If the antidote to forgetting your own worries is to help someone else, then San Leandrans have a cure close at hand. There are dozens of opportunities to help others without ever leaving town.
Here is just a sampling of them, in no particular order, for you to consider as you make your New Year's resolutions this week. (Not included in this list are public and private schools, religious institutions, scout groups, hospitals and nursing homes in town - all of which are also likely to welcome volunteer help.)
Adult volunteers are recruited to staff the information desk and provide office assistance. Call 510-577-3463.
The SLPD needs volunteers to help with its vehicle fleet's maintenance and with clerical tasks. The department also seeks volunteers to help uniformed staff at community events. You can go here for more information.
There are many opportunities for volunteering in the library and its branches. Teens, age 14 to 17 should call 510-577-3957 to volunteer. Adult volunteers can call 510-577-3986. To volunteer specifically in the library's bookstore or gift shop operated by Friends of the Library, call 510-577-3947. Are you age 17 or older with Internet and Computer skills you can share with others? If so call 510-577-3975. Visit the library's Project Literacy Program here to find out about its volunteer needs.
Docents are sought to lead tours and volunteer at this local historical home in the heart of San Leandro. Call 510-577-3986 to volunteer.
Adult volunteers assist with senior events and programming. To help call 510-577-6053.
Assist this vitally important program that serves homeless women and children. Call 510-357-0205 for information or visit its website here.
Adult volunteers help with office tasks like word processing and filing and assist children with snacks and games. Visit its website here or call
You can visit its volunteer page here to find out about its many volunteer opportunities including food drives, special events, holiday programs, office assistance, tax help and more or call 510-347-4620.
Girls Inc. To find out how to volunteer for this organization that serves girls in San Leandro and beyond, contact its volunteer coordinator at 510-357-5515 ext. 220 or e-mail email@example.com. You can read about its volunteer opportunities here.
San Leandro Lion's Club - If you want to volunteer at a Lion's Club event or learn more about its work in San Leandro call its volunteer bank representative at 415-342-6934. You can visit the club's Facebook page here.
Call 510-483-5581 if you are interested in assisting with after school enrichment programs or the club's other activities.
Historical Society To learn how you can help preserve San Leandro's history e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org of the San Leandro Historical Society.
There are also volunteer clearinghouses on-line where you can find more things to do both in and outside of San Leandro such as East Bay Volunteer Opportunities; Hands On Bay Area; The Volunteer Center of the East Bay ; Volunteer Match of the East Bay.
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