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Community Volunteer Opportunities

Below is a list of community organizations that need volunteers. For the most current and complete list of organizations click here.

A Touch of Understanding
Volunteers are needed to help participants (usually school children) with activities designed to foster understanding of disabilities. Volunteer Speakers: Individuals with disabilities who would like to share their insight and experiences. Contact Leslie DeDora at (916) 791-4146.

American Cancer Society
Roads to Recovery program provides transportation for cancer patients to and from their doctor's appointments and treatments. Volunteers are needed and training is provided. Contact: Nanci Bushner at (916) 446-7933 X329.

Breathe California of Sacramento – Emigrant Trails
The ALA’s goal is to provide clean air, healthy lungs, and the elimination of lung disease. Volunteers are needed to help coordinate the Celebrity Challenge Luncheon and the Emigrant Trails Bike Trek. Contact (916) 444-5900.

ARC Studio 700
Volunteers are needed to help teach weaving, sewing, or quilting and to help plan special events. Contact Sandy Morris at (916) 781-6911

Big Brothers Big Sisters
Provides a one-to-one friendship to boys (8-16) and girls (7-16), primarily from single-parent homes. The Big Brother or Big Sister does not replace the parent or other family relationships. They enhance family life by providing friendship, support and guidance. Male mentors are needed at this time for more than 50 boys in the community. Professional staff members carefully screen each match, and each relationship is continually supervised. Contact: Christine Eichart at  (916) 482-9300.

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Sacramento
The Boys & Girls Club goal is to inspire all young people to realize their potential. Volunteers are needed in the Clubs to help with tutoring, arts and crafts, snack preparation and a variety of educational and social recreation programs. For current volunteer opportunities call the Club Administrative Office at (916) 392-1350, email: or go to

Child Abuse Prevention Council of Placer County
Advocates for children in Placer County. The Council works for justice, healing and the prevention of child abuse in all its forms. Volunteers are needed for general clerical assistance and special events. Contact: Cindy at (916) 772-2272 or email

City of Roseville
Volunteers are needed to help with various programs and activities sponsored by the City of Roseville Departments. Click here for a list of City Volunteer Opportunities or check for City opportunities as well. You can also contact the City of Roseville's Volunteer Center by phone: (916) 774-5209, or by email:

Easter Seals
Provides programs that include Early Start Developmental Services, Prevention services and many other programs in Sacramento and Roseville areas. Contact: Gary Kasai at (916) 485-6711

Foster Grandparent Program (FGP)
Senior leaders receive a stipend to assist with the literacy project at one of three elementary schools. (20 hours per week). Contact: Ruth at (916) 782-9061. Senior leaders receive a stipend to assist with the literacy project at one of three elementary schools. (20 hours per week). Contact: Ruth at (916) 782-9061.

Girl Scouts Heart of Central California
Girl Scouts Heart of Central California helps girls in 14 counties develop their potential, relate to others, develop values, and contribute to society. Over 1,600 girls are being served in the Roseville area. We have many different volunteer positions available-from working with girls to working with adults! If you're interested in volunteering for Girl Scouts or becoming a Girl Scout, please call Emily Allan at (916) 452-9181 ext. 5252 or email Website:

Grandparents Parenting Again
The "Frayed Knot", a non-denominational faith based group offering programs of hope, help and inspiration to Grandparents raising their Grandchildren. We are in need of loving childcare workers (over 18) to care for our Grandkids while we meet on the first and third Thursday evenings of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at Adventure Christian Church in Roseville. Also help with fun intergenerational activates once a month. Contact: Colleen Johnson, Grand-Family Advocate 916-772-7301 or

Hands On Sacramento
Hands On Sacramento connects volunteers with opportunities to match their schedules and interests. Volunteers can select from one-time activities, group-based volunteer projects, long-term opportunities, leadership roles, and many more. Contact Sprina Wirth (916) 447-7063 x 344 or email to .

Hispanic Empowerment Assn of Roseville (H.E.A.R.)
Recruits mentors for youth in the community, sponsors community events, and promotes education. Contact: Rene at (916) 532-5998

Junior Achievement
Works with volunteers to educate and inspire young people (Kindergarten through 12th grade) to value free enterprise, business and economics, and to improve the quality of their lives. Junior Achievement has an age-appropriate curriculum that teaches students the relevance of education in the workplace through simple business and economic principles. Volunteers receive training to prepare for the classroom. Commitment is up to 1 hour per week, for 5 to 10 weeks, depending upon the grade level. Contact: Lindsey Dias at or

Kiwanis Family House
The Kiwanis Family House provides on-site housing to families of ill or injured children at UC Davis Medical Center. Volunteers are needed for house and office assistance, event coordination, and front desk work. Contact Maude Butte at (916) 734-5320.

Lakeside Therapeutic Riding Center
The Lakeside Therapeutic Riding Center is looking for volunteers to help program participants with equine-assisted activities to improve muscle tone, balance, posture, coordination, motor development, as well as emotional well-being. For more information please contact Leah Hagans at (530) 321-7255 or

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is looking for volunteers to help with special events and marketing committees and clerical support. Contact Brenda Widrin at (916) 348-1793 email:

Maidu Museum and Historic Site
Provides a place for families to explore nature and culture. Volunteers with a special interest in nature and California Indians will find a home at the new Maidu Museum. Volunteers are trained as docents to provide site and museum tours for school and community groups. On-going needs at the Center include receptionists, exhibits assistants and native plant gardeners. Contact: Kristie Bundgard at (916) 772-4242.

Make-A-Wish Foundation
Granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses, the Make-A-Wish foundation is looking for volunteers to help with general office duties and special event planning. Contact Debbie Gabelich at (916) 372-2995 email:

Roseville R.E.C. Center, Inc.
Provides an alternative to street activities, gangs and drugs. Volunteers work with the youth to help with homework, sports, games and other activities. Great group activity. Contact: Machel Miller at (916) 789-7884 or

Placer County SAFE KIDS Coalition
Shares a vision that Placer County will be a community where children will be free from preventable injuries. Volunteers work on projects that include: child passenger safety training workshops and inspections; distribution of smoke detectors; bicycle rodeos; and community events. Contact: Liz Honeycutt at (916) 781-1215.

Placer SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals)
Join our volunteer team to help realize the vision of every adoptable pet in Placer County having a home! Opportunities 365 days a year - either at the shelter location or out in our community! We welcome applications from adults to juniors age 13-17 when teamed with a parent. You can make a difference to an animal's life by participating in dog walking/training, cat socialization/grooming, humane education, administrative assistance, adoption or fundraising events. Contact us today at (916) 782-7722 ext. 104, or by e-mail at

Project Linus
Volunteers are needed to make and donate blankets to children who are in hospitals, shelters, or are homeless, have been traumatized or are otherwise in need. Blankets can be knitted, quilted, crocheted or sewn, as long as they are washable. This is a fun and rewarding opportunity that can be done with no set schedule. Convenient drop off points are located throughout the Sacramento/Roseville areas. Contact Claire Gliddon at (916) 965-8955 or

PuppyLove Rescue
In need of active, caring volunteers. Contact: 649-1805

Rebuilding Together
To preserve and revitalize houses and communities, assuring that low-income homeowners, particularly those who are elderly, disabled and families with children, live in comfort, safety and independence. Ongoing volunteer needs – volunteers with basic carpentry skills. Contact: (916) Andrea Jaggers at (916) 455-1880 ext. 6

Resource Area For Teaching (RAFT)
RAFT believes that hands-on-learning is the best way to teach. RAFT transforms surplus materials donated by local businesses into interactive learning experiences for students in math, science, technology and art, providing teachers and community groups with creative tools to enhance education and promote hands-on-learning. Volunteers are needed to help collect, distribute, and create educational materials. Contact Mark Anderson (916) 640-1461 or email to

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
Places volunteer reading tutors in the schools for three to six hours per week to help students learn how to read. Contact: Ruth at (916) 782-9061.

Roseville Arts!
Encourages, fosters and supports growth and understanding of the arts for the community. Volunteers assist in the art galleries and at art exhibit openings and receptions and for special events. Contact: Julie Hirota at (916) 783-4117.

Roseville Convalescent Hospital
Volunteers help with activities for residents, visit lonely seniors, assist with field trips and many other duties. Contact: Adriana at 782-1238.

Roseville Family Resource Center
The Roseville Family Resource Center, located at 124 Main Street in downtown Roseville, is looking for volunteers to provide childcare during three morning groups. Volunteers are also needed for basic clerical, janitorial and reception duties.

Roseville Reads Literacy Project
Matches seniors with Kindergarten through third grade students who are falling behind in their reading skills. Contact: Ruth at (916) 300-8181.

Roseville Urban Forest Foundation
To establish and promote tree programs that foster the importance of the urban forest through proper tree planting and stewardship; education and training; volunteer citizen forestry; and community partnerships. Many volunteer opportunities are available. Contact: Roseville Urban Forest Foundation (916) 774-5666

Sacramento Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers are needed to assist with the building of quality homes that create a secure environment for the community. Contact Matt Jaksik at (916) 440-1215 email

Salvation Army
Works with volunteers to provide holiday toy and food baskets, help with meal programs, special events, and many other activities for community residents in need. Contact: Lt. John Morrow at (916) 784-3382

Shriner’s Hospital
Organizes a variety of activities and provides services for children. Volunteers help with special events, pet therapy, recreation and crafts for children in the hospital and provide general office help and much more. Contact: (916) 453-2087.

Somerford Place
Recruits volunteers who assist with serving meals, entertainment, games, exercise programs and many other activities for residents of the elder care residence. Good opportunity for groups. Contact: (916) 772-6500.

St. Vincent DePaul’s
Works with both individual and group volunteers in a variety of areas including the Thrift Store, Food Locker, and Dining Hall. Please contact us at our office number (916) 781-3303, or by email at 

Stand Up Placer (formerly PEACE for Families)
We serve victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Placer County. We are seeking volunteers for prevention, community outreach, victim advocacy, event-planning/support, crisis line, and administrative support in our walk-in office, located in Auburn and Roseville. Training is provided by Stand Up Placer for all volunteers seeking to work directly with victims. If you are interested in volunteering, please call the Volunteer Coordinator at (530) 823-6224 or visit our website,

United Cerebral Palsy
Toy Lending Project, Respite Care, Saddle Pals Program, ongoing volunteer opportunities available. Contact: Joanna or Michelle at (916) 565-7700

Volunteer Center of Sacramento
The Mission of the Volunteer Center of Sacramento is to strengthen Sacramento communities, organizations and individuals through facilitating volunteer services. The Volunteer Center of Sacramento is a network hub for Sacramento based non-profit organizations to post volunteer opportunities. Visit their website at Contact: (916) 567-3100 E-mail:

Women’s Improvement Club of Roseville
The club was founded in 1910 and chartered with the General Federation of Women. It is a non-profit, civic improvement and service club that meets monthly on the 4th Wednesday of the month. Contact: Sandra Magdaleno at (916) 782-2803.

Women Escaping a Violent Environment (WEAVE)
Recruits and trains volunteers for Direct Service Programs, support activities, fund raising and special events for this Sacramento based organization. Contact: (916) 319-4914.

Windows Art Project
Features work of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. Volunteers receive training and work on art projects. The Art Project is open to artists and other community members. Contact: Mariko Leonard at (530) 888-8161. Sacramento Zoo: Recruits volunteers to help with many special events throughout the year. Contact: Valerie at (916) 264-7444