Volunteer

Better Your Skills. Better Your Community. Better People’s Lives.

Are you looking for a way to give back to the Mission community?

Do you want to put your skills and training to best use to help others in the Mission?

Are you ready to learn, better your resume and have fun?

Then it’s time to volunteer in the Mission!

Sign up to Volunteer!

Volunteering that fits your lifestyle 

Tell us about your interests and available time — we can customize your volunteer experience.

Take 5 minutes to fill out our volunteer form and Oscar will contact you in a few business days.

Welcome to our community of volunteers!

Tax Season Volunteers are Always Needed

MEDA is the largest free tax service in the Bay Area, but that takes volunteers like you!

Anyone can become a MEDA tax volunteer.

  • Flexible Schedules. We will work with your schedule, with late morning, early afternoon, evening and weekend shifts available, for the number of hours you can offer. (Choose your shifts on Shiftboard.)
  • Flexible Roles. Be a greeter. Prepare basic taxes. Prepare in-depth taxes.
  • No Prior Tax Experience Required. No worries — we will train you.
  • No Language Barriers. Speak only English? Monolingual Spanish? Bilingual? It doesn’t matter.
  • Four VITA Locations. Convenient locations across San Francisco.

Everyone wins as a MEDA tax volunteer.

  • Gain Job Skills. Better your resume while you better the community.
  • Share Your Knowledge. Perfect way to share your business/financial knowledge.
  • Make Connections. Great way to meet your neighbors and connect to the local immigrant Mission community, especially if you’re new to town.
  • Maximize Company Volunteerism Benefits. Yield maximum community and personal benefits.
  • Give Back. Help others receive the same professional, free services you have as a MEDA client.
  • Have Fun, Fun, Fun. A great time is guaranteed, even as we work hard to support others.
  • And then there are FREE, Tasty Meals. At every training and every shift — and as past volunteers will tell you, it’s premium grub!

Volunteer with Kids for the Mission Promise Neighborhood

If you’re interested in volunteering with Mission students, fill out the Mission Promise Neighborhood online form instead.

(MEDA is the lead agency for this education initiative.)

For more information, please email volunteer@medasf.org.

Meet Our Volunteers

Mission Economic Development Agency honors its dedicated volunteers — the community members who are an integral part of MEDA’s ability to provide free services to low- and moderate-income Bay Area residents. Thanks to all of the selfless MEDA volunteers who choose Plaza Adelante as their second home. Meet our Volunteers.