• View a complete list of Bay Area Volunteer Opportunities
    See Volunteer Tab at the bottom of the shared document.  

    Why Volunteer?

    • Get involved and give back
    • Make a difference and help others
    • Earn community or school credits
    • Gain practical job experience
    • Demonstrate citizenship
    • Form new friendships
    • Enhance your resume
    • Find your future career

Teen Volunteer

  • Teen Volunteer Logo  Volunteer opportunities in San Mateo County for Teens! SEARCH LIST


Become an advocate in your community!

  • star vista logo Star Vista has a Health Ambassador Program for Youth. HAP-Y is paid volunteer opportunity for youth, ages 16-24, who are interested in learning more about topics relating to mental health wellness. Training is provided. If you complete the program, you are eligible to earn a $700 allowance.

    Email Kassandra Chavez at kassandra.chavez@star-vista.org or see me in the Career Center if you are interested.

Do you enjoy reading and working with children?

  • Reading Partners Logo

    Volunteer for Reading Partners one hour a week. 
    Must be 14 years old.  

    Looks great on college applications and resumes.  Build relationships to obtain recommendation letters as well.  

    One Hour Can Empower!


  • image of mills peninsula logo Youth Volunteer application 
    Open to High School students ages 14-17 who are interested in becoming a Mills-Peninsula Health Services Volunteer.
    Ideal candidates are students who have a sense of service to their community, can function in a complex health care environment independently, and are able to follow instructions. Youth volunteers must be able to interact well with patients of all ages and have a willingness to help. Commitment Expectations: Mills-Peninsula Health Services asks a ONE- year commitment to the Youth Volunteer program, which involves a minimum of one 3-4 hour shift every week. Youth volunteers must complete an online application and submit consent forms signed by a parent/guardian and also by an academic counselor. 
    More Information

Do you enjoy working with children?

  • HWC

    Homework Central is an after-school tutoring program for 3rd-5th grade students.  Volunteers help with math, reading & writing skills, no experience required. Paid positions are available as well.  Contact 650-343-3423 or volunteer@smhwc.org if you are interested.


  • Volunteer at the San Bruno Library
    Age requirements: 14 years and olderImage of volunteer at the library
    Learn more about volunteering at the San Bruno Library.

    Contact Sarah Jolley at jolley@plsinfo.org

Mid Peninsula Boys & Girls Club

  • Boys & Girls club logo

    Volunteer for the Boys & Girls Club. Multiple locations. 

    After-school and summer programs are available. 

    Contact Emily Mungul, 305-968-7632 emungal@bgcp.org

Are you interested in learning more about Becoming a Speech and Language Therapist


  • Millbrae Recreations are looking for experienced & aspiring coaches for our youth sports.  image of sports
    Volunteer Positions Available
    Call the Park & Recreations Dept at 650-259.2365 

Parkside Middle School Needs Tutors!

  • Parkside Middle School needs volunteers to assist with their new Homework Center.  
    The hours are from 3:00-4:30. Please See Ms. Mac in the Career Center if you are interested.parkside logo

Join the Red Cross Yes Team!

  • Red Cross logo If you love to volunteer with the community and learn to respond to natural disasters, this club is perfect for you.    
    Contact Kristina Jiang with any questions jiangkristina12@gmail.com

KQED 2018-2019 Youth Advisory Board Applications are Open

  • KQED Logo The Youth Advisory Board provides feedback for KQED’s content and products. Looking for teen voices to help better serve young people with meaningful media content in and out of the classroom.

    For more information,  KQED LINK  

San Mateo Medical Center Throughout the Year & Summer Program

  • image of SM Medical Center This is an opportunity for students to gain exposure to a healthcare setting while providing valuable volunteer service to their community. 

    Application packets may be obtained between by emailing hs_smmc_volunteer@smcgov.org (or see Ms Mac in the Career Center) Subject line for the summer program must state "Request for Summer Application Packet" Scan the completed forms back to the email and use "Completed Summer Application Packet" in the subject line. Open to ages 15-18. Three 4 hour weekday shifts, 12 hours a week for 8 weeks.  


Volunteer for BAY AREA FROG WATCH at CuriOdyssey - Flexible Schedule

  • Curiodyssey logo

    Join CuriOdyssey, San Mateo in a citizen science project to monitor local frogs and toads. 30 Minute commitment 2 times a week on your own schedule.   2019 Training Day, Saturday, February 2nd from 3:00 -5:30 pm. For more information or to sign up for the training, please contact Megan: csepetka@curiodyssey.org.

2018 Coastal Cleanup Day at Posy Park in San Bruno

  • coastal clean up logo The Beautification Task Force is going to be setting up a station at Posy Park (in front of the fountain – South West corner/ San Mateo Ave./San Bruno Ave). They will supply tools, bags, & gloves. Saturday, September 15th at 9:00