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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

Alum Rock Counseling Center, Inc. and Turning Point Program

Alum Rock Counseling Center

The goal of Alum Rock Counseling Center’s Ocala Mentoring Program is to pair 60 at-risk middle school students who attend Ocala Middle School in East San Jose with mentors in order to improve their academic and future success by offering …
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Alameda County Food Bank

Alameda County Food Bank

The Alameda County Community Food Bank has been in business since 1985 … with a vision toward a day when we can go out of business. We are the hub of a vast collection and distribution network that provides food …
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AIDS SF Walk

AIDS SF Walk

Since 1987, AIDS Walk San Francisco has raised nearly $74 million for HIV programs and services in the Bay Area. For 23 years, the event has been a model of cost-effective fundraising and extraordinary community activism. In 2009 alone, 25,000 …
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AIDS Volunteer Clearinghouse

AIDS Volunteer Clearinghouse

1904 FRANKLIN STREET, SUITE 211 OAKLAND, CA 94612 (510) 419-3970 MISSION To foster volunteerism in previously untargeted populations, i.e., people of color and people of diverse sexual communities. To generate, recruit, train, and refer, on an ongoing basis, volunteers from …
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AIDSVideos.org

AIDSVideos.org

Our mission is to prevent the spread of HIV and to help those affected by making all the world’s HIV/AIDS prevention education videos in all the world’s languages available for free. You can stream the videos from YouTube or download …
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AIDS Research Institute At UCSF

AIDS Research Institute at UCSF

The AIDS Research Institute (ARI) coordinates and integrates all AIDS research activities at the University of California, San Francisco. The ARI stimulates innovation and supports interdisciplinary collaboration aimed at all aspects of the epidemic domestically and around the world. Bringing …
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AIDS/HIV/HepC Nightline

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

PURPOSE: The Nightline is an emotional support telephone line for people with HIV/AIDS and/or Hepatitis C concerns. Open from 5pm to 5am, we are the only HIV emotional support line open during the nighttime hours. VOLUNTEER NEEDS: The Nightline has …
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AIDS Emergency Fund

AIDS Emergency Fund

AIDS Emergency Fund responds compassionately to the AIDS crisis by providing immediate, short-term financial assistance to help people disabled by HIV/AIDS to cover their basic human needs and stabilize their living situations. VISION STATEMENT AIDS Emergency Fund operates with low …
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AgeSong Senior Communities

AgeSong Senior Communities

AgeSong Senior Communities provide residential care including independent living, assisted living and secure dementia care (memory care) services. However, defining our programs by their categories does not begin to adequately describe the vision of our company. It is the attitude …
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Advocates for Children – CASA of San Mateo County

Advocates for Children - CASA of San Mateo County

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of San Mateo County partners caring adults with children who have come under the court’s protection because their parents can’t or won’t take care of them. Navigating the System Alone Imagine you’ve been removed from …
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