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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

East Bay Agency for Children, Circle of Care

Healthy conditions are not distributed equally across our communities. Poverty, racism, and policies and laws that don’t support all families create barriers to wellness for many Bay Area families. EBAC’s transformational programs help children, youth, and families recover from trauma; …
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Voices for Pets

Voices For Pets (VFP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to ending violence against animals in the Bay area/Contra Costa County. We track animal cruelty cases through the court system to strengthen and enforce laws against animal crimes, while advocating …
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Project Delta View Cats

Project Delta View Cats is a 100 % volunteer-led program that ensures all community cats in our pilot project, in and around our marina area, are trapped, altered, vaccinated and returned back to the location they were found. Friendly community …
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Open Heart Kitchen

Open Heart Kitchen is the largest hot meal program of its kind in the Tri­-Valley Area of Northern California, feeding the hungry 7 days a week across multiple locations in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin. There is no qualifying process and …
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Wu Yee Children’s Services

WHO: Highly skilled, energetic professionals seeking to get involved philanthropically in their community by volunteering and fundraising to serve immigrant and low-income children and families. WHY: As a Wu Yee Ambassador, you have a unique opportunity to contribute to programs …
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Kimochi

Since 1971, Kimochi has provided culturally sensitive, Japanese language-based programs and services to 3,000 Bay Area seniors and their families each year. Services include transportation; referral and outreach services; health and consumer education seminars; healthy aging and senior center activities; …
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