California Volunteers, Office of the Governor
California's official page showing ways to safely help their community during these times, including:
- Deliver meals
- Donate to a shelter or food bank
- Volunteer at a food bank
- Support nonprofits
- Wellness checks
- Create hygiene kits
- Donate blood
The site provides a location where you can search for volunteer opportunities where you live. Simply type in the City you are interested in serving in, and a list of available volunteer opportunities will display. The following are some examples:
- Blessing in a Backpack Food Drive
- Diaper & Wipe Drive
- Donate Blood (several opportunities)
- Help Serve Refreshments
- Homemade Masks and PPE for Food Locker, UC Davis, and others
- Hygiene Products for FCUSD Students
- Sanitizer Fulfillment
River City Christian
River City Christian and the Rancho Cordova Interfaith Council have teamed up to collect food and sanitizers to benefit two important groups in our community:
- Blessings in a Backpack, providing weekend food for needy students
- Mather Veterans Village, secure housing for homeless veterans
Drive up and drop off times at River City Christian:
- Saturday, April 25, 9-11 a.m.
- Saturday, May 2, 9-11 a.m.
- Saturday, May 9, 9-11 a.m.
10933 Progress Court, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
Sacramento City Unified School District
SCUSD is currently looking for volunteers who would like to help distribute meals at their school sites while their schools are closed. Please note that they are looking for volunteers that are healthy and under the age of 65 (e. g. no underlying health conditions and no symptoms for cold or flu including cough and fever under 100 degrees). Volunteers must also be comfortable and able to interact with students and families.
Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services
If interested in volunteering, please go to their volunteer website or call their office. They work with over 200 partner agencies, including the Rancho Cordova Food Locker.
1951 Bell Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95838
Sewing washable masks for Rancho Cordova Food Locker and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society
Calling all crafters. We need your help making washable face masks. The Rancho Cordova Food Locker and Sierra Sacramento Valley Medical Society have asked for 200 washable face masks for their volunteers and staff to use while distributing food and medical supplies to our community.
Completed masks may be dropped off at the Rancho Cordova Food Locker, 10497 Coloma Road on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 1:20 p.m. Check out this video from Rancho Cordova resident and physician Dr. Margaret E. Parsons, with tips on how to make your mask.
Helpful hints and patterns can also be found here.