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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

The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

The Volunteer Center of Sonoma County

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The Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley

The Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley

This online volunteer referral portal is a community service launched by VCSV in 2002. The portal operation is exclusively an online service that works to match individuals, businesses, non-profit organizations, schools and government agencies to help address community needs. Established …
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The Volunteer Center of San Mateo County

The Volunteer Center of San Francisco

Connecting Resources. People. Organizations. A pioneer in the field of volunteerism, The Volunteer Center connects individuals, nonprofits and businesses with opportunities and resources needed to support local communities. Founded in 1946 by the Junior League of San Francisco, then called …
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The Volunteer Center of San Francisco

The Volunteer Center of San Francisco

Connecting Resources. People. Organizations. A pioneer in the field of volunteerism, The Volunteer Center connects individuals, nonprofits and businesses with opportunities and resources needed to support local communities. Founded in 1946 by the Junior League of San Francisco, then called …
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The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

The Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County

The Volunteer Center was founded in 1967 to address the pressing needs of our local community through volunteer service. We offer 22 year-round programs that engage young people, families, seniors, working professionals, and people with disabilities in meaningful service. Learn …
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The Volunteer Center of the East Bay

Volunteer Center of the East Bay

The Volunteer Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Our primary goal is to expand service to meet the needs of our local communities. We have 600 nonprofit and public partners …
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The Volunteer Center of Contra Costa

Volunteer Center of the East Bay

The Volunteer Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Our primary goal is to expand service to meet the needs of our local communities. We have 600 nonprofit and public partners …
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The Volunteer Center of Alameda County

Volunteer Center of the East Bay

The Volunteer Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting volunteerism in the San Francisco East Bay Area. Our primary goal is to expand service to meet the needs of our local communities. We have 600 nonprofit and public partners …
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VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

VITAS Innovative Hospice Care

VITAS (pronounced VEE-tahss) Innovative Hospice CareĀ® provides end-of-life care for adult and pediatric patients with life-limiting illnesses. We work with patients and families to provide comfort and preserve dignity in the face of terminal illness. Explore this site to find …
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Vital Life Services

Vital Life Services

Vital Life Services is a non-profit, Bay Area organization that offers critical services to those living with HIV/AIDS, including: provision of meals, arrangement for transportation, housing assistance, case management and mental health care services.