Has the New Year inspired you to do something that benefits others? We have volunteer opportunities that will put a smile on someone's face and warmth in your heart. If you've been contemplating your resolutions, volunteer with UCM. There are many opportunities that can accommodate your interests, passions, and busy schedules.
Easy Ways to Volunteer in the New Year
1. Volunteer at the Back Porch Thrift Store.
Our thrift store located at Sacramento Shopping Center on Richmond Highway is open 7 days a week until 6.30 pm. We always need reliable volunteers (age 18 and older) and can accommodate your busy schedule. Volunteer assignments include helping to sort donated items, organize inventory, and stock the shelves. Helping out at the store is a critical but easy way to earn community service hours.
This can be a great opportunity for a young family and can be as simple or as complex as you’d like it to be. It can be as simple as designing a flyer, distributing in your neighborhood or posting online, collecting the donations at a central site, and delivering to UCM at a scheduled time. The pantry always needs non-perishable food items. We especially appreciate donations of heart-healthy food, such as low-sale canned vegetables, low-sugar cereal, and whole grain pastas. (And we welcome monetary donations to purchase food too, with our partner discounts.)
Learn how to host a Food or other collection drive >>
3. Do you love babies and young children?
Volunteer at the UCM Early Learning Center as a teacher assistant or to read to our PreK classes, for example. We have flexible hours to accommodate your busy schedule, at your convenience.
View opportunities to volunteer with children
4. Do you enjoy volunteering with your friends?
- Operate the Food Pantry for a day or afternoon with your colleagues or other group.
- Volunteer as a group at the Back Porch helping to sort donated items, organize inventory, and stock the shelves.
- Contact us about opportunities to help at one of our events or community food drives
Visit our Volunteer webpage to learn how you can make a difference helping with these and other short- and long-term opportunities for individuals and groups of all ages. Then sign up for an Orientation, or email our Volunteer Coordinator April Love.
(UCM E-news Jan. 2017)