ONGOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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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Acres of Hope: Grounds Maintenance - Auburn

Volunteers needed to support Acres of Hope, a local nonprofit working with women to transition out of homelessness. Give their grounds a refresh by raking, mowing, weed eating, trimming, painting, etc.! If available, volunteers should bring hand tools, gloves, and masks, plus water bottles. Good for small groups: "express interest" and provide 2 dates you are available (Monday-Saturday). This volunteer opportunity is outdoors and "remotely distanced" from our residents, and Acres of Hope is COVID-19 compliant for volunteer help. Volunteers are asked to wear a mask if they are within 6 feet of another (not a household member) and be sensitive to coming into contact with our residents while working on campus.

Auburn, CA

Acres of Hope: Skilled Volunteer - Chainsaw Operator

Skilled volunteer or two needed to help Acres of Hope to operate a chainsaw to trim some branches and grind a stump for removal. If available, volunteers should bring hand tools, gloves, and masks, plus water bottles. Please "express interest" and provide 2 dates you are available (Monday-Saturday). This volunteer opportunity is outdoors and "remotely distanced" from our residents, and Acres of Hope is COVID-19 compliant for volunteer help. Volunteers are asked to wear a mask if they are within 6 feet of another (not a household member) and be sensitive to coming into contact with our residents while working on campus.

Auburn, CA

Acres of Hope: Building Retaining Wall

Skilled volunteer or two needed to help Acres of Hope move some blocks around to create a small retaining wall. If available, volunteers should bring hand tools, gloves, and masks, plus water bottles. Please "express interest" and provide 2 dates you are available (Monday-Saturday). This volunteer opportunity is outdoors and "remotely distanced" from our residents, and Acres of Hope is COVID-19 compliant for volunteer help. Volunteers are asked to wear a mask if they are within 6 feet of another (not a household member) and be sensitive to coming into contact with our residents while working on campus.

Auburn, CA

Chill Sacramento: Data Entry Technician

*To resume after COVID-19 Health Crisis. "Express Interest" NOW so you're ready when this is over! Chill Sacramento is an educational nonprofit dedicated to personal and community well-being. The training and practice that helps a person find their strength, their voice and their leadership is the same training and practice that helps a neighborhood be healthy, safe and equitable. A Data Entry Technician is needed to input contacts and volunteers into our Insightly Customer Relationship Management (CRM) database. The data will be from a combination of business cards and interest cards that have been collected. Volunteers are not required to provide their own computer, but it is desired for them to have data entry experience. This volunteer is needed on an ongoing basis. To begin, volunteers will have a backlog to enter, approximately 3 hours. After the backlog is completed, approximately 2 hours of data entry is needed per month.

Sacramento, CA

Chill Sacramento: Project Managers

*To resume after COVID-19 Health Crisis. "Express Interest" NOW so you're ready when this is over! Chill Sacramento is an educational nonprofit dedicated to personal and community well-being. The training and practice that helps a person find their strength, their voice and their leadership is the same training and practice that helps a neighborhood be healthy, safe and equitable. If you are a positive and compassiona individual with Project Management experience, please consider joining their volunteer team! \Depending on volunteer's interests, skills, and availability, a Project Manager's duties may vary, including managing a project budget, timeline, and team. Volunteers will utilize Microsoft Suite, project management tools, and will monitor the project continuously. Volunteers should have 2+ years experience in project management, access to a computer, and be willing to attend meetings and events related to projects. Both from-home and on-site work will be required. If you are passionate about social activism and co-creating positive change in our Sacramento Region, please express interest! This position is a great fit for those interested in developing capacity of others to build a healthy community, discover their potential, and understand their value. A complete volunteer-job description is available upon request.

Sacramento, CA

Chill Sacramento: Volunteer Manager

*To resume after COVID-19 Health Crisis. "Express Interest" NOW so you're ready when this is over! Chill Sacramento is an educational nonprofit dedicated to personal and community well-being. The training and practice that helps a person find their strength, their voice and their leadership is the same training and practice that helps a neighborhood be healthy, safe and equitable. Chill Sacramento is seeking a Volunteer Manager to develop and manage the volunteer recruitment, engagement, and activities. This person's responsibilities will include: developing and maintaining relationships with organizations that provide volunteers for nonprofits coordinate volunteers for various programs, projects and events through the Program Manager, Project Managers and Project Leads recruit, train (as needed), supervise and evaluate volunteers in collaboration with Project Managers and Project Leads work with Compassion Ambassador Program Sponsorship organizations to provide volunteer opportunities with Chill Sacramento to participate in bringing more compassion to our region. coordinate with the Sponsor’s designated company Community Engagement Liaison to make it easy for their employees to participate in the area(s) in which they are most interested. The Volunteer Manager is an ongoing role, set to grow as the organization grows. This volunteer must have experience in the volunteer management field, be an excellent communicator, and be able to collaborate with cross-functional teams. A volunteer must have their own transportation and access to a computer, and should be passionate about social activism and co-creating positive change in our Sacramento region. Express interest below and join Chill Sacramento's involvement in the support of the health and wellbeing of the community.

Sacramento, CA

Grant Writer / Community Engagement Volunteer Team Member

Local nonprofit organization with global reach is looking for a person with grant research and writing background. Looking for a volunteer with passion for the mission "to end hunger" that can help to identify grant opportunities for this organization and their partners. This volunteer opportunity involves: a 1-year commitment, monthly board meeting participation (60-90 mins per month, plus approximately 5 hours per week on grant writing. This volunteer opportunity is based in Natomas area of Sacramento. If interested, please "Express Interest."

Sacramento, CA

Salvation Army: Food Pantry - Auburn

Volunteers needed *NOW* to help restock goods, package dry goods according to family size, and assist clients as needed on busy days. Operating hours: Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10am - 2pm, Tuesday & Thursday by appointment only Small Group - up to 5 volunteers at a time. *may be good for high schoolers. Prior to volunteering, volunteers need to schedule a time (1-2 hours) to do the necessary paperwork and training. If a group, is in one location, the Salvation Army may be able to send somebody to them if needed. Note: Salvation Army policy is that anybody volunteering 20 hours or more complete a background check. Volunteers may try out the opportunity first.

Auburn, CA

Salvation Army: Ready-Made Lunch Bags

Group opportunity for 4-5 volunteers for 1-2 hours to pack ready-to-eat foods for clients who are unable to cook! The meals packed will sustain community members over the entire week! Timing is flexible, but help is needed on a regular basis, ideally on Fridays. A new program to serve clients who aren't able to cook -- often they don't feel comfortable saying so or denying food that needs to be cooked, but as a result that food can sometimes go to waste. Being a new program, they aren't yet sure of how many bags they will need each week. Paperwork & training needs to be completed before volunteering, and if helping over 20 hours complete a background check.

Auburn, CA

Single Mom Strong: Childcare Attendant

*To resume after COVID-19 Health Crisis. 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

*To resume after COVID-19 Health Crisis. 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

The Gathering Inn: Meal Prep & Serving Dinner for Homeless Guests

*Dates Available this Month!!* Provide and cook dinner for 108 Homeless Guests in our new 53’ professional kitchen! TGI provide the pantry staples, kitchen and even the recipes. All you bring are the main ingredients and 6-10 volunteer chefs. Volunteer as many times as you would like! Once a year, a quarter or even monthly, it’s up to you! *Express interest and more details will be provided. Meal prep and cooking takes place daily mid-afternoon and serving is for half an hour in the evening. Volunteers must be 18 and over unless directly supervised by Parent/Guardian. Dress code: No open toed shoes/Heels due to safety concerns. Men and Women with long hair please wear pulled back or in a hat. The Gathering Inn - Mid Placer is a 100 bed emergency housing and services program located in Auburn, CA. Mid Placer accommodates Placer County residents 18 years or older, who must be clean & sober, and have no history of sexual related crimes. The Gathering Inn provides homeless women, men, and families the dignity and support they need to become active members of our community.

Auburn, CA

Virtual Volunteering from Home: Writing "Sunshine Letters"

Bring joy into the life of patients in hospice care. Letters can be handwritten or typed. Address your letter “Greetings to you.” *Focus on the positive.*Isolation is difficult. Remind your letter recipient that they have the support of their gifted Snowline care team.*Include photos? Yes! But no photos of people. Limit to animals and nature.*Please, NO COVID19 or terminal illness talk. We want to alleviate stress.*Please, NO politics, religion, or personal information please.*Please only sign your first name. Write as many notes as you would like! *Team Giving will provide the address for mailing when you receive your confirmation email. The mission of Snowline Hospice is serving our community by supporting patients near end-of-life and guiding loved ones through grief.

Diamond Springs, CA

Blossom Place: Baby/Toddler Playtime Mentor

This opportunity is starting in AUGUST or SEPTEMBER 2020 -- Volunteer adults who either have their own children or have worked with toddlers and babies are needed to spend time with at-risk girls (ages 18-24) with their children for approximately 4 hours per day, 2 days per month to model appropriate playing with young children. This would include outside and inside play at their house and possibly a meal or snack-time activity. The date would depend on the girl’s and mentor’s schedule. The hours would most likely be in the morning before the children go down for nap time between 1 and 2 pm. Volunteers would dress conservatively to be models for the young women they are mentoring. Volunteers with young children under 5 would be welcome. Volunteers need to be able to model healthy play. Volunteers need to be live scanned. The volunteer will be interviewed by the nonprofit staff to make sure it is a good fit for our participants.

Blossom Place: Baby/Toddler Childcare

This opportunity is starting in September 2020 -- Volunteers needed to care for babies/toddlers so young at-risk mothers may attend Wednesday night meetings. The volunteers will be responsible for playing with the children, giving snacks or bottles as appropriate and possibly putting children down to bed. This Opportunity is EVERY WEDNESDAY, but Prior to Volunteering volunteers will undergo a background check, and will be interviewed by Blossom Place staff. Older adults with children who are teenagers are welcome to come and help. volunteers must be 18 or older. The volunteers should dress conservatively to be appropriate models for the Blossom participants. The Blossom Place program has approximately 6 children ranging from 2 months old to 3 years old. The Blossom Place provides safe housing, one-on-one support and resources so former foster and at-risk young women ages 18-24 can learn the life skills, achieve the goals and gain the confidence to blossom into who they were meant to be.

Elk Grove Food Bank Services: Food and Clothing Distribution

*To resume after COVID-19 Restrictions are lifted. Volunteers needed for many tasks including sorting food, courtesy clerk (which requires lifting boxes of food), client check in, sorting clothes & distributing clothes. Weekdays - two shifts available, please select "express interest" for more details. *Volunteers 10 to 15 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian; those 16 and 17 must have parental permission to volunteer. ALL volunteers must complete a consent form beforehand volunteering. The work of Elk Grove Food Bank Services would not be complete without the contributions of hundreds of volunteers who work side-by-side with employees everyday to create a positive environment for clients. Every client is treated with Dignity, Respect and a Serving of Hope!

Meals on Wheels SAC: Meal Delivery Driver

**ON HOLD due to COVID-19** 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.

Women's Empowerment: Clothing Closet Connoisseur

*To resume after COVID-19 Health Crisis. Are you fashionably savvy? Regularly recurring volunteers are needed at the Women’s Empowerment Clothing Closet! This nonprofit receives tremendous support from the community through donations for clothing, accessories, and toiletries - providing homeless women with essential items they need. Volunteers must be 18 and over and *female* are needed to sort and hang donated items, assist WE students and graduates while they shop for items they need, and accept incoming donations and provide receipts to donors. The schedule is set a month in advance and are flexible, but we ask that volunteers commit to a regular schedule. On-call and fill in volunteers are also needed if you cannot make a regular commitment. Clothing Closet Volunteer Days: Tuesdays, Wednesday, & Thursdays - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm