Help the planet by volunteering at Sacramento Earth Day!
Sacramento Earth Day happens Sunday, April 23, 2023, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM
At Southside Park, 8th and T Streets, Sacramento, California
Sign up using the form at the bottom of this page.
Bonus: All volunteers get a free Sacramento Earth Day t-shirt!
Also: Consider helping us recruit the many volunteers it takes to make Sacramento Earth Day a reality. Get your friends, family members, colleagues, neighbors and fellow students to visit this page and sign up too!
Information for Volunteers
What we suggest you bring on the day of the event
- a signed waiver if you are a minor
- a reuseable water bottle
- a sun hat
- work gloves
- snack or money for food vendors
With the environment in mind, please try to take public transit to the event, or ride your bicycle. Free bike valet parking will be provided. If you are driving, parking in the neighborhood is free for the day.
When you arrive, please check in at the event headquarters, shown on the map below.
All volunteers who are minors will need to print a Volunteer Waiver for Minors (PDF) and have it filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Contact Alexandra Reagan, Director of Operations for the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) at office[at]ecosacramento[dot]net.
The task we need the most help with is Breakdown from 4pm-6pm, so if you are able to volunteer for that, please do!
Pre-Earth Day Event Planning
Pre-event volunteer coordination, promotion, hanging flyers, fundraising, exhibitor coordination, community outreach, graphic design
This includes unfolding and placing tables and chairs in pre-designated locations, helping direct and support exhibitors as they bring in and set up their display materials. If you are physically capable of helping with table and chair set up, we appreciate your assistance with those tasks. If not, we can still use your help coordinating volunteers, organizing the info booth, supporting exhibitors, and other lighter-duty tasks.
Help cars get where they need to be, when they need to be, safely and responsibly.
This mostly includes helping exhibitors pack their items and exit the park, packing up tables and chairs and helping us leave the park clean and beautiful at the end of the day. We always need several volunteers to help fold and load tables and chairs; however, there are lighter-duty tasks such as litter sweeps, exhibitor support, HQ support, etc. that you can do as well during this shift.
Help welcome exhibitors and if need be, aide in their set up/breakdown; assist them with any information they need, concerns they have or issues that come up.
Event Headquarters (Event Information table)
Help ECOS run this event! This shift takes place at the event headquarters. Includes providing information about the event to attendees, delivering messages, maintaining organization of volunteer supplies and organizational materials.
Waste Diversion Education
Teach people lessons that can last a lifetime and will help our planet tremendously. Help Sacramento Earth Day attendees choose which receptacle is most appropriate for their “garbage” – recycling, compost or landfill.
Volunteer Coordination (leadership role)
Volunteer to help coordinate other volunteers. Build or use your leadership skills!
Is there something else you think we need that you can do? Let us know in the volunteer registration form.