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What We Do Here

The purpose of this website is to provide information about volunteer opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area. Hopefully, volunteerism will be stimulated and facilitated by letting potential volunteers know about the wide range of opportunities open to them and by giving Bay Area non-profit organizations a means of publishing their goals and needs.

If you are considering volunteering we hope this site helps you find the opportunity you are looking for. Volunteers are needed to do just about anything from repairing computers to picking fruit to making sandwiches. Time commitments can range from a few hours for a single project to as much time as you have available. Try something new. Learn new skills and meet new people.

We provide the most comprehensive searchable database of Bay Area nonprofits with continuing volunteer needs. We do not list individual opportunities. You may search for nonprofits geographically (above), by area of interest (search box above), or by other categories (links in yellow background to the right) to find organizations with the most appropriate opportunities for you.

How to Use This Website to Find Great Volunteer Opportunities Particularly Suitable for You

For example, if you are interested in working with children, type 'children' in the search box below and you will be presented with several pages of appropriate organizations and their websites for you to review and make contact with.

If you wanted to know about organizations only in Alameda County you could type in 'Alameda', or click on 'Alameda' in the yellow box to the right, or click on 'East Bay' above to get organizations and their websites.

Then go to the listed websites to get more information and make contact through that organization's website to learn more and to set up the opportunity most suitable just for you. Hope this helps!

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Recent Volunteer Opportunities

Enterprise for High School Students Career Exploration

Enterprise for High School Students (EHSS) is a non-profit agency founded in 1969 to assist San Francisco high school students with school-to-work transition. We provide a variety of services and programs that assist youth to develop job skills, find employment …
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Marin Community Clinics

Join us on Wednesday’s in San Rafael and Thursday’s in Novato to set up for Farmers Market style food distribution, pass out food to the less fortunate in our community, show off your Zumba skills while teaching great exercise practices, …
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Coach Art

Do you have a hobby or skill you love? Painting, photography? Yoga or yo-yo? CoachArt is looking to pair YOU and your hobby with an awesome kid who shares your interests. CoachArt brings arts and athletics activities to children living …
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Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

GOTR coaches are enthusiastic, dedicated, and positive volunteers of all different backgrounds! Some are athletes and some are not; most have never coached before. All are committed to empowering girls with valuable life lessons. Coaches must have availability on weekday …
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Berkeley Food & Housing Project

Since 1970, Berkeley Food & Housing Project has been a compassionate provider of homeless services. We believe that everyone has a basic right to food, housing, and stability, and we work one-on-one with our clients to help them move toward …
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