Nonprofits need regular help from volunteers! The following opportunities are ongoing needs that nonprofits rely on volunteers for in order to achieve their missions.  Ongoing opportunities are a great way to gain experience, learn new skills, and become a part of a nonprofit team through volunteering.  Opportunities range from general duties to highly specialized needs -- find your fit below or contact our office to work directly with our staff.

Please note: if opportunities do not have a location listed, it may be an opportunity that can be done virtually or has a variety of locations.
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Blue Line Arts: Gallery & Office Volunteer

Blue Line Arts is committed to providing accessible arts education for all, presenting high caliber art exhibitions, bridging the arts, artists and business to fuel the creative economy, activating communities with art and creative fun! As a Gallery & Office Volunteer, you would greet and assist visitors, educate visitors about gallery programs, answer phone and take messages, and assist with office filing & data entry work as needed. They are seeking a volunteer who is proactive and comfortable seeking out visitor contact; friendly and outgoing; comfortable using telephone and computer programs. Scheduling is flexible, with shifts of 11am - 2pm or 2pm - 5pm available according to your schedule. Volunteers will first apply, then attend an orientation. After completing those steps, volunteers choose their own schedules by signing up for select shifts online! Express interest below to get started.

Roseville, CA

Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance: Office Volunteer

Volunteer needed for various clerical tasks for our delopment/events coordinator. Need to have Word and Excel experience with general computer knowledge. Ability to work independently on assigned taks with some oversight. Looking for a weekly volunteer one to two days a week for 3-4 hours (flexible on hours) Mondays-Thursdays. Dress code is casual office attire.

Roseville, CA

Powerhouse Science Center: Kids Science Workshop Leader

Have f-u-n helping kids learn science! Explore the engineering design process with Powerhouse Science Center’s brand new Design Lab workshop! Work with museum visitors by mapping-out, building, and testing prototype solutions to given design challenges. Volunteers have FUN engaging families with the engineering and innovation process, and learning how there’s no single “right” answer in engineering. Help visitors as they solve engineering challenges ranging from building bridges and buildings, testing out aerodynamics, constructing electrical circuits, and even coding! Do not worry if you are not an engineering expert, just be willing to smile, assist and learn along with visitors! Requirements: -Be available on Saturday or Sunday -Willingness to work with visitors of all ages and backgrounds -Personal or professional background in science, education, or museums is desired, but not necessary -Ability to follow instructions from staff -Ability to be flexible and creative when necessary -Attend orientation and required skill builder workshops throughout the year -Must be aged 16 or older (age 14 if accompanied by an adult) -Dress code: Business casual

Sacramento, CA

Single Mom Strong: Childcare Attendant

Single moms work hard every day. Show them some support by allowing them to take a break and participate in a workshop at Single Mom Strong's Empowerment Center. By volunteering in our childcare, you allow these moms to participate in an empowering evening, knowing their children are being well-cared for in the next room! Without this service, many moms would not be able to participate. During your visit, we ask that you engage with the children of the SMS community by playing games, completing art projects, reading them stories, or countless other activities we offer in our childcare space. RECURRING: Every 3rd Thursday thru May 2020: 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16, 2/20, 3/19, 4/16, & 5/21 Volunteers may attend their first time without training or a background check in order to find out more about the program; during this initial volunteer opportunity, volunteers will be matched with a screened & trained adult. Volunteers who would like to help more than once must attend a 2-hour training and complete a background check.

Citrus Heights, CA

Single Mom Strong: Men's Mentoring Team

Are you looking for a way to give back by making a positive impact on the life of a child? Single Mom Strong is seeking positive male role models to participate in our Men's Mentoring Program. Statistics show that children raised without a father present suffer in a variety of ways. 85% of all children who show behavior disorders and 71% of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes. Having strong relationships with men during formative years can change these statistics. That's where YOU come in! Join the SMS Men's Mentoring Team and volunteer for 2 hours, once per month. The Men's Mentoring team's major goal is to be a long-term, positive influence in a child's life. That means you don't need special skills, you just need to care.. and show up! Activities will be completed in small group settings and will include such things as "Chess/ Checkers Club", “Tool Box Exploration”, our "Summer Sports Series" and more for children in the Single Mom Strong community. RECURRING: Every 3rd Thursday thru May 2020: 9/19, 10/17, 11/21, 12/19, 1/16, 2/20, 3/19, 4/16, & 5/21 Volunteers may attend their first time without training or a background check in order to find out more about the program; during this initial volunteer opportunity, volunteers will be matched with a screened & trained adult. Volunteers who would like to help more than once must attend a 2-hour training and complete a background check.

Citrus Heights, CA

Team Giving: Community Outreach Team

Are you passionate about helping volunteers get involved in our community? Join our volunteer team! Team Giving’s work matching volunteers with nonprofit organizations according to the time, skills, and passion they have available promotes a culture of philanthropy that supports nonprofits addressing vital needs in our community. We are assembling a Community Outreach Team to help us reach more volunteers and nonprofits in our area. Members of the Community Outreach Team should have good people skills and enjoy meeting new people. Primary duties include: representing Team Giving at booths at public events such as community fairs, nonprofit conferences, college club expos, farmer's markets, etc., reporting on and/or inputting data from events in order for staff to make necessary connections and follow-up attending volunteer events to take photos, greet volunteers, and conduct quality assurance evaluations We are looking for volunteers in Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, and El Dorado counties in order to service our entire area. Volunteers will only be asked to volunteer at events near to their work / home preferences. What's the time commitment? This volunteer position is flexible according to each volunteer's needs, with no set schedule. Typical outreach events are 2 - 5 hours, volunteers will receive an invitation to participate 1 - 4 weeks in advance of the opportunity and can commit at that time.

Newcastle, CA

Team Giving: Proofreader

We are seeking the assistance of a volunteer to proofread written copy, including website content, board materials, funding requests, blogs, and more. At Team Giving we work to match volunteers with nonprofit organizations according to their time, skills, and passion. We promote a culture of philanthropy which supports nonprofits addressing vital needs in our community. In order to best involve our community with our work, we would like to increase the quality, quantity, and consistency of our communications. Skills & Qualifications: This position is perfect for individuals who are highly detail-oriented with strong writing skills and a desire to assist the nonprofit community, such as a university English professor. Volunteers must be over 18 and have the following qualifications: a college degree in English or related field experience with copy-editing and/or teaching writing in a professional capacity exquisite grasp of the English language, grammar, and effective story-telling ability to meet deadlines and communicate clearly Time Commitment & Expectation: This volunteer would be expected to assist with approximately 1-3 hours of work each week. Workload will vary based upon Team Giving seasonal activities. This position may be done remotely from home, with training and orientation provided in office or virtually. Interested volunteers should be able and willing to assist for a period of at least 3 consecutive months. Upon expressing interest, volunteers should be prepared to send a resume and writing sample to Team Giving staff.

Newcastle, CA

Meals on Wheels SAC: Cafe Social Visitor

Volunteers at the All Seasons Cafés help to facilitate noontime meals and recreation activities for our participants. Cafes are in Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, and Sacramento. Café volunteers are needed Monday through Friday between 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM. Depending on the size of the café, volunteers will perform one or more of the following duties: *Prepare meal site for arrival of participants. *Serving seniors nutritious meals, help seniors feel welcome, and create an enjoyable social atmosphere. *Inventory supplies, maintain logs and reports to document services. *Restore site to same or better condition after end of meal program.

Meals on Wheels SAC: Meal Delivery Driver

Volunteer drivers deliver meals to seniors who are homebound due to illness, recovery, or disability. As a delivery driver, you deliver nutritious meals, socialize with seniors, brightening their day and helping them feel connected to their communities. Volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up meals from one of five sites, and generally be available at least one day a week Monday through Friday between the hours of 9AM and Noon. Some afternoon routes are available. Pick-up sites for home-delivered meal routes are located in Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, Folsom, Galt, Rancho Cordova and on Harlin Drive near the Rosemont area. Responsibilities & Requirements: *Able to volunteer a 2-3 hour period of time 2-4 times a month *Possess a reliable vehicle to pick up and deliver meals at local pick-up sites and have a cell phone for route communication *Possess a current California driver’s license, automobile insurance coverage and a clean DMV record, as well as demonstrate safe driving skills *Ability to read maps, use a GPS *Complete our application and pass a background check *Training is provided, and drivers can request reimbursement for delivery route mileage.

Rise Against Hunger: Warehouse Crew Volunteer

Natomas Warehouse Crew Volunteer will provide cleaning and restocking tasks for Rise Against Hunger relief packs to all West Coast events! Volunteers required to wear: close toed shoes; layered, comfortable clothes; and a great attitude! We turn on music and have a really fun time giving back together! Great opportunity for individuals, families, and small groups. Rise Against Hunger is and international hunger relief organization that is driven to ending world hunger by 2030. Tasks: staging pallets of food products; staging pallets of assorted equipment; assist with washing/sanitizing equipment; stack finished boxes of meals and assist with documentation to get the meals ready for shipment overseas; and other assorted warhouse activities. Need to lift 35-50# bags of grain. Children under 14 will need to have parent/guardian sign a waiver.

Sierra Nevada Journeys: Field Educator Volunteer

Assist Sierra Nevada Journeys as a Field Educator, you would be responsible for leading groups of 12-15 students on a 3 hour field trip (located in the Sacramento Area). Field trips are on Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:30 AM to 1:15 PM. This volunteer position requires training and availability during the work day. Some volunteers commit to every week, others that come a couple times a month.