1900 East 8th Street
Davis, CA 95616
Fax: (530) 758-8521
E-mail: steac@steac.org
Hotline (530) 758-8435
 

Volunteer

Opportunities to Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of STEAC. In fact, the organization couldn't operate without the volunteer. On average, some 200 Yolo County residents volunteer for the organization. STEAC 's many volunteer jobs are outlined below. For more information or to volunteer, contact Susan Simon in the STEAC office at 530-758-8435 or send her an e-mail at ssimon@steac.org.

Food Closet

Volunteers are needed to meet with clients to fill food orders from the STEAC food closet, located in Central Davis. Other work includes cleaning and stocking shelves, sorting, picking up food donations and taking food to the warehouse. Flexible shifts are available.

Food Drives and Sorting

Throughout the year, STEAC sponsors drives to collect food for donations through the closet. The drives are done with individuals, schools, community groups such as the Boy Scouts, businesses groups such as the Realtors and with the U.S. Post Office. STEAC needs volunteers for sorting food and transporting items to the warehouse. Volunteers with trucks are especially needed for these drives.

Clothing Closet

Volunteers are needed to meet with clients, accept donors, sort and organize clothing donations and fill clothing requests for low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Shifts are generally two hours long at the clothing closet, located in Central Davis.

Office Administration

Volunteers are needed to answer phones, enter data and assist with the database, help with client review and other tasks in the STEAC office.

Marketing and Outreach

STEAC has embarked on an aggressive program to become better known in Davis, Woodland, West Sacramento and in the rural areas of Yolo County. Marketing minded volunteers are needed for graphics creation, newsletter and brochure production and distribution, United Way presentations, attending nonprofit events, press relations, attending business functions, web page management and more.

Fundraising

STEAC holds various fundraising activities during the year, including soliciting funds from special and annual gifts, major donor gifts, grants from public agencies and foundations, donations from churches and businesses, planned gifts and the annual holiday program.

STEAC also hosts special events and raises funds via the Internet. Volunteers are needed to help organize and plan fundraising events and participate in workplace giving campaigns in cooperation with the United Way chapters in Woodland and Sacramento.

Volunteers who have skills or an interest in learning the techniques of fundraising are needed in this important area.

Adopt-A-Family Holiday Program

During the December holiday season, STEAC sponsors a program that encourages local residents to “adopt” an individual or family and provide them with gifts and food. Hundreds of volunteers are needed to match the adopters to the adoptees, collect the gifts and assist with the distribution.

The annual program begins in October and continues through the middle of December.

For more information or to volunteer, contact Susan Simon in the STEAC office at (530) 758-8435 or send her an e-mail at ssimon@steac.org.