If the growth of our volunteer program is any indication, the Bay Area is more philanthropic than ever! The impact our volunteers make 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.

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Individual volunteers can:

  • Volunteer with our preschool/toddlers at our Child Development Centers
  • Host Pre-K graduation, or sponsor backpacks for graduates
  • Serve on the DriveForward Loan Committee
  • Conduct participant surveys
  • Provide meal service and office support at Fair Oaks Adult Activity Center
  • Become a Senior Peer Counselor
  • Organize and host the Career Closet
  • Participate in holiday toy and food drives
  • Assist with mailing and office projects

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact, Tony Jara, Advancement and Volunteer Coordinator, tjara@peninsulafamilyservice.org or call 650.403.4300

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 volunteers can:

  • Hosting a holiday party or art project at one of our Child Development Centers in San Mateo County or at 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, Tony Jara, Advancement and Volunteer Coordinator, tjara@peninsulafamilyservice.org or call 650.403.4300

Leadership opportunities:

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  • We rely on our 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.

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

  • Serve on the DriveForward Loan Committee

If you are interested in lending your professional financial expertise, please contact Rob Lajoie, VP of Financial Empowerment, rlajoie@peninsulafamilyservice.org