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You will find a list of non-profits that are approved and suggested places for volunteering as a group. If you’d like to request a non-profit to be added to the list or help with organizing your volunteer experience, you can find services here as well.

List of Non-Profits



Environment

Surfrider Org - Beach Clean Ups
San Francisco Surfrider hosts multiple beach cleanups each month at Ocean Beach and Baker Beach. Volunteers are our greatest asset. And all you have to do is show up! Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Sutro Stewards Corporate Team Building Service Projects
Bring your team out for a service project on Mount Sutro to discover and contribute to this one-of-a-kind open space in the heart of San Francisco. Work with our team on conservation, nursery, and trail projects to accomplish meaningful work outside of the office. Receive guidance from our staff and crew leaders for a safe and rewarding experience. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Friends of the Urban Forest

In order to keep San Francisco beautiful and the air clean, Friends of the Urban Forest dedicate themselves to the upkeep of the city’s green infrastructure by planting and caring for the trees and gardens that line the streets. The organization and volunteers have planted over 50,000 trees in the city. Whether you volunteer for a single day or you become a regular contributor, FUF encourages you to get involved in planting and caring for the trees, facilitating community outreach, and advocating for the cause. Large groups should call Esmeralda by phone at 415-268-0772 to organize their volunteer day.

Presidio Trust
Transform and maintain SF’s historic Presidio by planting seeds, maintaining trails, leading tours, and maintaining the rich flora of this beautiful area. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Maintain, preserve, improve, and protect the 80k acres of Golden Gate National Parks. Volunteer activities include growing and caring for native plants, identifying and removing invasive plants, and preserving and maintaining vulnerable areas of the parks. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

SF Recreation and Park Department
There are a number of opportunities in 225 parks, including garden restoration and a docent program. Find opportunities in every corner of the city that are as diverse as your interests, skills, and abilities. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Children & Families

Family House
Family House can accommodate groups of up to 70 people for a “done in a day” project such as cleaning, organizing, hosting a family meal or arts & crafts activity. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

826 Valencia
Opportunities for adults include working with students, as well as design, photography and editing work. Corporate group volunteering opportunities available. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Children’s Book Project
This nonprofit provides books to children who need them. Volunteers are needed to count and sort donated books. You can also donate books to the organization. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Janet Pomeroy Center
This center provides education and activities for adults and children with disabilities. Volunteers can fundraise, provide administrative support, or assist staff in helping program attendees. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Urban Sprouts
Urban Sprouts aims to build communities through garden-based education. Community Sprouts are monthly Saturday work days in the community garden. Group work days are available for groups of 5+ volunteers. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty

St. Anthony Foundation
Located in the Tenderloin, St. Anthony Foundation lifts the spirits of the neighborhood by serving hot meals daily and providing clothing to those in need. As a volunteer, you can assist by sorting clothing or serving food in the dining room and interacting with members of the community. The dining room is a warm, welcoming environment, and the opportunity to share a meal with and listen to the amazing stories of those around you is an unparalleled experience. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

GLIDE Daily Free Meals Program
The Volunteer Resource Program at GLIDE places about 10,000 volunteers each year, totaling 65,000 hours of service. Serving a meal in the Daily Free Meals Program is a transformative experience. This program requires 85 volunteers each day to fill the breakfast, prep, lunch and dinner shifts, 364 days a year. With your help we can serve approximately 2,000 meals per day to our community. Volunteers assist with everything from serving food, to bussing tables, to handing out silverware and condiments. Be prepared to roll up your sleeves and make some beautiful human connections! Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect welcomes volunteer groups of all shapes and sizes at our large-scale service events. Holding 5 events annually, we need more than 700 volunteers and more than 50% of all volunteers attend through a partnering group. A number of our volunteer opportunities allow volunteer groups to work together as a team! Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

SF-Marin Food Bank

From their pantry network and home-delivered groceries, to nutrition-education classes and food-stamp enrollment, SF Marin Food Bank works in many ways to nourish and empower neighbors in need.  From the south-east corner of San Francisco to the farthest points in West Marin, the Food Bank is a vital lifeline. Food makes it possible for kids to learn, for adults to focus better at work, and for seniors to stay healthy and active. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Habitat for Humanity
The Hands On Deck group is made up of Habitat Greater San Francisco’s newest on-call volunteers. In order to stay on track with our mission goals, we strive to keep all volunteer slots full. We count on Hands on Deck members to fill any last minute slots. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Project Open Hand
Nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Meals on Wheels
Volunteer opportunities include providing food and help to seniors in need. Large groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Request to Add a Non-Profit

If you have a non-profit in mind that you would like to volunteer with your team at, please email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to request a review. Once Risk Management has reviewed your request, we will respond to your request with approval/denial.

If approved, bring the non-profit to your manager as a possible place to volunteer.

That’s it! If successful, let us know and we will add the new site to our list of possible non-profits.

Non-Profit Matching Services


VolunteerMatch
Provides a free, searchable database of non-profit organizations and allows you to search by cause type (arts & culture, children & youth, health & medicine, and many more). To find opportunities for groups, go to the search page and click the “groups” filter option on the left hand side.

HandsOn Bay Area
An organization connecting individuals and companies to local Bay Area non-profit organizations for individual or group volunteering.
HandsOn Bay Area provides a searchable calendar for volunteer activities, including those for groups. To sign up for an opportunity using the calendar, you must pay a fee of $5 per volunteer. They also provide comprehensive planning for group volunteering events at a fee of approximately $80-90 per volunteer. Please contact us if you are interested in this option and we can help connect you.

The Volunteer Center

Provides a list of organizations within San Francisco and San Mateo counties that accept corporate volunteer groups.