Volunteering Opportunities

Looking for local places where you and your kids can volunteer? Check out some of these great organizations where you can give back to the community!

Check out our list below and email us if you have a volunteering opportunity you’d like to see included on this page. Happy volunteering!

Boys 2 Men Girls 2 Women

Fresno • (559) 225-9300 • info@boys2mengirls2women.org • High Schoolers Ages 16 and up

Our volunteer program is a great opportunity for High School and College students to expand their skills. Our motto is, “You save one child, you save a whole generation.” Visit boys2mengirls2women.org to learn more.

Central California Food Bank

Fresno • (559) 237-3663 ext. 1140 • volunteermanager@ccfoodbank.org • Ages 5 and up

Volunteers will be packing meals in boxes, assembling emergency meal boxes and bags, or sorting produce prior to distribution to our families, children, and individuals in need. Children ages 5–15 are welcomed with an adult.

Episcopal Church of the Saviour Soup Kitchen

Hanford • volunteer@ecsaviour.org • Ages 10 and up

Volunteers are needed Mondays–Saturdays 9 a.m.–1:30 p.m. We prepare and serve over 100 hot lunches per day to anyone who is hungry. In addition to hot meals, we make and distribute grocery bags, toiletries, breads, and cookies. Come join us for a fulfilling day of service while building your resume! First time volunteers under 18 years old need to be accompanied by a parent.

Fresno County Public Library

Central Valley • (559) 600-9230 • volunteer@fresnolibrary.org • Teenagers and up

Volunteers derive personal growth and fulfillment as they contribute their time and skills to meet the learning and information needs of the public the library serves. Friendship, education, recognition, and genuine satisfaction in a job well done are among the rewards of volunteering. Volunteers are the heart of the Fresno County Public Library system.

Poverello House

Fresno • (559) 498-6988 ext. 125 • volunteer@poverellohouse.org • Ages 7 and up

Founded by Mike “Papa Mike” McGarvin, Poverello House is celebrating its 50th year of service in the community. Starting with one man serving peanut butter sandwiches out of his pickup truck in Fresno’s Chinatown, Poverello House now serves over 3,500 hot meals every day. In keeping with our humble beginnings, we have family-friendly sack lunch preparation shifts available. Poverello House is committed to enriching the lives and spirits of all who pass our way. Visit poverellohouse.org to learn more.

Reading Heart

Fresno • info@readingheart.org • Ages 2 and up

Reading Heart is a book donation program dedicated to serving children in hospitals, schools, and underrepresented areas that have limited access to books. Volunteers are needed for book sorting, labeling books, and cleaning books. Families welcome!

Tree Fresno

Fresno • (559) 221-5556 • info@treefresno.org • All ages

Tree Fresno is a small, urban non-profit serving the Central San Joaquin Valley. During planting season, which runs from October–May, there are opportunities for children and families to help plant trees in parks and other locations. If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities and volunteering, please visit treefresno.org to sign up for the Tree Fresno newsletter.

Valley Animal Center

Fresno • (559) 233-8690 • volunteer@valleyanimal.org • Ages 5 and up

Valley Animal Center, the largest private no-kill shelter for dogs and cats in the Central Valley, offers volunteer opportunities in various areas. Children 5 years and older are welcome to volunteer, but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. They can volunteer at our adoption centers by helping clean, doing laundry, and socializing with animals. Opportunities to help at events are also available.