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.




Help in the American Heart Association office!

The American Heart Association is looking for a reliable and consistent volunteer to help in the office 2 days a week for 4 hours each day. This volunteer must be age 16+ and have a professional attitude, as they will be attending to visitors, answering the phone, assisting with inquiries, and helping with other clerical work as needed.

2007 O Street
SacramentoCA  




Promote heart health with the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is looking for positive volunteers to pass out literature and promote AHA events at local health fairs. Fairs are typically 3-4 hours each. Sign up to find out about upcoming opportunities in your area.




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!




Lead Students in Financial Literacy & Work Readiness

Junior Achievement of Sacramento (JA) is dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their futures, and make smart academic and economic choices. Ongoing volunteers are needed to lead students in fun, hands-on activities for 30-45 minutes once per week for 5-7 weeks. Volunteers attend a 1 hour training, then are paired with a class (according to a volunteers' location, age, and time preferences) to inspire and empower youth with financial and career skills! Volunteers must be age 18+ (16 with a parent).




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  




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  




Do you have a passion for STEM learning or museum education?

The Powerhouse Science Center is looking for volunteers age 16+ on the weekends to help with their Public Programs team! This incredible organization offers hands-on learning experiences throughout the entire year, and depends heavily on volunteers in order to make science and technology fun and accessible to all. You do not need to be a scientist to sign up, all they ask is that you are excited to inspire tomorrow's scientists today!

3615 Auburn Blvd.
SacramentoCA  95821




Explore the engineering design process as a lab volunteer!

The Powerhouse Science Center is looking for volunteers age 16+ in the afternoons or on weekends to map-out, build, and test a prototype solution to a given design challenge! You do not need to be a scientist or engineer to sign up, all they ask is that you are excited to inspire tomorrow's scientists today! Volunteers in this position have fun engaging families with the engineering and innovation process, learning there is no single "right" answer in engineering. Volunteers act as "guides on the side," giving visitors hints and assistance as necessary.

3615 Auburn Blvd.
SacramentoCA  95821




Inspire future astronauts as a Flight Assistant!

The Powerhouse Science Center is looking for volunteers age 21+ M-F for either morning or afternoon shifts to help with their Challenger Flight Program! This incredible organization offers hands-on learning experiences throughout the entire year, and depends heavily on volunteers in order to make science and technology fun and accessible to all. As a Flight Assistant, you will help the Flight Director take elementary-aged students on the adventure of a lifetime as the crew of a space mission. Working Mission Control or in the Space Shuttle, you advice and assist students in their jobs, helping your group to complete their mission and return to earth safely!

3615 Auburn Blvd.
SacramentoCA  95821




Be a "buddy" for youth soccer players with special needs!

Middle & High School students can volunteer to be "buddies" with Placer Youth Soccer League's TOP Soccer program for young athletes with special needs. TOP Soccer provides a safe and active environment for players who are challenged by the demands of traditional soccer while offering an enriching experience for youth volunteers. As a buddy, volunteers encourage, mentor, and guide the soccer players. Spring season will run in April & May, please sign up to get started!




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.




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.




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.




Connect the LGBT community to local resources at the Sac Center

The Sacramento LGBT Center is looking for volunteers to come in for 3 hours/week to help in their Community Resources department, connecting the community with LGBT affirming resources. Shifts are 12pm-3pm or 3pm-6pm, available MWF or on weekends (6 month minimum commitment). Sign up for more details!

1927 L Street
SacramentoCA  95811




LGBT Youth Outreach & Support

The Sacramento LGBT Center is looking for volunteers age 18-29 to work with youth. Volunteers are needed for 3 hours weekly, almost any day of the week (6 month minimum commitment). Shifts available: 12pm - 3pm, 3pm - 6pm. Sign up for more details!

1927 L Street
SacramentoCA  95811




Provide respite care to the homeless with the Sacramento LGBT Center

The Sacramento LGBT Center is looking for volunteers to join their respite team! Volunteers are needed for 3 hours weekly on Tuesdays or Saturdays to provide food, showers, and other resources to the homeless. Assist with set up, clean up, making food, and working personally with clients to get services. Shifts available: 11am-2pm, 1pm-4pm, 3pm-6pm. Sign up for more details!

1927 L Street
SacramentoCA  95811




Support the Sacramento LGBT Center - Office Cleaning

The Sacramento LGBT Center is looking to keep facilities costs low in order to provide more resources for the community by utilizing volunteers for some basic office cleaning! Sign up to volunteer 1.5 hours/week for 1 month. Schedule options: M, W, or F 10:30am - 12pm.

1927 L Street
SacramentoCA  95811




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




Classroom Assistants Needed!

Needed: Warm Bodies with Brains!

Shoulder to Shoulder has opened a new school! Partnering with the Pacific Charger Institute, the IMAGINE Community Academy of Sacramento will use personalized learning and direct mentorship to help its students reach full potential.

Classroom Assistants are needed Monday - Thursday throughout the day for 3-hour blocks during school hours. If you have just 1 day per week to commit, this role would be warmly welcomed and does not require advanced training. Simply listen to the teacher's instructions and assist students in their self-directed learning projects by asking open-ended questions and encouraging students to think critically.

2324 L Street
SacramentoCA  95816




Help underserved youth start their schooldays off right!

Shoulder to Shoulder is opening a new school! Partnering with the Pacific Charger Institute, the IMAGINE Community Academy of Sacramento will use personalized learning and direct mentorship to help its students reach full potential. Staff are looking for volunteers to come 8am - 9am to spend time with students while teachers prepare for their day; available to choose one or multiple days a week according to a volunteer's schedule. Donate a few hours of your time to help this program start strong!

23rd & L
SacramentoCA  




Office Support for Shoulder to Shoulder

Shoulder to Shoulder is opening a new school! Partnering with the Pacific Charger Institute, the IMAGINE Community Academy of Sacramento will use personalized learning and direct mentorship to help its students reach full potential. Staff are requesting clerical help 1 day a week, M-F, for a few hours according to a volunteer's schedule. Donate a few hours of your time to help this program start strong!

23rd & L
SacramentoCA  




Field trip volunteers needed to inspire 2-5 graders!

Volunteer to help develop the youth of Sacramento into problem solvers with Sierra Nevada Journeys, a non-profit that delivers innovative outdoor science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and inspire natural resource stewardship. Participating schools have in-class science units taught in grades 2nd-5th, with the unit ending with a field trip to a local park or nature area! Volunteers 18+ must be livescanned and CPR Certified (provided by SNJ), and commit to helping with multiple field trips throughout the year. This is a great opportunity for any retired educators, science enthusiasts, or future teachers!

Field trip destinations: WIlliam B. Pond in Carmichael, Deer Creek Hills, River Bend Park, Camp Pollock




Spark interest in science at a Family Science Night!

Volunteer to help develop the youth of Sacramento into problem solvers with Sierra Nevada Journeys, a non-profit that delivers innovative outdoor science-based education programs for youth to develop critical thinking skills and inspire natural resource stewardship. Various schools throughout Sacramento County host Family Science Nights on a Tuesday or Wednesday during the school year. Volunteer to help at one of them from 5pm - 7pm; no training or expertise is required! Volunteers run science stations utilizing easy-to-follow curriculum that is provided. Age 11+, available for one-time or ongoing support. Sign up to see what opportunities are scheduled in your area this fall!




Office support for Women of Color on the Move!

Women of Color On The Move is an organization committed to helping women succeed through resources, workshops, and empowerment. They are looking for volunteers to help during the day in operations, with tasks such as bookkeeping, copying, and making phone calls. The schedule and commitment are flexible. Sign up to be contacted for more information!

2251 Florin Rd. #30
SacramentoCA  95822




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.




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 1pm-5pm and Fridays from 8am-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  




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

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