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 Volunteer Application

Hometown Holiday Parade Volunteers: It’s not too early to volunteer for this spectacular event! Volunteers are needed to serve as support with stage decoration, parade check-in, parade formation, parade marshals, setup/tear-down crew, and volunteer check-in. Pre-registration is required. Please visit www.hometownholiday.com to register online or to download a volunteer application. For more information, please call (925) 931-5352 or email hometownholidayatcityofpleasantonca.gov.

Pleasanton Youth Basketball Coaches Needed: If you are interested in coaching a team and helping youth in the community, sign up to be a PYB volunteer coach! Applications can be found on www.pleasantonsports.org, click on “Youth Sports” and then the “Volunteer Coach Application” link. 

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

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.gov

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.