Disability Awareness and Education

A Touch of Understanding is a local organization with a mission to encourage acceptance and respect for all individuals and to minimize the discrimination, bullying, and misunderstanding experienced by children and adults who are perceived as different for any reason, but especially for those with disabilities.  Join their team of volunteer instructors who travel to schools across the county, bringing a hands-on disability-awareness program to students.

Volunteers are needed on a regular basis on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays; the time of day is flexible according to the presentations scheduled, but the commitment is 3 hours once per week or per month.  Volunteers assist local elementary and high school students with program activities that educate and provide tools for conversation and understanding.




CalFresh Information Booths

Alchemist CDC is an organization that manages the CalFresh food assistance booths at farmers markets in the Sacramento area.  They are in need ov volunteers to help staff booths in 2-3 hour shifts, processing EBT transactions, distributing scrip and collecting scrip from farmers/vendors.  Farmers market locations and dates vary, please sign up below if you are intersted in hearing of markets in your area.




Flexible River Projects

American River Parkway Foundation has volunteer projects available for large groups on a flexible basis.  Projects can be tailored to any group, including clean ups, gardening projects, park and trail maintenance, and many other options.  Contact Team Giving if you have a large group interested in working along the river.




Garden Clean Up

Chicks in Crisis has a food garden and a healing garden that are in need of maintenance.  Weeding, fixing and/or building planters, pruning, putting in new plants, etc.,  Great for a small-to-medium sized group this spring!  Schedule is flexible.




Wildlife Rescue Center - Various Duties

Gold Country Wildlife Rescue is a non-profit, volunteer organization, dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of injured and orphaned wildlife.  Each year their trained volunteers help thousands of injured birds and mammals return to the wild.  This organization has many volunteer opportunities available for animal lovers: front desk assistance, animal care, animal transportation, emergency animal rescue, educational outreach in schools, and special events.  Sign up to learn how you can support this organization!

11251 B Ave. | Auburn, CA 95603




Solar Panel Installation

GRID Alternatives is a non-profit that installs solar paneling for low-income home-owners and non-profits who have qualifying buildings FREE of cost!  Volunteers are not required to have previous experience, but are required to attend a short orientation as a way to recieve technical training on solar installation (Age 18+). Installs are 8 hours lead by a licensed solar installer, and after doing orientation a volunteer can sign up to join an install as often or as infrequently as they desire, Monday-Friday all around the Sacramento region.  A certification is also available, ask for further details!




Assistant Program Coordinator

This is an ongoing need at KidsFirst in Auburn.
Looking for a volunteer to assist program coordinator 2.5 hours a day Monday -Wednesday.

KidsFirst
Auburn  




Leap Jr. Program

Volunteer for after school enrichment program at KidsFirst in Auburn for ages 5-10
The Leap Jr. program is Monday - Wednesday from 3:30 - 5:00. Choose to volunteer for this program as
often as you like. Once a month, once a week or more...

11960 Heritage Oak Pl
AuburnCalifornia  95603




Office Staff Assistance

This is an ongoing need at KidsFirst in Auburn.
Looking for a volunteer to assist in office Thursday's and Friday's mornings or afternoons.

KidsFirst
Auburn  




Nature Center Docent

The Placer Nature Center shares a 60-acre site with the California Conservation Corps, with the mission to deliver community-based, volunteer-supported environmental education programs to children, families, schools, and community groups.  This organization is dedicated to serving the residents of Placer and Nevada Counties, and depends entirely on volunteer support.  Docents are needed during the weekdays as well as on Saturdays to offer information regarding the center and environment, host birthday parties, lead hikes, deliever curriculum to school groups, etc.,  Sign up to learn more about scheduling!

3700 Christian Valley Rd
AuburnCA  




Maker's Space

ReCreate is committed to reducing waste in our community—and inspiring others to do the same—through art, education, and imagination.  They have a "Maker's Space" where they hold classes and workshops, and would really like to update it.  They would like 3-5 Flip-Top benches built and perhaps some shelving put up.  This is great for a group who wants to work with their hands to build something new that will make a lasting impact on a great organization.

8417 Washington Blvd. #135
RosevilleCA  95678




Food Delivery Assistance

River City Food Bank needs a volunteer to join their delivery driver while he picks up donations from local grocery stores each morning.  Sign up for any day Monday-Friday from 7am-11am.  Available for 1-time or for recurring help.  Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs.




Food Distribution at River City Food Bank

River City Food Bank serves over 80,000 families each year, providing food for those in need.  Every afternoon, their center hosts general distributions of food to the community between 11am - 3pm.   Individual volunteers are welcome, or groups of up to 15 volunteers to volunteer once or to assisst regularly with distribution.




Help in a cooking class!

River City Food Bank hosts 4-week cooking classes regularly to teach the community about how to prepare nutritious meals.  They need knowledgeable volunteers to help (schedule is flexible), commitment is to 4 2-hour classes.




Most Important Meals for Seniors (MIMs)

While most of the community is able to receive their food distribution at the food bank itself, many senior citizens who are food insecure are not able to transport themselves to the facility.  "MIMS" or "Most Important Meals for Seniors" are packed every Tuesday 3pm - 5pm and delivered to homes later during the week.  This would be for individual volunteers or groups of up to 5 people.  One-time or regular assistance needed.




Social Media and Administrative Help

River City Food Bank needs help sending thank yous and updating social media 1-2 times a week.  This volunteer work can be done from home!




Youth Program Volunteers

Roseville Police Activities League (RPAL) is a youth-mentoring and community outreach program that provides safe and supervised environments for recreational, athletic, social, educational, and cultural activities.  Volunteers are needed 1-2 days/week for approximately 2 hours, according to volunteer scheduling needs.  Come offer homework help, teach kids crafts or other skills, and otherwise invest your time in our local youth!




K-3 Literacy Helpers

The Sacramento Chinese Community Center holds an after school program in Elk Grove and is looking for literacy helpers for students K-3rd grade.  Volunteers help 2-4 hours each week, and commit to serving the entire 9 month school year.




Food box packing at Salvation Army

Food boxes are packed every other Tuesday (9:30am - 12:30pm) to be ready for year-round distribution to those in need.  Boxes are packed using an assembly line to place cans and other non-perishables in boxes weighing 25-30 pounds; most lifting is limited to a single food item.  Volunteers help with sorting, taping boxes, filling, some lifting, and box break-down for recycling.  Perfect for businesses, service groups, youth groups, etc., All volunteers are welcome to stay for lunch.

Minimum age of 16+ or 18+, location depending.

Sign up to be contacted by Team Giving staff to coordinate dates and locations.
Dates: 6/6/17, 6/20/17, 7/18/17, 8/1/17, 8/15/17, 8/29/17, 9/12/17, 9/26/17




Food Distribution at Salvation Army

With the high demand of food assistance, the Salvation Army needs volunteers to help distibute food to those in need.    Volunteers must wear closed toed, rubber soled shoes.  No flip-flops or sandals.  Minimum age:  18 years. 

Shifts available every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  Choose from morning shift 9am-12pm or afternoon shift 12pm-3pm.

 

3213 Orange Grove Ave.
North HighlandsCA  95660

Salvation Army Family Services




Shelf Installment

Sutter Street Theater needs shelves installed in the rafters.




Storage Organization & Clean Up

Sutter Street Theater needs their Storage area organized and cleaned up in order to preserve space and take proper inventory.  A small-to-medium group can come in for a few hours to get this done.




Birthday Boxes for Foster Youth

Purchase supplies and wrap birthday boxes for local foster youth!  While every child has a birthday, not every child has an opportunity to celebrate; foster children often have birthdays forgotton, or providing a party is a burden on caregives.  Something as simple as a birthday party can bring joy and hope to a foster child -- and you can help!  Businesses can run a drive for birthday party supplies and/or pack and wrap boxes that will be delivered to foster children to make them feel special and cared for.




Right Hand Auburn Bike & Storage Area

Right Hand Auburn shelter would like a small-to-medium group of volunteers to build a bike and storage area for residents.

11442 E Ave
Auburn  




Right Hand Auburn Lockers

Residents of Right Hand Auburn Shelter don't have many belongings, but those that they do have are precious to them.  If a small team could come out to build some lockers, or build them at home and install them, it would go a long way to protecting these items.

11442 E Ave.
Auburn  




Right Hand Auburn Shade Structure

Right Hand Auburn shelter would like a small team to schedule a day to build a shade structure outside for the residents during the hot summer months.

11442 E Ave
Auburn  




Eye Glass Collection

Roseville Host Lions has an ongoing need for volunteers to collect used glasses from vaious locations
and then drop them at a eyeglass rehab site.




Discovery Shop Auburn

This is for in store help at the Discovery Shop in Auburn. Assist with sales, sorting donations, store displays etc..
Work mornings, afternoons, weekdays or weekends. Please contact Trudy or Cynthia 916-824-2118

2376 Grass Valley Hwy
AuburnCalifornia  95603




Drivers Needed

Seniors First in Auburn needs volunteers to Drive Seniors to doctor's appointments.

Auburn area and it varies.




Friendly Visitors

Senior's First is looking for volunteers  for Friendly visits with seniors in their homes.

Locations vary.
 




Seniors First Cafe - Meals for the Elderly

An important component of Seniors First's Senior Nutrition Program is Senior Cafes, neighborhood sites that offer hot meals and companionship five days a week. Besides the nutritional value in each meal, the Cafes also provide socialization for its guests; with many living alone and at risk of isolation, a visit to the cafe may be their only interaction throughout the day. Volunteers are needed to assist guests with small tasks and to spend time with them (no food prep or cooking necessary). Monday-Friday 10:30-1:30, as often as a volunteer is willing and available.

Cafes are located in Auburn, Colfax, Lincoln, Rocklin, and Roseville. Sign up for further details.




American River Headwaters Restoration (Overnight Project)

This is a very special project for a group of up to 15 volunteers.  The American River Headwaters is maintained by the American River Conservancy, and needs a group to come on a two-day overnight trip dedicated to trail clean-up and restoration, trail brushing and weed removal, stream restoration, and aquatic habitat enhancement.  Training will be provided, and the date is flexible between July and October.

About 2 hours from Coloma, CA in the high country near French Meadows Reservoir.




Nature Center Administrative Help

This is an ongoing need available for a one-time or regularly scheduled committment.  The Nature Center in Coloma, CA needs assistance with their quarterly newletter as well as fundraising appeal mailings.  Sign up below in order to coordinate a volunteer shift that works for you!




Nature Center Maintenance

This is an ongoing need available for a one-time or regularly scheduled committment.  The Nature Center in Coloma, CA needs assistance with general clean up and maintenance, including staining and painting picnic tables.  Individuals or small groups (2-6 people) preferred.  Sign up below in order to coordinate a volunteer shift that works for you or your group!




Store Volunteer

Gathering In Style needs volunteers to work in their thrift store to benefit the homeless.  An individual or small group can sign up for shifts 10:00am-1:30pm or 1:30pm-5:00pm.  Duties include customer assistnance, steaming clothes, and store organization.

1811 Douglas Blvd #4
RosevilleCA  




Volunteer Day Manager

Gathering In Style is looking for Volunteer Day Managers at their thrift shop to benefit the homeless.  This is an ongoing volunteer commitment for individuals to sign up for a day of the week and a shift (9:45am-2:00pm and 1:30pm-5:30pm are the options) that they would fulfill each week. The day manager will look over the register and direct the volunteers for their shifts. 




Sight Word Busters

Our volunteers work one hour weekly in local elementary schools assisting students with early literacy skills. We provide volunteer training, volunteer support, and placement.  Assignments are flexible and substitutes are available, shifts are about one hour long. We currently serve schools in Auburn, Lincoln, Meadow Vista,Newcastle, Rocklin, and Roseville.




Gardening for Chicks In Crisis Elk Grove

Gardening, watering and yard maintenance at Chicks In Crisis.
A couple times a week for a couple of hours would be ideal.

9455 East Stockton Blvd
Elk GroveCalifornia  




Mentoring Boys

Mentoring boys at the Sacramento Children's Home. Spend 2 hours a week for a year. Play sports, ride bikes, crafts, science projects, etc. The home has 15 acres for activities.

2750 Sutterville Road
SacramentoCalifornia  95820




Arena Assistance

Horses for Healing operates a ranch that offers therapeutic riding for children and adults with special needs.  They need help on Tuesdays from 2pm-5pm and Fridays from 9am-12pm.  Help to set up the arena with games and activities, or be a "side-walker" who walks with the horse and client to offer support.  Sign up on a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly basis, whatever works best for you!  Ages 14+ only.

13355 Bell Brook Drive
AuburnCA  95602




ReNew Stores Volunteers

Help in store with sales, display, sort and organize donations. This is an ongoing need Monday-Sunday with two shifts to choose from. 9:30am-2pm or 2pm-6:30pm.
What ever fits in your schedule will work and all proceeds go to Acres of Hope renewal center for homeless women with children.

1725 Santa Clara Drive
RossevilleCalifornia  95661




Wakamatsu Graner Farmhouse and Garden

Wakamatsu Farm needs their farmhouse and garden to be mulched, weeded, and the yard maintained.  Some painting and light carpentry work may also be needed.  This is great for small-to-medium groups to volunteer.  Project is available to schedule during Spring of 2017, sign up below to coordinate a shift that works for you!

941 Cold Springs Rd.
PlacervilleCA  




Wakamatsu Historical Monument Rehabilitation

Wakamatsu Farm has a State Historical Monument that is in need of some TLC.  This is a great one-time or recurring committment for an individual or small group of volunteers.  SIgn up to coordinate a volunteer shift that works for you!

941 Cold Springs Rd.
PlacervilleCA  




Wakamatsu Farm Memorial Space

The farm is in need of a memorial space for donor recognition.  This project would be a start-to-finish commitment to the design and construction of the memorial.

941 Cold Springs Rd.
PlacervilleCA  




Wakamatsu Farm Shade Structure

The farm is in need of a formal gathering place.  This project would be a start-to-finish commitment to the design and construction of a shade structure with solar panels on the roof.  

941 Cold Springs Rd.
PlacervilleCA  




Wish Reveals

Make-A-Wish can always use volunteers during Wish Reveals!  This is a quick, exciting, and fun experience that is great for individuals or groups of any age.  Volunteers make signs and cheer for the children who are getting their wishes granted, and depending on the wish some set-up help may be needed.  Sign up below to be informed of when wish reveals coming up!




Soroptimist Fireworks Booth

Soroptimist is an international organization that promotes the social and economic mobility of women and girls. All proceeds raised go directly back to our local community partners such as WEAVE, Women's Empowerment, Opening Doors, and many others.  The Northern California Soroptimist Club is having a fireworks stand to raise funds, and is looking for young volunteers age 18+ to help.  Shifts will be 4-5 hours long, running every day from June 28 - July 4.  Volunteers may complete 1 shift or multiple, simply sign up below to be contacted regarding shift availability.

Power Inn & Calvine
SacramentoCA  

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Various shifts available, sign up to see available spaces.



4th of July 2017

Auburn's big 4th of July event!  Volunteers will be paid with pizza.

1273 High St.
AuburnCA  

Auburn Fairgrounds

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Set up, support, clean up



On-River Clean Up

Bring your small boat, canoe, kayak, paddle board or other floating vessel on this Sustainable Saturday for a day removing debris from the river itself as we float from the Boat Launch at the Upper Sunrise Rec Area to River Bend Park.

Boat Launch Upper Sunrise Rec Area
SacramentoCA  

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Placer Nature Center Work Day

Placer Nature Center shares a 60-acre site with the California Conservation Corps, and has the mission to deliver community-based, volunteer-supported environmental education program to children, families, schools, and community groups. Come out for this work day to help with vegetation management and other landscaping that needs to get done to keep this amazing organization spruced up this summer!

3700 Christian Valley Rd.
AuburnCA  

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Feast for Beasts to benefit Wildlife Rescue

Feast for Beasts is a fundraiser for Gold Country Wildlife Rescue, featuring dinner, auction, live music, and wildlife ambassadors.  Volunteers are needed for various event support tasks.

13350 New Airport Rd.
AuburnCA  95602

At Ceronix

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River Work Day

The American River Parkway regularly sends volunteers to update and clean up local river access sites, and this summer is a busy time! The informational kiosks and signs in this park are in need of repair and trash needs to get picked up to keep our recreation areas clean and safe for families.

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All ages welcome



Clothing Organization

The Sacramento Food Bank provided over 200,000 articles of clothing free of cost to those in need last year. Sign up to help with sorting, hanging, and distributing clothing to shoppers.

3333 3rd Ave.
SacramentoCA  95817

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KidsFirst Summer Enrichment Program - Auburn

Help at KidsFirst summer proram, working with younger children, assisting with indoor and outdoor activities, arts and crafts, etc!  Begins July 10, runs Mondays - Wednesdays 9:45am - 12pm until July 26.  This is the perfect summer volunteer opportunity for high school and college students!

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Dates: July 10-12, 17-19, 24-25



Elk Grove Clothing Closet

8810 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk GroveCA  

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Center Cleaning

1927 L St.
SacramentoCA  95811

Help clean the Sacramento LGBT center!

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All ages



Kinder Yard Garden Project

Soil Born Farms brings gardens to school campuses to help teach children about nutrition, gardening, and farming. Over the last year Ethel Baker elementary has increased their outdoor learning spaces to include gardens, an orchard, a native plant space and more. The kinders at this school are also desiring a space to grow veggies and flowers. We could use many extra hands to care for these spaces and help us design some new growing beds as well. No experience necessary but construction skills would be helpful. 

5717 Laurine Way
SacramentoCA  95824

Ethel Baker Elementary School

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Food Sorting

In 2016, the Sacramento Food Bank distributed over 19 million pounds of food to individuals and families in Sacramento. Join us to sort and bag food for distributions and partner agencies.

1951 Bell Ave.
SacramentoCA  95838

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Meal Packing for Seniors at River City Food Bank

While most of the community is able to pick up their food at the food bank, many senior citizens who are food insecure are not able to transport themselves to the facility.  "MIMS" or "Most Important Meals for Seniors" are packed by volunteers to be transported to homes later during the week.


1800 28th St.
SacramentoCA  95816

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Age 10+



Painting Family Resource Center

Meadowview Birth & Beyond Family Resource Center serves hundreds of local families each year. They provide a wide range of free services for families, from Zumba classes to parenting curriculum and grief groups. They need volunteers to paint some offices and a family room, to help their facility provide an encouraging, stable atmosphere for families in need.

All ages are welcome to help!

2251 Florin Rd.
SacramentoCA  95822

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Preparing Mural at Boys & Girls Club

Help the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento provide a fun, safe environment for local youth by preparing a wall for an upcoming mural project.

5212 Lemon Hill Ave.
SacramentoCA  95824

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Age 18+



Create a Garden

Help us enhance the outdoor learning spaces at Pacific Elementary. Come help care for our existing garden spaces or help build a student-designed kinder play space. We can use people with artistic skills, building skills, garden experience, and/or some good strong muscles and hard working hearts. This project will be in partnership with students, families and other volunteers.

6201 41st St
SacramentoCA  95824

Pacific Elementary School

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All ages welcome.



Painting Planters & Shed @ Senior Center

7334 Park City Drive
SacramentoCA  95831

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Cleaning at a Creative Writing Program for Youth

916 Ink is an incredible arts program for at-risk youth in Sacramento that empowers children and improves their mental health through creative writing and artistic community. They are currently finishing up an elaborate garden project, and will need help cleaning up outdoors as well as deep-cleaning the inside "Imaginarium" where the students regularly create.

3301 37th Ave
SacramentoCA  95824

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All ages welcome



Habitat for Humanity

Sort materials donated to the Habitat for Humanity Restore Store.

819 N. 10th Street
SacramentoCA  

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Age 16+



Preparing Mural at Boys & Girls Club

Help the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento provide a fun, safe environment for local youth by preparing a wall for an upcoming mural project.

5212 Lemon Hill Ave.
SacramentoCA  95824

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Age 18+



Serve Food to the Homeless

Loaves and Fishes is one of Sacramento's oldest homeless shelter, offering a variety of important services to those in need. Join us to prepare and serve food.

1351 N C St.
SacramentoCA  95811

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Age 16+



Elk Grove Food Bank

Help to sort and distribute food at the Elk Grove Food Bank.

9820 Dino Dr. #140
Elk GroveCA  95624

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Age 10+



Next Move Sacramento

Join us at Next Move Sacramento to serve breakfast and lead children through a painting activity!

2925 34th St.
SacramentoCA  95817

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Age 10+



Excel Roseville Food Distribution (July)

Sort and distribute food donations to families in need. Great opportunity for groups or individuals of any age!

313 High Street
RosevilleCalifornia  

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National Night Out

Roseville Police Activities League (RPAL) is a youth-mentoring and community outreach program that provides safe and supervised environments for recreational, athletic, social, educational, and cultural activities.  National Night Out is a family-friendly community event that needs some volunteer help.

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Event set up and support
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Event support and tear down



Back to School Party

Annual back to school celebration with the Roseville Police Activities League, an organization dedicated to supporting, educating, and empowering local youth through social, athletic, cultural, and other programs all year long.

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Disability-Awareness Volunteer Appreciation Picnic

A Touch of Understanding is a local organization with a mission to encourage acceptance and respect for all individuals and to minimize the discrimination, bullying, and misunderstanding experienced by children and adults who are perceived as different for any reason, but especially for those with disabilities.  Their operation is almost entirely dependent on volunteers, and this picnic takes a moment to thank them!  

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Set up, greet guests, event support, tear down



Walk for Wishes

Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. Walk for Wishes is their annual 1K/5K community walk/run to fundraise for their cause! Many current and past Wish Kids come out to participate, paying it forward and sharing the magic they have experienced with others. Volunteers are needed for various jobs, ages 14 and up (14 & 15 year-olds must be accompanied by an adult). Come support this magical day!

State Capitol
SacramentoCA  

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Pre-Event Set Up
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Volunteer Check In
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Registration Helpers and Greeters - Be a friendly face to walkers as they arrive, directing them and giving out materials
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Greet and assist vendors
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Smile Markers - Stationed in pairs at each corner, ensuring that walkers are moving in the right direction and enjoying the walk.
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Route Walkers - stationed at different points throughout the crowd to encourage walkers, high-five Wish Kids and keep the crowd going!
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Food Server - All food is pre-packaged. Servers monitor area, remove any empty boxes/trash and keep the tables clear.
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Tear Down & Clean Up



Excel Roseville Food Distribution (Aug.

Sort and distribute food donations to families in need. Great opportunity for groups or individuals of any age!

313 High Street
RosevilleCalifornia  

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Glow for Gold Gala for Childhood Cancer

Fundraiser for Keaton Raphael Memorial, an organization that supports families affected by childhood cancer through informational resources, process guidance, financial assistance, and emotional support. This fundraiser is an elegant black-and-white evening including dinner, cocktails, and an auction. Volunteers may sign up for partial, 2-hour shifts, but the full shift is preferred. Dinner and snacks will be provided for all volunteers. Volunteers must be 21+.

23000 Sierra Blvd.
SacramentoCA  95825

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Set up
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Live auction assistance
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