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COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities

Disaster Vol.Webinars:Responding to Cultural Needs

ON-LINE DISASTER SERVICES VOLUNTEER TRAINING Are you interested in learning more about being an Emergency & Disaster Services Volunteer? Join us for this 4 Part Series which teaches how to interact with, and accommodate needs based on cultural and religious diversity during a disaster. This Webinar is a part 4 series and is intended to be taken as a unit. We encourage you to register for as many Parts of this Series as possible for maximum benefit. With a rise in major natural disasters in recent years, people have an increased desire to help but few know how. We are hosting a series of training webinars to explain the role volunteer organizations play in a major disaster and to understand what it means to volunteer effectively during a disaster response. The training can be taken as standalone pieces of training or a series. WHAT: WEBINAR TRAININGS: 4 PART SERIES: CULTURAL AND RELIGIOUS COMPETENCY, AND LITERACY IN DISASTER RESPONSE ENVIRONMENT Faith-based and community organizations are key partners in creating a culture of disaster preparedness. They offer a wide variety of resources that are invaluable during and after an incident. Join us to learn: What is "religious and cultural literacy and competency in disaster management"? How religious and cultural language differs from government culture and language? What skills are needed to competently engage religious and cultural leaders and groups in the field? The 6 steps in the “LEADER” process. WHEN: PART 1 - Thursday 3/4/21, 4pm - 5:30pm (Pacific) PART 2 - Thursday 3/11/21, 4pm - 5:30pm (Pacific) PART 3 - Thursday 3/18/21, 4pm - 5:30pm (Pacific) PART 4 - Thursday 3/25/21, 4pm - 5:30pm (Pacific) WHO: Anyone interested in learning more about becoming an Emergency & Disaster Services Volunteer. HOW: This Webinar is a part 4 series and is intended to be taken as a unit. We encourage you to register for as many Parts of this Series as possible for maximum benefit. Register by signing up for the "shift(s)" you wish to attend. The webinars will be hosted via Zoom. Participants must have access to a mobile device or computer and the internet. Registered participants will be emailed a Zoom link prior to the training. NOTE: By completing this or any future trainings, you are not committing to being deployed during a disaster, nor is The Salvation Army implying that you will be deployed. The trainings are intended to both educate those interested in learning more about volunteering during a disaster and equip volunteers so they are better prepared for deployment if the need or opportunity arises.

Sacramento, CA

3/4/21 4:00 PM + more

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

2/25/21 9:00 AM

Senior Food Box's

Volunteers will assemble food boxes for senior citizens.

North Highlands, CA

3/22/21 9:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Ardenaire - Sacramento)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are held on the 4th Thursday of every month to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers must have some availability between 10:00am - 4:00pm. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at ArdenAire is an affordable housing community serving 53 households in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

2/25/21 10:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Driver(Kennedy Estates - Sacramento)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 4th Tuesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers are needed between 8:30am - 10:00am. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at Kennedy Estates is an affordable housing community serving 100 family households in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

3/23/21 8:30 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Kennedy Estates - Sacramento)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 4th Tuesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers are needed between 3:00pm - 5:00pm. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at Kennedy Estates is an affordable housing community serving 100 family households in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

3/23/21 3:00 PM + more

Distanced, But Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Crossroad Gardens - Sacram

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 4th Thursday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers are needed between 9:30am - 11:00am. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at Crossroad Gardens is an affordable housing community serving 70 families in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

2/25/21 9:30 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (McAuley Meadows - Sacramento)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our bi-monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 1st and 3rd Wednesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers must have some availability between 10:00am - 11:30am. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. McAuley Meadows is an independent senior affordable housing community in Auburn, California. The community features 59 one-bedroom apartments for seniors age 55 and older.

Auburn, CA

3/17/21 10:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (7th & Hst.- Sacramento)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 4th Wednesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers must have some availability between 10:00am - 4:00pm. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. The 7th & H Housing Community is a mixed-use affordable housing development that provides 150 studio and one-bedroom apartments in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

3/24/21 10:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Driver (7th & Hst.- Sacramento)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 4th Wednesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers are needed between 8:30am - 10:00am. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. The 7th & H Housing Community is a mixed-use affordable housing development that provides 150 studio and one-bedroom apartments in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

4/28/21 8:30 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Driver Needed (Lance - Carmichael)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible Food Bank is held every 4th Thursday of the month at 11:00am Volunteer Drivers must have some availability between 9:00 am - 10:30 am Volunteers assisting with food distribution must have availability between 10:30am - 12:30pm Mercy Housing California at Lance Apartments is an affordable housing community serving 75 families in Carmichael, California.

Carmichael, CA

2/25/21 9:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Colonia San Martin - Sacrament

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 3rd Tuesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers must have availability between 10:00am - 12:00pm. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at Colonia San Martin is an affordable housing community serving 60 households in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

5/18/21 10:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (St. Francis Terrace - Sacramen

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 4th Thursday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers helping with food distribution must have availability between 10:00am - 12:00pm. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at St. Francis Terrace is an affordable housing community serving 60 households in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

2/25/21 10:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Lohse Apartments - Roseville)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 2nd Wednesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers must have some availability between 8:30am - 12noon. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at Lohse Apartments is an affordable housing community serving 58 family households in Roseville, California.

Roseville, CA

5/12/21 8:30 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Lance Apartments - Carmichael)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 4th Thursday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers are needed between 11:00am - 1:00pm. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at Lance Apartments is an affordable housing community serving 75 family households in Carmichael, California.

Carmichael, CA

2/25/21 11:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Land Park Woods - Sacramento)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every Thursday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers are needed between 7:00am - 9:00am for food pick up from the warehouse and delivery to the site 11:00am - 1:00pm for assistance with distribution We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Housing California at Land Park Woods is an affordable housing community serving 75 families in Sacramento, California.

Sacramento, CA

2/25/21 7:00 AM + more

Distanced. Not Disconnected! Food Bank Assistant (Mercy Village Folsom - Folsom)

In response to the COVID-19 epidemic, Mercy Housing has shifted our resident service priorities to focus on the immediate needs of residents. Many of our residents are coping, as most Americans, with the stress of isolation, lost income and jobs, struggles to meet immediate food and household essential needs, school closures, and children needing to develop remote learning routines. Food insecurity is one of the most pressing needs and YOU can help us meet those needs all while feeling connected to the community in a fulfilling way! Our monthly food bank is well utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery and/or distribution. Volunteers like you make it possible! Distributions are every 3rd Wednesday to help those in need access healthy food. Volunteers are needed between 3:00pm - 5:00pm for assistance with set up, packing and distribution. We will practice safe social distance protocols, and we ask that all volunteers bring a mask and gloves. Mercy Village Folsom is a multifamily affordable housing community located in Folsom, California. Mercy Housing purchased the 10-building apartment complex and renovated the properties into 81 apartments of housing in cooperation with local officials including the local Dignity Health Mercy Hospital of Folsom. Mercy Village Folsom is home to more than 200 residents and features a onsite resident services and a computer lab.

Folsom, CA

5/19/21 3:00 PM + 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

3/1/21 9:30 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

2/25/21 9:00 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 We practice physical distancing Duties Include: 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Boxing food, stocking shelves 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Boxing food, stocking shelves, sorting food, loading food into client's vehicles 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Loading food boxes into client's vehicles, boxing food, sorting food, directing traffic, checking in clients

Citrus Heights, CA

2/25/21 7:30 AM + more

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

2/25/21 9:00 AM + more

Food Sorting/Bagging

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS)! You must use the Group Volunteer Calendar below to sign up to help! https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/group-volunteering Individuals can use the same calendar. 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. *Please note at this time, Sacramento Food Bank and Family Service (SFBFS) is unable to validate court-appointed volunteer hours.

Sacramento, CA

2/25/21 9:00 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 vests and training with an opportunity for you to keep the food distribution operating safely. Volunteer must be 18 years + Thursday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am Friday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am Saturday: 7 volunteers needed 7:30am - 10:30am Contact: James Letoa (916) 241-5769 Jletoapa@gmail.com

Sacramento, CA

2/25/21 7:30 AM + more

Food Distribution & Drive Thru Prep

Hello and welcome to the new year! South Sacramento Christian Center is still currently distributing food every week and actively looking for volunteers to help us prepare groceries. *NOTE* We continue to seek drivers to help deliver to the elderly/disabled/sheltered in place community. Drivers must be 18 yrs or older, have a clean driving record, and a valid driver's license. 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 01/01/2021) 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. *ATTENTION* We are also seeking help in the areas listed below: Parking Lot Detail Team- Needs 3 Volunteers Hours: 7:30am-11am-Help us assist our clients with navigating through our parking lot during our distributions. Experience with directing traffic is preferred but training with our setup will be available. Setup Team - Needs 5 Volunteers Hours: 6am-to 8am- The setup team will arrive before distirbution to help setup parking cones, tents, signage, and staging food prep stations and tables. We are not asking volunteers to stay and help out for the duration of the distribution but we certainly welcome you to do so if you wish. Teardown Team- Needs 5 Volunteers Hours: (12pm-1pm) The teardown team will arrive after distribution to help take down tents, clean, sanitize, remove trash, and bring everything back inside. Intake/Translator- We are in need of help with translating to our Vietnamese community.

Sacramento, CA

2/26/21 9:00 AM + more

Sacramento Walk to End Alzheimer's Planning Comittee

Are you passionate about putting an end to Alzheimer’s disease? Do you want to get more involved with the Alzheimer’s Association and the Walk to End Alzheimer’s? Then we need you! Join the Walk to End Alzheimer’s Planning Committee and help grow the movement to end Alzheimer’s from the ground up. Committee members plan each Walk to End Alzheimer’s event from the kick-off to the wrap-up. Some committee members focus on growing the event by recruiting teams, getting Walk materials out in the community and securing sponsorships. Others focus on event production and find ways to enhance the event experience for all Walkers! Below are some very broad descriptions of each committee areas. Time commitments vary depending on the interested committee area and your availability, we have a place for everyone! Sponsorship Responsible for recruiting and managing relationships with new and past sponsors Team Recruitment Responsible for recruiting new teams and helping them get set up for success Team Retention Responsible for managing relationships with past Walk teams Marketing & Outreach Responsible for creating awareness of the disease and the Alzheimer's Association through the promotion of Walk to End Alzheimer's AIM-Advocacy Responsible for recruiting new Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM) members and advocates from all sectors of the community Mission Responsible for organizing activities that focus on the Association's mission at committee meetings, wrap-around events and on Walk day Logistics Responsible for overseeing day-of-event logistics and volunteers

Greater Sacramento Area (Virtual)

3/4/21 12:00 AM + more

Event/Outreach Assistant

The Outreach/Event assistant will attend and assist in workshops and classes. This person will prepare and attend outreach community events. Learn how to evaluate health information. Communicating with the public and other agenices. Wake-Up Foundation mission is to empower, inspire, and motivate others to believe in themselves. We provide services to help individuals unleash their inner and outer strengths and talents so they can create the lifestyle they love. Check out our website for more information or other opportunities at www.wake-upfoundation.org

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/21

Office Assistant

The office assistant will help prepare workshops and classes. Emailing and contacting clients. Booking and confirming appointments. Posting materials and events on social media sites. Advertising and public relation. And other related areas of work. Wake-Up Foundation mission is to empower, motivate, and inspire others to believe in themselves. We provide services to help others to unleash their inner and outer strengths and talents to help them develop a lifestyle they love. If you would like to learn more about the opportunity and other opportunties, check out our website at www.wake-upfoundation.org

Sacramento, CA

Through 12/31/21

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

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

3/2/21 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

3/3/21 8:00 AM + 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

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

Kitchen Preparation and Packaging Volunteers

Fresher Sacramento aims to achieve food security through the business of ending hunger – a social enterprise model for food security through Fresher Family and Neighborhood Meal Plans. Bringing together workforce skills development and a pathway toward a culinary career as a Fresher Community Chef, they support communities in creating, owning, and sustaining a nutritious cycle of health, wealth, and skills for life. Volunteers are needed to help with preparation and packaging in the kitchen. Fresher Sacramento is making meals for the homeless in the motels managed by Goodwill Sacramento, as well as providing 600 meals a week for 8 weeks for people in Meadowview. They are expecting to ramp up meal production to 1,200 meals a day. 3 volunteers are needed to help with food preparation. Volunteers must have a ServSafe certification. 2 volunteers are needed to help with food packing. Dress code: - Wear non-slip shoes - Wear protective outfit: masks, hair nets, hats Physical distancing, food safety, health and safety precautions are strictly in place while volunteering.

Sacramento, CA

Through 6/30/21

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

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

Sacramento, CA

Through 6/30/21

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

Social Media Genie

Help Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation get the word out about our life-saving programs and services! We are seeking a pro to both post on our web site and social media platforms = Facebook, Instagram, Twitter. You should have strong background and interest in this sharing tecnology. You would be posting throughout the week, sharing our program and activity news. This may all be done remotely, with the opportunity to work from our office when safe/that is again allowed. Please send your resume, and thanks so much for your interest!

Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation (Virtual)

Through 1/4/23

Walk to End Alzheimer's Committee Sponsorship Chair Position

Position Overview: The Sponsorship Chair serves as the primary lead for recruiting new sponsors to the event, as well as strengthening relationships with existing ones. This position will assist with assembling a Subcommittee that will identify opportunities to engage the business community in the mission of the Alzheimer’s Association and participate in Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Qualifications: Excellent leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. Knowledge of business and community resources. Well-connected in the corporate community and willing to ask others to support the cause. Ability to cultivate and maintain long-lasting relationships with local companies. Comfortable asking for large monetary contributions. Position Responsibilities: Work with the Event Chair, Co-Chair and Staff Partner to develop a plan to meet all sponsor recruitment, retention and revenue goals. Recruit and train members of the Sponsorship Subcommittee, whose primary responsibility is to manage sponsor recruitment and retention. Oversee Sponsorship Subcommittee meetings/check-ins to monitor progress and ensure everyone is on target to meet their goals. Work with Subcommittee members to secure renewals from previous sponsors. Help Subcommittee members compile a list of potential sponsors and develop strategies for engagement. Assist in securing in-kind donations and media sponsors. Work with other committee members, such as logistics and marketing, to ensure sponsorship benefits are met both prior to and on event day. Take steps to ensure an excellent Walk-day experience for sponsors. Conduct a post-event proof of performance meeting with each sponsor to ensure proper support, obtain feedback and discuss future engagement. Ensure that all sponsors and Sponsorship Subcommittee members are appropriately recognized. Committee Expectations: Have a willingness to learn about and support the Alzheimer’s Association and its mission. Make necessary time commitment. Complete the Partnership Agreement with the Event Chair and Staff Partner. Be an active participant on our online community, Walk Central. Adhere to the Walk timeline and continually report progress to the Event Chair. Exhibit enthusiasm and show appreciation to your subcommittee members when achieving event goals.

Through 12/31/21

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

Monthly Updates

Virtual Volunteering Page

By handsonsacto. Mon, 22 Feb 2021

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 in the comfort of your own home. In this page, you will see currently available local volunteer opportunities, FAQs … Continue reading Virtual Volunteering Page

US Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Grant Program

By handsonsacto. Thu, 18 Feb 2021

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nonprofit Grant program provides funding for infrastructure security improvements for “high risk” nonprofit organizations. This funding can be used to purchase and install security cameras, door locks, fencing, and conduct security training and planning. This grant program is competitive, and the applications are submitted to the California Office … Continue reading US Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Grant Program

Thank You, Valeri!

By handsonsacto. Thu, 14 Jan 2021

We recognize the efforts and accomplishments of Valeri Mihanovich, HandsOn Sacramento’s Director, who served in our organization for more than 20 years. Last November 2020, she accepted a position with the California Office of Emergency Services as their new Emergency Services Coordinator/Voluntary Agency Liaison for their Individual Assistance Division. Her experience in volunteer and disaster … Continue reading Thank You, Valeri!

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