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If the growth of our volunteer program is any indication, the Bay Area is more philanthropic than ever! We have welcomed countless individual volunteers into our child development centers and handfuls of corporate groups to our sites. The result is breathtaking new outdoor murals, cleaner classrooms, thriving gardens, happier children, more connected older adults, and a stronger community for everyone to call home.

To all those who have invested their time, sweat, and passion in our programs, we give our deepest, most profound thanks. Because of you, thousands of your neighbors are stepping from the shadows to live a life where opportunity, financial stability, and wellness are within reach.

Individual Volunteering Opportunities

individual01We offer a number of individual volunteer opportunities at our sites throughout the Bay Area.

Individual volunteers can:

  • Provide weekly, in-classroom support at our child development centers in San Mateo County (minimum commitment of three months)
  • Donate their time at our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center in Redwood City
  • Sign-up to become a volunteer Senior Peer Counselor
  • Offer pro-bono professional services (web development, marketing services, copywriting, etc.) at our main office in San Mateo
  • Organize off-site fundraisers or diaper/coat/toy drives (with guidance from Peninsula Family Service staff

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Charlie Gebhardt, Donor and Volunteer Relations Coordinator.

Group Volunteering Opportunities

group02Corporate groups, nonprofit organizations, and schools are invited to volunteer at our sites throughout the Bay Area. Our sites can accommodate groups of 5-20 people depending on the size of the site and population served.

Group volunteer opportunities include:

  • Hosting a holiday party or art project at one of our child development centers in San Mateo County or our Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center in Redwood City
  • Day-long volunteer projects for corporations participating in our Corporate Partners Program
  • Organizing an off-site fundraising event or diaper/coat/toy drive (with guidance from Peninsula Family Service staff)

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact Charlie Gebhardt, Donor and Volunteer Relations Coordinator.

Leadership

leadership03Peninsula Family Service relies on our outstanding Board of Directors and Advisory Council to steer our organization toward ever greater impact and sustainability. Our Board of Directors inducts new members at the beginning of each calendar year, and our Advisory Council adds members on a rolling basis. Visit our About Us page to learn more about our current mission champions.

If you are interested in lending your expertise and passion to our leadership, please contact Maria Chavez, Executive Coordinator.