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Calling All Volunteers: Opportunities to Help Out – Part 2

Sienna Rodriguez

With careers right around the corner, it might be helpful to get some experience in. A great way to develop customer service skills, responsibility, and credibility is to volunteer! The Granite Bay area has plenty of options to choose from.

Take your skills to the next level with these local non-profit organizations:

My Mother’s Voice (MMV)
Everyone needs a helping hand once in a while. My Mother’s Voice, or MMV, is a group that supports families struggling with education, healthcare, and enrichment activities. You can help out inside and outside their classrooms. MMV offers volunteer positions as mentors, third party events coordinators, and everything in between.

Volunteering is listed on their website, My Mother’s Voice.

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Save the American River Association (SARA)
No, not your neighbor from across the street named Sara. Save the American River Association, or SARA, is a non-profit organization that protects the wildlife and its habitat, the American River Parkway. You can volunteer with land-use and water committees or use your voice to help advocate for the safety of nature.
Volunteering is listed on their website, SARA.

Friends of the Roseville Public Library
Now this is a friend group you may want to think about joining. The Friends of the Roseville Public Library is an all-volunteer organization that accepts all ages, skills and commitments. “I’ve been in love with the library since I was five. I just love libraries. I love books,” Terry Oliver, manager of book sales, said. “To volunteer, you need to… show up when you have your shift. 80% of success in life is showing up.” Volunteers can help using any skills they have in stocking books, books sales, and more.

Volunteering is listed on their website, Friends of the Roseville Public Library.

Placer Food Bank (PFB)
Feed our communities with the Placer Food bank. In 1970, a small service for low-income individuals popped up in Roseville, California. Now, the PFB is an organization part of a nation-wide network. “Volunteers help us at our warehouse sorting and packaging the food that [we distribute] to folks…they also help us at our distribution events, handing the food to [people] when they come through,” Grace Wakelee-Lynch, manager of volunteers and programs, said. Volunteers are recommended to apply in advance for this opportunity to support those less fortunate.

Volunteering is listed on their website. Placer Food Bank.

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Do you want to cure cancer one day? A good way to start your path is with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, or LLS. They have invested nearly 1.6 billion dollars into advancing treatment plans for all types of blood cancer. LLS has plenty of options for volunteers to choose from, from campaigns to helping local communities.

Volunteering is listed on their website, Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Sacramento.

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Sienna Rodriguez
Sienna Rodriguez, Assistant Editor
Sienna is a junior and Assistant Entertainment Editor. This is her third year on the Gazette staff.

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