This collection of links contains useful information about volunteering and volunteers at County of Marin.

American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. The American Red Cross through, its strong network of volunteers, donors and partners, is always there in times of need. For details contact 415-721-2368

Beach House/A Home Away From Homelessness

The Beach House offers children and youth from Marin and San Francisco the chance to spend an afternoon in the Marin Headlands. Volunteers must be 21+, complete training and background check.

Buck Institute for Age Research

The Buck Institute exists to extend the healthy, productive years of life through biomedical research and education.

Canal Alliance

Canal Alliance - Developing self-sufficiency and leadership for a healthier community

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin

The Center coordinates volunteers to meet community needs and serves as a management resource center for nonprofit agencies.


Provides services to incarcerated individuals and their families at county jails.

City of San Rafael Volunteers

Our purpose is to develop volunteers within City government and to partner with neighborhood and community groups to build a better San Rafael.

Civic Center Volunteers

Civic Center Volunteers was founded in 1979, and is an internationally recognized innovative volunteer program.

Conservation Corps North Bay

Our mission is to develop the youth of Marin and Sonoma counties by providing meaningful employment, education and training opportunities through projects that conserve natural resources, deliver human services and respond to public emergency.

County of Marin Parks Volunteers

This organization facilitates in the stewardship of County Park lands by encouraging community involvement through offering diverse and innovative volunteer opportunities.

Fairfax Volunteers

Fairfax Volunteers! is a town-sponsored group whose mission is to foster good will in the Town of Fairfax through implementation of a Volunteer Program that will meet town and community needs. Please join us in making Fairfax a better place to be today...

Friends of the Fairfax Library

Supports the Fairfax Library by providing supplemental materials and programs for adults and children.

Friends of the Mill Valley Public Library

The Friends promote volunteerism on the Library's behalf, sponsor literary events, book sales & membership drives

Friends of the Sausalito Library

A volunteer nonprofit organization whose book sales are a source of financial support to the Sausalito Public Library.

Gilead House

Provide transitional housing, skill development and support services for homeless single parents or at risk of being homeless families.

Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco

Our mission is to provide local families with a springboard to secure, stable futures through affordable homeownership, financial literacy and neighborhood revitalization. We are currently building 10 single-family, 3-bedroom, homes just two blocks from downtown Novato. For information on becoming a homeowner or volunteering see our website.

Homeward Bound of Marin

Homeward Bound of Marin is the county's largest nonprofit provider of shelter and services to homeless families and individuals, offering emergency and transitional housing along with job training, counseling, education and referrals in 10 residential programs.

Jewish Family & Children's Services

JFCS provides comprehensive services to the entire community including counseling for individuals, couples & families, financial assistance, information & referral, support for people with disabilities, and volunteer opportunities. For comprehensive assistance to seniors, see Seniors-At-Home.

LITA (Love is the Answer)

LITA matches volunteers with the lonely and isolated elderly living in skilled nursing, residential care and retirement residence facilities for one-to-one weekly visits.

Marin AIDS Project

HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C services in English and Spanish. Services include information and referral; speakers; harm reduction and prevention services; needle exchange; HIV testing; HIV home-based health care;case management; benefits advocacy; mental health counseling; psychiatric evaluation; HIV emergency financial assistance; an HIV oral health program; transportation assistance; volunteer support services; the Reconnect Group and a Positively Social group.

Marin Community Clinics

Marin Community Clinics is a medical home for over 30,000 uninsured and low-income children, adults and seniors in Marin who cannot afford insurance or private health care, providing primary health care including dentistry, chronic disease management, reproductive health for women and men, obstetrics and gynecology at four locations: Greenbrae - 250 Bon Air Rd., San Rafael - 3110 Kerner Blvd. and 3260 Kerner Blvd., and Novato - 6100 Redwood Blvd.

Marin County School Volunteers

Marin County School Volunteers help at-risk students with reading, writing, math and science in 45 public schools and after-school programs, grades PreK-12.

Marin Medical Reserve Corps

Volunteers Building Strong, Healthy, and Prepared Communities

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Free breakfast and a hot lunch available daily and limited funds for emergency shelter, medicine, food and/or transportation distributed on a need basis.

The Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center is a nonprofit veterinary hospital, research and educational center dedicated to the rescue and rehabilitation of ill and injured marine mammals - mostly seals and sea lions - and to the study of their health. The hospital is open to the public.

The Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary

The Richardson Bay Audubon Center & Sanctuary's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems by inspiring and educating our community, with a focus on youth, and by emphasizing conservation initiatives related to our Sanctuary on Richardson Bay.


WildCare is a nature education and wildlife rehabilitation center in San Rafael, whose aim is to help our community peacefully coexist with wildlife. Every year we share the wonders of nature with more than 40,000 school children and rehabilitate nearly 4,000 wild patients in our rehabilitation hospital. Come be a part of this wonderful organization!