20 Volunteer Opportunities in Walnut Creek & the Greater Bay Area
Written by GoodAgent Intern: Christina Abudayeh
The GoodAgent Team has an unwavering commitment to giving back to their local communities. There are a number of opportunities to get involved and give back to the neighborhoods we strive to support. Listed below are a number of ways to get involved with various organizations across Walnut Creek and greater Bay Area:
The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Cashier
The 40 American Cancer Society Discovery Shops in California have raised funds and awareness for the fight against cancer.
Cashiers needed to ring up sales, assist customers, put new merchandise on selling floor, monitor dressing rooms.
Location: 1538 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US
White Pony Express
Volunteers needed for food distribution to help sort food to be delivered across Contra Costa County.
3380 Vincent Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Monday-Saturday: 8:00-11:00 AM, 9:00-12:00 PM
Sundays: 8:30-11:00 AM, 9:00-12:00 PM, 1:45-3:15 PM
Must be at least 12 year old. Orientation or training required.
Monument Crisis Center Volunteer
The Monument Crisis Center provides food, education, assistance, referrals to families and individuals in crisis situations, and promotes community awareness of needs and available resources to at-risk and low income people in Contra Costa County.
There are a variety of programs that meet the needs of our community and the goals of our organization. They include but are not limited to:
The monthly food assistance we provide reduces the chances that a family will face hunger and malnutrition because they must first meet obligations for rent, medical care, or other expenses.
Basic ESL conversation classes with individualized instruction are offered at no cost to anyone who wishes to attend.
Social gatherings and USDA Brown Bag assistance for seniors.
This program offers a friendly place for low income seniors to interact with other seniors and at the same time receive groceries and other services.
High School students mentor elementary and middle school children with their homework. In addition to mentoring: a healthy snack and educational activities are offered.
Walnut Creek Library
Volunteering at the Downtown Walnut Creek Public Library.
During the summer, which can turn into a year-round position.
Mandatory Training Session.
Pick up a volunteer packet at the Library or download one with this LINK
Sunrise Senior Living Volunteer
Sunrise is happy to welcome community groups, student organizations and seniors to share their talents and interests with our residents in various volunteer opportunities available at our communities.
Volunteers help to organize outings and activities, or just spend an afternoon spending time with our residents.
Location: 2175 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Visit: Sunrise Senior Living
Call: (925) 932-3500
Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa County
The organization is the largest provider of hot meals to the hungry in Contra Costa County, serving over 251,000 hot meals this fiscal year in five dining rooms.
Volunteers needed in providing community based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs including:
DINING ROOM VOLUNTEERS
Our Dining Room Volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday, at our four dining room locations in Antioch, Martinez, Oakley and Pittsburg. Click here to find out more about Dining Room tasks.
CENTRAL KITCHEN VOLUNTEERS
The Central Kitchen in Pittsburg needs volunteers to assist our Head Chef prepares 1,400 meals every day. Shifts run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
SPECIAL EVENT VOLUNTEERS
Our fundraising events are essential to help us meet our budget. If you enjoy assisting at events, please review our Upcoming Events web page to learn more about volunteering opportunities.
Visit: Loaves & Fishes SCC
Admin Office: 835 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA
Central Kitchen: 510 Garcia Ave., Unit H, Pittsburg, CA
Phone: (925) 293-4792
Walnut Creek Community Service Day
Dozens of service projects across the City.
VITAS Healthcare of East Bay
● VITAS is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families. Friendly visits, simple errands, providing a listening ear and the gift of friendship at a crucial time can make a real difference in another's life
● Alameda/Contra Costa County
● Required: background check, must be at least 15, orientation or training, 2-4 hours a week
Contra Costa Humane Society
Volunteer to improve the quality of life for dogs and cats in the CCC community, find homes for animals in need, and provide support for people who need assistance with care for their animals.
Kitty Corner, Foster Team, and Events volunteers needed
The Gardens at Heather Farms
Work outdoors each Wednesday morning maintaining several acres of demonstration gardens. No experience necessary. Join an active group who love potlucks, educational enrichment, and field trips to other gardens.
Garden Tour Docent
Help promote The Gardens’ mission to enrich the community by leading tours of the garden and attend local events to help promote our programs.
Work each Tuesday morning propagating plants for our garden and sales that take place each spring and fall. No experience necessary
Serve as a volunteer instructor leading natural science classes for local elementary students
Assist with planning and promoting special events, greeting visitors and providing staffing on event days.
Make Blankets for Animal Shelters
Seeking volunteers to create handmade blankets to comfort homeless pets living in animal shelters. The blankets may be knit, crocheted, sewn, quilted or made with fleece material.
Contact: [email protected]
Linda Kozlowski, (630)545-5644
Trinity Center Volunteer
Trinity Center is a non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County
currently has several volunteer opportunities open and is actively developing more opportunities for you to participate in our mission. We look forward to having the ability to make many more volunteer opportunities available and move into a more robust way for volunteers to be part of our daily operations.
Our Warm Breakfast Program is currently open for those interested in providing and serving breakfast at Trinity Center. If you would like to sign up on behalf of your team of 2 to 6 people, click here for details and instructions: https://signup.com/go/CAygdUs
● Volunteering in Kaiser Permanente Hospital.
● One four hour shift once a week, 100 hour total commitment
● To Sign Up: Volunteer Registration
● Visit: LINK for more information.
Habitat Restoration in Walnut Creek Open Space - Tuesdays
- We have ongoing projects at Bayberry Pond, Rock Oak, Indian Valley Pond, Deer Lake, and Fossil Hill. We do occasional work in other locations in the Open Space.
- We also have a native plant nursery where we propagate many of the plants we use in our restoration projects.
- Visit: https://wcosf.org/
The Lesher Theater
Volunteering as an usher for The Lesher Theater.
1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek
At least one performance a month.
Must attend a training session.
Together we build house frames and deliver them to at-risk kids and families in a case-managed process that provides adequate housing to severe situations.
Opportunities available across the Bay Area.
Email: [email protected] to sign up or for more information.
AARP Experience Corps Bay Area
helping school aged children in the Bay Area develop their reading skills and become strong, fluent readers by the end of third grade.
Sandi Strang at 415-464-1767
Visit: Sequoia Living
We offer day services, training and employment, community living, and mental health services to children, adults, and seniors.
Always looking for individuals to volunteer at our stores to sort through donations for saleable and non-sellable items, maintain the sales floor, and store general merchandising.
Hope Counseling Center Volunteer Opportunities
Language proficiency required in helping link clients to psychiatry or counseling appointments by providing translation
Help WCI middle School Students with homework, cooking groups, crafts, board games, outside games, and more.
Walnut Creek Intermediate and Foothill Middle School, Walnut Creek
Monday-Thursday between 2:30pm-6:00pm
Call: (925) 952 4603
Email: [email protected]
Open Heart Kitchen
Volunteer to feed the hungry 7 days a week across multiple locations in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin
Join for Our Heart of the Tri-Valley Gala on August, 26, 2022 to celebrate Open Heart Kitchen's progress in broadening access to healthy, nutritious food and eradicating hunger.
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
Looking for volunteers to provide support at the Pittsburg, Antioch, Concord, and Richmond EH distribution locations.
Set up tables, bag produce, distribute food, and breakdown/clean up.
Assist in loading food into client vehicles
Written by Christina Abudayeh