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Volunteer Services

Enhancing the member experience through caring and compassionate service from the heart.

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We believe in lending a helping hand

At Kaiser Permanente, we believe health isn’t an industry – it’s a cause. And there’s no better feeling than a willingness to serve others for a worthwhile cause. By volunteering, you can add to the quality of our members’ lives – and the quality of your life, too.

Why volunteer with Kaiser Permanente?

As a volunteer, you’ll be a key communication link between patients, families, and hospital staff. Volunteers will be part of a team dedicated to providing high quality health care and experience the medical profession environment. In addition, benefits of volunteering include personal satisfaction, meeting new people, and giving back to the community.

Requirements for volunteering

Each volunteer must meet the following requirements to be eligible for our Northern California Kaiser Permanente Volunteer Program.

Meet the age requirements

Adult Applicants – ages 18 years and older.

Commit to a 4 hour shift, once a week

Communicate effectively in english, successful completion of background investigation, complete initial health screening, meet the physical and behavioral requirements, complete new volunteer orientation, not actively seeking employment, how to volunteer.

To apply for the Kaiser Permanente Volunteer Program, you must meet the above requirements and submit an application. All applications are reviewed and approved based on the need, as determined by the individual Kaiser Permanente Volunteer Services Departments. Not all applicants are accepted.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the time commitment required of a volunteer? Most Kaiser Permanente Volunteer Services programs require a weekly commitment.

I have been ordered by a court to do community service. Can I do this at Kaiser Permanente? No. We do not accept volunteers for court-mandated service.

I am interested in an internship or a job shadow opportunity at Kaiser Permanente. Can Volunteer Services provide me with this opportunity? No. Volunteer Services provides only volunteer opportunities. Internships/externships and Job Shadows are not arranged by Volunteer Services Department.

Why do you need my Social Security number? This information is used for background checks and to verify your identity.

Are there health requirements? Yes, there are appointments for a health screening that includes two-step TB testing or chest x-ray and immunizations as determined by Kaiser Permanente Employee Health Services. All health screenings are completed during business hours.

Do I need to be a Kaiser Permanente Member to Volunteer? No, Kaiser Permanente Membership is not required.

How is my volunteer placement decided? Placement is decided after acceptance and determined based upon facility needs.

When can I start volunteering? Upon acceptance and completion of all requirements.

How can I contact Volunteer Services for more information? Find contact info below.

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Written by GoodAgent Intern: Christina Abudayeh

The GoodAgent Team has an unwavering commitment to giving back to their local communities. There are a number of opportunities to get involved and give back to the neighborhoods we strive to support. Listed below are a number of ways to get involved with various organizations across Walnut Creek and greater Bay Area: 

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop Cashier

The 40 American Cancer Society Discovery Shops in California have raised funds and awareness for the fight against cancer.

Cashiers needed to ring up sales, assist customers, put new merchandise on selling floor, monitor dressing rooms.

Location: 1538 Locust Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US


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White Pony Express 

Volunteers needed for food distribution to help sort food to be delivered across Contra Costa County.

3380 Vincent Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523 

Monday-Saturday: 8:00-11:00 AM, 9:00-12:00 PM 

Sundays : 8:30-11:00 AM, 9:00-12:00 PM, 1:45-3:15 PM 

Must be at least 12 year old. Orientation or training required.


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Monument Crisis Center Volunteer

The Monument Crisis Center provides food, education, assistance, referrals to families and individuals in crisis situations, and promotes community awareness of needs and available resources to at-risk and low income people in Contra Costa County.

There are a variety of programs that meet the needs of our community and the goals of our organization. They include but are not limited to:

Food Distribution

The monthly food assistance we provide reduces the chances that a family will face hunger and malnutrition because they must first meet obligations for rent, medical care, or other expenses.

Basic ESL conversation classes with individualized instruction are offered at no cost to anyone who wishes to attend.

Senior Moments

Social gatherings and USDA Brown Bag assistance for seniors.

This program offers a friendly place for low income seniors to interact with other seniors and at the same time receive groceries and other services.

High School students mentor elementary and middle school children with their homework. In addition to mentoring: a healthy snack and educational activities are offered.

Visit: Monument Crisis Center Volunteer Signup

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Walnut Creek Library

Volunteering at the Downtown Walnut Creek Public Library.

During the summer, which can turn into a year-round position.

Mandatory Training Session.

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Sunrise Senior Living Volunteer

Sunrise is happy to welcome community groups, student organizations and seniors to share their talents and interests with our residents in various volunteer opportunities available at our communities.

Volunteers help to organize outings and activities, or just spend an afternoon spending time with our residents.

Location: 2175 Ygnacio Valley Rd, Walnut Creek, CA 94598 

Visit: Sunrise Senior Living

Call: (925) 932-3500

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Loaves & Fishes of Contra Costa County

The organization is the largest provider of hot meals to the hungry in Contra Costa County, serving over 251,000 hot meals this fiscal year in five dining rooms.

Volunteers needed in providing community based food programs and partner services that focus on basic needs including: 


Our Dining Room Volunteer shifts are Monday through Friday, at our four dining room locations in Antioch, Martinez, Oakley and Pittsburg. Click here to find out more about Dining Room tasks.


The Central Kitchen in Pittsburg needs volunteers to assist our Head Chef prepares 1,400 meals every day. Shifts run from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Monday through Friday.


Our fundraising events are essential to help us meet our budget. If you enjoy assisting at events, please review our Upcoming Events web page to learn more about volunteering opportunities.

Visit: Loaves & Fishes SCC

Admin Office: 835 Ferry Street, Martinez, CA

Central Kitchen: 510 Garcia Ave., Unit H, Pittsburg, CA

Phone: (925) 293-4792 

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Walnut Creek Community Service Day

Dozens of service projects across the City.

Every October


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VITAS Healthcare of East Bay 

● VITAS is looking for kind and caring people to help terminally ill patients and their families. Friendly visits, simple errands, providing a listening ear and the gift of friendship at a crucial time can make a real difference in another's life

● Alameda/Contra Costa County

● Required: background check, must be at least 15, orientation or training, 2-4 hours a week 

● Visit:

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Contra Costa Humane Society

Volunteer to improve the quality of life for dogs and cats in the CCC community, find homes for animals in need, and provide support for people who need assistance with care for their animals.

Kitty Corner, Foster Team, and Events volunteers needed

Visit: h ttps:// 

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The Gardens at Heather Farms

Garden Maintenance

Work outdoors each Wednesday morning maintaining several acres of demonstration gardens. No experience necessary. Join an active group who love potlucks, educational enrichment, and field trips to other gardens.

Garden Tour Docent

Help promote The Gardens’ mission to enrich the community by leading tours of the garden and attend local events to help promote our programs.


Work each Tuesday morning propagating plants for our garden and sales that take place each spring and fall. No experience necessary

Education Docent

Serve as a volunteer instructor leading natural science classes for local elementary students

Special Events

Assist with planning and promoting special events, greeting visitors and providing staffing on event days.


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Make Blankets for Animal Shelters

Seeking volunteers to create handmade blankets to comfort homeless pets living in animal shelters. The blankets may be knit, crocheted, sewn, quilted or made with fleece material.

Contact: [email protected]

Linda Kozlowski, (630)545-5644

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Trinity Center Volunteer

Trinity Center is a non-residential program serving homeless and working poor adult men and women in Walnut Creek and Central Contra Costa County

currently has several volunteer opportunities open and is actively developing more opportunities for you to participate in our mission. We look forward to having the ability to make many more volunteer opportunities available and move into a more robust way for volunteers to be part of our daily operations. 

Our Warm Breakfast Program is currently open for those interested in providing and serving breakfast at Trinity Center. If you would like to sign up on behalf of your team of 2 to 6 people, click here for details and instructions: 

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Kaiser Permanente

● Volunteering in Kaiser Permanente Hospital. 

● One four hour shift once a week, 100 hour total commitment 

● To Sign Up: Volunteer Registration

● Visit: LINK   for more information. 

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Habitat Restoration in Walnut Creek Open Space - Tuesdays

  • We have ongoing projects at Bayberry Pond, Rock Oak, Indian Valley Pond, Deer Lake, and Fossil Hill. We do occasional work in other locations in the Open Space.
  • We also have a native plant nursery where we propagate many of the plants we use in our restoration projects.
  • Visit:

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The Lesher Theater

Volunteering as an usher for The Lesher Theater.

1601 Civic Dr, Walnut Creek

At least one performance a month.

Must attend a training session.


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Building Hope

Together we build house frames and deliver them to at-risk kids and families in a case-managed process that provides adequate housing to severe situations.

Opportunities available across the Bay Area.

Email: [email protected] to sign up or for more information.

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AARP Experience Corps Bay Area

helping school aged children in the Bay Area develop their reading skills and become strong, fluent readers by the end of third grade.

Sandi Strang at 415-464-1767

Visit: Sequoia Living

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Hope Services

We offer day services, training and employment, community living, and mental health services to children, adults, and seniors.

Always looking for individuals to volunteer at our stores to sort through donations for saleable and non-sellable items, maintain the sales floor,   and store general merchandising.

Hope Counseling Center Volunteer Opportunities

Language proficiency required in helping link clients to psychiatry or counseling appointments by providing translation

Visit: Hope Services About/Volunteer  

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Help WCI middle School Students with homework, cooking groups, crafts, board games, outside games, and more.

Walnut Creek Intermediate and Foothill Middle School, Walnut Creek

Monday-Thursday between 2:30pm-6:00pm

Call: (925) 952 4603 

Email: [email protected]

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Open Heart Kitchen

Volunteer to feed the hungry 7 days a week across multiple locations in Pleasanton, Livermore, and Dublin

Join for Our Heart of the Tri-Valley Gala on August, 26, 2022 to celebrate Open Heart Kitchen's progress in broadening access to healthy, nutritious food and eradicating hunger.


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Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Looking for volunteers to provide support at the Pittsburg, Antioch, Concord, and Richmond EH distribution locations. 

Set up tables, bag produce, distribute food, and breakdown/clean up.

Assist in loading food into client vehicles


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Volunteers Make it Possible

Giving your time extends critical resources and provides the support necessary to save lives and support relationships between people and pets. We offer a wide variety of volunteer roles.

Adult volunteer positions are for those ages 18 and older. We ask for a six month commitment of at least eight hours a month. We are unable to accommodate short-term community service volunteer opportunities or sign off on hours before a six month commitment is complete. 

Getting started as a volunteer begins with attending a 90-minute volunteer information session . Space is limited and registration is required.

Volunteer Opportunities

Would you like to be part of a lifesaving team? Could you share your time and talents to connect people and pets? Here are a few opportunities available at Joybound:

Cat care volunteers assist with feeding our shelter cats and cleaning their living spaces, to ensure they are happy and healthy during their stay at our adoption center.

Crate / Van Wash ing

Crate / van washing volunteers clean the crates used to transport animals on rescue runs, as well as wash the rescue vehicle that brings animals to our campus each week.

From walking dogs to cleaning condos, dog care volunteers ensure the comfort and care of our canine shelter guests while they await adoption.

Volunteer foster families provide loving, temporary, in-home care for animals in need. We provide everything you need, including supplies, food, medical care, and beyond.

Shelter Essentials

Shelter essentials volunteers support our dogs and cats by doing laundry, washing toys and supplies, sanitizing litterboxes, sweeping and mopping, and more.

Adoption Meet and Greets

Adoption meet and greet volunteers introduce our shelter guests to potential new families as part of the adoption process .

Boutique volunteers assist adopters with purchasing supplies at Lou Russa’s Boutique prior to taking their home their new pet.

Greeter volunteers welcome the public, provide directions, and answer initial questions guests may have about our programs, services, or adoptable animals.

Event volunteers perform a variety of tasks to help make internal and external events both fun and successful for our supporters.

Reception volunteers answer phones, transfer calls, accept in-kind donations, and provide support for other volunteers.

Thrift Store

At our Thrift Store in Concord, volunteers help customers find and purchase merchandise, and assist staff in sorting, tagging and displaying donated items.

Community Outreach

These volunteers present information about our programs to a wide range of audiences and host informational tables on behalf of Joybound at local events.

FoodShare volunteer distribute pet food to pet guardians and community cat caregivers in Contra Costa County.

Resource Center

Resource Center volunteers help people in their times of crisis with meaningful, animal-related community resources. Topics include keeping or rehoming a pet, low-cost pet resources, and lost or found animals.

Pet With Me

Pet With Me volunteers provide enrichment for our more shy shelter dogs by accompanying them in their condos for petting, brushing, massaging, and talking.

Pet Hug Pack ®

We’re always looking for well-behaved dogs and cats (and other animals, too) to serve as therapy animals for people in need of the special type of love only an animal can provide.

Sign up for a Volunteer Information Session Today

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Fostering is a wonderful opportunity to volunteer as a family or care for a pet without a long-term commitment. Save lives every time you open your home to an animal in need. We provide everything you need. You supply the love.

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Community Solutions

Community Solutions volunteers needed! Your help preserves the human-animal bond by keeping animals with their families and connecting people with meaningful, animal-related resources in their communities. Be their lifeline when it’s needed most.

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Therapy Animal Team

Is your pet therapy animal material? Consider joining the Pet Hug Pack® and sharing their love with people in need. Since 2002, hundreds of thousands of people have experienced the wet noses and unconditional love of these very special animals.

Frequently Asked Questions

You must be at least 18 years old to join our volunteer program. Submit a volunteer interest inquiry .

Host a fundraiser or donation drive. Past fundraisers have included donated birthdays,  live streams , lemonade stands, and much more. Or consider fostering as a family to get involved. Sign up for a foster orientation to hear about the realities and rewards of this unique volunteer role from experienced foster parents. Bring your questions to this free, no-obligation information session. Register today.

Weekend and evening volunteer opportunities are available. Please note your days and hours of availability when submitting your volunteer interest inquiry .

We ask for a commitment of six months with at least eight hours each month.

We require a six month minimum commitment from all volunteers. We cannot accommodate short-term community service volunteer opportunities or sign off on hours before this six month commitment is complete.

You and your pet might be a great addition to our therapy animal program, the Pet Hug Pack®, or consider becoming a  foster family .

Yes! Consider becoming a  foster  home! Every new foster family means another pet rescued from an overburdened, public shelter. Find out more about the  foster program . Other remote volunteer opportunities include event coordination, providing assistance through the Resource Center to pet guardians in need, and more.

Some volunteer jobs require additional training sessions or prerequisites while other jobs can be started right away. You will learn more about specific jobs and training requirements during the volunteer information session.

Yes! Your company or service group can encourage teamwork and engagement in your community by volunteering as a group! Although we cannot guarantee a group project which matches your availability, we do have a variety of meaningful, hands-on group opportunities to support a lifesaving mission throughout the year. Most group projects are intended for 6-12 volunteers (age 18 years or older) and are available on weekdays from 8:30 am to noon or 1-4:30 pm. Volunteer groups also get a behind-the-scenes tour of our headquarters. End with a photo opportunity with one of our Pet Hug Pack® therapy animals or an adoptable dog. Click here to inquire . Previous group projects have included: maintenance or landscaping in our community garden; washing the rescue, adoption, and pet food delivery vehicles; prepping or follow up for events; organizing and stocking merchandise at our  Thrift Store ; and organizing and hosting a fundraiser or donation drive to benefit the animals.

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Join Over 1050 People Making a Difference

Volunteering at a Trinity Center can provide a doorway to opportunity for unsheltered and unstably housed adults. By offering your time and support, you can make a real difference in their lives and help them find a path towards stability.

Are you organized, sociable and a good communicator? Are your goals to gain new skills, give something back, and make a positive difference in people’s lives? If yes, the Trinity Center may be organization for you.

Volunteer Stories

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I’m a retired technology executive who’s lived in the East Bay since the late-90’s. My wife & I raised two kids in Danville while I commuted into the city and around the Bay for work. The reality of people forced to live on the streets has been a persistent...

Meet Maureen

Meet Maureen

I live in Danville. I worked in Rossmoor for 40 years before retiring in 2019. I was the managing editor of the Rossmoor News and was director of Communications in charge of the newspaper, television station, the web sites and the marketing of Rossmoor I now work as...

Volunteer! There Are So Many Ways to Lend a Helping Hand

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  • Member Mail Clerk
  • Shower and Laundry Assistant
  • Life Skills Workshop Leader
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City of Walnut Creek

Civic Pride Foundation

Community Foundation of Lafayette

Community Presbyterian Church

Contra Costa County Continuum of Care Coordinated Entry System

Creek Kids Care

Dean and Margaret Lesher Foundation

Democrats of Rossmoor

F&M Bank

Firedoll Foundation

Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano

Fremont Bank

Green Meals Project

Guardian Security

John Muir Health

Julia Burke Foundation

Kaiser Permanente Behavioral Health

Kiwanis Club of San Ramon Valley

Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church

Loaves and Fishes Contra Costa

Lowell Berry Foundation

Rotary Clubs & Foundations

Rotator Taproom

Sereno 1% for Good

Share The Spirit

St. Anselm’s Episcopal Church

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church

St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church

Walnut Creek Elks Lodge 811

Walnut Creek Homeless Task Force

Wells Fargo

White Pony Express


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AARP Volunteer Opportunities

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AARP Nurse Volunteers are volunteers with a nursing background who are involved with any of our opportunities. The opportunities to volunteer and offer your expertise and skills vary. We have opportunities to help with caregiving initiatives,…. Read More »

Ethel Gathering Organizer

As The Ethel Gathering Organizer, you will be pivotal in fostering connections and creating memorable experiences within The Ethel community. You can bring women together, organize events in your community, and contribute to a vibrant and growing…. Read More »

Wish of a Lifetime Wish Discovery Volunteer

Help support Wish of a Lifetime’s mission to shift the way society views and values our oldest generations by fulfilling seniors’ dreams and sharing their stories to inspire those of all ages through discovering wishes in your community. Wish…. Read More »

Wish of a Lifetime Cupid Crew Volunteer 2024

Brighten up Valentine’s Day for older adults in your community. On February 14, 2023, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP worked with volunteers across the country to deliver over 100,000 cards and 100,000 roses to older adults for its 10th annual Cupid…. Read More »

SDTEK Workshop Presenter

As a Smart DriverTEK Workshop Presenter, you'll be helping mature drivers in your community to learn about new vehicle safety technology.. Read More »

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Betty Kwan Chinn Receives AARP’s Highest Volunteer Award

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Betty Kwan Chinn of Eureka, California is the recipient of the 2023 AARP Andrus Award for Community Service… Read More »

Community Volunteer Opportunities

Create the good ®, pet hero award.

Posting Date: January 27, 2024

Research veterinarian offices in an area, determine which is most involved with animal welfare efforts. The PET confirms your research and sends an award and information to the veterinarian office.... Read More »

Military Youth Mentoring Program -CA

Posting Date: January 09, 2024

Tuesday's Children is actively recruiting for our mentoring program established exclusively for Gold Star children and siblings. This custom designed program fills the gaps in services offered to... Read More »

Back-Disaster Deployment Reserve, Licensed Medical Professional

Posting Date: January 08, 2024

This position supports the Regional Disaster Cycle Services department. Disaster Health Services (DHS) Service Associate (SA) is a temporary position assigned to work in person before, during and/or... Read More »

Service to the Armed Forces Presenter - San Gabriel and Pomona Valleys

Posting Date: December 26, 2023

This position supports the Regional SAF department. Inform and educate Red Cross partners, military members and their families by conducting briefings at a variety of community Read More »

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Volunteer with WCD

The Walnut Creek Downtown Association is always seeking volunteers to join our team and assist with downtown beautification, programs, and events. Join our volunteer group to meet members of the community, learn more about the behind-the-scenes operations, and play a part in Walnut Creek's most popular programs and events!

Click the button below to join our volunteer group and be the first to know about upcoming volunteer opportunities.


Volunteer sign ups.

To find the individual volunteer sign-up sheets for upcoming events, please click the corresponding event button below of visit the event page for all upcoming events.

None at the moment! Join our email list to be notified when a new sign-up list is available.

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WCD loves to have groups of volunteers join us at our events! Whether you are a group of friends, family members, a sports team, from an organization, coworkers, etc. we would love to have your group volunteer together. Please emaik [email protected] to get in touch with a WCD staff member to find out more about our group volunteering opportunities.

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Volunteering at Lindsay

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Lindsay Wildlife Experience. Our more than 500 volunteers make it possible to provide life-saving care for wildlife patients and deliver educational programs to children and adults. Read about volunteer opportunities below. 

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Wildlife Rehabilitation/Hospital (ages 16+)

Join our nationally-recognized wildlife rehabilitation team and learn how to care for orphaned and injured native California wildlife. This care includes:

  • Hand feeding baby birds and mammals
  • Cleaning enclosures
  • Washing dishes and laundry
  • Setting up enclosures
  • Releasing animals, and much more!

For more information, please see Wildlife Rehabilitation Volunteer Opportunities

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Wildlife Educators (ages 18+)

Volunteers in Lindsay’s Education Department are called Wildlife Educators, and they are empowered to fulfill our mission in many ways. Upon completion of their hands-on and applied training, Wildlife Educators are ready to assist in the following areas:

  • School field trips:  student groups visit Lindsay Wildlife for a volunteer-guided experience
  • Exhibit Hall interpretation: engage guests in presentations and animal encounters
  • Natural History: prepare specimens for education programs and help maintain our collections

For more information, please see Education Volunteer Opportunities .

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Animal Husbandry Volunteers (ages 18+)

Help care for the museum’s collection of non-releasable California wildlife!

We ask our volunteers to commit at least one year of service to Lindsay Wildlife Experience and its animal ambassadors. The requirement is one 4-hour set shift per week and we ask for our volunteers to be present at least three out of the four weeks in a month. This ensures that our volunteers stay current with department updates and that our 60 permanent residents get the best care.

This is a physical volunteer job and requires standing, stooping, crouching, and lifting. Food preparation is required. Please note that we feed meat to our carnivores and omnivores and all of our volunteers are required to handle meat products. If you are interested in volunteering with Animal Encounters, please email Erin Woods, at [email protected]

Click here to learn more about volunteering or fill out a volunteer interest form .

Internship and youth opportunities.

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We have internship opportunities available in our wildlife rehabilitation hospital and in our animal husbandry and education departments. For more information about internships, please view the Internship Opportunities page.

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Youth Volunteers

Our youth volunteer programs are designed to connect young people with wildlife and inspire the conservation leaders of tomorrow. For more information about youth opportunities please view our Teen Programs.

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  • 925-935-5395
  • [email protected]
  • PO Box 4979 | Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Walnut Creek Library Foundation

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If you’d like to help volunteer at the Ygnacio Valley or Walnut Creek Library please fill out the form below. You can also call either library and ask for the volunteer coordinator.

Walnut Creek Library : 925-977-3440

Ygnacio Valley Library: 925-646-6085

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  • Board Members
  • Awards and Recognition
  • How To Join
  • How To Donate
  • How To Volunteer
  • Oak Restoration
  • Bayberry Pond Restoration
  • Rock Oak Habitat Restoration
  • Fossil Hill Native Plant Restoration Site

Indian Valley Pond Restoration

  • Deer Lake Restoration
  • Heather Farm Nature Area
  • Land Acquisition
  • Native Plant Nursery
  • Other Projects
  • Recommended Hikes
  • Directions to Entrances
  • Open Space Guides/Information
  • A look Back At Shell Ridge
  • Upcoming Events
  • Program Information
  • Suggested Projects
  • Terms & Conditions


Restoration Volunteer Opportunities

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Other Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer groups and locations.

bayberry pond

Tuesday Group


Monthly Nursery Group

sutherland entrance

Fossil Hill Native Plant Restoration (Dedicated Group)

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Unity of Walnut Creek is a vibrant, loving and inclusive community offering a positive path for spiritual living. Spirituality goes hand-in-hand with conscious action. No matter how small, every action matters especially when it’s performed with joyful intention and attention. At Unity, there are many ways to "put love in action" through gracious giving from the space of heart and soul. Read on for enriching volunteering opportunities. Bring your skills! It takes engagement to make a community. You can jump in and volunteer in any area that interests you! Volunteers at Unity can work in a variety of settings, from tending gardens to helping to execute concerts, classes and joyful celebrations! The choice is yours.

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About unity of walnut creek.


Mission Statement

Unity of Walnut Creek is a spiritual community that is passionately committed to the discovery of the magnificence of the spiritual self. Our values are love, connection, service and wisdom.


Vision: We envision a spiritually awakened world where all life thrives in conscious Oneness.


Unity Center of Walnut Creek 1871 Geary Road Walnut Creek Walnut Creek, CA 94597


January 31, 2024

  • Landscaping
  • General Education


  • Must be at least 16
  • Approximately 4 hours per month. Special events, Concerts and Celebrations and additional hours available.
  • Let us know what you'd like to do, any skills and interests and we'll connect you with the perfect volunteer opportunity for you!

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High School Student Volunteer Program

Student volunteers learn key skills such as administration, patient interaction, communication, organization, and leadership.

High School Student Volunteering

Local high school students interested in a healthcare career can gain invaluable experience by helping staff, patients and visitors at our  Walnut Creek Medical Center .

Volunteer Requirements

  • Must be at least 14.5 years old
  • Must be at least second semester freshman
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Attend a Saturday orientation with a parent or guardian
  • Complete required training
  • Volunteer one 3-hour shift per week, year-round
  • Commit to volunteer through end of senior year

In this structured high school program, interested candidates should directly contact the departments at our partner schools below. Each high school interviews and screens its own student candidates.

Our Partner High Schools

Acalanes High Career Center Athenian School Community Service Berean Christian College Career Center California High Career Counselor Campolindo High College Career Center Carondelet High Community Service De La Salle High College Center

Dougherty Valley High Career Center Las Lomas High Career Center Miramonte High Career Center Monte Vista High Career Center Northgate High College / Career Advisor San Ramon Valley High Career Center Ygnacio Valley High Health Career Academy

Scholarship Opportunities

Local high school students interested in a healthcare career can gain invaluable experience by helping staff, patients and visitors at The Auxiliary at our Walnut Creek Medical Center proudly offers selective scholarships to high school seniors and college students who have volunteered in our High School Volunteer Program. Awards are based on academics, leadership, community service, and a desire to pursue a healthcare-related degree.

High school students volunteering

  • Auxiliary at Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Become a Docent
  • Behavioral Health Center
  • Concord Medical Center
  • Garret Thrift Shop
  • High School Student Volunteering
  • Walnut Creek Medical Center
  • Walnut Creek Outpatient Center


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