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We help get you involved in the community by organizing volunteer events where you can make a difference and make new friends.

There's no ongoing commitment required. Just RSVP for an event and show up!

If all the meetups are full and you want to try to lead a group instead, contact me (https://www.meetup.com/The-San-Francisco-Giving-Tree/members/5094799/) and I'll set you up.

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Update (6/2/2020): The shelter in place was extended indefinitely. https://sf.gov/stay-home-except-essential-needs If you or organization need volunteer help, please message for consideration. ----------- San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area counties order people to stay safe at home. This was necessary to help slow the spread of the virus and save lives. Our collective effort has so far been beneficial, but more is needed to prevent hospitals from being inundated. The main changes that take effect at midnight on March 31, 2020: Social distancing requirements are mandatory. Use of playgrounds, outdoor gym equipment, picnic areas, and barbecue areas is prohibited. Use of shared recreational facilities like golf courses, tennis courts, basketball courts, and climbing walls is prohibited. Sports or activities that include the use of shared equipment, like frisbee, basketball, or soccer, may only be engaged in by members of the same household. Businesses that supply products needed for people to work from home are no longer essential businesses under the Order and must cease storefront sales to the public. Minimum basic operations and delivery directly to residences or businesses may continue. Essential businesses like grocery stores, banks, and pharmacies can remain open but must stop running the parts of their operations that are not essential. Employees who can work from home must do so. Essential businesses must put in place formal rules, a social distancing protocol, to ensure proper sanitation and to ensure that people stay a safe distance away from each other. Most construction must stop. There are exceptions for projects to help keep people safe and housed. Those include health care projects directly related to addressing the pandemic, construction to house the homeless, affordable housing, and multi-unit or mixed-use developments containing at least 10% income-restricted units. Social distancing requirements apply. Information on construction projects during the coronavirus outbreak will be updated as it is available. (Source: https://sf.gov/topics/coronavirus-covid-19) If you would like to volunteer your time, please follow the recommendations for your county: San Francisco: https://sf.gov/be-emergency-volunteer San Mateo: https://www.smcgov.org/ Alameda: http://www.acphd.org/ Santa Clara: https://www.sccgov.org/ Contra Costa: https://www.contracosta.ca.gov/ Marin: https://www.marincounty.org/ Sonoma: http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Home/ Napa: https://www.countyofnapa.org/ California Volunteers, Office of the Governor: https://www.californiavolunteers.ca.gov/get-involved/covid-19/

Serve Lunch at Downtown Senior Center with Project Open Hand - 3 Volunteers

Project Open Hand is a partnership of volunteers, donors, and staff working to provide vital nourishment to people living with HIV/AIDS, seniors, and homebound individuals living with serious illness. They serve over 8,000 clients with a multitude of services that include meal delivery and pick up, weekly bags of groceries and hot lunches at senior sites. Volunteer Duties and Shift Lengths: Project Open Hand has 15 Community Nutrition Program (CNP) sites, plus one Adults with Disabilities (AWD) site, located across San Francisco. Volunteers at our meal sites help us create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for our senior and AWD clients. Specific duties during a volunteer shift may include registering clients for lunch, setting up the dining room, pre-meal prep, plating food, serving food and helping with clean-up after the meal. The volunteer shift lengths vary from location to location and range from 2 to 3.5 hours. Depending on the size of the CNP or AWD site, we typically take between 1 and 5 volunteers for a single volunteer shift. Food Safety: It is extremely important to maintain a high standard of cleanliness when we handle food. 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 near the prep sink. Wash your hands with soap and warm water and replace your gloves every time you use the restroom, shake someone's hand, or switch from food preparation to cleaning. If you are sick or not feeling well, STAY HOME! Before arriving, please direct your browser to the release form which will also notify POH of your attendance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sDnqC-4azTSs4g2EDcy4tu7e5Lau0ik7I71zJGv-cBY/edit?usp=sharing How to get to the senior center: The building is on the corner of O'Farrell and Jones. It's best to take public transit to the Powell Street Station and walk to the center.

Serve Lunch at Project Open Hand - 2 Volunteers

Project Open Hand

Project Open Hand is a partnership of volunteers, donors, and staff working to provide vital nourishment to people living with HIV/AIDS, seniors, and homebound individuals living with serious illness. They serve over 8,000 clients with a multitude of services that include meal delivery and pick up, weekly bags of groceries and hot lunches at senior sites. Volunteer Duties and Shift Lengths: Project Open Hand has 15 Community Nutrition Program (CNP) sites, plus one Adults with Disabilities (AWD) site, located across San Francisco. Volunteers at our meal sites help us create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for our senior and AWD clients. Specific duties during a volunteer shift may include registering clients for lunch, setting up the dining room, pre-meal prep, plating food, serving food and helping with clean-up after the meal. The volunteer shift lengths vary from location to location and range from 2 to 3.5 hours. Depending on the size of the CNP or AWD site, we typically take between 1 and 5 volunteers for a single volunteer shift. Food Safety: It is extremely important to maintain a high standard of cleanliness when we handle food. 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 near the prep sink. Wash your hands with soap and warm water and replace your gloves every time you use the restroom, shake someone's hand, or switch from food preparation to cleaning. If you are sick or not feeling well, STAY HOME! Before arriving, please direct your browser to the release form which will also notify POH of your attendance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sDnqC-4azTSs4g2EDcy4tu7e5Lau0ik7I71zJGv-cBY/edit?usp=sharing How to get to Project Open Hand: Project Open Hand is on the corner of Polk and Ellis. It's best to take MUNI: east and west route take 31-Balboa or 38R-Geary Rapid; north and south route take 19-Polk, 47-Van Ness, or 49-Mission-Van Ness. Parking is limited to metered street parking.

Serve Lunch at Downtown Senior Center with Project Open Hand - 3 Volunteers

Project Open Hand is a partnership of volunteers, donors, and staff working to provide vital nourishment to people living with HIV/AIDS, seniors, and homebound individuals living with serious illness. They serve over 8,000 clients with a multitude of services that include meal delivery and pick up, weekly bags of groceries and hot lunches at senior sites. Volunteer Duties and Shift Lengths: Project Open Hand has 15 Community Nutrition Program (CNP) sites, plus one Adults with Disabilities (AWD) site, located across San Francisco. Volunteers at our meal sites help us create a warm, welcoming atmosphere for our senior and AWD clients. Specific duties during a volunteer shift may include registering clients for lunch, setting up the dining room, pre-meal prep, plating food, serving food and helping with clean-up after the meal. The volunteer shift lengths vary from location to location and range from 2 to 3.5 hours. Depending on the size of the CNP or AWD site, we typically take between 1 and 5 volunteers for a single volunteer shift. Food Safety: It is extremely important to maintain a high standard of cleanliness when we handle food. 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 near the prep sink. Wash your hands with soap and warm water and replace your gloves every time you use the restroom, shake someone's hand, or switch from food preparation to cleaning. If you are sick or not feeling well, STAY HOME! Before arriving, please direct your browser to the release form which will also notify POH of your attendance: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1sDnqC-4azTSs4g2EDcy4tu7e5Lau0ik7I71zJGv-cBY/edit?usp=sharing How to get to the senior center: The building is on the corner of O'Farrell and Jones. It's best to take public transit to the Powell Street Station and walk to the center.

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