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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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

Chill Sacramento: Data Entry Technician

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

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

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

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

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.