24 Hour Crisis Hotline - SF Suicide prevention - 415-781-0500
24 Hour Crisis Hotline: The mission of San Francisco Suicide Prevention is to provide emotional support, assistance, and intervention as necessary to persons in crisis and those impacted by them, without regard to race, age, religion, gender, or sexual orientation for more information call the 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: 415-781-0500 or visit www.sfsuicide.org
511 Bay Area
511Bay Area Traffic Updates: 511 is your one-stop phone and web source for up-to-the-minute Bay Area traffic, transit, rideshare, and bicycling information. It's FREE and available whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – from anywhere in the nine-county Bay Area. Call 511 or www.511.org
Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange
The Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange is seeking representatives to work with host families and exchange students. If you are interested, hours are flexible and they will train you. For details, please call 1-866-462-3423. http://www.afice.org/
Adolescent Counseling Services
Adolescent Counseling Services has helped teens and their families dealing with substance abuse for over 30 years. They are dedicated to helping your child find the way to recovery for more information call 650-329-9410 or visit www.acs-teens.org.
Adopt A Special Kid
Adopt A Special Kid or AASK holds monthly workshops for those interested in becoming a foster or adoptive parent contact AASK for more information at www.aask.orgor call 510-553-1748 x 12.
African American Art & Cultural Center
The African American Art and Culture Complex (AAACC) is a community based, 501(c)3 arts and cultural organization. Our mission is to empower our community through Afro-centric artistic and cultural expression, mediums, education and programming.
We are dedicated to inspiring children and youth to serve as agents of change, cultivating their leadership skills and fostering a commitment to community service and activism. In addition, we encourage, support and promote the work of young, aspiring Bay Area artists. We also strive to develop partnerships with organizations that are similarly committed to our mission, and offer our space to the community for special events. Visit www.aaacc.org for details.
Alameda County Library - Write to Read Adult Literacy Program
The Alameda County Library Write to Read Adult Literacy program needs volunteers to help adult learners improve their reading, writing and comprehension skills. Make a difference by leading a small group or providing individual tutoring. Tutors must be English speakers, 18 and older, no degrees necessary. If you have a couple of hours per week and are patient and enjoy helping others take positive steps with their reading and writing, this is the volunteer job for you. For further information visit www.aclibrary.org or call 510-748-1480.
Alameda County - Crisis Hotline - 1-800-309-2131
Alameda County Crisis Hotline - 1-800-309-213.
The California Highway Patrol in conjunction with the National Amber Alert and Center for Missing and Exploited Children - Visit this website for information and find out how you can help.
California Highway Patrol Amber Alerts www.chp.ca.gov/amber/amber-en.html
American Cancer Society
The American Cancer Society provides personalized guidance for cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with cancer, call 1-800-ACS(227)-2345 or log on to www.cancer.orgto get connected with local resources and services that can help you through your cancer experience.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter: provides relief to those affected by disasters and empowers individuals in our community to prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies. By helping people in the Bay Area learn how to take care of their families and neighbors, we strengthen our community and make it more resilient to disasters large and small. For more information visit http://www.bayarea-redcross.org/
American Heart Association
American Heart Association: Their mission is to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. That single purpose drives all we do. The need for our work is beyond question. American Heart Association - www.americanheart.org
American Diabetes Association
The American Diabetes Association is the nation's leading nonprofit health organization providing diabetes research, information and advocacy. Their mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes. Visit www.diabetes.org for more information or please call 1-888-DIABETES.
AnewAmerica - Business Training Program
Join AnewAmerica's business training. They offer the only program in the nation that provides immigrant entrepreneurs up to three years of support in business planning, business coaching, matched savings, financial management, and access to markets and capital, all within a framework of social responsibility. AnewAmerica is accepting applications for our training classes which start in Sept 2008. Please call 510-540-7785, or for details visit www.anewamerica.org.
Arriba Juntos: The original mission of Arriba Juntos was to meet the basic service needs of the Latino immigrants moving into the Mission District in the 1960's. Those needs were housing, education, employment, childcare, and health care. During the sixties such programs were supported by President Johnson's War on Poverty. Visit www.arribajuntos.org
Asian American Bar Association: AABA
Asian American Bar Association: AABA is one of the largest Asian American bar associations in the nation and one of the largest minority bar associations in the State of California. From its inception in 1976, AABA and its attorneys have been actively involved in civil rights issues and community service. AABA members filed an amicus brief in the Bakke affirmative action case, filed a successful petition overturning the conviction of Fred Korematsu in the landmark Korematsu v. United States case, worked on the successful campaign to release Chol Soo Lee from prison, and were involved in efforts to release Wen Ho Lee and to unseal documents in his case. AABA supports and works with civil rights and public interest groups such as the Asian Law Caucus, Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach (APILO) and Asian Law Alliance. Visit Asian American Bar Association - www.aaba-bay.com
Asian Neighborhood Design (AND)
Asian Neighborhood Design (AND): Our mission is to reduce poverty and revitalize neighborhoods in the Bay Area by building healthy communities and providing opportunities for low-income residents to become economically self-sufficient. Asian Neighborhood Design (AND) - www.andnet.org
Bay Area Rescue Mission
Since 1965, the Bay Area Rescue Mission has been caring for the homeless and impoverished of the Bay Area. At the Bay Area Rescue Mission, offers help for the "whole person":Food, shelter, computer-aided learning, and GED preparation, job skills training, parenting classes, and more. For more information www.BayAreaRescue.orgor call 510.215.4555.
Bay Area Black United Fund
Bay Area Black United Fund: The Bay Area Black United Fund (BABUF) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization located in Oakland, California. Our mission is to promote and build partnerships with organizations so that we can work together to maximize our capacity to serve African-American people and other communities of color. For more information visit Bay Area Black United Fund - www.babuf.org
Bay Area Women Against Rape
BAWAR, the nation's first rape crisis center was started in 1971 was started in an effort toe effect changes in the treatment of sexual assault survivors and to offer support and counseling. Their 24 hour hotline is 510-845-7273. All of BAWAR's direct client services are free of charge and confidential. http://www.bawar.org
Bar Association of San Francisco
The Lawyer Referral and Information Service can arrange an appointment for you to meet an attorney experienced in the area of law that relates to your situation. If you need a lawyer call 415-989-1616 or visit www.sfbar.org.
Berkeley Adult School
Berkeley Adult School in Berkeley offers free High School Diploma and GED classes and Free citizenship classes. For more information visit bas.berkeley.net.
Berkeley East Bay Humane Society
Volunteers are needed to help with dogs in the Adoption Center. Work includes daily care, such as walking, training, feeding, and kennel cleaning; training is provided. Positions are available 7 days a week, primarily during the hours of 8-10 a.m. and 4-6 p.m. call 510-845-7735, ext. 13, or visit http://www.berkeleyhumane.org.
Black Adoption Placement and Research Center (BAPRC)
Black Adoption Placement and Research Center (BAPRC) is a private, non-profit agency founded in 1983. Their services are provided to families residing in 14 Northern California counties. They are a licensed adoption and foster family agency (FFA) dedicated to recruiting permanent loving families from the community from which the disproportionate number of waiting children come - the African American community. BAPRC places an emphasis on advocating on behalf of children with special needs who might otherwise spend their entire childhoods in foster care. You can get more information on BAPRC at www.baprc.org.
Black Coalition on AIDS
Black Coalition on AIDS: The Black Coalition on AIDS (BCA) is dedicated to reducing health disparities in the Black community, particularly the spread of HIV/AIDS. BCA strives to achieve this focus by providing health and wellness services including, but not limited to, transitional housing, health education, advocacy, health case management and other health-promoting activities.For more information viisit www.bcoa.org
Breathe California - Stop Smoking Classes
Join Breathe Californiaat one of its stop-smoking classes being held throughout the area. To learn more, call 1-877-327-8432 that’s 1-8-7-7-3-BREATHE or visit www.breathecalifornia.org
California Conservation Corps
California Conservation Corps crews from throughout the state were dispatched to this year’s devastating wildfires. The C-C-C is looking for more young men and women between 18 and 25 to help out. To join, call 1-800-952-JOBS or visit http://www.ccc.ca.gov
CARE works to improve education for girls, because an educated, empowered woman can help lift her family and whole community out of poverty. For more information call 1-800-521-care, or visit care.org.
California Telephone Access Program
If you or someone you know has difficulty hearing, seeing, speaking, moving or remembering, CTAP - the California Telephone Access Program has specialized phones available at no cost if you qualify. This is a state mandated program so call 1-800-806-1191 or visit www.ddtp.orgfor details.
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome affects more the one million Americans. Visitwww.cdc.gov/cfs for the latest on diagnosis and treatment.
Donate Life California
When you sign up as an organ donor with Donate Life Californiayou can give life to as many as eight people. Visit donatelifecalifornia.organd sign up to become an organ and tissue donor.
Education Mentor Program
The Education Mentor Program is seeking mentors that care about foster youth and education and willing to work with youth ages 14-21 throughout Santa Clara County. For details please call 408-539-2147 or visit
You can receive First 5’s updated Kit for New Parents, for free! The kit contains all the parenting information, advice and useful tips first-time parents need to best prepare for the joys and challenges that lie ahead. For more information or to order your own free Kit for New parents, contact First 5 California at 800-543-7025 that’s 800 KIDS-025 or visit http://first5kids.org
Foundation for Health Coverage Education
If you or someone you know has children who are uninsured, you can call the California Uninsured Help Line at 1-800-234-1317 to get access to free or low cost health insurance. Visit http://www.coverageforall.orgfor details.
Friends for Youth
Friends for Youth is a community-based mentoring organization that has served at-risk youth in San Mateo and Northern Santa Clara counties since 1979. They are currently seeking mentors to form one-to-one quality mentoring friendships with youth who need them the most. If you or someone you know would like to help a young person achieve their full potential, please call 650-482-2867 or visit www.friendsforyouth.org.
Girls For a Change
Girls for a Change empowers girls to create social change in their communities. They are currently seeking female volunteers in Santa Clara, and San Mateo Counties, the East Bay and in San Francisco. For more information on their programs visit www.girlsforachange.org.
Hands on Bay Area
The Hands on Bay Area Teamworks program offers volunteers the opportunity to try a variety of projects on a pre-set schedule, learn more about community issues, and build ongoing relationships with a team of fellow volunteers. For more information visitwww.handsonbayarea.org or call 415-541-9616.
Hospice of the East Bay - Anna's Program
Become a volunteer with Anna’s Program, a specialized program of Hospice of the East Bay, which provides support to women diagnosed with recurrent breast cancer. Women served reside in Central or East Contra Costa, and all services are provided in the home. Volunteers provide companionship and practical assistance. To apply for free training, call Hospice of the EastBayat (925) 887-5678.
Kid’s Turn is programs designed to ease children through the negative affects of parental separation or divorce. The educational programs offer hope and optimism to children during the very difficult time of family transition. For more information visit www.kidsturn.orgor call 415-437-0700.
Join Life Elders Get Up and Go Program, designed to provide in home exercise skills to frail or homebound seniors. This program is offered at no cost to home-bound seniors age 60 and older in the Tri-City area of Fremont, Newark and Union City. For more infomration on the Get Up and Go Program go to www.lifeeldercare.org or call510-574-2088.
Music for Minors
Music for Minors is a Mountain View based nonprofit organization is looking for volunteers interested in bringing music education to local elementary schools. No formal music background is required. Comprehensive training for this rewarding experience is provided For more information on this unique program that is keeping music alive in local K-3 classrooms, please contact Music For Minors at 650-237-9130 or visit www.mfm.org.
National Diabetes Education Program
Getting Free information about Diabetes just got easier. Call the National Diabetes Education Program for free information on prevention and control. Call 1-888-693-6337 or click on to www.yourdiabetesinfo.org.
Oakland Public Library - Summer Reading Program
Kids are having fun at the Oakland Public Library this summer. The library’s Summer Reading Program offers free events and a chance to win amazing prizes and tickets to some of the Bay Area’s hottest attractions. For information, call 510- 238-3615, or visit the library’s Website at www.oaklandlibrary.org.
Our Water Our World
Lawns don’t need pesticides and herbicides to have curb appeal. Make them safer for people and pets. To find out how you can keep your grass greener, safely go towww.ourwaterourworld.org.
Partnership for a Drug-Free America
The Partnership for a Drug-Free America encourages you to educate yourself about the prescription drugs teens are abusing. Communicate the dangers of abusing prescription drugs to your teen and safeguard your medicine cabinet and ask your other family and friends to do the same. For more information please visit www.drugfree.org.
RSVP of San Francisco matches men and women 55 or over with local nonprofits seeking volunteers. Visit www.rsvpsf.orgor call 415-731-3335 to learn more about these volunteer opportunities.
Donations to St. Anthony’s of clean, like-new clothing would be greatly appreciated by those who need them most. Drop-off is at the corner of 8th and Mission Street, weekdays 8am to 4pm. For more information call 415-592-2700 or visit stanthonysf.org.
St. Vincent De Paul - eWaste Recycling Service
eWaste like computers and televisions are one of the fates growing waste streams. Donate your eWaste to St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County. This Free service provides an easy and secure way to recycle eWaste. For more information visit svdp-alameda.org.
The San Francisco Food Bank
The San Francisco Food Bank collect millions of pounds of food from growers, packers, processors, manufacturers, the USDA and grocery stores. Food drives are an important source of variety. Volunteers sort, repack and shelve almost 300 tons of food at our warehouse every week, doing the work of what would be about 36 full-time employees. They deliver food to over 600 community food programs. This includes 191 neighborhood pantries, soup kitchens, senior centers, homeless shelters and youth program Visitors to their neighborhood pantries select food at weekly farmers’ market-style distributions to cook at home. Food from the Food Bank is also prepared at soup kitchens and packaged into bag lunches for school and summer programs. In all, we serve over 132,000 people each year. Visit www.sffoodbank.orgfor if you would like to help.
San Mateo County Crisis Hotline -650-573-3950
Depressed teens often hide their depression, even from their family and friends. For more information on how you can help, call the 24-hour San Mateo County Crisis Hotline at 650-573-0530 or visit http://www.co.sanmateo.ca.us
Save the Bay
Each year people spill three million gallons of oil into local waterways, poisoning wildlife like seals, pelicans, and leopard sharks. Save The Bay reminds you to tune your car to prevent oil and other leaks! To learn more about keeping our Bay clean, visit saveSFbay.org.
Senior Peer Counseling
You can change your life and the life of another older adult at Senior Peer Counseling. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 925-335-8741 or visit http://www.seniorpeercounseling.org
Trips for Kids
Trips for Kids Inner-City Youth Biking program needs your used bikes and bike gear. You can take them to Re-Cyclery the Trips for Kids Bike thrift shop in San Rafael. Trips for Kids provide mountain biking outings and bicycle mechanics training for low-income youth. For more information, call 415-458-2986 or visit http://www.tripsforkids.org
In San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, if you are looking for volunteer opportunities the Volunteer Center offers a list of non-profit organizations that can use your help. You can find opportunities to suit your schedule and learn more about the organizations who need you. Visit www.volunteercenter.net or call 415-982-8999.
Wardrobe for Opportunity
Wardrobe for Opportunity receives referrals of qualified clients from over 70 partner social service agencies that are actively helping jobseekers prepare for and find jobs. During an initial appointment with a volunteer ‘personal shopper,’ a client receives two complete outfits including shoes and accessories for their upcoming interview. Once the client has been offered employment, they can return to WFO for a ‘working wardrobe’, which consists of enough clothing to dress for the first few weeks of work. Each consultation helps the client gain a more positive sense of self, enabling them to project the image of a confident applicant and employee. For more information visit www.wardrobe.orgor call 510-463-4100.
Women's Initiative for Self-Employment
Take action on your 2008 goal to start or grow your own business. Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment can help you every step of the way. Women’s Initiative supports you as you gain essential management skills, strengthen confidence as a business owner and develop your company’s strategic plan. Call 510-287-3116 to get started or visit www.womensintiative.org.