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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

Home Delivery Volunteering – Second Harvest Food Bank

Hello, we currently have volunteer opportunities available in San Mateo and Santa Clara County. Home delivery volunteers commit to regularly delivering nutritious groceries to our senior and homebound clients. These volunteer opportunities are consistently open every week on a regular …
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Friends International Christian Academy

Friends International Christian Academy champions diversity, innovation, and skills development in Ugandan children. The founders’ goals are to ensure that the next generation gets the attention, care, and training they need to take Uganda to the next level. Through programs …
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OneProsper

OneProsper International is a 501(c)(3) U.S. non-profit organization based in San Francisco. Our English Learning Buddy Program is focused on girls’ education in India, with the specific mission of ‘girls educating girls.’ Girls from low-income families in India aspire to …
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Farms to Grow

Volunteer with Farms to Grow, Inc to make an impact at our Urban Garden Project in Oakland.We are looking for people with interest in gardening, and a love for producing fresh food to feed the community. No experience, no worries. …
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Living Classroom

Living Classroom’s mission is to make education come alive and empower the next generation by growing environmental champions, ​inquisitive learners, and healthy eaters. We support a new generation of students that are excited about science, connected to nature, and are …
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Care Through Touch Institute

Description of Organization and/or Volunteer Opportunities Available:Our mission is to be present with suffering and promote healing through human connection. We began in l983 in Berkeley caring primarily for people living with HIV/AIDS. In 1997 we relocated to San Francisco. …
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