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Virtual Volunteering Ideas

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HandsOn Sacramento has partnered with some agencies in offering virtual volunteer opportunities as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These virtual volunteer opportunities follow COVID-19 related safety guidelines and promote volunteering on your own time and can be done in your own home. Wherever you are, volunteering for the community is accessible. While these opportunities offer a virtual way to volunteer, your efforts will continue to support our community.

If you know of any virtual volunteer opportunities that need to be highlighted on this page, please email Mika Guevarra at


Click on these links to see more information on Volunteer FAQs, Volunteer Safety, and other useful Virtual Volunteer Resources from our Partners.

Volunteering FAQs

Volunteer Safety

Virtual Volunteer Resources

Points of Light Foundation

California Volunteers

California State University-Sacramento

Youth Virtual Volunteer Ideas


DIY Volunteer Projects

Other Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

International Rescue Committee

Project Sunshine

City of Sacramento Virtual Volunteer Opportunities




Support Front Street Animal Shelter with Home-Based Projects

You can volunteer from home. Here are some great projects that you can do to support the Front Street Animal Shelter animals during this time of social distancing. Please drop off any completed projects to Janice Wagaman at the shelter. Email and let her know when you are dropping off the donations. Don't forget to wear your mask and gloves when coming to the shelter. The Front Street Animal Shelter is located at 2127 Front Street, Sacramento.

Cat Housing Accessories for Stress Relief

Dog Housing Accessories for Stress Relief

Cat Cur-Tail-Ments (curtains)

Udder Love Litter Feeders

Warm Rice Bags




Sew Fidget Blankets for the Sacramento Public Library

Volunteers are invited to create a Fidget Blanket—a lap-size blanket that provides sensory and tactile stimulation—to those with anxiety and restless hands, including people living with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. These blankets are equipped with “fidget” objects such as buttons, ribbons, zippers, rings, buckles, and pockets for the user to touch and play with. Volunteers must have access to a sewing machine and sewing notions. A Fidget Blanket Kit with instructions will be provided. For more information, contact Katie Ball, Special Projects Associate,, 916-264-2893.

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Partner Agency Virtual Volunteer Opportunities on HandsOn Sacramento

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: Phone: 916-614-9517

Sacramento, CA


Through 5/29/25

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: 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

Carmichael, CA


Through 6/30/21


The Regional Center for Volunteerism
HandsOn Sacramento
A Program of Community Link Capital Region

8001 Folsom Blvd., Suite 100
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: (916) 447-7063

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