Volunteering in the Sacramento Area By Tejaswee Patel

The Greater Sacramento Area is full of opportunities and new activities to discover. There are numerous volunteering opportunities offered by the City of Sacramento and plenty of organizations dedicated to helping the community. This does not include all of the opportunities that are offered as events keep coming up. The Greater Sacramento Area comprises of over a hundred different organizations that need additional help. Keep in mind that Ms. Delgado is involved in numerous community outreach programs and can help with finding and organizing volunteering services. This list contains some organizations that I have heard of and some that CHS has connections through the Foundations of Service Learning class. Remember to check the requirements of each service as some have age requirements and some need background checks.

Alzheimer’s Association - https://www.alz.org/get-involved-now/volunteer BloodSource - https://www.vitalant.org/Engage/Local-Events-Activities.aspx City of Sacramento- http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Volunteer-Opportunities Cosumnes River Preservation - http://www.cosumnes.org/homepage-2/volunteer/ Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary - https://folsomzoofriends.org/volunteer/ HandsOn Sac Emergency Services - https://www.handsonsacto.org/Volunteer-Resources International Rescue Community - https://www.rescue.org/volunteer Kaiser Permanente South Sacramento- https://thrive.kaiserpermanente.org/care-near-you/northern-california/southsacramento/about-us/ volunteer-services/ Mather Shelter- https://www.voa-ncnn.org/sacramento-volunteer Mercy General Hospital- https://www.dignityhealth.org/sacramento/ways-to-give/volunteer-at-mercy-general Pacific Crest Trail Association - https://www.pcta.org/volunteer/ Project Birthday -https://www.handsonsacto.org/search Project Optimism - https://www.projectoptimism.org Project RIDE - https://www.projectride.org/volunteer/ Sacramento Children’s Home - https://www.kidshome.org/how-to-help/volunteer-support/ Sacramento Children’s Museum - https://sackids.org/volunteer-1 Sacramento Food Bank- https://www.sacramentofoodbank.org/volunteer-roles/ Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps Foundation- https://www.sacmrcfoundation.org/get-involved.html Sacramento Public Library -http://www.saclibrary.org/FAQ/Volunteer Sacramento SPCA - https://www.sspca.org/volunteer Salvation Army- https://volunteer.usawest.org/OpportunityListPage.aspx San Juan School District - https://www.sanjuan.edu/Page/4814 Sierra Club - https://www.sierraclub.org/california/volunteer Special Olympics Northern California - https://www.sonc.org/get-involved Wake-up Foundation - http://www.wake-upfoundation.org/volunteer-donation.html Yisrael Family Urban Farms-https://ucanr.edu/sites/UrbanAg/Urban_Ag_Stories/Yisrael_Family_Urban_Farm/ Cover Image: CHS Neuroscience Students at Mini-Maker Faire. For more information

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