Volunteer opportunities

As we look to resume regular volunteer operations we continue to have new visitor protocols. We are cautiously scheduling small volunteer groups based on the given climate and variants of COVID-19. Please see the opportunities below and connect with our team for up to date information during this ever changing environment.

Although we continue to house 80 families each evening, Family House faces a significant drop in volunteer-organized resources, such as pantry items, meals and activities, and we need your help. Please consider donating to Family House San Francisco to allow us to continue feeding, housing, and supporting families during this uncertain time. Donations will help us cover the cost of our daily breakfast, fill pantries, and allow us to order food so our immune compromised families do not have to go to grocery stores or other high-risk areas.

To order family dinner to be delivered from San Francisco Bay Area restaurants that have partnered with Family House, please email Karen Banks at kbanks@familyhouseinc.org.

Volunteers play a pivotal role in the success of our mission by assisting our staff in providing a safe and comfortable home for families in crisis. We rely on over 4,000 volunteers per year, and we need your help! We work with each volunteer to make sure your time is used efficiently and productively. We have been fortunate to work with an abundance of hardworking San Francisco and SF Bay Area corporate, church, school, independent groups, and individuals, and we hope you will join us!

Please complete our volunteer application form. If you have questions, you can contact Karen Banks, Chief Community Engagement Officer at (415) 502-5659 or kbanks@familyhouseinc.org.

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What Volunteers Say

What an experience it has been partnering with Family House – with each volunteer opportunity, I am reminded of the impact we can make in our own community.” – Gena Chen, Director of Catering & Event Management, The St. Regis Hotel San Francisco

Family House is always the first organization that I think of when I am able to provide resources or a helping hand. The services and support that the Family House team provides are invaluable to the families that they serve, and they are such an important member of the community. The staff and volunteers deeply care about the organization and the families that they host, which makes this place so special. It is rare to find an organization with as much heart and soul as Family House.” -Emily Barragan, Global Communications & Public Affairs, Talent & Leader Communications, Gap Inc.

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