Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Volunteer Now!

There are so many opportunities in the Bay Area, in and around San Francisco, Berkeley, the North Bay, South Bay, etc., to help in your local food kitchen, mentor a child/young adult or volunteer with kids that might not be as lucky to be as healthy as your own. Here are a few references, in and around the Bay Area, that could help you find the best fit for sharing your time with others (if GMCH is not your first choice, which (duh!) it should be):

volunteermatch.org - a great site that lists hundreds of opportunities that need 1 hour of your time or a year of your time. Busy schedules call for flexible opportunities...and you can find them here.

handsonbayarea.org - they manage 120 direct-service projects a month and offer educational programming to help volunteers become well-informed community leaders.

onebrick.org - they create a friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering - so make some new friends while helping your community! After each volunteer event - which typically lasts only 3 to 4 hours - volunteers are invited to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to know one another in a relaxed social setting.

thevolunteercenter.net - serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties, they foster strong networks among nonprofit, public, and business sector organizations and ordinary citizens, united by the overarching goal of improving local communities. What could be better than that tag line?

More to come...!

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