Volunteer Appreciation Week!

by Karen Banks

Published on April 18, 2021

On this 2021 Volunteer Appreciation Week, Karen Banks, Family House’s Chief of Community Engagement, takes a moment to reflect on the impact of our incredible volunteers. More than 5,000 strong, Family House volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of our mission by assisting our staff to provide a safe and comfortable home for families in crisis.

Thank you to all Family House San Francisco volunteers! You embody our core values of compassion and community, and you’ve allowed us to provide for families during their deepest time of need. We can’t wait until we can see more of your smiling faces in person again!


Volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of our mission at Family House, by assisting our staff in providing a safe and comfortable home for families in crisis. We rely on over 5,000 volunteers per year and due to the pandemic nearly all volunteering has been halted. Find out more about how you can help support our families. If you have questions about Volunteering at Family House, contact Chief Community Engagement Officer Karen Banks at kbanks@familyhouseinc.org or (415) 502-5659.