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Become a Bill Wilson Center Volunteer

For long-term volunteering:

  1. Contact Volunteer Manager to ask questions and register for volunteer training.
  2. Attend a Volunteer Orientation.
  3. Complete a volunteer application, clear a background check, and be interviewed.
  4. Complete the 40-hour basic training for all BWC volunteers.*
  5. You are now ready to Volunteer!

For more information on becoming a Bill Wilson Center Volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Program Manager, Heather Furuta at (408) 850-6138 or (*Additional training my be required for specific programs.)

Make an impact on your community!


For more than 40 years, Bill Wilson Center volunteers have increased the effectiveness of our programs. There are a number of ways you can get involved and make a positive change in someone's life by volunteering with Bill Wilson Center.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Volunteer for the Contact Cares program and be the voice on the other end of the phone when callers in crisis are seeking assistance, referrals, or someone to lend a listening ear.

  • We welcome you to become one of the treasured "heartbeats" of the Centre for Living with Dying Program. What you gain from volunteering and opening your heart to others creates ripples throughout our community, our state, our country and our world.

  • Possible volunteer activities include spending time with youth in our shelter, tutoring, supporting staff on group outings, and facilitating workshops.