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Community Events

Parking Attendants for Holiday Knights

Volunteers are needed to act as parking assistants for the Holiday Knights in Marshall Square. Volunteers, please wear comfortable shoes. Other gear will be provided to volunteers. Only adults for this volunteer shift, please.

12/13/18 5:30 PM

Breakdown Assistance for Holiday Knights

Volunteers are needed to assist with breakdown assistance after the event. Volunteers, please wear closed-toed shoes and comfortable attire.

12/13/18 8:30 PM

Event Setup: Housewarming for the Homeless

Volunteers needed to assist SSHH in event setup. Volunteers in this position will be posting signage, as well as preparing registration tables. Volunteers, please dress in comfortable attire and closed toe shoes.

12/15/18 7:00 AM

Loading Crew: Housewarming for the Homeless

Volunteers needed to help assist SSHH in preparing for the Housewarming for the Homeless. Volunteers in this position will be responsible for unloading donor items, as well as packing appropriate storage containers within the moving truck

12/15/18 8:00 AM

Light of Life with Snowline Hospice

The holidays can be a bittersweet time for those who have experienced a loss. This event is open to the public as a safe space to cry, to remember, to reflect, and to honor those who have passed away. Volunteers will assist with set up, greeting attendees, lighting candles, serving refreshments, and clean up after the event.

1/10/19 3:30 PM

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Gifts: Wrapping, Distribution, Etc.,

Angel Tree Sorting: 12/12 Shift Two

This holiday season the Salvation Army needs your help sorting toys for the many children in need in our community. Volunteer duties for this shift may include sorting toys by type, bagging toys and clothes for children based on age and sex, or organizing donated Angel Tree bags filled with toys and clothing for pre-selected families. Volunteers, please dress for cold/warehouse type of environment with closed-toe shoes.

12/12/18 12:00 PM

Accept Holiday Donations for SCH 12/12 (Shift Two)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families that the Sacramento Children's Home serves by volunteering to accept holiday donations at SCH. Community members will drop off donations, and volunteers in this position will greet/thank donors as they accept gifts, unload vehicles, and some light sorting.

12/12/18 1:00 PM

Sort Holiday Donations for SCH 12/12 (Shift Two)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families served by Sacramento Children's Home. Volunteers in this position will organize, inventory, and track holiday gifts.

12/12/18 1:00 PM

CRH Angel Tree 12/12

The Angel Tree is a convenient way for the community to donate holiday gifts for children in crisis. Volunteers will sit or stand at CRH table near "photos with Santa" area of the center court in the Arden Fair Mall. Volunteers will accept donations of unwrapped toys, gift cards, and occasionally money, securing items in a locked cabinet and writing out receipts for donations.

12/12/18 2:00 PM

Accept Holiday Donations for SCH 12/13 (Shift One)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families that the Sacramento Children's Home serves by volunteering to accept holiday donations at SCH. Community members will drop off donations, and volunteers in this position will greet/thank donors as they accept gifts, unload vehicles, and some light sorting.

12/13/18 9:00 AM

Angel Tree Sorting: 12/13 Shift One

This holiday season the Salvation Army needs your help sorting toys for the many children in need in our community. Volunteer duties for this shift may include sorting toys by type, bagging toys and clothes for children based on age and sex, or organizing donated Angel Tree bags filled with toys and clothing for pre-selected families. Volunteers, please dress for cold/warehouse type of environment with closed-toe shoes.

12/13/18 9:00 AM

Sort Holiday Donations for SCH 12/13 (Shift Two)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families served by Sacramento Children's Home. Volunteers in this position will organize, inventory, and track holiday gifts.

12/13/18 1:00 PM

Accept Holiday Donations for SCH 12/14 (Shift Two)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families that the Sacramento Children's Home serves by volunteering to accept holiday donations at SCH. Community members will drop off donations, and volunteers in this position will greet/thank donors as they accept gifts, unload vehicles, and some light sorting.

12/14/18 1:00 PM

CRH Angel Tree 12/14

The Angel Tree is a convenient way for the community to donate holiday gifts for children in crisis. Volunteers will sit or stand at CRH table near "photos with Santa" area of the center court in the Arden Fair Mall. Volunteers will accept donations of unwrapped toys, gift cards, and occasionally money, securing items in a locked cabinet and writing out receipts for donations.

12/14/18 4:00 PM

Sort Holiday Donations for SCH 12/16

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families served by Sacramento Children's Home. Volunteers in this position will organize, inventory, and track holiday gifts.

12/16/18 10:00 AM

Angel Tree Sorting: 12/17 Shift One

This holiday season the Salvation Army needs your help sorting toys for the many children in need in our community. Volunteer duties for this shift may include sorting toys by type, bagging toys and clothes for children based on age and sex, or organizing donated Angel Tree bags filled with toys and clothing for pre-selected families. Volunteers, please dress for cold/warehouse type of environment with closed-toe shoes.

12/17/18 9:00 AM

Angel Tree Sorting: 12/17 Shift Two

This holiday season the Salvation Army needs your help sorting toys for the many children in need in our community. Volunteer duties for this shift may include sorting toys by type, bagging toys and clothes for children based on age and sex, or organizing donated Angel Tree bags filled with toys and clothing for pre-selected families. Volunteers, please dress for cold/warehouse type of environment with closed-toe shoes.

12/17/18 12:00 PM

Sort Holiday Donations for SCH 12/17 (Shift Two)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families served by Sacramento Children's Home. Volunteers in this position will organize, inventory, and track holiday gifts.

12/17/18 1:00 PM

CRH Angel Tree 12/17

The Angel Tree is a convenient way for the community to donate holiday gifts for children in crisis. Volunteers will sit or stand at CRH table near "photos with Santa" area of the center court in the Arden Fair Mall. Volunteers will accept donations of unwrapped toys, gift cards, and occasionally money, securing items in a locked cabinet and writing out receipts for donations.

12/17/18 4:00 PM

Sort Holiday Donations for SCH 12/18 (Shift One)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families served by Sacramento Children's Home. Volunteers in this position will organize, inventory, and track holiday gifts.

12/18/18 9:00 AM

Sort Holiday Donations for SCH 12/18 (Shift Two)

Help make the holidays happy and healthy for the children and families served by Sacramento Children's Home. Volunteers in this position will organize, inventory, and track holiday gifts.

12/18/18 1:00 PM

Angel Tree Sorting: 12/19 Shift One

This holiday season the Salvation Army needs your help sorting toys for the many children in need in our community. Volunteer duties for this shift may include sorting toys by type, bagging toys and clothes for children based on age and sex, or organizing donated Angel Tree bags filled with toys and clothing for pre-selected families. Volunteers, please dress for cold/warehouse type of environment with closed-toe shoes.

12/19/18 9:00 AM

CHR Angel Tree 12/19

The Angel Tree is a convenient way for the community to donate holiday gifts for children in crisis. Volunteers will sit or stand at CRH table near "photos with Santa" area of the center court in the Arden Fair Mall. Volunteers will accept donations of unwrapped toys, gift cards, and occasionally money, securing items in a locked cabinet and writing out receipts for donations.

12/19/18 12:00 PM

CRH Angel Tree 12/20

The Angel Tree is a convenient way for the community to donate holiday gifts for children in crisis. Volunteers will sit or stand at CRH table near "photos with Santa" area of the center court in the Arden Fair Mall. Volunteers will accept donations of unwrapped toys, gift cards, and occasionally money, securing items in a locked cabinet and writing out receipts for donations.

12/20/18 12:00 PM

CRH Angel Tree 12/23

The Angel Tree is a convenient way for the community to donate holiday gifts for children in crisis. Volunteers will sit or stand at CRH table near "photos with Santa" area of the center court in the Arden Fair Mall. Volunteers will accept donations of unwrapped toys, gift cards, and occasionally money, securing items in a locked cabinet and writing out receipts for donations.

12/23/18 4:00 PM

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Food: Packing, Distribution, Serving, Etc.,

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Miscellaneous Holiday Opportunities

Angel Tree Distribution: Shift Four (Sal. Army)

This is the big day! Volunteers are needed to help distribute toys and food to families in need through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Volunteer duties may include: directing traffic throughout the designated areas of Cal Expo, greeting families and retrieving their toy vouchers, loading toys and food boxes into cars, and/or helping keep eating area organized and cleaned. Volunteers, this is a fast paced day with mostly outdoor activity. Please be prepared for cold weather, and dress appropriately.

12/20/18 11:30 AM

Light of Life with Snowline Hospice

The holidays can be a bittersweet time for those who have experienced a loss. This event is open to the public as a safe space to cry, to remember, to reflect, and to honor those who have passed away. Volunteers will assist with set up, greeting attendees, lighting candles, serving refreshments, and clean up after the event.

1/10/19 3:30 PM

'Tis the Season

There is no better time than the holidays to reflect on the year so far and be thankful for all that has been.  Volunteering
is a wonderful way to express gratitude to our community and to pay it forward for those less fortunate. 
No matter your age, interests, or availability, there are opportunities for you to lend a hand. 

Nonprofit Partners: Click Here For Information


The opportunities below are organized into four common categories of volunteering: gifts, food, community events, and miscellaneous.
You can also see a list & map of all holiday opportunities or look at our general volunteer calendar.
If you are interested in hosting a holiday drive for food, gifts, or other needed items, click here!
Please keep in mind that these opportunities are updated as we recieve requests from nonprofits, so new events will be added on a weekly basis.
If you are struggling to find an opportunity that is a good fit, or feel overwhelmed by the options, please give our staff a call so that we can help
match you with a cause that fits your passions and meets needs in our community.