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Community Service

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

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. For more information, contact the Community Engagement Center.

Want to Volunteer?

If you would like the CEC to help coordinate a volunteer opportunity for your group, please follow the link below and complete the form.

Community service can take many forms, from volunteering to working on projects.

The CEC provides Sac State students with opportunities to work in the Sacramento region. Be one of the thousands of students who volunteer at hundreds of organizations throughout the Sacramento region and beyond.

Student Volunteer Survey

Alternative Break

Are you a Sac State student looking for a different kind of winter/spring break experience?

Alternative Break offers opportunities for students to volunteer with local, community-based organizations to help strengthen communities, improve lives, and transform their own lives in the process.

Alternative Break is a flexible commitment! Participation is voluntary and students can choose to work either one day or all week, depending on availability. All majors and experience levels welcome.

Student Volunteer Leaders and Ambassador

The Community Engagement Center's Volunteer Ambassador and Student Volunteer Leaders program strives to provide students with the leadership experience necessary to work alongside community partners and create frequent volunteer opportunities for Sac State students.

  • Connect with the Sacramento community while making a difference
  • Make new friends! Meet others with similar interests
  • Be part of a supportive team
  • Build rapport and connections to community organizations
  • Develop leadership and professional skills

Meet the 2021-2022 Student Volunteer Leaders

Semester Long Volunteers

The Community Engagement Center is launching a new 10-week volunteer program for Sac State students! This program will give you the opportunity to get hands-on experience working with community groups and with their constituents directly. This semester long commitment is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and to learn about the problems facing our community and be able to work to address those problems in their lives and careers after college.

For spring 2022 volunteers will serve and work closely with these local organizations:

  • River City Food Bank – Help distribute meals to families in need and learn about food insecurity in your community while having an immediate, positive impact on someone’s day.