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Youth Volunteer Opportunities & Resources

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.

Orientations and Training

 

Front Street Animal Shelter – New Volunteer Orientation - The Front Street Animal Shelter is always looking for volunteers who want to help our animals find their new forever homes. We couldn't do it without our committed volunteers! You can be involved in a variety of different ways: helping with morning cleaning, the pet food pantry, training the dogs, socializing the cats, fostering animals, special projects, fundraisers and events, and much more!  The New Volunteer Orientation is mandatory for all volunteers!  If you are under the age of 16, your parent or guardian must attend the orientation with you.  The next orientations are scheduled for January 17th, February 1st & 21st, March 1st & 21st from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.  For more information and to register for an orientation, please visit:  https://www.cityofsacramento.org/General-Services/Animal-Care/Volunteer

 

District One/PLAY Youth Orientations – 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 North Natomas Public Library, 4660 Via Ingoglia, Sacramento, CA 95835. The meeting will take place in the Community Room.

 

Upcoming  PLAY Orientations:

 

  • Tuesday, January 11, 5:00 pm
  • Thursday, January 25, 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, January 30, 4:30 pm

donations

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.

Youth Volunteer Opportunities Short-term 

 

MLK Day of Service – In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy, District One PLAY will host a Day of Service on Saturday, January 13th from 11 am to 2 pm at Linden Park, 4001 Innovator Drive, Sacramento. All are welcome to come and help mulch.  Please dress safely – closed toe shoes, no flip flops or sandals, long sleeves and no shorts.  Please complete a waiver and bring it with you:  www.AngeliqueAshby.com/youth or forms will be available at the event.  If you have questions, please contact Afavila@cityofsacramento.org

 

Natomas Rose Garden Winter PruningVolunteers are needed to assist with the winter pruning of the Natomas Rose Garden.  The garden is located at 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento 95833 (next to the South Natomas Library). No experience needed.  Please bring gloves, loppers (large pruners) if available.  The dates for the pruning are the following Saturdays:  January 13, 20 and 27 from 10 am to 12 noon.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. For more information and to volunteer, please contact:  info@natomasrosegarden.org or text (916) 359-7411.

 

Lunch & Cinema Saturday January 13, 2018 - Help with Access Leisure’s fun movie and lunch event for people with disabilities on Saturday January 13th. Volunteers are needed to assist from 10:00am to 3:30pm at UA Market Square (at Arden Fair). Come and enjoy a day out to the movies and lunch with friends. Several food choices available in the market place venue.  2-3 Volunteers needed. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Volunteers must be at least 16. Contact Michelle Tabarango at (916) 808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org.

 

Wheelchair Rugby-Murderball Tournament – January 13th and 14th - Join Access Leisure in facilitating the sport of Rugby-Murderball for people with disabilities. Assist with court set up loading and unloading equipment (chairs are heavy).  Assist with transfers of athletes, and equipment fitting: gloves, belts etc. May be asked to help facilitate the tournament.  Program Location: CSU Sacramento Yosemite Hall. Time:  8:30-4:00. Dates: January 13th and January 14th.    3 volunteers needed each day. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Volunteers must be at least 14. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

 

Wheelchair Rugby - Join Access Leisure in facilitating the sport of Wheelchair Rugby for people with disabilities. Assist with court set up, loading and unloading equipment (chairs are heavy).  Assist with transfers of athletes, and equipment fitting: gloves, belts etc. You may be asked to get into a rugby chair and participate if there’s not enough players. Wheelchair Rugby Dates: January 16th 6-9 pm and January 23rd 6-9 pm.  Program location Rosa Parks Middle School, 2250 68th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Volunteers must be at least 14. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

 

Paint & Sip, Saturday, January 20, 2018 - Make Paint & Sip the perfect place for a great evening out with friends. There will be a little paint, a little non-alcoholic beverage, and a whole lot of fun! Painting with a Twist is the perfect place for a great afternoon out with friends. This Access Leisure event will take place on Saturday, January 20th from 12:30pm – 4:00 pm at Hart Senior Center! 3-5 volunteers are needed for the event. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Volunteers must be at least 16. Contact Michelle Tabarango at mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org (916) 808-1205.

 

Evening Social & Karaoke, Monday, January 22, 2018 - Help Access Leisure host an event for people with disabilities where everyone can sing!  We will sing to the latest and greatest hits while enjoying an evening of food with friends.  The event will take place Monday, January 22nd , 5:00pm -9:00pm, at the Hart Senior Center 915 27th Street Sacramento, Ca 95816.  5-8 Volunteers needed. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Volunteers must be at least 16. Contact Michelle Tabarango at mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org (916) 808-1205.

 

Scrapbooking, Wed, January 31, 2018 – Enjoy the craft of scrapbooking?  Help Access Leisure make this fun activity available to people with disabilities. Create a scrapbook memory with your favorite pictures.  The event takes place Wednesday, January 31st, 5:00pm – 9:00pm, at the Hart Senior Center 915 27th Street Sacramento, Ca 95816. 5-8 Volunteers are needed. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Volunteers must be at least 16. Contact Michelle Tabarango at mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org (916) 808-1205.

 

Sacramento Museum Day - The Sacramento History Museum is participating in the 20th year of Sacramento Museum Day on Saturday, February 3rd from 10am – 5pm and needs volunteer support! The Sacramento History Museum will offer free admission, gold panning, and costumed reenactors at the museum. Over the course of the day, we expect to see about 2,000 or more people come through the museum and we need volunteer support to keep operations running smoothly. Morning and afternoon volunteer shifts available. For more information, please contact Zoey Jennings at zjennings@cityofsacramento.org .

 

McKinley Rose Garden - Yes, this is the rose garden shown in the movie "Lady Bird"!  Located at the corner of 33rd and H Streets, and over seen by the non-profit Friends of East Sacramento, we welcome volunteers all twelve months of the year!  Our 1 1/2 acre garden has 1,200 roses and 8 perennial beds!   In 2018, there will be monthly volunteer events open to the public each 2nd Saturday of the month!  Our next Saturday events will be Saturday, February 10th from 9 am until noon, and Saturday, March 10th from 9 am until noon.  Currently we are continuing to tweak the pruning that was just accomplished and need to start cleaning up the flowerbeds of fallen leaves and petals.  Our forest of camellia trees are also dropping their blooms which need to be picked up.  The events will last from 9 am until noon.  Bring your bypass clippers, gloves and buckets (we have some supplies loaned out on a first come first served basis), and come 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 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, February 10th. 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.

 

Land Park Volunteer Corps -  Join members of the community for the first Land Park Volunteer Corps workday of the season in William Land Park on Saturday, March 3rd 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 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

 

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 Alicia Black at ablack@cityofsacramento.org to request a volunteer application.

 

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! The 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.

Zoo Ambassadors needed! - The Sacramento Zoo Volunteer Program has launched a brand new, entry-level volunteer position called “Zoo Ambassador.” Zoo Ambassadors can fulfill a variety of different roles including Front Gate Greeter, grounds crew, Zoo events, and other projects as needed. Ages 15 and up, and volunteers are needed every day of the week. View more information and submit your application on the Sacramento Zoo website.

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 listings for the Board and Commission.

Sacramento Sports Commission Brand Ambassadors - We’re looking for energetic, self-motivated people to promote Sacramento area sporting events. This is a great opportunity for high-school students or college students looking to be part of Sacramento’s coolest sport and community events volunteer team. Primary role: Greet guests at local events, and other designated locations during upcoming sport -related events in the Sacramento area. No experience required! Orientation/Open House date to be determined. Don’t wait! Send a note of interest today to dferroni@visitsacramento.com.

District 1 Parks and Youth – 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.

Parks Volunteer Program – Volunteers are invited to help with various 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. One day or short-term service activities are also available. To help or get more information, please contact Richard Perez or (916) 808-2285.

On-Going Youth Opportunities

Animal Care

Front Street Animal Shelter
Description: Operates the City of Sacramento’s animal shelter, providing shelter and care to abandoned dogs, cats, rabbits, etc., with the goal of finding them a safe and nurturing home.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist with shelter chores, special events, handling and exercising dogs
and cats, office work, adoption clinics and education
Min Age: 12 with adult supervision
Contact: Janice Wagaman, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808-8166
Address: 2127 Front Street, Sacramento, CA 95818
Prerequisites: Application and Orientation. Sign up online.

Sacramento Zoo
Description: Inspires appreciation, understanding and respect for all living things through stimulating education, wholesome recreation and innovative species management.
Volunteer Opportunities:
Summer Camp Counselor: Assist instructors with week long camp classes for children. Duties include crafts, games, enrichment activities, scavenger hunts, face painting, overnight camp programs, and more.
Zoo Teens: Zoo Teens are a group of 13 – 19 year olds interested in animals, the Earth, and our community who volunteer their time on weekends at The Sacramento Zoo. Zoo Teens will develop their own ideals, views, and passions, to help encourage zoo patrons to become better stewards of the Earth. Zoo Teens focus on educating the public about conservation, wildlife, and current events that affect the environment.
Min Age: 15
Contact: Sarah Musser, Teen Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808 - 7709
Address: 3930 Land Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95822
Website: www.saczoo.com
Prerequisite: Summer Camp Counselor applications available February through April. Zoo Teen applications available mid-April through June.

Arts, Culture and Museums:

Powerhouse Science Center and Discovery Museum
Description: A family-focused educational institution dedicated to enriching the lives of local residents and visitors to the Sacramento region by encouraging the exploration of history, nature, and space.
Volunteer Opportunities: Children’s weekend activities, museum store assistant, special events, and administrative support.
Min Age: 16
Contact: Diana Shibko, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808-3942
Address: 3615 Auburn Blvd. Sacramento, CA 95821
Social Media: Facebook: Discovery Museum and Space Center Twitter: @discoverysac
Website: https://www.cityofsacramento.org/Convention-Cultural-Services/Divisions/Powerhouse-Science-Center
Prerequisites: N/A

Fairytale Town
Description: Fairytale Town is a nonprofit 2.5 acre outdoor children’s literacy museum, whose mission is to promote the imagination, education, and creativity of children.
Volunteer Opportunities: Fairytale Town is looking for mature, dedicated, hard-working volunteers that would like to give back to their community. Potential volunteers should have a clear goal in mind, and strive to achieve that goal whenever they give service. We strive to develop strong relationships with our volunteers, to keep them coming back year after year to renew their commitment to the community and Fairytale Town.
Minimum Age: 13
Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808 - 7462
Address: 3901 Land Park Drive Sacramento, CA 95822
Website: www.fairytaletown.org
Prerequisite: Mandatory volunteer orientation offered quarterly.

Sacramento History Museum
Description: Sacramento History Museum’s mission is to explore, interpret and display the region’s history from the days before the Gold Rush to the present.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers serve in all capacities including administrative work, assisting in museum store, special events set up/tear down, or student docent. Student docents can be gallery guides and lead museum patrons around the museum and answer questions they may have about the museum collections.
Minimum Age: 14
Contact: Zoey Jennings
Phone: (916) 808-7059
Address: 101 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: http://sachistorymuseum.org/
Prerequisites: Application (found on our website); Docent positions will require training.

Old Sacramento Living History Program
Description: Living History volunteers are passionate about history and create re-enactments, lead tours, and participate in events.
Volunteer Opportunities: Historical re-enactments, costume workshops, living history days, and special tours. Events take place throughout the year. Monthly meeting on the second Saturday of the month at 10am.
Minimum Age: 14
Contact: Zoey Jennings
Phone: (916) 808-7059
Address: 101 I Street Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: http://sachistorymuseum.org/programs-events/living-history/
Prerequisites: Online application

Creating a Strong Community:

City of Sacramento – District One Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
Description: works on and participates in a number of events and projects aimed at serving the local community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Be a voice for youth in your community. Represent Vice Mayor Ashby and District One at events. Learn about governance and meet city officials. Create and participate in important service projects.
Min Age: 15 - 20 years old
Contact: Andre Favila, District One Parks & Youth Liaison
Phone: N/A
Address: City Hall, 915 I Street, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: AngeliqueAshby.com
Social Media: Follow us on Facebook.
Prerequisites: Must be a resident or attend a school within District One. Bring completed waiver to first meeting/event: AngeliqueAshby.com.

City of Sacramento Volunteer Services
Description: The City of Sacramento offers a variety of short-term and on-going volunteer opportunities for youth and teens. Contact Mary Lynn Perry at mperry@cityofsacramento.org to be added to the e-newsletter list for notification of upcoming events and programs needing volunteers.
Volunteer Opportunities: Animal care, park clean-ups, after-school programs, special events
Min Age: 12 (one-time events available for kids as young as 5 yrs. old).
Contact: Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808-8317
Address: 915 I Street, Second Floor Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: www.sacvolunteers.org
Social Media: Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter
Prerequisites: Application (Waivers for one time events).

Special Events Team
Description: – The Neighborhood Services/Special Events Department is recruiting volunteers for our Special Events Team. We are looking for volunteers to assist with various community events such as concerts, park days, and movie nights.
Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteers are needed to assist with youth activities such as face painting, games, arts and crafts, supervising jump tents, and food service. We are looking for volunteers who have a positive attitude, are outgoing, and are team players. Volunteers must have reliable transportation and be available for weekend events.
Min Age: 16 with parental consent
Contact: Erin Quinonez at (916) 808-8459

Address: Coloma Community Center, 4623 T Street, Sacramento
Prerequisites: Waiver

Sacramento Police Department - Police Cadet Program
Description: This program is part of the Sacramento Police Department’s Youth Services Unit. The curriculum is designed for individuals aged 14 to 20 interested in a law enforcement career.
Volunteer Opportunities: Police Cadets will receive training and hands-on experience in various aspects of law enforcement, leadership, physical fitness, life skills, and community service. Cadets will typically meet weekly.
Min Age: 14-20
Email: youthservices@pd.cityofsacramento.org
Phone: (916) 808-3767
Address: 300 Richards Boulevard substation
Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Police/Participate/Youth-Programs
Prerequisites: Online application.

Sacramento Youth Commission

Description: The Sacramento Youth Commission is comprised of students who were appointed by the City Council Members and Mayor as a Youth representative of their district. Sacramento Youth Commission’s mission is to protect, preserve and enhance the quality of life for Sacramento Youth by advising the City Council and the Public on issues relating to youth policies, programs, and opportunities.
Volunteer Opportunities: Attend Sacramento Youth Commission Meetings and earn community service hours! Meetings start at 6:00pm.
Min Age: 14-19
Contact: LaQuisha Beckum at (916) 808-6525
Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Sacramento, CA
Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Neighborhood-Services/Programs/Sacramento-Youth-Commission
Social Media: Follow us on Facebook.
Prerequisites: Online application.

Triple R Adult Day Program
Description: Provides respite for caregivers, recreation for seniors with memory loss and resources for families.
Volunteer Opportunities: Activities include games, crafts, cooking, music, dancing, walks, exercise; visit with the clients and provide companionship.
Minimum Age: 14
Contact: Chantell Albers
Phone: (916) 808-8375
Address: Triple-R has three locations: Midtown,Greenhaven, and North Sacramento.
Website: www.tripler.org
Prerequisite: Application. Ongoing volunteers must do a TB test.

Helping Those with Disabilities:

City of Sacramento - Access Leisure
Description: Recreational opportunities for children, teens, adults and wounded, injured or ill veterans with physical and/or intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Volunteer Opportunities: River Cats Independence Field is a fully accessible baseball field made of a rubberized surface ideal for players with disabilities that use either manual or power wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, or no assistive devices. This play opportunity is open to people with physical, intellectual and or developmental disabilities.
Min Age: 12 with parental attendance
Contact: Jenny Yarrow
Phone: 916 -808- 6017
Address:5734 47th Avenue – Sac. 95824
Website: www.accessleisuresac.org
Prerequisites: Individuals must be energetic, creative, sports minded and patient while being a positive role model. The best volunteers are enthusiastic, and caring, using their own initiative and creativity. Must be emotionally mature.

Access Leisure/Paralympic Sport Sacramento. As such, we offer sport opportunities such as wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby, goalball, handcycling, and track & field. These opportunities are open to teens, youth, adults and veterans with physical or visual disabilities.
Min Age: 18
Contact: Jenny Yarrow
Phone: 916 -808- 6017
Address: 5734 47th Avenue – Sac. 95824
Website: www.accessleisuresac.org
Prerequisites: Individuals must be energetic, sports minded and patient, understanding of recreation activities suitable for children, teens and adults with a range of ability levels. Passion for outdoor activities and sport experiences. Some events may require lifting.

Social and fitness programs are community wide activities open to teens and adults with intellectual disabilities to help enhance social skills and fitness. Activities include trips to the movies, table games,
walking for fitness, weekly bowling, and crafts programs.
Min Age: 16
Contact: Jenny Yarrow or Paula Black Sinclair
Phone: 916 -808- 6045 or 916 -808- 1205
Address:5734 47th Avenue – Sac. 95824
Website: www.accessleisuresac.org
Prerequisites: Individuals must be energetic, creative, sports minded and patient while being a positive role model. The best volunteers are enthusiastic, and caring, using their own initiative and creativity. Must be emotionally mature.

Protecting the Environment

City of Sacramento – Water Conservation
Description: We are here to help City of Sacramento customers use water wisely, which both preserves our limited water resources and can save customers money on their utility bills.
Volunteer Opportunities: most of our volunteer opportunities take place during the spring and summer. Volunteers will help put together packets for home owners, organize and help inventory supplies, prepare mailings and door hangers. Volunteers may also be utilized to help out at community outreach events and distribute door hangers throughout the community.
Min Age: 13+ (9+ with parent or guardian supervision)
Contact: Maureen Coulson
Phone: 916 -808- 5605
Address: 2260 Glen Ellen Cir., Sacramento, CA 95822
Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/Utilities/Conservation/Conservation-Calendar
Prerequisites: complete a volunteer application.

City of Sacramento Parks
Description: Maintains more than 210 parks and open spaces, totaling more than 2,000 acres.
Volunteer Opportunities: One-day and special events for groups only. Activities vary by season and include but are not limited to: gardening, weeding, pruning, planting, brush clearing, spreading mulch, litter and invasive plant removal, and playground or play field preservation or improvement.
Min Age: 18 & younger with Adult
Contact: Richard Perez, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808-2285
Address: 5730 24th Street, Building 3 Sacramento, CA 95822
Prerequisites: Application online
Website: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/ParksandRec/Parks

City of Sacramento – District One Parks Leadership Academy for Youth (PLAY)
Description: Consists of middle and high school aged students who learn, apply and teach park maintenance techniques to other volunteers in their local parks.
Volunteer Opportunities: Beautify parks throughout Natomas. Oversee clean-up events for other organizations, including registration, tool distribution, training, etc... Lots of individual, partnered, and group opportunities.
Min Age: Middle school or high school students
Contact: Andre Favila, District One Parks & Youth Liaison
Phone: N/A
Address: City Hall, 915 I Street, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: https://www.angeliqueashby.com/parks-leadership-academy-play
Social Media: Facebook
Prerequisites: Bring completed waiver to first meeting/event: https://www.angeliqueashby.com/parks-leadership-academy-play

City of Sacramento – District One Teens in Leadership Training (TiLT)
Description: Members utilize and/or learn marketing, project management, and/our community outreach skills. They will help start or rejuvenate existing park volunteer programs.
Volunteer Opportunities: Recruit organizations, businesses, and neighborhood associations to participate in park clean-up events. Take on park-related projects from start to finish. Learn and utilize important skills like marketing, planning, writing, etc...
Min Age: High school students
Contact: Andre Favila, District One Parks & Youth Liaison
Phone: N/A
Address: City Hall, 915 I Street, 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Website: https://www.angeliqueashby.com/parks-leadership-academy-play
Social Media: Facebook
Prerequisites: Bring completed waiver to first meeting/event: https://www.angeliqueashby.com/parks-leadership-academy-play

Youth Volunteer Projects

The following projects work well for groups and individuals. If you would like more information about a specific project, please contact the individual listed.

Community Projects for the Front Street Animal Shelter: Options include a donation drive, newspaper projects, or pet treat bags. Please email Janice Wagaman for more information.

Craft supplies are needed by several programs. Supplies of yarn, fabric, buttons, ribbons, beads and other items can be collected and shared with one or more of the following programs:

  • 4 th R after school program for K-6 students (numerous sites) - contact Corina Fong at (916) 808-6025.
  • Triple R day care program for adults 50 and over with memory loss - contact Nina Moran at the Hart Senior Center (916) 808-8375.

Used magazine drive - Triple R day care program for adults 50 and over with memory loss needs used magazines at their sites. To make arrangements, contact Nina Moran (916) 808-8375.

Make quilted, crocheted or knitted lap robes for elderly individuals with memory loss participating in the day program with "Triple R". To discuss arrangements contact Nina Moran at the Hart Senior Center (916) 808-8375. This program has several sites.

For more information or to discuss a special project, please contact Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator at (916) 808-8317.

Youth Volunteer Resources