Places to Volunteer in SF

“Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” — Desmond Tutu

Rather than spiral down a rabbit hole of feeling helpless when it comes to world strife, stay afloat with your heart full and your head held high. You don’t have to be a Pollyanna to buoy your spirit through acts that empower yourself and your local community.

It’s free and fun to connect with others when you volunteer, and we’re pretty sure spending time aiding in causes other than oneself will keep even the most cynical among us smiling. Because it’s never too late to start lending a hand, here are five disparate nonprofits in San Francisco where you can take BART to put your energy toward bettering the lives of your fellow man, woman and, yes, even dog.

Pick your cause and choose your selfless adventure that will prove good for the soul.

St. Anthony’s Foundation

Dedicated to its “Hope served daily” motto, St. Anthony’s dishes out so much more than food.

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St. Anthony’s Foundation

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Equal Rights Advocates

Even if you lack a law degree you can still contribute plenty to Equal Rights Advocates.

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Equal Rights Advocates

Civic Center/UN Plaza (SF)
Free Farm Stand

Proof that free trade of prized goods is possible, the Free Farm Stand is an all-volunteer operation distributing locally grown organic produce to those with low incomes and tight budgets.

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Free Farm Stand

24th St. Mission (SF)
Creativity Explored

Helping people with developmental disabilities make and showcase their work, for more than 30 years Creativity Explored has provided a supportive space for art to be practiced and promoted.

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Creativity Explored

16th St. Mission (SF)
Muttville

At Muttville, man’s best friend could use your loyalty and friendship.

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Muttville

16th St. Mission (SF)

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