2013 Thanksgiving Volunteering Guide
Read on below for organizations across San Francisco and the Bay Area in need of volunteers to help spread food and warmth to those less fortunate.
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Little Brothers: Friends of the Elderly
Make a difference in an elder’s day by providing much needed companionship this holiday season. Visit an elder who would otherwise spend the holiday alone and cheer them up with a a gift bag and flowers. Visits last about an hour. You may volunteer as an individual, a pair, or a group of up to 3 people.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 10 am to noon | Baha’i Faith San Francisco Center, 170 Valencia St, San Francisco
RSVP is required.
Thanksgiving Day Block Party
Now on its 29th year. San Francisco City Impact is again reaching out to the Tenderloin Community in 2013 with a Thanksgiving Day block party that aims to deliver 7,000 hot meals to homes, serve 300 a sit-down Thanksgiving dinners, and deliver 500 grocery bags.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 8:30 am to 2 pm | 230 Jones Street, San Francisco
RSVP online. A $25 registration fee is required and will go directly towards making this event possible.
Salvation Army Meal Delivery
Help deliver Thanksgiving Day meals to 4,000 homebound individuals as a driver or delivery volunteer. Shifts take no more than 3 hours each. Drivers and delivery volunteers are needed.
November 28, 2013 | Shifts at 8 am, 8:30 am, & 9 am | 850 Harrison St, San Francisco
RSVP online, or contact Jaime Smith at 415-503-2720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Vegan Thanksgiving Lunch
Cafe Gratitude’s annual Free Thanksgiving Meal will be hosted by their Santa Cruz restaurant on Thanksgiving Day. You can volunteer to help run the cafe as a server, bartender, dishwasher, line cook, opening crew, or closing crew member.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 11 am to 2 pm | 103 Lincoln St., Santa Cruz
RSVP by email to CGSCVolunteer@gmail.com or sign up on their volunteer sheet at the cafe.
Meals on Wheels
Help bring food to local seniors on Thanksgiving day by delivering hot turkey dinners, or helping out with logistics at MOWSF’s offices. The time commitment is about three hours total.
Thursday, November 28, 2013 | 8 am to noon | Meals on Wheels of San Francisco, 1375 Fairfax Avenue, SF
RSVP by email to Danie Belfield at email@example.com or call 415-343-1311. Shifts fill up quickly.
San Francisco Food Bank
Come see what’s in season – from peaches to beans and rice – and get it out the door. Help the SF Food Bank sort, package and distribute these nutritious foods for the community.
November 27-28, 2013 | Various shifts | 900 Pennsylvania Avenue, San Francisco
Sorry, RSVPs for this opporunity are full for 2013 and the SF Food Bank is no longer accepting volunteers
Glide Thanksgiving Meals
Put on your apron and come to GLIDE to help chop, dice, mix and slice in preparation for their Annual Thanksgiving Day dinner or come serve thousands complete Thanksgiving meals with all the fixin’ to individuals and families. Then keep the holiday spirit going the day after Thanksgiving by helping serve breakfast.
November 27-29, 2013; Various shifts | 330 Ellis St., San Francisco
Sorry, RSVPs for this opporunity are full for 2013 and GLIDE is no longer accepting volunteers
SPCA Holiday Windows at Macy’s
Volunteer to help spread holiday cheer at the annual holiday SPCA pop-up adoption center at Macy’s. Although the adoption center is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas day, it’s open every other day for the holidays.
November 22 – January 5 (except Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day); Various shifts | 170 O’Farrell, San Francisco
**Annual Event**, Charity & Volunteering, Thanksgiving
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