Since RAFT opened in 1994, Volunteers have donated nearly 400,000 hours of their time. Volunteers play a critical role in helping RAFT carry out its mission of supporting teachers and promoting hands-on teaching in the classroom.

To Volunteer:

Note: You must complete a volunteer training session in order to volunteer. By attending the session, you will get an overview of volunteering at RAFT San Jose in addition to credit for 3 volunteer hours. After you complete the training session you will get access to the full volunteer calendar. Click on an event to sign up below.

  • 1. Enter your email address.
  • 2. Click on an available shift.
  • 3. Complete the sign-up form.

For general volunteering questions, please contact us at

Youth Volunteers:

RAFT has great projects for youth volunteers and provides verification of hours for school or community groups. You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer.

All volunteers under age 18 must bring a signed youth permission form to your first visit and we will keep it on file.

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