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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

Autism Treatment Center of America

Autism Treatment Center of America

Our team of committed teachers combines Autism strategies, support and education that combines over 100 years of “real life” experience working with children using The Son-Rise Program®. Over the last 25 years we have worked with more than 22,000 parents …
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Autism Social Connection (formerly ANGELS)

Autism Social Connection

Our Mission Autism Social Connection seeks to maximize the potential of each child and adult with autism to learn, develop, function independently and participate in the full range of social, cultural and quality of life experiences. Our Vision Autism Social …
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Audubon Canyon Ranch

Audubon Canyon Ranch

Mission Audubon Canyon Ranch protects nature through land preservation, environmental education and conservation science. Preserves Audubon Canyon Ranch manages more than 5,000 acres of nature sanctuary, including the Cypress Grove Research Center on Tomales Bay, the 535-acre Bouverie Preserve near …
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Assistance League

Assistance League

Mission Statement Assistance League is a national nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through community-based philanthropic programs. Vision Statement To be a nationally recognized leader empowering volunteers through a strong network of local chapters to meet changing …
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Aspiranet – Children and Family Services Agency

Aspiranet

For more than 35 years, Aspiranet has been dedicated to creating permanent, lifelong connections for children and families located in California. A nonprofit 501(c)(3) community-based organization headquartered in South San Francisco, we offer a statewide network of innovative and multi-faceted …
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Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Asian and Pacific Islander Wellness Center

Asian & Pacific Islander Wellness Center is a health services, education, research, and policy organization. Our mission is to educate, support, empower and advocate for Asian and Pacific Islander (A&PI) communities—particularly A&PIs living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. Our …
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Asian Americans for Community Outreach

Asians Americans for Community Outreach

Asian Americans for Community Outreach (AACO) is an organization dedicated to creating a forum in the San Francisco Bay Area where Asian American professionals and students can meet and foster the common goal of community service, benefiting the extended community …
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Asian American Donor Program

Asian American Donor Program

Mission Statement: Asian American Donor Program (AADP) is dedicated to increasing the availability of potential stem cells donors for patients with life threatening diseases curable by a stem cell transplant. Who we are: (AADP) is a community non-profit (501c3) organization …
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Ashoka’s Youth Venture

Ashoka's Youth Venture

Youth Venture San Francisco Bay Area transforms young dreamers into changemakers. We inspire and invest in teams of young people to start and lead their own social ventures, and we are part of a powerful global network of young changemakers. …
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A Safe Place

A Safe Place

A SAFE PLACE is Oakland’s only comprehensive domestic violence program for battered women and children. The agency offers a comprehensive program that provides both shelter and professional supportive services to victims of domestic violence. The present shelter facility operated by …
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