The Los Niños Service League

Over the years several volunteer auxiliaries have been founded to assist in raising funds for the Sacramento Children's Home and have become an integral part of the services involved with the Home. Founded in 1973, the Los Niños Service League has operated Casa Garden to provide ongoing financial and moral support to the children and families served by the Sacramento Children's Home.

Casa Garden is staffed entirely by volunteers, except for a professional kitchen manager and attendant personnel. There are nearly 300 of these dedicated individuals, all of whom are active members of the Los Niños Service League.

  • Food is planned and prepared by volunteers.

  • Dining room is staffed by volunteer servers and hostesses.

  • Gardens are planted and maintained by volunteers.

Become a Volunteer

Membership in Los Niños Service League is unique because it offers diverse volunteer opportunities. Both men and women are encouraged to volunteer and support the Sacramento Children's Home.

If you are ready to donate your time, volunteer, and give back, then don't wait! You can complete the online application below and pay your dues online. Or you can download the application and mail it to us instead. We can't wait to have you join our team of volunteers!

New Member Information
Name *
Address *
Phone *
Birthday *
Only applicable for Family Memberships with multiple volunteers from the same household.
Membership Type *
Volunteer Preferences
Please indicate the area(s) in which you would prefer to serve
Dining Room (Mon-Fri)
Kitchen volunteers are responsible for preparing food and are supervised by the executive chef. They arrive early at 8:30 a.m. and start the day's food prep. Other shifts come in at 9, 10 and 11 a.m. to prep the food and serve it. Servers arrive at 9:30 a.m. to help set up the dining room. A daily dining room manager arranges the seating plan and acts as dining room hostess. There's always time for a cup of coffee before the lunch guests arrive. Servers wear a uniform. Bartenders provide wine service and lend a helping hand on occasion, in the dining room and kitchen. Cashiers handle daily receipts and record transactions.
Private Events (Weekends/Evenings)
Weekend workers may help prepare food for special events or serve the food and act as hostesses. Shifts vary from two to five hours, depending upon the event and the volunteer's time.
Garden (Mon-Fri)
Gardeners keep our garden beautiful by planting, pruning, and planning for next season's blooms.
Release of Liability *

Don't forget to pay your membership dues!

You can now pay your dues online. Just click the button below.

Membership Categories

Active members complete an orientation-training program and serve two four (4) hour shifts per month at the Casa. 

Associate members attend an orientation-training program and serve a minimum of 24 hours per year, usually for Special Events. 

Sponsor memberships are for those who are unable to serve at the Casa but who wish to support the Children’s Home. 

Family memberships are available for two or more volunteers in the same household. Participation is on the same basis as for all categories.