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!
Volunteers in urban stream restoration needed! Living Arroyos is improving miles of stream channel in the Tri-Valley, and we need your help. Volunteer workdays take place on the first and third Saturday of every month October-April. Work will including planting, weeding, or seeding native grasses, depending on the season. Come learn about local ecology while helping to expand habitat for native plants and animals! Register for one of our upcoming volunteer events today.
dweisgerbercityofpleasantonca [dot] gov (Gift Wrappers Needed!) Gingerbread Preschool needs 3-4 students to wrap Holiday Books for a few hours. Community Service hours are available. Wrapping planned for the week of Thanksgiving break. Contact David Weisgerber at dweisgerbercityofpleasantonca [dot] gov to sign up.
Volunteer Youth Basketball Coaches Needed! The City of Pleasanton Community Services Department is looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteer coaches for the Pleasanton Youth Basketball Program (PYB). Youth leagues are offered for boys and girls grades 1-12. Games are played every Saturday December 6, 2014 through February 28, 2015. Each team will practice once per week beginning November 17, 2014. To become a volunteer coach you must complete the Volunteer Application and pass a DOJ screening. No prior coaching experience necessary. The City of Pleasanton will hold coaching clinics and provide support, as needed. For more information, please contact the Sports Division at pleasantonsportscityofpleasantonca [dot] gov or at (925) 931-3437. Let us know if you would like to coach with a neighbor, friend or colleague – requests will be honored!
Hometown Holiday: It’s not too early to volunteer for this spectacular event! Volunteers are needed to serve as support with barricades, hospitality, stage decoration, parade check-in, parade formation and disband, parade marshals, setup/tear-down crew, beautification technicians, and volunteer check-in. Please visit www.hometownholiday.com to download a volunteer application. For more information, please call (925) 931-3423 or email hometownholidaycityofpleasantonca [dot] gov.
Alameda County Youth Leadership Academy: The goal of the Academy is to increase knowledge of the role of County government and the critical safety-net services that we provide, develop leadership skills and encourages civic involvement in government. We will share information on a wide range of County programs in an interactive manner, and also receive feedback from participants about youth interests and concerns. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at esther [dot] concepcionacgov [dot] org or (510) 268-5379. Apply Online Here!
Alviso Adobe Community Park 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 year round Wednesday to Sunday any time between 10:00 AM-4:00 PM. Interested in volunteering? Contact Volunteer Coordinator Natalie at (925) 931-3485 or ncroakcityofpleasantonca [dot] gov
PTown Life Web TeamThe Ptownlife Web Team will take on the overall maintenance and continual improvement of the website. Students will get experience working on a website, writing and editing content, and helping with the overall management and marketing of ptownlife.org.
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
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.
ValleyCare Health System
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.
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.
Pleasanton Public Library - Middle School volunteers needed during summer. High School volunteers needed throughout the year.