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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

Lemonade – A Yoga Program

Lemonade provides ongoing weekly yoga classes to underserved youth in San Francisco’s juvenile justice system. Our program builds mentally and physically stronger youth, establishes self-awareness and focus, and encourages youth to listen to their bodies, take steps to change patterns, …
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Throckmorton Theatre

Our mission is to unite our community through the transformative power of the arts. We believe that creative expression and artistic experiences are fundamental not only to our shared cultural legacy and evolution, but also to our common human condition …
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Infidelity Counseling Network

We help women heal from the trauma of infidelity through free, confidential, one-to-one telephone peer counseling. We are the ONLY nonprofit in the U.S. or Canada like this! Come volunteer with us and transform women’s lives. We are always seeking …
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Vetrivel Foundation

The primary mission of Vetrivel Foundation is to bridge the digital divide in the education that exists between the remote villages/ under privileged regions and those who have easy access to modern education tools.The keystone project that we have started …
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Give Us The Floor

An innovative non-profit organization By Teens – For Teens. It’s a community like no other: teenagers can find peers that have faced or are facing the same challenges. It is a place where teens address and share the challenges they …
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Minorities in Technology Project

The Minorities In Technology Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit with a mission to increase the underrepresented minority community’s participation in technology and engineering career fields. Minorities in Technology Project through collaboration with Technology Industry Professionals, Secondary/Post-Secondary Educators and Institutions will …
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Oasis for Girls

The mission of Oasis For Girls is to partner with girls and young women of color from under-resourced communities to help them cultivate the skills, knowledge, and confidence to discover their dreams and build strong futures.

Henry M. Gunn High School – Speech and Debate Club Palo Alto

Did you debate competitively in high school or college? Would you like to help coach a high school debate team? If so, here’s a great opportunity for you. The Gunn High School Speech & Debate Club is looking for a …
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