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Project Open Hand’s kitchen, located just a few blocks from San Francisco City Hall, produces 2,500 nutritious meals with love every day. Our volunteers are an essential part of our team.

Weekly volunteer opportunities:

Food Prep

Description:

Volunteers assist in preparing food like chopping, slicing, dicing, peeling, grating, and/or mincing of vegetables for the kitchen chefs. Volunteers also assist with labeling meal containers for distribution, packaging prepared hot meals in containers, and other related kitchen duties.

Qualifications:

Volunteer must be comfortable using kitchen utensils such as knives, peelers, and other sharp tools. Able to lift 20 lbs. and capable of standing during the volunteer shift. Must be able to work well with others and comfortable interacting with a culturally diverse population.

Shift Times:
9:30 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Sunday; 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm Monday through Sunday
Dress Code:
Minimum of a short sleeve shirt, closed-toe shoes, and long pants. You will be required to wear a hairnet or you can bring your own hat.
Volunteer Location:
San Francisco

Meal Assembly Line

Description:

Volunteers assist with assembling meals in containers on a moving conveyor belt.

Qualifications:

Volunteers must be at least fifteen (15) years of age and be able to communicate in English. Volunteers must be capable of standing for long periods of time and be able to lift up to 20 pounds. Volunteers must be able to work well with others and be comfortable interacting with a culturally diverse population.

Shift Times:
10:00 am to 12:30 pm Monday through Friday
Dress Code:
Minimum of a short sleeve shirt, closed-toe shoes, and long pants. You will be required to wear a hairnet or you can bring your own hat.
Volunteer Location:
San Francisco

Porter

Description:

Volunteers assist with washing, sanitizing, and organizing dishes, utensils, pots, and pans. Porter volunteers also assist with keeping prep areas clean and sanitized, removing trash, compost, and recyclable materials from kitchen. Volunteers typically finish their shifts by cleaning the kitchen floor, mats, and towels.

Qualifications:

Volunteers must be at least eighteen (18) years of age and be able to communicate in English. Volunteers must be able to work effectively in a traditional kitchen environment that has wet floors, temperature extremes, and loud noise. Volunteers must be able to bend, stoop, and lift items up to 50 pounds unassisted on a regular basis. Porter volunteers often stand for long periods of time, and move from place to place in the kitchen. Volunteers must be able to work well with others and be comfortable interacting with a culturally diverse population.

Shift Times:
9:00 am to 12:00 pm Monday through Friday; 12:00 am to 3:00 pm Monday through Friday
Dress Code:
Minimum of a short sleeve shirt, closed-toe shoes, and long pants. You will be required to wear a hairnet or you can bring your own hat.
Volunteer Location:
San Francisco

Alameda County

1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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San Francisco

730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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