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Saturday, January 20

District 3 Community Clean Team: Portsmouth Square | SF
Saturday, January 20 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free and an RSVP is encouraged.
| Portsmouth Square
District 3 Community Clean Team: Portsmouth Square | SF
Submitted by the Event Organizer Community Clean Team is San Francisco Public Works’ longest-running and largest volunteer program that keeps San Francisco beautiful through landscaping and gardening projects, graffiti removal and litter cleanup in our neighborhoods. Community Clean Team, in partnership with the Giant Sweep anti-litter ...
Women’s March Contra Costa Anniversary March | Walnut Creek
Saturday, January 20 – 10:30 am | Cost: FREE | Walnut Creek Civic Park
Women's March Contra Costa Anniversary March | Walnut Creek
Women’s March Contra Costa invites all community members to join on January 20, 2018 for an Anniversary March. Stand up for democracy. March for equity, tolerance, and justice. Speak up for human rights and dignity. Whatever your reasons are, join us for this nonpartisan, peaceful, family-friendly ...

Sunday, January 21

Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Sunday, January 21 – 11:00 am | Cost: FREE | South Berkeley Senior Center
Sunday Assembly: Communty Sing & Meetup | Berkeley
Their speaker will be Michael Frederickson speaking on the Emotion of Awe.  Anger, Fear, Disgust, Sadness, Joy – these emotions fill our daily lives, and it’s quite easy to imagine why each contributes significantly to our survival. What about the uniquely ephemeral emotion of “awe”? When and ...
Corazon de Vida Heart to Heart: Salsa Dance, Raffle & Fundraising | Oakland
Corazon de Vida Heart to Heart: Salsa Dance, Raffle & Fundraising | Oakland
Submitted by the Event Organizer Come out to support a wonderful cause – Corazon de Vida is throwing their first NorCal fundraising event. There will be salsa dancing, a DJ, bocce ball, an awesome raffle & auction, delicious drinks, and a free bottle of wine for ...

Tuesday, January 23

The 2018 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin
Tuesday, January 23 – 6:30 pm | Cost: FREE | Tenderloin Museum
The 2018 San Francisco Volunteer Fair | Tenderloin
Find the perfect match at the 2018 Volunteer Fair at the Tenderloin Museum. On Tuesday January 23, 2018, potential volunteers (that’s you) can learn about nonprofit service organizations in the community. A 6:30 pm reception will be followed by brief presentations from a selection of local service ...

Wednesday, January 24

San Francisco City Hall Blood Drive | 2018
Wednesday, January 24 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Donors receive one free ticket to Asian Art Museum. Appointments are encouraged.
| San Francisco City Hall
San Francisco City Hall Blood Drive | 2018
Donate blood and help save lives. You will know you are giving back to the community. Donors will receive 1 free ticket to the Asian Art Museum. Appointments are encouraged.

Thursday, January 25

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, January 25 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Sunday, January 28

Surfrider Clean Up & Free Coffee | Baker Beach
Sunday, January 28 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | Baker Beach
Surfrider Clean Up & Free Coffee | Baker Beach
Come and join the beach clean-up held from 10am-12pm. Drop-in and groups welcome and hot coffee to be served. Come on down, have a snack, and help hug the beach. Bring your dog, your reusable cup, and layers. Rain cancels. Check their Facebook page for latest ...
“Save the Redwoods” Festival in Golden Gate Park | SF
Sunday, January 28 – 2:00 pm | Cost: FREE | Heroes Grove Golden Gate Park
Join Reboot and Save the Redwoods League as they celebrate Tu B’Shevat in Golden Gate Park on January 28, 2018, at 2 p.m. Tu B’Shevat is theirr day to celebrate the trees and the work must do to keep their planet green and healthy for generations ...

Monday, January 29

Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night | San Carlos
Monday, January 29 – 3:30 pm | Cost: FREE | San Carlos Elms
Family Adopt-A-Grandparent Night | San Carlos
Calling all Middle School kids. Come down with your family and spend an evening with the residents of The Elms. Many fun activities including making Valentines cards for veterans, reading or playing games with the residents, and helping the residents use their iPADs. Feel free to ...

Wednesday, January 31

2018 MLK Jr. Day of Service: Habitat Restoration | Richmond
Wednesday, January 31 – 7:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required.
| Richmond Greenway
2018 MLK Jr. Day of Service: Habitat Restoration | Richmond
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service with the Watershed series of volunteer projects including Habitat restoration and planting, learn how bioswales and rain gardens filter and clean street runoff, and Remove trash from the Greenway. Come out with your family, friends, and neighbors and join ...

Saturday, February 3

“Hands on Tam” Winter Workday | Mt. Tamalpais
Saturday, February 3 – 8:30 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but an RSVP is required for each project.
| Muir Woods National Monument
Grab your friends and family for a day of service on our beloved mountain – work to improve trails, care for natural landscapes, and improve habitat for birds and other wildlife. The projects provide a wonderful opportunity for hands-on learning and many are family-friendly and open to ...

Thursday, February 8

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, February 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Saturday, February 10

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, February 10 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laguna Honda Hospital
Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda's Lost Trails | SF

Did you know that there’s another trail system in San Francisco? The trails have been off the radar for some time. SF Urban Riders is proud to announce that they’re working with the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in improving the historic multi­ use ...

Volunteer: Elderly Valentine Visits | Little Brothers
Saturday, February 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free, but volunteer registration is required.
| Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly San Francisco Bay Area
Volunteer: Elderly Valentine Visits | Little Brothers
Join the Little Brothers crew for the first home visit event of 2018. Sign up to visit an elder and share the Valentine spirit of love through friendship. Bring along a friend, partner or family member and share the love with an isolated elder. The more ...
SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, February 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

“Volunteer for the Environment” 2018 Fair | SF Botanical Garden
Saturday, February 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE | San Francisco Botanical Garden
Join thousands of fellow Bay Area residents by volunteering for one (or more) of the many organizations dedicated to maintaining, restoring, conserving, preserving, experiencing, appreciating, and better understanding the environment and local natural spaces. If you are motivated to be a part of meaningful change, to ...
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, February 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Thursday, February 22

Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, February 22 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Vegetarian Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. Is it taking place this month? Always check the Facebook ...

Saturday, March 3

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden for 2018: Info Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, March 3 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden for 2018: Info Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

2018 Dash and Splash: Feel the Thrill of the Chill | SF
Saturday, March 3 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free to watch. Must raise a minimum of $125 to participate.
| Aquatic Park
2018 Dash and Splash: Feel the Thrill of the Chill | SF
Delight at watching other people freeze their tail ends off by taking a plunge in the park for a good cause in Aquatic Park San Francisco City; it’s time for the Dash and Splash to benefit the Special Olympics of Northern California. Unlike the Escape From ...

Thursday, March 8

Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF
Thursday, March 8 – 6:00 pm | Cost: FREE | St. John Episcopal Church
Free Veggie Dinner Night | SF

VolxKuche or Free-Cafe SF is a free supper club held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of the month with dinner served starting at 6 pm. The food will be vegan when possible, and always vegetarian. They often host live entertainment, so keep an eye ...

Saturday, March 10

Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda’s Lost Trails | SF
Saturday, March 10 – 9:00 am | Cost: FREE | Laguna Honda Hospital
Trail & Habitat Volunteer Work: Restoring Laguna Honda's Lost Trails | SF

Did you know that there’s another trail system in San Francisco? The trails have been off the radar for some time. SF Urban Riders is proud to announce that they’re working with the Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center in improving the historic multi­ use ...

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, March 10 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF
Saturday, March 10 – 12:00 pm | Cost: FREE | The School Farm
Eco SF School Farm Volunteer Work Day | SF

Come join a volunteer work party at The School Farm every second Saturday from noon to 4 pm to lend a hand and learn about farm work. All skill levels and abilities are welcome, even for moral support and comic relief. They will provide some ...

Saturday, April 7

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, April 7 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...

Saturday, April 14

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, April 14 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Saturday, May 12

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, May 12 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Saturday, June 9

SF Public Library’s $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.
Saturday, June 9 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*Free to look around and you can buy a book or media for only $1.
| The Book Donation Center
SF Public Library's $1 Book & Media Sale | Mission Dist.

The 2nd Saturday of each month, rain or shine, the San Francisco Public Library opens the doors to their Book Donation Center for a massive $1 sale. Selection changes each month, and random treasures abound. Come by and pick up choice books and media at ...

Saturday, June 16

Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park
Saturday, June 16 – 10:00 am | Cost: FREE*
*RSVP Required
| San Francisco County Fair Building
Volunteer at SF Botanical Garden: Guided Info Walking Tour | Golden Gate Park

Volunteers contribute more than 40,000 hours of service to the Garden each year, supporting horticulture, leading children’s walks and public tours, propagating plants, and so much more. If you’re interested in getting involved, join in for a one-hour walking tour of the Garden and learn ...