Volunteer Center of the East Bay

If you live anywhere in the East Bay and are looking for somewhere to volunteer your time, check out The Volunteer Center of the East Bay.

It’s totally free and their mission is to simply connect people who need volunteers with people who want to volunteer. The Volunteer Center of the East Bay is funded through a combination of foundation grants, corporate donations and gifts from individuals.

The mission of the Volunteer Center of the East Bay focuses on four key areas:

The Volunteer Center of the East Bay offers several different volunteer programs including:

Want to learn all you can about being the best volunteer you can be? Come to the 2009 National Conference on Volunteering and Service at the Moscone Center in San Francisco June 22nd, 23rd, and 24th. It’s the world’s largest meeting of volunteers and service leaders from the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors.

Co-convened by The Corporation for National and Community Service and the Points of Light Institute, the conference provides an opportunity to connect with and learn from nonprofit leaders from all corners of the nation. This year’s theme — “Civic. Energy. Generation.” — reflects the tremendous excitement in our nation today as people of all ages and backgrounds unify in a powerful movement to bring about social change.

Based in the Walnut Creek, the Volunteer Center of the East Bay is centrally located to gather volunteers from all over the East Bay.

It’s easy to get started – visit their website and check out the Center’s database to find your perfect volunteer opportunity. Their system allows you to create volunteer profiles, search for volunteer opportunities by geography, issue area, or even keywords, and receive automatic emails about service opportunities.

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