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 March:

Bay Area Rescue Mission

Mission Statement: We share God’s love for everyone while providing meals, emergency shelter, recovery programs, job and life-skills training and more. 

Fighting homelessness in our community. Changing lives for a brighter tomorrow. 💡

Volunteering positions include:

  • Organize a drive for food, clothing, hygiene, and seasonal needs
  • Become a Church Companion
  • Internships including Administration, Culinary Arts, Development, Education, Family Center, and more
  • Volunteers must fill out an application to begin

Urban Releaf

Mission Statement: To address the needs of communities that have little to no greenery or tree canopy. We focus our efforts in under-served neighborhoods that suffer from disproportionate environmental quality of life and economic depravity.

Building healthy communities one tree at a time. 🌳

Volunteering positions include:

  • Weekly tree planting
  • Internships in Urban Forestry Maintenance, Ecosystems Research, Community Outreach, and more.

Mental Health Association of San Francisco

Mission Statement: Cultivate peer leadership, build community, and advance social justice in mental health.

The Mental Health Association of San Francisco has provided leadership in mental health education, advocacy, research and service for the diverse communities of San Francisco for 70 years. 

An organized movement of concerned citizens in San Francisco established the San Francisco Mental Hygiene Society in 1947 as a non-profit organization. 🛎 

How to help:

  • Volunteer with  Program Support, Social Media, Fundraising, Visual Marketing, and more
  • Donate  to support causes such as:
    • The Institute on Compulsive Hoarding and Cluttering
    • The Peer-Run Warm Line, a non-emergency resource for anyone seeking support
    • SOLVE (Sharing Our Lives, Voices, and Experiences) is a mental health stigma-elimination speakers bureau
    • PROPEL, We work to support, train and place individuals, both mental health consumers and family members, who are seeking to be employed or volunteer as peer personnel in the Public Mental Health System
    • The Marin Team, made up of a Supervising Peer Specialist and three Peer Providers

Coco Kids

Mission Statement: Our mission is to champion and advance quality child care and early education.

Serves the needs of children, families, early educators, businesses and communities. The trusted organization you count on for successfully proven initiatives and a wide range of free and low cost programs and services so parents can work and children are ready for success in school and life.

Childhood Champions. 💟

How to help:

  • Volunteer your time and skills. Contact [email protected] for more information.
  • Make a charitable donation to our nonprofit organization to help change the lives of children and families.

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