Where Can I Find Community Service Opportunities?

VOLUNTEER WEBSITES – Please visit these websites for all types of volunteer events and information.  Follow any instructions to get “registered” (easy and free) or to fill out forms online.   

Hands On Sacramento  Register to get monthly updates!

Volunteer Center of Sacramento

Great site for teens!  In the green box, click on Sacramento area in Geography and click on “youth opportunities for Volunteers under age 18

City of Sacramento

SACRAMENTO AGENCIES – Contact the following agencies directly (either by email or by phone) to ask about volunteer positions or events:

Sacramento Food Bank Services


Sacramento Hunger Commission

Health Education Council


St. Johns Women’s Shelter


City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation

(916) 808-5200

Ronald McDonald House


Salvation Army

River City Food Bank


American Cancer Society

Marcella Sciarrotta

(916) 446-7933 and search for local chapter

American Diabetes Association

(916) 924-3232 and search for local chapter

American Heart Association

Ashley Goforth

(916) 446-6505 and search for local chapter

Methodist Hospital


If there are openings, can take teen volunteers.  Hospital work –need certain requirements

American River Parkway Foundation

Methodist Hospital


Hospital volunteers in South Sacramento; ask about teen volunteer opportunities; depends on time of year

Animal Care Services



Sacramento Tree Foundation

916-924-TREE (8733)

Bruceville Terrace

916-423-6000 OR 423-5949

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

916-348-1793 or 916-929-4720

Fairy Tale Town

916) 808-7979

Sacramento Zoo –Teen programs