2018 Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

Please contact the organization directly to sign up. Activity is at organization’s office location unless otherwise indicated.

SAN FRANCISCO

Hamilton Families
Location TBA
Contact: Christina Alton calton@hamiltonfamilies.org ; (510)499-1378 (cell)

Activity 1: Help organize Santa’s Workshop by sorting toys and preparing wrapping tables
Monday, December 3, 2018 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Activity 2: Help wrap holiday gifts for families the Hamilton Families participant wishlists
Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Activity 3: Help set-up and run the Shelter Program’s Holiday Party
Thursday, December 20, 2018 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Compass Family Services
Location: 1475 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103 (SOMA storage warehouse).
Contact: Karen Lamb, klamb@compass-sf.org ; (415) 644-0504 x 1112

Activity: Help the Adopt-A-Family program. The program matches individuals with a family who is homeless or at risk of homelessness. Accept and process donations, like toys and gift cards and help distribute them to families. (Children ages 14 and up are welcome to volunteer)

Donor Drop-Off Days:
Thursday, December 13, 2018 — 9:00-12:00; 12:00-3:00; 2:00-5:00
Friday, December 14, 2018, — 9:00-12:00; 12:00-3:00; 3:00-6:00
Saturday, December 15, 2018 — 9:00-12:00; 12:00-3:00; 3:00-6:00

Family Pick-Up Days:
Monday, December 17, 2018 – 12:00-5:00
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 — 9:00-12:00; 12:00-3:00; 2:00-5:00
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 — 9:00-12:00; 12:00-3:00; 2:00-5:00
Thursday, December 20, 2018 – 10:00-1:00

YWCA San Francisco
940 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94108
Contact: Lindsy Carpenter, lindsy@ywcasf-marin.org ; (415) 531-5594

Activity 1: Annual Residents Thanksgiving Dinner Service. Set up room serve dinner and distribute gifts to the seniors who live in the YWCA Apartment building. Can take up to 10 volunteers. Volunteers must be confirmed at least one week in advance.
Dates/Times: Friday, November 16, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 PM (can come for half of the time if needs be – 3-4:30pm or 4:30-6pm)

Activity 2: Annual Residents Christmas & Hanukkah Dinner Service. Serve dinner and distribute gifts to the seniors who live in the YWCA Apartment building.
Dates/Times: Friday, December 21, 2018, 3:00 – 6:00 PM (can come for half of the time if needs be – 3-4:30pm or 4:30-6pm)

SF-Marin Food Bank
900 Pennsylvania Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94107
Contact: Diane Stark, 415-282-1907, x 297 or email dstark@sfmfoodbank.org

Activity: Working a shift in the food bank warehouse
Date/Time: Saturday December 22, 2018 12:00 pm-2:00 pm; Saturday December 29, 2018,  12:00 pm-2:00 pm and 3:00 -5:00 pm

EAST BAY

Alternative Family Services
401 Roland Way, Oakland, CA 94621
Contact: Jennifer Harper, jharper@afs4kids.org ; (510) 759-1271

Activity 1: “Holiday Funtastic” – help foster youth enjoy a fun filled holiday event with their foster families and staff.
Dates/Times: Friday, December 14, 2018, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (set-up) and/or Saturday, December 15, 2018, 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. OR 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (event itself)

MARIN

Homeward Bound of Marin
1385 N. Hamilton Parkway, Novato, CA 94949
Contact: Andrea Rey (arey@hbofm.org ; (415) 382-3363 x212

Activity: Support low-income and formerly homeless residents in Marin
Date/Time: Ongoing opportunities to help prep and serve meals, childcare and organize a diaper drive.

PENINSULA / SOUTH BAY

Puente de la Costa Sur
620 North Street, Pescadero, CA 94060
Contact: Corina Rodriguez, Safety Net Services Manager, crodriguez@mypuente.org; (650) 262-5987

Activity 1: Thanksgiving Dinner with Local Farmworker Participants
Thursday, November 22, 2018 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Rd 94060

Activity 2: Puente Cookie Workshop
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 from 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Rd 94060

 Activity 3: The annual community holiday celebration!  Process with us between churches through the streets of Pescadero with the holy family, then stay for a celebration with food, toys and a visit from Santa!
Friday, December 14, 2018 from 4:00PM to 10:00PM.

Activity 4: Enjoy a meal with local farmworkers.
Sunday, December 23, 2018 from 3:30PM to 7:00PM
Pescadero Community Church, 363 Stage Rd 94060

BAY AREA WIDE / OTHER RESOURCES

The following organizations offer done-in-a-day volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits – connecting people and causes.

HandsOn Bay Area
Visit www.handsonbayarea.org for details and registration.

Volunteer Match
Visit www.volunteermatch.org for details and registration.

* In partnership with our donors, the foundation has been the first funder of many seedling ideas that are now deep-rooted Bay Area institutions, like this one.

 

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