BCEF is a community of volunteers, donors and staff working together to serve people battling breast cancer. Join our team at a fundraising event, pitch in at the office or help our outreach team reach more people in need. Volunteers are the heart and soul of BCEF!


We are dedicated to making sure that volunteering for BCEF is a positive and meaningful experience for you. On behalf of the entire BCEF family, we would like to thank you for your support and look forward to working with you.


To volunteer with BCEF, email us at volunteer@bcef.org


Need more info? Call Karen Edwards, Interim Executive Director, (415) 932-6020 x1 or karen.l.edwards@bcef.org


Volunteer Match

 When you volunteer at BCEF, your employer may make a charitable contribution on behalf of the time you spend with us. For more details and to designate BCEF as the beneficiary of your volunteer hours, please contact development@bcef.org and your human resources department.


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


 Office Administration

  • Ideal for folks who are detailed-oriented, tech savvy and prefer to work independently.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database experience required.
  • Sample duties include: data entry, event prep, mail merges and general administrative support.

Team: Development & Volunteers

Duration of Project: Approx. 2-5 hours per week
Location: BCEF Offices

Direct Mail Campaigns

  • Ideal for people who like to work in groups and don’t mind repetitive tasks. 
  • Sample duties include: stuffing, sealing and stamping bulk mail projects.
Team: Development & Volunteers
Duration of Project: Assembly usually lasts 3 days (10am-4pm with lunch),  three or four times annually
Location: BCEF Offices

* Bonus if you have neat handwriting and can hand-address personal letters *


Special Events

  • Volunteer tasks vary from event to event.
  • General tasks may include: registration and greeters, event set-up and auction monitors, cheering stations, hospitality, and loading & unloading.
  • For some events, attending a volunteer orientation may be required.
Team: Development & Volunteers
Duration: Approx. 5-10 hours per month.
* September, October and April are our busiest months!
Location: Bay Area

Programs Outreach

  • Represent BCEF at community events.
  • Refer all inquiries for assistance to BCEF Programs staff.
  • Outreach volunteers are required to complete a short training orientation.   
Team: Programs & Services
Duration: Approx. 3-5 hours per month
Location: Bay Area

Got a LOT of time on your hands? Ask us about our Super Volunteer Openings!



“I’m a BCEF volunteer because I know first-hand how tough and expensive the cancer fight can be. I want to do what I can to alleviate any additional stress or worry for others.”


Rhonda Barzon, BCEF Vounteer

BCEF volunteers
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