Volunteer Opportunities from: United Way California Capital Region

Volunteer: Save Lives with Suicide Prevention!

Last year, Suicide Prevention crisis line volunteers responded to over 4,900 calls from individuals struggling with issues of depression, anxiety, bullying, and thoughts of suicide.


For 50 years, trained volunteers have responded 24-hours a day, 365 days a year to these needs through our Suicide Prevention crisis lines.

We are reaching out to you for your financial assistance to help us support our critical and life-saving services. As a donor, we want you to be assured of the impact that your tax-deductible donation will have:

$30 will provide crisis line cards and materials to adolescents in three classrooms.

$50 will provide necessary supplies to volunteers who are staffing the 24-hour crisis lines.

$75 will provide crisis line training manuals for three volunteers.

$100 will provide a suicide loss survivor support meeting.

$500 will provide licensed mental health professionals to teach our volunteer trainees during the 36-hours of classroom instruction.

$1,000 will provide crisis line phone services for an entire month.

$1,500 will provide our “SOS Signs of Suicide®” class presentations for a month to middle and high school students in Davis, Esparto, Madison, West Sacramento, Winters, Woodland, and Yolo communities.

Our future holds many challenges and we hope that you will consider our request by making a donation to help us continue our work. Thank you for your support and for being #Happy2Help!

Nonprofit: Suicide Prevention of Yolo County
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 95617
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Assist Crisis Line Callers as a Volunteer!

Play a role in saving the lives of Yolo County residents.  Join the dedicated volunteers who answer our phones – the first point of human contact in the steps toward mental health. 

Volunteers undergo a 36-hour training program in which they develop the skills needed to manage issues of depression, suicide, family relationship conflicts, and mental illness.  Volunteers serve six hours per week and donate a one-year service commitment upon successful completion of the training program.  Please join us.  Your voice and your ear are more valuable than you can imagine.  Volunteers have been, and continue to be the backbone of this agency.  Quality training provides volunteers with the opportunity to participate in the increased well-being, not only of themselves, but of the community they live in.  Contact the business office at (530) 756-7542 or e-mail us for more information.  Volunteers must be 20 or older.

Nonprofit: Suicide Prevention of Yolo County
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 95616
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: "Out of School Time" Summer Program Assistant- KidzScience

Calling all science and education enthusiasts!

This position will be a fun opportunity to work with young students to keep them engaged over the summer while school is out of session. Mercy Housing will be implementing KidzScience, a program using inquiry based science sessions that give youth a chance to explore topics such as the environment, physical and life science, and even forensic science. Our volunteers make all the difference for our out of school programs, so come ready to have fun and help kids learn!

We have more than 20 volunteer spots at properties across Sacramento and more across the state. If you are interested in volunteering with youth and can commit to volunteer a couple hours a week, then this role would be the perfect fit!

Nonprofit: Mercy Housing California
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 95833
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Spanish bilingual volunteers needed to help with registration at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention

The NDSC welcomes over 3000 people to our annual convention, and we require a great deal of volunteer support to make the convention a success! The 2017 convention will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center July 20-23. One of our areas of volunteer need is for bilingual volunteers to help Spanish-speaking attendees through the onsite registration process. Please register as a volunteer on our volunteer registration website at http://ndsc.ivolunteer.com/sacramento_2017.

Nonprofit: National Down Syndrome Congress
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 95814
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Assist siblings of individuals with Down syndrome at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention

The NDSC welcomes over 3000 people to our annual convention, and we require a great deal of volunteer support to make the convention a success! The convention will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center July 21-23. One of our areas of volunteer need is at the Brothers & Sisters conference where siblings of individuals with Down syndrome can share ideas and experiences and make new friends. Volunteers are needed to work with 4th and 5th graders as they participate in a variety of programs and activities.

Please register as a volunteer on our volunteer registration website at http://ndsc.ivolunteer.com/sacramento_2017.

Nonprofit: National Down Syndrome Congress
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 95814
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Assist children with Down syndrome at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention

The NDSC welcomes over 3000 people to our annual convention, and we require a great deal of volunteer support to make the convention a success! The convention will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center July 21-23. One of our areas of volunteer need is at Kids' Camp where volunteers assist those with Down syndrome ages 6mos to 14yo to engage in activities such as arts and crafts, educational activities, and live entertainment. Spanish bilingual volunteers are needed.

Please register as a volunteer on our volunteer registration website at http://ndsc.ivolunteer.com/sacramento_2017.

Nonprofit: National Down Syndrome Congress
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 95814
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Assist youth and adults with Down syndrome at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention

The NDSC welcomes over 3000 people to our annual convention, and we require a great deal of volunteer support to make the convention a success! The 2017 convention will be held at the Sacramento Convention Center. One of our areas of volunteer need is assisting those with Down syndrome age 16 or older to engage in the activities of the Youth & Adults Conference. As a table volunteer on Friday and Saturday, you will assist them as they participate in workshops and spotlight presentations presented by their peers with Down syndrome. On Sunday, you will help them to engage in the talent show and/or workshops. You are welcome to volunteer one or more days! Lunch is provided on Saturday and brunch on Sunday.

Please register as a volunteer on our volunteer registration website at http://ndsc.ivolunteer.com/sacramento_2017.

Nonprofit: National Down Syndrome Congress
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 95814
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Health Fair Volunteer

Represent Alzheimer's Association at corporate and community health fairs. Promotion of our programs and services.  2 hours/month and minimum 3 month commitment.

Nonprofit: Alzheimer's Association - Northern California and Northern Nevada
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 95815
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Volunteer Guitar Instructor !

Whether you are a seasoned guitar player or a casual strummer the Boys & Girls Club wants you! We are  seeking individuals who are passionate about sharing their love of guitar with youth!  The Volunteer Guitar Instructor will provide instruction and practice 2-3 hours a week with Members during our after-school and summer camp programs.

The best time for volunteer service for our program is 3:00pm-6:00pm Monday-Friday KEY ROLES Provide youth with basic instructions of Guitar.
-Volunteers typically work with one or more of our membership groups. Age groups of our members are… Grades 1 - 3    /    Grades 4 - 6    /    Grades 7 - 12 Provide practice in a way that all youth are able to participate
-We will provide guitars for the Members to use during the lessons Provide instruction in a fun and safe manner
-Learning a new instrument can be  challenging, but  a passionate and caring adult can make a huge impact!  The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you" -B.B King Interested volunteers will need to pass a background check & receive T.B. clearance. 

 

Nonprofit: Boys & Girls Club of Placer County
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 95603
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: General Volunteer

Volunteers provide vital support throughout the Museum, assisting with special events and museum programs, and lending a helping hand to staff behind-the-scenes. All kinds of people volunteer at the Powerhouse Science Center, from teenagers to seniors and from science novices to science professionals. Volunteering is an opportunity to teach, to learn, to meet people, and to experience a stimulating environment. Some of our volunteers contribute just a few hours a month, while others prefer to work several hours each week. Keywords: science, kids, youth, teaching, volunteer.
Requirements:
- Volunteers must be 16 and older
- Ability to work with children
- Ability to follow instructions from staff and complete tasks with little supervision
- Attend orientation and required skill builder workshops throughout the year
- Can work weekdays or weekends

Nonprofit: Powerhouse Science Center
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 95821
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Chalk Board Artist Volunteer

Are you passionate about art? Would you like to find a way to use your art to touch your local community? Powerhouse Science Center would love to have you onboard! As the Science Center’s chalkboard artist, you will own the ability to create your master piece on a weekly basis for our hundreds of visitors to see! We are looking for somebody to come in Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings to make our chalkboard canvas their masterpiece.
Requirements:
- Open to volunteers of all ages
- Available on Friday afternoons or Saturday mornings for 1-2 hours weekly
- Artistic and creative
- Ability to wow our visitors!

Nonprofit: Powerhouse Science Center
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >13 years old
Zip Code: 95821
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Challenger Flight Assistant

Are you constantly looking at the starts, dreaming of space exploration? Do you want to help inspire children to be astronauts, researchers, and scientists? The Powerhouse Science Center is looking for you to join our Challenger program as a Flight Assistant. As a Flight Assistant you help our Flight Directors take elementary-aged students on the adventure of a lifetime as the crew of a space mission. Working in Mission Control or in the Space Shuttle, you advise and assist the students in their jobs, helping your group successfully complete their mission and return to Earth safely!
Requirements
- Must be aged 21
- Available for shifts during the work week, either in the morning or afternoon
- Willingness to work some weekends and evenings
- Willingness to work with visitors of all ages and backgrounds
- Personal or professional background in astronomy, physics, or science education is desired, but not required
- Ability to follow instructions from Flight Directors
- Ability to be flexible and creative when necessary

Nonprofit: Powerhouse Science Center
Volunteer Opportunity Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Nonprofit Requirement: >21 years old
Zip Code: 95821
Allow Groups: No