Civic Engagement Assignment Volunteer Contacts


Remember that you can volunteer for any group related to politics or government (clear it with me). You need to do at least 8 hours total -- those hours could be split between 2 or more groups, but are usually better spent with a single group. You are responsible for contacting organizations and explaining why you are calling and how much work you are able/ willing to do.  This list may grow with time.


Organizations that have agreed to take student volunteers:




CSUS Student Government:

Director of Office of Governmental Affairs

Associated Students Inc.

(916) 278-3924


Lobby Corps/ Student elections:

Brandon Sisk,







League of Women Voters


(non-partisan clean and open government group) League of Women Voters of Sacramento County.

Contact is Cheryll Moore

Projects the LWV needs you for:

*They will be doing a series of forums (sort of like debates) and they need a few students at each to help. If you want to do those, you need to show up 30 minutes before for orientation and ask for Cheryll.The details are here.


*Help with making follow up phone calls to candidates to remind them about participating in the online Smart Voter voter education project. May take 2-4 hours.


*They also need someone to help with posting League forums/events online at various community calendars.


*They are doing an election night project with KCRA TV, where they answer phones to answer viewer election questions. To volunteer for this, call Carol Moon Goldberg (916)684-4622 


Initiative Campaigns

No on Prop. 23 Contact: Morgan Velarde, 805-405-8853,



Jerry Brown for Governor Go to the website to sign up:

The local sacramento contact can be e-mailed here:


Ami Bera for U.S. Congress campaign. Contact: Brian Wang
Field Organizer
Office: (916) 302-4642
Mobile: (626) 512-2249

Flyer here


Patrick Kennedy for Sacramento City Council

Contact: or Veronica Perez at or or 916-509-0986

Barbara Boxer for United States Senate -- sign up here:


Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D) Sacramento

is also accepting interns. Call and ask for the internship coordinator (it changes depending on who is in the office) Sacramento, CA Office

Robert T. Matsui United States Courthouse

501 I Street, Suite 12-600

Sacramento, CA 95814

p: 916.498.5600


Sacramento Democrats

Sam Catalano

CA Democratic Party - Sacramento Office

1401 21st Street, Suite 200

Sacramento, California 95811

(916) 442-5707 phone

(916) 442-5715 fax


Sacramento Progressive Alliance (on campus)


Ryan Arba for Arden-Arcade City Council
	916-856-0702 or 916-236-8672

You can look for other members at and find members to call as well.


5th Assembly District, Richard Pan. Contact:

Matt Ward - Field Director
(916) 798-0069 (cell)
(916) 640-2010 (office)

The 5th Assembly District extends from Granite Bay and the City of Folsom, southwest across Orangevale, Foothill Farms, further south to Arden-Arcade, Fair Oaks and the CSUS and La Riviera communities; finally, extending north along the eastern boundary of the American River, across McClellan Park and Sac Robla ending in Natomas and the Sacramento Metropolitan Airport. The population of the district is 423,401.
Dr. Richard Pan is a Pediatrician and Educator, practicing in the UC Davis Children's Hospital.


Joan Buchanan for Assembly (Elk Grove area) |
Joan Buchanan for Assembly (916)-529-6035



This is a list of various Sacramento Area Republican groups that need volunteers. It includes the CSUS College Republicans.


CA Republican Party - Sacramento Office

1201 K. Street #740

Sacramento, CA 95814


916.448.9497 fax


Carly Fiorina for United States Senate. Sign up on the website:


Meg Whitman for California Governor. Sign up at the website:



You can look for other members at and find members to call as well.





(look for work related to government or politics)


Environmental Council of Sacramento


Hands on Sacramento has volunteer opportunities and organizations listed by "policy area." So you can browse through there and find things you like.