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Volunteer week is coming up and we have a lot of exciting opportunities lined up. Sign-up for a volunteer opportunity that interests you! Space is limited for some events, so be sure to sign-up right away. Once we get your information, we’ll get back to you with the details.

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Don’t have time during volunteer week? We have amazing volunteer opportunities all year long! If you’re looking to volunteer or do more of it, we have volunteer opportunities that can fit any time commitment, from mentoring kids in out of school program to lending a hand at one of our food pantries.  To see ongoing volunteer opportunities, check us out on volunteermatch.org

Thursday, APRIL 11 – Diggin’ It With Us!

Colonia San Martin: 7271 Florin Mall Dr, Sacramento CA 95823

Project: PLOT YOURSELF IN OUR GARDEN!

Nature plays an important role in a senior’s physical, social/emotional, and cognitive well-being. Helping residents at Colonia San Martin attain the resources and extra hands needed for a Garden Project is an enrichment opportunity designed to promote healthy eating, and encourage outdoor exercise for residents in the community.

Volunteers are needed to ready the garden for the season so everything from weeding, preparing soil, and planting seeds with children.

Afterward, catch your breath and replenish with dinner and Mercy SWAG.Time: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 10 people

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Friday, APRIL 12 – Create a Teen Space!

Gleason Park: 605 E Church St, Stockton, CA 95203

Project: Come ready to organize and make some magic happen! Gleason Park Apartments needs your help organizing materials we have on hand, and designing a warm and welcoming space for teen residents who are enrolled in the after school program. Let’s create a safe learning environment together!

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 2-4  people

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Tuesday, April 9 – Creating a New Space!

Kennedy Estates: 6501 Elder Creek Rd, Sacramento, CA 95824

Project: Roll up your sleeves and get ready to flex your organizational skills. Kennedy Estates is doing a tidy-up project.  Volunteers will need to help sort after school program equipment to enhance the after school program space. After all the tidying is done, help prep the new space by giving it a good clean.

Afterward, catch your breath and replenish with some refreshments and Mercy SWAG.

Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 2-4 people

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Tuesday, April 9 – READY TO SPROUT!

Kennedy Estates: 6501 Elder Creek Rd, Sacramento, CA 95824

Project: 2 garden boxes at Kennedy Estates belongs to the after school program for children K-12th grade. Nature plays an important role in a child’s physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development. Helping children at Kennedy Estates in a Garden Project is an enrichment opportunity that enhances outdoor curriculum designed to promote healthy eating, and encourage outdoor exercise for children in urban communities.

Volunteers are needed to ready the garden for the season so everything from weeding, preparing soil, and planting seeds with children.

Afterward, catch your breath and replenish with some refreshments and Mercy SWAG.

Time: 3:00pm-5:30pm
Volunteers Needed: 1-2 people

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Thursday, APRIL 11 –Do it for the Kicks!

Crossroad Gardens: 7322 Florin Woods Dr, Sacramento, CA 95823

Project: There is nothing more exciting than an old-school game of soccer. So dust off those sneakers for an afternoon full of energy and lots of excitement with the kids of Crossroad Gardens Out-Of-School Time program. Afterward, catch your breath with refreshments of your choice and help the kids get crafty with a fun art project or two!

Time: 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 2 – 12 people (Great for large groups!)

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Wednesday, April 10 – Make Friends with a Book!

Mercy Village Folsom: 1160 Duchow Way, Folsom, CA 95630

Project: Through story-time, help children improve their reading skills and increase their confidence and develop a love of learning and reading. Save time afterward for fun with the kiddos too! Utilize your creativity for teaching kids to make slime, crafts or an art project! Afterward, replenish with some refreshments and Mercy SWAG.

 

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 2 people

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 10 – Take a Special Route!

Grizzly Hollow: 805 Elk Hills Drive Galt, CA 95632

Project: Our food bank could use your help! The food bank is heavily utilized, which often makes it difficult for staff to transport, move and distribute alone. Join us and roll up your sleeves to organize and help with food pick-up and delivery. Afterward, catch your breath and replenish with some refreshments and Mercy SWAG. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.

Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 2 people

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FRIDAY, April 12 – Partner with us for a GARDEN Project!

Creekview Manor: 1720 Creekside Dr, Folsom, CA 95630

Project: PLOT YOURSELF IN OUR GARDEN!  Help us to give our garden a facelift and add some garden boxes.

Nature plays an important role in a senior’s physical, social/emotional, and cognitive well-being. Helping senior residents at Creekview attain the resources and extra hands needed for a Garden Project is an enrichment opportunity designed to promote healthy eating, and encourage outdoor exercise for seniors in the Folsom community.

Supplies and volunteers are needed to ready the garden for the season so everything from weeding, trash pickup, planting flowers and constructing garden boxes will be tackled. Afterward, catch your breath and replenish with some refreshments and Mercy SWAG.

Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 1-10 people (This is a great workplace volunteer opportunity!)

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Monday, APRIL 8 – Food with Difference!

Heritage Homes: 243 Rey St, San Francisco, CA 94134

Project: Our food bank could use your help! Our weekly food bank is well utilized and we could use some extra hands. Join us and roll up your sleeves to help with set up, distribution and breakdown. Afterward, catch your breath and replenish with some refreshments and Mercy SWAG.

Time: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 2 people

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Tuesday, APRIL 9 and Thursday APRIL 11 – Senior Lunch!

The Arbor:

Project: Help with the weekly meal service at The Arbor. This program helps seniors save on food costs and provides access to healthy afternoon meals that they may not otherwise have. Receive training on safe food handling practices and what to expect. Assist staff with light food prep and service. Afterward, join us for refreshments and Mercy SWAG!

Time: 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 1-2 people

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Saturday, APRIL 13 – AIN’T NO PARTY LIKE A BREAKFAST PARTY!

White Rock Village: 2200 Valley View Pkwy, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762

Project: Think… Ace of Cakes, and put a PAN in it! We’re asking you to join us in feeding and serving our friends in the White Rock Village community. Afterward, plan to stay for refreshments and some Mercy SWAG!

Time: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Volunteers Needed: 5-10 people

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Monday, APRIL 8 – Feed the Need!

Carter Terrace: 530 Carter St, San Francisco, CA 94134

Project: Our food bank could use your help with picking up food from a distribution site and helping to deliver and distribute it to the residents of Carter Terrace. Our weekly food bank is well utilized and we could use some extra hands. Join us and roll up your sleeves to help with pick-up, set up, distribution and breakdown. Afterward, catch your breath and replenish with some refreshments and Mercy SWAG. Mileage reimbursement will be provided.

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