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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

Bill Sorro Housing Program

Welcome to the Bill Sorro Housing Program. BiSHoP is a nonprofit that is dedicated to ensuring vulnerable members of our community have access to affordable housing in San Francisco, and we also advocate for their right to keep it.

Berkely Art Center

As a small nonprofit arts space, volunteers make a big difference in our ability to support local artists and audiences. We need people who are passionate about keeping the arts in the East Bay to help at every level — …
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Center for Elders’ Independence

You can help keep seniors healthier and happier—and have a really great time doing it. Volunteer at one of our nearby CEI Centers. No special skills required. Just your time and enthusiasm!

UnCommon Law

UnCommon Law’s mission is to provide access to justice and healing for people impacted by incarceration. We deliver trauma-informed, healing-centered mental health and legal counseling to help provide a safe pathway home for people currently serving lengthy prison terms in …
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mentor Tutor Connection

Mentor Tutor Connection places trained volunteer tutors at Mountain View Whisman elementary and middle schools. MTC also places trained volunteer mentors at the three MVLA high schools.

There With Care

There With Care provides a wide range of meaningful and fundamental services to children and families during the critical phase of a medical crisis. We serve families referred by medical agencies, by building a network of services and people who …
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Hope Services

Hope Services is the Bay Area’s largest non-profit agency, providing a wide array of quality services for persons with developmental disabilities for over 60 years! We are looking for volunteers to help out at our Thrift stores across the Bay …
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