what people are saying. It was a great pleasure to talk with you over the phone. You have been kind and informative about how to approach matching the best opportunities for students from South Korea.
- Priscilla Choi


The Volunteer Bureau of San Francisco is founded by the Junior League of San Francisco as the city’s central agency for volunteer placement.

The Transitional Volunteer Program is established to place people with mental, physical and environmental disabilities in structured volunteer positions supporting nonprofits throughout the City.

The Volunteer Center convenes leading businesses that understand the value of employee volunteering as the Bay Area Corporate Volunteer Council.


The Volunteer Center launches an awards program with the Corporate Community Involvement Award, awarded to a Bay Area business that operates an outstanding employee involvement program, followed by awards for community volunteers, corporate leaders in volunteerism, nonprofit volunteer management, and board leaders.

Board Match Plus program is created to provide customized board matching and recruitment services, and helps potential board candidates learn about board service.


Bay Area Volunteer Centers across five counties identify opportunities to collaborate and create a region-wide database of volunteer opportunities.

The Volunteer Center of San Francisco expands regionally as The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, launching online access to volunteer center resources in San Mateo County for the first time.

Hats Off! A Celebration of Community Volunteers highlights The Volunteer Center’s award winners.

The Volunteer Center restructures to provide: 1) Volunteer Services and 2) Consulting and Training to nonprofits and businesses.

The Bay Area Corporate Volunteer Council is named CVC of the Year.


iVolunteer.net is launched. An inspirational blog written by volunteers about how their involvement began, what they do to give back and how they are affected by volunteer service.

The Nonprofit Volunteer Leaders Council is launched, a sister council to the BACVC. Nonprofit leaders are provided with opportunities to network and learn best practices from one another and their business sector counterparts.

The Volunteer Center hosts the National Conference on Volunteering and Service in San Francisco, bringing 5000 volunteer leaders from throughout the world to lay plans for advancing volunteerism. They are joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and First Lady of California Maria Shriver.
COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunties
There are limited opportunities to volunteer during this national emergency. However, HandsOn Bay Area has a few ways to get involved now.
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Help needed to support Seniors through San Francisco’s Department of Disability and Aging Services
DAS and their community partners collaborate to help older adults and adults with disabilities have access to food and services. They are looking for volunteers to help people with daily tasks so they can remain safely at home.
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