Mycelium Youth Network
Mycelium Youth Network (MYN) prepares youth in the East Bay Area — who are most vulnerable to and already feeling the effects of environmental racism — for climate change. We use a merger of indigenous environmental traditions that emphasize youth environmental stewardship and relationship building alongside a rigorous STEAM curriculum that focuses on practical hands-on skills for climate resilience and mitigation that youth create and implement in their homes and local communities. We empower youth to grow as visionary leaders and budding environmentalists, connect with ancestral teachings, and trust in the wisdom of the natural world.
Save the Bay
Our mission remains constant, to protect and restore the Bay for people and wildlife. In an era of climate change, growing populations and environmental injustices it will take all of us to change the tides.
With a 60-year history of unparalleled impact in environmental protection, we are the only organization that combines political advocacy, wetland restoration and environmental education to drive positive change for San Francisco Bay and its communities.
Calendar of volunteer events: https://savesfbay.org/
San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School
San Jose Conservation Corps and Charter School develops young adults to create transformational change for our community and our planet.
Learn about climate justice. Fight the effects of climate change. Restore natural habitats in our community. Learn from the experts: our corpsmembers!
Check the volunteer page for volunteer opportunities!
Factory Farm Awareness Coalition
Alum Rock Counseling Center
Are you a student struggling with depression, bullying, or anxiety? Are you a parent or family member who is worried about a child in your care? Are you a teacher or school administrator seeking support with a mental health care concern or substance use issue at your school? If so, we at Alum Rock Counseling Center (ARCC) are here for you.
For 47+ years, ARCC has provided individual and family counseling, parent education workshops, community presentations, youth mentoring, trauma recovery services, academic support, and safe, fun group activities for youth. We firmly believe in the power of young people to overcome challenges, reveal unique strengths, and become the very best versions of themselves. We invite you to check out our current programs to see if there’s one that’s right for you.
ARCC delivers services in our clinic in East San Jose, in schools throughout Santa Clara County, in homes, out in the community, and also via telehealth. Many of our staff are Spanish/English bilingual and we offer sessions in other languages as well. You can contact us via our website or by phone at 408.240.0070.
Hands on Bay Area
We connect companies and people with high-quality volunteer projects through our extensive network of local nonprofits and schools in need.
We help companies — including Google, Salesforce, Levi’s and many others — create customized volunteer events to make their employees happier and better serve society.
And we offer volunteer projects each month to anyone who wants to help, covering all the causes people care about.
Too many girls in Alameda County grow up facing gender limitations, racial assumptions, and restricted opportunity due to economic status. Despite the rising prosperity and promise of the San Francisco Bay Area, these barriers make it harder for girls to uncover their strengths and realize their potential.
Girls Inc. of Alameda County’s model creates opportunities for success. We equip girls to defy limitations and stereotypes, attend college, break the cycle of poverty, and move into a thriving future. Our research-based programming supports girls at every stage of their development. We focus on the whole girl: her health and well-being, education, and development as a leader.
Youth Homes focuses on helping young people rebuild their lives and infusing hope and possibility into families, just as we have been doing for more than 50 years. We weave the expertise of professionals, the compassion of our dedicated community members and the resourcefulness of our youth and families into something that can feel like magic.
Seneca Family of Agencies
Seneca Family of Agencies helps children and families through the most difficult times of their lives.
In many cases, we are the last hope for young people who have come to see failure and discouragement as a way of life. Here at Seneca, we offer each child a simple but profound promise: You will be supported every step of the way, no matter what challenges you face.
By supporting each child and family in identifying and building upon their resources and strengths, we enable them to approach the future with renewed optimism and a stronger sense of the possibilities for creating a new and different story for their lives.
Safehouse San Francisco
PROVIDING A NURTURING AND EMPOWERING COMMUNITY FOR HOMELESS WOMEN ESCAPING SEXUAL EXPLOITATION, PROSTITUTION, AND SEX TRAFFICKING.
Heart and Soul
Our Mission:Creating connection, hope, and healing through peer support for mental health.
Compass Family Services
At Compass Family Services, we’re passionate about helping homeless and at-risk families become stably housed, emotionally and physically healthy, and economically self-sufficient.
Casey Family Programs
Casey Family Programs works to influence long-lasting improvements to the safety and success of children, families and the communities where they live. We provide consulting services to child welfare systems; direct services to children and families; public policy resources; and research and analysis. Our approach is based on learning from and collaborating with those who are working to improve the safety and success of children and their families at the local, state, tribal and national levels.
West Coast Children’s Clinic
We are an agency founded on a belief in psychology and community. A belief in children and their indomitable spirit. It is our job to help our clients believe in themselves, even if they can’t believe in the world around them.
We are an agency defined by our community and commitment to children and families. By our belief that every child has a right to grow up knowing they are valued. And if this belief is not reflected to them, it is our job to help them discover who they are, and who they can become.
It is our role to help our clients live with more choices, not fewer. To build resources inside themselves. Remove barriers to their growing potential. And help them find their way in the world.
Huckleberry House offers continuous 24-hour crisis intervention and resolution services and emergency shelter to high-need youth between the ages of 12 and 17. Huckleberry House may house 18-year-olds who are enrolled in high school or GED program.
With more than 40 years of service and experience, LifeMoves is the largest and most effective nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties.
Since 2007, MISSSEY has worked to address the exploitation of young people in Oakland, Alameda County, and throughout the state of CA, supporting hundreds of youth on their journeys to safety, healing, and liberation. Our mission is to provide supportive services and work for systemic change with youth impacted by commercial sexual exploitation.
HealthRIGHT 360 is a family of integrated health programs that provides compassionate care and treatment to over 38,000 individuals a year through more than 70 distinct and culturally competent programs in 13 California counties.
We provide services, regardless of one’s ability to pay, inspired by our belief that healthcare is a right, not a privilege.
Spring Street Shelter
Spring Street Shelter is a 15-bed facility for emergency and short-term housing for mentally disabled clients who require immediate shelter but do not require care and supervision. Acceptance is on a night-by-night basis and maximum stay is 45 days. Staff will collaborate with other private and public services to assist clients to find permanent housing and other needed services.
compassion, connection, and human dignity.
For 45 years, Shanti has been cultivating compassion in our community. Founded in 1974 by Dr. Charles A. Garfield at the UCSF Cancer Institute, Shanti was one of the first volunteer organizations in the United States to provide support to people with life-threatening illness. From our earliest days, Shanti has shined a light on the invisible suffering that accompanies illness and isolation. And we have called on the community to be the difference between zero and one—the difference between facing life’s most difficult challenges alone or with one person by your sid
Prep and Beam
Felton Institute responds to human needs by providing cutting edge, evidence-based social services that transform lives
Lighthouse of Hope
The mission of the Lighthouse of Hope Counseling Center is to assist people using their natural abilities to achieve their goals and to facilitate emotional and spiritual development.
Not For Sale
Lack of economic opportunity and environmental degradation lead to exploitation – so we are fighting to end both at their core. When healthy, people and planet function together in harmony, in a world where no one is for sal
Our mission is to transform East Oakland into a healthy and economically robust community by developing the leadership of youth and young adults and improving the systems that impact them.
Located in the heart of East Oakland, YU is a neighborhood hub offering young people services and programs to increase physical and mental wellbeing, community connection, educational attainment, and career achievement among youth members.
Larkin Street Youth Services
Larkin Street provides youth between the ages of 12 and 24 with the help they need to rebuild their lives. Each year, more than 3,000 youth walk through our doors seeking help. We give them a place where they can feel safe; rebuild their sense of self-respect, trust, and hope; learn school, life and job skills; and find the confidence to build a future.
Edgewood Center for Children and Families (Edgewood) helps children, youth, and their families who are struggling with mental illness, and debilitating behavioral issues. Edgewood provides treatment and prevention programs that help many children and families overcome these challenges and transform their lives.
StarVista is a non-profit organization that has been helping people throughout San Mateo County navigate life’s challenges for over 50 years. Our counseling, crisis prevention, youth housing, and outreach programs reach tens of thousands of people in our community each year.
We work closely with local governments to fill unmet needs, partner with schools to connect directly with young people, and collaborate with other non-profit organizations to share expertise and best practices. From substance abuse and thoughts of suicide to domestic traumas and homelessness, we help people persevere and transform some of life’s toughest situations into personal victories.
Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse
CORA is the only agency in San Mateo County solely dedicated to helping those affected by intimate partner abuse. From counseling, to emergency housing, to legal assistance, our services are designed to provide safety, support, and healing.
Fred Finch Youth Center
Fred Finch Youth Center (FFYC) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt non-profit organization that provides innovative, effective, caring mental health and social services to children, young adults, and their families that allows them to build on their strengths, overcome challenges, and live healthy and productive lives.
We serve children, adolescents, young adults, and families facing complex life challenges. Many have experienced trauma and abuse; live at or below the poverty line; have been institutionalized or incarcerated; have a family member that has been involved in the criminal justice system; have a history of substance abuse; or have experienced discrimination or stigma.
B:E is Alameda County’s primary provider of services for former foster youth.
Since our inception in 1995, we have grown from a small auxiliary of the County’s Independent Living Skills Program to an independent nonprofit organization serving nearly 800 youth each year.
B:E provides a range of supportive programs designed to help former foster and probation youth overcome their challenges, mitigate risks, and make healthy, successful transitions to adulthood and independent living.
Rape Trauma Services of San Mateo
Rape Trauma Services of San Mateo County strives to eliminate all forms of violence, with a special focus on sexual assaults and abuse. Informed by our understanding of traumatic experiences and cycles of violence, we facilitate healing and the prevention of violence through the provision of counseling, advocacy, and education. We promote and adopt policies, practices, and social values rooted in fairness, equity, and inclusiveness.
California Youth Connection
CYC is the only organization in California to engage foster youth in the policy making process. Our foster youth leaders have created a fundamental paradigm shift in child welfare policy in California, ensuring that foster youth are at the center of child welfare policymaking for the first time in history. They are full partners at the policy table, their priorities are shaping reform, and the rate of reform is rapidly increasing.
A Better Way
A Better Way empowers children and families to develop the insights, life skills, and permanent relationships that promote their social, emotional, educational and economic well- being.