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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

North Bay Canine Rescue and Placement

North Bay Canine Rescue and Placement

We are a group of dedicated volunteers committed to the rescue of dogs from crisis situations. Some of these situations include euthanasia by animal shelters, neglect and other forms of abuse, potential use in research laboratory testing, or use as …
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1947 Partition Archive

1947 Partition Archive

We are concerned global citizens committed to preserving this chapter of our collective history. We come from diverse cultural and religious backgrounds, nationalities, and professions. It is our view that a strong foundation in history will pave the way for …
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Nepal Charitable Foundation

Nepal Charitable Foundation

The Nepal Charitable Foundation is a federally recognized 501(c)(3) corporation primarily dedicated to investing in the future of Nepal through the promotion of education. Our main goal is the identification and support of promising poor, rural students. Efforts include aid …
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WiserEarth (Formerly Natural Capital Institute)

WiserEarth (Formerly Natural Capital Institute)

The Natural Capital Institute was founded in 2002. In 2011, it was renamed WiserEarth. Read about our past projects here. As a core program at first, WiserEarth began in 2004. In January 2005, the Natural Capital Institute brought in software …
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National Park Service – California

National Park Service - California

Since 1916, the American people have entrusted the National Park Service with the care of their national parks. With the help of volunteers and park partners, we are proud to safeguard these nearly 400 places and to share their stories …
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Northern California Chapter

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - Northern California Chapter

Knowlege is power. Learning all you can about MS will help you better evaluate your options for managing symptoms, treatments, coordination with your health care team, and living well with your MS. MS affects each person differently so understanding the …
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National Kidney Foundation

National Kidney Foundation

The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases, and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation. …
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National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions

National Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions

The National Council on Alcoholism and other Drug Addictions-Bay Area has been providing prevention services for alcohol and other drug problems throughout the San Francisco Bay Area since 1957. This Council is an affiliate of the National Council on Alcoholism …
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National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy

National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy

For nearly 40 years, NCEFT has helped thousands of children and adults with special needs move beyond their boundaries through the healing powers of the horse, the skills of dedicated professionals and volunteers, and the commitment of caring families. Internationally …
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Narika

Narika

Narika’s mission is to promote the empowerment of women in our community to confront and overcome the cycles of domestic violence and exploitation. We work to build a movement to end violence against women and to actively support women’s rights …
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