It's Gonna Be May!
HandsOn Sacramento is here to celebrate Spring! Let's take advantage of the opportunity to serve as we indulge in the warmth of the sun and the cool breeze.

This month, our partner agencies have a lot in store for you! Volunteers are needed for fundraising events like Walk a Mile in her Shoes, Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer, Stamp Out Hunger, Polo for Change and Annual Front Street Brewfest. New ongoing volunteers are added as well such as UC Davis' Aggie Guest Services Team, Basketball Scorekeeper for The Salvation Army and food bank opportunities from Mercy Housing California.

There are so many opportunities to choose from! Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer.

We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Click the links below to learn more!
New HandsOn Sacramento Agency Partners
Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance
Keaton's Child Cancer Alliance supports children with cancer and their families by providing emotional, educational and financial support while increasing awareness and funding research toward a cure.

They are currently looking for Golf Tournament Volunteers for their Chipping Away at Childhood Cancer event. This is an important fundraiser for them as it gives them the ability to help families fight cancer. Volunteer duties include set-up, passing out food and drinks, driving golf carts, cleaning up, and other duties as assigned. They are hoping to get your support this Friday, May 3rd.
UC Davis
If you are passionate about the Aggies and are interested in creating a world-class experience for guests at our athletic facilities, join UC Davis Athletics' Aggie Guest Services Team! 

Aggie Guest Services takes pride in providing a safe and exciting environment for all guests at UC Davis athletic events. We are dedicated to enhancing each guest's experience and committed to the respect and integrity of game day.

This volunteer opportunity is open to all!
Interested in Becoming an Agency Partner?

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This Month's Volunteer Opportunities
Museum Volunteer

Placer County Museums
Thursday, May 2nd | 10:30am - 4:00pm
Minimum Age: 4 (with adult), 18

Museum volunteers are needed at Placer County Museums! New Volunteer Training is required and volunteers will commit to a minimum of 10 hours per month where they greet guests, give tours and generally assist visitors in their enjoyment of the exhibits. Some volunteers will also assist with community and education programs, including Living History and Gold Rush Programs, Walking Tours of Old Town Auburn, Cemetery Tours and Heritage Trail.

4th Annual Mulch Mayhem Event

City of Sacramento
Saturday, May 4th | 7:00am - 12:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

Why mulch? Mulch saves water and helps minimize weeds! Come join the City of Sacramento’s Water Conservation Team for a FREE Mulch Giveaway Event at the Sacramento Marina. 5-10 Volunteers are needed to help bag, load, and distribute mulch! Gloves, masks, and shovels will be provided. Volunteers will receive a free T-shirt. Pizza and beverages will be provided at around noon. Sign up and be a part of the mulch mayhem!

Land Park Volunteer Corps Work Day

City of Sacramento
Saturday, May 4th | 9:00am - 12:00pm
Minimum Age: 14

Come out to help trim, clean, weed, mulch and otherwise spiff up Land Park. Grab a pair of gloves and pitch in. You’ll even get a breakfast boost from Espresso Metro at the beginning of the day and a free lunch after you finish at 12 noon. The group meets directly behind Fairytale Town (3901 Land Park Drive). Groups and individuals are welcome.  

Help us STAMP OUT HUNGER on May 11!

Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
Saturday, May 11th | 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Minimum Age: 10 (with adult), 16

Participate in the largest single-day food drive taking place nation-wide! The time has come for Stamp Out Hunger 2019, the letter carrier's food drive. On May 11th, make sure to place a bag of groceries near your mailbox for your letter carrier to pick up. Food will be donated to us here at Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services.

Volunteers are needed at post office locations throughout Sacramento County to help unload USPS trucks filled with bags of groceries donated by the community.

Portuguese Park Volunteer Day

City of Sacramento
Saturday, May 18th | 9:00am - 1:00pm
Minimum Age: 3 (with adult), 18

Join Councilmember Rick Jennings and Parks Commissioner Devin Lavelle, in partnership with the Portuguese Historical and Cultural Society, for a volunteer day to spruce up our parks on Saturday, May 18th from 9 am to 1 pm. Volunteers are needed for parks workday at Portuguese Park (7350 Durfee Way, Sacramento, CA 95831). Equipment and light lunch provided. All we need is you! Wear sunscreen and appropriate clothing.

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes Fundraiser and Festival

WEAVE, Inc.
Saturday, May 19th | 7:00am - 10:00am; 12:00pm - 2:00pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes is an international men's march, and WEAVE is Sacramento's sole licensed Walk a Mile event. In order to gain awareness and raise funds for WEAVE and our programs, men will walk one mile in women's high-heeled shoes. Women and children can also participate in the walk which will begin at Crocker Park. There will be a festival including a family zone, vendors, an 80's cover band and food trucks. 

URGENT! Beautify Living Space for Those in Need

Salvation Army Sacramento County
May 2019
Minimum Age: 18

Have a fun day of painting and cleaning up Salvation Army dorms. They are looking for 2-3 volunteers a day. Join them in making life better for others.

Create a Preschool Vegetable Garden

Salvation Army Sacramento County
May 2019
Minimum Age: 16 (with adult), 18

Expose young children to better eating habits by creating a vegetable garden. With your help, students can harvest and eat their food. Plants and materials will be provided.

Polo for Change

Saint John's Program for Real Change
Saturday, June 8th | 7:00am - 10:00am; 12:00pm - 2:00pm; 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Minimum Age: 18

250 volunteers are needed to complete 23 different tasks for Polo for Change, Saint John's Program for Real Change annual afternoon polo tournament. Duties include setup, shuttle driver (driver's license required), volunteer support, silent auction, registration, greeter, beverage servers and more! Volunteers are required to wear black or khaki pants or shorts and comfortable shoes. Volunteers will receive a Saint John's volunteer t-shirt.

2nd Annual Front Street Brewfest

City of Sacramento
Saturday, June 15th | 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Minimum Age: 21

Serve beer and save lives! Volunteers (age 21 and older) are needed to make this event successful. Expect more than 40 beer vendors, plus food trucks, live music, and tons of people supporting the Front Street Animal Shelter! It will be a fun day of sun, food, drink, and great people. Groups and individuals are welcome to volunteer.  

Ongoing Opportunities
Party Sponsors for Project Birthday

The Regional Center for Volunteerism - HandsOn Sacramento

Ongoing
Various Dates available

Minimum Age: 5 (with adult)

Food Bank Assistants and Drivers
(various Locations)

Mercy Housing California

Every Monday
4:30pm - 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Volunteer for BINGO

Developmental Disabilities Services Organization

Every Monday
4:30pm - 10:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Hart's Healthy Pantry

City of Sacramento

Every 3rd Wednesday
10:30am - 1:00pm

Minimum Age: 18


Basketball Scorekeeper

Salvation Army Sacramento County

Every Saturday
8:00am - 1:00pm

Minimum Age:
16 (with adult), 18


Various Volunteer Opportunities

Salvation Army Sacramento County

Ongoing

Minimum Age: 18

News from HandsOn Sacramento
DOVIA'S Volunteer Management for One Day Events
On Thursday, April 11th, HandsOn Sacramento was invited to be the speakers for an event organized by DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) titled “Volunteer Management for One Day Events.” We shared tips, tricks and other best practices on how to recruit and manage volunteers for one-day events. We enjoyed the company of fellow volunteer coordinators and their presentation was well-received.

Sacramento Region VOAD Presents to Hope Bridge Relief Association
13 delegates from Hope Bridge (희망브리지 전국재해구호협회) came to our office last Tuesday, April 23rd. Hope Bridge is a Disaster Relief Association in Korea and has been serving their community since 1961. They reached out to HandsOn Sacramento last month because of their interest in what we do for disaster recovery and relief. HandsOn Sacramento, together with representatives from American Red Cross Gold Country Region and City of Sacramento, introduced the importance of having a VOAD in our community. Also included in the presentations are Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Ministries and Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps. We are grateful to have this exchange of ideas and knowledge on disaster relief and recovery happen.

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