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Serve Dinner at Sanctuary Shelter - 5 Volunteers

Episcopal Community Services of San Francisco's Sanctuary Shelter provides safe, 24-hour access to shelter for unhoused adults in San Francisco. The shelter is home to 205 homeless adults every night. Residents receive two meals daily. They can also access case management and mental health services through ECS’s San Francisco Shelter Treatment Access and Resources Team. TasksThe food is prepared by staff cooks but we will help serve the meal. The dinner shift is from 6 - 8 pm beginning with a short orientation and continues with plating food and clean-up. There’s lots of room for interaction and connection with shelter residents as they receive their dinner meal. Some of the older clients and those with disabilities need extra assistance from volunteers to bring their meal directly to their table. You may want to have a light snack beforehand. After the event we will head out and get some food and drinks of our own. We will surely be hungry by then! Safety It is extremely important to maintain a high standard of cleanliness when we handle the food. All volunteers must be 15 years or older. If you are between the ages 15 and 17, then you must have adult supervision.

Dress appropriately in close-toed shoes, shirts with sleeves (no tank tops), pants that cover the full leg, and that you don’t mind getting dirty.

Suit up! Take an apron, hairnet, and gloves.

Wash your hands with soap and warm water and replace your gloves every time you use the restroom, shake someone’s hand, eat lunch, or switch from food preparation to cleaning.

If you are sick or not feeling well, STAY HOME!

How to get to Sanctuary Shelter

The shelter is on the corner of 8th and Howard. It's best to take public transit to the Civic Center Station and walk two blocks on 8th. Street parking is free after 6 pm.

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  • Makua R.

    Ok, just wanted to send out an notification before time - if you're not available for today's event then I do ask that change your RSVP, we have plenty on the wait list that will happily fill the position.

    Thank you,


    December 13, 2013

    • Faye

      Hello so sorry I'm stuck on the wrong side of the bay bridge I've no idea how long it will take to get there is currently 530 I'm just going to be late I'm really sorry hope see you soon

      December 13, 2013

  • Makua R.

    Hey Group, I am really excited to be working with you at this event - it's always a fun one! I want to ask ahead of time that everyone double check their availability for this date, because we have some on the wait list and we just want to be sure every person receives the opportunity to participate. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask!

    Cheers and Happy Holidays, Makua

    December 8, 2013

    • Adam J. B.

      I will definitely be there.

      December 8, 2013

  • Patrick

    I will be there on Friday -- see you then.

    December 8, 2013

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