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Top Volunteer Opportunities in San Francisco 2013

Want to volunteer or intern at a great San Francisco nonprofit? Whether you’re new to SF, trying to change up your routine with some local charity work, or just want to volunteer or intern at a community not for profit, everyone knows that the best way to find the right place for you is from the people who’ve been there!

Here’s a list of volunteers’ and interns’ favorite San Francisco charities. Every organization on this list has earned an overall score of 4 or greater out of 5 on, and must have been reviewed by at least 5 volunteers. If your favorite San Francisco non-profit or volunteer gig is missing, find it on, write a positive review, and show your co-volunteers how to start adding reviews and get it on the list!

Child Family Health International                   1234.65
“It was one of the best rotations of my medical school career. Getting the opportunity to perform a number of procedures while also seeing what healthcare challenges another culture faced allowed me to develop tremendously as a doctor and person in the beginning stages of my career.”

Experience Corps Bay Area 1234.818185
“I feel so fulfilled when working as a volunteer. Tutoring “one-on-one” in two third grade classes each week has been challenging and rewarding. I have been embraced by the school community and the EC staff and feel that I am making a difference through this wonderful program.”

UniversalGiving 1234.924245
“This has been an enriching and educational experience. I really enjoy the work environment and the professional, creative, and dedicated people. I feel like I am making a difference to promotes social change.”


La Casa de Las Madres 1234.894745
“Volunteering has allowed me to become plugged into an incredible community of individuals, staff and volunteers, who are dedicated to supporting women and children who are victims of domestic violence. I feel honored to be a part of the necessary and meaningful work that we do here!”

Foundation for Students Rising Above        1234.978725
“People will say, “you are changing her life” when the truth is, she is changing mine. I have 2 words to describe SRA. Life changing!”


The Coming Home Project 1234.888895
“I was fortunate to attend a training conference in California–it was a life-changing experience–camaraderie, trust, learning new skills, sharing pain and joy and SO MUCH MORE.”


Pachamama Alliance 1234.962965
“Interning at The Pachamama Alliance was one of the most rewarding things I have done. The passion and dedication that everyone has at the organization is inspiring.”


Foundation for Sustainable Development    1234.806455
“The staff spent a lot of time ensuring that your strengths could be optimized in the community by placing you in organizations that best satisfy your interests. I had a great experience with this NGO.”

Everybody Solar 1234.818185
“They impress me over and over again. The are extremely innovative, practical, and exactly the kind of impact our community needs. I am so impressed with our staff, who are all volunteers. They are all extremely personable, dedicated, and talented.”

Muttville Senior Dog Rescue 12345
“Muttville is a wonderful organization and has helped so many deserving senior dogs find loving and caring homes. I am very proud and honored to be able to contribute to such a deserving organization.”