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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

Futures Redefined Inc.

We are a start up non profit out of Walnut Creek that is dedicated to the success of at risk youth, foster youth, and low income youth. We aim to provide job training and paid internships as well as a …
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A New America

Develop your professional skills while making a direct impact in your community by helping immigrant and low income families become self-sufficient through asset building, entrepreneurship, and community-building. Get involved at any stage of the process from providing clients with a …
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Raising A Reader provides high-quality, age-appropriate books and shared reading techniques to low-income families to ensure that all children enter school with the tools they need to succeed. We have a number of ongoing volunteer opportunities including book sorting, bag …
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he Pacific Center is the third oldest LGBT community center in the nation, and is well-respected nationally for the longevity and quality of its programs. Volunteers are the foundation upon which the organization was built and continue to reflect our …
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Planned Parenthood Mar Monte improves and transforms the lives of over 250,000 women, men and children every year in 29 counties throughout mid-California and 13 counties in Northern Nevada. We reach people through our medical services, education programs and advocacy …
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Richmond Police Activities League

RPAL provides both 1:1 and small group mentoring. Mentors participate in a an orientation to mentoring; are trained in facilitating mentees’ development of a “Life Map” using curriculum designed by The Life Plan Institute and the California Mentor Foundation; and …
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Be a Mentor

Be a Mentor is a mentoring agency with 20 years of experience matching at risk youth with caring and qualified adults to help guide them through difficult times and enrich their lives with new experiences and unique insights.

Youth Homes, Inc.

Youth Homes, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to serving the needs of abused and neglected foster children and adolescents in California’s San Francisco Bay Area. We provide intensive residential treatment programs and community-based counseling services that promote the …
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Spirit Rock Meditation Center

Spirit Rock Meditation Center is dedicated to the teachings of the Buddha as presented in the vipassana tradition. The practice of mindful awareness, called Insight Meditation, is at the heart of all the activities at Spirit Rock. We provide silent …
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