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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.

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 beThursday, September 26th from 3:30-4:30 pm

  

Cat and Kitten Foster Class –There is no room for kittens at the shelter and they are in need of new volunteers to give kittens a temporary home for several weeks.  Help Front Street foster kittens and cats. Save lives! Next Kitten and Cat Foster Class is Saturday, September 14th from 3:30-5:30 pm at the Front Street Animal Shelter, 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Register here: http://www.frontstreetfosters.weebly.com/

 

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

  

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

 

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

 

donations

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

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

 

short-term Volunteer Opportunities

 

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 September 14th, 11 am-4 pm; Junior Girl Scout Badge Workshop September 21st, 9-11 am.

   

RCIF Baseball Program -Saturday, September 14, 2019, 9:30-1:30 Pannell Community Center Accessible Field 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA  95832. Come out and join our participants in playing baseball on our all accessible fields.  This is a recreation league designed to get out, enjoy ourselves and assist our participants in the game.  You may be asked to use one of our sport wheelchairs and play the game.15 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

McKinley Park Rose Garden - Cool morning temperatures, beautiful roses, outside doing some EASY volunteering......a great opportunity to join an "end of summer" event to help your community!  Saturday, September 14th from 9 am until noon!  Learn to deadhead roses!  No age limit, training and supplies provided!  The McKinley Rose Garden located at the corner of 33rd and H Streets (with free parking) is overseen by the non-profit Friends of East Sacramento!  With 1,200 roses we will not run out of roses to deadhead!  All minors volunteering are required to fill out a volunteer waiver form which we can provide before the event!  Please wear long pants, closed toed shoes, and a hat or visor. For additional volunteer opportunities, so you may come and volunteer on your own schedule, we can offer one hour orientations to be given when convenient for you and us!  For additional information, to schedule a volunteer orientation, or to get the volunteer waiver form, please contact friendsofeastsac@aol.com.

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: 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  lthao3@cityofsacramento.org (916) 808-7908 and /or sstewart@cityofsacramento.org  (916) 808-3814 for more information and to apply. 

 

Paint and Sip – Wednesday September 18, 2019 5:30-9:00pm, Hart Senior Center 915 27th St. Sacramento, Ca 95816. A little art with some great non-alcoholic beverages.  We will need your assistance in setting up for our participants and helping them along the way.  3 volunteers needed.  You will be working with youth and adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

 

Legends of Wine 2019 - Celebrating the region’s wine production, local legends Darrell Corti and David Berkley hand-pick their favorite varietals for a celebration, Thursday, September 19th from 6-9 pm on the West Steps of the Capitol, 1315 10th Street, Sacramento 95814. Volunteer positions include set-up, bussers, and volunteer check-in coordinator.  Minimum age to volunteer is 21. To volunteer visit:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

RCIF Baseball Program -Saturday, September 21, 2019, 9:30-1:30 Pannell Community Center Accessible Field 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA  95832. Come out and join our participants in playing baseball on our all accessible fields.  This is a recreation league designed to get out, enjoy ourselves and assist our participants in the game.  You may be asked to use one of our sport wheelchairs and play the game.15 volunteers needed.  You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

Fishing with Friends - Sunday September 22, 2019 8:45am-2:00pm. Southside Park Pond 2115 6th Street, Sacramento Ca.  Help our participants fish in Sacramento’s park ponds.  Gear will be provided however you may also bring your own. 4 volunteers needed.  You will be working with youth and adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

Farm-to-Fork Festival Friday Kickoff - The Friday event will feature music, farm-to-fork food, and wine and beer selections from local breweries and wineries on Friday, September 27 from 4-9 pm, at Capitol Mall Greens, Capitol Mall 95814.  Volunteer positions include beer/wine pouring, information booth and vendor move-in.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14 (some positions restricted.) To volunteer visit:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

Hite Park Volunteer Day- Join Councilmember Rick Jennings. Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle, in partnership with the Sacramento Capitol Lions Club, for a volunteer day to spruce up our parks on Saturday, September 28th from 1-4 pm.  Volunteers are needed for a parks workday at Hite Park, 5375 Valley Hi Drive. Equipment and snacks provided. All we need is you!  Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14, minimum age to volunteer with an adult is 3.  RSVP requested to parks@devinlavelle.com or call (916) 808-7192.  For more information visit:  www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/District7

 

Feather Falls Casino - Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am-5:00pm, McKinley Park 601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento CA. You will travel via bus to Feather Falls Casino in Oroville, CA, assist our participants in their lunch and gambling and socializing.  You will receive a 12:00 playback card and $3.00 food Coupon. You must be 21 years or older with a valid ID to be able to volunteer for this opportunity.  3 Volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and adults with intellectual and cognitive disabilities. The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

RCIF Baseball Program -Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:30-1:30 Pannell Community Center Accessible Field 2450 Meadowview Road, Sacramento, CA  95832. Come out and join our participants in playing baseball on our all accessible fields.  This is a recreation league designed to get out, enjoy ourselves and assist our participants in the game.  You may be asked to use one of our sport wheelchairs and play the game.15 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

 

Farm-to-Fork Festival 2019 - 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 on Saturday, September 28th from 11 am to 6 pm at the Capitol Mall Greens, Capital Mall 95814.  Volunteer positions include beer/wine pavilion, information booth, stagehand for chefs, and vendor move-in. Minimum age to volunteer is 14 (some positions restricted.)  To volunteer visit:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

The Tower Bridge Dinner 2019 - Visit Sacramento will again host a one-of-a-kind dining experience on the Tower Bridge that highlights the farmers and chefs that help to define our region. The dinner continues to serve as a crucial fundraiser for the free Farm-to-Fork Festival. The dinner takes place Sunday, September 29th from 4:30 to 11 pm on the Tower Bridge.  Volunteer positions include volunteer coordinator assistant, swag bag stuffer, dessert crew, tableware set-up, and beverage help. Minimum age to volunteer is 14 (some positions restricted.)  To volunteer visit:  www.saceventcrew.com

 

NorCal/Nevada Series Ride – Sunday, September 29, 9am-3pm. Participants will be given the opportunity to check out the various styles of handcycles and tandems available for both beginning and advanced riders. Experienced hand cyclists will be in attendance to share tips about cycling and training techniques. Rides of varying lengths along the River Parkway followed by a picnic lunch. You will need to bring your own bike and helmet (helmets are required when riding with our groups). Riders will also can experience climbing on an adaptive rock wall, led by world-renowned climber, Mark Wellman. 15 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

 

Conlin Park Tree Planting! - Join Councilmember Rick Jennings. Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle, in partnership with the Pocket Little League, for a volunteer day to spruce up our parks on Saturday, October 12th from 9 am to 1 pm.  Volunteers are needed to plant trees at Conlin Park, 7895 Freeport Blvd. Equipment and snacks provided. All we need is you!  Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14, minimum age to volunteer with an adult is 3.  RSVP requested to parks@devinlavelle.com or call (916) 808-7192.  For more information visit:  www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/District7

 

TechConnections - Are you one of the millions of Americans who can barely visualize life before computers and smart phones?  It might be hard to imagine, but there are many older adults here in Sacramento who haven’t yet had the opportunity to join the technology revolution. Hart Senior Center’s TechConnections Program is out to fix that! With the help of volunteers who love technology (or at least see its many benefits!).  TechConnections provides small group classes, workshops and one-on-one tutorials to help seniors get into the computer age.  We’re currently seeking new volunteers for our Fall 2019 session to teach or assist in classes ranging from Introduction to Computers, to Microsoft office programs, Internet, Email and Systems Maintenance.  Volunteers are needed to show seniors how to use devices like tablets and smart phones.  Our cozy classroom for six students, set up with equipment to project our pre-planned lessons onto a large screen, make a great learning environment for students and a rewarding experience for volunteer teachers. Classes are typically 90 minutes in length and range from one-time workshops to six-part sessions., all provided during weekdays, 8 am to 5 pm.  We provide all the support that new instructors might need.  Help seniors bridge the digital divide by becoming a TechConnections volunteer! For more details, contact Program Coordinator Quincia Burleson at QBurleson@cityofsacramento.org, phone (916) 808-5462, or provide your name to staff at the Hart Center’s front desk. 

 

Ghost Tour Volunteers - Volunteer actors and tour guides needed for our Ghost Tours in Old Sacramento! Join the Sacramento Living History group in bringing spooky true stories to life Friday and Saturdays this October! We need volunteers with a flair for the macabre to take part in our Murderers, Mayhem, and Tragedies theme this year. If acting isn’t your thing don’t be spooked! There is plenty of behind the scene theatre help needed such as prop building and moving, lighting, and decorating. Please contact Susan for more information: (916) 808-4980 or svoskuil-starcevich@cityofsacramento.org

 

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 Isabella Argueta at IArgueta@cityofsacramento.org or call: (916) 808-1706.  To learn more about Sacramento’s fitness court, visit https://nationalfitnesscampaign.com/news/sacramento-feature

  

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.

 

Save the Elms program (STEP) - Take a walk, save a tree! Help the Sacramento Tree Foundation and the City of Sacramento collect valuable data on our remaining public elm trees. The Sacramento Tree Foundation’s Save the Elms Program (STEP) trains volunteer Community Scientists to monitor local elm trees for symptoms of the problematic Dutch elm disease (DED), a fungal disease that has taken the lives of thousands of Sacramento elms since the 1990's. Using a specially designed smartphone application, volunteers report suspected cases of DED in an effort to prevent the rapid decline one of the largest elm populations in the nation. More information can be found here. For questions, comments or to volunteer, please contact Jacey Mayronne at jacey@sactree.com or call (916) 974-4310.

 

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.

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. 

 

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.