Sac State Volunteers is a community service program open to the campus community.  Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are invited to take part in local, single, or multi-day service projects throughout the year! 

There are many benefits to volunteering.  It can be an inspiring experience for both those who participate and those positively affected by service!  Volunteering allows you to explore interests, develop skills, interact with new people and build friendships, while increasing self-esteem.  Studies show volunteering can also improve your mental health and emotional stability, promote longevity, and keep you active.  All you need to create an impact is an open mind, positive attitude, and motivation to help others!

"Volunteering saves lives, both the lives of the people you help and yours. When you invest the time and energy to volunteer, you are investing in yourself just as much as in the causes you support."

Have more questions? Feel free to contact us at (916) 278-4610 or at



Our Events

The Community Engagement Center recruits Sac State students, faculty, staff and alumni in various community services activities throughout the year.

We have recruited volunteers to participate in harvesting fruit to donate to local food banks, planting gardens in neighborhoods that lack access to fresh food, painting homes in undeserved, underrepresented communites, and registering people to vote in low-voter turnout communities.

Student picks citrus from tree for Harvest Sacramento eventHarvest Sacramento is an event when Sac State Volunteers aid in harvesting seasonal fruit throughout Sacramento neighborhoods.  The fruits are then distributed to local food banks.  

Student looks on at River City Food Bank truckRiver City Food Bank is an event when Sac State Volunteers helped to distribute food to hundreds of families in the Sacramento area.  

Students work together to paint a housePaint the Town is an annual event held by NeighborWorks.  Sac State volunteers come together and help restore Sacramento neighborhoods, making them beautfiul.  

To view archived event albums, click here.

If you are a community partner interested in promoting your volunteer opportunities to Sac State students, please contact the Community Engagment Center at or call (916) 278-4610.

Please note, we typically do not recruit volunteers to participate in political fundraisers/events or the endorsement of public officials/candidates.