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!

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 pleasantonsportsatcityofpleasantonca [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 HolidayIt’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 to download a volunteer application. For more information, please call (925) 931-3423 or email hometownholidayatcityofpleasantonca [dot] gov.

Lifetime Tennis: Looking for volunteers for the 9th Annual Halloween Fun Night! Friday, October 24, 5:00pm - 9:00pm at the Pleasanton Tennis and Community Park at 5801 Valley Ave. Actors needed for haunted house and costumed volunteers needed for carnival games. Please contact Aaron Wong at aaronwatlifetimetennis [dot] com or Debra Takami at debratatlifetimetennis [dot] com.

Youth Commission Subcommittee: Youth In Government Day: The sub-committee will be working to plan and implement the Youth in Government Day scheduled for Thursday February 19, 2015 in cooperation with the City of Pleasanton Community Services Department and Pleasanton Unified School District. Contact David Weisgerber at dweisgerberatcityofpleasantonca [dot] gov for more information.


Life After High School - Community Education Series Panel: Looking for 3 high school seniors and 3 recent high school grads with diverse experience/perspectives with regard to their choice after high school (i.e. college, university, gap year, community college, tech school. job, etc.). Event is Wednesday, October 15th from 5:15pm - 8:30pm. You will be treated to dinner before hand to discuss the presentation and the presentation will go from 7:00pm - 8:30pm. If interested, please contact David Weisgerber at dweisgerberatcityofpleasantonca [dot] gov

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

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