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1. 4-H Youth Development Program

Address: 70 Cottonwood Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Delynda Eldridge
Contact's Position: 4-H Program Representative
Phone: 5306668703
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: The UCCE 4-H Youth Development Program provides opportunities for 5-19 year old (male and female) youth to participate in research-based experiential education activities. "4-H" stands for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Youth become members of clubs that meet monthly, and they work on projects that range from raising and showing livestock to learning sign language and performing skits for deaf children. All projects are designed to support the development of citizenship skills. Adult volunteers provide leadership for the diverse array of projects and events that are part of the 4-H program. The University of California Cooperative Extension Office oversees the implementation of this program. A corps of volunteers manages the program. Keywords: volunteer groups, education, youth, animals, disabled persons

2. A Touch of Understanding


Address: 5280 Stirling Street #102
City: Granite Bay State: CA Zip: 95746

Contact Person: Jeneane Stover
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9167914146
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: "Hands-on" disability awareness program to children and adults fostering sensitivity and respect. Through activities, discussion and video, participants get a glimpse into the lives of others, and an understanding of their challenges. Usually presented at the school site to one grade level per year. Volunteers will assist students in school presentations such as using wheelchairs, handling artificial limbs and braces, write their names in Braille, and "mirror write" to simulate a learning disability. Keywords: disabled persons, mentor/tutor, outreach, youth, education

3. ALS Association, Greater Sacramento Chapter


Address: 2717 Cottage Way, Ste. 17
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95825

Contact Person: Julianna Swars
Contact's Position: Development Associate
Phone: 9169799265
Hours: M-F 8:30am - 3:30pm

Descriptions: The Greater Sacramento Chapter of The ALS Association is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Sacramento, CA. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a fatal progressive neuromuscular disease that attacks the nerve cells and pathways in the brain and spinal cord. Our organization serves ALS patients in 24 counties in Northern and Central California. Our mission is to improve the quality of life for ALS patients, families, and caregivers; to promote community awareness and education about ALS, and to support efforts to find a cure. Our patient services include a durable medical equipment loan program including communication devices, monthly support meetings, a respite care program, nutritional supplements, transportation assistance, and a resource library that includes books, pamphlets, and videos about ALS. Some of our main volunteer opportunities include event planning, Pals for PALS program where we match up ALS patients with volunteers who help with anything from visiting to light housework/yardwork to running errands to helping with a specific project such as addressing holiday cards, equipment delivery/pick-up, and advocacy efforts. For more information please call our office at (916) 979-9265 or visit our website at

Keywords: Health, ALS, Lou Gehrig, Amyotrophic, Lateral, Sclerosis, ALSA, education, counseling, disabled persons

4. Boy Scouts of America, Golden Empire Council


Address: 251 Commerce Circle
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95815

Contact Person: Tyler Bonino
Phone: 9169291417 x108
Hours: M-F 8:30-5pm

Descriptions: Educational and family oriented recreational programs neighborhood groups. Trains volunteer leaders, maintains outdoor educational and camping facilities, and provides special programs for disabled children and adults. We have a lot of fun and no previous experience required. Traning provided. For more information, Keywords: disabled persons, mentor/tutor, environment

5. Braille and Talking Book Library (BTBL)

Address: 900 N Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Marian Broom
Contact's Position: Supervisor
Phone: 8009525666
Hours: M-F 9:30am-4pm

Descriptions: Lends recorded and Braille books and magazines to Northern Californians who cannot read standard print due to visual or physical limitations. Lends special players to read the books. Keywords: disabled persons

6. Canine Companions for Independence


Address: 2965 Dutton Avenue
City: Santa Rosa State: CA Zip: 95407

Phone: 7075771700

Descriptions: Canine Companions for Independence is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs at no charge to the recipient. Keywords: animals, disabled persons

7. Canine Companions for Independence, Sacramento Chapter


Address: PO BOX 2746
City: Citrus Heights State: CA Zip: 95611

Contact Person: Nancy Foust
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 9167224243
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Serving Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties. Four types of Canine Companions for disabled people: Service dogs who perform helpful tasks for people who use wheelchairs or have other mobility limitations in their arms and/or legs; hearing dogs alert people who are hearing impaired to important sounds such as telephones, alarm clocks buzzers, smoke alarms and a baby's cry; skilled companion dogs help children with disabilities, or for any individuals with developmental disabilities, or for any placement where the supervision of a third party is required; facility dogs work with professional caregivers in hospitals, hospices, nursing facilities and other programs to improve the health and wellbeing of those in their care. For more information on how you can help, Keywords: animals, disabled persons

8. Catholic Faith Formation - Catholic Diocese of Sacramento

Address: 2110 Broadway
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95818

Contact Person: John Reisch
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 9167330123
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm

Descriptions: For Catholic parishes in 20 counties in Northern California. Trains teachers and cathedral workers for preschool through adult. Programs in: Youth Ministry: leadership formation of youth and adults retreats, special events, resources and consultation services for junior high and high school students. Cheryl Tholcke, Coordinator. Hispanic Youth and Young Adult Ministry: leadership development, retreats and activities for Hispanic youth and young adults. Milagros Calvetti, Coordinator. Pendola Center: summer camp program for boys and girls ages 6-17 and a backpacking program for high school students. Family Camp on Labor Day Weekend. Outdoor School in the fall, grades 5, 6 and 7. Stephen Tholcke, Director. Camp Recreation: summer camp for adults and children with disabilities. John Donohoe, contact person. Ministry to Persons with Special Needs: responsible for accessibility, religious education and outreach to people with disabilities. Michelle Hendricks, Coordinator. Ministry to the Deaf: coordinates religious education, liturgy, accessibility and interpreters for deaf children and adults. Stanley Simonet and Debbie Vanderfold, contact persons. Keywords: religious, youth, disabled persons, counseling, mentor/tutor

9. Childhood Language Disorders Clinic - Scottish Rite


Address: 6151 H Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95819

Contact Person: Katie Hussey
Contact's Position: Office Manager
Phone: 9167314357
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Clinical treatment for communicative language handicaps related to childhood aphasia, language delay and dyslexia. Keywords: disabled persons, youth

10. City of Davis Parks and Community Services

Address: 23 Russell Blvd
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Contact Person: Jamie Elliot

Descriptions: Alternative Recreation: Position for support of a group of teenagers or adults with disabilites within typical recreational settings. Activities include eating at restaurants, going to movies, hiking, and more. Responsibilities: Provide support to a group of individuals with disabilities in recreational activities. If needed, discuss plans for support with parent, care provider, or teacher. Attend staff training. Learn procedures associated with Alternative Recreation and the City of Davis. Accept, adopt, and assist with promoting the ideals and goals of the program. Keywords: youth, disabled persons, recreation

11. City of Sacramento, Access Leisure and Paralympic Sport Club of Sacramento


Address: 1000 I Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact Person: Michelle Tabarango
Contact's Position: Resource Specialist
Phone: 9168081205
Hours: By Appointment Only

Descriptions: The mission of Access Leisure is to optimize quality of life and provide enhanced life experiences to people with disabilities through accessible recreation programs and services. Programs include a variety of recreational and competitive sports, social and leisure functions, and outdoor educational, and residential and day camping adventures. Keyword: recreation, disabled persons

12. Del Oro Caregiver Resource Center


Address: 8421 Auburn Blvd., Suite 265
City: Citrus Heights State: CA Zip: 95610

Contact Person: Amber Henning
Contact's Position: Business Management Analyst
Phone: 9167289333
Hours: M-F 8:00-4:30

Descriptions: Del Oro provides services and support to families caring for a brain impaired adult or frail elderly. Volunteer service is administrative, answering phones, data entry, etc. For more information, Keywords: disabled persons, legal, counseling

13. Developmental Disablities Service Organization


Address: 5051 47th Avenue
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95824

Phone: 9164565166

Descriptions: Mission: To enrich the quality of life for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities by fostering individual growth, creativity, and community involvement through innovative strategies and artistic expression. Vision: A world where people with intellectual and developmental disabilities live healthier and enriched lives, and are nurtured by caring and supportive communities that minimize and eliminate barriers. Keywords: disabled persons, health

14. Easter Seals


Address: 3205 Hurley Way
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95864

Contact Person: Sue Harris
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9164856711
Hours: M-F 9am-3pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: Access to the Community through Education, Integration & Training (ACE-IT II) serves adults ages 18+ with developmental or physical disabilities. Community classroom training with a focus on personal, domestic, vocational and leisure skills. Some paid work experience. Keywords: disabled persons

15. Eskaton


Address: 455 Florin Road
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95831

Contact Person: Darlene Cullivan
Contact's Position: Development Manager
Phone: 9163340810
Hours: M-F 9-5pm

Descriptions: : Eskaton is the leading service provider for older adults in the greater Sacramento area. Vast array of opportunities and varied levels of care. Keywords: disabled persons

16. Goodwill Industries of Sacramento Valley, Inc.


Address: 8001 Folsom Blvd, Suite 200
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95826

Contact Person: Pat Calvo
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9163959000
Hours: M-F 7:30-4pm

Descriptions: Retail store, recycling and salvage. Accepts donations of used goods, vehicles, equipment, etc. Vocational Rehabilitation 6630 Franklin Blvd. Sacramento Robert Siebenthal, Career Services Coordinator M-F 8-4:30pm Situational assessment and work evaluation to assess work behaviors and skills; work adjustment and work experience to develop appropriate work behaviors and attitudes for consumers with developmental disabilities. Trade training programs: office technology, sign making and custodial training. Working training, job placement and supported employment. Clients must have a disability or disadvantaging condition which constitutes a significant barrier to employment, present no acute medical or psychological problems, and be able to care for their own personal needs. Sacramento City Unified School District provides a full-time teacher for remedial education of clients at Goodwill Industries. For more information, Keywords: disabled persons, education

17. Grassroots Campaigns


Address: 2400 22nd St #230
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95818

Contact Person: Caitlyn Hughes or Hitesh Bussie
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 9164461100

Descriptions: Grassroots Campaigns specializes in running face-to-face outreach campaigns for progressive advocacy groups, humanitarian organizations, and political campaigns. We are currently working on behalf of a range of partners including the Save the Children, The Southern Poverty Law Center, the ACLU, Sierra Club, and Oxfam America to raise awareness, identify new supporters, raise funds, and win concrete victories for change. We also run field campaigns to register and mobilize voters, pass legislation through grassroots advocacy, and build long-term volunteer networks. Keywords: Animals, Cultural, Disabled Persons, Education, Emergency, Environment, Health, Housing, Hunger, International, Legal, Lobbyists, Mental Health, Mentor/Tutor, Organizations, Outreach, Recreation, Women, Youth

18. Head Start and Early Head Start Programs


Address: 925 Del Paso Blvd # 200
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95815

Contact Person: Robin Miller
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9162633804
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Classroom provides children and their families, primarily from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, with education, medical care, social services, nutritious meals, and educational services for children with specific disabling conditions. Keywords: youth, disabled persons

19. Horseplay Therapeutic Riding Center


Address: 5949 Silveyville Rd.
City: Dixon State: CA Zip: 95620

Contact Person: Debra Cleveland
Phone: 7074478733

Descriptions: Horseplay is a year-round riding program, affiliated with the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association, that provides structured riding sessions for disabled children and adults. The program offers three 45-minute Saturday morning sessions, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., two sessions on Tuesday evenings, 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., and one Wednesday evening session, 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Through riding, our participants relax, develop self-esteem and physical strength and coordination. We need volunteers to lead the horses and walk alongside the horse to encourage and stabilize the rider as needed. You do not need experience with special needs students or horses, just enthusiasm and the ability to follow instructions. You aren't required to commit to volunteering every Saturday, but it's helpful if you are available at least one Saturday a month. More information is available on-line at Riding is the highlight of the week for many of our riders; join us and experience the joy of creating a positive experience for our riders while hanging out with horses and great people! Keywords: Disabled Persons Animals Youth Recreation

20. Lutheran Social Services


Address: 2980 35th Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 958173116

Contact Person: Sue Laliberte
Contact's Position: Area Director
Phone: 9164532900x217
Hours: M-F 8:30-4:30pm

Descriptions: Programs under Lutheran Social Services include: 1. Transitional Housing Program for Families Transitional Housing for homeless families. Services include; housing, case management, childrens services, life skills education, family therapy, and employment/skills development support. 2. Building Bridges Case management for previously homeless individuals and families that have graduated from either transitional housing or a shelter. Services include; life skills education (financial literacy, parenting,) linkage to community resources, and employment/skills development support. 3. Saybrook Site-based permanent supportive housing for homeless families with disabilities. Services include: housing, case management, AOD assessment and treatment, drug testing, life skills education, employment services, youth programming, and on-site childcare. 4. Adolfo (Sacramento program) Scattered site permanent housing for homeless emancipated foster youth with a disability, ages 18 to 25. Services include: housing, case management, life skills education, GED/Diploma completion assistance, mental health/ AOD assessment and treatment, employment training, and assistance with apartment set-up. 5. Project HOPE (Stockton program) - Scattered site permanent housing for homeless emancipated foster youth with a disability, ages 18 to 25. Services include: housing, case management, life skills education, GED/Diploma completion assistance, mental health/ AOD assessment and treatment, employment training, and assistance with apartment set-up. For information on these programs, (916) 453-2900 Keywords: housing, mental health, disabled persons, youth, religious

21. Muscular Dystrophy Association


Address: 222 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 1500
City: Chicago State: IL Zip: 60606

Contact Person: Volunteer Center
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 8005721717
Hours: 8am-5:30pm CST

Descriptions: : MDA is leading the fight to free individuals and the families who love them from the harm of these diseases that take away physical strength, independence and life. We use our collective strength to help kids and adults live longer and grow stronger by finding research breakthroughs across diseases; caring for individuals from day one; and empowering families with services and support in hometowns across America. Our volunteers are the heart of MDA's programs, making experiences like Summer Camp, support groups, seminars, special events and many other initiatives possible for families who are counting on us. Here is a link that explains ways to get involved and to sign up to become a MDA volunteer, Keywords: Cmty Dev Phy Disab Camps Disabled Persons, youth

22. National Multiple Sclerosis Society Northern California


Address: 4225 Northgate Blvd, Suite 4, Sacramento, CA 95834
Contact Person: Mikaela Alvarado
Contact's Position: Volunteer Engagement Specialist
Phone: 5102679669
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

Descriptions: Volunteer your time and talents so our fundraising events can be executed well! Fundraising events like Walk MS, Bike MS: Waves to Wine need hundreds of volunteers to help with set up and break down, registration and information, food and beverage distribution, medical support, roadside assistance, and much more! Our annual fundraising events bring thousands of people together to have fun, celebrate successes large and small, connect with others in the MS community and raise money for programs, services and research. It takes a village to put on these events and they would not be possible without the leadership and specialized skills of our volunteers. Keywords: volunteer groups, disabled persons, health, organizations

23. NorCal Center on Deafness Bookstore


Address: 4708 Roseville Road, Suite 111
City: North Highlands State: CA Zip: 95660

Contact Person: Sherri Farinha Mutti
Contact's Position: CEO
Phone: 9163497500
Hours: M-F 8:30am-noon, 1-5pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: Sells and rents books (fiction and non-fiction) and video tapes about deafness and sign language, assistive devices and telecommunication devices for the deaf. Volunteer opportunities available. Keywords: disabled persons

24. Parkinson Association of Northern California


Address: 900 Fulton Avenue, #100-5
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95825

Phone: 9164890226
Hours: M-F, 10-1

Descriptions: The Parkinson Association of the Sacramento Valley provides support and education for people with Parkinson's, Parkinson Syndromes, and caregivers. Volunteers needed occassionally for special events. Keywords: health, disabled persons

25. Rebuilding Together Sacramento


Address: P.O. Box 255584
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 958255584

Phone: 9164551880
Hours: M-F 7:30am-5pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: Home repair or renovation for low-income elderly, disabled people or families with children. Homes must be structurally sound and need minor to moderate repairs and beautification work. Work is done on project day, the last Saturday of April, by volunteers who are supervised and trained by skilled tradespeople. Businesses, foundations, community-based organizations and individuals donate cash, in-kind contributions (paint, lumber, fixtures, etc.), and skilled and unskilled volunteer workers. Organizations are asked to "adopt a home" by sponsoring a project and providing volunteer labor. Keywords: disabled persons, elderly, housing

26. Sacramento Braille Transcribers


Address: 2791 24th Street, Rm 7
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95818

Contact Person: Charles Campbell
Contact's Position: President
Phone: 9164559121
Hours: M-F 9am-noon

Descriptions: Services Provided: Transcribes textbooks, books of all kinds, instructional manuals and other printed materials form print to Braille. Thermoformed copies as requested. Lessons in Braille can be arranged. Circulating library of Braille material for children. Keywords: disabled persons, youth, education

27. Sacramento County Regional Parks, Recreation and Open Space


Address: 3711 Branch Center Road
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95827

Contact Person: Kathi Barber
Phone: 9163810246
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: A countywide system of regional parks, golf courses and open space areas. Performs maintenance and operational duties for all County park facilities and design and implements recreation programs, special events, and large group picnic services. Programs that use volunteers: Effie Yeaw Nature Center (916) 489-4918 Carmichael Regional nature center and 77-acre nature study area along the American River with special emphasis on the natural and cultural history of the Sacramento Region. American River Natural History Association (916) 657-4620 Carmichael Supports the Effie Yeaw Center and assists with educational tours, programs, museum exhibits, and publications about the Effie Yeaw Center and the American River Parkway. Therapeutic Recreation Services - Recreation for People with Disabilities (916) 381-0255 Service provided at parks, community centers and other sites throughout the community. Therapeutic recreation programs for people with mental, physical, sensory, developmental and emotional impairments or special needs. Keywords: environment, disabled persons, mental health

28. Society for the Blind


Address: 1238 S Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Contact Person: Chee Chang
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Hours: 8am-5pm

Descriptions: For more than 60 years, Society for the Blind has created innovative ways to empower individuals living with low vision or blindness to discover, develop and achieve their full potential. Society for the Blind is the only comprehensive rehabilitative teaching center that provides services for a 27-county region of northern California. The nonprofit provides low-vision eye care, life and job skills training, mentorship, and access to tools to maintain independence for 6,000 youth, adults and seniors experiencing vision loss each year. Current Volunteer Needs: Access News Readers - Access News is a reading service that allows volunteers to record current news, magazines, circulars, and other items of interest so that people who are blind, low vision, or cannot read conventional print can listen to these publications through the telephone. Time commitments are very flexible and you can record from home as well as in our studio. Keywords: Physical Disability Recreation Education Disabled Persons

29. Special Olympics Northern California


Address: 1401 Halyard Dr #100
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95691

Contact Person: Julie Rodriguez
Phone: 9163751930
Hours: M-F 8:30-5

Descriptions: The philosophy of the Special Olympics is that everyone is a winner because the program gives each special athlete a chance to learn, grow, and know the joy of sports and athletic competition. Program participants have a unique opportunity to experience physical exertion and social development. The confidence gained through involvement carries over into the home, the classroom, and the community. Yolo County Special Olympics is entering its 16th year as a local community-based organization. The program benefits the mentally retarded of Yolo County by providing planned sports programs year round. Volunteers provide coaching support. Volunteers are needed in all aspects of the program- please call for more information. Keywords: Developmental disability Disabled Persons

30. United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) of Sacramento and Northern California


Address: 4350 Auburn Blvd
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95841

Contact Person: Steve Horton
Contact's Position: Director, Developing and Marketing
Phone: 9162838312
Hours: 8am-5pm

Descriptions: UCP of Sacramento and Northern California is the leading provider of comprehensive services to children and adults with all developmental disabilities and their families. UCP works with 5,730 people a month in an eight county area, empowering children and adults who without support would be isolated from community. 38% of our clients have autism, 35% intellectual disability, 15% Down syndrome, epilepsy & other 12% cerebral palsy. UCP is active in Yolo, Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado counties. Volunteer Opportunities are Limited. Internships available in the Development and Marketing Department and Adult Day Programs. Keywords: Disabled Persons, cerebral palsy