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Volunteer With UCP

UCP of Sacramento and Northern California provides programs and services to individuals with a wide range of developmental disabilities. Volunteering is important at UCP, as it offers essential help providing with direct and indirect services, and the wider community. We rely on the generosity of volunteers in order to help children and adults with developmental disabilities live a life without limits.

Why Volunteer?
It feels good! Volunteering is mutually beneficial for you and UCP. While helping UCP programs and services you will have many opportunities to build your skill sets.  If you are not sure about a particular area or have lots of interests, volunteering in different areas can help you decide what you like. Volunteering positions are a great way to meet people and create a positive relationship with other community members.

If you're looking for...

Direct Service Opportunities

If you're looking for...

Indirect Service Opportunities

Recreational activities

Support staff with watching, playing, and ensuring safety of participants 

Host minimum of 1 activity per month (IE kayaking, soccer, white water rafting, Skiing, attending plays) 

Summer Camps

Kids Camp, Adult Camp, Family Camps
3-4 days/overnight
Provide “Camp Counselor” support 

Events

  • Fundraising events
  • Set-up, during event, and clean-up shifts available.
    • Set-up- Help prepping for event, decorating, working with vendors, taking direction, organizing materials.
    • During Event- working at a station, engaging with donors, helping run errands, working with other volunteers and staff to make sure event goes smoothly.
    • Post Event- cleaning up, loading materials and décor into vehicles, making sure items go where/with who they need to go (in the case of an auction/raffle).

UCP Tabling

Going to Non-Profit, Fundraising, and Service Provider Tabling events to share information about UCP and answer questions. Involves talking to people, learning about UCP programs in order to be knowledgeable when representing UCP, and feel comfortable initiating conversation.

Interested in Volunteering?

Learn How to Volunteer with UCP!

STEP 1

Attend a UCP Information Session

If you are on the fence about whether you want to volunteer with UCP, or if you have already filled out an interest form and want to know what next — attend a UCP Information Session! This step is mandatory if you would like to volunteer with UCP in any capacity. During this session, you will learn more about UCP of Sacramento and Northern California, our programs and services offered, and more details about our volunteer opportunities.

Location: 4350 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95841
Dates and Times: 
Thursday, February 23, 2023 – 5:30pm – 6:30pm 

Sign up today! Sign up HERE

STEP 2

Fill Out Volunteer Interest Form

If you continue scrolling down this page, you will find our Volunteer Interest form. Please fill out the form with your accurate contact information as staff will use that to reach out with next steps. In this application, you will highlight your areas of interest, whether or not you want to volunteer directly, indirectly, or both.

If applying to volunteer directly with programs, you will need to complete a background check and supplementary interview with the program’s manager. 

STEP 3

Staff Will Reach Out

Depending on your area of interest, a staff member will reach out with more questions or next steps.

Once you have been interviewed and approved to volunteer there will be training you will need to complete. All training is done virtually. 

For Direct Service volunteers, in additional to volunteering you will need to clear a background check. 

Once you are cleared, you will receive access to our Volunteer Portal where you can access upcoming volunteer opportunities and keep up to date with UCP!

STEP 4

Start Volunteering!

Once you have talked to a staff member, you will receive access to our Volunteer Portal. On this page, you will be able to view and sign up for upcoming opportunities and learn more about what is coming up.

Thank you for volunteering with UCP! We are so excited to welcome you into the UCP of Sacramento and Northern California family and look forward to working with you at programs and events!

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