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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

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. For groups of 5 or more, please contact Atalanta at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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. Please visit their webpage to learn more and get started. 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
Corporate group volunteer opportunities are available at 826 Valencia which include working with young learners with writing projects as a volunteer tutor. 826 Valencia can accommodate groups up to 12 and 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 builds healthy communities through garden-based education at six gardens throughout San Francisco. Open garden hours for the public are offered at the Parklab Community Garden in Mission Bay throughout the week and every 2nd Saturday, 10-2pm, at the June Jordan Farm and Kitchen. Corporate group work-days are available Monday - Saturday; to organize please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty

St. Anthony’s
Located in the heart of the Tenderloin, St. Anthony’s is an organization that provides essential support to San Franciscans living in poverty. As a volunteer, you can help community members in need by preparing or serving a meal in our Dining Room, sorting clothes in our Clothing Program, or bagging groceries in our weekly Farmers Market. Groups can email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to coordinate 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.

SF-Marin Food Bank

Please note that you will be bending, standing, twisting and moving quite a bit!
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. Please visit https://www.sfmfoodbank.org/volunteer/ to view and organize a volunteer experience.

Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco builds homes for low-income Bay Area families with the support of volunteers. They also strengthen communities with Neighborhood Revitalization programs like home repair, park clean-up, and community garden beautification. Finally, they sell donated furniture at discounted prices at our ReStore, where they need volunteers six days a week. Groups should email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) to organize their volunteer day.

Project Open Hand
Project Open Hand utilizes 125 enthusiastic volunteers each day to accomplish their mission of nourishing seniors and those dealing with chronic illness with “meals with love”.  Each volunteer shift can accommodate up to 20 participants max.  The group’s tasks will vary depending on the agency needs.  All shifts include an orientation and a meal.  Kitchen volunteers will slice, chop, and dice whole food and help assemble meal packages for clients to pick up.  Volunteers in the Grocery Center typically work in the warehouse.  Their tasks may include sorting, bagging, culling food items, stocking the Grocery Center shelves, shopping for clients, or assisting in the kitchen during special projects.  To volunteer, please email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Meals on Wheels
Volunteer opportunities include writing note cards, 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.

Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership
The Center for Volunteer & Nonprofit Leadership understands that even the largest nonprofits benefit from a consistent forum to exchange best practices and cutting-edge resources. Through CVNL, leaders of the most established organizations convene to access the information, dialogue, and collegial support they need to take their impact to the next level.

The Volunteer Center

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