HISP students must complete five community service hours each quarter during the school year. See About Community Service for more information.  Students are not available during the school day; therefore, only volunteer opportunities that occur after school hours, during evenings, or on weekends and holidays may be posted.

Listed below are Community Events as well as Ongoing Activities that qualify for community service credit. The list is not all encompassing, but serves as a source of potential opportunities for students. There are many other activities and events that students may wish to participate in to fulfill their requirements. Any questions regarding community service should be directed to your HISP social science teacher.

Attention Community Organizations
Submit your community service opportunity
for posting to the HISP website.

This page is updated often; check back periodically to learn more about newly posted opportunities.

Volunteer Coordinating Organizations

The following organizations compile and publicize numerous volunteer opportunities throughout the Sacramento area.

How to Choose the Best Volunteering Option

VolunteerMatch—Where Volunteering Begins

Volunteer Opportunities—Division for Legal Services

Global Health Volunteer Program

Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

The Community Advocate’s Guide to Feeding the Hungry

Hands On Sacramento—The Sacramento region's full-service volunteer action center and a committed advocate for innovative social change.

City of Sacramento—Short- and long-term volunteer opportunities at city-supported organizations and local government projects.

Connection: Community Events

Check the Connection box on the HISP home page for one-time or short-run community service events that may be of particular interest to HISP students.

Ongoing Activities

Students! The Volunteer Center of Sacramento publishes a Youth Volunteer Directory that lists numerous community service opportunities for teens. Opportunities not listed in the directory are presented below.

Event: Land Park Volunteer Corps
Volunteer Duties: Install new plantings, conduct planer maintenance, clean fish ponds, weed, remove litter and debris, and other beautification tasks as needed.
Dates/Times: First Saturday of every non-winter month.
Sponsor: Land Park Volunteer Corps
Details: Meet in William Land Park behind Fairytale Town.
More Information: Contact Craig Powell, Lead Coordinator, 718-3030

Activity: Harvest Sacramento—Pick fruit and vegetables from area trees, gardens, and small orchards for donation to Sacramento food banks.
Volunteer Duties: Walk neighborhoods and distribute flyers to identify trees and recruit homeowners with trees and gardens who wish to participate; pick fruit and vegetables (to be delivered to and distributed by area food banks)
Dates/Times: Multiple events in several locations (including Land Park, East Sacramento, Tahoe Park, Oak Park) and at various dates/times
Sponsor: Harvest Sacramento
Prerequisites: RSVP for each event by contacting the Food Access Coordinator below.
More Information: Dominic Allamano, Food Access Coordinator
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture Project, (530) 204-8082

Event: Serve Sunday Breakfast at the Elks Lodge
Volunteer Duties: Volunteers help with busing, resetting, and cleaning breakfast tables.
Dates/Times: Every Sunday 8-11:30 a.m.
Sponsor: Sacramento Elks Lodge
Details: Profits from the breakfast benefit local charities and provide scholarships to students who live in our community.
More Information: To volunteer, contact the event coordinator, Cathy Barone at Provide your full name, school program and the Sunday you would like to help. Volunteers must RSVP no later than the Wednesday prior to the Sunday of their desired volunteer date. Volunteers are provided breakfast.


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