Serving Right Now

Help Your Neighbors  

If you are able, we encourage you to reach out to your neighbors to see what their needs might be. Deliver this letter to let them know you would be willing to drop off supplies and food if they are unable to do it for themselves. 

Volunteer Drivers Needed!
We are looking for people who are available to be called when needed to help with driving and delivering groceries, supplies, medicine, and other items to those who can’t get out during this time. Sometimes organizations need help delivering donations as well. Signing up here invites us to call you and see if you are available to help when a need arises. Because of the potential exposure, we are asking only people between the ages of 25-50 to volunteer for this opportunity. Drivers must have gloves, facemask, or other personal protective gear to volunteer. Thank you so much for helping us stand with our communities. Sign up here.


Help Our Ministry Partners  

In addition to caring for your neighbors directly, consider that many of our ministry partners need help in order to keep serving in the community. If you are searching for a way to serve right now we want to help you find it. 

Below is a list of immediate needs. Please reach out directly to our partner organization if you'd like to serve with them. 


City Impact 

Provides help and feeds the most vulnerable in the inner city of San Francisco.

Volunteer Opp:
Food Drop Off: Help needed collecting dry goods and dropping them off at 140 Turk St, San Francisco

Drop off hours: 10am-2pm Items needed: dry goods, pasta, potatoes, coffee, bread, protein, soap, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, tissue, paper towels, napkins


CityTeam of San Francisco 
Feeds elderly and homeless neighbors in the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco. 

Volunteer Opp:
CityTeam San Francisco's Food Pantry needs help Monday mornings from 10-11am, to support over 100 registered guests who need their weekly ration of groceries. Number of Volunteers Needed: 6 max  Sign-up to volunteer here


Face Mask Ministry

Join us and use your gift of sewing as we provide fabric face masks to nonprofits like senior homes, the homeless, and other at-risk groups. You can contact Jadine to learn more about this ministry.


Mobilize Love 
Using outreach trucks, Mobilize Love gives children, youth, and families basic human services and mentor relationships.

Volunteer Opp:
Mobilize Love’s Kids Program for children, youth, and families on Oakdale Ave in the Bayview District needs help Wednesdays from 4:30-5:30pm to serve free meals from the food truck and offer a reminder to the community that they are loved! 4 max volunteers needed each Wednesday.


New Door Ventures-Virtual Job Training Workshops

New Door Ventures provides training, jobs, education and support to help disconnected youth get ready for work and life. Historically, 90% of our program graduates are in school or working 6 months following graduation.  For more information on a topic or to sign up, email Heather Rudow and fill out New Door’s mandatory volunteer signup form.  Workshops with Employment Program interns and graduates last approximately an hour and a half.

  • Mock Interview Workshops: Using Zoom, help interns prepare for interviews with prospective employers by conducting mock interviews and providing feedback.

  • Panel: Career Exploration & Exposure: A diverse panel of professionals representing a variety of industries discussing their own journey of growth as a professional in their field and providing insight into personal and professional development.

One Life Counseling

One Life Counseling provides mental health services and therapy One Life is also a vital resource for the community, providing food and basic essentials to the underserved and unemployed.  1303 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070  Contact Sandy Kraft to sign up as a Volunteer.

Volunteers for food distribution: Fridays from 9am-2pm (or any part of that time)  Mandatory to be there at 11:30am for role distribution and drive through from 12-1.  

You can also donate canned food anytime. Can collections located in the back of the office at 1033 Laurel Street San Carlos (enter by the Thrift Center/Gas Station)


Samaritan House
Essential provider to thousands of working poor that will be disproportionally affected by the severe impacts of COVID-19. We will continue providing only essential services during this time – food, shelter, and health services.  Contact person: jmanriquez@samaritanhousesanmateo.org 

Volunteer Opp:
The following programs are in critical need of immediate support:

  • Food Services - Mobile Meals
  • Food Services - Pantry
  • Food Services - Kitchen
  • Food Services - Grocery Rescue

Click here to volunteer.

Please await our reply and confirmation of your request for placement. We must confirm that the slot is available before you begin volunteering.


San Mateo Medical Center
222 West 39th Ave. San Mateo 94403

They are accepting all essential Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

  • All types of face masks
  • Gloves in unopened boxes
  • Gowns

Before you drop off, please contact John Jurow. You can drop off items at the round-about in front of the hospital. He will come outside and collect the items. They will have masks and gloves on.  


For more information, contact our Outreach and Mission Regional Director, Jadine Kuwahara.

For additional opportunities, check out our other regional pages:

Mid-Peninsula

South Bay

1111 University Drive Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-323-8600

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