Pleasanton’s link to activities and resources for youth and families

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!

Youth Commission Subcommittee: Public PolicyThe sub committee will be working to determine possible additions or changes to the City’s Smoking Ordinance. In collaboration with the Alameda County Public Health Department, Project Teen Friendly will help to gather data about tobacco use in Pleasanton. Click here for more information and application.

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] concepcionatacgov [dot] org or (510) 268-5379. Apply Online Here!

National Multiple Sclerosis Society - 5k Run/Walk
5k walk (or 1 mile option) to raise funds to support MS research and programs for patients and their families
April 27, 8:00 am - 11:30 am (volunteer hours will be between 6:30 am - noon and shifts last 2 -3 hours)
Volunteers Needs: 50 volunteers to help with food distribution, event check-in, route support & safety, cheering on walkers, handing out t-shirts, and clean-up.
For information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Jill Waterman at jillwatermanatcomcast [dot] net or  925-459-1374.

PTown Life Web Team
The 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
(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.

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.

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+)

Alviso Adobe Community Park

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

Santa Rita Jail Reading Program: Start With A Story

Sheperd’s Gate Domestic Violence Shelter

Kaiser Permanente Hospital