Business Volunteer Council

Business Volunteer Council

The BVC provides companies a channel to exchange ideas and receive assistance to strengthen their employee volunteer program. Do you know or work with a local business that wants to increase community engagement and impact? Join Us

VCEB in the news

The Volunteer Center of the East Bay is in the news! Please check out the good news in the Contra Costa Times by following the link here:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/pleasant-hill/ci_25707963/good-neighbors-by-faith-barnidge-meals-wheels-borges

SUMMER IS COMING!

School is out. Volunteering is in! As school winds down, we celebrate the youth who volunteer for the fun of it, to explore interests, to meet new people and make new friends, to build resume and college application experience, to share talents and skills, or advance the common good. And, parents also know that volunteering is a great way to get them out of the house! Search for youth volunteer opportunities: Student volunteering or www.volunteereastbay.org

Hooray for May!

So much to celebrate this month-  Mothers Day, Bike Month,  Memorial Day, and more! Looking for a way to honor a veteran? Want to show mom how great she did raising you to be a caring person? How about giving some of your time to volunteering in their name? Find the right opportunity here…

WE GIVE 2014 is May 6th!

Please join us as we participate in We Give 2014 on May 6th, 2014!  What is We Give – 2014?

We Give – 2014! Is a unique, online giving event that provides an opportunity for people who care about the Bay Area to come together and raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in 24 hours. All gifts will be processed through www.WeGiveContraCosta.org, an online resource and community wide giving program administered by the Richmond Community Foundation. Please get ready to support The Volunteer Center of the East Bay on May 6th!

Voluntourism article

Perhaps your summer plans are already booked. Perhaps you even know what you are doing for holiday break two years from now. One thing we know is that volunteering while traveling is becoming more popular, so we thought, just in case you were still making some plans, that we’d share this article. If you are thinking about combining some travel with some volunteering, give it a read. Especially if you are new to volunteer tourism, it can be a helpful place to start. If you’ve been a voluntourist since you were in the Peace Corps years ago, it might have some fresh perspective. It has some good tips to keep in mind as you begin to plan your next trip.

Here is the link (If you don’t wish to be redirected, here’s the url: http://honestblue.com/the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly-of-volunteer-travel/)

AND, if you plan to be close to home, just search The Volunteer Center of East Bay site here for some volunteer opportunities.

VOLUNTEER for Youth Action Day & Earth Day Events 2014

Help keep the East Bay looking great! Join volunteers for Earth Day /Youth Action Day 2014 on two Saturdays in April- April 12th & 26th! Alameda and Contra Costa county nonprofit partners have submitted some great projects for Earth Day & Youth Action Day! Get together with your friends, family, and/or coworkers, or just come as one to help out! Find out more about projects here.

Spring Foward Into Volunteering!

The spring list of over 1000 volunteer opportunities compiled by the Volunteer Center of the East Bay is displaying the volunteer needs of agencies across the Bay Area.  It is organized into community needs– Education, Environment,  Health, etc., and is further broken down into voluntary categories from animals to social services, hunger/homelessness to mentoring, nature to cultural arts.  Contact information for volunteer coordinators is included as well as the location of the agency needing volunteers.  This allows interested volunteers to consider the breadth of community needs  as well as the areas of interest that could be pursued, while considering convenience to home, school or work.

You may access the list by using the search box above or clicking on this link!

Join Know How Network!

Are you age 55 (and up) and want to use your specific skills and experience to make a difference in the community? We can help connect you with local nonprofits which match your interest, skills, & schedule. Connect here or at knowhownetwork.org!

Looking for ways your business and employees can engage in the community?

Your business can become part of the East Bay’s  Business Volunteer Council

The Business Volunteer Council (BVC) is a coalition of East Bay businesses sharing a common interest in workplace volunteering and community engagement.
See more here!