Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, June 10, 2013.|
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Hands-on volunteer opportunities include creek clean-ups, habitat restoration and trail work. All ages are welcome. Check online calendar for updated volunteer workdays and events.
American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter
2731 N. First St., San Jose. Also at 400 Mitchell Lane, Palo Alto. Volunteer opportunities include disaster volunteers, office volunteers, CPR instructors, public relations and special events.
Avenidas Volunteer Corps
450 Bryant St., Palo Alto. The Volunteer Corps recruits adults to help in a number of programs ranging from tutoring to driving seniors. Volunteers also provide general assistance with a variety of operations at Avenidas. Flexible schedule and opportunities that fit any interest and skill level. No age requirement.
Bill and Jean Lane Education Center
Edgewood Park & Natural Preserve, 6 Old Stage Coach Road, Redwood City. Volunteer docents share their enthusiasm for nature by staffing the center for 3.5 hours at least once a month.
Bill Wilson Center
3490 The Alameda, San Jose. The Volunteer Case Aide Program provides volunteers to assist county social workers with a variety of tasks, including mentoring, tutoring, child watch and supervising visits, for court-dependent children who arereceiving services. Minimum age is 18. Volunteers must attend training and orientation sessions.
Building Futures Now
Volunteer tutors provide academic support at an East Palo Alto facility during after-school and full-time summer programs. Volunteer mentors are assigned to individual students and meet with them once or twice a month on weekends to share adventures and spend time together. Professional staff provides training and support.
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring
Taube Tennis Stadium, 625 Campus Drive, Stanford. An after-school program for K-12 students from East Palo Alto. Volunteers serve as academic tutors and/or tennis coaches.
2560 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto. Volunteer docents inspire a love of nature through classroom presentations in schools with related field trips to local nature sites.The group's EcoCenter is located in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve.
Friends for Youth Inc.
1741 Broadway, Redwood City. Serves at-risk youth, ages 8-17. Mentoring services match adult volunteers with at-risk youth. Mentoring Institute provides technical assistance, guidance and training to other mentoring agencies.
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo
1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Volunteers help with fundraising, marketing, public relations, press, special events, or museum & zoo tours.
Friends of the Palo Alto Library
P.O. Box 41, Palo Alto. Nonprofit group that raises funds for the Palo Alto Library hosts a huge book sale every month on the second Saturday and Sunday at the Cubberley Community Center, 4000 Middlefield Road. Volunteers assist in a wide range of activities.
HandsOn Bay Area
97 S. 2nd St. #100, San Jose. HandsOn Bay Area offers opportunities to volunteer, learn and lead. Individuals, families, teams and corporate groups come together for volunteer events in San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Francisco and Alameda counties. Also 135 Bluxome St., 2nd Fl., San Francisco.
InnVision Shelter Network
33 Encina Ave., Palo Alto. Volunteers at the downtown Food Closet distribute groceries to clients; at the Clothes Closet, they sort and distribute donated clothing to clients. They prepare meals in the Breaking Bread Hot Meals Program. At the Opportunity Service Center, volunteers distribute toiletries, sort mail, answer phone, interact with clients and help in kitchen.
Junior League of Palo Alto Mid-Peninsula, The
555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. An organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.Should you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at: 650-766-9914.
Music for Minors
883 N. Shoreline Blvd., C120, Mtn. View. Music for Minors recruits and trains volunteers to teach music in K-3 classrooms once each week throughout the school year.
Palo Alto Animal Services
3281 E. Bayshore Road, Palo Alto. Clean, calm, well-socialized animals have the greatest chance of getting adopted, and volunteers help by acting as animal attendants. Volunteer positions include cat, dog and rabbit attendants, animal foster parents and office assistants.
Palo Alto Art Center
1313 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Volunteers are active at the Art Center. With both weekly commitments to occasional drop-in activities, Art Center volunteers support all aspects of education, special events, exhibitions, summer camps, and more. Training provided. College internships and teen opportunities available.
E-mail: Emily Lacroix, volunteer coordinator to join the weekly email list, email@example.com.
Palo Alto Library
1213 Newell Road, Palo Alto. Provide support to any of Palo Alto's five libraries. Volunteer opportunities include tech support, shelving materials, outreach, and many other projects. Flexible schedules to meet individual needs, and new volunteers are welcomed at any time. Minimum age of 14.
Call 617-3100 ext. 3215.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation
795 El Camino Real, Palo Alto. Volunteers are needed to put a smile on patients' faces. Shifts are 8 a.m. to noon, or noon to 4 p.m. Mon-Fri. For every four hours that one volunteers, PAMF provides a free lunch. Must be 16 years or older.
Call Karen Mosher, volunteer manager, at 650-853-4703.
Peninsula Interfaith Action
1336 Arroyo Ave., San Carlos. Peninsula Interfaith Action (PIA) is a federation of 19 congregations organized to improve the quality of life for families on the Peninsula. Issues include community development, education, fiscal reform, health care, housing, immigration and public safety.
Rebuilding Together Peninsula
P.O. Box 4031, Menlo Park. A nondenominational nonprofit that coordinates volunteers to renovate homes and community facilities of low-income, elderly and/or disabled neighbors. The event occurs on the last Saturday in April. Office address is 841 Kaynyne St., Redwood City.
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS)
3801 Miranda Ave., Palo Alto. Volunteers provide many important functions throughout the Medical Center and help make patients' stay more enjoyable. Volunteers' talents are closely matched with assignments, from providing transportation for medical treatment to working one-on-one with veterans.
Volunteer Center, The
1675 California St., San Francisco. From mentoring to serving food in a shelter, there are volunteer jobs to match. Partnering with hundreds of nonprofit organizations, The Volunteer Center lists more than 1,000 opportunities accessible to volunteers of all ages looking for ongoing commitments or one-time jobs.
1450 Rollins Road, Burlingame. Wildlife Rescue volunteers work directly with and handle a variety of wild animals. Job duties vary, depending on the number and species of wildlife housed at the Peninsula Humane Society/Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Must be 16 years or older. Also at 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (April through Oct.).
Call 650-340-7022 ext. 328.
YMCA of Silicon Valley
1922 The Alameda, 3rd Floor, San Jose. Volunteer opportunities include office support, coaching, computer-lab tutoring, personal training, graphic design, public relations, refereeing, swim instruction, teen mentoring and more.
Youth Community Service (YCS)
4120 Middlefield Road, Room P-8, Palo Alto. YCS offers school-based service clubs in middle and high schools in Palo Alto, and life skills classes in middle schools in the Ravenswood and Los Altos school districts, and in high schools in the Sequoia district. YCS provides a summer camp, Summer of Service, for middle school students, and sponsors quarterly service days.