Food Pantry and Open Market Assistants


Cause Areas


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


91 Larkspur StreetSan Rafael, CA 94901


The mission of Canal Alliance is to help low-income, Spanish-speaking immigrants acquire the tools they need to thrive. We accomplish this through our wraparound strategy which is designed to help people overcome barriers to the acquisition of the skills to thrive. This process involves recognizing the diverse skills immigrants already possess, resolving immediate needs or problems, identifying opportunities for growth, and monitoring their progress toward goals. Canal Alliance believes that when extremely low-income immigrants acquire the right skills and abilities they can overcome poverty and build a pathway to success as new Americans.

Provide access to healthy, free groceries.

*Stock shelves
*Monitor and help clients in the walk-through system
*Set-up, and break-down open market

*Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively with culturally diverse staff and participants.
*Patience and problem-solving skills.

*Basic knowledge of customer service principles
*Basic knowledge of safe food handling principles
*Basic knowledge of proper body mechanics when lifting (no more than 10 lbs.)
*Bilingual English - Spanish (preferred but no required)

To review additional Canal Alliance volunteer job descriptions online please visit


  • Spanish
  • Customer Service
  • Vietnamese
  • Food Delivery / Distribution

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3.5 hours on a Tuesday
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