East Bay Businesses – Ready for Corporate Caring Volunteer Week?

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 – and your team can pick one or more! The dates for 2015 are September 21-26. More information is available here!Corporate Caring - Thumbnail

Summer volunteering is here!

It’s summertime and there are many students looking to volunteer. It’s great to see so many wanting to give back at an early age! Here are a couple of places to visit on our website to learn more about student/youth/family volunteering: For students: view this on Student Volunteering, for Families: check these tips and look at lists here, or search the calendar for one time opportunities, or entire site for ongoing opportunities to get started! volunteer hands

Leave Room for Civic Engagement – Harness the Power of Volunteers

Check out this report from the UN on the power of volunteers:

UN report: Governments often fail to get full benefits of volunteerism
Governments worldwide frequently overlook the contributions that citizens can make as volunteers who can hold officials accountable and reveal injustice, says a report by United Nations volunteers. “Volunteers have been claiming rights and raised awareness among politicians. Any new development agenda must have space for civic engagement,” says Amanda Mukwashi, the report’s author Reuters/Thomson Reuters Foundation

East Bay Gives is May 5th!

VCEB’s mission is to connect dedicated and skilled volunteers with nonprofits to serve those with greatest need throughout the East Bay. Making a gift on Tuesday, May 5 – a one-day online giving event – is a great way to ensure that even more volunteers help strengthen critical services. Look for the link to the giving page to become live at midnight on May 5. Thank you for your support. Just click here to support the Volunteer Center East Bay Gives VCEB! Thank you!f-eastbay-presenting-sponsor-logo_upload1


School will soon be out, volunteering can be in! As school winds down, we celebrate the youth who volunteer for the fun of it, to explore interests, to meet new people and make new friends, to build resume and college application experience, to share talents and skills, or advance the common good. And, parents also know that volunteering is a great way to get them out of the house! Search for youth volunteer opportunities: Student volunteering or www.volunteereastbay.org

Save the date – upcoming CERT training!

The California CERT Advisory Workgroup will be holding a one day CERT Conference on Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 in Richmond California.  An additional half day is scheduled for Monday June 29th (after lunch) with additional training workshops (think of this as pre conference training).  This conference will similar to the regional workshop held in Costa Mesa in 2014 and is open to Program Managers, Instructors and Volunteers. For more info, contact www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org or call 916-650-6959!

SPRING into volunteering!

Spring is a time of renewal and hope for many, and it’s great to see flowering trees and other signs of the season. Spring is also a great time to plant the seed of volunteerism. We have many one day projects coming up in March and April – many chances to get out with your family, sports team, youth group, co-workers, or just on your own working with an awesome East Bay nonprofit organization. It feels great to give back, and we can help you find the right place. Check out our calendar or search ongoing opportunities!


New Classes Added for Nonprofits!

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 our trainings for nonprofit agencies. 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 19th, 2015! Volunteer projects are available for individuals and groups; we have projects to do through your own school or organization, and with local nonprofits! Register today!MLK what doing

New year, new volunteer you!

Here’s a blog post with 5 great reasons to add volunteering to your New Year’s resolutions. IF you are ready to start searching for your match, click here