California CareForce Volunteer Information

Thank you for your interest in being part of the California CareForce.
California CareForce is a volunteer organization, and we simply wouldn’t exist at all if it wasn’t for our community of volunteers who donate their time.

Sacramento 2016 Clinic Specific Information

Arrival Times
Volunteer Registration: Building D (tent)
**Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time shift.

October 26-27 (Set-Up)

October 28-30 (Clinic)
General Volunteers:  5:15 am
Medical Professional: 6:30 am (Orientations begin promptly at 7:00am)

October 31 (Take-Down)

Cal Expo Fairgrounds
1600 Exposition Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815

Parking Map at Cal Expo (click for printable map)
Volunteer Parking Gate 12/Ethan Way - follow the signs to Volunteer Parking
Overflow Parking Lot D - Exposition Boulevard at Challenge Way

Following is some important information about what to expect at a California CareForce clinic. Each clinic is different, so please pay particular attention to the clinic-specific information listed on this page. We do our best to provide our volunteers with a worthwhile experience.

If you have any further questions, please contact us at or (916) 749-4170.


General Information

Our clinic capacity and patient services depend on reliable volunteers like you!

Spending a day volunteering as a member of the California CareForce can be long, hard work (which, of course, is also rewarding and a lot of fun!). We understand you want to know what you are getting into when you sign up.

We aim to provide our volunteers with an experience of community where we, your California CareForce Core Team, are taking care of you and together, we are taking care of all of us. We do our best to provide you with a rewarding experience of giving, and we welcome feedback on your experience.

The following is some important information about what to expect at a California CareForce clinic.

Time Commitment:  As a committed volunteer, we expect participation for the entire day. Clinics typically start in the early morning hours and end in the late afternoon or early evening hours. If you can only come for part of the time (half day or less), please let us know so we can plan accordingly. Please check the specific information about set up, take down, and times of clinic operation for the clinic you are participating in. We appreciate your commitment to those in need.

Non-Professional/General Volunteers:  Volunteers without professional relevant health care skills are needed! Non-medical professional volunteers assist with patient registration, patient assistance, language translation (bi-lingual volunteers), dental sterilization, supply stocking and lab technicians. We ask that you be flexible concerning your work assignment at the clinic. We have many jobs that need to be filled; you might not be able to volunteer for a specific assignment. Although we will do our best to honor location and assignment requests, and will do our absolute best to accommodate any physical restrictions you might have, general volunteers will mostly be assigned duties when they arrive based on our greatest need at the time. We have to get the clinic operations up and running each morning, so things can be very busy. You will find that it is easy to enjoy working in wherever you end up at the clinic. You’ll get to meet new people and make new friends!

Dress:  We recommend volunteers wear modest, comfortable attire (scrubs are acceptable). All volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes (we suggest shoes you can stand comfortably in for long hours). No tank tops or offensive clothing are permitted.

Lodging:  For our larger clinics, California CareForce tries to arrange for discounted lodging near to our site for out of town volunteers.  Please visit our web page specific to a clinic for more information (under “Upcoming Clinics”). We recommend booking well in advance if you are able to, in order to secure a room at the best rate.

Food: We  provide coffee, breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages for our volunteers.

General Volunteer Overview
(if you have registered as a general volunteer)

Patient Intake Overview
(if you have registered as a RN, LVN/LPN or EMT)

Medical Overview
(if you have registered as an MD, DO, PA, NP, Chiropractor or Acupuncturist)

Oral Surgery, Dental and Dental Hygiene Overview
(if you have registered as a dental professional)

Vision Overview
(if you have registered as a eye care professional)

About Us

California CareForce's mission is to provide free health, dental, and vision care services to inhabitants of California.  To find out more, please visit our About Us pages

Contact Us

  • (916) 749-4170
  • (916) 772-9220
  • 950 Reserve Drive Suite 120
    Roseville, CA 95678