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: Caregiver Support Group Facilitator

Right now, millions of Americans face the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our families, our futures and our finances. At the Alzheimer’s Association, our network of more than 75 chapters is working relentlessly to advance world-class research, ensure access to gold-standard care and support, and engage mission-driven volunteers who make it happen. Support Group Facilitators create a safe, open environment where people share their feelings, thoughts and experiences in a combined effort to better cope with and manage the shared problems of dementia. The goal of Alzheimer's Association support groups is to provide emotional, social and/or educational support to group members. As facilitators, individuals may be responsible for general caregiver, adult children, spouse, gender-specific or language-specific groups. Volunteers should be empathetic and have strong listening and effictive communication skills. Support Group Facilitators commit to a 1-year term delivering a monthly group. Orientation and training are provided, background checks required. Express interest below to receive further information and get in touch with staff at Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's Association: Community Educator

Right now, millions of Americans face the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our families, our futures and our finances. At the Alzheimer’s Association, our network of more than 75 chapters is working relentlessly to advance world-class research, ensure access to gold-standard care and support, and engage mission-driven volunteers who make it happen. Alzheimer's Association Community Educators (AACEs) are volunteer public speakers who help raise awareness, provide education and expand the reach of Alzheimer's Association programs in the community. AACEs deliver Alzheimer’s Association Core Curriculum using prepared training materials on topics related to Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as information for individuals and families impacted by the disease. Volunteers should be proactive and passionate about the mission of Alzheimer's Association. AACEs commit to a 1-year term delivering a minimum of 12 presentations. Orientation and training are provided, background checks are required. Express Interest below to receive further information and get in touch with staff at the Alzheimer's Association.

Alzheimer's Association: Community Representative

Right now, millions of Americans face the devastation of Alzheimer’s. This disease is robbing us of our families, our futures and our finances. At the Alzheimer’s Association, our network of more than 75 chapters is working relentlessly to advance world-class research, ensure access to gold-standard care and support, and engage mission-driven volunteers who make it happen. Alzheimer's Association Community Representatives (AACRs) are community engagers that raise awareness of Alzheimer's Association programs, provide basic disease information, and link consumers to Alzheimer’s Association services. AACRs serve as liaisons between the Alzheimer's Association and local groups such as neighborhoods, rural counties, business and civic organizations or faith communities. AACRs represent the Alzheimer’s Association by sharing information about Alzheimer’s disease, free resources offered through the Alzheimer’s Association, and the many ways to join our cause at local community and education events. Volunteers should be self-motivated and comfortable reaching out to individuals and families in need. AACRs commit to a 1-year term attending a minimum of 12 events. Orientation and training are provided, background checks are required. Express interest below to receive further information and get connected to Alzheimer's Association.

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.

Community Outreach Coordinator

Are you passionate about connecting local nonprofits with the 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 always seeking more nonprofit and volunteer partners and would like a volunteer to assist us in making new connections across Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, and El Dorado Counties. We know that there are many ways to get connected that we have not yet branched into; the Community Outreach Coordinator's volunteer duty is to identify and begin those connections. Additionally, this volunteer will assist as needed with maintaining our relationships with nonprofit partners. Duties may include: scheduling booths at outreach events, presentations/workshops, etc., event follow-up, including scheduling meetings, data entry, sharing photos calling nonprofit partners to confirm our current contacts and volunteer need listings are up-to-date Who should express interest? This position is perfect for individuals who are well-organized, thoughtful bridge builders. Volunteers should posess or be seeking to build their communication and critical thinking skills, have a friendly, professional presentation (primarily by phone and email), and familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience working with nonprofits or in community outreach is a plus, but not required. Wha's the time commitment? This volunteer would be expected to commit to a weekly time slot of 2-3 hours for at least 3 consecutive months, to the best of their ability. Hours available are Monday - Friday between 10am and 4pm. After 1 month of service, some work may be able to be done remotely.

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

Office Volunteer - KCCA

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.

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.

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.

Team Giving Fund Development Assistant

Team Giving’s work matching volunteers with nonprofit organizations according to the time, skills, and passion promotes a culture of philanthropy and supports nonprofits addressing vital needs in our community. As a nonprofit, we are regularly seeking funding opportunities and would like to strengthen our development program. This position is perfect for a volunteer who is passionate about nonprofit work and interested in learning more about fundraising. The primary duties of the Fund Development Assistant are: Conduct grant research to identify grants and funders aligned with Team Giving’s mission, including examples of past awardees, reviewing 990s & grant application requirements, and making inquiries as needed Work collaboratively with staff to complete grant applications Assist with donor cultivation, including issuing thank you letters Participate with staff in design and execution of seasonal fundraising campaigns This position requires the volunteer to have strong critical thinking and research skills and is perfect for a person interested in a career in the nonprofit community. Volunteers must be over 18, with the following qualifications: Strong research skills, including collecting, analyzing, and organizing information Advanced writing and/or editing skills Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite This volunteer would be expected to commit to a regular shift of 2-3 hours weekly, with the option to work remotely as needed when appropriate. A minimum commitment of 12 weeks is expected. Upon expressing interest, volunteers should be prepared to send in a cover letter and/or resume to Team Giving staff.

Team Giving Proofreader

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. We are seeking the assistance of a volunteer to proofread written copy, including website content, board materials, funding requests, blogs, and more. 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.

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.

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.

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.

Runnin for Rhett: Rhett Rep

Runnin' for Rhett seeks "Rhett Rep" volunteers. A Rhett Rep is part of the Runnin’ for Rhett Youth Fitness Program, that will volunteer for as little as 1.5 hours per week in one of our schools that participate in our Youth Fitness training.  Rhett Reps support coaches by sharing Rhett’s story, encouraging fitness and nutrition, and handing out high fives and cool giveaways!   We ask that you: *Agree to a background check that will be paid for by Runnin’ for Rhett, *Attend one of the two Rhett Rep Trainings for the 2019 fall season on September 30 in Elk Grove or October 1 in Sacramento. *Commit to at least once a week for six weeks, the after school workouts beginning the week of October 21, 2019. (Most schools train twice per week). * Attend the target race, the MaraFUNrun on December 7 in downtown Sacramento. We have schools all over the greater Sacramento area that participate in our program, and we place our Rhett Reps at schools that work best with our Rep’s schedule and location.  The 6 week Fall training program will begin in October and end on race day on December 7.