Women

Asian Women’s Shelter

Located in San Fransisco, CA.

The Asian Women’s Shelter mission is to eliminate domestic violence by promoting the social, economic and political self-determination of women.  Volunteers help by working directly with women and children at the shelter, helping to plan outings and activities, and providing childcare and tutoring.

Girls Inc. of Alameda County

Located in Oakland, CA.

The mission of Girls Inc. is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart and bold.  They offer a wide variety of programs for girls with many different volunteer opportunities.

International Museum of Women

Located in San Fransisco, CA.

The International Museum of Women is a world-class cultural and educational institution proposed for San Francisco. It will be the only international museum exclusively dedicated to chronicling and honoring the lives of women worldwide.

Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo

Margaret Sanger founded Planned Parenthood more than 80 years ago when she was working as a nurse and a midwife in New York City. She was moved by the number of young girls who already had several children. Although it was illegal at that time, Ms. Sanger began the movement to bring contraception to the United States. Planned Parenthood works to reduce unintended pregnancies with the goal that every child is a wanted child and reaches to inform and educate on sexual health.

Shepherd Gate

Located in Brentwood and Livermore, CA.

Shepherd’s Gate is a place where homeless and battered women and children are given clean clothing, a bed, hot meals, and support services. It is the first step in creating a stable lifestyle, especially for children, many of whom have been exposed to drugs, violence, and appalling living conditions

STAND! Against Domestic Violence

Located in Concord, CA.

STAND! Against Domestic Violence is the catalyst for change that helps to break generational cycles of violence that many are forced to endure, and rebuild lives.  STAND! is a non-profit committed to ending domestic violence through the provision of prevention and intervention services, primarily in Contra Costa County. You must be 16 years old or older to volunteer.

The Body Positive

Located in San Rafael, CA.

The Body Positive teaches young people to creatively transform and improve their relationships to food and body image.  Come for a day of video box stuffing. This organization is always in need of volunteers shipping their videos.

Wardrobe for Opportunity

Located in Oakland, CA.

Wardrobe for Opportunity first opened its doors in 1996 and has been serving economically disadvantaged women, seeking employment in Contra Costa and Alameda County. The organization provides vital and often overlooked services; furnishing suitable business attire for both interview processes and support for career advancements. Student volunteers are needed to help sort clothing.

Women’s Cancer Research Center 

Located in Oakland, CA.

Not long ago, agencies focused on the needs of women with cancer did not exist. While an extensive social service network for persons with AIDS developed during the 1980s, there were no parallel services for the over 50,000 women with cancer.  In 1986 all of this changed.  A small group of women with cancer created the Women’s Cancer Resource Center to provide direct services to women with cancer, as well advocate for broad changes in the health care system. The minimum age to volunteer is 16.