Make a difference in your community - become a Men’s Center Volunteer at SVdP


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


675 23rd StreetOakland, CA 94612


The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a nonprofit organization that provides direct assistance to men, women and children in need throughout Alameda County. The Champion Guidance Center for Men, located in our West Oakland direct service campus, provides a range of services to help economically disadvantaged men, more than 75% of whom are homeless. Some of the services that men rely on at the Men's Center include: shower and laundry facilities, hygiene kits, email access, respite from the street, referrals to job training programs, peer discussion and support groups.

Flexible schedule: volunteer shifts are available Tuesday through Saturday from 9am to 3pm. Free gated parking is available on-site.

Volunteers will be asked to:

  • Engage clients in conversation.
  • Hand out coffee and pastries.
  • Help clients operate the free laundry facilities.
  • Assist clients who need showers by providing towels and hygiene kits.
  • Be a resource for clients informing them of the available resources and upcoming workshops.
  • Facilitate workshops held at the Men’s Center.

This position provides a unique opportunity for volunteers to interact one-on-one with clients and help St. Vincent de Paul achieve its mission of Neighbors Helping Neighbors.

To volunteer in the Champion Guidance Center for Men, volunteers must be male. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Must be able to work with a diverse population. Office administrative skills preferable. Organizational skills a plus.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Male

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