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Services can help your group reach out to your community and make
a tangible difference by volunteering with United Way’s nonprofit
Nonprofits rely on volunteers, and companies that provide
volunteer opportunities do better business and boost employee
Whether your group is large or small, we can connect you
to volunteer opportunities that address vital issues in our
• Working directly with program participants in United Way
• Helping at a children’s program
• Lending your special and professional skills to meet
• Improving nonprofit facilities by building or painting a
• Hosting a workplace drive to fulfill needs like food, diapers,
toiletries and more
• Preparing or distributing supply baskets for people in need
A group of volunteers from Payless Shoe Source volunteered with
the Folsom Thrift Store of Snowline Hospice. Volunteers worked in
the donation center, sorting, organizing and pricing items to be
sold as well as various other tasks. The Thrift Store supports
the operation of United Way certified partner Snowline
A team of volunteers from Allied/Nationwide came together
recently to help out United Way certified partner Next Move with preparing for
Thanksgiving at the Next Move Family Shelter. The group helped
organize food in the pantry and moved the supplies for upcoming
meals before putting on their hair nets and preparing and serving
lunch for the day to the families staying in the shelter.
A team of volunteers made up of FirstService Residential
employees spread all throughout the region came together to help
with a painting project at United Way certified partner Children’s
Receiving Home. The leader of the group learned about
Children’s Receiving Home through the 2013 United Way Day of
Caring, saw the need for additional projects and worked with
United Way Volunteer Services to plan a time to make it happen.
Volunteers from Zurich stepped up to give back their time at the
Folsom Thrift Store of Snowline Hospice. Volunteers worked in the
donation center, sorting, organizing and pricing items to be
sold. The Thrift Store supports the operation of United Way
certified partner Snowline
A group of volunteers from CoBank stepped up to help with
some much needed yard maintenance at the Senior Safe House of
Volunteers of America. The group arrived, received a tour of
the facility and learned more about the organization. Next, thety
got right got right to work trimming flowers, hedges and raking
leaves in this park like setting designed to be a peaceful and
safe location for seniors.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers and supporters! Due
to an overwhelming response, this event is now full!
In true holiday tradition, United Way’s Women in Philanthropy
program is collecting holiday gifts and stockings for foster
youth, and this year we are teaming up with United Way’s Emerging
We are hosting a heartwarming wrapping and stuffing party on
December 5. We will stuff stockings with goodies, wrap presents,
organize gifts and write personal notes for foster youth.
This will be the first time Women in Philanthropy and Emerging
Leaders are co-hosting an event, so don’t miss out on a great
opportunity to network with members from each group!
Complimentary appetizers and refreshments will be
Volunteers from H.B. Fuller organized a volunteer opportunity
with United Way certified partner Kids First as part of the
annual H.B. Fuller global “Make a Difference Day.” Kids First
recently moved into a new space in downtown Roseville and the
building needed some major painting updates, cabinet upgrades and
some storage areas organized. Team leads came out weeks ahead of
time to take measurements and get the information needed to get
all paint and supplies purchased before the big day.
A team of volunteers from UPS came together recently to help out
United Way certified partner Next Move with the garden in
the back of the shelter by helping to clean and build additional
beds. The team worked so fast, they were also able to accomplish
painting of the day room at the shelter where families spend
their time together.
Volunteers from Ricoh visited United Way certified partner
Developmental Disabilities Service Organization (DDSO) to
help with some maintenance in the organizations community garden.
DDSO provides training that supports adults with developmental
disabilities to realize their life choices in the areas of
personal growth, employment, learning , community involvement,
and the arts.
A group of volunteers made up of the “Fashion Board” from
Nordstrom Arden came together to accomplish some much needed
donation sorting and storage clean up at the Family Shelter of
Volunteers of America. The group arrived, received a tour of
the facility and learned more about the organization.
Volunteers from Gulfstream Aerospace helped improve the outside
of one of the group homes of Koinonia Homes for
Teens recently. Volunteers tackled projects such as
installing sod in an area that had recently been cleared out by
other volunteers and other various tasks around the outside of
the home. The best part was the presence of the teens in the
program working alongside the volunteers.
Volunteers from UPS came out to volunteer with United Way
certified partner River City Food
Bank. After learning more about the organization from staff
and participating in a brief orientation, volunteers served as
personal shoppers for clients, responsible for meeting each new
client and taking them through the food line and picking out the
appropriate number of food items for their family. Other
volunteers worked to sort through donated items and stock the
shelves of food to be distributed to families in the coming days.
Recently, a team of twenty made up of UPS employees and their
families came out bright and early to lend a few hours of their
Saturday to Senior Gleaners, a
United Way certified nonprofit partner. Senior Gleaners supplies
food and household products to 135 charities who distribute the
food to the needy in our region.
A team of volunteers from Nordstrom Rack Arden came together
recently to help out United Way certified partner Next Move with preparing lunch
at the Next Move Family Shelter. The group helped organize food
in the pantry and moved the supplies for upcoming meals before
putting on their hair nets and preparing and serving lunch for
the day to the families staying in the shelter. The group had
fun, learned about the organization and met some wonderful people
along the way.
Volunteers from Nordstrom Roseville and Nordstrom Rack Roseville
helped improve the outside of one of the group homes of Koinonia
Homes for teens recently. Volunteers tackled such projects as
raking, picking up leaves, trimming hedges, pulling weeds,
sweeping, gutter clean out, preparing for new sod, working in the
vegetable garden and many other tasks!
At Wellspring, both groups helped serve breakfast to women and
children in the Oak Park community. Volunteers helped prepare and
serve the meals to guests, in addition to having friendly
conversations and getting to know people coming through the
doors. At Habitat for Humanity, volunteers helped in the ReStore
warehouse, keeping busy sorting, organizing, stocking and pricing
donated items such as gently used appliances, furniture and
A group of volunteers from Principal Funds stepped up to give
back their time at the Folsom Thrift Store of Snowline Hospice.
Volunteers worked in the donation center, sorting, organizing and
pricing items to be sold. The Thrift Store supports the operation
of United Way certified partner Snowline
Recently, a group of volunteers made up of UPS employees
volunteered their time at United Way certified nonprofit partner
Bank. The group arrived motivated to help tackle some of the
problems with hunger in Placer County. In 2012 alone, Placer Food
Bank distributed 5.9 million pounds of food.
30 volunteers from FedEx recently came together to help out
Food Bank & Family Services over two days of service as
part of the annual FedEx Cares Week. The first group worked at
the organization’s Oak Park facility sorting food that will
eventually be used for the mobile food distribution program and
others helped sort donations in the clothing program.
The second group worked at the mobile food distribution program
in a neighborhood in North Sacramento helping to set-up the
“community festival” ambiance of the mobile food distribution
site and be trained in how to distribute the food to clients.
Both groups had a great time together while giving back and
learning about how they can help the needs of our community.
Recently, a team of Care Innovations employees from the Roseville
site volunteered at United Way certified partner the Senior L.I.F.E Center
in Loomis, making and serving a nutritious lunch of penne pasta
bolognese, caesar salad, garlic bread, and dessert for
approximately 50 hungry seniors.
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