What we're about
Upcoming events (4+)
Dorothy Day House is a volunteer based non-profit organization that for over 30 years has provided meals, shelter, and employment for low income residents and people who experience homelessness in Berkeley, California.
They have a long history of providing shelter and meals to residents and could use our help for their lunch services. The meals are all given outside and the event follows all San Francisco Public Health guidelines. Masks are required and gloves will be provided.
The food is prepared by staff, setup by volunteers, and meal service takes place outside. We will limit groups to a maximum of 3 but will be offering many more shifts throughout the week in the near future.
If this is your first time volunteering with the Dorothy Day House please take a moment to fill out their volunteer contact sheet which can be found here: https://www.dorothydayhouseberkeley.org/volunteer.
For a more detailed information about the history of Dorothy Day House's community service you can learn about them here: https://www.dorothydayhouseberkeley.org/.
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing some of you there!
Meals on Wheels is one of the largest and oldest food service providers for the community in America with a primary focus of assisting the elderly. We are beyond proud to partner with them and bring them some delivery driver!
The following is required:
A valid drivers license.
Two to three hours of your time.
Some brief training if it's your first shift.
A valid social security number for a quick background check.
All can be arranged quickly and efficiently through their staff and we'll put you to work. If you have absolutely any questions please contact either myself or the event organizer Adrien.
Please sign up if you are interested and meet the above criteria and we'll get you started right away.
Volunteers of all ages welcome!
Meals on Wheels for the City of Emeryville provides healthy daily meals that allow our seniors to stay in their homes safely. Volunteering to deliver meals is a great way to connect and help serve our seniors and people with disabilities in the Emeryville area. The program has doubled in size since Covid 19, and depends on our community volunteers.
We are operating with all CDC and California Covid protocols for everyone's safety. We also provide full support to you while delivering.
Most of our routes need a car or bike. We are looking for recurring volunteers ideally who can cover a weekly route, but will also welcome those who can substitute sometimes, or help out for just a few months.
You can also feel free to message any of the event organizers with questions you might have. Please sign up if you are interested and we'll get you started!
Food insecurity is always a prevalent concern for people living in Episcopal Community Services’ supportive housing sites, but during the COVID-19 crisis, the need for nutritious meals is exacerbated. Throughout our residential buildings, seniors and people with compromised immune systems constitute more than half of the residents, and to ensure their safety, they must stay inside. Providing meals for them at home is critical. Dependable volunteers are crucial to ensure our residents don’t have to decide between accessing meals outside of their homes and protecting themselves from chance of COVID-19 infection.
Volunteers will pick up meals from the SF Food Runners kitchen once a week and deliver them to three to four ECS supportive housing sites in SoMA or the Tenderloin. These drop-offs are either curbside or done in the lobbies of our buildings--there will be no contact with the residents.
Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, insurance, registration and a truck, van, or vehicle capable of shuttling 150 - 200 individually packaged meals. Please e-mail our host at ECS, Emily, with a picture of your driver's license and registration: [masked].
Dollies or hand trucks are useful, but not required.