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!

RADD Winter Ball Ring in the holiday spirit at the annual RADD Winter Ball! One of our 7 dances for the Recreation for Adults with Developmental Disabilities (RADD) Program, this dance also features a dinner from 6:00-7:00pm.  Come join us Friday, December 12th at the Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Boulevard. Volunteers are needed from 4:30-5:30 to decorate; 5:30-7:00 to help prepare plates and serve dinner; 7:00-10:00 to hang out with participants and help at the crafts table; and 10:00-10:30 for cleanup.  Please email jreaberatcityofpleasantonca [dot] gov (subject: RADD%20Winter%20Ball%20Volunteer)  if you would like to help with any, or all of this event.  Must be 16 to volunteer, or be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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!

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 ncroakatcityofpleasantonca [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
(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+)

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