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The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco And San Mateo Counties
Last updated on December 4, 2013

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As San Francisco and San Mateo Counties' clearinghouse for volunteer opportunities, we work with over 600 agencies to promote over 1000 volunteer opportunities and refer 15,000 volunteers annually. We promote community involvement and increase the service capacity of nonprofits through trainings and workshops.

Contact person: General Information, (phone), (email)


Main office number: (415) 982-8999
Office fax number: 415-982-0890

Address:
 1675 California Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(See a map)

Web Site: http://www.thevolunteercenter.net

Directions:

 We are located in the Wells Fargo building on the corner of Van Ness and California, directly opposite the last stop on the California Cable Car line.
  Nearest Metro/Subway Stop: California Street Cable Car,
  Walk distance (in minutes): .5
  Nearest Bus Stop: 19, 47, 49, 1 minute walk

Miscellaneous Information
Besides English, which languages are spoken at your agency?
Spanish
What is the minimum age for volunteers at your agency?
15
Is your agency wheelchair accessible?
Yes
Does your agency have the capacity to host groups of more than 10?
No
Does your agency have the capacity to host groups of more than 20?
No
Last updated on December 4, 2013


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The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco And San Mateo Counties 5 Average Rating (3 reflections) Average Rating

The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco And San Mateo Counties 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
Building a strong community takes each one of us and The Volunteer Center is the place to start if you want to get involved.
 When I first moved to SF I used the Volunteer Center’s superb online service to search for a volunteer opportunity in the arts and found a great organization, Star Mountain Art, to help with their annual fundraiser. If you are looking for a volunteer opportunity, The Volunteer Center (and their website!) is the place to go. In February 2007 I started volunteering at The Volunteer Center, supporting the events and development coordinator with the preparations for Hats Off! A Celebration of Community Volunteers. This is a party The Volunteer Center organizes each year to honor outstanding volunteers and community service. It was a very rewarding experience! I got to do many different things and I always felt being part of the team. I enjoyed very much helping on a project that I saw coming to fruition this past April. The party was lots of fun too. ☺ The entire staff is very nice and very professional. I was invited to attend their regular staff meetings which gave me the opportunity to learn about different aspects of the nonprofit sector and about volunteerism. The Volunteer Center is engaged in many different projects to promote and facilitate volunteering and volunteer programs and is a great resource for individuals and businesses alike. I highly recommend this place as a resource or as a place to volunteer.
posted by Susanne on May 27, 2007

The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco And San Mateo Counties 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
VCSF..... You ROCK
 One of the first places that I volunteered with was Friends of the Urban Forest. For two years now I have worked with FUF at planting more trees in our beautiful city. Words cannot convey the feeling of immense satisfaction I get when I go back and see the trees I have planted. To be able to contribute to the city's beauty is sheer joy. Thank you so much VCSF for bringing Friends of the Urban Forest and I together.
posted by curtissnagel on April 10, 2005

The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco And San Mateo Counties 5 Overall Experience    Experience rating
Enormously worthwhile and gratifying.
 Joining the Volunteer Center has turned out to be one of the best things I've ever done. I am extremely grateful for the wonderful experiences I've had thus far and look forward to many more in the future. I've been lucky enough to have had the opportunity to work with staff, as well as other volunteers, and have participated in several annual events. Volunteering for the events (or the Center itself) is incredibly rewarding on so many levels, but the best part is working together and seeing the results. I am very proud to be associated with the Volunteer Center. I strongly encourage anyone, particularly those who recognize their responsibility to give back to the community, to get involved. I promise you won't regret it.
posted by Erin M. on May 24, 2004

 

 


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