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1. California Food Bank Sacramento- California Emergency Foodlink

Address: 5800 Food Link St
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95828

Contact Person: Chico Chavez
Contact's Position: Director, Community Food Programs
Phone: 9163879000 ext 102
Hours: M-Thursday 8-3pm

Descriptions: Food bank operation providing donated food, TEFAP commodities and a buying cooperative for network of food closets in Sacramento. Coordinates emergency food providers; acts as central administrative structure for receiving and distributing gifts; operates four major local food drives; reduces food waste and helps alleviate hunger throughout the Sacramento area. Brown Bag Program: Semi-monthly distribution of free food to low-income seniors at sites throughout the greater Sacramento area. Sacramento Area Community Kitchen: Rescues perishable food from restaurants, supermarkets and farmers' markets for distribution to local emergency shelters serving hot meals. Job training in commercial kitchen skills for unemployed adults. Volunteers rescue usable food that would otherwise be thrown away by grocery stores, restaurants, and other institutions. This food is then given to agencies such as the Salvation Army, Options for Recovery, and Volunteers of America. Volunteers are needed to transport donated food from local markets and restaurants to the Cal Foodlink warehouse in South Sacramento. Weekdays begin at 8:30 a.m. and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Volunteers must have a valid California Driver's License and be able to lift up to 60 pounds. Training is provided in safe food handling procedures, practice of routes, and education on hunger issues and strategies for making surplus food accessible. For more information, Keyword: Hunger, elderly

2. Capital City Adventist Community Services

Address: 6701 Lemon Hill Avenue
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95824

Contact Person: Larry Young
Contact's Position: ACS Director
Phone: 9163697412
Hours: W 10am-1pm; 7 days a week 24hr emergency

Descriptions: Services Provided: Clothes closet, food pantry, referral agency and volunteer placement. Disaster relief services and support such as meals, listening service, emergency supplies (clothes, leaning supplies, etc.) and volunteer support to other agencies. Keywords: hunger, emergency

3. Carmichael Adventist Community Services (CACS)

Address: 4600 Winding Way
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 958144599

Contact Person: Davis Hess
Contact's Position: Community Services Director
Phone: 9164878684x117
Hours: W 9am-noon

Descriptions: Services Provided: Clothes closet, food pantry, referral agency and volunteer placement. Disaster relief services and support such as meals, listening service, emergency supplies (clothes, cleaning supplies, etc.) and volunteer support to other agencies. Keywords: hunger, emergency

4. Centro Guadalupe Advocacy Program


Address: 730 S Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Phone: 9164435367

Descriptions: The Centro Guadeloupe Advocacy Program is a multi-service agency that serves primarily Hispanic families, women, and children in such areas as emergency food and shelter, counseling, translation, information and referral, and employment. Volunteers are needed to assist with the "Community Pals" youth project for 7th - 11th grades which targets students from high risk environments; make periodic contact in person and over the phone with students; and help plan and implement activities. This is a program that allows creative input. Volunteers should have a good rapport with young people and be understanding of problems facing students from high risk environments. The ability to speak Spanish is desirable. Volunteers work closely with a project coordinator. Internships may be available. Keywords: Hunger Homeless & Housing Cultural Youth Cmty Dev, women, emergency, counseling, mentor/tutor

5. Chicks in Crisis


Address: 9455 East Stockton Blvd
City: Elk Grove State: CA Zip: 95624

Contact Person: Inez Whitlow
Contact's Position: President & CEO
Phone: 9164411243

Descriptions: Emergency Assistance to women who are facing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy, who may or may not already have young children and are in a crisis situation. It is the goal of our organization to decrease infant abandonment, child neglect, homelessness of women & children and to facilitate open adoption service. Keywords: Health, women

6. Coalition of Concerned Medical Professionals - CCMP


Address: 2809 38th Ave
City: Oakland State: CA Zip: 94619

Phone: 5104368020

Descriptions: COALITION OF CONCERNED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS (CCMP) is an all-volunteer effort, rooted in the community, founded in the Bay Area in 1976. CCMP is independent from government funding or any funding with strings attached. CCMP is structured as a free and voluntary unincorporated private membership association not as a 501(c)(3). CCMPs primary purpose is to overcome political and economic barriers that deny access to comprehensive medical care for any and all working people. This has included conducting campaigns to defeat laws or governmental policies detrimental to the interests of low-income workers. CCMP takes an approach that incorporates medical care, ancillary health services, procurement of healthy foods for supplemental food distributions and joining with organizations of low-income workers whose members suffer lack of access to quality, affordable care. CCMP may choose to align with community groups to change conditions creating poor health, including environmental concerns. CCMP urgently needs VOLUNTEERS: doctors, nurses, dentists, medical and dental specialists, physical therapists, dental hygienists, students and all those with a willingness to learn how to organize to fight the conditions which deny comprehensive medical care to workers and their families here in the Bay Area. CCMP volunteer health care professionals donate preventive care to applicants screened for eligibility by CCMP benefit program volunteers. Many benefit recipients are members of self-help organizations of low-income workers. Keywords: Health Lobbyists, emergency, housing

7. Consumer Self-Help


Address: 7000 Franklin Blvd., Suite 200
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95823

Phone: 9163949195
Hours: M-F 8:30-4pm

Descriptions: A drop-in day program operated by mental health consumers for mental health consumers, structured with numerous self-help groups planned by the consumer membership. Peer counseling and peer advocacy, arts and crafts, social and recreational activities, community meals, math/reading/GED tutoring, occasional clothing, laundry services, showers, emergency food and other support. Other site: Consumer Self Help - North Center (916) 348-1428 4972 Date Avenue, Sacramento 95841 Mike Wheeler, Program Director Keywords: mental health, recreation, emergency, hunger

8. Davis Community Meals and Housing


Address: 202 F Street
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Contact Person: Harmony Scopazzi
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 5307539204
Hours: Monday to Friday 8am-12pm

Descriptions: The purpose of Davis Community Meals is to provide low-income and homeless individuals and families with housing, food, and human services to help them rebuild their lives. We have volunteer opportunities as follows: Transitional Housing Program at H Street: Volunteers complete intakes on new clients, perform drug and alcohol testing, assign bed spaces, note activities and behaviors in the log, monitor chores and socialize with clients. Monday through Saturday 6pm to 9pm we are looking for volunteers to commit to a once a week shift with a minimum commitment of three months. Resource Center: Volunteers interact with clients over the phone and/or in person and help with an assortment of tasks. Must be able to multi-task. Open Monday - Friday from 8am - 12pm. We are looking for volunteers to commit to 2 hours once a week with a minimum commitment of 25 hours. We ask that you keep to the same schedule each week. Meals Help: Volunteers will help cook, set up, serve and clean up. Each Tuesday and Thursday is for individuals and Saturdays are for groups. Administrative Assistant: Assist Executive Director and other administrative staff in data entry, clerical duties, donor tracking, and other related duties. Knowledge of MS Office products, particularly Excel, required. Keywords: Emergency: Housing: Hunger: Mental Health: Outreach: Substance Abuse

9. Dental Clinic - Davis Community Clinic

Address: 2051 John Jones Road
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Phone: 5307533498
Hours: Mon- Fri 8-5pm;

Descriptions: Provides emergency walk-in service, oral surgery, examinations, cleanings, yearly check-ups, root canals/gum therapy, fillings, educational and preventative services, referral to specialists. Keywords: health

10. Francis House


Address: 1422 C Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95814

Contact's Position: Program Director
Phone: 9164432646

Descriptions: Personal attention to the poor. Resource counseling, referrals, and emergency vouchers for shelter for families with children, 10% Greyhound bus discounts, gas vouchers, personal hygiene items, bus tokens and client advocacy. Helps clients to get necessary identification including Social Security card, California ID, California driver's license and birth certificates. Keywords: counseling

11. 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

12. Next Move


Address: 2925 m4th Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95817

Contact Person: Amber Pickens
Contact's Position: Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9164542120 ext 302
Hours: M-F 9am - 5pm

Descriptions: Next Move (formerly Sacramento Area Emergency Housing Center) is a profound force in moving homeless families and individuals to self-sufficiency and self-reliance. Started as a Family Shelter program in 1972 to meet the basic needs of seven homeless families, the agency now serves an average of 500 people each day. Our mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance. At first, our mission was to provide shelter to help ease people out of homelessness. But, as our clients' needs have changed, we too have had to grow our services to meet these changing needs. Our expanded services include providing individual success plans, self-sufficiency workshops and groups on living skills, parenting, budgeting, housing, health and mental health care, housing relocation assistance, employment readiness and community support services. Next Move's shelters, temporary housing and permanent housing, bolstered by an ever-growing list of services, continues to make visible and measurable changes in people's lives. Our current mission is to assist families with children and individuals toward self-reliance. Keywords: hunger, health, emergency, housing, counseling, youth

13. Opening Doors, Inc.


Address: 2118 K Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95816

Contact Person: Donelle Swain
Contact's Position: Intern and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9164922591

Descriptions: Our mission is to empower refugees, immigrants, human trafficking survivors, and underserved Sacramento area residents to achieve self-sufficiency by accessing opportunities to mainstream economic and social systems. We do this by providing safe places, skills development, business loans, and connections to community resources, assisting our clients to build financial and personal assets while maintaining their cultural identity and individual goals.

We are located in midtown Sacramento and have been helping refugees and immigrants for over 18 years.

Position availabilities include:

Business Intern:
Interns will focus on programs aimed at asset building and/or microenterprise and microfinance. They will assist refugees, immigrants, and underserved Sacramento area residents in gaining financial independence and succeeding in a challenging economy. Candidates are expected to learn about community outreach, microfinance, and small business development and/or assets development. We are looking for individuals that can work independently, with excellent written and communication skills, and preferably bilingual.

Case Management Intern:
Interns work with Refugees or Survivors of Human Trafficking and gain casework skills as well as advocacy experience. Additionally, interns are exposed to the social welfare system and are taught how to manage client cases. Interns will also be exposed to numerous opportunities to strengthen language skills and further multi-cultural awareness. Applicants must be able to deal with confidential information, possess excellent interpersonal skills, and be preferably bilingual.

Communications Intern:
Interns in this position work closely with the Deputy Director to develop and maintain external organization communications. Interns will have the primary responsibility for maintaining the agencys website and social networking pages and gain first-hand experience working on crafting agency messages and delivering them through various avenues. We are looking for individuals with experience website development and Dreamweaver, and excellent attention to detail.

Grant Writing Intern:
Interns will play a key role in furthering the Opening Doors development efforts. They will learn grant writing basics, research funding opportunities and work with staff to write grant proposals. Applicants will possess excellent written and oral communication skills, the ability to work independently, and a willingness to learn the basics of grant writing.

Volunteer Management Intern:
Coordinator works with interns and volunteers who come from a wide range of backgrounds. Intersns with this position assist developing the internship program and should be willing to take initiatibe and work collaboratively with a number of agency teams. For more information go to

Immigration Legal Services Intern:
Interns report to the Director of Immigration Legal Services and assist with case management and outreach. The ILS intern will also be responsible for managing the everyday operations of the ILS program and maintaining an understanding of program objectives and immigration services offered by Opening Doors. Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken Spanish, possess excellent verbal communication skills, and be willing to work in fast-paced environment.

Money Work$ Program Intern:
Interns assist staff in outreach to target communities with information about the MoneyWork$ program. They also assist with curriculum adjustments, class preparation, review of participants homework, and the maintenance of class records and participation. Interns gain a real world understanding of personal finances as they work closely with clients and come to know their issues, difficulties, and successes. Interns also gain valuable writing, communication, and excel skills.

Keywords: international

14. Phone Friends

Address: 2800 L Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95816

Contact Person: Bea Bird
Contact's Position: Program Coordinator
Phone: 9167338629

Descriptions: Phone Friends is a free community telephone "help-line" for latchkey kids sponsored by Sutter Community Hospitals and KXTV-Channel 10. Volunteers provide services to children in Sacramento and 15 surrounding counties from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M., Monday through Friday, 12 months a year (except on major holidays). Services include: easing fears or loneliness, instruction in the use of emergency resources, building self-esteem and confidence, homework assistance/tutoring, coaching callers to think independently, practice safe self-care, be responsible and accountable, communicate effectively, problem solve, and be good citizens. PhoneFriends is a good experience for students interested in pediatric medicine, psychiatric or social work, communications, etc. Training is provided. Keywords: mentor/tutor, health, counseling

15. RedRover


Address: 1122 S Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95811

Contact Person: Karly Gould
Contact's Position: Education Manager
Phone: 9164292457
Hours: M-F, 8:30-4:30pm

Descriptions: Founded in 1987, RedRover focuses on bringing animals out of crisis and strengthening the bond between people and animals through a variety of programs, including emergency sheltering, disaster relief services, financial assistance and education. UAN is headquartered in downtown Sacramento and offers a range of volunteer opportunities. Mainly, volunteers are needed for occasional office-based projects to support our programatic offerings. Volunteers can also train to join our nationwide team of over 3,000 trained volunteers who shelter animals displaced during disasters or rescued from large-scale cruelty such as puppy mills and hoarding cases, or who visit classrooms to foster empathy and improve critical thinking skills in children using humane themes. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Learn more about our Program and Communications Internship here.

Keywords: animals, education, teaching, children, disaster, communication, writing, marketing, social media, journalism

16. River City Community Services


Address: 1800 28th Street
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95816

Contact Person: Lynn Altizer
Contact's Position: Executive Director
Phone: 9164462627
Hours: M-F 11:30am-3pm

Descriptions: Services Provided: A three-day supply of emergency food, including baby food and formula, can be obtained on a drop-in basis or by referral once a month. Needs assessment, information and referral, follow-up, client advocacy, crisis intervention and food distribution. Small emergency rental assistance and motel voucher program. Mailing address: P.O. Box 1803, Sacramento, CA 95812 Keywords: hunger

17. Sacramento City Fire Department


Address: 5770 Freeport Blvd, Suite 200
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95822

Contact Person: Dennis Smith
Contact's Position: Fire Chief
Phone: 9162645266
Hours: M-F 8-5pm

Descriptions: Fire protection, advanced life support and transportation, first-aid including CPR and defibrillation, technical rescues, swiftwater resources, county-wide hazardous materials incident response, fire prevention, public education and code enforcement. Twenty-two stations located throughout the city. Emergency planning for the City of Sacramento. Keywords: emergency

18. Senior Citizens Services Inc


Address: 5711 Florin Perkins Rd
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95828

Contact Person: Richard Goodwin
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 9163817794
Hours: M-F 9-noon

Descriptions: Emergency food distribution. All-volunteer senior organization gathers surplus and outdated food from farmers and grocers to distribute to needy and seniors. People who are destitute or need emergency food may receive one-time-only help. Human Corps has contacted this agency and all volunteer opportunities are restricted to senior only. Keyword: Hunger, elderly

19. Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center - Woodland


Address: 927A Main Stret
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Phone: 9166616336

Descriptions: Last year, SADVC volunteers assisted over 3,000 people on the 24-hour crisis hotline, served countless hours in our business office, confidential shelter, and supported our mission every day in their work and lives. Our outreach to the community would be impossible without the support and hard work of our volunteers and interns. We have numerous internship and volunteer opportunities, such as: ~Children's Program at the shelter ~Community Group Projects ~Crisis Line Counselor ~Domestic Violence Response Team Volunteer ~Events Committee ~Graphic Designer ~Legal Advocacy Volunteer ~Maintenance/Handyperson ~Men of Strength Program ~Movers ~Program Assistants ~Sexual Assault Emergency Responder Team ~Speaker's Bureau ~Translator Volunteers and staff are required to go thought our 65-hour Peer Counseling Training program before they can work directly with clients. The 65-hour program is California state mandated training. Please review the volunteer job descriptions, training agenda, and call me to schedule an informal interview. I am looking forward to meeting you. The Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center provides assistance to victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in Yolo County. Please call the Center's business line for information on our volunteer programs. Keywords: Community Development Counseling Mental Heath Women Keywords: youth

20. Stanford Settlement


Address: 450 West El Camino Avenue
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 958332299

Contact Person: Pat Pennisi
Contact's Position: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 9169271303
Hours: M-F 8:30-5pm

Descriptions: Programs for the elderly (socialization, nutrition and counseling); children and youth programs (ages 3-18) providing social adjustment and delinquency prevention activities for at risk children and youth, supportive services to their families, and local schools, emergency assistance, crisis intervention, information and referral, client advocacy, Christmas baskets for individuals, free income tax preparation, neighborhood and community development activities including representation on community advisory groups. Programs that use volunteers: Children and Youth Program (916) 927-1303 Social group work methods are used to promote social adjustment, self-esteem, school attendance, and delinquency prevention. Dinners at Robertson Community Center (916) 566-6419 Prepared meals on Monday evening for area families and single people. Senior Center (916) 927-1303 Drop-in center which is a focal point for senior services in the north area of Sacramento. Keywords: elderly, youth,

21. Suicide Prevention (Crisis Services Program)

Address: 8912 Volunteer Lane, Suite 100
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95826

Phone: 9163683118
Hours: M-F 9-5pm

Descriptions: 24-hour crisis intervention and suicide prevention by highly trained paraprofessionals. Emotional support, identifies options and/or community services and initiates emergency response when necessary. Education services about suicide prevention, speaker's bureau, and crisis response team. Experienced volunteers always needed. Keywords: emergency

22. Suicide Prevention of Yolo County


Address: P.O. Box 622
City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95617

Contact Person: Ting Ting Lee
Contact's Position: Crisis Line Director
Phone: 5307567542
Hours: M-F 9-5pm

Descriptions: The mission of Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services of Yolo County is to provide crisis prevention and intervention, education and community outreach services to the residents of Yolo County. 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. Initially, 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. Keywords: counseling; emergency; health; mental health; organizations; volunteer groups; youth

23. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento


Address: 2825 Capitol Ave
City: Sacramento State: CA Zip: 95816

Phone: 9168874377
Hours: 8am-4pm

Descriptions: Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento (SMCS) volunteers offer their time and talents to serve, touching the lives of our patients, visitors, and staff. Approximately 500 volunteers (women, men, college students, retirees, and work professionals), representing diverse economic and cultural backgrounds, dedicate their time and energy to volunteering at SMCS. Their devotion and service is vital to both the community and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento patients and families. For more information, call Volunteer Services at 916-887-4377 or email to Keywords: health, emergency

24. We Are Aggie Pride


City: Davis State: CA Zip: 95616

Contact Person: Llisel Ayon
Contact's Position: Volunteer and Community Event Director

Descriptions: We Are Aggie Pride is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2012 by a group of UC Davis students who believed in the importance of keeping fellow students in school during emergency financial situations and difficulties. The organization is run by a board of directors comprised completely of students, and raises its funds through generous donations from students, faculty, staff, alumni, community members, and friends of the program. Since We Are Aggie Pride is a completely volunteer led organization, it always looks to new volunteers for support in outreach and tabling efforts. This program is successful because of the support of our students and volunteers, so thank you for getting involved! Keywords: students, mentor/tutor, on-campus, clubs

25. Western Farm Workers Association, Yuba

Address: 364 Wilbur Ave
City: Yuba City State: CA Zip: 95991

Contact Person: Engrid Devore
Phone: 5307900980
Hours: 9 AM - 9 PM

Descriptions: Western Farm Workers Association is dedicated to the farm workers of this country. Western Farm Workers Association believes that farm workers can only improve conditions of living by struggling together within an organization that belongs to them. Western Farm Workers Association stands alone as the sole mutual benefit association in California offering reciprocal membership benefits with the fighting Texas Farm Workers Union. WFMA 11 Point Benefit Program: 1.Emergency Food 2. Clothing 3. Non-Emergency Dental Care 4. Comprehensive Medical Care 5. Alcohol Information Center 6. Legal Service 7. Child Care 8. Job Referral Service 9. The Mutual Benefit Association Membership Newsletter 10. Information Service 11. The Eleventhy Benefit- loan consultation and budget planning Keywords: Health, Law, Community Development, Farm Worker

26. Woodland Food Closet


Address: 509 College Street
City: Woodland State: CA Zip: 95695

Contact Person: Gaye Nakken
Contact's Position: Director
Phone: 5306627020
Hours: M-F 3:15-4:30pm

Descriptions: Provides emergency food for three days. A balanced mix of food. Can provide non-cooking foods. We want to reach people who need food. Keyword: Hunger