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A volunteer mentor with her mentee (Friends for Youth)

Community Corner: Bay Area Kids Seek Mentors

For more than three decades a local nonprofit has been reaching out to at-risk youth by providing mentors. To date, 2,000 young people have been mentored by volunteers through Friends For Youth.


Habitat for Humanity continues to help rebuild homes in Haiti after the devastating quake in January 2010. (Habitat for Humanity International)

Community Corner: Bay Area Man Helps Rebuild Haiti

President Jimmy Carter, his wife and a team of volunteers traveled to Haiti recently to build homes in Léogâne the epicenter of the January 2010 earthquake.


Mark Christopher Gurries

Sheriff Tries To Reassure Parents Following SJ Church Sex Offender Scandal

Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith is working with parents to hear their concerns regarding the incident last month.


Mark Christopher Gurries

SJ Pastor Resigns Over Sex Offender Volunteer Scandal

The Catholic Diocese of San Jose announced Monday that the pastor who allowed a registered sex offender to volunteer at an elementary school festival last month has stepped down from his position at St. Frances Cabrini Parish.


Where To Volunteer Your Time: Thanksgiving 2012

Where To Volunteer Your Time: Thanksgiving 2012

Take a moment and give back to the community this Holiday Season. Read on below for organizations across the San Francisco Bay Area…


Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco's Restore opens September 22, 2012. (Habitat for Humanity GSF)

Community Corner: Nonprofit Home Improvement Store Opens In San Carlos

On September 22nd, Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco is celebrating the grand opening of the ReStore, a new home improvement store driven by volunteers.


Elderly volunteer works with kids

Community Corner: Nonprofits Serving Bay Area Elderly Get Boost

Several Bay Area community projects will get some help in their efforts to serve their elderly neighbors thanks to $10,000 in grants awarded by Coming of Age Bay Area.


Food Bank

College Football Stars Serve Meals In SF’s Tenderloin

Players from Illinois and UCLA helped feed the needy in San Francisco on Friday, just a day before their bowl game.


Jefferson Award winner Jacob Marotta (CBS)

Jefferson Awards: Burlingame Student Spreads Love Of Service

Jacob Marotta stood in front of a classroom full of his fellow high school students, explaining what their club was planning.


Jefferson Award Winner Dr. John Ngai (CBS)

Jefferson Award Winner Provides Care For Uninsured Patients

Eric Taulepa had been waiting months for surgery to fix his hernia. He’d still be waiting if it wasn’t for Dr. John Ngai and his volunteer team at the Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center.