Please check out our Volunteer/Job Board in the Center.  We have a growing list of opportunities.

John Muir Health Volunteers

John Muir Health has a competitive volunteer program that takes applications twice a year.  Students can check in with the College & Career Center at the end of August and January, listen for a post in the morning announcements, and check our online bulletin for more information.

Bedford Gallery

The Bedford Gallery interns receive hands-on experience in such areas as exhibition research and preparation, public relations, fund-raising and gallery administration. Interns use their skills with PCs and Macintosh computers, graphic design, writing and phone reception to help organize exhibitions, publicize events, and meet administrative needs. Interns are asked to make a full semester and/or a three-to-six month commitment. Interns must be receiving school credit or working towards a school project. (Arts and Recreation Department) Contact: Christine Koppes 925-295-1423

Click here for more on the Bedford Gallery

Open Space

Open Space has a number of volunteer opportunities, including Heritage Volunteers, Trail Crew, Site Volunteer and Trail Patrol. To learn more, click here [PDF].(Public Services Department) Contact: Open Space Supervising Ranger Nancy Dollard at 925-943-5899, ext. 2135.

Click here for more on Walnut Creek’s Open Space.

Assistance League of Diablo Valley

Assistance League of Diablo Valley is a nonprofit, member volunteer organization dedicated to improving lives in our community through hands-on programs.  Assisteens is accepting applications for young men and women who will be entering grades 7 through 12 in the fall of 2018-2019.  For more information go online to http://www.diablovalley.assistanceleague.org and see their information flyer and application.

Kaiser Medical Center

Kaiser Medical Center in Walnut Creek needs volunteers! Apply athttps://volunteer-ncal.kaiserpermanente.org

Volunteer at Walnut Creek Sports Medicine

Description: Volunteers help keep the Sports Medicine Clinic safe and clean. Volunteers help wipe down tables, sanitize exercise equipment and organize rehabilitation supplies. Also they may assist in some physical therapy activities and do some supervised research on pediatric injuries/diseases.

To be considered for this summer program, review the info and complete the volunteer application here.

Target Audience: High school students (age 16-17) that are interested in learning about medicine, physical therapy, athletic training or injury rehabilitation.

Volunteer at JFCS East Bay

Description: VJFCS East Bay offers many ways for community members to get involved and give back.  Whether you’re working with a newly arrived refugee from Afghanistan, visiting a Holocaust survivor in their home, or providing a holiday gift to a low-income child in Oakland, each volunteer brings immense consideration, love, and impact to their interactions with our clients.

To be considered for a volunteer position, review the info and complete the volunteer application here.

Volunteer with the International Rescue Committee

Description:  Community Volunteer will work closely with the Economic Empowerment team in providing basic community skills training to IRC’s female clients in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Volunteers will assist clients by leading them through the day to day skills such as: accessing translator services for medical appointments, shopping at grocery and department stores, practicing interview skills for job hunting, preparing for written driver’s license tests, engaging in English conversation.
The volunteers will work  in Contra-Costa or Alameda county with individual clients, either in-home or at a location arranged between volunteer and client.

To be considered for a volunteer position, review the info and complete the volunteer application here.

Volunteer with ARF

Description: ARF’s youth volunteers make important contributions to animals and people while volunteering independently of their parents. Structured programs for middle school students and high school students offer engaging, age-appropriate activities on weekends, after school, and during scheduled school breaks.

To be considered for a volunteer position, review the info and complete the volunteer application here.

Contra Costa Search and Rescue – Cadet Team

The SAR Cadets are members of the CoCoSAR Team aged 14 to 18. They are trained to provide medical, evidence and educational support for community events as needed at the request of the Sheriff. SAR Cadets respond to incidents such as: missing persons; wilderness/mountain searches; natural and man-made disasters; criminal case evidence searches; and night, foul weather and rough terrain searches. SAR Cadets receive excellent training and growth opportunities that can prepare them for a variety of careers, including those in emergency services, law enforcement and the military.

Membership qualifications: Must be between 14 and 18 years of age; U.S. citizen; no felony arrests or convictions; physically fit; maintain at least a 2.0 gpa; (if licensed) a good driving record.

Click here to learn more and to apply.


CUESA offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities in San Francisco and Oakland to support our local farmers and provide healthy food education, such as assisting customers at the Ferry Plaza and Jack London Square Farmers Markets, teaching kids to cook, doing food prep for free cooking demos, or pitching in at farm tours and fundraising events. 

18 Reasons/Cooking Matters

18 Reasons, the nonprofit arm of the Bi-Rite family of businesses, partners with the national organization Cooking Matters to offer cooking and nutrition classes for low-income communities around the Bay Area. There are opportunities to volunteer both at their 18th Street public classes and events, as well as through Cooking Matters as a volunteer chef, nutritionist, or class assistant. Learn more.

Leah’s Pantry

Leah’s Pantry offers nutrition and cooking workshops to catalyze healthy food choices among low-income individuals and families. As a volunteer, you can support these programs by chopping veggies for meals or leading group discussions at their Food Smarts classes. Learn more.

Food Runners

Resolved to prevent food waste in 2018? Food Runners volunteers pick up excess perishable food from restaurants, caterers, cafeterias, hotels, and other businesses (including the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market) and deliver it to local shelters and food programs to feed the hungry. Volunteers help make over 10,000 meals possible in San Francisco each week. Learn more.

Food Shift

Based in the East Bay, Food Shift also does food recovery to reduce food waste, feed the hungry, and create jobs. The Food Shift kitchen trains and employs residents of the Alameda Point Collaborative, a housing community for previously homeless individuals. The kitchen needs culinary volunteers to help with food prep. Learn more.

Contra Costa and Solono County Food Bank

Food banks rely on volunteers to get tons of donated food to people in need. Volunteers can help with food pickups, sorting produce and bulk foods, creating grocery boxes for seniors in need, and working directly with the community to offer nutrition education and outreach through programs like CalFresh. Learn more.


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