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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

Art-Heroes

Art-Heroes.Org is a global community of digital media instructors and students who provide FREE creative services to non-profit causes. If you are involved with a non-profit, please let us know how our talented Art Heroes can create for your cause.

West Valley Community Services

West Valley Community Services, Inc. (WVCS) is a private non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for over 40 years. Founded in 1973, WVCS provides a …
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BUILD

Ignite the spark by becoming a BUILD mentor by sharing your wisdom, experience, and expertise to impact the lives of high school students in under-resourced communities. As a BUILD mentor you will help students create, market, and manage a business …
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Soul Shoppe

Soul Shoppe supports school communities by providing interactive > workshops and assemblies that teach students useful communication > skills, conflict resolution and community building. We provide > programs that teach students important skills to support them in all > areas …
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Volunteer at the YMCA – East Bay

The YMCA has a rich history of mobilizing volunteers to serve our community. We’re committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility—and we can’t do it without volunteers.As a YMCA volunteer, you can lead an exercise class, read to …
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Midpeninsula Community Music Center

The Midpeninsula Community Media Center is a non-profit organization where every citizen can make a difference. Use it to: -Learn Video Production Make Shows on Local Cable TV Access Channels -View Programs on the Cable Channels or this Web Site …
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Experience Corps Bay Area

Experience Corps, an award-winning tutoring and mentoring program, is currently seeking volunteers ages 50 and older to share their life experience to support students in literacy in grades K-3 in SF, Oakland, and Berkeley public schools. For volunteers that can …
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Impact Through Debate

Impact Through Debate is a local and newly formed non-profit organization (we have been operating unofficially though for the last two years). Our mission to provide speech and debate education and competitive opportunities to as many local students as possible. …
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Reach Potential Movement

To equip youth and families with leadership, learning and life skills to strengthen our community. Ongoing opportunities to volunteer in our reading readiness program to tutor elementary students as well as a variety of other programs held throughout the year.