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

DOVIA: Website Design and Development

The Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) Board of Directors is seeking a a volunteer to revamp the current website. The volunteer will need some experience with website applications -- Wild Apricot application is currently used and the nonprofit is desiring a new look, color theme, etc. The content will be supplied for this design upgrade. The nonprofit anticipates this project will take about 14-16 hours to redesign, including coordinating with Board members for content, graphics, etc. The volunteer would start in April and the project could be done over a six to eight week period. DOVIA Sacramento provides a forum for exchange of information on relevant issues for professional volunteer managers and leaders of volunteers. Through collaborative efforts, DOVIA Sacramento is committed to promoting services and emphasizing professional growth and development of the volunteer administration profession.

Sacramento, CA

Folsom's Hope: Distance Learning Support Program

Folsom's Hope has partnered with Powerhouse Ministries and Community Bible Church in Folsom to provide distance learning support programming for at-risk elementary and middle schoolers. Volunteers need to be cleared before signing up to help with these in-person programs. Folsom's Hope serves the physical, educational, relational, material and spiritual needs of at-risk children and their families.

Folsom, CA

Folsom's Hope: Grant Research & Writing - skilled volunteer

Folsom's Hope is looking for skilled volunteers for help with grant research & writing - both for programming and for help raising funds for our coming community center. Folsom's Hope serves the physical, educational, relational, material and spiritual needs of at-risk children and their families.

Folsom, CA

Grounds Maintenance - Arden

Volunteer group(s) needed to help maintain the grounds at RCFB/The Center at St. Matthew's. Tasks may include gutter cleaning, gathering branches and twigs, raking leaves, spreading mulch, weeding, and more as assigned! Plenty of room to spread out and social distance! As county restrictions are eased, there may be some tasks tackled within the building as well. Must sign up at least 48 hours in advance and adhere to local Covid-19 guidelines; if working indoor a full face mask must be wore at all times. Please wear closed toe shoes, layers suitable for the weather, and bring water bottle, sunscreen, a hat, snacks, and a sack lunch if desired. The Center at St. Matthew's graciously hosts the River City Food Bank -- Sacramento’s oldest, continuously-serving food bank. Their mission is to alleviate hunger in Sacramento County by providing healthy emergency food and other assistance, offering referrals and promoting self-sufficiency through a variety of programs. From seniors to children, from the homeless to the working poor, we assist all struggling individuals and families in Sacramento County. The Center at St. Matthew's igraciously hosts the River City Food Bank.

Sacramento, CA

Hearts Landing Ranch: Experienced Horse People - Muck Stalls

Experienced horse people who would like to come volunteer to muck stalls. This volunteer opportunity is Monday through Friday from 7-9am; work along side someone until HLR feels you are able to work on your own. *Sign up for a week day or multiple days per week! Hearts Landing Ranch has plenty of room for recommended social distancing; please follow local guidelines while volunteering at the ranch. Hearts Landing Ranch exists to Build a Community to Reach (Change) a Community. Children and horses work together to build trust again.

Granite Bay, CA

Hearts Landing Ranch: Garden Volunteer

Hearts Landing Ranch needs volunteers to pull spent plants, clean up garden beds, and plant the nextr season of vegetables! There is aways work to do on a ranch: organizing sheds, painting, preparing for events! Let us know what your interest is and we'll get you connected to volunteer and help support this far-reaching nonprofit organization! Email Sabryna with your questions: sroberson@teamgiving.org ​Hearts Landing Ranch will work with you to self-schedule your volunteering on the ranch with plently of recommended social distancing; please follow local guidelines while volunteering at the ranch. Hearts Landing Ranch exists to Build a Community to Reach (Change) a Community. Children and horses work together to build trust again.

Granite Bay, CA

Hearts Landing Ranch: Sand and Paint Bleachers

Sand and paint bleachers - there needs to be a dry spell in the weather before this may begin! *Let us know you and/or your group is interested in this project and we will contact you when the weather is cooperative! Hearts Landing Ranch has plenty of room for recommended social distancing; please follow local guidelines while volunteering at the ranch. Hearts Landing Ranch exists to Build a Community to Reach (Change) a Community. Children and horses work together to build trust again.

Granite Bay, CA

Hearts Landing Ranch: Experienced Computer Volunteer

Hearts Landing Ranch needs an experienced volunteer with spreadsheet and computer systems experience - move our database to Salesforce CRM. Hearts Landing Ranch will work with you to self-schedule your volunteering on the ranch with plently of recommended social distancing. Some of the computer work may be done from home. ​Hearts Landing Ranch exists to Build a Community to Reach (Change) a Community. Children and horses work toether to build trust again.

Granite Bay, CA

Taylor House: Handy Person to Perform Minor Repairs

Taylor House needs a handy person every month to take care of projects; examples may include: *repair screen doors *repair and balance ceiling fans, *touch up paint, *adjust drawers and doors, etc. Volunteer will be able to schedule from 10am to 7pm weekdays. Please "Express Interest" to be introduced to the house coodinator. The Taylor House exists to is to empower independence by teaching essential life skills and offering affordable rents to former foster and at risk girls ages 18-24.

Roseville, CA

Virtual Volunteering from Home: Writing "Sunshine Letters"

Bring joy into the life of patients in hospice care by writing letters from your home! 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. Your goal is 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 the letters 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

Wellspring Women's Center: Meal Program Volunteer

Volunteers assist the Hospitality Manager with daily operations of the Meal Program. This includes food prep, putting to-go plates together for guests, greeting and helping guests, organizing and cleaning the kitchen and serving area. Full face masks are required at all times and volunteers must be able to stand for 2-3 hours. We have plenty of space to social distance from staff, interns, and other volunteers, and there can be little to no direct interaction with guests if required. The Mission of Wellspring Women’s Center is to “nurture the innate goodness and personal self esteem of women and their children and to do so within an atmosphere of hospitality with dignity and love.” Wellspring serves as a drop-in center to vulnerable women and their children and provides a nutritious breakfast and light lunch. Additionally we provide practical assistance combined with compassion and encouragement in a stable environment. Wellspring started from humble beginnings and has grown to become a trusted neighborhood gathering place that reduces isolation and loneliness.

Sacramento, CA

Blossom Place: Baby/Toddler Playtime Mentor

This opportunity may resume in summer 2021 or once COVID restrictions permit -- 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.

Eskaton Retirement Communities: Telephone Reassurance volunteer

The Eskaton Telephone Reassurance Program provides a unique platform on which new connections are built. Older adults and volunteers interested in expanding their social connectivity develop friendships through regularly scheduled telephone conversations. Would you like to be part of the conversation as a volunteer? If you are over 18 and can invest at least 2 hours a week in friendly phone conversations, please consider joining our team. "Express Interest" and your information will be sent to Lyndsey who will then follow up with a phone call or email to ensure this is a "good fit" for your time! You will need to complete an application, plus provide work history and references prior to volunteering. There are two options for Telephone Reassurance volunteers: - Field Telephone Reassurance: Sign up for two-hour shifts to call multiple participants from your home. - Office Telephone Reassurance: Call participants from the TR office. Flexible hours between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. *Once local restrictions are lifted.

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.

TTSR: Quickbooks Set Up and Train Staff

A Quickbooks proficient volunteer is needed to spend four to six hours setting up the Quickbooks online system for a new NPO. Then another 3 to 4 hours will be spent training the staff on the basics of using QB. This opportunity may start anytime and is to be completed over a four to eight week period. Once the system is set up and staff are comfortable with QB, the opportunity will end. The Mission of Training Toward Self Reliance (TTSR) is to empower the persons we support to live self-reliant, independent and fulfilling lives. Motivating, teaching and supporting individuals and their families to learn the practical skills necessary to manage and overcome challenges and to succeed in every day life. Educating the community about ways to assist those with special needs. Advocating for the preservation and growth of services and programs that promote independence and safety for individuals and their families.