Education and Youth

Bay Area Crisis Nursery

The purpose of the Bay Area Crisis Nursery is to prevent abuse and neglect of young children by providing support to families who are under stress or in crisis. There is a wide variety of service work from computer entry to filing to gift wrapping! Age to volunteer is 18.

Community Reading Buddies

Each summer, over a hundred high school students volunteer to spend time reading one-on-one with preschoolers from Child Development Centers in the East Bay. The volunteers lead reading activities and games, weaving in academic content from a variety of topics, including science, music, and art. The teenage volunteers act as mentors and “buddies” for their younger charges.

Concord Child Care Center

The Concord Child Care Center is a great place to work with younger children.  80% of the children at the center are native Spanish speakers, so if you speak Spanish it’s a great way to use that skill.  You will be helping out at the Concord Child Care Center. The minimum age is 14.

Danville Library 

They need volunteers to support staff and assist with providing community service outreach by working with library resources and educational materials and serving as an internet docent. The minimum age is 13.  There may be opportunities at all Contra Costa Library branches.

Harbor House

Their mission is to provide opportunities for the low income people in our neighborhood, spiritually, economically, and educationally, so that, together, we can become all Christ Jesus intends us to be.  They have an ongoing need for people to serve as tutors.

Kids’ Turn

Every year over one million children suffer the breakdown of their families when their parents separate or divorce.  Kids’ Turn helps children understand and cope with the loss, anger and fear that often accompany separation or divorce. You can help run workshops for children whose parents are separated or divorced. The minimum age is 15 and interns must have prior experience working with children (babysitting, camp work, group work or other relevant experience).

Lawrence Hall of Science (TEAMS Interns)

TEAMS interns help families and children to: Explore hands-on exhibits  hold gentle animals  enjoy Science Theatre or solve a medical mystery. TEAMS Interns also assist at summer science camps. Each year TEAMS conducts several training programs for middle and high school students.

Lindsay Wildlife Museum

Lindsay Wildlife Museum connects people to wildlife to inspire responsibility and respect for the world we share.  Their main volunteer opportunities are for office work and special events. The minimum age for volunteers is 16