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Volunteer Opportunities

We, along with our community partners, are always looking for volunteers to help with events and special projects. Your time and care are equally beneficial as a financial donation.

We’re beginning to recruit volunteers for the 2022 PIT Count, which will be a 2-night event in late January to assess the prevalence of homelessness in Sacramento. This event occurs every 2 years and its success is due to the incredible involvement from a vast volunteer network. Scroll for more details!

Many people think of volunteering or giving back during the holiday season, but volunteers are needed year-round. 

If you have reservations about working directly with people experiencing homelessness, there are many additional volunteer needs outside of the typical serving food or helping in service centers.  


General Volunteer Requirements

  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years old to participate. Youth younger than 16 must volunteer with an adult.
  • Volunteers under 18 must have signed parental consent.



2022 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count

The Sacramento CoC conducts a HUD-mandated unsheltered PIT Count every other year, which provides valuable data on the prevalence of unsheltered homelessness, as well as trends in subpopulation demographics such as veteran status, chronic homelessness, and transition age youth over time. We’re beginning to plan for a PIT Count in late January and to recruit volunteers to support us with activities before, during, and after the event.

We’re also working to ensure this is a safe and meaningful opportunity for our community volunteers to engage in, especially as COVID-19 mandates change and as our PIT Count teams explore Sacramento’s unincorporated areas.

We highly encourage you to join us again if you’ve volunteered at a previous count and to share this event widely with others who may be interested. If you do decide to join us, please make sure to select “PIT Count” when asked about how you’d like to get involved so we can send you updates. We hope you’ll join us!



Share your interests and availability with us!

While there are no available internal opportunities yet, we’re working with our large network of community partners to identify volunteer needs and gaps. If you are an individual seeking volunteer opportunities, please take a few minutes to complete this brief volunteer registration form

If you are an agency seeking volunteer support, we’d also like to work with you to identify cross-community volunteer needs and gaps. Please take a few minutes to complete this brief volunteer opportunity form.

Please contact Kathreen Daria, Volunteer & Training Coordinator at for questions.

We sincerely appreciate your time and support!