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COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Great Plates Container Distribution

Assist the Great Plates program by distributing meal containers to local restaurants participating in making meals for the program. Distribution consists of loading and unloading pallets of boxes. Distribution location is 918 Del Paso Road.

Sacramento, CA

11/6/20 9:30 AM

Student Buddy Mentors

Carmichael HART is looking for volunteer Student Buddy Mentors to support homeless or in transition students in the San Juan Unified School District. The program goals are as follows: 1. Build one-to-one Buddying relationships for children in grades K-12 who have the need for a positive role model. 2. Improve positive social behaviors of children. 3. Support improved family stability and functioning. Mentorship Training Videos can be seen here: carmichaelhart.org/mentor-training-hub Volunteer Expectations 1) Pass Background Check 2) Watch training videos 3) Meet with paired student buddy on a regular basis. (weekly or bi-weekly is suggested) 4) Submit response sheet to track mentor and student progress. Volunteer Contact: Glenda Gallagher at Gallagherglenda@gmail.com

Carmichael, CA

Through 6/30/21

Winter Family Camp

The Laurel Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to empowering youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth. The Laurel Foundation’s educational and support programs impact the lives of over 559 children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS, transgender youth and other at-risk youth populations each year. Our programs are a powerful antidote to the challenges of living with an illness or facing social isolation issues, bringing a sense of healing, hope and joy to those we serve. Our volunteers serve as camp counselors for our children and families during the duration of camp. This is a great opportunity to make a positive impact and become a mentor to youth that need support. Our Winter Family Camp program will be held February 12-16, 2021. Food and housing is provided during the duration of camp. This is a residential camp, all volunteers will stay on-site during the duration of camp. Email Lisa for an application: LHardiman@Laurel-Foundation.org. Limited space available!

Pasadena, CA

2/12/21 8:00 AM

Eat Well Yolo Mandarin/English Translator to Help at Davis Food Distributions

Eat Well Yolo Davis Food Giveaway Please join us as we provide food to those in need in the Davis area! This volunteer role is for someone who is fluent in both English and Mandarin. You will be providing translation services to facilitate clearer communication between English-speaking volunteers and Mandarin-speaking food recipients. Visit our website via THIS LINK to learn more and register for this event. When you sign up, you must review, sign, and submit a Volunteer Handbook to Natalie McDonald, the VISTA Volunteer Coordinator, in person or by email: natalie@yolofoodbank.org. Thank you! Qualifications: Bring Your Own Mask/Face Covering Ages: 17 must receive parental permission Ages: 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult Able to stand, bend, reach, intermittently* Able to lift 1-5 pounds routinely and 5-45 pounds occasionally often with another person Responsible and Organized Wear closed toed shoes

Davis, CA

10/31/20 2:00 PM

The Salvation Army: Food Box Packing at Family Services

Volunteers are needed to help pack food boxes to be given to communities in need. Volunteers must be 16 years old and do not need an adult. Volunteers must be in good health condition. Volunteers are required to wear protective gear such as masks and gloves. To pick a shift, click here: https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx?ID=5094

North Highlands, CA

10/27/20 9:00 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

10/27/20 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

10/28/20 8:00 AM + more

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

10/26/20 7:30 AM + more

Eat Well Yolo: Food Giveaway at Woodland Community College

Eat Well Yolo: Woodland Drive Through Food Giveaway Please join us as we provide meals to those in need in the Woodland area! This event is a drive-through, contact-less food distribution. Volunteers are needed to assist with set-up, traffic direction, sorting food and packing bags, loading bags into cars, and break down of the food giveaway. VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO VIEW TIME SLOTS AND REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT: CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED. Qualifications: Bring Your Own Mask/Face Covering Wear closed toed shoes Ages: 17 must receive parental permission Ages: 12-16 must be accompanied by an adult Able to stand, bend, reach, intermittently* Able to lift 1-5 pounds routinely and 5-45 pounds occasionally often with another person Responsible and Organized PLEASE review, sign, and submit a Volunteer Handbook (CLICK HERE FOR PDF) to Natalie McDonald, the VISTA Volunteer Coordinator (natalie@yolofoodbank.org). You must submit a signed handbook in order to participate in Yolo Food Bank volunteer events.

Woodland, CA

11/3/20 12:00 PM + more

Midtown HART Respite Center

Midtown HART runs this Respite Center once a week out of St. John's Lutheran Church in Midtown, Sacramento at 1701 L Street. We are currently operating from 9:30am-12:30pm every Tuesday. The center acts as a place for individuals to come in and relax, get snacks, water, clothing donations and recharge their devices. Volunteers screen the guests, check them in, and sanitize chairs and tables in between use. Please reach out to Nick at nicholuspeterson@gmail.com to be put onto the volunteer list. He emails everyone each week to see who would like to volunteer.

Sacramento, CA

Through 4/13/21

Food Distribution & Drive Thru Prep

Greetings! Welcome to fall! South Sacramento Christian Center is still currently distributing food every week and actively looking for volunteers to help us prepare groceries. If you are interested, please take a look at the task descriptions below and choose from any of the dates and times that work best for you. Be sure to leave your contact information so someone can respond to your inquiry as soon as possible. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon! (Updated 9/30/20) 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 especially 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

10/30/20 9:00 AM + more

American Red Cross Seasonal Readiness Volunteer (Shelter Nurse)

American Red Cross Gold Country Region is looking for Seasonal Readiness Volunteers who can deploy to disaster shelters during the pandemic over this wildfire season. Volunteers who are trained and signed up with ARC are background checked, trained, and ready to roll out if called. Shelter Nurses must be 1. Willing to deploy at least once this wildfire season to a shelter during the pandemic 2. Able to commit to at least five consecutive days for a deployment 3. Able to complete three and a half hours of online training 4. a license holder of the following: LVN, LPN, EMT, RN, a medical doctor (MD), DO, NP, paramedic, PA, and APRN. MAs and CNAs are not qualified to volunteer as Shelter Nurses. Shelter Nurses are expected to 1. Undergo a 3 1/2 hour online training 2. Be available to volunteer on several consecutive days 3. Accommodate service to individuals in the shelter 4. Travel within 50 miles 5. Responder availability can be toggled on and off to accommodate life. The expectation is that you can deploy at least once this 2020 Wildfire Season. Shift times will have a minimum of four hours up to 12 hours, depending on where and how big the disaster is. For more information, please contact Sherilyn Bethoney at sherilyn.bethoney@redcross.org.

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

American Red Cross Seasonal Readiness Volunteer (Shelter Worker)

American Red Cross Gold Country Region is looking for Seasonal Readiness Volunteers who can deploy to disaster shelters during the pandemic over this wildfire season. Volunteers who are trained and signed up with ARC are background checked, trained, and ready to roll out if called. Shelter Worker Volunteers is a temporary position to work in person in a Red Cross shelter before, during, and/or after a disaster event. They are necessary for completing tasks in shelter operations and provide assistance to disaster clients. They will support day-to-day activities within the shelter including reception, registration, feeding, dormitory, information, and other tasks within a shelter. Shelter Workers must be 1. Willing to deploy at least once this wildfire season to a shelter during the pandemic 2. Able to commit to at least five consecutive days for a deployment 3. Able to complete three and a half hours of online training Shelter Workers are expected to 1. Undergo a 3 1/2 hour online training 2. Be available to deploy for five consecutive days or more, at a time. 3. Accommodate service to individuals in the shelter 4. Travel within 50 miles 5. Responder availability can be toggled on and off to accommodate life. The expectation is that you can deploy at least once this 2020 Wildfire Season. Shift times will have a minimum of four hours up to 12 hours, depending on where and how big the disaster is. For more information, please contact Sherilyn Bethoney at sherilyn.bethoney@redcross.org.

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

Prepare Meals for Homeless and Seniors

We need help preparing meals for unsheltered homeless individuals and low-income seniors. This would primarily involve coming to our kitchen located in midtown Sacramento to help do basic cooking tasks, such as chopping vegetables and cleaning up after cooking is over. We also need help loading cars with boxed meals and delivering them to recipients. We will stage the meal prep work so that no more than a few people (observing physical distancing and wearing masks) will be in our kitchen (which is spacious and well ventilated) at one time. In addition, our organization is always looking for volunteers to help with marketing, social media, grant-writing, and other administrative tasks. This type of work can be done remotely.

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

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

10/27/20 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

10/26/20 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

10/29/20 7:30 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

Brookdale Hospice: 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 November. Please apply online: http://bttr.im/w32tb

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

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

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 3/31/21

Prepare Pre-packaged Product!

Help us prepare and assemble boxes and bags of canned goods, dry goods, produce and dairy/meat for distribution to families. May also include breaking down boxes, cleaning, etc.

Sacramento, CA

Through 10/30/20

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 - 6:00pm-8:00pm (5 volunteers needed) Thursday - 8:00am-10:00am (5 volunteers needed) Friday - 8:00am-10:00am (6 volunteers needed) Sunday - 12:30pm-2:30pm (5 volunteers needed) For more information, please contact Pastor Jerry at (916) 642-8181 or email tpsfministry@yahoo.com

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

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

10/27/20 9:00 AM + more

Vegan Cooking

Come help cook and prepare a vegan meal made from food that would have otherwise been wasted as food surplus. No need to be a sous chef, we need people from all knowledge levels of cooking and we can help you gain more skills. The meal will be served freely to people in a park in downtown Sacramento.

Sacramento, CA

11/29/20 10:00 AM + more

Celebrity Chef Cook Off - FUNdraiser

Dear positive thinking volunteer! Please come and be a part of our positivity celebration! Be prepared to have a great time and we need your positive expertise. No experience is necessary, however, happy to provide training if you ask. Sincerely, need your help. This is a positive opportunity to meet positive and inspiring celebrities, vendors, guests, and of course chefs. Hopefully you will leave having made a new and a lasting positive connection. Thank you in advance for volunteering for Achieving Positive Thinking Worldwide. We are asking for volunteers who can help us with our community outreach events: 1. Registration Table 2. Event set-up and break down as well as cleaning after the event. 3. Silent and live auction help 4. Sit at vendor table/silent auction table 5. Helping our celebrities and/or professional speakers before, during and after the Celebrity Chef Cook Off charity FUNdraiser. 6. Other Miscellaneous volunteer duties and needed or suggested. 7. Greeting and directing guests, celebrities, vendors, etc. For example loading and unloading their items from their car to inside Arden Hills Resort Club & Spa. Ensuring that the professional speakers needs are met. EXTRA POSITIVE DUTIES --- 1, We are also asking for volunteers who will distribute flyers BEFORE the CHARITY event. 2. Fold the free paper samples that are given away. Folding the FREE samples is also a great sit down job for someone who doesn't want to stand or walk for a long time. This can be done at home! http://www.achievingpositivethinkingworldwide.org http://www.positiveconnectionstotheworld.com Thank you, thank you, thank you! Volunteers r.o.c.k.! (Receiving Opportunities by Creating Kindness) Blessing and positive thinking "volunteering" successes! Yvette Kelley Executive Director 5170 Golden Foothill Parkway El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 866-706-2959

Elk Grove, CA

9/18/21 4:00 PM

Paralympic Sports and Social Programs

Access Leisure, a program of the City of Sacramento Department of Youth, Parks and Community Enrichment, offers Social Programs, Special Events, Trips, Sports and Camping for Children, Teens, Adults and Veterans with disabilities. Weekday and weekend schedules are available for volunteers who are high school seniors and older. To volunteer for Paralympic Sport Sacramento club programs for those with physical disabilities and/or visual impairments, our River Cats Independence Field baseball programs, or any of our Access Leisure programs, please contact Michelle Tabarango at mtabarango@cityofsacramento.org or call (916) 808-1205 or Jenny Yarrow at jyarrow@cityofsacramento.org or 916-808- 6017.

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

Sorting & Packing Food (Ongoing)

Help get fresh produce and groceries to people in need! Volunteers will help sort and bag donations of fresh produce and perishable food items to be handed out to the clients in the morning. IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTE: Volunteers MUST wear closed-toed rubber soled shoes. No sandals or flip flops. To Volunteer sign up online at: volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityDetail.aspx Or Contact: Kam-Sheong Lau (916) 678-4019, Kam-Sheong.Lau@usw.salvationarmy.org Also: Please sign up for only Tuesdays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays.

North Highlands, CA

10/27/20 8:30 AM + more

Snowline Hospice Volunteer

Experience the joy of making a difference in someone's life. Whether in the home, on the phone, in the office or thrift stores, your unique skills, talents and interests are always appreciated. There are opportunities for you and your pet to get involved helping to bring smiles and comfort. Snowline Volunteers make a real difference in the lives of hospice patients, their families and the community. We serve all patients and families regardless of their ability to pay. Change a life... maybe your own!

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/20

Youth Crisis Counselor

For more than 30 years, the California Coalition for Youth has operated the California Youth Crisis Line (CYCL), a toll-free helpline available 24 hours a day to youth and their families in crisis or need. The CYCL receives 20,000+ calls annually; highly trained counselors respond to these calls with confidential and non-judgmental crisis intervention counseling. They also provide referrals to assist callers with issues such as family problems, runaway and homelessness, depression, bullying, teen pregnancy, substance abuse, suicide, and more. People ages 16 and up are needed to train as volunteer counselors to talk with teens and parents who call the line. Don't think you're qualified? That's OK, training is provided and no experience is necessary. NEXT TRAINING STARTS SEPTEMBER 9TH! The job description is available at https://www.dropbox.com/s/tt3iggbxoolzlnk/Crisis_Counselor_Job_Description.pdf For more information email cycl@calyouth.org or visit www.calyouth.org For an online application go to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cyclapp

Sacramento, CA

Through 8/31/30

California Museum Volunteer Program

Looking for a rewarding way to serve the community? The California Museum invites you to join our volunteer program to assist staff in presenting exhibits and programs on the state’s history, arts and culture of diversity, which inspire more than 125,000 annual visitors. Whether you're looking for a few hours to fill or a regular position, a range of opportunities are available to choose from including: - Gallery Guides & Assistants to facilitate field trip & group visits - Events Staff to work at the Museum's special events - Classroom Presenters to provide K-12 education programs to field trip groups - History, Arts & Culture Interpreters to educate general admission & tour visitors - Ambassadors to represent the Museum at community events No experience necessary — all volunteer positions feature in-depth training and offer parking, public transit and ridesharing reimbursement. Best of all, benefits include Museum memberships with reciprocal admission at other institutions, store discounts, invitations to volunteer events and more! To learn more or to apply today, visit https://www.californiamuseum.org/volunteer. For questions or assistance, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, at (916) 653-8099 or volunteer@californiamuseum.org.

Sacramento, CA

Through 1/1/21

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities with The Laurel Foundation

We are a nonprofit dedicated to empowering the lives of at-risk children, youth and families affected by HIV/AIDS and transgender/gender diverse youth. As I am sure you know, COVID has caused us to pause our in-person events and move to a virtual platform which has been highly successful! We have many virtual programs designed to teach our kids valuable life skills, critical thinking, build self-esteem, and much more. Our programs also offer volunteers an unique opportunity to grow, personally and professionally. These are our virtual programs we are hosting with our kids and families through the rest of the year. Please email Lisa to get involved: LHardiman@Laurel-Foundation.org

Through 12/10/20

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

October 2020 Updates from HandsOn Sacramento

By handsonsacto. Thu, 08 Oct 2020

Dear Volunteers – We hope everybody is safe and well. Our COVID-19 response continues to pick up speed this month. We are pleased to present to you our newest pages on HandsOn Sacramento that will help you find the perfect volunteer opportunity. We are launching our Virtual Volunteering page, which is a dedicated resource to volunteer … Continue reading October 2020 Updates from HandsOn Sacramento

September 2020 Updates from HandsOn Sacramento

By handsonsacto. Thu, 27 Aug 2020

Dear Volunteers – We hope everybody is safe and well. More then ever, our community needs us to help face the challenges we’re currently facing. The COVID-19 pandemic, the wildfires across our state and everyday issues dampened our spirits, but your help as a volunteer will serve as a ray of light. Aside from food pantry … Continue reading September 2020 Updates from HandsOn Sacramento

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

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