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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

Mercy Housing

Mercy Housing, a national nonprofit organization, is working to build a more humane world where poverty is alleviated, communities are healthy and all people can develop their full potential. We believe that affordable housing and supportive programs improve the economic …
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Chinese Democracy Education Foundation

The Chinese Democracy Education Foundation is a nonprofit private organization interested in promoting the prosperity and progress of Chinese society for democracy, freedom and human rights.

iMentor

iMentor partners with under-resourced public high schools and matches every single junior with a college-educated mentor who works with them through their first year of college. Mentor-mentee pairs are supported by a technology platform that runs them through a college …
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Global Glimpse

Global Glimpse is a movement of hundreds of passionate, determined problem-solvers collaborating across borders to bring life-changing education abroad to high school students from all socioeconomic backgrounds. We are committed to building a new generation of diverse young leaders who …
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Breakthrough San Francisco

Breakthrough San Francisco supports young people on the path to college and trains outstanding college students for education careers. Founded in 1993, we’re a community involvement initiative of San Francisco Day School and one of two dozen national affiliates of …
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Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments (SAVE)

SAVE’s mission is to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of violence and build healthier lives. We have volunteer opportunities available in the following program areas: Office, Outreach, Direct …
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healthRIGHT 360

HealthRIGHT 360 is a family of programs that includes Walden House, Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Asian American Recovery Services, Women’s Recovery Association, North County Serenity House, Lyon-Martin Health Services and Rock Medicine. HealthRIGHT 360 gives hope, builds health, and changes …
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Youth Symphony Media

Youth Symphony Media (YSM), founded in 2014 in San Francisco Bay Area, CA, is one of the first online media for young classical musicians in the world. We provide an educational online media community that let’s everyone share their musical …
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The Conscious Kitchen

The Conscious Kitchen aims to rethink school meals based on six foundational principles: fresh, local, organic, seasonal, non-GMO, and zero waste. Our holistic approach to food service unites a diverse community of stakeholders working toward a common goal – nourishing …
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Creative Growth Art Center

Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation and a social atmosphere among peers.