Sacramento Children’s Home volunteers live out their passion to build a better tomorrow for at-risk children and families. We offer numerous ways to get involved! Volunteer as an individual or group, work directly with our children, behind the scenes, at events, or in the community. No matter your role, as a volunteer, you will be a valuable part of the Sacramento Children’s Home. The work you do will enhance our ability to open doors to the future by maximizing the potential of the children and families we serve. Every hour you donate to the Sacramento Children’s Home will be an hour well spent on behalf of the most vulnerable members of our community. Volunteers really do make a difference!
SCH Residential Program Volunteers
Crisis Nursery Program Volunteers
Trained Volunteers: Volunteers who are interested in a deeper commitment to the Crisis Nursery Program are encouraged to consider becoming a Trained Volunteer. Like Basic Volunteers, the primary responsibility of a Trained Volunteer is to provide nurturing care to the children in one of our two Crisis Nurseries, ensuring their health and safety at all times, and attending to their basic needs. Additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: meal preparation, bathing, laundry, dishes, outdoor play, circle time, diaper changes, rocking, holding, and feeding. Trained Volunteers are counted in adult to child ratios required by our Crisis Nursery Program’s state license and are critical to the program’s sustainability and success. Trained Volunteers commit to at least one 4 hour shift per week for a minimum of 6 months and must complete 16 hours of training, plus CPR/First Aid. They are also required to pass a background check, fingerprinting, TB test, and a physical abilities test. Required training is provided by the Sacramento Children’s Home. Trained Volunteer shifts are on weekdays (M-F) from 7am – 11am, 11am – 3pm, 9am – 1pm, or 1pm – 5pm. Due to the nature of our licensing requirements, Trained Volunteer shifts are not flexible.
SCH Administrative Volunteers
Community Outreach Volunteers & Social Media Ambassadors
Social Media Ambassadors: Always on Facebook? Love to Tweet? Post selfies to Instagram? #WeNeedYourHelp! Social Media Ambassadors actively follow the Sacramento Children’s Home on social media and help boost engagement by frequently liking, sharing, and commenting on our posts. These volunteers should have a strong local social media presence and be active on at least one of the following platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Social Media Ambassadors must be comfortable sharing program updates, success stories, fundraising campaigns, and other related posts, and be excited to spread the word about the Sacramento Children’s Home to their friends. You can be a Social Media Ambassador anywhere, anytime, from any device!
Special Event Volunteers
Volunteers are a key component of every successful Sacramento Children’s Home event. Volunteers can fill many event roles, such as assisting with computer registration and check out, helping with set up and take down, selling raffle tickets, assisting with service or bartending, etc. No matter their role, every event volunteer is important and appreciated. For more information about upcoming events, visit our events page. Sign up for event volunteer opportunities using the online form below.
The Sacramento Children’s Home welcomes groups from local businesses and community organizations to undertake service projects that support the mission of the Sacramento Children’s Home. Groups may donate their time to help complete a project at the Sacramento Children’s Home main campus, or at one Family Resource Centers or Crisis Nurseries in the community. Opportunities may include:
- Helping with a beautification project like groundskeeping, gardening, or painting.
- Volunteering at a program or fundraising event.
- Volunteering at our holiday donation site.
- Other projects as needed.