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Volunteer groups at Project Open Hand help prepare, assemble, and package the 2,500 nutritious meals and 200 bags of healthy groceries that are distributed daily to our clients.


Volunteer Shifts: Groups of up to 5 people are scheduled on a first come, first served basis on Mondays and Fridays from 2:30pm - 4:30pm.

Volunteer Tasks: Assembling meals, packaging meals, sorting and packaging food, and labeling meal containers.

Volunteer Location: 730 Polk St. kitchen and/or warehouse, depending on the agency’s needs for the day.

Important Information:
  • Volunteers must wear a mask or face covering and maintain 6 feet of separation from others.
  • All volunteers must be 15 years or older and wear close-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves, and full length pants.
  • Volunteers must sign a waiver and COVID screening form before their volunteer shift begins.
  • We recommend that volunteers at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19 or that live/work with people that are at high risk, to stay at home until the shelter-in-space order has been lifted.

To inquire about specific availability, please complete our Group Volunteer Inquiry Form.


Updated 9/30/2020


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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