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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

Volunteer at the YMCA – East Bay

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The YMCA has a rich history of mobilizing volunteers to serve our community. We’re committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility—and we can’t do it without volunteers.As a YMCA volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to …
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Midpeninsula Community Music Center

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The Midpeninsula Community Media Center is a non-profit organization where every citizen can make a difference. Use it to: -Learn Video Production Make Shows on Local Cable TV Access Channels -View Programs on the Cable Channels or this Web Site …
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Experience Corps Bay Area

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Experience Corps, an award-winning tutoring and mentoring program, is currently seeking volunteers ages 50 and older to share their life experience to support students in literacy in grades K-3 in SF, Oakland, and Berkeley public schools. For volunteers that can …
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Impact Through Debate

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Impact Through Debate is a local and newly formed non-profit organization (we have been operating unofficially though for the last two years). Our mission to provide speech and debate education and competitive opportunities to as many local students as possible. …
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Reach Potential Movement

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To equip youth and families with leadership, learning and life skills to strengthen our community. Ongoing opportunities to volunteer in our reading readiness program to tutor elementary students as well as a variety of other programs held throughout the year.

Doctors Medical Center

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The staff and patients at Doctors Medical Center need YOU! Become a hospital volunteer and join the Doctors Medical Center (DMC) Service League! As a volunteer you will receive training, support and satisfaction in knowing you are making a difference. …
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Vibha

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Vibha is a volunteer driven non-profit organization working towards the cause of underprivileged children. Started in 1996, the Bay Area Action Center was one of the first few Vibha action centers in US. Vibha Bay Area is a group of …
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