Agape Villages  recruits, trains, certifies, supervises and supports families who choose to provide loving foster care for homeless and disadvantaged children. Additional members are needed for our newly formed Advisory Council.  Membership includes:

*Attend meetings whenever possible
*Contribute skills and knowledge to enhance the work of Agape Villages
*Community Relations and Outreach
*Promotional Ideas and strategies
*Member Development
*Fundraiser planning and participation

When:  2nd Thursday of each month at 10 a.m.

Where: Pleasanton Chamber Office, 777 Peters Ave., Pleasanton

Contact:  Joann Beattie, Senior V.P. of Resource & Development or  (209) 992-8346


Agape Villages is committed to serving some of California’s most troubled young people. Children without safe homes are depending on Agape Villages to help them reshape their futures. You can help by creating a backpack of love for a foster child, volunteering to help in the office, adopting a family at Thanksgiving or Christmas, or helping with their annual Christmas party.  Visit our website at:

Where: 3160 Crow Canyon Place, Suite 120, San Ramon

Contact: email Bangon Badial  or call (925) 866-3020


Donated space is needed in Dublin, Hayward or San Leandro for storage and distribution of clothing and other goods to foster families in our area.

Contact: email Joyce Ryder or call (925) 337-2573


This non-profit agency provides affordable, accessible, compassionate quality health care services that promote the well-being of all members of the community.  Services include mental health counseling, adult and teen drug and alcohol counseling, nutrition services as well as medical assistance.  Volunteers can help with clerical tasks, graphic arts, reading to children, infant/child care, gardening, and maintenance.

Livermore Location: 3311 Pacific Avenue (Medical Clinic)

Pleasanton Locations:
4361 Railroad Avenue (Medical Clinic)
5925 W. Las Positas Blvd., Suite 100 (Medical/Administrative)
6666 Owens Drive (Behavioral Health)
1991 Santa Rita Boulevard, Suite H (Wic Nutrition Program)

Visit our website at:

Contact: Alex Garcia or (925) 201-6018


This network of support services helps community members improve wellness in their lives.  Big Heart Wellness Center offers services through a Food Pantry, Interfaith Sharing, Inc., Nutrition Support through Alameda County Community Food Bank, (ACCFB), Legal Aid, through Bay Area Legal Aid, (BALA), Mental Health, through National Alliance on Mental Health, (NAMI) and through the Big Heart Garden at St. Bartholomew's .

Center lists the following ways you can help: Supply Donations of Food or Clothing &  Volunteer Hours (community service options available).

Contact: Coordinator at (925) 447-3289 or email Coordinator


This organization provides support for active duty personnel, promotes patriotism, and assists veterans’ organizations. Help collect and send care packages for our troops, sew for our troops or with other support activities.

Where: Tri-Valley and Contra Costa County locations

CityServe Contact: Vicky Cassell at [email protected] or (925) 336-1596


With care and prayer this ministry  provides support to all cancer patients who will receive chemotherapy.  Need always exists for the following items:

  • Personal throw blankets
  • Shower Poufs and Shower Gel
  • Mints/Lifesavers
  • Nail Polish, Emery Boards, Personal Manicure Sets
  • Toothbrushes (soft), Lip moisturizers
  • Books, devotionals, Journals & Pens
  • Individual Tissue Packets, Hand Sanitizer
  • Snuggie Socks


Contact: Vicki Goss or call 925-449-5544


This organization provides food to families in need in our local communities throughout the year. Over 500 families in the cities of Pleasanton, Dublin, San Ramon and Alamo are helped annually . This assistance is available to single adults and couples as well as families with children. Volunteer to help with the holiday food drives in November and April.

Where: Children's Emergency Food Bank (John Knox Presbyterian) , 7421 Amarillo Road, Dublin  (925) 828-5363, Appointments M-F 9:00-4:00 PM

Contact:  Karen McHugh


CASA serves abused, abandoned and neglected children, ages 8-19, who are dependents of the juvenile court system.  CASA volunteers establish stable relationships with foster children, getting to know their unique history and making informed recommendations to the courts.  When a child has an advocate, he/she is more likely to get needed services — and a permanent, stable home.

Contact:  email Volunteer Recruiter, Jacklin Jespana or  call (510) 618-1964

Visit our website at:





The mission of the Dublin Heritage Center is to collect, preserve and interpret the material culture of Dublin to provide an historical and cultural focal point that will enrich the community. Come work with children and adults as they visit the growing Heritage Center.

Where: 6600 Donlon Way, Dublin    (925) 452-2100

Visit our website at:

Contact: Elizabeth Isles, Director

CityServe Coordinator: Jayne Coehlo at (925) 999-9598