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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

Doctors Medical Center

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

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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Asante Africa Foundation

Asante Africa Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that promotes quality educational access and leadership development for children in East Africa (Kenya and Tanzania). Asante Africa Foundation believes in the power of knowledge as a catalyst to help young people …
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Citizen Schools

Teach what you know and love to low-income middle schoolers in the East Bay, South Bay, or on the Peninsula with Citizen Schools! Volunteers are needed to teach students topics from robotics to soccer to law in 10-week apprenticeships (90 …
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Boys Hope Girls Hope of San Francisco Bay Area

Boys Hope Girls Hope is a nationally operated non-profit. Since 1977, Boys Hope Girls Hope has been a college preparatory and life enrichment program that serves academically motivated youth in situations of significant need. All of our students come from …
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Golden Gate Raptor Observatory

For over 25 years, the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory (GGRO) has been a program of the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy in cooperation with the National Park Service. The GGRO’s mission is to inspire the preservation of California raptor populations. …
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Huckleberry Youth Programs

Description of Organization and/or Volunteer Opportunities Available: Huckleberry’s mission is to educate, inspire, and support underserved youth to develop healthy life choices, to maximize their potential, and to realize their dreams. Since 1967, we have accomplished this by providing San …
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