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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

Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County

The Boys & Girls Clubs of North San Mateo County is a unique organization consisting of 3 Club facilities and 2 school site programs. Our mission is to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, …
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Breathe California

Breathe California has many services to promote lung health and clean air. Our current focus is on Asthma, Air Quality, Tobacco Prevention and Control and Lung Health Research

Science is Elementary

Want to do fun science experiments with elementary school kids? The time commitment is only two hours a month during the week. Science is Elementary (SIE) needs volunteers that love to show off science.

Berkeley Symphony

Provide concert evening support, including pre- and post-concert receptions; help at outdoor community events, social fundraisers, and at the Music in the Schools program; assist with office projects such as mailing and other administrative tasks

18 Reasons

18 Reasons is a non-profit based in SF’s Mission District. It is the only organization in the Bay Area running Cooking Matters, a Share Our Strength nationwide program. Through Cooking Matters 18 Reasons brings free 6 week nutrition and cooking …
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SCRAP

SCRAP is a creative reuse center in San Francisco. Essentially, the way SCRAP works is businesses and individuals donate unwanted art parts and materials (things like upholstery sample books, misprinted stickers, or an old yarn collection), then we sort them, …
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TEALS

According to a 2013 study by Code.org, 90% of US high schools do not teach computer science. TEALS helps high schools offer computer science by providing a team of trained volunteers to partner with a classroom teacher and teach a …
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FacesSF

FacesSF has 3 day care sites where we serve our kids 3 meals a day. We are currently looking for volunteer cooks! We have one kitchen at our Haight/Ashbury site and one at our Bayview/Hunters Point site. Must be able …
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