what people are saying.
Week of Caring was great--the participants were so open and engaged! Thanks for all you do with The Volunteer Center to help foster and support these dynamic and needed relationships!
- Marie O'Connor, St. Anthony Foundation
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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Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Search our database of volunteer and board service opportunities. Updates are made in real-time so there's something new every day!
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The Board Match
Upcoming Event Dates and Locations
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Winter Holidays Volunteer Opportunties
From Solstice to Kwaanza there's tons to do this Holiday Season!
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