what people are saying. Great job on The Board Match! This was our first time participating and it was really beneficial to our agency! The training was very thorough and helped us to improve our board development, too.
- Susan Roberts, Executive Director, Girls on the Run of the Bay Area

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Connecting Resources. People. Organizations.

A pioneer in the field of volunteerism, The Volunteer Center connects individuals, nonprofits and businesses with opportunities and resources needed to support local communities.

Founded in 1946 by the Junior League of San Francisco, then called The Volunteer Bureau of San Francisco, it was the city’s central agency for volunteer placement.

In 2004, The Volunteer Center of San Francisco expanded regionally as The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, launching online access to resources in San Mateo for the first time.

Today, The Volunteer Center works closely with agencies to provide thousands of opportunities for volunteers of all ages. We offer a wide range of resources, consulting and training services, and provide a strong network for organizations in the area. We are here to strengthen and improve local communities through these main channels.

The Volunteer Center is governed by a voluntary board of directors representing a distinguished group of professionals in the fields of business, education and civic service.

We are managed by a group of dedicated and experienced staff, as well as volunteers.
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Resource for Group Volunteering
Planning for a group volunteer day? This is a list of nonprofits that regularly host groups of volunteers. They know how to put you to work!
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Disruption In Volunteer Opportunity Search
We're moving to a new and improved volunteer opportunity web portal. Where nonprofits post their volunteer needs and volunteers connect directly to help-out. The old system is down for now, but the new system will be online by November 9th, 2017.
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The Board Match
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