How to Volunteer

ACT runs two project cycles per year: Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter.

  • Volunteer for Spring-Summer projects in January for projects that launch in March.
  • Volunteer for Fall-Winter projects in July for projects that launch in September.
  • Project opportunities are posted on this page in January and in July; they are also emailed to all Bay Area alumni during those months.

See our current round of projects (already in process) below.

Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
San Jose, CA
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Strategic Planning
Organization Type
Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
Palo Alto, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Executive Coaching , Organizational Development
Organization Type
Environment
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
Palo Alto, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Earned Income , Market Analysis
Organization Type
Arts & Culture , Health , Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
San Francisco, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Marketing & Communications
Organization Type
Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
East Palo Palo Alto, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Market Analysis , Operations Review
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
Palo Alto, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Expansion or Replication , Feasibility Study , Market Analysis
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Education , Human Services
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
Richmond, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Marketing & Communications
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
San Francisco, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Earned Income , Finance , Organizational Development
Organization Type
Environment
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
Oakland, CA
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Finance , Strategic Planning
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
Oakland, CA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Marketing & Communications
Organization Type
Children, Youth & Families , Community or Economic Development
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
Cambridge, MA
Project Type
Fast track
Project Focus
Business Plans , Cost Analysis , Market Analysis
Organization Type
Education
Round
Spring-Summer 2022
Project Location
San Francisco, CA
Project Type
Full team
Project Focus
Marketing & Communications , Technology
Organization Type
Education , Health
Upcoming Key Dates for Volunteers
01 Jul 2022 Nonprofit Deadline to Express Interest for Fall-Winter ‘22 projects
17 Jul 2022 Nonprofit Deadline to Submit Application for Fall-Winter ‘22 projects
11 – 25 Aug 2022 Volunteer Recruitment for Project Teams for Fall-Winter ‘22 projects
02 Sept 2022 Volunteers Notified of Project Placement
15 Sept 2022 Fall-Winter ‘22 Project Round Kick-Off