End the Year Strong!
We're at the finish line for 2019, but our mission to create social change through volunteerism continues here at HandsOn Sacramento.
 
We would like to thank all of you who made a difference by volunteering this year and also a shout-out to the volunteers who made last Saturday's Family Volunteer Day possible. More than 50 volunteers made a difference in the Oak Park community painting, gardening and decorating at the City of Refuge Sacramento family shelter.
 
Our Annual Holiday Giving List continues to be the "go to" resource for holiday volunteering and donation opportuntiies. This mini-site contains opportunities from different organizations in our community. Help fulfill a wish list through "adopt-a-family" programs or volunteer your time at a winter sanctuary. There are lots of ways to give back to the community this holiday season, and we want you to get the latest scoop.
 
This year, we are participating in Giving Tuesday! But don't wait for December 3rd to come by. You can support HandsOn Sacramento's mission all-year-round by  clicking here .
 
We also added a new page for our ongoing volunteer opportunities that you might have missed on our Calendar. Check out our Volunteer Calendar for more ways to volunteer. Click the links below to learn more!
HandsOn Sacramento's Annual Holiday Giving Program is Back!
The Regional Center for Volunteerism - HandsOn Sacramento brings you more ways to celebrate the holidays! Give out donations for Thanksgiving Baskets and Meals, donate your time by volunteering during different holiday events and spread the love and the gift of sharing to those in need. These holiday volunteer and donation opportunities are here to get you going!

HandsOn Sacramento is also looking for agencies who are looking for volunteers and donations for the upcoming holiday season. Agencies will be featured in our annual Holiday Giving Program mini-site that will contain details of their featured holiday volunteer opportunities and donation drives. Agencies do not have to be an Agency Partner with us to be included in the list.

If you are interested in adding your program to HandsOn Sacramento's Holiday Giving Program, please email Mika Guevarra at mguevarra@communitylinkcr.org or call (916) 447-7063 ext. 105.
Interested in Becoming an Agency Partner?
HandsOn Sacramento is here to connect you with volunteers throughout the region. Whether you have one-time opportunities or ongoing needs, you can post information in our online database. Your volunteer projects will be viewed by up to 4 million volunteers per month via additional volunteer matching sites.

This Month's Volunteer Opportunities
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Run to Feed the Hungry - Packet Pickup
Saturday, November 23rd until Wednesday, November 27th | 9:00am-7:30pm
Minimum Age: 16, Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

Volunteers are needed for Run to Feed the Hungry, the largest Thanksgiving Day in the country. This volunteer opportunity will require helping register participants, pass out t-shirts and sell merchandise. This will be held at Fremont Presbyterian Church in East Sacramento (5770 Carlson Drive)

Run to Feed the Hungry
Thursday, November 28th | 6:00am-12:00pm
Minimum Age: 16, Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

Volunteers are needed for Run to Feed the Hungry, the largest Thanksgiving Day in the country. Volunteer opportunities include passing out race t-shirts, serves as course monitor, team tent, bicycle parking, water/snacks stations, clean up crew and more. This will be held at Fremont Presbyterian Church in East Sacramento (5770 Carlson Drive)

The Salvation Army
Angel Tree Toy Drop Off at Family Services
Wednesday, December 4th | 12:30pm-3:30pm
Minimum Age: 16 (with adult), 18 (without adult), Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

The Angel Tree is a unique program that provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas. The Salvation Army needs help by sorting toys for children in need. Volunteer duties include sorting toy by type, bagging toys and clothes for children, and organizing donated Angel Tree bags.

Christmas Food Box Packing
Tuesday, December 10th | 12:30pm-3:30pm
Minimum Age: 18, Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

Help the Salvation Army prepare 2,000 family food boxes to be given to some of Sacramento County families. Volunteer duties include sorting and boxing food. Your help is crucial in providing this service and giving children the joy of Christmas morning!

Angel Tree Toy Sorting and Packing
Saturday, December 14th | 12:30pm-3:30pm
Minimum Age: 18, Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

The Angel Tree is a unique program that provides gifts of new clothing and toys to thousands of children who otherwise might not have anything for Christmas. The Salvation Army needs help by sorting toys for children in need. Volunteer duties include sorting toy by type, bagging toys and clothes for children, and organizing donated Angel Tree bags.

Christmas Food Box Packing
Tuesday, December 17th | 12:30pm-3:30pm
Minimum Age: 18, Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

Help the Salvation Army prepare 2,000 family food boxes to be given to some of Sacramento County families. Volunteer duties include sorting and boxing food. Your help is crucial in providing this service and giving children the joy of Christmas morning!

Adopt a Family Distribution Day
Saturday, December 21st | 8:00am-2:00pm
Minimum Age: 18, Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

Help distribute donations to families participating in The Salvation Army's Adopt-a-Family Program. Volunteer duties include tracking donations, helping load donations into vehicles and assisting with troubleshooting when necessary.

City of Sacramento
Winter Wonderland at Oak Park Community Center
Thursday, December 19th | 3:30pm-8:00pm
Minimum Age: 18, Court-Ordered Volunteer Allowed

Join the Oak Park Community Center in providing a fun and festive night for the children in the neighborhood. Volunteers are needed to help with activities such as crafts, games, or crowd control. This volunteer opportunity may include set up and clean up.

Ongoing Opportunities
Youth Crisis Councilor

California Coalition for Youth

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 16


Administrative Assistant: Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy & Outreach

Lao Family Community Development

Every Monday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Minimum Age: 18

Hospitality Bus Leader

Center for Restorative Justice Works

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 18

California Museum
Volunteer Program

The California Museum

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 18

Talking Book Library Producer/
Monitor and Book Reviewer

California State Library and Talking Book Library

Scheduled Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 18


Office Team Member

Albie Aware Breast Cancer Foundation

Scheduled Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 1 (with adult), 18

Sports Volunteer

West Coast Youth Sports

Scheduled Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 1 (with adult), 18


Snowline Hospice Volunteer

Snowline Hospice

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 18

Volunteer Victim Advocate

Crime Victims Assistance Network (I-CAN) Foundation

Scheduled Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 21


Medical Reserve Corps Member

Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 18

Childcare Volunteer

Stand Up Placer

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 28


Getting Kids Outdoors

Sierra Club Inspiring Connections Outdoors

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 16 (with adult), 18

Thrift Store Volunteers

The Community Loft

Express Interest Opportunity

Minimum Age: 16


Party Sponsors
(Group Volunteering)

Project Birthday

Express Interest Opportunity. Limited dates for 2020 (May until December) available

Minimum Age: 5 (with adult), 18

Volunteer Opportunities by Organization
Our agency partners have lots of volunteer opportunities for you! Click on an agency partner's name below to see what volunteer opportunities they are currently offering.
News from HandsOn Sacramento and Partners
Family Volunteer Day was a Success!
SACRAMENTO – HandsOn Sacramento celebrated Family Volunteer Day last Saturday, November 23rd, 2019. Family Volunteer Day is a global day of service that celebrates the power of families who work together to support their communities and neighborhoods. Powered by generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, Family Volunteer Day is a great way for families to make a mark on the communities they support.
Squall, our youngest volunteer! He and his parents are part of the Goodwill Team.
The Cocker Family were one of the first to arrive on our site!
West Campus High School students gearing up for painting
Over 50 volunteers participated in this event. This includes families, high school youth groups, individuals, and nonprofit partners. Our volunteers, from toddlers to seniors, made a difference at three of City of Refuge Sacramento's locations in Oak Park. City of Refuge Sacramento is a nonprofit organization that supports people living in marginalized communities in Sacramento and empower their ability to create a personal transformation that will lead to a healthy and thriving community
HandsOn Sacramento is joining Giving Tuesday!
HandsOn Sacramento is participating in Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Celebrated after Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on Tuesday, December 3rd, and throughout the year.

HandsOn Sacramento believes in the power of people and generosity. Whether it's helping a neighbor or stranger, volunteering for a passion or cause, or by simply providing a donation to continue the mission of their chosen organization, Giving Tuesday is all about building and drive progress in the community they belong to.

HandsOn Sacramento believes in the values of Giving Tuesday and we encourage you to participate. Make a difference by helping us continue our mission to change lives and strengthen our community through the power of volunteering.
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