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.
Our model of providing a stable homelike shelter and offering ongoing, comprehensive assistance with housing and job placement, while supporting the emotional and social needs of parents and children alike, helps to empower more than 300 families each year with the resources, personalized solutions, and support network they need to build brighter futures.
Sunnyvale Community Services
Emergency Services for Sunnyvale Residents
Sunnyvale Community Services is here for our neighbors in their time of need. As rents go up and food prices skyrocket, the need is greater than ever here in our own backyard. Fully 96% of our clients have incomes under 200% of the poverty level. The ethnicities of our clients range from Hispanic to White to African American, Asian, Pacific Islander, and more. And, while children represent 22% of the population of Sunnyvale, they represent 36% of our clients. Seniors make up 14% of our client demographic.
Sunnyvale Community Services provided emergency financial aid to 5,965 people in Fiscal Year 2018-19. Financial assistance includes help with rent, rental deposits, utility bills, medically-related bills, bus passes, gas vouchers and pass-through direct assistance.
Challenge Diabetes Program (CDP)
At SCS, part of our mission is to help prevent hunger and the health problems associated with unhealthy eating. Spearheaded by El Camino Hospital, the CDP program provides our clients with free screenings for diabetes and pre-diabetes, monthly bags of diabetes-friendly food, and information on diabetes management and prevention.
Loaves and Fishes Family Kitchen
The mission of Loaves & Fishes is to provide hot nutritious meals that are prepared, delivered and served to hungry and homeless families, children, seniors, veterans, students, and disabled individuals.
Project Access (Oakland)
Project Access employs an onsite Resident Service Coordinator at each unique family and senior resource center to implement programs and services addressed to meet individual and community needs.
Meals on Wheels
We provide nutritious meals and daily safety checks for homebound seniors. We are the ONLY ORGANIZATION in San Francisco that offers TWO HOME-DELIVERED MEALS a day, 7 DAYS a week, that are nutritionally-tailored to meet the dietary needs of seniors.
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
The Women’s Building
The Women’s Building is a women-led community space that advocates self-determination, gender equality and social justice
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.