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COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Sunrise Christian Food Ministry Seeks Food Distribution Volunteers

Sunrise Christian Food Ministry is seeking volunteers to help with our food distribution. We have operated as a food closet for 38 years in the northeastern Sacramento County area, and we are supporting our community during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We provide the following tools to our volunteers with their health and safety in mind: Face masks Gloves Handwashing stations Hand sanitizer Plenty of cold water to drink We practice physical distancing Duties Include: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Boxing food, stocking shelves, unloading trucks 11:00a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Loading food boxes into client's vehicles, sorting food, directing traffic, checking in clients

Citrus Heights, CA

8/14/20 7:30 AM + more

Help Distribute Supplies to Essential Workers at the Sacramento County Warehouse

Volunteers are needed to help organize, pack and distribute medical supplies at the Sacramento County Warehouse! Volunteers will be supporting the effort to get supplies to our essentials workers during COVID-19. Volunteering starts on Wednesday, May 20th, and will happen on a weekly basis on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The following shifts are open: 9:00 am - 12:30 pm 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm (Afternoon shifts may end earlier on a particular day depending on the workload each day) Volunteers are expected to: practice social distancing and follow strict health and sanitation measures in the warehouse. wear a face mask/covering (if you have one) undergo a brief Just in Time Training before volunteering. be able to lift, load, and sort medical supplies and pick products for orders. dress comfortably and wear closed-toe shoes. bring snacks. Water will be provided. Minimum age to volunteer is 16 years old. For more information, please email Ben Merin at merinb@saccounty.net

Mather, CA

8/14/20 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution & Drive Thru Prep

As a volunteer in the food distribution center, your duties on Fridays will include (1) assembling bags (or boxes) of groceries, (2) light lifting (up to 10 lbs), (3) cleanup (sweeping, cleaning/sanitizing frequently used areas), and recycling (cardboard boxes). During your shift, you may be asked to assist in any one of the areas mentioned so being flexible is preferred. On Saturday morning, you may be asked to assist with: (1) controlling the flow of traffic in the drive-thru (2) putting groceries in people's cars for them when they pull up (3) making more grocery bags (or boxes), and (4) resupplying/runner (keeping the drive-thru stocked with inventory) We also have a delivery team to get groceries out to the elderly who are vulnerable, disabled, and/or sheltered in place due to COVID. To volunteer as a driver, you must possess a valid driver's license, a clean driving record, and be 18 or older. Applicants, please be aware that we are actively practicing COVID safety according to CDC guidelines, protocols, and procedures. All volunteers will be prescreened EACH time they show up for their shifts. We ask that you wear a mask at all times for the duration of your shift and gloves when handling food. Disposable masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer will be available for volunteers during their shift. NOTE: Due to COVID restrictions we are asking if you are 65 and older and are at high risk to COVID due to pre-existing health conditions to refrain from volunteering at this time, and please stay home. STAY HEALTHY: If you are feeling ill or under the weather, we kindly ask that you reconsider volunteering and stay home. But feel free to contact us again once you are feeling better. SOCIAL DISTANCING: Know that accommodations are in place to ensure proper space for volunteers to perform tasks while reasonably practicing social distancing. * UPDATE * - We are also looking for bi-lingual volunteers to help us translate to our Vietnamese community during our distribution on Saturdays from 8 am - 10:30 am. If you are interested, please inquire from the date and times list below.

Sacramento, CA

8/14/20 9:00 AM + more

Family Service Distribution Team

Help The Salvation Army operate their drive-thru food distribution system at Family Services. Four volunteers are needed each shift. Six shifts are available per week. Volunteer duties include verifying information, loading vehicle and managing traffic flow. Volunteers are required to wear protective gear such as masks and gloves. See more information here: https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=5116

North Highlands, CA

8/18/20 8:30 AM + more

Looking for Volunteers for Food Pantry

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers that can help to do the check-in for our food pantry. 3 volunteers needed a day with a minimum of 2-hour commitment. Volunteers are required to wear protective gear such as masks and gloves. See more information here: https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=5113

Auburn, CA

8/17/20 9:45 AM + more

Sac Samoa Food Pantry Desperate for Volunteer Traffic Coordinators!

Come help the Sacramento Samoa Food Pantry. Wear sun protection, hat, light-weight clothing and bring an umbrella if you have one. We supply safety vest and training with an opportunity for you to keep the food distribution operating safely. Volunteer must be 18 years + Tuesday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am Wednesday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am Thursday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am Friday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am Saturday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am DATES: asap -- End of June (or until updated) Contact: James Letoa (916) 241-5769 Jletoapa@gmail.com

Sacramento, CA

8/14/20 7:30 AM + more

Volunteer to help Homeless and at-risk Veterans at the El Dorado Stand Down

Now more than ever Healing California need your help in providing essential dental and vision services to homeless and at-risk veterans and their families at the Yuba-Sutter Veteran Stand Down, September 11-12 at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City. We will be offering dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions. We will also be offering eye exams, and prescription glasses made and dispensed on site. We provide all the equipment, supplies, logistical, and any other support our volunteers need so all you need to do is show up and use your skills, qualifications, and experience to take care of patients. The process is quick, simple, and free for both our patients and volunteers. We have morning, afternoon, or full-day shifts. General Support: Setup, Registration, Patient Escort, Line Control, Logistic, Breakdown, escorting patients, and monitoring and enforcing the 6’ social distancing etc., Dental: Oral Surgeons, General Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, and X-ray Technicians Vision: Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Opticians, Optometric and Ophthalmic technicians, vision lab technicians Medical: Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses and EMT’s We are in constant contact with health officials and other experts, so we have updated our safety procedures and equipment to deal with this new reality. These include: Enhanced social distancing measures in non-clinical areas and a reduction in individuals present within the clinic. A shift in the layout of our dental floor to account for greater distancing and less congregation areas. Improvements to our suction system, air purification, and other equipment to minimize aerosolization. More advanced PPE available to all volunteers including N95 masks Increased patient, staff, and volunteer screening. Organization Name: Healing California Organization Url: https://healingca.org/

Placerville, CA

9/19/20 8:00 AM

Volunteer to help Homeless and at-risk Veterans at the Yuba-Sutter Stand Down

Now more than ever Healing California need your help in providing essential dental and vision services to homeless and at-risk veterans and their families at the Yuba-Sutter Veteran Stand Down, September 11-12 at the Yuba-Sutter Fairgrounds in Yuba City. We will be offering dental cleanings, fillings, and extractions. We will also be offering eye exams, and prescription glasses made and dispensed on site. We provide all the equipment, supplies, logistical, and any other support our volunteers need so all you need to do is show up and use your skills, qualifications, and experience to take care of patients. The process is quick, simple, and free for both our patients and volunteers. We have morning, afternoon, or full-day shifts. General Support: Setup, Registration, Patient Escort, Line Control, Logistic, Breakdown, escorting patients, and monitoring and enforcing the 6’ social distancing etc., Dental: Oral Surgeons, General Dentists, Hygienists, Assistants, and X-ray Technicians Vision: Optometrists, Ophthalmologists, Opticians, Optometric and Ophthalmic technicians, vision lab technicians Medical: Nurses and Licensed Vocational Nurses and EMT’s We are in constant contact with health officials and other experts, so we have updated our safety procedures and equipment to deal with this new reality. These include: Enhanced social distancing measures in non-clinical areas and a reduction in individuals present within the clinic. A shift in the layout of our dental floor to account for greater distancing and less congregation areas. Improvements to our suction system, air purification, and other equipment to minimize aerosolization. More advanced PPE available to all volunteers including N95 masks Increased patient, staff, and volunteer screening. Organization Name: Healing California Organization Url: https://healingca.org/

Yuba City, CA

9/11/20 8:00 AM + more

Help St. Paul COGIC with Food Distribution

St. Paul COGIC, in partnership with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, are helping their community by opening their sanctuary as a food distribution center. Volunteers are needed to do the following: 1) put food on pallets 2) direct traffic of incoming people 3) bring bag to people one at a time Volunteers are expected to: 1) strictly enforce social distancing 2) wear protective gear to volunteer 3) must have an accompanying adult if volunteer is 12 to 17 years old.

Sacramento, CA

8/19/20 8:00 AM + more

St. Paul COGIC Needs Volunteers to Organize Food Items

St. Paul COGIC, in partnership with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, are helping their community by opening their sanctuary as a food distribution center. Volunteers are needed on Tuesdays from 8:00am to 12:00noon. Duties include: 1) bag up canned and sorted food items 2) store and organize food by category in tables and in designated areas Volunteers are expected to: 1) strictly enforce social distancing 2) wear protective gear to volunteer 3) must have an accompanying adult if volunteer is 12 to 17 years old. For more information, please contact Belinda at 916-956-2135.

Sacramento, CA

8/18/20 8:00 AM + more

Hospice Volunteers Needed!

As a Hospice volunteer, you have the opportunity to create joy! Become a part of the patient's holistic team--Doctor, RN, Chaplain, Social Worker, and Music Therapist, and You! Never volunteered before? Brookdale Hospice volunteers receive special training so you are ready to provide support to hospice patients and their families. Whether it is just sitting bedside with the patient, listening to music, watching tv, or holding their hand and physically being there for them, will help put the patient at ease and keep them from feeling alone during their last days. Good Match for: Teens Students in Gerontology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Social Work, Nursing, Counseling, Case Management, and all fields of study involving Customer Service. 55+ age group Heart to serve with compassionate care Serious interested partied only, please. Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Mobile: 916-614-9517

Sacramento, CA

Through 5/29/25

Become a Vigil Volunteer

It is not surprising that hospice volunteers consistently describe their experiences as personally rewarding and fulfilling. Helping others as they near the end of their lives is a profoundly moving experience. As a Vigil Volunteer, you provide comfort and create a peaceful presence for the patient at bedside when the patient's death is imminent. A Vigil Volunteer receives special training at Brookdale Hospice to become part of the patient's holistic team-- Doctor, RN, Chaplain, Social Worker and you! Good Match for: Teens Students in Gerontology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Social Work, Nursing, Counseling, Case Management, and all fields of study involving Customer Service. 55+ age group Heart to serve with compassionate care Serious interested parties only, please. Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Mobile: 916-614-9517

Sacramento, CA

Through 5/29/25

Veteran-to-Veteran Volunteer

Did you serve in the Military? Did you know that 25% of all deaths each year (about 680,000) are Veterans? Help these heroes at the end of their lives by becoming a hospice volunteer. With so many veterans in our community, you have a real opportunity to honor a veteran by providing a listening ear and creating a sacred space that only, another veteran can give. To learn more about becoming a valued volunteer, please email/call: Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Mobile: 916-614-9517

Sacramento, CA

Through 5/29/25

Giving Hope For those in Quarantine -COVID19-

Do you want to help the community but don't know how because of social distancing or quarantine (or you just don't want to be around people)? What about making a card or sending a postcard or card to someone in a nursing home? These folks are on lockdown in their residences to prevent them from contracting covid19, but it also means they're being isolated and are very lonely without the support from their families and volunteers. Hospice patients and residents at these facilities would so appreciate a note from you! Knowing that you care about them, and that they're not alone would really make their day. Your note will take their mind away from this situation where they have no control. Please contact me if you'd like to send a card or a thousand cards and I'll give you some facility addresses where the residents are just waiting to hear from you. Or if you are interested in making face masks, please contact me for more information! For more information, please email/call: Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Phone: 916-614-9517

Sacramento, CA

Through 5/29/25

Play Music to Hospice Patients

Love to make a joyful noise? Singing old hymns? WE WANT YOU! Join in and playing a tune with your musical instrument of choice and share your musical talent with our hospice patients! Many patients, especially dementia patients, respond well to music that they used to listen to in their early year. A patient, who may be mostly nonverbal, might mouth the words or even sing along with you. It is quite a moving experience, and it makes a positive difference in their life--and in yours! Brookdale Hospice volunteers receive special training to provide support to hospice patients and their families at end of life. "Music is what feelings sound like." -Unknown. To learn more about becoming a valued volunteer, please email/call: Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Mobile: 916-614-9517,

Sacramento, CA

Through 5/22/25

Animal Companion for Hospice Patient

Brookdale Hospice is seeking Animal Companions to visit our hospice patients! A fluffy or a wagging tail can be the needed positive difference in a patient's day. Must be a certified Animal Companion, and have up-to-date shots and insurance. Animal Companion Owner must complete a background check, drug screen, a two-step TB Test, and possess a current driver's license and proof of insurance. "The best therapist has a fur and a wagging tail" -Unknown Become a valued part of Brookdale Hospice Team; please call Gail Wiselogel Volunteer Coordinator, gwiselogel@brookdale.com or 916-614-9517, to learn more about this opportunity!

Sacramento, CA

Through 5/29/25

Great Plates Delivered Volunteer

Help deliver restaurant prepared food to home-bound seniors. Volunteers will ride with a driver from Paratransit, United Cerebral Palsy or RT and will disembark from the bus to carry meals to the door of seniors' residences. The volunteer will knock and drop the meals and return to the bus to ride to the next location. Scheduled deliveries will be done 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) during the daytime. Volunteers need to be between 18-64, in good health, willing to follow safety instructions, and willing to wear personal protective masks and gloves. Schedules will be daily from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm and 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm. This program will continue through June. Please apply online: http://bttr.im/w32tb

Sacramento, CA

Through 9/30/20

Help us achieve our 50 state goal: Write letters to seniors in isolation

Snowline's Sunshine Letter Program needs you. Our goal is to receive letters from all fifty states. We are calling on people across America to spread joy and cheer by writing letters to hospice patients. Your letter helps to support seniors and patients in isolation during the coronavirus pandemic. We encourage you to reach out to those you know out of state. Share what you do on social media, call up an old friend, or host a virtual letter writing date with your relatives. Please send letters to: Snowline Hospice 6520 Pleasant Valley Road Diamond Springs, CA 95619 Attention: Volunteer Department Somethings to keep in mind when writing your letter: Letters can be handwritten or typed. Address your letter “Greetings to you”. State in your letter that you are writing on behalf of Snowline Hospice. Isolation is difficult. Remind them that they have the support of their Snowline team. No COVID19 or terminal illness talk. Include photos? Yes! But no photos of people. No politics, religion, or over personal information. Please sign only your first name to letters.

Schenectady, NY

Through 12/31/20

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 during business hours Monday - Thursday for more information. A LifeSTEPS application and background check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Sacramento, CA

8/26/20 11:00 AM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 Monday - Thursday during business hours for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Folsom, CA

8/20/20 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 during business hours Monday - Thursday for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Citrus Heights, CA

8/27/20 10:00 AM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 Monday - Thursday during business hours for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Sacramento, CA

8/26/20 9:00 AM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 Monday - Thursday during business hours for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Sacramento, CA

8/27/20 10:30 AM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 during business hours Monday - Thursday for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering.We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Sacramento, CA

8/27/20 1:30 PM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 Monday - Thursday during business hours for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Carmichael, CA

8/21/20 2:30 PM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 Monday - Thursday during business hours for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Sacramento, CA

8/21/20 10:00 AM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 during business hours Monday - Thursday for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Woodland, CA

8/21/20 8:30 AM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 Monday - Thursday during business hours for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Sacramento, CA

8/24/20 2:30 PM + more

Food Distribution for Low-income Families and Seniors in Affordable Housing

Are you looking to link together with your community to make a huge impact? Join LifeSTEPS (www.lifestepsusa.org) as we meet the essential needs of low-income seniors and families during the Covid-19 pandemic by distributing food within affordable apartment communities. Please call or text Michelle at (916)548-5406 Monday - Thursday during business hours for more information. A volunteer application and backgroun check must be completed prior to volunteering. We are LifeSTEPS strong and need your help!

Sacramento, CA

8/15/20 2:00 PM + more

Help St. Paul COGIC as a Volunteer Driver!

St. Paul COGIC, in partnership with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services, are helping their community by opening their sanctuary as a food distribution center. Volunteers are needed to drive to stores such as Foodmaxx and Bel-Air. Volunteers may choose any day/s from 6 days every week to volunteer. A 1-2 hour commitment is needed to volunteer. Duties include: 1) Store food into boxes 2) Load food boxes in a van 3) Organize food stored in the van 4) Plan a driving route Volunteer drivers must have a good driving record. Drivers will use the church van to do the deliveries.

Sacramento, CA

Through 9/30/20

Help Distribute Food Boxes with G7 Thy Presence's School of Faith Ministries

G7 Thy Presence's School of Faith Ministries is looking for volunteers to help them with the following: Assembling food boxes Help load food boxes in vehicles Help direct traffic Implement social distancing Volunteers must be 18 years old, have a friendly personality, and must be able to lift at least 20 lbs. Volunteers will be supplied with a washable mask to wear while volunteering. Volunteers are needed on the following days: Tuesday - 7:00pm-8:00pm (3 volunteers needed) Friday - 10:30am-11:30am (4 volunteers needed) Sunday - 1:30pm-2:30pm (3 volunteers needed) For more information, please contact Pastor Jerry at (916) 642-8181 or email tpsfministry@yahoo.com

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

Sunshine Letters (Write letters to Snowline hospice patients)

Spread joy and cheer by writing letters to hospice patients. Snowline's Sunshine Letter Program needs your help today. HOW TO HELP Letters can be handwritten or typed. Address your letter “Greetings to you” Focus on the positive. Isolation is difficult. Remind them that they have the support of their Snowline team. No COVID19 or terminal illness talk. Include photos? Yes! But no photos of people. No politics, religion, or over personal information. Write as many notes as you would like. Mail to: Snowline Hospice Attn: Volunteer Department 100 Howe Ave. Suite 240 N Sacramento, CA 95825 Or Snowline Hospice Attn: Volunteer Department 6520 Pleasant Valley Road Diamond Springs, CA 95619 For more information, or to see a sample letter visit our blog https://www.snowlinehospice.org/blog/ Start your letter today and spread some joy, cheer, and sunshine in the lives of those that need it most.

Diamond Springs, CA

Through 8/31/20

Covid-19 PPE personal protective gear needed for HOSPICE

Covid- 19 emergency need Snowline Hospice is in serious need of PPE (personal protective equipment) for our staff. This includes gloves (all sizes), aprons, gowns, and hand sanitizer. Any donation, big or small, would be helpful. Our staff is working the front lines to care for our patients. Please help keep them safe and protected. Please mail or drop off (no contact drop box) your donations to our office at- Snowline Hospice Sacramento 100 Howe Ave. Suite 240 Sacramento, CA 95825 Snowline Hospice Diamond Springs Diamond Springs 6520 Pleasant Valley Road Diamond Springs, CA 95619

Sacramento, CA

Through 8/31/20

Write letters to patients for Snowline Hospice

Spread joy and cheer by writing letters to hospice patients. Snowline's Sunshine Letter Program needs your help today. HOW TO HELP Letters can be handwritten or typed. Address your letter “Greetings to you” Focus on the positive. State in your letter you are writting on behalf of Snowline Hospice Isolation is difficult. Remind your letter recipient that they have the support of their gifted Snowline care team. No COVID19 or terminal illness talk. We want to alleviate stress. Include photos? Yes! But no photos of people. Limit to animals and nature. No politics, religion, or personal information please. Please only sign your first name. Write as many notes as you would like and mail them to: Snowline Hospice Attention: Volunteer Department 100 Howe Ave. Suite 240N Sacramento, CA 95825 or Snowline Hospice Attention: Volunteer Department 6520 Pleasant Valley Road Diamond Springs, CA 95619 For more information, or to view a sample letter visit our blog https://www.snowlinehospice.org/blog/ Start your letter today and spread some joy, cheer, and sunshine in the lives of those that need it most.

Diamond Springs, CA

Through 8/31/20

Sew Covid-19 Masks for Hospice

We are asking for your help to sew cloth masks for our healthcare staff at Snowline Hospice. If you or someone you know is interested, the directions and how-to links can be found below. The masks you make will be used by Snowline nurses and healthcare personnel who visit our patients every day. Mail directly to or drop off your handmade masks from 9:00 am -4:00 pm, Monday – Friday at a "no-contact dropbox" at both Snowline locations in Diamond Springs and Sacramento. Any amount is appreciated. Snowline Hospice Diamond Springs 6520 Pleasant Valley Road Diamond Springs, CA 95619 or Snowline Hospice Sacramento 100 Howe Ave. Suite 240 Sacaramento, CA 95825 Approved Healthcare Masks VIDEO TUTORIAL LINK: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhGUBjK10DI HOW TO MAKE FACE MASK WITH FILTER POCKET AND ADJUSTABLE WIRE – SEWING TUTORIAL – YouTubePattern from EasyToSew on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCJcE-r7kcg&fbclid=IwAR3KDPn41MYTH1MoQWTMRKETyTqIn8kq2RWPfCQL0h9-V3HNrTlQxqSrGnw Beginner Friendly Tutorial Video for Sewing Masks provided by Medical Masks for Bozeman: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPIAW4uwl98&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR3nzofy4Vo6NbhTq75RpgTRLPZ6xM6_tqlUkqz3kLXozeBLClJjNJXkV8c Considerations: Prewash cotton before you start to see–Fabric of tight weave cotton or cotton/poly and color-fast so when washed in hot water will not bleed–The nose piece stay is going to be a garbage bag tie and can be stitched in place. You’ll see that in the video. Material Quantity Dimensions Cotton or cotton/poly woven fabric 1 15” long x 7.5” wide Bias tape or 2” width fabric strips 2 **36” long** Plastic Twist Tie or **pipe cleaner** 1 About 6.5” long **Based on feedback and requests from the community, these directions have been updated** · Serge or zigzag the short edges of your rectangle. · Fold your fabric right sides together, matching the short (serged) edges. · Mark 1.5” in from each unfinished side. · Stitch along your finished edges with ⅜” seam allowance to the mark, reversing at the beginning and end of your seam. Press your seam allowance open. · Topstitch one edge of your seam allowance, ⅛” from the fold. · Mark ½” above the unstitched side of your seam allowance. Fold your mask at that mark. Press flat. Topstitch around the entire mask, ⅛” from the edge. · Important info regarding twist tie: do not use paper wrapped ties (like bread ties). The paper comes off during wash and wads up and the metal material becomes sharp. · Insert your twist tie into the top of the mask (above the unfinished pocket edge). Stitch along the top edge of the pocket opening, enclosing the twist tie. · Fold three ¾” pleats along your mask **so pleats face down on the front of the mask**. Press. Run a basting stitch along the edge of the mask to hold the pleats. ((For elastic ear loops)) · **Lay your bias tape or 2” fabric strip right sides together along the edge of the mask. Leave 12” of bias tape hanging below the mask and the rest of the excess above the mask. Stitch in place with a ⅜” seam allowance.** · **Fold the raw edge of your bias tape to meet the raw edge of your mask. Fold again so the folded edges meet along the ties and covers your previous stitching on the mask. Topstitch in place down the entire length of the bias tape (36”). Finished!** For elastic ear loops: ¼” elastic 2 pieces 12” long ½” bias tape or 2” wide strip 2 pieces 6” long · Lay your bias tape or 2” fabric strip right sides together along the edge of the mask. Leave ½” above and cut excess to have ½” overhang below the mask. Fold the ½” overhang to the back side of the mask on top and bottom. Stitch in place with a ⅜” seam allowance. · Fold the raw edge of your bias tape to meet the raw edge of your mask. Fold again so the folded edge covers your previous stitching. Topstitch in place. · Insert your elastic through the channel formed by the bias tape. Tie ends and tuck knot inside bias tape channel. Finished! APPROVED SUBSTITUTIONS: · In place of elastic ear loops, you may now use 1/4″ cloth ties, 1/4″ parachord and or 1/4″ decorative elastic. Some elastic is available in 1″ and 1/2″ and is easily cut and proven not to fray in our tests. · In place of plastic ties, you may now use pipe cleaners or flower wire.

Sacramento, CA

Through 8/31/20

Join Our Camp Family!

The Laurel Foundation is non-profit organization that provides education and support programs for children, youth, and families living with HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth. We want to take a moment and wish you all safety and wellness during these challenging times. We know that many children and families are struggling with the adjustments of life at home. With that said, we are still hopeful that our Summer Camp program and Fall Family program will take place and that we can provide that safe and fun space for our camp community to transition back into everyday life. We cannot predict where things will be in the next few months, but if there is anything that camp has taught us, it is that we are resilient. With the joint effort of our staff, donors, and volunteers, we are confident we will be able to adapt to circumstances and still serve our populations to the best of our abilities. I would like to invite you all to be part of this magical experience that is Camp Laurel! There are still so many things to look forward to and we want camp to be one of them! #itsforthekids When you volunteer with The Laurel Foundation as camp counselors, it will be because you want to change the life of a child, but what you will discover is that your life will also be changed tremendously, and you will grow in ways you never thought possible. By volunteering with The Laurel Foundation, you will become part of a vast network of creative, passionate and talented individuals working in a variety of socially dynamic professions, but most importantly you will become part of a community that feels like family. Volunteering at Camp Laurel is a great way for you to develop behavior management skills, gain valuable experience working with high-risk populations, and to grow professionally and personally. More specific information is below. Camp Dates Summer Session 1 dates: August 8-15 Serving youth affected by HIV/AIDS ages 6-17 Fall Session 2 Family Camp dates: October 9-11 Serving transgender/gender diverse youth & their families There will be a mandatory training for each camp. Dates will be provided upon acceptance. Food and housing provided for all volunteers upon acceptance. Follow us on Instagram, FaceBook or Twitter @ theLaurelFdn for resources, updates, and tips on staying busy during this season! Thank you so much for your time and stay safe!

Pasadena, CA

10/9/20 12:00 PM

Become a Disaster Response Volunteer!

The Salvation Army is looking for disaster response volunteers. Some volunteer opportunities include food distribution and food box packing. Volunteers are required to wear protective gear such as masks and gloves.

Folsom, CA

Through 12/31/21

Donate Food and Water for Families & High Risk Kids

The Neighborhood Wellness Foundation's mission is to disrupt intergenerational poverty and trauma in Del Paso Heights (DPH) and surrounding neighborhoods. We use an interdisciplinary team approach to build self-efficacy, promote mental health wellness, improve educational/vocational attainment, and re-establish social structure. We are currently in need of donations to support seniors, people who are at high risk of getting an illness, and kids. Please send your donations to 3490 Astoria Street Sacramento, CA, 95838 Neighborhood Wellness Foundation IMMEDIATE NEEDS: Laundry cards (applicable to north area wash house) Uber cards for doctor's appt, picking up prescriptions, essential errands, food delivery grocery store gift cards (grocery outlet: our neighborhood store, target, Walmart, target) cases of water cards, board games toiletries: toothpaste, soap, lotion, deodorant, black hair products: (Cantu, Camille Rose, the shampoo, Conditioner, hair milk, curl cream, leave-in conditioner) ​Grocery bags and boxes (like those in Costco) Food: rice lunch meat meat to cook canned soup canned or frozen vegetables pasta marinara sauce fresh fruit peanut butter, jelly bread canned tuna mayonnaise mustard bags of beans seasoning ketchup shredded cheese tortillas pretzels cheese sticks popcorn eggs milk butter syrup pancake mix lettuce tomatoes Ranch dressing graham saltines ritz crackers canned chili soy sauce cereal oatmeal grits

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

Food Sorting/Bagging

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS)! We are honored that you have chosen to share your time and skills with Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services. We know you will find your place among our family of staff and volunteers. We look forward to working in partnership with you, as we provide services to people who come to the agency for assistance. We are committed to providing you with a positive and satisfying volunteer experience, and we appreciate your efforts in supporting our work. Volunteer ages can be 10-64 (Volunteers between the ages of 10 and 15 must volunteer with an adult) and will help with food sorting/bagging at our Food Bank Campus. At this time no orientation is required. We're wholeheartedly committed to combating food insecurity by ensuring our community has consistent and safe access to nutritious resources. That being said, the wellbeing of our staff, clients and volunteers isn't something we take lightly, so in addition to our standard health and sanitation procedures, we have implemented the following protocol and expectations: All volunteers will be given a no-touch temperature check upon arrival. Volunteers with a temperature of 100.4 or above (the recommended threshold from the CDC) will be asked to leave and reschedule their shift after a minimum of 72 hours without a fever (without medication, such as Tylenol). All volunteers are required to properly wear a face covering during their shift at all locations. Unfortunately, volunteers without a face covering will not be allowed to work their shift and will be asked to leave. At this time, we can provide mask to you if you do not have one of your own. Providing hand washing station – Please wash your hands upon arrival. Hand washing should last at least 20 seconds under warm water. Providing Protective Gear – We have hand sanitizer located throughout our Food Bank facility. We also have gloves available for volunteers during their shift Deep cleaning – Food Bank staff are continuously doing deep cleanings at all our volunteer locations. Eliminating Handshakes and hugs – Sorry. Air elbow bumps are welcomed! Social distancing: accommodations are in place to allow volunteers to perform their duties with reasonable social distancing. Stay Healthy – If you are feeling under the weather, we ask that you cancel your registration and come back and visit us when you feel better. We recommend that individuals who are at high risk of contracting viruses or live with/care for someone in this category refrain from volunteering. If you are sick, please cancel your shift - any volunteer that is showing signs of illness will be asked to leave and return when well. Use the Group Volunteer Calendar below to sign up to help! https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/group-volunteering *Please note at this time, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Service (SFBFS) is unable to validate court-appointed volunteer hours.

Sacramento, CA

8/14/20 9:00 AM + more

Lifesaving Blood Mission - COVID-19 (Tuolumne, San Joaquin, Stanislaus Counties)

Did you know the American Red Cross is responsible for about 40% of the nation’s blood supply? Each year 4.5 million lives are saved by blood transfusions; approximately every 2 seconds. Your help is needed! COVID-19 has temporarily disrupted normal life in many communities, but the need for blood hasn’t changed. The American Red Cross has implemented several enhanced blood donations protocols in the interest of safety, and there is an urgent and critical need for volunteers to support these protocols. A new volunteer opportunity, Blood Donor Screener, will help pre-screen blood donors entering drives or donation centers. Red Cross is seeking individuals to fulfill this volunteer role immediately. To learn more and to sign up, visit RedCross.org/Volunteer. ***When considering volunteering, please review the risk guidance provided by the CDC, local government and your healthcare provider. The blood center in Sonora is in desperate need of volunteers. There is additional need all over the valley throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties. This position would be perfect for college students wanting to learn more about how the blood donation process works or who just want to help. Locations and Hours: • Sonora Blood Center – Highest need! Mon 11AM - 7PM Tue 11AM - 7PM Fri 7AM - 3PM Sat 7AM - 3PM Modesto Blood Center Sun 7AM - 3PM Mon 11:30AM - 7:30PM Tue 11:30AM - 7:30PM Wed 11:30AM - 7:30PM Thu 10AM - 6PM Fri 7:30AM - 3:30PM Sat 7AM - 3PM Turlock Blood Center Sun 7AM - 3PM Mon 11AM - 7PM Tue 11AM - 7PM Wed 11AM - 7PM Fri 7AM - 3PM Sat 7AM - 3PM Stockton Blood Center Sun 7AM - 3PM Mon 11:30AM - 7:30PM Tue 11:30AM - 7:30PM Wed 11:30AM - 7:30PM Thu 10AM - 6PM Fri 7:30AM - 3:30PM Sat 7AM - 3PM Mobile Blood Drives throughout San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties Time and dates vary Expectations Shifts tend to last 4-6 hours each and there is a minimum of one or two shifts per month There is an application process where volunteers must pass a background check Blood Donor Screener volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Please also consider donating blood as we face an ongoing critical need for blood and platelet donations amidst coronavirus uncertainties. You can make an appointment to give blood or platelets at RedCrossBlood.org. For more information or questions, you can contact Sheri Bethoney at 916.261.0351 or Sherilyn.Bethoney@RedCross.org.

Through 12/31/20

Vigil Volunteer Needed

It is not surprising that hospice volunteers consistently describe their experiences as personally rewarding and fulfilling. Helping others as they near the end of their lives is a profoundly moving experience. As a Vigil Volunteer, you provide comfort and create a peaceful presence for the patient at bedside when the patient's death is imminent. A Vigil Volunteer receives special training at Brookdale Hospice to become part of the patient's holistic team-- Doctor, RN, Chaplain, Social Worker and you! Good Match for: Teens Students in Gerontology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Social Work, Nursing, Counseling, Case Management, and all fields of study involving Customer Service. 55+ age group Heart to serve with compassionate care Serious interested parties only, please. Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Phone: 916-614-9517

Through 5/20/25

Hospice Companion Volunteer Needed

Are you looking for a little something more in your life? Something that can provide a strong sense of fulfillment? Would you like to share your talents and heart that will have a meaningful impact on the lives of others? It’s not surprising that hospice volunteers consistently describe their experiences as personally rewarding and fulfilling. Helping others as they near the end of their lives is a profoundly moving experience. Important note: volunteers are not allowed to assist with patient personal hygiene. Become a valued part of Brookdale Hospice Team; please call Gail Wiselogel Volunteer Coordinator, gwiselogel@brookdale.com or 916-614-9517, to schedule a personal interview.

Through 5/20/25

Student Volunteers Needed *Reference Opportunity!*

Need customer service experience? Or health care experience? Or need to network for a future job and applications? If you volunteer 50 hours, you qualify for a reference, up to a year, by the Volunteer Coordinator. More information and restrictions upon orientation. Brookdale Hospice volunteers receive special training to provide support to hospice patients and their families at end of life. Providing an individualized care of physical, emotional, and practical care all with the emphasis of pain and symptom management. Brookdale Hospice emphasizes comfort, dignity, and respect; we believe to focus on both, the patient and family, to provide the absolute best care. Good Match for: Teens Students in Gerontology, Health Science, Kinesiology, Social Work, Nursing, Counseling, Case Management, and all fields of study involving Customer Service. 55+ age group Heart to serve with compassionate care Serious interested parties only, please. Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Mobile: 916-539-9232

Through 5/20/25

-COVID19- Going crazy in Quarantine? Help out Hospice Patients

Going crazy in quarantine? Do you or your kids need something to do? There are so many elderly in facilities who are on lockdown and isolated from family, friends and volunteers who cannot visit. You know how they feel. Send them some love: Send a note Mail a postcard Take a picture of your dog, cat, bird, ferret and show them how proud you are of your fur baby! Make some individual, incredible art and mail it Write a poem and share it Create a meaningful message of hope and put it out there Scrawl a favorite Bible verse Draw your cat and share it with them (don't tell the cat) Contact me if you'd like to help. There are so many who would benefit from hearing from you, and it just might make you feel a little better knowing that you made someone's day and took their mind off being alone, isolated and uncertain about this future. Or if you are interested in making face masks, please contact me for more information! For more information, please email/call: Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Phone: 916-614-9517

Through 5/20/25

Calling All Prayer Angels

The diagnosis of a terminal disease impacts patients and their loved ones physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Often people will turn to prayer to help cope with the challenges that a terminal illness brings. Prayer may be silent, spoke, in a place of worship, in their home, or anytime they feel connected with the Holy. Prayers often ask for help, guidance, peace, understanding, strength, and courage to deal with the difficulties and joys that life brings. Become a valued part of Brookdale Hospice Team; please call Gail Wiselogel Volunteer Coordinator, gwiselogel@brookdale.com or 916-614-9517, to learn more about this opportunity!

Through 5/20/25

Animal Companion for Hospice Patient

Brookdale Hospice is seeking Animal Companions to visit our hospice patients! A fluffy or a wagging tail can be the needed positive difference in a patient's day. Must be a certified Animal Companion, and have up-to-date shots and insurance. Animal Companion Owner must complete a background check, drug screen, a two-step TB Test, and possess a current driver's license and proof of insurance. "The best therapist has a fur and a wagging tail" -Unknown To learn more about becoming a valued volunteer, please email/call: Gail Wiselogel, Volunteer Service Coordinator Email: gwiselogel@brookdale.com Mobile: 916-539-9232

Through 5/20/25

Nobody Dies Alone: Provide Comfort for a Hospice Patient's Last Days

Make a positive difference in the life of an actively dying hospice patient! As a Vigil Volunteer, you provide comfort and create a peaceful presence for the patient at beside when the patient’s death is imminent. Whether it’s just sitting beside the patient, listening to music, watching TV, or holding hands-physically being there for them will help put the patient at ease and keep them from feeling alone during their last days. Important note: volunteers are not allowed to assist with patient personal hygiene. Become a valued part of Brookdale Hospice Team; please call Gail Wiselogel Volunteer Coordinator, gwiselogel@brookdale.com or 916-614-9517, for more information.

Through 5/20/25

VIRTUAL VOLUNTEERING: Giving Hope for Those in Quarantine

Brookdale Hospice wants you to volunteer in the comfort of your own home! Send some love to the folks they serve who are on lockdown in their residences to prevent them from contracting COVID-19. You can make the following to make them feel supported and love even as they isolate from their families, friends and volunters: - send a letter - mail a postcard - take a picture of your pet (dog, cat, bird, etc) and show them how proud you are of your fur-baby! - make incredible art - write a poem - create a meaningful message of hope - scrawl and favorite Bible verse - make facial masks and make them pretty! There are so many seniors who would benefit from hearing from you, and it might just make you feel a little better knowing that you made someone's day and took their mind off being alone, isolated and uncertain about the future. Virtually volunteering for Brookdale Hospice will give you a chance to be an official volunteer once the shelter-in-place order is lifted. For more information, please contact Gail, Volunteer Service Coordinator at (916) 614-9517 or email gwiselogel@brookdale.com

Through 12/31/20

Virtual Volunteering with Stand Up Placer

Stand Up Placer is looking for volunteers who can help in the comfort of their own homes. Here are their volunteer opportunities: Making masks (especially if you have sewing skills) If you have a story about Domestic Violence, we want to hear from you. Share your story and its significance during shelter-in-place order. Encourage community members and leaders to share within their networks, including Stand Up Placer's social media posts Send messages/letters of hope and encouragement to the people supported by Stand Up Placer. Write, draw, create something and make their day. Send your messages to volunteercoordinator@standupplacer.org. Stand Up Placer is also looking for the donations of the following items: new, unused or lightly used yoga mats self-care kits (put in gallon zip locks) which will contain the following items: book bubble bath bath bombs knitting/needlework kit paint set puzzle These opportunities to help are open to any volunteers! If they really wish to send a card, letter or artwork it can be sent to our PO Box: Stand Up Placer PO Box 5462 Auburn, CA 95604

Through 12/31/20

Donate Blood to the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross is closely monitoring the outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), and supporting public health agencies to help communities prepare. Right now, American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during this coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood, platelets or AB Elite plasma. The Red Cross also urges organizations to maintain scheduled blood drives. Donating is a safe process and people should not hesitate to give or receive blood or platelets. We have implemented additional precautions to ensure safety of our donors and staff. This blood shortage could impact patients who need surgery, victims of car accidents and other emergencies, or patients fighting cancer. One of the most important things you can do to ensure we don’t have another health care crisis on top of coronavirus is to give now. Please visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/coronavirus--covid-19--and-blood-donation.html To find a location to donate blood, visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/give.html/drive-results?order=DATE&range=10&zipSponsor=95815

Through 12/31/20

Monthly Updates

HandsOn Sacramento Believes in Social Change

By handsonsacto. Thu, 04 Jun 2020

We are listening, and we hear you. HandsOn Sacramento was founded on creating social change through volunteerism and education, believing that each person’s involvement will make a real difference in our community.  We uphold our commitment to innovative social change by standing with you in solidarity.  We advocate against racial and institutional injustice, all acts … Continue reading HandsOn Sacramento Believes in Social Change

Sacramento County Public Health Order and Volunteering

By handsonsacto. Thu, 19 Mar 2020

Dear Volunteers – These are unprecedented times and even though communities are being asked to shelter in place at home, there are still many needs to be met to serve those who are food insecure, elderly, disabled and/or going through very hard times. Some of these needs can be met by agencies and the volunteers … Continue reading Sacramento County Public Health Order and Volunteering

HandsOn Sacramento’s Response to COVID-19

By handsonsacto. Thu, 19 Mar 2020

The Regional Center for Volunteerism – HandsOn Sacramento, a program of Community Link Capital Region and part of Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley and Northern Nevada Family of Nonprofits, is closely monitoring the information provided on COVID-19 provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento County Public Health, … Continue reading HandsOn Sacramento’s Response to COVID-19

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