Get Involved

Become a Mentor or Volunteer!

Mentors are the heart and soul of City of Dreams. They are the connection between the core values of the City of Dreams program to our at-risk youth living in low-income housing.


Become a bridge builder for our at-risk youth through our mentorship youth development program. You will make a difference. 

"Kids Don’t Need You to be Superman.

They Just Need You to be There" — Michelle Obama

One-to-One Mentors

Many of our One-to-One Mentors start as Group Mentors, gaining experience and confidence while they wait to be paired with their mentee. One-to-One Mentors commit to spending two days a month with their mentee.


To become a mentor, read the requirements below and complete the mentor application.

Mentor Requirements

• Have reliable transportation, insurance, and a valid driver’s license
• Submit and pass an interview process and a criminal history check
• Take part in a one-day training session & quarterly mentor meetings.
• 1:1 Mentors – Commit to 2 visits per month for a minimum of one year.



City of Dreams hosts several events each year and these events could not happen without our volunteers. See Upcoming Events for specific dates that need volunteer support.


Do you have a skill or hobby that could benefit City of Dreams? Let us know. We are always looking for new ways to help our kids. City of Dreams is founded on the premise of being of service and giving back to the community. We look forward to sharing an experience that improves your life and the lives of others

Garden Volunteers

For over five years City of Dreams has proudly cultivated an edible garden in the heart of Bayview Hunters Point. We welcome and are immensely grateful for the multitudes of volunteers who have helped us take care of our garden, often side by side with our local youth and residents.


There are several ways you can help:

  • In-Kind Donations

  • Set up an employee volunteer day

  • Employer Matching Gifts


Please contact us if you have ideas or questions about how you can become a City of Dreams partner.

Join Our Board


City of Dreams is looking for people with a passion for our mission to join our board of directors!

We value a broad range of personal and professional backgrounds. We are particularly seeking people with experience in nonprofit Board leadership or fundraising

We Need Your Support Today!



Mailing Address: P.O. Box 24037, 

San Francisco, CA 94124

Street Address: 1030 Oakdale Avenue,

San Francisco, CA 94124

Registered EIN: 20-0719899

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