Make a direct impact in the lives of First Place participants.

Join a group of community volunteers and program alumni dedicated to supporting young people in the transition from foster care to healthy, fulfilling independence in adulthood.

As a Friend of First Place, you’ll help us celebrate the achievements and milestones in our young people’s lives and give them the kind of enriching experiences that move them forward them on the path to success.

You’ll also help us raise awareness about the issues facing young people in foster care and the vital importance of the work we do at First Place for Youth.

Whether sending a birthday card, providing academic help, running a workshop, or supporting one of our youth or donor events, you’ll show foster youth in your community that there are people who care about them.

Now seeking volunteers in Alameda County

Contact Michelle Ellison at for more information.

If you’re interested in volunteering in our other counties, please send inquiries to and we will follow up available opportunities.

Volunteers serve dinner at the First Place for Youth winter holiday party