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Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties


Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties

Volunteer Center

Refers volunteers to nonprofit public and private community agencies throughout the county.


Plays a role in fostering a strong network among nonprofit, public, and business sector organizations and ordinary citizens, united by the goal of improving local communities. The Volunteer Center works to ensure quality volunteer experiences at partner nonprofits so that volunteers remain a renewable resource. Staff and consultants provide expert consulting and training to nonprofit, corporate and government clients, building their in-house capacity to engage or deploy volunteers strategically. Volunteer Services provide community members with opportunities to volunteer and ensure they have the training, support and incentives to participate and benefit from service. Engaging volunteers from diverse segments of the community, Volunteer Services annually connects 15,000 volunteers to nearly 1,000 nonprofit agencies, schools and government organizations. Through leadership of the Bay Area Corporate Volunteer Council (BACVC), the Volunteer Center offers assistance and advice to local businesses as they define their own approach to corporate community involvement. Also offers volunteer event management services as well as consulting services to develop an outstanding employee volunteer program. In partnership with local government and other key disaster responders, the Volunteer Center is ready to mobilize and deploy spontaneous volunteers in the event of a disaster.


Public Transit:

MUNI, SAMTRANS, CALTRAIN stop within 1 block. BART - Civic Center Station.
1675 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 37.7902439 -122.4217453 Other

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Spanish

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair



For workshops, events and special consulting only.



How to Apply:

Visit Web site.

Service Wait Estimate:

Minimal wait.

Service Areas:

  • San Francisco County
  • San Mateo County