Onsite Volunteer Opportunities

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American Cancer Society Discovery Shop

In the Walnut Creek Shop we need Pricers and Sorters for our donations which are received 7 days a week and include clothing, accessories, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, collectibles, and household items.


Join in the basketball fun with special needs kids who love to play basketball.

Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden

Join fellow gardeners working in the garden, ongoing, usually on weekends.

Step a Head Running

A running program for children with autism. Start a chapter at your school or with a group of friends or volunteer with an already established group in Berkeley.

VITAS of Oakland

VITAS in Oakland is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families.

Autism Helpers

Be a friend to autistic children. Meet with kids and play games and help autistic kids develop deeper relationships.


Join in the soccer fun with special needs kids who love to play soccer.

Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center

There are many ways to volunteer at PRRC, whether you are working in a program with our participants, doing administrative tasks in our offices, or helping out at a fundraising event.

Sunday Friends

The nonprofit is in San Jose (not in Contra Costa County) but it is a special one that meets on Sundays and has a direct touch to those in need.

Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center

The Riding Center located in Orinda, CA. Volunteers work in equine assisted therapy for children with disabilities.

Bay Area Children’s Theatre

Be an Usher for Bay Area Children's Theatre! Bay Area Children’s Theatre creates special theatrical productions for children with special needs.

Oakland Children’s Hospital

High School Summer Internship Program at Oakland Children’s Hospital

Reading Partners

Reading Partners is an education nonprofit that mobilizes community volunteers to provide one-on-one tutoring to struggling elementary student readers.

The Computer Club of Rossmoor

Looking for Volunteers with solid computer and /or mobile device skills. But even if those are not your strong suits, there are other ways you can get involved.