Organization name: Natomas United Youth Soccer League
Organization purpose: Recreational and Competitive Youth Soccer
Task: Board of Director positions
Date/days volunteers are needed: Year round, board meets once a month
Time: As needed
Contact information: http://www.nuysl.org
Organization name: Sacramento North Soccer Club
Organization purpose: Recreational Soccer for North Natomas
Task: Coaching, Referee and Board positions
Date/days volunteers are needed: Year round
Time: As needed
Contact information: http://www.snsclub.org
Organization name: The GreenHouse Center
Organization purpose: The GreenHouse is a non-profit, 501c3 organization located in the Gardenland Northgate neighborhood of Sacramento, California. We offer after-school tutoring, mentoring, summer day camps, a youth group for teens, leadership development, and skill-building workshops for under-resourced youth. Our mission is to cultivate a thriving community by nurturing the emotional, spiritual, intellectual, and physical development of our youth and inspiring them to grow to their full potential.
Task: Become an after-school tutor/mentor for at-risk elementary or teen students. The “Study Buddies” are paired with a student or small group of students to build relationships, supervise reading and math activities, and help with homework. Our programs nurture different skills to help them achieve success in school and life.
Date/days volunteers are needed and Time:
Evergreen (Elementary program) Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 3-5:30
R4 (Teen program) Tuesday, Thursday 3:30-5:30
Tools required: 16 yrs old (18 for the teen program), application, interview, fingerprints, training, no special skills required
Contact information: Emily Mazzariello 970-218-0771 [email protected]
Organization name: Natomas Police and Community Resource Center
Organization purpose: NPCRC is a community service facility intended for the use and benefit of Sacramento police officers and the Natomas community in general.
Tasks: If you have concerns about potential criminal activity in your neighborhood, have been a victim of a crime and need assistance, or have family problems and do not know which governmental agency can assist you, we can help with on-line crime reports,code enforcement issues, fix-it tickets, crime and safety tips, answer phone, community events, maintain and clean the office.
Date/days volunteers are needed: M through Saturday
Times: 11 am-2 pm and 2-5 pm shifts
Tools required: MUST have computer skills and good people skills and be able to keep yourself occupied during down times
Contact information: Molly Fling, [email protected]
Organization name: Sacramento Valley Conservancy (SVC)
Organization purpose: Restore old Boy Scout camp – Camp Pollock, soon to be under SVC’s management is a new 11 acre acquisition by the State Lands Commission along the American River and can be found just north of downtown Sacramento, under Hwy 160.
About the Sacramento Valley Conservancy: Celebrating over 22 years of protecting open space and accreditation by the Land Trust Alliance Accreditation Commission, the Sacramento Valley Conservancy is a private, non-profit land trust founded in 1990 on two basic principles–that open lands are necessary for quality of life and that we must save land today so future generations may enjoy its benefits tomorrow. The Conservancy buys land only from willing sellers, and works cooperatively with private landowners and public and private funding sources to create win-win solutions. Moreinformation about SVC, including the East Sacramento Blue Oak Hills Area project, our Sacramento Prairie Vernal Pool Area, the Dry Creek Parkway, Elkhorn Basin Ranch, Camp Pollock and other projects can be found on the organization’s website at www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org.
Tasks- General: The tasks include; upgrade and expand camping areas, assemble a court yard with an interpretive native plant garden, build benches, construct picnic tables and create a trail in front of Lodge for public access. The SVC has goals to improve the entrance way and parking area, as well as hire a contractor to repair the 1924 lodge, to this beautiful property.
Entry Level Volunteer: General improvements to the property are the first goals. See list above.
Specialty Volunteer Docents: Construction, painting or plumbing repairs.
Public Volunteer Docent: Spend the day outdoors greeting visitors to historic Camp Pollock. Once constructed, Docents will direct guests to natural riparian garden and walking paths along the 11 acres of the property. Become a lasting memory to those that spend part of their day exploring the American River Parkway in Sacramento.
Date/days volunteers are needed: Every Saturday
Times: From 9am-1pm
Who: Ages 10 and older
Contact information: Matt Gaylord, [email protected], 530-321-2063
Organization name: Adopt-a-Park Kokomo Park, 4901 Kokomo Drive
Organization purpose: K.L.E.A.N. (Kokomo’s Litter-free Environment Action Network)
Contact information: Annette Boyd at [email protected].
Organization name: Parks Leadership Academy for Youth, also known as PLAY
Organization purpose: Youth ages 14-21 are invited to participate in a youth volunteer event. Do you like spending time outdoors? Do you want to meet new friends? Join us for youth park clean-up day! Help beautify the City’s parks while having fun and spending some time in the sun.
Task: Beautify our Parks – Calling all Youth and Teens. Activities may include weeding, tending gardens, picking up trash, etc.
Date/days volunteers are needed: Saturday, April 20th; Tuesday and Thursday mornings during the summer
Time: 9:00 am to 12 noon
Tools required: Please dress for the weather, wear closed toed shoes, and bring work gloves if you have them. This is a rain or shine activity, but heavy rain will cancel. Also note that all volunteers will need to complete a City of Sacramento Volunteer Agreement form prior to starting work. To simplify the check-in process on the day of the event, it is helpful to download the form and bring it already signed. The form can be found at: http://www.cityofsacramento.org/volunteers/Short-term_Volunteer_Agreement_and_Waiver.pdf
Contact information: Elena, District One Parks Liaison, at [email protected].