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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 shift or in-person on the day of your shift.
  • Health Guidelines: Check your health prior to arriving to your scheduled shift and wear a mask 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].
  • 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 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.

Sign-up for Holiday Shifts here www.openhand.org/volunteer/holidays


Prepare and Package Meals 

Location: 730 Polk St.
Tasks include packaging and labeling prepared meals in containers and assembling frozen-meal bags.

Special Events

Hand to Hand 2022

December 9, 2022 - 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: The Hibernia, 1 Jones St. San Francisco, CA 94102
In-person with us at The Hibernia on Friday, December 9th, for our 30th annual Hand to Hand. Sign-up for a shift below!


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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1921 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 622-0221
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730 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 447-2300
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