Student Service Opportunities


Service Opportunities


ST. PHILOMENE: AFTERNOON AT THE ARTS is focused on bringing art to students at St. Philomene’s after-school program! Join for fun times and great memories! Volunteer Opportunities: Wednesdays 3:30PM -5:00PM,  Email a Core Leader to volunteer: Amira Araj, or Camryn Elias, Address: 2320 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

ALBERT EINSTEIN SENIOR BINGO in a retirement home in the Arden area; it hosts bingo night for the residents every Thursday from 6:30PM-8:30PM. Volunteers help call bingo numbers and add a joyful presence for the residents! Volunteer Opportunities: Thursdays 6:00PM – 8:30PM. Email a Core Leader or call the organization contact to volunteer: Core Leader 1: Joslyn Stohl, or Core Leader 2: Sarah Travis,, Organization Contact: Della (916)514-9407. Address: 1935 Wright St, Sacramento, CA 95825 

TRS: THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SERVICES provides services and fun activities for individuals with disabilities and special needs. Typically volunteers will dance with participants at dances or help coach athletes at sports. Volunteer Opportunities: Monthly Dances-level of commitment is one Friday a month; seasonal sports (floor hockey, bowling, and basketball -must commit to all practices for the sport for which you are volunteering. How to volunteer: Contact a Core Service Leaders for volunteer opportunities and information. Core Leader 1: Natalie Bourgeois, Core Leader 2: Monica Penalosa, or Core Leader 3: Sonia Laskin, Address: La Sierra Community Center, 5325 Engle Rd., Carmichael, CA 95608 (Dances, Floor Hockey, Basketball) Mardi Gras Lanes, 4800 Madison Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95841 (Bowling) Notes: Volunteers must have a waiver on file to participate.

SHARING GOD’S BOUNTY (ST. IGNATIUS): Hot dinners are provided for anyone who is hungry. Clothing, books, and bags filled with nutritious and fresh food staples for guests in need. After dinner, guests and volunteers alike enjoy BINGO games. Volunteer Opportunities: 4th and 5th Wednesday of each month. Arrive by 5:15PM, plan to stay until about 7 PM How to volunteer: This is a drop in service option, no advance notice required. Core Leader 1: Maddie Hilton, Core Leader 2: Mary Balestreri, Core Leader 3: Victoria Castillon, Address: St. Ignatius Parish Hall: 3235 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95825

ST. MARY SCHOOL is an After-school group tutoring with some one-on-one tutoring for students that need extra help. Volunteer Opportunities: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 3:30 to 4:45 How to volunteer: Email Core Leader Core Leader 1: Camille Avila-DaRosa, Address: Across from the SFHS Varsity Softball Field. 1351 58th Street, Sacramento, CA 95819 Notes: Walking distance from SFHS!

SHARING GOD’S BOUNTY (ST. PHILOMENE) is a Catholic-sponsored soup kitchen dedicated to filling its guests’ bellies and warming their hearts. Volunteer Opportunities: Tuesdays. Standard shift 5:30PM -7:30PM; extra hour shifts 4:00PM -8:00PM. How to volunteer: This is a drop in service option, no advance notice required. Core Leader 1: Alexis Dozier, Core Leader 2: Chantel Nguyen, Address: St. Philomene School, 2320 El Camino Ave, Sacramento, CA 95821

READING PARTNERS is more than reading with a child, volunteers follow a proven, structured curriculum to help students learn specific skills necessary to become proficient readers. Each lesson comes with step-by-step instructions and all necessary materials. A trained site coordinator is available to answer questions, assist with the materials, and solve problems. Volunteers must commit to a consistent day and time because they assigned a specific student to work with throughout the semester. Before and after school options available. Volunteer Opportunities: Weekly tutoring How to volunteer: Students must commit to one session a week for at least one semester and attend an orientation. Contact the Core Leader for more information. Core Leader 1: Tahlia Schrock, Address: Varies according to assignment

CHALLENGE SPORTS is an all-volunteer organization that provides year round team sports for school age athletes with developmental and/or physical disabilities. It is highly recommended that volunteers plan to commit to an entire sports season since you’ll be working in a one-toone setting. Soccer takes place in the fall and basketball in the spring. Challenge Sports meets on Sundays. Volunteer Opportunities: Soccer (Fall) and Basketball (Spring) How to volunteer: Contact a Core Leader for more information Core Leader 1: MaddyVine, Core Leader 2: Kara Baichtal, Core Leader 3: Anne Collopy, Addresses: Soccer (Fall): 5127 Heartland Dr, Antelope, CA 95843 Basketball (Spring) 6826 Hazel Ave, Orangevale, CA 95662 Notes: Students must commit to the whole season for soccer and basketball; trampoline is flexible.

WELLSPRING WOMEN’S CENTER provides respite and services based on “hospitality with dignity and love.” Wellspring serves nearly 200 women and children each weekday and offers four different programs: Nutritious Meal Program, Children’s Corner Program, Safety Net Support Program, and Women’s Wellness Volunteer Opportunities: Breakfast service and hospitality How to volunteer: Email a Core Leader Core Leader 1: Maggie Swanson, Core Leader 2: Haley Malone, Address: 3414 4th Ave, Sacramento, CA 95817 Notes: Currently scheduled dates: 10/5, 10/13, 10/21, 11/7, 11/16, 11/23 (5 hours), 11/30, 12/2, 12/5, 12/7, 12/20 (5 hours), 1/11, 1/13, 1/18, 1/27, 2/2, 2/10, 2/15, and 2/17. 


THE POWERHOUSE SCIENCE CENTER is excited to announce a new teen-based volunteer program called Sc-Teen! If you would like to broaden your experience in the science field, then this is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your public speaking skills as well as expand your knowledge in science! This new program allows teen volunteers to explore the world of science through presenting experimental kits that can range from nano-science to their favorite physics experiment. This program includes 2 hours of interacting with families on weekends at a range of times. The schedule is very flexible so grab a buddy and volunteer! If you would like to join this program, visit their website at and fill out an online application or send an email over to 

DISCOVERY MUSEUM SCIENCE & SPACE CENTER is a family-focused educational institution dedicated to enriching the lives of local residents and visitors to the Sacramento region by encouraging the exploration of history, nature and space. Volunteer Opportunities: Children’s weekend activities, special events, administrative support. Minimum Age: 16 Contact: Volunteer Coordinator Email: Phone: (916) 808-3942 Address: 3615 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95821 Prerequisite: N/A.

EXPLORIT SCIENCE CENTER: Our mission is to ignite and foster curiosity about science and nature through inquiry and discovery. We do this by providing opportunities for hands-on science exploration to about 65,000 people in 17 Northern California counties each year through mobile and on-site programs that relate principles of science to everyday life. Volunteer Opportunities: Summer camp assistant, science teaching assistant: present programs to visiting schools, exhibit assistant: assist in planning and fabricating interactive hands-on exhibits, Explorit store volunteer, administrative volunteer, special events planning, artist, or photographer. Minimum Age: 12 Contact: Alfreda Wei Email: Phone: (530) 756-0191 Address: 3141 5th St., Davis, CA 95618


ARCADE CREEK RECREATION AND PARK DISTRICT Provides recreational opportunities and park services to the community. Consists of two community parks, a neighborhood park and two natural creek trail areas! Volunteer Opportunities: Help with special events or at school programs. Assist students with homework questions, play activities/games. Minimum Age: 16 Contact: Julie Leber Email: Phone: (916) 482-8377 Address: 4855 Hamilton St., Sacramento, CA 95841 Website: Prerequisites: Fill out online application.

CITY OF SACRAMENTO DISTRICT ONE PARKS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY FOR YOUTH (PLAY): Members learn, apply, and teach park maintenance techniques to other volunteers in their local parks. Volunteer Opportunities: Beautify parks throughout North Natomas. Oversee cleanup events for other organizations, including registration, tool distribution, training, etc. Lots of individual, partnered, and group opportunities. Minimum Age: Middle school & high school students, plus college-aged volunteers Contact: Elena Quintero, District One Parks & Youth Liaison Email: Phone: (916) 410-4998 Address: City Hall, 915 I St., 5th Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814 Prerequisites: Bring completed waiver to first meeting/event.

MISSION OAKS PARKS AND RECREATION DISTRICT provides programs and recreational opportunities to all ages in the Arden, Arcade, and Carmichael communities. Volunteer Opportunities: Assist in the front desk, help prepare, serve and clean up daily lunch program, after- school team leaders, camp leaders, and a variety of special events (from Egg Hunts, Concerts to Dances). Minimum Age: N/A Address: 3344 Mission Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608 Phone: (916) 488-2810 Website: Prerequisites: Fill out application

ORANGEVALE PARKS AND RECREATION DISTRICT                    Volunteer Opportunities: Volunteering at monthly events. Minimum Age: 13 Contact: Sheila King Email: Phone: (916) 988 – 4373 Address: 6826 Hazel Ave., Orangevale, CA 95662 Website: Prerequisites: Fill out application.


4-H YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM: There is something for everyone in our programming. Whether it be taking responsibility of an animal or teaching children at an environmental science camp, the goal of our program is to help young people to discover and develop their potential and grow into contributing and caring citizens.
Volunteer Opportunities: Youth Camp counselors for 4-H On the Wild Side Teen Teacher for the 4-H Youth Experiences in Science Program.
Minimum Age: 14 with parental consent.
Contact: Jen Henkens
Phone: (916) 875-6530
Address: 4145 Branch Center Rd., Sacramento, CA 95827
Prerequisite: Application

THE GREENHOUSE offers after-school tutoring, mentoring, spiritual development, and leadership development for under- resourced youth.
Volunteer Opportunities: Help at-risk youth reach proficiency in school through tutoring, enrichment workshops, and building relationships in our afterschool programming for 1st-6th grade (M,W,F 3:00 – 5:30) or 7th-12th grade (T, Th 3:30 – 5:30). Minimum commitment is once a week for 2 to 2.5 hours.
Minimum Age: 16
Contact: Josiah Gorter, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (616) 644-6310
Address: 2201 Northview Dr., Sacramento, CA 95833
Prerequisite: Call the contact person and complete a volunteer application.

PLAYMAKERS is an after-school mentoring program that offers assistance with reading, leadership, and character development for 3rd and 4th grade students.
Volunteer Opportunities: Mentor 3rd and 4th grade students, with a focus on assisting them with reading skills and homework. Students are all from low resource backgrounds.
Minimum Age: no minimum age
Contact: Anthony Viveiros
Phone: 510-931-8103
Address: Various school sites in the Folsom-Cordova and Sacramento City Unified School District
Prerequisite: Parent permission/liability form with signature is required before being in the classroom.


TechConnections at the Hart Senior Center! – Teach older adults (age 50+) how to get connected using computers and other devices! Volunteer to instruct or assist in a series of classes, short term workshops or provide individualized assistance. Teach/assist  a maximum of six beginner or intermediate students using lessons designed for older adult learners. Topics may include Introduction to Computers, Microsoft Office programs, Facebook, Internet and Email, System Maintenance, Skype, tablets and more. The world of modern technology is ever changing, so help teach seniors how to stay in touch with friends and family, access information and use apps and programs to bridge the digital divide. As a volunteer, you will have the opportunity to share your computer knowledge and skills with older adults in our community. Volunteering with this program is a wonderful way to spend the free time you may have and can help build a resume and utilize your existing talents! Desired qualifications: Interpersonal skills-patience, good communication skills, comfortable speaking in front of small groups, enjoys working with others, teaching experience is a plus. Technical skills- experience using Microsoft software including Windows XP, Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating systems, Edge (formerly known as Internet Explorer), Microsoft Office suite, social media sites, etc. Length of commitment: Classes are offered Monday-Friday, between the hours of 8am-5pm, flexible volunteer schedules are available. Most courses meet for six 1 ½ hour lessons. Volunteer commitment includes class time, (plus 15 minutes set up/shut down) and time spent reviewing curriculum before each lesson. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Alicia Black to request a volunteer application.

ASIAN COMMUNITY CENTER SENIOR SERVICES is a nonprofit organization that provides programs and services to seniors and family caregivers in the community.
Volunteer Opportunities: Escort residents outside to enjoy the garden and outdoors. Hours flexible (1-2 hours per shift). Located at ACC Care Center (7801 Rush River Dr., Sacramento, CA 95831).
Minimum Age: 15
Contact Person: Khonnie Lattasima, Volunteer Manager
Phone: (916) 394-6399 ext. 143
Address: 7374 Park City Dr., Sacramento, CA 95831
Prerequisite: Fill out a Volunteer Interest form – available on website or pick up at ACC Senior Services (Campus location) – 7334 Park City Dr., Sacramento, CA 95831.

ESKATON(All Locations) is Northern California’s leading nonprofit provider for innovative health, housing and social opportunities for older adults.
Volunteer Opportunities: Available at multiple locations. Assist with games, arts and crafts, visit with residents, wheelchair chauffer, create life biographies, work events or share your talents such as singing or playingan instrument.
Minimum Age: Each community varies on age, but most have opportunities for volunteers younger than 18 years old.
Contact: Darlene Cullivan
Phone: (916) 334-0810, ext. 1177
Address: 5105 Manzanita Ave., Carmichael, CA 95608
Prerequisites: Volunteer application, orientation and TB test.

TRIPLE–R ADULT DAY PROGRAM: Provides respite for caregivers, recreation for seniors with memory loss and resources for families.
Volunteer Opportunities: Activities include games, crafts, cooking, music, dancing, walks, exercise; visit with the
clients and provide companionship.
Minimum Age: 14
Contact: Nina Moran
Phone: (916) 808-8375
Address: Triple-R has three locations: Midtown, Greenhaven, &North Sacramento.
Prerequisite: Application and ongoing volunteers must do a TB test.

VOLUNCARE AT BRUCEVILLE TERRACE is dedicated to improving the for residents in a skilled nursing facility.
Volunteer Opportunities: Socialize with the residents: read, do activities, be a caring friend.
Minimum Age: 15. Ages 17 and younger need parent signature.
Contact: George Arhelger
Phone: (916) 423-6155
Address: 8151 Bruceville Rd., Sacramento, CA 95823
Prerequisites: Pick up application at Methodist Hospital (located at 7500 Hospital Dr., Sacramento, CA 95823).


FAIRYTALE TOWN is an outdoor children’s literacy museum, that promotes the imagination, education, and creativity of children. Volunteer Opportunities: Fairytale Town is looking for mature, dedicated, hard-working volunteers that would like to give back to their community. Minimum Age: 13 Contact: Sarah Thomas, Education & Program Manager Email:, Phone: (916) 808-7462, Address: 3901 Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95822 Prerequisite: Mandatory volunteer orientation.

SACRAMENTO CHILDREN’S MUSEUM allows children to learn by doing! Volunteer Opportunities: There are wide ranges of volunteer opportunities including: exhibit/program assistance, special events, material prep and family volunteering. Minimum Age: Volunteers between the ages of 10- 14 must volunteer with a parent. Contact Person: Priya Kumar, Email:, Phone: (916) 638-7225 ext 110, Address: 2701 Prospect Park Dr., #120 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670, Prerequisites: Submit an application and attend a volunteer orientation.


NEXT MOVE is to move homeless families and individuals to high levels of self-reliance. Volunteer Opportunities: Family Shelter Kitchen, Family Shelter Children’s Services Programs (Kids Club, Family Fun Fridays, Holiday Events), and Donations Center (Customer Service& Sorting/ Cleaning).
Minimum Age: Students younger than 16 must volunteer with an adult (some exceptions apply).
Contact: Amber Pickens
Phone: (916) 454-2120 x304
Address: 2925 34th St., Sacramento, CA 95817 (donation) and 4516 Parker Ave, Sacramento, CA 95820 (shelter)
Prerequisite: Attend a volunteer orientation.

LOAVES & FISHES: More than 1,000 volunteers from the Sacramento region come to Loaves & Fishes during the course of a month to help feed the hungry and shelter the homeless.
Volunteer Opportunities: Jobs include food preparation, cleaning the dining room. Contact: Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 637-2444
Address: Welcoming Center. 1351 North C Street, Sacramento, CA 9581
Prerequesite: Remember, it is important that you arrive on time and prepared to work. Late arrivals are not allowed to serve. Additionally, if you are being picked up, your transportation must arrive on time as well. You do not need to attend an orientation, however, you do need to sign up with the Volunteer Coordinator’s Office in advance as we only take twelve students per day on the weekend. Your work hours will be 7:00 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. Jobs include food preparation, cleaning the dining room. Bring your paperwork with you so the Kitchen Manager can sign and validate your hours. Bring your paperwork with you so the Kitchen Manager can sign and validate your hours.


AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY FOUNDATION: The mission of the American River Parkway Foundation is to support the preservation and enjoyment of the American River Parkway by fostering environmental education, stewardship and volunteer opportunities. We take pride in the Parkway!
Volunteer Opportunities: We use volunteers for river cleanups, special events, or restoration and invasive plant programs and more.
Minimum Age: Volunteers under 18 must submit a Youth Waiver
Contact Person: Jordan Powell
Email: Phone: (916) 486-2773
Address: 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael, CA 95608
Notes: This option only qualifies for credit during Freshman year. If students volunteer at this organization during sophomore, junior, or senior year, they may only log these hours in TroubieServe after their yearly minimm requirement has been met.

CITY OF SACRAMENTO – WATER CONSERVATION: We are here to help City of Sacramento customers use water wisely, which both preserves our limited water resources and can save customers money on their utility bills.
Volunteer Opportunities: Most of our volunteer opportunities take place during the spring and summer. Volunteers will help put together packets for homeowners, organize and help inventory supplies, prepare mailings and door hangers. Volunteers may also be utilized to help out at community outreach events and distribute door hangers throughout the community.
Minimum Age: 13+ (9+ with parent or guardian supervision).
Contact: Maureen Coulson
Phone: (916) 808-5605
Address: 2260 Glen Ellen Cir. Sacramento, CA 95822
Prerequisites: Submit a volunteer application.
Notes: This option only qualifies for credit during Freshman year. If students volunteer at this organization during sophomore, junior, or senior year, they may only log these hours in TroubieServe after their yearly minimm requirement has been met or if they are volunteering at community outreach events.


FOLSOM CITY ZOO SANCTUARY for Native North American Wildlife, Exotic, and Domestic Animals.
Volunteer Opportunities: Animal care and grounds keeping.
Minimum Age: 16
Contact: Jill Lute-Faust
Phone: (916) 355-8306
Address: 403 Stafford St., Folsom, CA 95630
Prerequisite: Previous animal care experience is desired.

FRONT STREET ANIMAL SHELTER operates the City of Sacramento’s animal shelter, providing shelter and care to abandoned animals with the goal of finding them a safe and nurturing home.
Volunteer Opportunities: Assist with shelter chores, special events, handling and exercising dogs and cats, office work, adoption clinics and education.
Minimum Age: 12 with adult supervision.
Contact: Janice Wagaman, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808-8166
Address: 2127 Front St., Sacramento, CA 95818
Prerequisites: Application and Orientation. Sign up online.
Description: Dedicated to improving the animals and people through organization programs and services (adoption, reunification, education).
Volunteer Opportunities: Varied, details on website.
Minimum Age: 13 with parent or guardian, 18+.
Contact: Volunteer Program Manager
Phone: (916) 782-7722 ext. 104
Address: 150 Corporation Yard Rd., Roseville, CA 95678
Prerequisites: Must attend training classes and commit to volunteering at least 4 hours/month for at least 6 months.

SACRAMENTO ZOO inspires appreciation, understanding and respect for all living things through stimulating education, wholesome recreation and innovative species management.
Volunteer Opportunities: Summer Camp Counselor: Assists instructors with weeklong camp classes for children.
Zoo Teens: 13 – 19 year olds students interested in animals, the Earth, and the community. Zoo Teens help encourage zoo patrons to become better stewards of the Earth by educating the public about conservation, wildlife, and current events that affect the environment.
Minimum Age: 15
Contact: Sarah Musser, Teen Coordinator
Phone: (916) 808-7709
Address: 3930 Land Park Dr., Sacramento, CA 95822
Prerequisite: Summer Camp Counselor applications available February through April; Zoo Teen applications available mid-April through June.


DIOCESE OF SACRAMENTO: All parishes (and schools) in the Diocese of Sacramento qualify as a pre-approved organization. If a parish is not listed in TroubieServe a this time, it is because there is not a student currently serving for credit; if a student wishes to have her parish added to the list, she should email Ms. Villanueva,

Churches, temples, mosques, and synagogues are considered approved agencies. Due to the large number of faith communities in the Greater Sacramento Area, the only ones currently listed in TroubieServe are those that have students currently volunteering there for service credit. Therefore, if a student’s faith community is not listed in TroubieServe, she should email Ms. Villanueva,, to have her faith community added to the approved organization list.


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