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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

Family Violence Law Center

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 …
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Reader’s Gym

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 …
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Slide Ranch

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 …
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Lark Theatre

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 …
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Boost! West Oakland is a non-profit offering no-cost, one-on-one tutoring to K-5 students at Lafayette Elementary School in West Oakland. Our kids WANT to be tutored and look forward each week to that special one-on-one time. Each tutor is provided …
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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.