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Help fill our most urgent volunteer needs!

Please review our guidelines before signing up for a shift. 
  • Vaccine Requirement: Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to your scheduled shifts or in-person to a Volunteer Coordinator on the day of your shift.
  • Health Guidelines: Check your health prior to arriving to your scheduled volunteer shift and wear a mask or face covering at all times. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  • Minimum Age Requirement: 15 years old
  • Community Service Hours: If you have court-ordered community service hours to complete, you MUST notify Volunteer Services via email [email protected].

Special Events

Date: Sunday, May 22, 2022
Location: Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, San Francisco, CA 94114

“The Ruth Brinker Story” will be premiered at the iconic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, located in one of the first neighborhoods where Ruth delivered meals during the early days of the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s.

We are looking for volunteers to help us run a smooth event! The day will include multiple screenings of "The Ruth Brinker Story", followed by a special Red Carpet Premiere Event. Sign-up to volunteer below! 

Prepare and Package Meals 

Location: 730 Polk St.
Tasks include packaging and labeling prepared meals in containers and assembling frozen-meal bags. Volunteers must:
  • Practice safe steps in food handling and preparation: wear protective gear (hats/hairnet, beard guard, and gloves) during entire shift and thoroughly wash and sanitize hands.
  • Follow all instructions and directions given by staff, whose main goals are the quality of the meals and safety of clients, volunteers and staff alike.
  • Be able to lift up to 25 lbs. and stand for the entire shift.

If you are looking for a different way to help, we are accepting the following donations:

  • Financial donation 
  • New, unopened Toiletries 
  • Birthday or Holiday cards
  • Food donations. We accept foods from licensed or regulated food service providers (restaurants, grocers, bakeries, etc).

Questions? Email [email protected].


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Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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