Training for Nonprofits – new classes added!

volunteer handsVolunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofit and public agencies and enable agencies to deliver on their missions. Yet learning how to recruit, manage and motivate people along with your legal obligations is difficult to pick up on one’s own. Join us at one or more  of our training sessions -upcoming topics include Peer to Peer roundtables, Pregnancy Leave, and NonProfit Law 101 . We can help you gain the skills and resources you need to build and maintain volunteer support. We offer trainings in both Alameda and Contra Costa County – See more here!

MLK Day of Service projects available!

MLK Day of Service/ Youth Action Day is January 18th, 2016! Volunteer projects are available for individuals and groups; we have projects to do through your own school or organization, and MLK-what-doingwith local nonprofits! Register today!

Support the Volunteer Center of the East Bay

Become part of the solution…and donate now to the Volunteer Center of the East Bay. Your contribution enables our volunteers to feed the hungry, teach at-risk children to read, provide care to seniors in need and serve all of the many worthwhile causes that our hundreds of local nonprofits support.

Pleasdonate nowe consider making a year-end gift to support the vital work that our volunteers perform with hundreds of nonprofits throughout the East Bay. Thank you!

Share the Spirit donation and “ribbon” cutting at OSH

A great big thank you to Orchard Supply Hardware for their generous contribution to #SharetheSpirit2015. Our Executive Director, Jo Loss, was in attendance to accept and watch their special version of “ribbon cutting” ceremony for their new store in San Ramon. Check it out here: OSH movie

Holiday Assistance Needed

Many nonprofits are helping the most needy in Alameda and Contra Costa counties during the holidays. You can help in your own community by volunteering, donating food, sponsoring a family, providing gifts and toys, and bring cheer this holiday season. Check out our listings of HOLIDAY VOLUNTEERING and HOLIDAY GIVING to see where you are needed!



2015 Award Winners Announced by the Volunteer Center of the East Bay.

The Unsung Hero Award is given to a volunteer who has provided exceptional support to VCEB over the last year. Ann Flynn will be receiving this award for her work at multiple organizations in the East Bay including with us at VCEB!

Chevron has been selected as the 2015 Volunteer Impact Award winner. This award is given to honor exceptional impact within the volunteer community over the last year.

These awards will be presented at the Third Annual VCEB Friend Raiser event on November 18, to be held at the Walnut Creek Library. For more information, call (925) 472-5760.



Registration is open for FAMILY VOLUNTEER DAY and we are excited to help families find ways to add to the good in their community. It’s a great time to give back, and spend some time together. We have a wide variety of projects for all ages and abilities.

Check out information about the event here! Or just jump right in to learn more about available projects and/or register here!

Get out there and #Volunteer with your friends and family!

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CCVW 2015 numbers at a glance!

Well done, Corporate Volunteers!

Thanks go to all the corporate volunteer teams and partner nonprofits for participating in Corporate Caring Volunteer Week 2015!

This year, more than 2,400 volunteers completed projects at more than 100 East Bay nonprofits AND logged more than 700 volunteer hours AND completed 220 projects. As Independent Sector rates the national average for volunteer time at $23.07/hour, wonderful corporate volunteers piled up $16,500 of impact over just one week! Corporate Week of Caring - Thumbnail

Complete the SURVEY – Get a GIFT!

Team up for East Bay Nonprofit Growth! The Volunteer Center of the East Bay wants to hear from you! To continue to provide successful support, we are surveying East Bay Nonprofits to learn more about their needs and expectations. Please answer this 10 minute survey and receive a gift certificate for a 90 minute VCEB training.

We will use the survey results to improve the way we serve Nonprofits in the East Bay. Your input is valuable part of team effort!


Corporate Caring Volunteer Week runs September 21-26, 2015

Each September, thousands of volunteers from local businesses give back to their community by participating in Corporate Caring Volunteer Week. We have hundreds of projects from Alameda and Contra Costa county nonprofits -Thank you so much to all the participants!  More information is available here!Corporate Week of Caring - Thumbnail