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
The Kroc Center After School Program offers daily homework tutoring, a nutritious snack, recreation and enrichment activities for students in grades 1st-5th. Enrichment activities include but are not limited to Art, Music, Dance, Literacy, Science, Swimming, and Computers. Volunteers would …
Jumpstart aims to close the gap in educational achievement between children from low-income communities and their wealthier peers, before that gap appears. In pursuit of this goal, Jumpstart recruits and trains college students, called Corps members, to help preschool-aged children …
The Stanford Historical Society conducts oral history interviews with faculty, staff and other individuals regularly to document the history of Stanford University. As a volunteer-supported organization, we have the following volunteer opportunities: conducting interviews, copy editing, indexing, writing biographies or …
The Y-Scholars Program is a free college preparatory after school program that works with first-generation college-bound students in grades 9-12, preparing them to pursue higher education. We are looking for individuals to serve as mentors to our students, offering their …
FVLC employs a dedicated group of women and men from a variety of backgrounds who together work towards a shared vision of a future without domestic violence. We are attorneys, psychologists, and advocates. Many of us are survivors of domestic …
Readers Gym is a nonprofit organization originally founded by middle school and high school students who are committed to dedicate time and effort in helping others to maximize their learning abilities. The founders understand that not everyone are given the …
The mission of Slide Ranch is to connect the Bay Area with farm-based environmental education that focuses on the principles of sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. By cooking, gardening, caring for animals and exploring country and coast, we teach students …
Volunteers are needed to help at our Doris Krauss Senior Center. Serving Food, Prep work, Lead senior activities, Check in.
The Lark Theater is a 501c3 non-profit and we need volunteers to help us keep this community theater running smoothly. Some of the duties of the volunteers at the Lark are taking tickets, sweeping the theater between shows, handing out …
The East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) is a nonprofit community development organization that builds healthy, vibrant and safe neighborhoods in Oakland and the greater East Bay. We currently have volunteer opportunities to support our Volunteer Income Tax Assistance …