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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

San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is transforming San Francisco’s streets and neighborhoods into more livable and safe places by promoting the bicycle for everyday transportation.

Palo Alto Family YMCA

With a focus on youth development, healthy living and social responsibility, Y volunteers give men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life the resources and support they need to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.

Guna Foundation

Guna Foundation, a non-profit documentary film studio in Berkeley, CA is looking for talented volunteers who are flexible, independent and open-minded to join our team. We are a Tibetan Buddhist community offering a unique environment where personal inner inquiry, creativity, …
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The Walt Disney Family Museum

What brings together animation, fine art, education, fun, and community? The Walt Disney Family Museum volunteer team! Volunteer at the museum and help us continue Walt’s legacy by creating a unique and lasting experience for our guests. Work alongside our …
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America SCORES Bay Area

Founded in 2001, America SCORES Bay Area inspires urban youth to lead healthy lives, be engaged students, and have the confidence and character to make a difference in the world. America SCORES partners with urban schools to provide a high …
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One Child

OneChild is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing disadvantaged children with new clothing and school supplies. OneChild began in Fremont, California and now serves families throughout the Bay Area. Our goal is to promote self-esteem in underprivileged children, so they …
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Filoli

Volunteering at Filoli provides the opportunity to experience up close one of the most beautiful estates in the Bay Area. You’ll also meet dedicated people while working in an environment where your contributions are valued.

Openhouse

Openhouse recognizes and affirms that LGBT older adults live at intersections of race, ethnicity, class, culture, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, spirituality and ability. Openhouse is committed to creating a safe environment to encourage and support …
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