For these ongoing service projects, master signup link is at the bottom of this page.
GoMatha Seva Project
Every Saturday / Sunday
At this time the center is collecting wasted produce (produce that the local stores cannot sell) from Indian grocery stores which otherwise would reach the trash. Every Saturday our volunteers go and pickup this non-saleable produce that has been left behind and take it to a local cow sanctuary for feeding the rescued cattle there.
For more details please contact Vijay Kasturi at email@example.com
SAI - Shelter Adoption Initiative
Every Saturday at 11:30 AM
Serving lunch to seniors & helping with house/yard work at the SAFE House.
• Volunteers sign up to bring home cooked or store bought food & serve in the shelter
• Help with the setting & cleaning of the place after the food service
***** Due to Covid restrictions, for the time being we are delivering groceries to the SAFE House on a weekly basis instead of preparing lunch for the house. Volunteers signup to put in online order for groceries to be delivered.
St. John's Shelter & TheGatheringInn Dinner Service
The Gathering Inn dinner Service (1st Sunday of every month)
St. John's Women's Shelter dinner service (3rd Saturday of every month)
Every month the Sai Center serves 5 course dinner at these locations. We are always looking for volunteers to help serve and donate food. Each month an excel signup sheet will be distributed with the needed items. The project helps serve dinner for about 100 people at each of the locations.
Canned Food Collection for Local Food Bank
This is an ongoing Food Cans Drive. The collection bin is located next to the door near Ganesha. Every month on the fourth Saturday we donate what has been collected to the Folsom Twin Lakes food bank. The effort you make to donate at least one can of food will go for the benefit of others.
Every Saturday at 9:00 AM
10 years ago about 20 families around the Sacramento area started the service of providing about 100 sandwich bags to underprivileged families and children every Saturday of each month. These families graciously gave Sai Seva Sadan the opportunity to host and continue this project at a larger scale.
The PB&J snack bags are given primarily to children during the weekend where they typically get only 2 meals per day. For some kids these Snack bags provide a School day snack. With this service we are helping our future generation become more focused on their school work without the worry of their next meal or snack. We also provide separate bags for children that may have Peanut Allergy. Once the sandwich bags are made, volunteers from Sai Seva Sadan will deliver the bags to an organization in Sacramento.
Since this project started, over 17,000 snack bags have been provided to the kids of the shelter!
(currently on hold due to Covid restrictions)
1st & 3rd Saturdays at 9:30 AM
Help teach computer lessons such as Microsoft Office, navigating the internet etc. to women in St. John's Women Shelter.
Most of us are computer savvy enough to teach basic computer skills to individuals that don't have the opportunity. With the computer classes, the adult students at St. John Woman's Shelter are able to apply for jobs, apply for rental homes. These skills give students the self-confidence to better their lives and hope for a better future.
This simple Computer Class with the help from you will help them stand on their own.
SEVA - Senior Entertainment and Volunteer Activity
1st and 3rd Saturdays at 10:00 AM
(Currently on hold due to Covid restrictions)
Spending time with seniors with games, music and other activities at Eskaton.
Sign up based on availability/activity and help bring joy to the residents with music, games, art, conversations.
Book Adoption, Braille Access (BABA) project
The objective of the project is to help convert scanned copies of books to digital format which will feed into an audio reader and also for braille conversion to help provide access of print material to the visually impaired. This is a project we can sit and do at your convenience in terms of time and place.
LOVE - Living Our Values Everyday
1st & 3rd Thursday at 7:00 PM
• Help make woolen caps for infants/children/adults, lap blankets for patients in wheelchairs
• Write letters of comfort for cancer patients
Signup for Service Here
(Master Link to Signup for any Project)
For further information, contact Chandar Krishnan (firstname.lastname@example.org)