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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

Children’s Council of San Francisco

Our annual City Kids Family Fair is once a year in September from 11am-1pm at the Mission Dolores Academy playground. At Children’s Council, we believe that all families deserve access to quality child care. So every day we help parents …
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Circle of Care

Playful and compassionate volunteers needed to help children living with serious illness and/or grief and loss in their families. We are Circle of Care, a program of East Bay Agency for Children in Oakland. Learn to facilitate peer support groups …
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Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Become a trained volunteer Victim Advocate or a Help Line volunteer and provide emotional support to victims and survivors. Advise a Board: Consider a community leadership role by serving on a local advisory board. Take Steps to Raise Funds: Sign …
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Safe & Sound

OUR MISSION To prevent child abuse and reduce its devastating impact. OUR VALUES Be responsible for the wellbeing of children. Whether working directly with children, their families or caregivers, communities, or systems, our goal is to create the greatest positive …
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John Muir Land Trust

John Muir Land Trust protects and cares for open space, ranches, farms, parkland and shoreline in the East Bay. John Muir Land Trust believes that the vitality of our open spaces is essential to the health of our earth, air, …
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Subconscious

Our mission is to build mental health consciousness through education, narrative, and community. We can collectively reduce stigma by humanizing mental health issues across different cultures, backgrounds, and environments. We believe stigma is grounded in ignorance and fear, and by …
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