A Message from DOVIA Sacramento

Welcome! We look forward to you joining DOVIA Sacramento for the exciting experience of an ALIVE Hybrid Conference. This all-day conference will expose you to new concepts connecting technology and volunteers and offer opportunities to network with fellow professionals in the field of Volunteer Management. Join us for a day of revitalizing ideas for your profession and recreate in the beautiful and stimulating surroundings of Sacramento.

-- Rachele Doty, Chair

DOVIA Sacramento


Technology has changed the way we plan, lead and manage volunteers in a big way. And new technologies on the horizon are going to bring even greater changes. What are some of the tech tools out there you can use now to leverage volunteers to their full potential? What are some pending changes that you should start preparing for today? How can you be ready to infuse technology to work smarter, not harder into the next decade and beyond?

Now in its fifth year, this collaborative event between AL!VE, Better Impact and VMPC (Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada) broadcasts a virtual presentation to remote locations in North America. 2018's event had 35 remote locations and over 1,000 attendees over the two day broadcast.


Sacramento is the fastest-growing major city in California, with a regional population of 2,414,783 making it the fifth largest in California. In 2002, the Harvard University Civil Rights Project conducted for Time magazine named Sacramento "America's Most Diverse City".

As the Farm-to-Fork Capital the area boasts an abundance of fresh food and is surrounded by a rich growing region supporting California’s wine and beer industries. With a wealth of local craft breweries, nearby wineries and a panorama of ethnic cuisines, it’s a foodie paradise without the price tag of Napa or San Francisco. (Options range from Michelin star restaurants to roving food trucks.)

Easy to get around by walking on “The Grid” in Mid-town, or taking a short taxi ride, Uber or Lyft or hopping on an e-bike or scooter (Jump/Lime).

Home to many creatives you’ll find easy access to galleries and performance venues. Don’t miss the wonderful murals just completed during the August 2019 Wide Open Walls festival – take yourself on a free tour. And if sports is an interest, there are many opportunities to see pro basketball (The Sacramento Kings) in the new Golden 1 Center, baseball (River Cats – Triple A Team affiliated with the SF Giants), and the Republic FC soccer team. Come visit and see what the buzz is about.

Hotel Accommodations

Courtyard by Marriot Midtown

4422 Y Street,

Sac 95817

Hotel Med Park

2356 Stockton Boulevard,

Sacramento, CA 95817

Larkspur Landing Sac

555 Howe Avenue,

Sacramento, CA 95814

Hyatt Regency

1209 L Street,

Sacramento, CA 95825

HI Sacramento Hostel

925 H Street,

Sacramento, CA 95814

Getting Around Sacramento

Here are some options for you to get around the city.

Carpool Services

Sacramento Transportation Management Association offers alternatives to driving alone. Their website provides information on options, incentives to try them, and programs to support your choice to change the way you get to work.

Sac Region 511 provides information on how to commute smarter. Their website will help match your trip with others, explore options and track your impact.

Apps-based Commuting

JUMP is an e-bike share system that utilizes on-demand electric bikes and scooters. It provides fast and affordable urban mobility that will help save you cost and enjoy your commute around the city.

Lime is an e-scooter system that enables communities to deserve access to smart, affordable mobility.

Gig Care Share works as a car share service, but also has the advantage to take your bike with you. This is a great app to use if you use a bike to commute.

Lyft gives access to more transportation options through their app. Bikes and scooters, as well as carpool services, are available through their app.

Uber is also a popular app to use to utilize carpool services. Jump Bikes and Lime e-scooters are also available to rent using the app.

Wingz is the go-to transportation service for travelers coming from the airport. Drivers will pick you up at the airport and drives you to your desired destination.

Zipcar is a good alternative to car rental. Simply book the car you want, drive it around the city, and return it to its dedicated parking spot.

Transit Provider

The Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) is the regional transit provider in Sacramento that operates over 70 bus routes, 43 miles of light rail, ADA paratransit services, 3,100 bus stops and 52 light rail stations.

Light rail trains begin operation at 4:00 am with service every 15 minutes during the day and 30 minutes in the evenings and during weekends. Buses operate from 5:00 am until 11:00 pm every 12 to 60 minutes, depending on the route.