A single volunteer can make a difference in the life of young adults. Mentoring, transporting and supervising are just a few services available for volunteers to aid in the healthy development of youths in our communities. These fundamental resources will help prepare and guide them in the future.
Child Supervision & Support
Supervise and support children who have been brought to court and need to meet with their attorney and/or need to be present at court. Interested volunteers must be age 18 or older. Location: Power Inn Road near Highway 50. Hours: Anytime between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Monday – Friday. Visit the Volunteer page on Department of Health and Human Services website for more information.
Children's Receiving Home
Supervise and support children who have been placed into protective custody and who are awaiting placement into foster care. Interested volunteers must be age 18 or older. Location: Auburn Boulevard near Highway 80. Hours: Monday – Friday, 12 p.m. - 10 p.m. Visit the Volunteer page on Department of Health and Human Services website for more information.
Foster Grandparents Program
The Foster Grandparent Program (FGP) was developed in 1965 and was intended to enable limited income senior citizens to volunteer with children who demonstrate exceptional needs. The Sacramento division has strived to fulfill this mission, to recruit and train limited-income seniors ages 60 or older, and to provide twenty hours per week of one-on-one attention to special needs children. Find out more about this program and become a foster grandparent.
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) – An Invitation for Seniors to Serve
Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) promotes volunteerism and helps people over age 55 find their perfect volunteer niche among approximately 100 affiliated public or non-profits agencies. RSVP volunteers work in a variety of settings with children such as assisting teachers in schools, mentoring youth, assisting children at the crisis nursery and serving as docents for children visiting the zoo, nature and science centers and history museums. For more information, visit the RSVP webpage or call 916-875-3631.
Therapeutic Recreation Services
Therapeutic Recreation Services (TRS) provides skill-training and recreational opportunities for individuals within the community with various disabilities. Volunteers are utilized as chaperones at dances, day trips and community events such as The Great Race® and events in the park. Volunteers have the opportunity to coach Special Olympics teams and are class instructors in your area of interest. To learn more about this exciting volunteer opportunity, contact TRS at 916-381-0255 or TRS@saccounty.net. Visit the TRS Volunteer web page.