to officially sign up, or copy this URL into your browser: http://www.yourlocalunitedway.org/post/tahoe-park-clean-tahoe-park-neighborhood-association

 

District 8 Festival Latino - The Office of Councilmember Larry Carr needs volunteers for the District 8 ¡Festival Latino! The event will take place on Saturday, September 22nd at Nielsen Park, 7596 Center Parkway, Sacramento, CA. Volunteers are needed from 8am to 5pm. Typical duties include: Set-up, clean-up, hand out information, staff areas of a park and directing people in the right way. Please register here.

 

Sacramento Cross Country Capital Cross Challenge - This will be the fourth annual Capital Cross Challenge and will take place at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento 95821 on Saturday, September 29th. For this event, along with the collegiate races, there will be several other races which will include high school, middle school and youth athletes. This year’s meet will be the largest in the race’s history with nearly 4,000 athletes competing. The meet is co-hosted by Sacramento State, the Sacramento Sports Commission and the Sacramento Running Association.  Volunteers are needed to serve as parking attendants. If you’d like to help, please join the Sac Event Crew:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival - Join Fairytale Town, 3901 Land Park Drive, Sacramento 95822  for the 18th annual ScholarShare Children’s Book Festival on Saturday, September 29th and Sunday, September 30th, the largest early childhood literacy event in the Sacramento region! Enjoy back-to-back readings and presentations from authors and illustrators on the Mother Goose Stage, then shop at our official bookseller, Time Tested Books booth, to purchase your favorite story. Authors and illustrators will be available to sign books immediately following their presentations. Volunteers are needed both days from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 12 Noon to 4 pm.  For Children's Book Festival we are asking volunteers to wear children's book themed clothing or costumes!  Dr. Seuss or other literary costumes are encouraged! (you must be able to perform a variety of tasks if you dress up please keep this in mind). To volunteer, please sign up here:  http://bttr.im/iqvwz

 

Farm to Fork Festival 2018 - The Farm-to-Fork Festival will return to Capitol Mall showcasing the farms, food, drinks and so much more that make Sacramento America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital. This free event will take place on Saturday, September 29th on the Capitol Mall Greens, Sacramento 95814 and volunteers are needed from 11 am to 6 pm.  Volunteers will assist in the beer/wine pavilion, information booth, serve as stage hands for chefs and assist with vendor move-in.  If you’d like to help, please join the Sac Event Crew:  www.saceventcrew.com

  

Wheelchair Rugby Wednesdays,  October 3, 10 and 17, 2018, 5:30pm – 9:30pm,  at 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.  Up to 8 volunteers needed. Volunteer with Access Leisure and Paralympic Sports to enhance life experience of people with disabilities.  Access Leisure, a program of The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.  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.

Minimum age to volunteer is 14.

 

Seymour/Wenzel Park Spruce-Up – Join Councilmember Rick Jennings, Trustee Darrel Woo and District 7 Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle for the Seymour/Wenzel Park Spruce-Up on Saturday, October 6th from 1 pm to 4 pm.  The park is located at 845 Florin Road, Sacramento 95831.  Volunteers are needed to help repaint, clean and weed.  All equipment will be provided. Commissioner Lavelle will also provide snacks.  All we need is you!  Please wear sunscreen, closed-toe shoes and clothes you can get dirty.  RSVP requested to parks@devinlavelle.com or call: (916) 808-7192.  More information at www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/District7

 

Lunch and Cinema, Saturday, October 6, 2018 10:00am-3:30pm, UA Market Palace 1739 Arden Way, Sacramento, Ca 95815.  Come and enjoy a day out to the movies and lunch with friends. Several food choices available in the market place venue.  Your admission to the movies will be paid for, however you will need to bring extra money for your lunch and movie snacks if you would like them. 3 volunteers needed. Volunteer with Access Leisure and Paralympic Sports to enhance life experience of people with disabilities.  Access Leisure, a program of The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.  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.   Minimum age to volunteer is 16.  

 

Land Park Volunteer Corps - Join members of the community for the next Land Park Volunteer Corps workday in William Land Park on Saturday, October 6th at 9 am.  Come out to help trim, clean, weed, mulch and otherwise spiff up Land Park. So 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

 

Paint & Sip, Wednesday, October 10, 2018 5:30pm-9:00pm, Senior Center 915 27th St. Sacramento, Ca 95816 (Cypress Room).  A little painting with some great non-alcoholic beverages.  We will need your assistance in setting up for our participants and helping them along the way.  5 volunteers needed.  Volunteer with Access Leisure and Paralympic Sports to enhance life experience of people with disabilities.  Access Leisure, a program of The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.  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.   Minimum age to volunteer is 16.

 

Ghost Tour Volunteers - Old Sacramento Living History is looking for volunteers for Ghost Tours this October!  Ghost Tour performances are Friday and Saturday evenings, the last three weeks of October (October 12-27). We’re looking for a few more volunteer actors. Costumes and make-up will be provided. No experience necessary, just a desire to perform in front of a crowd.  We’re also looking for volunteer groups (6-10 individuals) to help set-up scenes and props around the museum before each performance.  Please email livinghistory@cityofsacramento.org for more details.

 

McKinley Park Rose Garden – Deadheading Our 1,200 Roses! - Yes, this is the rose garden shown in the movie "Lady Bird!" Located at the corner of 33rd and H Streets, and 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 and eight perennial beds. In 2018, we've started monthly volunteer events open to the public each second Saturday of the month. On Saturday, October 13th, 9 a.m. - noon, please join us to deadhead the roses. We will be pruning off anything that wouldn't look gorgeous in a bouquet. We'll be doing this for the rest of the year up through November. Trainers will be on hand to show you how it's done. We do have some supplies we loan out on a first-come, first-served basis. If you can bring your own garden gloves, buckets, hand trowel or bypass clippers, please do, and we recommend wearing a hat or visor, and closed-toed shoes are a must!  Any minors attending the events will need to bring a signed volunteer waiver form. Please come out and help us keep the Rose Garden beautiful, healthy and movie-worthy! There are also opportunities for individual volunteer orientations: Once trained, you can come volunteer on your own schedule. For more information or to get the volunteer waiver form, please contact friendsofeastsac@aol.com. Hope to see you there!

 

Community Days - Greetings from Fairytale Town! Volunteers are needed to help with the monthly Sacramento Adventure Playground activities. 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 7-15, the Playground opens up for children of all ages to come and play on Community Days. Advance registration is not required. Community Days are held on the second Saturday of the month (except December and January) from 11 AM to 3 PM. Volunteers are needed for these 2nd Saturday events. Volunteers must be 18 or older, or with an approved service club.  Volunteer shifts are from 10:30am-4pm. Community days are the 2nd Saturday of each month February-November. The next Community Day will be Saturday, October 13th. 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.

 

Video Pizza - Monday, October 15, 2018 5:30pm-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.   4 Volunteers needed.  Volunteer with Access Leisure and Paralympic Sports to enhance life experience of people with disabilities.  Access Leisure, a program of The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.  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   Minimum age to volunteer is 16.

 

 

Mesa Grande/Willie Caston Park Spruce-Up – Join Councilmember Rick Jennings, District 7 Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle for the Mesa Grande/Willie Caston Park Spruce-Up on Saturday, October 20th from 1 pm to 4 pm.  The park is located at 4325 Valley Hi Drive, Sacramento.  Volunteers are needed to help repaint, clean and weed.  All equipment will be provided. Commissioner Lavelle will also provide snacks.  All we need is you!  Please wear sunscreen, closed-toe shoes and clothes you can get dirty.  RSVP requested to parks@devinlavelle.com or call: (916) 808-7192.  More information at www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/District7

 

Adaptive Cycling - Must have your own bike and helmet. Saturday, October 20th – Morning Ride – 8:30am – 1:30pm, Meet at Discovery Park. You will be riding along side of our athletes.  You may we with an experienced rider, or with someone with will need assistance.  If you have ridden tandem before, please make sure you let us know ahead of time. Rides will be dependent upon participant’s abilities.  Up to 3 volunteers needed. Volunteer with Access Leisure and Paralympic Sports to enhance life experience of people with disabilities.  Access Leisure, a program of The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.  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

 

Fall Family Festival - Lend a helping hand at the Oak Park Community Center’s Fall Family Festival on Thursday, October 25th! We need volunteers ages 18 and up to help from 4 pm to 8 pm. Volunteer tasks include: helping with set up and clean up, help with children’s games and crafts, direct lines or collect tickets and help with activities such as bounce house or trick or treating. The Oak Park Community Center is located at 3425 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817.  This event is focused on families so a positive attitude and enthusiasm is required. To learn more, please contact Emily Hoefler at ehoefler@cityofsacramento.org or call 918 808-6151.  To sign up to volunteer visit: http://bttr.im/lnm1b

 

Halloween Spooktacular, Saturday October 27, 2018 4:30pm-9:30pm, Senior Center 915 27th St. Sacramento, Ca 95816.  Our annual Halloween dance and costume contest.  Come dressed up in your Halloween costume and dance the night away.  We will need help setting up, socializing, dancing and clean up.  Make sure you wear your dancing shoes. Up to 15 volunteers needed. Volunteer with Access Leisure and Paralympic Sports to enhance life experience of people with disabilities.  Access Leisure, a program of The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.  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.

Minimum age to volunteer is 16.

 

Boo at the Zoo – Visitors will enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the ENTIRE zoo at 15 different candy stations, face painting for kids, festive games, themed stage shows, magic shows with Trevor the Magician, keeper chats and even animal enrichments. The Sacramento Zoo is looking for volunteers to help us at this year’s Boo at the Zoo events! We will need volunteers on October 27th and October 28th, 2018 between 10am and 5pm to help us do a variety of things including candy distribution, face painting, trash pickup, and more! Please follow this link in order to sign up to volunteer for this fun filled event!

 

GoalballSaturday October 27, 2018, 10:00am – 3:30pm at 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 with the athletes while wearing an eye mask.  Up to 8 volunteers needed.  Volunteer with Access Leisure and Paralympic Sports to enhance life experience of people with disabilities.  Access Leisure, a program of The City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, provides sports, residential camping and outdoor education as well as social and fitness programs for children, teens, and adults with disabilities.  Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event.   Minimum age to volunteer is 14.  Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org.

 

Monster Mash - Volunteers are needed for our Monster Mash event Monday, October 29th from 4:30-7:30pm at the Joe Mims Hagginwood Community Center, 3271 Marysville Blvd., Sacramento.  To volunteer call DeDee at (916) 808-6114 or email dcornelius@cityofsacramento.org This event is a dance, and movie night for families. The event includes art, dinner, movies, music, challenges, face painting, snacks, goody bags and more. Assigned duties will be given out upon arrival. Looking for volunteers 15 years and older. Volunteers are asked to dress in costume or wear all black. Must respond by October 24th.

 

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.