Individual Service Opportunities
This is a general information page for those who are looking to volunteer on an
Individual service opportunities are separated into three categories: Human Community, Environment, and Animals.
About AMMA: http://amma.org/about/how-she-began
Amma’s Kitchen is an entirely volunteer – run organization. Amma (meaning mother) is a spiritual leader from India who travels around the world serving those in need. Their organization hosts a large event in November at their headquarters in Castro Valley, and they need your help preparing for it (weed whacking, cleaning the property, basic landscaping etc.). More information can be found at their website: http://bayarea.amma.org/
BRIDGE THE GAP COLLEGE PREP
Below is an email from Jennifer Nichols describing the programs at Bridge the Gap College Prep:
“Our after school program meets at 105 Drake Ave in Marin City. We are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 . Four teachers in three classrooms provide academic and homework support to students grouped by grades: 1-3, 4-6 and 7-8. Each teacher uses small group instruction and project based learning to help our students catch up and ultimately excel, sending the students to school the next day prepared and eager to learn more. Volunteers support the teachers and work with the children in small groups, helping with homework and group activities. For the after school program, we request that volunteers commit to one afternoon a week.
The evening program is a one-on-one tutoring program working with students in grades K-12, meeting on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 at the Marin City Church of God at 629 Drake Avenue (the corner of Drake Avenue and Buckelew Street) for our K-4th graders and at 105 Drake Ave from 630-745 for our 5th-12th graders. We ask for a weekly commitment of one evening for the school year. Our students and tutors are matched in pairs, based on skill level and desired grade group, and stay together for that year. The tutor commitment is twofold: being there for the student every week, nurturing trust and developing a relationship, as well as supporting them academically; helping them with their homework, strengthening their math, reading, and writing skills. Credentialed teachers circulate and support the tutor/student pairs.
Let me know if either sounds like a good fit for you.
If you are interested in volunteering for the entire school semester, please contact Jennifer Nichols or Denni Brusseau. They would love your support.
COMMUNITY ACTION MARIN
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity’s goal is to build affordable homes in the San Francisco Bay Area. They have several ongoing projects that could all use your help: The list is here (copied from their website):
More information here: http://www.habitatgsf.org/Each person can volunteer here: Each build day can be schedule three to four weeks in advance. Build days are booked through August and September.
Lighthouse SF is an organization designed to aid those who suffer from blindness, whether they were born blind or became blind later in life. Lighthouse is a center where blind people are encouraged to enjoy life for all its wonders, without the need of sight. More info here: http://lighthouse-sf.org/about/history/
You may volunteer for upcoming events here: http://lighthouse-sf.org/calendar/
Reading Partners is dedicated to transforming struggling young readers into confident
difference in a child’s life.
Ritter Center is a nonprofit organization based on providing aid to the low income families of Marin. Ritter center provides social services for those in need all throughout Marin, and helps said people get back on their feet.
More information here: http://www.rittercenter.org/2008/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=171&Itemid=140
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Shaun Marshall at (415) 457 - 8182 x 109 http://www.rittercenter.org/2008/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=109&Itemid=111
SAN FRANCISCO AND MARIN FOOD BANKS
There are two locations for the San Francisco and Marin Food Banks. The SF warehouse is at 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, and the Marin warehouse is at 75 Digital Drive in Novato. We
San Francisco Food Bank: http://vol-sffb.org/welcome
Marin Food Bank: http://volmarinfb.org
Contact Tyler for log in information.
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY OF MARIN
St Vincent de Paul’s Offers compassionate aid to those in need in Marin County. Among other services, St. Vincent de Paul’s offers nutritious meals, affordable housing, and employment. More details here: http://www.vinnies.org/aboutus/whoweare
All volunteers need to sign up at http://vinnies.org/ and need to attend an orientation, which are held every Wednesday at 2:00 pm in their dining room.
Every Wednesday and Saturday St. Vincent’s needs a few people to help stack the pantry.
Contact Terry Hennessy for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUNNY HILLS ORPHANAGE | SAUSALITO
Sunny Hills Started as an orphanage and a farm in Marin County in 1985, and has since evolved to a regional child welfare organization. Sunny Hills protects, serves, nurtures, and heals at – risk children and adolescents. More information here: http://www.sunnyhillsservices.org/aboutus.php
Sunny Hills needs your help with the following:
TRIPS FOR KIDS
Trips for Kids gives underprivileged kids access to the wonderful world of cycling, as volunteers embark on bike rides with these kids across Marin County. Lessons in confidence building, achievement, and environmental awareness are provide to such kids, while having fun! More info here: http://www.tripsforkids.org/Volunteers are required to have their own mountain bike, and to sign up here: http://www.tripsforkids.org/marin/volunteer.htm
SAVE THE BAY
Save the Bay works to perfect and restore the beauty of the San Francisco Bay Area so that it will continue to be beautiful for many years in the future. Save the Bay stands against inappropriate shoreline development and pollution. More info here: http://www.savesfbay.org/history
Individuals may volunteer for any of the upcoming events here: www.savesfbay.org/volunteer
ALL CREATURES ANIMAL CARING SOCIETY
All Creatures Animal Caring Society finds homes whether they be temporary or permanent, for many homeless animals around Marin County. Many adoption programs are available, including once a week dog – walking, adoption for short periods of time (1 month or less), or permanent adoption. Please visit http://www.allcreaturesmarin.org/ for more information.
Audubon California, through conservation, advocacy, and community involvement, fights to protect birds and their natural habitat. Audubon California focuses on conserving and restoring natural ecosystems, especially those involving birds. More information here: http://ca.audubon.org/about-us-5
Volunteer for the San Francisco Chapter here: http://www.goldengateaudubon.org/volunteer/san-francisco-conservation-committee/
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