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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.


Recent Volunteer Opportunities

Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)

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SAVE’s mission is to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of violence and build healthier lives. We have volunteer opportunities available in the following program areas: Office, Outreach, Direct …
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healthRIGHT 360

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HealthRIGHT 360 is a family of programs that includes Walden House, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Asian American Recovery Services, Women’s Recovery Association, North County Serenity House, Lyon-Martin Health Services and Rock Medicine. HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes …
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Youth Symphony Media

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Youth Symphony Media (YSM), founded in 2014 in San Francisco Bay Area, CA, is one of the first online media for young classical musicians in the world. We provide an educational online media community that let’s everyone share their musical …
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The Conscious Kitchen

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The Conscious Kitchen aims to rethink school meals based on six foundational principles: fresh, local, organic, seasonal, non-GMO, and zero waste. Our holistic approach to food service unites a diverse community of stakeholders working toward a common goal – nourishing …
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Creative Growth Art Center

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Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation and a social atmosphere among peers.

Real Options for City Kids

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Real Options for City Kids (ROCK) is dedicated to nurturing the healthy development of children by listening attentively to their needs and by providing opportunities to those who might not otherwise have access. ROCK aims to promote the positive development …
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Maker Education Initiative

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Maker Ed is a non-profit organization that supports and empowers educators and communities — particularly, those in underserved areas — to facilitate meaningful making and learning experiences with youth.

Batala San Francisco

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Batalá San Francisco is a community band open to all regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or musical experience. Both beginning and experienced drummers are welcome!

Veggielution Community Farm

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Volunteers help with various tasks such as planting, weeding, composting, harvesting, and more. You can try your hand at many different aspects of the farm – there is always something new happening out here. You don’t have to have any …
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The Tree Monkey Project

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Tree Monkey Project is dedicated to improving people’s lives through the strategic use of tree climbing skills and equipment, and protecting the forests and their sensitive habitats in the process. The Tree Monkey Project needs help in the following ways: …
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