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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

Disabled Sports USA (Outdoor and Ski School)

Disabled Sports USA

Our mission is to provide affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence. We are proud to be the founding chapter of Disabled Sports USA, the nation’s largest nonprofit, multi-sport and multi-disability organization. Today the national headquarters …
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Dig Deep Farms and Produce

Dig Deep Farms and Produce

Dig Deep Farms is a program of the Alameda County Deputy Sheriffs’ Activities League (DSAL) that has been funded by Kaiser Permanente and the San Francisco Foundation’s Koshland Fellows. This program has multiple purposes: Employ local people to work on …
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Diablo Valley Literacy Council

Diablo Valley Literacy Council

Our History The Diablo Valley Literacy Council was started in 1978 by a group of women from Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, along with several women from other churches, who had been active in literacy. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church sponsors us …
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Dharma Publishing

Dharma Publishing

Dharma Mudranalaya, doing business as Dharma Publishing and Dharma Press, was founded by Tarthang Tulku to protect the Tibetan heritage. It began operations in 1963 in Varanasi, India, and continues since 1971 in California, and now based at our own …
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Sienna Ranch

Sienna Ranch

Ranch Hands gives youth, ages 10 and older, an opportunity to experience the satisfaction and learning which comes from working on a small, family-owned ranch. Under the supervision of Sienna Ranch’s Animal Care and Education Coordinator, Savannah Beauregard, Ranch Hands …
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Daly City Youth Health Center

Daly City Youth Health Center

The Center is one of kind, since it is the only health care provider in Northern San Mateo County that is just for teens. DCYHC has been around a long time and has over 18 years of experience working with …
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Urban Wildlife Rescue (East Bay)

Urban Wildlife Rescue

Urban Wildlife Rescue, Inc., located in Denver, Colo., saves approximately 10-12 thousand lives a year using their “Humane Solutions to Wildlife Problems”. They use various repellants, exclusion and eviction techniques. Urban Wildlife Rescue is manned by two licensed Rehabilitators. They …
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United Way of Silicon Valley

United Way of Silicon Valley

Vision: Every person is fully capable of participating and flourishing in his/her family, neighborhood and community. Mission: Improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of the community to meet our most critical local health and human services needs. United Way …
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United Nations Association Information and UNICEF Center

United Nations Association Information and UNICEF Center

The Center offers: Selected UN items, UNICEF cards, international fair trade gift items (T shirts, jewelry, posters, etc.) and educational books for sale Flags of all UN member nations (large ones available for rental as well as small flags and …
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Uhuru Foods

Uhuru Foods

UHURU FOODS MISSION “To create, produce and sell the freshest natural food that raises resources supporting African self-determination and self-sustaining economic development projects. To educate the public on health, nutrition and the environment and build international relationships to acquire land …
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