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Volunteering Resources

Get the Experience

Volunteering or interning is a great way to gain hands on experience to help build an individual’s interests, skills, and knowledge base.

Use this site to take advantage of all the opportunities you have in front of you.

If you have a great volunteer organization that is not listed, please let the Academic Counseling Center know.  We would love to share that information with others.

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YMCA of San Joaquin

YMCA SJC website

Volunteer App Link:

Contact:  Mike

  • Tel:  (209) 472-9622

Types of Opportunities:

  • Mentor
  • Coach
  • Tutor
  • Staff Events
  • Serve as an Office Assistant

Volunteer Limitations

  • This will vary depending on what you are volunteering for


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Big Brother/ Big Sister of the Greater Sacramento Area

BBBS-SAC Website

Contact:  Shavonne Powell


  • Volunteer a few hours a month
  • Be a model and friend for a younger child
  • Do activities with your “Little” like hiking, reading, playing sports


  • Please contact Big Brother/ Big Sister for more information


  • Apply online
  • Provide references
  • Participate in an in-person interview
  • Background check

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City of Stockton Fire Department

Stockton Fire Dept Website

Contact:  Fire Department Volunteers

  • Tel:  (209) 937-8552
  • Address:  110 West Sonora Street, Stockton, CA 95203

Opportunities/ Limitations:

  • Please contact the Fire Department for more information

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Habitat for Humanity of San Joaquin County

SJC Habitat Website

Contact: Sherry Dickhoff

Types of Opportunities:

  • Committee Volunteers
  • Office Volunteers
  • Construction Volunteers
  • ReStore Volunteers


  • Must be 16 to work on construction site
  • Must be 18 to work on roofs/ scaffolding
  • All minors must arrive with 2 waivers signed by their parent/ guardian
  • Other limitations may apply

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Women’s Center

Women’s Center YFS Website

Volunteer Brochure

Types of Opportunities:

  • Direct Services (Working Directly with Clients)
    • Answering crisis line
    • Assist with advocacy
    • Assist with counseling
    • Facilitate support groups
    • 24 hour hospital response
    • Emergency shelter relief work
  • Indirect Services
    • Reception coverage
    • Community outreach
    • Attendance at health, job, and safety fairs
    • Assistance with special projects (i.e. Adopt a Family, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Sexual Assault Awareness Month)


  • Limitations will vary depending on volunteer position

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Delta Blood Bank

Delta Blood Bank Website

Contact: Grace Petrini


  • Volunteer at blood centers and blood drives
    • Greet donors as they arrive from donor room
    • Instruct the donor to stay for 15 minutes
    • Serve at least two cups of fluid and various snacks
    • Watch for signs of donor reaction
    • Ask the donor to complete a reminder card
    • Assist donors after blood donation
    • Thank the donor as he/she leaves and ask them to return in 56 days
  • Office support
  • Community development


  • Limitations will vary depending on volunteer opportunity or task