ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITITES
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: Media Relations Volunteer

Media Relations volunteers act as the eyes and ears of the Alzheimer's Association, monitoring local news outlets for opportunities to engage the media in information related to the mission of the Alzheimer's Association. Typical duties of the Media Relations volunteer include media monitoring, media outreach, and reporting. The purpose of this position is to create awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs and services with the public. Volunteer needed one 2-4 hour shift weekly (projects may be completed remotely), and a commitment of one year is expected. Trainging provided, as well as ongoing supervision from the Communications Director. Please note, this 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.

Animal Place: Animal Socializer

Animal Place is seeking volunteers for companionship for rescued animals, developing trusting relationships, allows animals to be more open to human affection, and provides better educational opportunities for sanctuary guests. Responsibilities for this position include socializing with goats, rabbits, and chickens and provide animals with human companionship. These volunteers will feed animals species-specific staff-approved treats, talk to the animals, provide physical connection as allowed by individual animals, and groom the animals. *Volunteers, please note this volunteer position requires a minimum of two 2-hour shifts per month for three months as well as a mandatory dress code of long pants and knee high or rubber rain boots for protection. *

Animal Place: Barn Cleaner

Animal Place is in search of volunteers to assist with helping animal care staff and interns with farm and barn animal chores. This is an entry level volunteer position with mentoring. Duties of this volunteer position include learning how to maintain animal quarters for potbellied pigs, sheep, goats, chickens, turkeys, and rabbits, as well as learning what is involved in maintaining the animal care component of a sanctuary (i.e. storing feed, moving bales of straw and hay, doing laundry, sorting produce, scrubbing feed and water bowls, or cleaning perches). Qualifications for this position include interest in working for and with farmed animals, reliable and dependable, able to lift 20 pounds and perform strenuous/manual labor, works well with a diverse group of others, able to follow detailed directions and meet time sensitive needs, and process new information quickly. *Volunteers please note there is a time commitment of a minimum of two four hour shifts per month for three months, as well as a mandatory dress code of long pants and knee high or rubber rain boots for protection. *

Capitol Books & Gifts: Giftshop Assistance

Capitol Books & Gifts is looking for a volunteer to greet and count visitors, help straighten merchandise, and other duties as needed. The gift shop is located on the lower level of the Capitol Building, and is a great fit for anyone interested in political science, art/history museums, and working with children.

Developmental Disabilities Service Organization: Type Reports

The Short Center North program needs someone to come in 3 times per week from 9am to 12pm to type program participant Service Plans and Reports. For further details, please contact Team Giving staff at 916-824-2118 or Steven Andrews, Program Director at scn@ddso.org

Family Promise of Sacramento: Development Volunteer

Family Promise of Sacramento seeks a development volunteer. Volunteer duties for this volunteer position include helping with the donation website, researching grant opportunities, writing grants, and assisting with setup and take down at events.

Family Promise of Sacramento: Office Volunteer

Family Promise of Sacramento is seeking volunteers for general office assistance, such as answering phones and helping do intakes. This position requires training, and a minimum of a six months is asked of the volunteer to dedicate to volunteering. Volunteers for this position are needed Monday through Friday for any time commitment between the hours of 7am-5pm.

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.

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, please contact Team Giving at 916-824-2118, or Dave Matthews at dmatthews@placernaturecenter.org. *Two docent trainings offered each year in September and February.

Placer Nature Center: Garden and Compost Center

Do you have a green thumb or just want to expand your gardening skills? The Placer Nature Center is always in need of help in the garden. Contact Team Giving at 916-824-2118 or Dave Matthews at dmatthews@placernaturecenter.org if you are interested.

Placer Nature Center: Professional Skills Needed

The Placer Nature Center is always looking for creative minds to help with special projects, fundraising, marketing, and graphic design. Interested volunteers should contact Team Giving at 916-824-2118 or Dave Matthews at dmatthews@placernaturecenter.org.

Roseville Home Start: Property Maintenance

Volunteers needed to help keep facility beautiful and in operation by cleaning gutters, removing debris from the roof, or making minor repairs to the residential units. Please contact Team Giving at (916) 824-2118 if interested.

Sacramento LGBT Center: General Assistance

Whether its a few hours, a few days or a long-term commitment, there’s a place for you at the Center! Volunteers needed to assist with data entry, monthly newsletter mailings, and safe sex kits.

Sacramento LGBT Center: Program Support

Whether its a few hours, a few days or a long-term commitment, there’s a place for you at the Center! Volunteers needed to assist with different activities and programs, based off of specialized skills and/or experience to support said programs.

St Vincent de Paul: Food Locker Workers

St Vincent de Paul is seeking volunteers to help in the food lockers. Volunteers will help sort, store, and display items in the food locker, as well as organize and sort inventory. Volunteers also will assist with making bags for St Vincent de Paul's home delivery program.

St Vincent de Paul: Home Grocery Delivery Personnel

St Vincent de Paul seeks volunteers to deliver bags of groceries to homebound seniors and handicapped persons in Roseville.

St Vincent de Paul: Truck Drivers or Helpers

Volunteers are needed to drive St Vincent de Paul's 14-foot cargo trucks to pick up donated grocery items from local grocery stores. No special license required, but volunteers will need to pass a drug test (paid for by St Vincent de Paul). Helpers are also needed to assist the truck drivers.

The Gathering Inn-Mid Placer: Feed the Homeless

The Gathering Inn-Mid Placer is in need of a volunteer or group of volunteers to help provide food (breakfast, lunch, or dinner) to the 100 guests that they serve. The Gathering Inn- Mid Placer has no kitchen, but has access to refrigerators. With this being said, the volunteer or group of volunteers will need to provide already made food, prepare meals in a certified kitchen and then deliver to the Gathering Inn Auburn, or donate food items such and/or snacks to be passed out to clients. Volunteers are encouraged to stay and serve the guests. This volunteer or group of volunteers should be interested in providing services once a month minimum to the clients.

Dress 2 Success: Volunteer Relations Specialist

Dress 2 Success seeks a Volunteer Relations Specialist volunteer to keep in touch with an assigned portion of Dress 2 Success' volunteer contact list. This volunteer would be responsible for establishing a connection with assigned volunteers, as well as keeping assigned volunteers up-to-date on successes, as well as upcoming events and meetings. This volunteer would be needed for 2-4hours per month, with a minimum time commitment to this position being two months.

First Call Hospice: Crochet or Knit Blankets for Veterans

The Knots of Love project is aimed to incorporate the talents of volunteers, community members, First Call Hospice staff, and community organizations to contribute in the pinning ceremonies by making military branch blankets. Their goal is to create an in-house sustainable group of individuals and collaborate with other community organizations that will make military branch blankets for veterans at First Call Hospice. The blanket specifications are as follows: Size: No smaller than 24x36, no larger than 36x48 Pattern options for crocheting: Double crotchet stitches, shell stitches, any pattern Pattern options for knitting: Stockinette stitch, garter stitches, any pattern Colors: Air Force blankets are light blue, Navy blankets are camouflage blue or navy blue, Marines blankets are red, and the Army blankets are camouflage or green.

Free Yoga Sacramento: Volunteers Needed

Volunteers needed to maintain the Facebook page, Instagram page, website listings, and to distribute fliers around town. Volunteers can volunteer in their free time during hours that work with their schedule.

Insights Counseling Services: Office Assistant

Insight Counseling Services seeks an Office Assistant volunteer. Volunteers in this position work approximately 2-5 hours per week, with an expected commitment of three months. Office times must be Monday thru Thursday between 9am-3pm, with timing being flexible. Duties in this position include filing, copying, and organizing. Volunteers in this position must sign a confidentiality agreement due to the sensitive nature of Insight Counseling Services files.

Insights Counseling Services: Outreach Volunteer

Insights Counseling Services seeks an outreach volunteer whom would research appropriate community events and attend them. This volunteer position would require initial training in the office of approximately 5-7 hours, and could be scheduled Monday-Thursdays between 9-3pm at the Auburn location. After training, the volunteer would be attending at events at random times and dates. Volunteers can research events, draft, and send letters and brochures from home once training is completed. Volunteers in this position can expect to work 2-3 hours a week, with a six month commitment if possible.

Insights Counseling Services: Tech Savvy Volunteer

Insights Counseling Services is seeking a tech savvy volunteer with knowledge of Word Press. This volunteer would be in the Auburn office a minimum of two to three hours a week, with a flexible at home schedule for entering updates. Volunteers for this position are expected to commit to a minimum of six months.

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.

Roseville Home Start: Donation Drive

Roseville Home Start always has a great need for laundry detergent, fabric softener, dish soap, all purpose cleaner, toilet brushes, garbage bags (kitchen and bathroom sizes), first aid kit supplies, children's medicine, folders for school, canned and nonperishable food, Clorox wipes, and baby formula. Contact Team Giving at (916)824-2118 if you are interested in holding a donation drive.

Roseville Home Start: Sponsor a Child's Birthday Party

Roseville Home Start holds birthday parties for the kids who reside there every two months. Help give these kids a birthday to remember by providing food, cake, birthday party games, gifts, time at a popular birthday place in town, etc. Please contact Team Giving at (916) 824-2118 to coordinate.

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.

Team Giving: Development Volunteer Needed

Team Giving is looking for a volunteer development super hero. This volunteer will work with Team Giving staff at home or in the office to help research new funding sources. If interested, please give Team Giving staff a call at 916-824-2118.

Team Giving: Social Media Guru Needed

Team Giving is looking for a volunteer that is a social media guru. This volunteer will work with Team Giving staff at home or in the office to increase our social media presence across the board. If interested, please contact Team Giving at 916-824-2118.

YFC: Business Analyst

Volunteer needed to serve as a business analyst. The business analyst reviews business processes in order to gain a complete understanding of current procedures, identify improvements, document, test, and integrate those processes.

YFC: Data Analyst

The Youth and Family Collective seeks a data analyst for collecting and analyzing data- running various mathematical calculations to determine how the data samples might best be applied to manage, improve, and report on the business/program.

YFC: Social Media Manager

The Youth and Family Collective seeks a volunteer to manage their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts.

YFC: Team Lead

The Youth and Family Collective is looking for a team lead. Duties include governance, alignment, assurance, management, integration, optimization, tracking, finances, infrastructure, planning, and improvement. Program managers routinely provide supervision of a project or multiple projects to achieve a business vision.