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Volunteer Service Opportunities

Looking for community service opportunities? You’ve come to the right place! This is a comprehensive list of community partners where students frequently volunteer.

If you currently serve at an organization not listed here, send Ms. Vanessa Miranda an email so that it can be added.

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Advocacy Opportunities

Animals

Children & Youth

Carondelet Volunteering

Environmental

Food Insecurity & Homelessness

Senior Care

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Advocacy Opportunities

Sustainable Contra Costa

Sustainable Contra Costa is a community of citizens, educators, innovators, and organizations designing and building pathways to ecologically sustainable, economically vibrant, and socially just communities for all.

Get Involved With Us

Animals

ARF - Animal Rescue Foundation

ARF offers a youth leadership program and regular volunteer opportunities for high school students. Check out their youth volunteer page to see about program details and sign up!

Volunteer Info

Children & Youth

Hope Solutions - Homework Club

We are looking for compassionate individuals to help in our afterschool Homework Club that goes from August through June. We need support at our Pittsburg, Pleasant Hill & Concord sites. You will provide academic and mentoring support to children from extremely low-income homes in grades K-12. Commitment is one afternoon per week (Monday-Thursday) for the entire school year.

→ Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors: apply on their website!

Monument Crisis Center - After School Cafe

Monument Crisis Center is looking for After School Cafe tutors at the beginning of each semester. Tutoring will be on Wednesdays and Thursdays in the afternoons virtually (during the pandemic).

→ Find the application on their website.

→ CONTACT: Karla Tinajero (ktinajero@monumentcrisiscenter.org) or Emely Baez (ebaez2350@gmail.com) if you have any questions.

Mindful Littles - Youth Leadership Program

Youth Leadership Program is perfect for teenagers and college students who want to dive deeply into mindfulness and service learning, develop critical leadership skills, and align passion with purpose—all while having fun working with elementary school children. You can teach mindfulness and kindness to children, or create your own project! Learn more at the link below.

Volunteer @ Mindful Littles

→ Mindful Littles will be hosting a Peace & Kindness Carnival on Veterans Day, November 11th and are in need of volunteers. Sign up now!

Queen of All Saints School - Extended Care Program

Provide age-appropriate activities and childcare services to children enrolled in the extended daycare program and actively supervise students to ensure safety.

Hours are 2:30-4:30 but we can be flexible around your school schedule and activities.

→ Email Lucia Prince at lprince@csdo.org

St. Agnes School - Extended Care Program

St. Agnes School is currently looking for after-school volunteers for their Extended Care Program (Kid’s Club). Your volunteer time would include: preparing snacks, preparing art and craft activities, clean up, and tutoring. You can view a complete description of the position here.

Time Commitment: Monday-Friday, 3pm-6pm; 1st Wednesday of each month, 12pm-6pm (if possible).

Contact Jill Lucia, Principal at (925) 689-3990 or jlucia@csdo.org

Shelter Inc. - Various Opportunities

Volunteers are able to participate in and coordinate projects for Shelter, Inc. Projects include meal-making and children’s activities.

Volunteer @ Shelter, Inc

**Shelter Inc is seeking donations for the following items (all items must be BRAND NEW): bedding (twin size), blankets (twin size), socks, underwear (men and women all sizes), bras, and gift cards for food and gas. Drop off your items from Monday - Friday between 9am-4pm at 1333 Willow Pass Rd. Ste. 206, Concord, CA 94520.

Summer Opportunities

Camp Krem

Message from Camp Krem: “Our in-person programs are currently suspended, due to Covid-19 and the wildfire damage that Camp Krem sustained in 2020. We are not currently seeking summer camp and respite program volunteers, but welcome volunteers in a range of other areas.”

Volunteer Website

John Muir Day Camp

John Muir Mountain Day Camp is a unique experience for children ages 7 to 12 that instills an appreciation for nature, and for the life and legacy of John Muir. Volunteer to help with camp in summer 2020.

Website

→ To find out more about volunteering, contact Camp Director Jill Harcke: (925) 680-8807 or E-mail: info@muircamp.org

Carondelet Volunteering

Athletics: Softball (Location: CAC)

Coach Mike Creecy is looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • A “manager” to run the electronic scoreboard. Approximately 2 hours.
  • A livestreamer for games using GameChanger Team Manager. (GoPro or cell phone and GameChanger Team Manager app needed). Approximately 2 hours.
  • Gameday field set up (manual labor moving sandbags and general set up) Approximately 90 mins.

→ Students can sign up by emailing softball.var@carondeleths.org or his personal email mecreecy@sbcglobal.net

Development: Phon-a-thon

The Phon-a-thon is an event that occurs every Spring on Giving Day. Students will spend the evening connecting with alumnae to invite them to participate in Carondelet Giving Day. They will use landline phones set up in the library to make phone calls and will have a written script to use.

→ Students will be invited to participate through Schoology.

Environmental

East Bay Regional Parks District

This parks district has many programs for volunteers. Check out their website for more info

EBRPD - Volunteer / Get Involved

The Gardens at Heather Farm

The Garden Manager is looking for extra hands to help rebuild a dry creek bed, install new paths, plant, and spread mulch/soil amendments.

→ Contact Jere Peck, Garden Manager, at jere@gardenshf.org if you’re interested in this project.

Pleasant Hill Instructional Garden

PHIG aims to educate students, staff, and community members in the need for water conservation with a demonstration garden using no pesticides, water recycling methods, drought tolerant and native plantings. Volunteers are welcome to help in ongoing projects or contribute to work days.

Link to Projects

Link to Volunteer Work Dates

Food Insecurity & Homelessness

Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano - Various Opportunities

The Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano has multiple volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas. View their calendar (link below) to learn more about their programs and how to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunity Calendar

Loaves & Fishes - Various Opportunities

They are seeking volunteers for their dining room, central kitchen, and for special events.

Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa

Meals on Wheels (Diablo Region) - Various Opportunities

Find a list of opportunities that you and your family/parent/guardian can participate in below.

Get Involved - MOW Diablo Region

Monument Crisis Center - Emergency Food Distribution

Monument Crisis Center operates an Emergency Food Distribution Program Monday through Thursday in the morning, and once per month on Saturdays.

→ Sign up on the MCC Volunteer Form.

White Pony Express - Various Opportunities

WPE needs volunteers in a wide variety of areas, ranging from food sorting, “running”, and helping in their general store.

Volunteer FAQs

→ Students interested in volunteering must sign up for a New Volunteer Orientation

Shelter Inc. - Various Opportunities

Volunteers are able to participate in and coordinate projects for Shelter, Inc. Projects include meal-making and children’s activities.

Volunteer @ Shelter, Inc

**Shelter Inc is seeking donations for the following items (all items must be BRAND NEW): bedding (twin size), blankets (twin size), socks, underwear (men and women all sizes), bras, and gift cards for food and gas. Drop off your items from Monday - Friday between 9am-4pm at 1333 Willow Pass Rd. Ste. 206, Concord, CA 94520.

St. Vincent de Paul - Various Opportunities

Volunteers can work in areas such as their thrift store, family resource center, and more.

Volunteer @ St. Vincent de Paul

→ Contact Linda Bilbay, Volunteer & Food Coordinator at bilbay@svdp-cc.org for more opportunities/questions.

Senior Care

Contact the following volunteer and activities coordinators to set up an ongoing volunteer commitment!

Aegis Senior Living

Volunteer Contact: Rochelle Balancio (Rochelle.Balancio@aegisliving.com)

Carlton Senior Living

Volunteer Contact: JC Paleja (jpaleja@carltonseniorliving.com)

Concord Senior Center

Check out their volunteer website for opportunities!

Tampico Terrace

Volunteer Contact: Ser Magne Roxas (recreation@tampicoterrace.com)

Sunrise Senior Living - Walnut Creek

Volunteer Contact: Cindy Smith (WalnutCreek.AVC@sunriseseniorliving.com)

Can’t find what you’re looking for?

If none of the above volunteer opportunities seem like a good fit, check out the website(s) below to search for more opportunities.

TeensVolunteer.org

TeensVolunteer.org is a free service that connects teens with the latest volunteer opportunities in California. Through our website, nonprofit organizations can post their volunteer listings, and teens can sign up via the TeensVolunteer platform.

Browse opportunities on their website. You can also view opportunities in Contra Costa County.

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