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Holiday Volunteer Opportunities - San Francisco

Holiday Volunteer Opportunities San Francisco

 

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others” ~Ghandi


As we progress through the year, there are many ways to provide specifically focused service in accordance with the needs of the season.

ALL volunteers must register in advance! Contact Jaime Smith at (415) 503-2720 or email volunteer@tsagoldenstate.org. 


Holiday Meal Delivery:

UPDATE: Thanksgiving Meal Delivery spots are now FULL

Help deliver Thanksgiving and Christmas Day meals to 4,000 homebound individuals. All meals are delivered on each holiday morning (Thanksgiving: November 28th, Christmas: December 25th) with shifts beginning at 8:00AM, 8:30AM, or 9:00AM. Shifts take no more than 3 hours each. ALL volunteer drivers must have a vehicle and passenger in advance!

To Register as a Holiday Meal Delivery Driver:
1. Follow this link: Volunteer USA West
2. In the bottom lefthand corner, locate the box "Find an Opportunity Close to You" and enter in San Francisco, then click Search.
3. Click on either Thanksgiving Meal Delivery or Christmas Meal Delivery
4. Follow the directions to create a volunteer profile and then pick a shift.


Celebrity Bell Ringing:
Are you part of a service club, company, organization, or school that likes to serve together? Come join us at Union Square for an hour or all four!

Time: 10:00am-2:00pm
To schedule your team, contact Rachel Gaddy at 415-503-2736


Kettle Worker/Bell Ringer:
Be the sight and sound of Christmas at locations throughout the city. Volunteer to raise funds to be used to provide services 365 days a year!

Dates: Monday-Saturday, November 29th-December 24th
Time: Varies
To register please contact Jaime Smith at volunteer@tsagoldenstate.org or at 415-503-2720.


Toy & Joy Personal Shopper and Food Bag Distribution:
Share the joy of giving! Escort parents as they choose new gifts for their children through our own Toy & Joy Shop. Also help distribute food boxes to low-income families in need to help complete their holiday celebration.

Date: December 20th
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
To register please contact Jaime Smith at volunteer@tsagoldenstate.org or at 415-503-2720.


Toy & Joy Sort and Restock and Food Bag Preparation:

UPDATE: Toy & Joy Preparation spots are now FULL

Help sort and stock toys and create food bags at our Family Service Center in preparation for this year’s Toy & Joy Shop! *specific projects are based on donations received that week and vary by date. Volunteer team's donations and non-perishable goods are encouraged and appreciated.

Dates: Monday-Saturday, December 2nd-December 19th
Times:
AM Shift 8:30am-12:30pm
PM Shift 12:00pm-4:00pm
To register please contact Jaime Smith at volunteer@tsagoldenstate.org or at 415-503-2720.


Holiday Caltrain Toy Collection:
Be Santa’s elf for an evening and get into the holiday spirit! Help us collect toy donations as the Caltrain Holiday Train makes its way south from San Francisco to Santa Clara. This is a great opportunity for families and small groups!

Date: December 7th and 8th
Time: 4:30pm-8:30pm (4 hour shifts) at San Francisco, Peninsula, and South Bay Caltrain stations.
To register please contact Jaime Smith at volunteer@tsagoldenstate.org or at 415-503-2720.

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