Find Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering helps us stay socially engaged while making a difference in our community and beyond. Below are resources that help individuals and groups find volunteer opportunities in Sacramento County and the surrounding region.

Click on the v-shaped arrow to the right of each program description to view more information.

AARP provides information about volunteer opportunities, including some that can be done from home. Users can search by keyword and location, or they can create a profile and be matched with local opportunities that match their interests and skills.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Phone: (866) 740-7719

Email: CreateTheGood@aarp.org

Website: https://createthegood.aarp.org/

This national program matches older adults with non-profit organizations seeking volunteers.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: must be 55 or older

Phone: (800) 942-2677

Email: help@americorps.gov

Website: https://americorps.gov/serve/americorps-seniors

This page on the Department of Aging's website highlights opportunities to volunteer with programs funded by the Older Americans Act as well as other organizations.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may access the information

Phone: (916) 419-7500

Website: https://www.aging.ca.gov/Programs_and_Services/Become_a_Volunteer/

This city website provides information about city boards and commissions as well as volunteer opportunities with city departments, local, schools, and community groups. There is also information about how to nominate a volunteer to be recognized by the city for their community service efforts.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone (targeted to Citrus Heights residents)

Address: 6360 Fountain Square Drive, Citrus Heights, CA 95621

Phone: (916) 725-2448

Website: http://www.citrusheights.net/489/Volunteer-Opportunities

This page on the city's website lists opportunities to serve on city committees and commissions as well as places to volunteer in the community.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 8401 Laguna Palms Way, Elk Grove, CA 95758

Phone: (916) 691-2489

Email: askelkgrove@elkgrovecity.org

Website: https://www.elkgrovecity.org/residents/local_resources/volunteer

The City of Folsom provides information on its website about volunteering for city programs and commissions.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone (targeted to Folsom residents)

Address: 50 Natoma Street, Folsom, CA 95630

Phone: (916) 461-6000

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.folsom.ca.us/residents/volunteer-opportunities

Note: This web page also provides information about city council meetings and registering to vote

On the city's website, users can sign up to receive notices of volunteer opportunities and download a list of community-based organizations seeking volunteers.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone (targeted to Rancho Cordova residents)

Address: 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

Phone: (916) 851-8700

Email: can send message through the web page

Website: https://www.cityofranchocordova.org/i-want-to-/volunteer-program

This website provides links to organizations that offer volunteer opportunities. Users can search by location. There are also virtual and remote volunteer opportunities.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may access the information

Email: can send message through Contact Us page on website

Website: https://www.justserve.org/

Note: JustServe.org is provided as a service by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

This national website offers information about volunteer opportunities. The database is searchable by volunteer type (remote or in person), location, issue, or keyword.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may access information

Phone: (404) 979-2900

Email: info@pointsoflight.org

Website: https://www.pointsoflight.org/

Note: this organization was founded by President George H.W. Bush

This website lists volunteer opportunities in Sacramento County and the surrounding area. Users can customize their search by location, type, community served, and other filters. Includes both in-person and virtual opportunities.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may access information

Address: 8001 Folsom Blvd., Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone: (916) 447-7063

Website: https://www.handsonsacto.org/

Note: this is a local affiliate of the national organization Points of Light

This web page provides information about serving on county commissions and boards as well as other local volunteer opportunities.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone (some positions require residency in Sacramento County)

Website: https://www.saccounty.gov/Government/GetInvolved/Pages/default.aspx

Note: For general information, call 311

This website lists volunteer opportunities in the Sacramento area. Users can view a calendar of upcoming volunteer events or search the database for opportunities. Individual, group, and virtual volunteer opportunities are listed.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may access the information

Address: 2030 W. El Camino Ave, Suite 210, Sacramento, CA 95833

Phone: (916) 824-2118

Website: https://www.teamgiving.org/

Note: this is a local partner of the national organization Points of Light

This national website provides a searchable database of volunteer opportunities. Users can filter by location, cause, skills, and other criteria. In-person and virtual opportunities are listed.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone may access information

Email: can send message through Help Center page on website

Website: https://www.volunteermatch.org/

In addition to providing direct services, this non-profit organization connects individuals and groups with volunteer opportunities in the Sacramento area.

Cost: no cost

Who Is Eligible: anyone

Address: 3434 Marconi Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95821

Phone: (916) 265-3400

Email: info@voa-ncnn.org

Website: https://www.voa-ncnn.org/sacramento-volunteer

Note: Application for volunteering is online, see https://www.voa-ncnn.org/sacramento-volunteer for details

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