Many of our nonprofit partners call us looking for all kinds of services – yet often without the resources to pay for them. 
If you are interested in making a committment that is more than a one day and done project,
please check out the alphabetical list below of organizations that could use your help.

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Alzheimer's Association: Advocacy Volunteer

Advocacy Volunteers serve as the Alzheimer's Associations primary messengers for their member of Congress. They work directly with staff to build relationships with their member of Congress through personal contacts, meetings, and other activities. Typical duties for this position include meeting and talking with legislators at various public appearances, attending and asking questions at local town hall meetings or other community events, and attending Public Policy meetings every other month (in person and call in options available). The Alzheimer's Association encourages those with the disease to participate. Individuals in the early stage of Alzheimer's disease and other cognitive impairments are among the most powerful, influential advocates. Current and former Alzheimer's caregivers also make great advocates. Volunteers for this position should expect to volunteer 5 hours a month, and a commitment of one year is expected. Training and support to be provided on an ongoing basis. Please note, a background check is required for this position.

Alzheimer's Association: Community Outreach Volunteer

Community Outreach Volunteers act as the face of the Alzheimer's Association, representing the organization at community gatherings, such as corporate wellness events and public health fairs. Responsibilities for this volunteer position include providing information to visitors and making referrals to Alzheimer's Association staff when needed, retrieving education supplies from the office before event; returning supplies within 3-5 days of event, and giving short presentations (3-5 minutes) on Alzheimer's Association programs and services. Days and hours vary; events typically last 2-4 hours. Community Outreach Volunteers are required to complete at least one outreach event per quarter, with a minimum of a six month commitment. Training will be provided. Community Outreach Volunteers will be supervised until training has been completed; once completed, volunteers are expected to staff outreach volunteers on their own. Please note, this volunteer position requires a background check.

Alzheimer's Association: Speakers Bureau Volunteer

This position acts as the face of the Alzheimer's Association, presenting educational programs at community gatherings, such as corporate wellness events, public health fairs, service club meetings, and other events. Presentations are based on volunteer's experience and may include, "Know the 10 Signs", "Healthy Living for your Brain & Body", "Getting Connected", and "The Basics: Memory Loss, Dementia, & Alzheimer's Disease." Speakers Bureau volunteers are asked to observe education programs, co-present with staff, and then lead presentations on their own. Training and resource materials will be provided. Days and hours for this volunteer position vary, with presentations lasting 1-3 hours. Speakers Bureau Volunteers are required to complete 4-6 presentations per year, as well as attend at least one free Alzheimer's Association continuing education program annually. Please note, this volunteer position requires a background check.

Family Intake Volunteer

River City Food Bank needs a volunteer on Fridays from approximately 10am - 1pm to assist with the intake process. This volunteer will meet with families and individuals and take them through the necessary paperwork to receive services. Intake volunteers are vital to increasing access to food and other resources for those in need, and free staff time for stronger advocacy for RCFB Clients. Volunteers must be 18 or older; due to the training provided, a volunteer should only sign up if they are available to help multiple times per month for at least a 3 month period. Basic computer and literacy skills are required; bilingual is not required but would be very helpful!

Folsom's Hope: Homework Help

Volunteers needed for homework help in the after school program. Volunteers should be in high school to volunteer alone, or have a parent chaperone if they are in middle school.

Folsom's Hope: Mentor a Child

Volunteers needed to mentor school children during the school year. Volunteers should be able to commit for the duration of the school year. Volunteers should expect to come in 1-2 times a week for 2-3 hours for homework help, tutoring, and mentoring.

Kids First: After School Homework Help

Volunteers are needed to help elementary aged students with math, reading, and spelling. Volunteers for this position are needed Monday through Thursday from 3:30pm-5pm.

Placer Nature Center: Art Docent

Volunteers needed to lead environmental education programs for the 5,000 school-age children that visit the Placer Nature Center each year through field trips. If you enjoy working with children and want to take part in helping them learn about the environment, sign up!

Kids First: Special Skill/Talent Volunteer

Do you have a passion for working with kids, along with a special skill or talent you would love to help kids learn? If so, Kids First is looking for you! This volunteer would come one to two times a week (Monday/Tuesday) for 15-30 minutes (3:30pm-3:45pm) or (4:30-5:00pm). Some ideas of skills/talents the kids are interested in learning include sign language, poetry, art docent/painting, yoga, and/or meditation. Kids First staff would also build upon learned skills by including items into their program such as visual practice without the volunteer with other sources such as YouTube educational/instructional videos.

Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center: K-3 Literacy Helpers Needed

The Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center holds an after school program and is looking for literacy helpers (aged 50 and up) for students K-3rd grade. Volunteers are needed for 2-4 hours a week, and commit to serving the school year, from about October-May. Volunteers are then matched with several small groups of students and provide reading support for each small group for up to thirty minutes a day. Volunteers must pass a background check, as well as attend annual training.