Special Events - Days Of Service
HandsOn Sacramento creates, manages and leads several signature volunteer Days of Service in the greater Sacramento region. These events align volunteers and corporations with millions of volunteers across the United States.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend of Service (January)
This nationally recognized day of citizen action and volunteer service honors MLK’s legacy of unity, peace, and equality by making the holiday “A DAY ON, NOT A DAY OFF.” Each year, approximately 800 Sacramento Region community members come together and participate in as many as ten high-impact, hands-on service projects that strengthen communities, alleviate poverty, and acknowledge dignity and respect for all human beings.
HandsOn Day (March)
HandsOn Sacramento (HOS) Day is designed to celebrate the year-round work of HandsOn Sacramento and engages individuals and groups in meaningful community service. HOS Day is a favorite venue for our corporate partners to involve teams of employees in team building and community improvement projects. More than 300 volunteers come together each year at this event for service, community building and fun. Activities include landscaping parks, painting playgrounds, sprucing up family shelters, working at food banks and much more.
Big Sunday Weekend (May)
Big Sunday Weekend builds community by encouraging participation from diverse groups of volunteers in projects that help our community. It is the largest region-wide community service volunteer weekend in the USA, with more than 50,000 volunteers from all walks of life across California participating in community enrichment efforts. The first Sacramento Big Sunday Weekend was held in 2011 with 250 volunteers, and the event is expected to grow in 2012.