Lend a Hand Locally: Volunteer in the East Bay

Feel inspired and be inspiring at the same time. Improving the wellbeing of others can help keep your own well from drying, so choose from a brigade of nonprofits always welcoming volunteers to advance their missions. Whatever the issue is that motivates you to want to make an impact in your free time — youth mentoring, food-justice farming, homeless services, animal rescue or more — there is a worthy organization just waiting to meet you. We all say we care: here are five nonprofits in the East Bay where you can walk the talk.

Youth Spirit Artworks

Youth Spirit Artworks empowers homeless and low-income young adults ages 16 to 25 with job training and skills in the arts.

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Youth Spirit Artworks

Ashby (Berkeley)
Bay Area Rescue Mission

Your support helping at this emergency shelter and food pantry serving homeless men, women and children in Richmond won’t go unnoticed or unfelt.

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CoachArt

CoachArt utilizes athletics, music and art to enhance the lives of children with chronic illnesses and their families.

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CoachArt

12th St. Oakland City Center
Oakland Animal Services

Hang with a diverse crew of furry friends longing for your warm company.

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Oakland Animal Services

Fruitvale (Oakland)

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