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Since 1998, Project Open Hand has served nutritious meals - breakfast and lunch - to San Francisco seniors and adults with disabilities at 13 community sites located across San Francisco. Volunteers at our community sites serve meals with love and help create an energetic, inviting atmosphere for our visitors.



Weekly volunteer opportunities:

CNP Meal Site Volunteer

Community Nutrition Site Volunteer:

Community Nutrition Program volunteer tasks vary depending on the daily needs of the meal site. Tasks may include plating food in the kitchen, setting up, serving clients their meals, maintaining the cleanliness of the meal site, enforcing safety protocols, and providing support to staff.


Volunteer must 

  • Be at least fifteen (18) years of age. 
  • Practice safe steps in food handling and preparation, wear protective gear (hat/hairnet, beard guard, and gloves) 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 capable of standing during the volunteer shift.  
  • Be able to work well with others and comfortable interacting with a culturally diverse population. 

Volunteer Location & Time:

Downtown Senior Center

Location: 481 O’Farrell St. San Francisco, CA 94102

Shift:  10:30am – 12:30pm

Curry Senior Center

Location: 333 Turk St. San Francisco, CA 94102

Shift: 10:00am – 12:30pm

Visitacion Valley Community Center
Location: 66 Raymond Ave. San Francisco, CA 94134

Shift: 10:30am – 12:30pm

If you are interested in scheduling a weekly volunteer shift, complete our Volunteer Inquiry Form or email [email protected].  If you are not able to commit to a weekly shift, please sign up for one of our Hot Spot shifts.


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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