Community engagement and volunteerism | UC Davis Health

Improving Institutional Engagement with Local Communities

Many of us are looking for ways to help our local communities. There are several ways you can give back to the community with your time or skills. Below are a number of opportunities to help others in your community.

  • Volunteer with Alchemist CDC

    CalFresh at Farmers’ Markets volunteers assist in processing SNAP transactions, distribute EBT and Market Match vouchers, and assist in redemption of vouchers from farmers’ market vendors.

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  • Volunteer with al-Misabaah

    Volunteer at the charitable aid department for Al-Misabaah, providing charitable aid, refugee assistance to families in need, community education, as well as youth activities.

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  • Blood Donation

    Locate a donation location near you.

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  • California Health Corps Registration

    View the online registration system for medical and healthcare volunteers.

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  • Californians for ALL

    The Office of the Governor California Volunteers, explore multiple ways to get involved in response to COVID-19.

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  • Center for Fathers and Families

    For information on volunteer opportunities please contact Curtis Parker, Director of Strategic Partnership or call (916) 568-3237 extension 204.

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  • 4 Sacramento COVID-19 Response Fund

    Support Sacramento through Donate4Sacramento's COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.

  • NeighborWorks

    Support NeighborWorks' mission to build healthy, sustainable, and equitable neighborhoods in underrepresented communities.

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  • UC Davis Health

    View the various ways you can help support UC Davis Health.

  • Elk Grove Food Bank Services

    Learn how to become a volunteer for the Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services. Call 916-685-8453 or email the Volunteer Coordinator at

  • Hands on Sacramento

    Find a list of opportunities and sign up to volunteer through Hands On Sacramento.

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  • Opening Doors

    Learn about more about Opening Doors and sign up to become a volunteer.

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  • River City Food Bank

    Volunteer or donate food to River City Food Bank.

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  • Sacramento City Unified School District

    Sacramento City Unified is in need of volunteers.

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  • Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services

    Currently, the Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services needs volunteers ages 10-64 to help with food sorting and bagging. They will also soon need volunteers to help with food distribution for their Partner Agencies.

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  • Sacramento Loaves and Fishes

    Make a monetary donation or drop off in-kind items to the warehouse (open daily until noon).

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  • Salvation Army

    Join the volunteer list and explore ways to help out in your neighborhood.

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  • Yolo County Food Bank

    Volunteer or donate food to the Yolo Food Bank COVID-19 Relief Fund.

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Opportunities for local community members

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