Advocacy & Volunteering

Advocacy & Volunteering

Volunteer today at organizations that advocate for the greater good.

Local tips & resources

Alameda Point Collaborative

A unique neighborhood located on 34 acres of Alameda Point. Comprised of formerly homeless residents, staff and volunteers who are dedicated to building their lives in a compassionate community. APC operates a community garden, bike shop, commercial plant nursery, health center and community center.

Bay Area Progressive Directory

An index to about 1200 organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area that are related to progressive activism and/or helping out disadvantaged people, plus links to related web sites elsewhere.

All tips & resources

4-H Program Sonoma County

4-H Clubs are made up of youth and adults who plan, implement, and evaluate an annual plan of programs, projects, and activities. Youth officers lead the clubs under the guidance of an adult community club leader. Clubs meet monthly and provide a forum for organizing events and project activities for youth members. Parents and adult volunteers lead projects in a wide range of learning-by-doing interest areas. Project Based Learning curriculum are described for the following project areas: Animal Sciences (Small and Large); Arts & Leisure; Consumer Sciences; Engineering and Technology; Personal & Social Development; Plant Sciences; Resource Sciences.

5 Gyres

5 Gyres conducts research and communicates about the global impact of plastic pollution in the world’s oceans and employs strategies to eliminate the accumulation of plastic pollution in the 5 subtropical gyres. To stop the flow of plastic to the sea they advocate new materials, better designed products, fair legislation, and engage in consumer education. Post-consumer cleanup efforts focus on coastal and island debris removal and mitigation.

Abya Yala Fund for Indigenous Self-Development in South and Meso-America

Fosters greater self-reliance by indigenous peoples through support of struggles to protect homelands, natural environment and human rights, to improve health care, to address domestic legislation and international laws, to obtain access to communications media, to improve the conditions and status of women, to increase economic security, and to revitalize cultural and spiritual traditions. It is run by the indigenous people of the area. Website is in English and Spanish / Espanol.


#ActNow on the issues that matter to you.

Adopt-A-Beach, California Coastal Commission

Beach "adoption" involves commitment to cleaning the beach at least three times a year. Adopt-A-Beach provides education and guidance for beach adoption and/or neighborhood cleanup and educational materials/curricula for coastal cleanup.


Empowering individuals and communities with knowledge about the air they breathe.

Alaska Coalition

A coalition of nearly 1000 conservation, sporting, labor, and religious groups working together to protect Alaska's wild public land.

Alliance for the Wild Rockies

Formed to meet the challenge of saving the Northern Rockies Bioregion from habitat destruction. Membership-based nonprofit organization; board and advisors include some of the nation's top scientists and conservationists.

Amazon Watch

Works with indigenous and environmental organizations in the Amazon Basin to defend the environment and advance indigenous peoples' rights in the face of large-scale industrial development-oil & gas pipelines, power lines, roads, and other mega-projects.

American Friends Service Committee

A practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). Committed to the principles of nonviolence and justice, it seeks in its work and witness to draw on the transforming power of love, human and divine. The Northern California Regional Office also has twelve programs on issues such as farm workers, Native Americans, hunger, homelessness, etc.