About LOV

The Mission of LOV

LOV – is to promote volunteerism and to enhance the quality of life in the cities of Fremont, Union City and Newark, California and to meet the needs of youth, senior citizens and those in need.

The Vision of LOV

LOV – is a source for community services and programs encouraging people to help people.

The League of Volunteers (we’re known as “LOV”), is a Non-profit multi-service 501(c)3 agency. Fed ID #94-2638329.  Founded in 1979, LOV started providing programs and services to the Tri-Cities to satisfy the need for school arts and community recreation programs after major cutbacks in funding.

LOV currently operates multiple free and low-cost, year-round community programs, services and events.  See our Programs Page for more info.

Since 1979, we’ve been working to improve the quality of life in the Bay Area’s Tri-City communities of Fremont, Newark and Union City with more than 40 programs, events and services provided every year, like:

  • Newark Arts Council
  • Arts in Schools Assemblies
  • Scholarships
  • Emergency Food Pantry
  • Holiday Adopt-a-Family & Food Basket Drive
  • Annual Toy Drive
  • Kids Summer Recreation
  • Mini Office Services, Volunteer Management and more!
  • Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

These are only a few of the many programs that we have created.

In 1978 the City of Newark found itself in a financial dilemma with the passing of Proposition 13. Limiting funding and in some cases eliminating funding for libraries, schools and recreation department. Shirley Sisk, one of the founders of the League of Volunteers, saw a need to help the City. Over the years the League of Volunteers (LOV) has evolved into an agency serving not just the City of Newark but Fremont and Union City as well. We are a total Tri-City Community agency.

It is through our many programs that our impact is seen and felt. We serve the Tri-City community with programs such as Summer Recreation, Thanksgiving Day Meal, Sunday Afternoon Concerts, Arts in Schools Assemblies and Scholarships for High School Students to help further their education. Our Food Pantry is making an impact by helping not only families in need but also partnering with other agencies and helping to supplement their pantries.

LOV the organization is funded through private donations and the below Fundraisers:

  1. Bingo – every Monday evening at Swiss Park
  2. Frank Sisk Golf Tournament in June
  3. Elegant Affaire Dinner in February
  4. Selling of Safe and Sane Fireworks from June 28 – July 4th
  5. Quarter Auction in October
  6. Hot Dog Booth at the Newark Days Celebration in September

Board Members

Donna Sisk – President

Raelynn Gatchell – Vice President

Betty Cole – Secretary

Chuck Kennedy – Treasurer

Other Board Members:
Jerry Juhl, Glen Nelson

 Holiday Adopt a Family

 Annual Tri-Cities Toy Drive

 Arts in Schools

Free Summer Recreation

For a complete list and description of all the programs we offer,
check out our Community Programs page.

Finally, our many fund raisers, Annual Frank Sisk Golf Tournament, Elegant Affaire, 4th of July Fireworks Booth, Halloween Quarter Auction and our participation in numerous community fairs, shows and events makes LOV one of the most impactful and recognized non-profit agencies in the southern East Bay Area.

For more information on our fundraising events, visit our Events Page.