Within our team at GoodAgent.org we strongly believe that the more we give, the happier we feel. When we are doing good for others and the community, we get the gift 🎁 of a natural sense of accomplishment and higher levels of self-confidence. Our role as a volunteer can not only enhance our sense of pride and identity but also reduce stress, help us find friends, increase our reach to the community, help us learn new skills, and so much more. 

So we volunteer a lot, and now as part of our Vision for 2018, we want you to Volunteer with us, and this is why we will be publishing a monthly guide to Volunteering in the San Francisco East Bay Area.  

If you have more questions, want us to add your cause on our list, have more recommendations, or would like to be featured with an interview by our Team, shoot us an email at [email protected] or call us directly at 925.280.8574. 

We are here to serve!  

Featured organizations for the month of February: 

White Pony Express

Mission Statement: To help eliminate hunger and poverty in Contra Costa County by delivering the abundance all around us to those in need.

All of us taking care of all of us. ❤️

Over 100,000 people in Contra Costa County are living below the poverty line, almost 2,000 of them without shelter. Food and clothing suppliers WANT to donate their surplus goods. What can YOU do about this? BE THE CONNECTION!

Volunteering positions include:

  • Food Rescue
  • Free General Store
  • White Pony Inn
  • Van Drivers

Jai Lao Foundation

Mission Statement: Jai Lao was founded on a passionate belief and mission to serve and help people, particularly the children of Laos, with their basic human needs and rights in life.  Jai Lao believes everyone deserves a future with hope and opportunities, and that education is essential to fulfilling this dream.  

Jai Lao endeavors in assisting the educational and fundamental needs of the people of Laos living in regions off the beaten path where adequate aid is often difficult to obtain.

How to help:

Contra Costa Crisis Center

Mission Statement: The mission of the Contra Costa Crisis Center is to keep people alive and safe, help them through crises, and connect them with culturally relevant resources in the community.

With help comes hope. ✨

Volunteering positions include:

  • Crisis line volunteers provide counseling and emotional support to people who are abused, depressed, grieving, suicidal, homeless, or mentally ill
  • Leftovers Thrift Shop is an independent nonprofit. Founded in 1976 and staffed entirely by volunteers, it raises money to support the program of the Crisis Center.
  • Trained grief counselors provide group facilitation to adults who are mourning the death of a loved one.
  • Registered Associate Social Work, Associate Marriage and Family Therapist or Associate Professional Clinical Counselors are encouraged to apply for our clinical training program throughout the year.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience

Mission Statement: Connecting people with wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share.

Lindsay Wildlife Experience saves animals lives, teaches and inspires children and adults through up-close-and personal encounters with live wild animals, and strengthens the connection between people and the natural world. More than 500 volunteers help feed and care for wild animals, teach children and adults about nature, and support Lindsay’s mission in many other ways. 🦅 

Volunteering positions include:

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation (ages 18+)
  • Animal Husbandry Volunteers (ages 18+)
  • Wildlife Educators (ages 18+)
  • Internships
  • Lindsay Wildlife Experience’s OWLs program, formerly known as Interpretive Guide, is a year-round educational experience that provides teens ages 12–18 the opportunity to learn about animals and nature, explore career opportunities, meet other teens with similar interests, and action-forward steps to preserve the natural world that we know and love. 
  • Keepers in Training are a group of dedicated teens, ages 15-17, who support Lindsay Wildlife’s mission.

Trinity Center

Mission Statement: Trinity Center’s mission is to be the doorway to opportunity for homeless and working poor people. We give care and hope to each one through supported access to services and resources.  We invite everyone to participate in our mission.

Helping Those without a Home. 🏡

Trinity Center relies on the tireless work of our generous volunteers to provide our programs and services. Many Thanks!!

Volunteering positions include:

  • New Client Intake
  • Clothing shed
  • Food Pantry
  • Member Advocate
  • Board Members
  • Communications
  • Fund Development
  • Youth Projects are welcome. Parent and/or school permission required.

Lafayette Library and Learning Center

Mission Statement: Great Minds and Great Communities Start Here.

A community gathering place of lifelong learning where patrons of all ages and all backgrounds come together. 📚

Volunteering positions include:

  • Join a committee
  • Graphic design, website maintenance, photography, IT/computer skills
  • Hospitality for programs
  • Administrative support
  • Night at the Library – annual gala fundraiser for the LLLC
  • Help receive and sort books
  • Teen Advisory Board

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