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As volunteer managers and leaders, we are in the forefront of community response to the pandemic. We know that we are being asked to do a lot but are confident in the abilities of all to provide direction and leadership. 

During this time DOVIA Sacramento encourages you to remain in contact with your volunteers, especially if your organization is not able to operate. Recognize your volunteers virtually. Share this list of resources with them and encourage those who can to volunteer in whatever way they feel safe.

Please send your suggested additional resources to

Volunteer Redeployment and Reconstitution: Tools and Strategies
June 9, 2020 DOVIA Sacramento Zoom Meeting Materials
Redeployment and Reconstitution: Mandates and Models
Redeployment and Reconstitution: Plan. Do. Check. Act.
Redeployment and Reconstitution: Virtual Work and Volunteers

July 9, 2020 DOVIA Sacramento Zoom Virtual Networking Event Materials

9July2020_DOVIA Sacramento Reconstitution Update.pdf

Michelle Nguyen-Tran Yoga Teacher.pdf

Providing Volunteer Internships and Community Service During COVID 19

September 10, 2020 DOVIA Sacramento Virtual Event Materials


  1. Schools are ready and able to send volunteer intern/community students - either virtually or in-person.
  2. Agencies are not ready to receive volunteer intern/community service students - either virtually or in-person.
  3. Many agencies do not have the technical skills and/or resources to support virtual volunteer assignments.
  4. Out of necessity, teachers and professors are lifting internship and community service requirements from their curriculums.
  5. Agencies are focusing on bringing back staff (laid off/furloughed), students with mandated internship educational requirements, paid interns, volunteer interns, traditional volunteers, then high school that order.  
  6. High school students, especially this fall, should focus on volunteer mutual aid activities.
  7. Assignments that are administrative in nature (ex. Finance, Communications, Social Media, Event Planning, Information Technology) lend themselves better to virtual volunteer internships and community service, and, remote leadership/supervision.
  8. Food banks have a great need for in-person volunteers.
  9. Others on the call described currently using in-person interns (hospice, museum) or have in-person opportunities (faith community).
  10. For further information or help, contact us at

School Information and Resources

Sacramento State University Community Engagement Center
15 Best Practices for Internship Programs/National Association of Colleges and Employers
CA Intern Network
American River College Internships and Career Services

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference October 17, 2020

Other Resources Internships, Volunteering, Mutual Aid Groups, and Jobs

Team Giving

California Center for Civic Participation: Avenue to Civic Action Program for High School Students

Working and Volunteering Virtually
Hub Spot Academy: Free Remote Leadership Training
Jayne Cravens: Virtual Volunteering Workshop for Points of Light Conference 2020

Jayne Cravens: Virtual Volunteering Wiki

Jayne Cravens: The Last Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

SANS: Work-From-Home Security Awareness Kit

Virtual Meetings
Parliamentary Procedures: Sample Rules and Resources for Electronic Meetings

Free Training on Zoom Website

Matchbox Virtual Media

Haute Dokimazo: An Ebook on Creating and Delivering Content for Remote Audiences

Icebreaker: Guided Games for Virtual Events

Facilit8me: Virtual Meeting Facilitation Toolbox

Amanda Kaiser: Online Speakers Training Series

Espeakers: Find Top-Rated Online Speakers for Your Virtual Event

Eshow: Event Management Solutions

Volunteer Opportunities

The Regional Center for Volunteerism, HandsOn Sacramento
California Volunteers
The Sacramento Medical Reserve Corps
California HealthCorps

211 Community Service Information and Referral

COVID-19 Government Mandates

Sacramento County COVID-19 Information

California State: Cal/OSHA and Statewide Industry Guidance on COVID-19

California State: Roadmap to Recovery

California State: Employer Playbook for Safe Reopening_24July2020

California State: Blueprint for a Safer Economy

City of Sacramento: COVID Relief Resources/Funding/Information

City of Sacramento: Emergency Management/COVID-19

COVID-19 Recovery Financial Aid and Grant Opportunities

City of Sacramento Grant Opportunities

In Need of Assistance? The City of Sacramento is Here to Help. (Poster)

Resources for Volunteer Managers

Energize, Inc.

Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration
Impact Foundry
Team Giving
AL!VE: Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement

Sample Forms
Sample Volunteer Waiver Form.docx

Communication Templates


Listos California: COVID 19 Safety and Vaccination TipsResources for Making and Donating Masks
100 Million Masks (American Hospital Association)
Nurse Angel Network
Masks 4 Humanity
Care Wear

How to Remove Gloves (CDC)

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
P.O. Box 162464
Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone:     916.542.0835


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