Opportunities for Community Service

PLEASE READ-Ineligible Organizations:

Second Harvest Food Bank: Hours from Second Harvest Food Bank will NOT be accepted as they refuse to sign the FUSD paperwork required for our service learning hours. The FUSD form is required for hours to be logged, so please locate another non-profit organization!

Fremont Youth Soccer Club: FYSC has had issues with verifying service hours, so hours from them cannot be accepted.

Holistic Underground Inc: HUI has had issues with verifying service hours, so hours from them cannot be accepted.

Sending Sunshine: Hours with Sending Sunshine are not directly supervised, so they cannot count towards service learning hours.


What does NOT count as volunteer hours?

  • Volunteering for a teacher to help with TA tasks: grading, decorating, cleaning classrooms, etc.
  • Volunteering for a for-profit entity- example: a dentist's office.
  • Anything completed during school hours for a school program/club when school is in session. All volunteering must occur outside of school hours.
  • Any hours required for iCare.
  • Court mandated service hours
  • Opportunities that require an exchange of money, goods, or donations for hours.
  • Fundraising for an event where the money goes back to a club, organization, or team that a student is a member of.
  • Religious work or work that promotes a religious organization, including maintenance of grounds and meals connected to a service.
  • Service completed online, such as online tutoring.

How can I check if the organization is a 501(c)3?

It's easy! Go to: charitynavigator.org OR to https://apps.irs.gov/app/eos/ to search by the organization's name- if you can't find them by name you can ask for the organization's EIN number and search for that instead. ALWAYS double check to make sure the organization is a 501(c)3 before you volunteer so you don't waste your time!

Cabrillo PTA Winter Wonderland

The Cabrillo PTA is hosting a Winter Wonderland on December 15, 2023.  They will be in need of students to help set-up/take-down, sell food, run games, arts/crafts, sell hot cocoa/coffee, etc. The event is from 6-8, however, they'd like the volunteers to arrive an hour early and stay for cleanup as well. Or students can come in shifts between 5-7 and/or 7-9. They would like to have at least 10-15 volunteers.

If you are interested, please contact Momina Nasir at momina.dv8@gmail.com , or text her at 510-449-9014.

Fremont Main Library (Year Round)

Are you a book lover at heart? Maybe you have a technological streak! Consider volunteering at a library close to you:

Website: aclibrary.org/locations/FRM/

Go to "Support AC Library", then "Volunteer". The you can search by library or even check out their scrolling volunteer opportunity window to find something you're interested in. Once you find a position you like simply fill out their online application!

City of Fremont (Year Round)

Sign up to volunteer with the City of Fremont's Community Services Department for park/environmental clean ups, educational opportunities, and more!

Website: www.fremont.gov/government/departments/community-services/volunteer

You can even sign up on their mailing list to be notified of new events or check out their event calendar to see if they have an event on your free days.

Ohlone Humane Society (Year Round)

Do you love working with and caring for animals? Go to the Ohlone Humane Society website: ohlonehumanesociety.org/

If interested in volunteering with this non-profit, click on the tab marked "Get Involved" and Select the "Volunteer" button and complete the volunteer application.

Tri-City Volunteers (Year Round)

This non-profit foodbank and mobile pantry is looking for volunteers!

Website: tcvfoodbank.org , go to their "Volunteer" Tab to find the application for volunteers. Looking to speak directly to the Volunteer Coordinator to ask questions, ect?

You can email: volunteer@tcvfoodbank.org to connect with James Sarmiento.

Urban Forest Friends (Year Round)

Urban Forest Friends has several events for planting and maintaining trees in Fremont. You can find more information and fill out a form to volunteer at their website at https://www.urbanforestfriends.org/home


https://www.justserve.org/ is an excellent resource for finding service opportunities near you, wherever you may be. Be sure to filter through the results to find opportunities that qualify, such as opportunities that are non-religious and that aren't soliciting donations from volunteers.

LIFE ElderCare

We are a local non-profit that provides free services and support to help seniors age at home.

Volunteers would: help post volunteer recruitment flyers for our Meals on Wheels and Assisted Transportation programs.

The student would need to be able to drive and have access to a car. They would post flyers every 2-3 months at 10-15 locations in Fremont (~2 hour route). If they're interested in doing more hours, we could provide them with an additional route

Volunteer Match

Volunteer Match is a great website to find other locations in the Bay Area to earn community service hours.


Mission San Jose Little League 

Volunteer Opportunities in:

  • Website/Graphic deign and computer experience excel and access database knowledge would be helpful
  • Field Crew
  • Snack Shack Help
  • Fields help ongoing
  • All around behind the scenes help

If interested contact: Kara Berlin Email: President@msjll.com or Berlinkj@yahoo.com Phone: (510) 789-7996

League of Volunteers

League of Volunteers has plenty of opportunities

Volunteering at LOV is a fun and rewarding experience!  With over 40 programs, events, projects and services throughout the year, we’ll work with you to make a difference in the community, and provide all the backup you need for reporting and documenting your Service Hours.

We also offer convenient alternatives to the typical hours-based community service options.

Visit their website at www.lov.org to view a full list of community service opportunities or call at (510) 793 – 5683. You can also visit their office at 8440 Central Avenue, Suite A/B, Newark, California 94560.

The Museum Of Local History

Where: 190 Anza Street Fremont, CA 94539

When: 2nd Saturdays and Sundays of each month

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Contact: Patricia Schaffarczyk Please contact (510) 677 – 8461 if you plan on volunteering.

East Bay Regional Park 

What: Make a difference by helping endangered wildlife

  • Meet new people and make new friends
  • Gain valuable skills and build your resume

Where: East Bay Regional Park District (Alameda and Contra Costa County)

Contact: "Doc Quack" (Certified Wildlife Biologist) at (510)-544-2319 or docquack@ebparks.org

Alameda County Library 

Teen Volunteer - Clerical Support The Alameda County Library Foundation (ACLF) has a need for on-going clerical support. Tasks may include filing, preparing mailings for various Fundraising Campaigns and/or light data entry occasionally. Ideally teens would commit to working 1.5 - 3 hours per week between Monday and Thursday. Work hours would be approximately 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

The Foundation will work with teens to determine best schedules within the above timeframe. The project(s) are underway year round. ACLF is located in the Library Administration building adjacent to the Fremont Main Library; 2450 Stevenson Blvd., Fremont, CA 94538.

ACLF is the fundraising arm of the Alameda County Library. We support 16 branches and the Bookmobile and work closely with our County libraries to help garner financial support for programs, services, books, materials and capital. We also manage several fun and innovative fundraisers throughout the year to engage the community, build awareness and encourage Library support. Applications can be downloaded from the ACLF website. Visit us online for more info: www.aclf2.org/volunteer

Please direct questions to: Office Administrator aclf@aclibrary.org Ph: (510) 505-7077