Protecting the Environment
American River Parkway Foundation
Description: ARPF supports the preservation, protection, enhancement and appreciation of the American River Parkway through environmental stewardship and volunteer programs.
Volunteer Opportunities: River clean-ups, removing invasive plants, Oak Grove maintenance and special events
Min Age: all ages, 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult
Contact Person: Meghan Kane
Address: 5700 Arden Way, Carmichael, CA 95608
Social Media: Facebook www.facebook.com/ARParkway
Prerequisite: Must have a signed liability waiver
Breathe CA of Sacramento
Description: Works towards cleaning the air through a variety of local clean air programs, and supports organizations that are also working to improve air quality in our communities.
Volunteer Opportunities: Become a member of the Youth Advisory Board, See movies for free and help counter the glamorization of tobacco in film by participating in our Thumbs Up! Thumbs Down! Project, Conduct the A.I.R. Project on your school campus
Min. Age: 14
Contact: Raquel Lopez
Phone: (916) 444-5900 ext. 208
Address: 909 12th Street, Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814
Prerequisites: Fill out application
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Description: Dedicated to creating a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of the natural and cultural resources in the Sacramento region.
Volunteer Opportunities: Animal Care Assistant, Nature Day Camps (no longer called “Vacation Day Camps,”), and Special Events
Min Age: 14
Contact Person: Jamie Washington, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (916) 489-4918
Address: located in Ancil Hoffman Park, Carmichael, CA 95609
Social Media: Facebook
Prerequisite: Must attend a volunteer orientation. Training may be included depending on task.
Keep California Beautiful
Description: Its mission is to ignite individual, community and corporate responsibility and pride through active resource conservation and waste minimization to enhance California's beauty for generations to come.
Volunteer Opportunities: Highway pickup, park beautification and recycling programs
Min Age: 14
Address: 1822 Sacramento, CA 95811
Social Media: Facebook www.facebook.com/KeepCaliforniaBeautiful Twitter: @keepcabeautiful
Sacramento Area Community Garden Coalition
Description of Organization: Provides community gardening and community greening projects.
Volunteer Opportunities: Weeding, garden maintenance and other projects as they are available
Min. Age: 12
Contact Person: Bill Maynard
Prerequisites: Fill out waiver
Sacramento Tree Foundation
Description: The Sacramento Tree Foundation is a nonprofit organization working to grow healthy, livable communities in the Sacramento region by building the best regional urban forest in the nation. We are leading the effort to plant 5 million trees in the Sacramento region. We do this by encouraging people to plant, volunteer and learn about trees.
Volunteer Opportunities: Tree planting, tree care, and internships
Min Age: 6 years of age
Contact Person: Meredith Holkeboer
Address: 191 Lathrop Way, Suite D Sacramento CA 95822
Social Media: Facebook: www.facebook.com/sactree
Description: The mission of Tree Davis is to expand and enhance the urban forest of Davis by teaching our community to plant and care for trees.
Volunteer Opportunities: Tree planting, tree care, tree monitoring. Check out other opportunities under “volunteer” at www.treedavis.org.
Min Age: 15 and under with adult supervision.
Contact Person: Keith McAleer
Phone: (530) 758-7337
Address: 203 F St., #A, Davis, CA 95616
Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tree-Davis/54682344026,