Volunteer opportunities and matching services in Milpitas, California, Silicon Valley, and the San Jose and San Francisco Bay Area.


Relay For Life of Milpitas
Usually held in June each year. Read about this event and find out how to register.

Currently Needed

Child Advocates of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
Over 400 needy children are on our waitlist for an Advocate. Help a child today. Contact us: info@cadvocates.org, 408-416-0400.

Vision Literacy Adult Literacy Services
To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 408-262-1349 or email info@visionliteracy.org.

Ongoing – Milpitas

Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley
Offers innovative and effective afterschool and summer enrichment programs primarily for low income, at-risk Santa Clara County youth ages 6-18 years. Yelp review. 518 Valley Way, 408-957-9685.

Child Advocates of Silicon Valley
Provides essential services to this vulnerable population since 1986. The organization trains and supports Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott.

The Family Giving Tree
Interested in volunteering during the Family Giving Tree’s Back-to-School and/or Holiday Wish Drives? We’re always looking for people who want to have fun, are passionate about our work and love giving back to their community. Yelp review. 606 Valley Way. 408-946-3111.

Fresh Lifelines for Youth aka FLY Program
We are always looking for energetic individuals to become mentors or facilitate our law classes. Yelp review. 568 Valley Way, 408-263-2630.

Friends of Milpitas Library
If you wish to volunteer for library book sales, please call the library at 408-262-1171 and leave your name and phone number so a member of FOML can contact you.

Fresh Lifelines for Youth
FLY helps teens in trouble learn to make healthy decisions. Founded in 1998, we provide at-risk and disadvantaged youth with vital information regarding the decisions they make in their lives. We provide volunteer mentors who listen. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott.

Graffiti Terminators
Become a graffiti terminator and help beautify Milpitas.

Humane Society Silicon Valley
Whether it’s feeding, walking, or playing, we can always use an extra set of hands. Learn how you can support our programs through volunteering. Yelp review. 901 Ames Ave., 408-262-2133.

Milpitas Police Department Citizen Volunteers
Adults, 21 years of age and older, who have an interest in helping their community improve the quality of life for all citizens of Milpitas. Trained volunteers will be utilized to enhance vital police programs and increase community awareness.

Milpitas Volunteer Partners
Parks & Recreation Services has many volunteer opportunities available.

Police Community Relations Unit
A variety of community based programs: McGruff the Crime Dog, Police And Community Educational Seminars, Neighborhood Watch, Police Explorers, Ride Along Program, and Citizen Volunteer Program.

Public Allies
Through our signature AmeriCorps program, Public Allies identifies talented young adults from diverse backgrounds and advances their leadership through a ten month program of full-time, paid apprenticeships in nonprofit organizations, weekly leadership trainings, and team service projects. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott.

Ongoing – Bay Area

Bay Area Volunteer Information Center
The purpose of this Web publication is to provide information about volunteer opportunities in the San Francisco Bay Area. If your group needs volunteers, you should list here. Santa Clara County, 1922 The Alameda, Suite 211, San Jose, California 95126.

Be a Blood Donor
American Red Cross Blood Services, Northern California Region is proud to offer online appointment scheduling. It’s easy, convenient and “open” 24 hours a day.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area
Helps build responsible, independent children and youth by matching each with a supportive and caring adult role model. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott. 600A Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035, 408-586-0150.

Got a Way with Worms? Become a Master Composter
You’ll get special training from the Home Composting Education Program (HCEP) to be an expert. Then, you’re needed to help spread the word.

Hands On Bay Area
Every day our volunteers, 10,000 strong, are teaching children the joy of reading, beautifying our parks, coaching athletes with disabilities, cooking meals for our homebound neighbors playing bingo with seniors, distributing food to low income families, cleaning up our city blocks and learning what it means to create positive change. 514 Valley Way, 408-956-1448.

RAFT-Resource Area For Teaching
As a RAFT Volunteer, everything you do supports educators, saving them time and money. Yelp review. 1355 Ridder Park Dr., Jose, CA 95131. 408-451-1420.

Sports 4 Kids
Recruits and trains enthusiastic adults to lead games and physical activities for all the students at each school. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott.

Today’s Youth Matter
Provides battered and abused children in need of positive adult mentoring a wilderness experience followed with year-round support from caring adults, giving them reason for hope and a future. Sobrato Foundation center, off Abbott.

Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley
Volunteers are the backbone of our organization. From animal care to data entry, volunteers keep the Wildlife Center, and our animals, alive! Whatever volunteer opportunity you choose, your contribution of time makes a BIG difference and gives wildlife a second chance.

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