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Community Volunteers

Volunteers play a vital role at Centro de Servicios. They help us prepare emergency food boxes for needy families, help us hand out other provisions and sort and hang donated clothing and merchandise at our community thrift store. In this way we can provide a wide variety of clothing, toys and household items very reasonable prices.

Student Community Service

Middle school, high school and college students who are interested in learning about and serving our diverse community are welcome to volunteer at Centro de Servicios. Working at Centro will help you gain experience and skills for humanitarian, nutrition and service-related careers. Students may drop in whenever they are available during the school year or vacation (during business hours) to complete their community service hours.

Traffic Court Community Service

Centro de Servicios partners with Project 22 to serve individuals in the East Bay performing community service in lieu of paying a traffic court fine, or as a condition of their traffic court or other sentences. Project 22 is located in the Fremont Hall of Justice: 39439 Paseo Padre Pkwy Fremont, CA, 94538. Phone number: (510) 818-7500.


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Oldest Southern Alameda Nonprofit

Centro de Servicios is the oldest Southern Alameda County social services nonprofit which is certified as tax-exempt under Section 501 (c) (3) of IRS regulations.

Our Promise to Donors DONATE

It is our mission is to promote self-sufficiency by providing resources that address the basic needs and rights of community members. In order to meet our mission and provide services in our community, we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses for support.

Donations Come in All Forms

Centro accepts funds, food, clothing, household items, furniture, vehicles and other items in a form of donation.

Questions? Call 510 489.4100


Volunteers' Testimonials

"I have been volunteering at Centro for over 20 years. I love being able to assist the community, I’m able to keep myself occupied and distracted from things that make me feel stressed. I love talking to the people who come to shop at the thrift store — I also receive help from Centro like they do. The staff is really friendly and Mr. Jaramillo is a great person, aside from being a great director."
— Barbara Villagomez