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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 is Friday,  November 22nd from 3:30-4:30 pm. 

  

Dog Foster Class - Help Front Street foster puppies and dogs. Save lives! Next Puppy and Dog Foster Class is Monday, November 4th from 6-7pm at the Front Street Animal Shelter, 2127 Front St, Sacramento, CA 95818. Register here: www.frontstreetfosters.weebly.com

 

Cat and Kitten Foster Class –There is no room for kittens at the shelter and they are in need of new volunteers to give kittens a temporary home for several weeks.  Help Front Street foster kittens and cats. Save lives! Next Kitten and Cat Foster Class is Saturday,  October 12th 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, January 11th 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    For more information visit: https://www.fairytaletown.org/support/volunteer/ 

  

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

  

 

Goalball – Saturday November 9,  2019,10:00 am –3:30 pm.CSUS, Yosemite Hall 183. We will need your help with facilitating the athletes for Goalball.  This sport is designed for athletes with visual impairment.  You will learn the rules and may be asked to participate in with the athletes while wearing an eye mask.  4 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org 

 

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 usually ½ hour prior to event start and end at close time. Listed below are the volunteer need dates and event times for October.  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 November 9th from 11am-4pm; Roasted Nights, November 18th from 6-8 pm.

 

McKinley Park Rose Garden - Volunteering opportunities this month......Saturday, Nov 9th from 9 am to noon and also on any other day a group would like to come volunteer and we can make an event out of it just for you!  Just contact us to schedule the date any time during the month and if we don't have events we will book it for you! 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.  Our Rose Garden was featured in the movie "Lady Bird" and has 1,200 roses, the largest rose garden in Sacramento! This is the month we stop deadheading the roses, instead we prune out dead wood and just pull the petals off the roses to let them go into dormancy.   All minors volunteering are required to fill out a volunteer waiver form which we can provide before the event!  Please wear long pants, dress warmly, wear 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 event or volunteer orientation, or to get the volunteer waiver form, please contact friendsofeastsac@aol.com.

 

Northern Bikeway Planting – Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:45 am to 12 noon, Sacramento Northern Bikeway. Join the Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment and the Sacramento Tree Foundation for a planting project kick-off. 642 new trees will be planted along the Northern Bikeway to provide shade to cyclists and beautify the trail. Volunteer with us to plant the first 20 of these trees and help us continue to grow Sacramento's urban forest. Interested volunteers are asked to sign up through the Sacramento Tree Foundation website:  www.sactree.com/events 

 

Wheelchair Rugby – Wednesday November 13, 2019, 5:30pm – 9:30pm.  Rosa Parks Middle School 2250 68th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822 (Meet in the Gym behind the field) We will need your help with facilitating the athletes in Wheelchair Rugby.  You will learn the rules and may be asked to participate in a wheelchair with the athletes.  4 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org  

Paint and Sip Wednesday, November 13, 2019, 5:30pm-9:00pm, Hart Senior Center 915 27th St. Sacramento, Ca 95816. A little paint with some great non-alcoholic beverages.  We will need your assistance in setting up and helping participants along the way. 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

Thanksgiving Dinner and Dance Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 4:00pm-9:30pm, Hart Senior Center 915 27th St. Sacramento, Ca 95816. This Annual event is our largest social program of the year.  Help us serve dinner to thank our participants for their patronage of our programs throughout the year.  We will need help setting up, serving dinner, setting up the dance floor, dancing, dancing, dancing, and then breaking it all down. Up to 30 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

 

Sixth Annual River Park Community Tree Planting - Are you feeling the urge to perform a charitable “good deed?”  Are you willing to contribute a bit of “sweat equity” for the benefit of your neighborhood?  Are you looking for an excuse to get a little dirty, go home tired and sore, yet feeling just a little bit better about yourself? You do?  Great!  Have we got the perfect opportunity for you. The River Park Tree Canopy Project Committee is looking for volunteers to assist with the Sixth Annual River Park Community Tree Planting event, scheduled for Saturday, November 16, 2019.  You’ll be helping to plant the free trees provided by SMUD and the Sacramento Tree Foundation through their “Sacramento Shade Program.”  Many River Park residents who signed up to receive free trees also requested assistance in planting their trees.  You’ll be helping your neighbors, while aiding in the growth and development of the existing tree canopy in River Park (while getting a little exercise in the process).  A win-win situation all around!  Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. in Glenn Hall Park, in the River Park Neighborhood.  Coffee and donuts will be provided.   Introductions, planting instructions, and a brief rundown on safety issues will set the stage.   Planting teams will be organized and sent out into the neighborhood to plant their assigned trees.   Planting efforts are expected to end at approximately noon – 1 p.m.  Interested volunteers are asked to sign up through the Sacramento Tree Foundation website:  www.sactree.com/events    Questions?  Please email Kate Riley, Co-chair of the River Park Tree Canopy Project Committee at:  kbriley@surewest.net

 

Marriott Park Volunteer Day - Join Councilmember Rick Jennings. Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle, in partnership with the South Pocket Homeowner’s Association, for a volunteer day to spruce up our parks on Saturday, November 16th from 1-4 pm.  Volunteers are needed for a cleanup at Marriott Park, 1235 Grand River Drive, Sacramento 95831. 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

 

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: 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.  

 

Wheelchair Rugby – Wednesday November 20, 2019, 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Rosa Parks Middle School 2250 68th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95822 (Meet in the Gym behind the field)We will need your help with facilitating the athletes in Wheelchair Rugby.  You will learn the rules and may be asked to participate in a wheelchair with the athletes.  4 volunteers needed.  You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org  

 

Goalball – Saturday November 23, 2019, 10:00am – 3:30pm. CSUS, Yosemite Hall 183.  We will need your help with facilitating the athletes in Goalball.  This sport is designed for athletes with visual impairment.  You will learn the rules and may be asked to participate in with the athletes while wearing an eye mask.  4 volunteers needed. You will be working with youth and or adults with physical disabilities, so lifting and transferring may be needed.  The most important job our volunteers have is to interact positively and socialize with participants in Access Leisure activities so that they and you will have fun.  Minimum age to volunteer is 14. Volunteers must contact and fill out a volunteer form before coming to an event. Contact Michelle Tabarango at 916-808-1205 or mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org

 

Division II NCAA Cross Country Championships - On November 23rd, Sacramento welcomes another NCAA® Championship in 2019, as big-time cross country programs come to Sacramento to compete in the NCAA Division II Cross Country National Championships at the Haggin Oaks Golf Complex, 3645 Fulton Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821.  Volunteer Opportunities include course marshals, finish chute assistants, credential access monitors, parking volunteers and merchandise sales. To volunteer, register and sign up at, http://saceventcrew.com/   All volunteers receive a Sac Event Crew volunteer t-shirt and backpack.

 

Z’Berg Park Tree Planting & Beautification Day - Join Councilmember Jay Schenirer, Parks Commissioner Joe Flores, and Planning and Design Commissioner Kendra Reed  for a volunteer day to spruce up our parks on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am to 12 noon.  Volunteers are needed for a cleanup and tree planting at Z’Berg Park, 7423 Alma Vista Way, Sacramento, CA 95831. Equipment and snacks provided. All we need is you!  Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing. RSVP requested to Jasleen Escobar jescobar@cityofsacramento.org or (916) 808-7005. For more information visit:  www.cityofsacramento.org/Mayor-Council/Districts/District5

Winter Wonderland at Oak Park Community Center - Join the Oak Park Community Center on Thursday December 19th in providing a fun festive night for the children in the neighborhood. We are looking for volunteers interested in giving a helping hand with activities such as crafts, games or crowd control. This volunteer opportunity may include setting up and cleaning up for the evening. Our winter wonderland will run from 5:30pm to 7:00pm but we ask our helpers to show up at 3:30 and stay until 8:00pm. Please feel free to call or stop by with any inquiries. The Oak Park Community Center is located at 3425 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Minimum age to volunteer is 18. To volunteer, contact Monica at mvasquez@cityofsacramento.org

 

Office of Councilmember Eric Guerra Internship - The City of Sacramento’s District 6 Office of Councilmember Eric Guerra is hiring an un-paid intern to assist with community outreach efforts, staffing the office, and other projects and activities. The intern will gain valuable work experience.  Under the direction of the District Representative, the intern will perform the following duties:  general administrative tasks, answer and respond to constituent calls, assist staff on projects, attend community and in office meetings, provide outreach to communities, photograph events, organize community events, develop press releases and newsletters, and other duties as assigned. Job Requirements: able to work 20 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible. Hours must be during normal business hours. Have an interest in city government and public service. Possess excellent customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office and social media navigation tools. Ability to work in fast-paced environments. Must provide own transportation. Parking will be provided. To apply: please submit resume and cover letter to Alejandro Cabrera at acabrera@cityofsacramento.org  For more information, contact Alejandro Cabrera at 916-808-1706. Or apply online:  http://bttr.im/k4o34

  

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. 

  

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.