HISP students must complete five
community service hours each quarter
during the school year. See
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
This page is updated often; check back periodically to learn more about newly
The following organizations compile
and publicize numerous volunteer
opportunities throughout the Sacramento
How to Choose the Best Volunteering
Volunteer Opportunities—Division for
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
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.
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.
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.
Land Park Volunteer Corps
Details: Meet in William Land
Park behind Fairytale Town.
More Information: Contact
Craig Powell, Lead Coordinator,
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
Prerequisites: RSVP for each
event by contacting the Food Access
Dominic Allamano, Food Access
Soil Born Farms Urban Agriculture
Project, (530) 204-8082
Serve Sunday Breakfast at the
Volunteers help with busing,
resetting, and cleaning
Dates/Times: Every Sunday
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
Marilyn Facha at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call
916 428-0952. 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