Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering has a meaningful, positive impact on your community. But did you know that it can have many benefits for you too? Here are some reasons to volunteer:

  • Learn and develop a new skill
  • Be a part of the community
  • Find new interests or hobbies
  • Explore career fields

Take a look at the opportunities listed below and start volunteering today!

City of Pleasanton Leader In Training Program – Participants will gain valuable work experience and on the job training by working closely with City of Pleasanton staff.  Open to all students entering grades 9 – 12 in Fall 2018.  Volunteer assignments through the LIT program are within the Community Services and Library Departments.  Applications will be available here beginning March 2018.

Pleasanton Youth Basketball (P.Y.B.) Volunteer Coaches Needed (November 2017 – February 2018) – Volunteer coaches play a vital role in the PYB’s success!  Please consider making the 2-hour per week commitment.  Head Coach’s child plays FREE* (*Registration fee refunded at the end of the season.  High School Students:  Volunteer Coaching qualifies for the community service hours you need to graduate!

City of Pleasanton Volunteer Opportunities – New opportunities posted here regularly. CHECK BACK OFTEN!

Yang Fan Academy: Make kids smile by joining our Summer Teen Volunteer Program this year (G8 and up)! You can volunteer in our summer basic and academic camps, specialty camp programs and gain experience that will help you become a great leader! Each summer, Yang Fan offers many opportunities for teen volunteers to get involved, help young kids and have fun. .

City Serve Tri-Valley: Current Opportunities: A regularly updated list of wide-ranging volunteer opportunities in the Tri-Valley. Check back often for new volunteer opportunities!

Alviso Adobe Community Park (16+) Volunteers help us take care of our native plant gardens, prepare for environmental education programs, and help out at special events. It’s a fun way to complete your high school community service hours! Volunteers are needed on weekends year round between 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Click here to sign up for volunteer shifts: (Link to https://www.volunteermark.com/pleasanton/alviso-adobe-weekend-volunteers)

Pleasanton Public Library – Middle School volunteers needed during summer. High School volunteers needed throughout the year.

Open Heart Kitchen Volunteering at Open Heart Kitchen (OHK) helps contribute to the service and preparation of nutritious meals that are distributed to individuals in the Tri-Valley area free of charge.

Discovery Shop (American Cancer Society)
The Discovery Shop is always looking for volunteers to help with sorting donations. Visit for more details.
1987 Santa Rita Road, Pleasanton, CA
(925) 462-7374 ‎

Tri-Valley Animal Rescue There are many different was to volunteer at the Tri-Valley Animal Rescue. TVAR is an all-volunteer based organization where individuals can either be a part of the Teen/Junior Program, help with the foster program, participate in administrative work, and also assist in fundraising and outreach events.

Stanford Health Care A wide variety of volunteer opporutunities are made avaialble within ValleyCare such as assisting in the gift shop, thrift shop, and also becoming a junior volunteer.

Valley Humane Society
The Valley  Humane Society offers several opportunities for teens including a new, FREE program for Pleasanton juniors and seniors that are interested in marketing. There are three sessions available and it will also qualify for 20 service hours.

Oakland Zoo
Outdoor Education Trips. Get forms from your high school. For sophomores to seniors only.

Tri-Valley Youth Court
Youth and Adult volunteers needed as jury members/mentors, advocates, and other positions.

Tri-Valley Haven (13+)

Paws in Need

Red Cross (16+)

Santa Rita Jail Reading Program: Start With A Story

Sheperd’s Gate Domestic Violence Shelter

Kaiser Permanente Hospital

Museum on Main (13+) Join the Museum on Main’s team of volunteers today for a fun, interesting and rewarding experience.  There are 10 different types of volunteer postitions available. More information about evach job is on the website liked above. Make a difference in our community by becoming a volunteer at Museum on Main!

Gentive Hospice (16+This is your opportunity to make a difference in the lives of terminally ill patients and their families! Volunteers at Gentiva receive special training and support under the direction of Gentiva’s Volunteer Services Manager. Patient support volunteers then visit patients to read to them, listen to music, reminisce, and provide emotional support and socialization. Visit the website above for more information.


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