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 Domestic Peace

We offer youth and young adult internship opportunities to become healthy relationship advocates and healthy masculinity advocates throughout Marin while raising awareness and prevention revolving teen dating abuse/domestic violence/ and sexual assault.

Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership

We create stronger communities through the power of volunteers. We foster excellence in leadership to create more sustainable Bay Area nonprofits. We help nonprofits of every size and mission achieve greater impact. We recruit and place the most qualified leaders for Bay Area nonprofits.


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

We engage the energies of civic-minded individuals in County of Marin roles that help the community thrive. In this award-winning program, volunteers contribute skills and student interns learn by doing. We welcome your interest.

Community Action Marin

Assists families, seniors and the disabled with emergency financial needs.

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.

Continuum Hospice & Palliative Care

Through companionship and a compassionate heart, Continuum Hospice volunteers provide comfort and support to patients and their families who face a life-limiting illness. Your caring concern for others and your precious gift of time will provide a meaningful difference in a hospice patient’s life… as well as your own. Training is provided and the time commitment is flexible.

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.

Experience Corps Bay Area

Experience Corps Bay Area seeks senior (50+) volunteer reading tutors to help increase child literacy rates. The literacy program connects older adult volunteers with non-fluent readers in grades 1-3. No experience necessary! All training and support are provided.

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 San Anselmo Library

The Friends of the San Anselmo Library is a nonprofit organization of volunteers whose activities solely benefit the Public Library in San Anselmo. We operate a used bookstore called Town Books and also maintain an Amazon "storefront", selling donated books to customers across the nation.

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.

Halleck Creek Ranch

Since 1977, Halleck Creek Ranch has helped people with disabilities live a life without barriers through therapeutic horseback riding, which is a valuable form of physical and mental therapy, as well as an effective way for people with disabilities to access rugged terrain. Come join a very special program, where children and adults with disabilities engage with dedicated volunteers and gentle horses for therapy and recreation.

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 Medical Reserve Corps

The mission of the MMRC augments Marin County's disaster medical response and strengthens community resilience.

Slide Ranch

Connecting children to nature by cultivating healthy bodies and minds and fostering future generations of environmental stewards. By farming, cooking, caring for animals and exploring wilderness and the coast, Slide Ranch teaches about the connection between health, a healthy food system and a healthy environment.

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 Redwoods

Interested in working with active older adults? The Redwoods, A Community of Seniors, in Mill Valley offers an array of volunteer opportunities that benefit our residents and provide meaningful experiences for volunteers. Join our team and make a difference today.

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.

The Spahr Center

The Spahr Center is Marin County's only nonprofit community agency devoted to serving, supporting and empowering the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and everyone in the county living with and affected by HIV.


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!