The St. Vincent de Paul West Oakland Women's Center is located in one of the most distressed neighborhoods in Northern California and provides direct assistance to women and children in need. It is a safe and welcoming environment where women can come in for a warm shower, to do their laundry, use the toilets and feel that they are in a safe and welcoming area.
We also provide a baby play area so the children are able to be in a safe and fun environment while their mother is able to take care of whatever it is she needs to do.
We provide hygiene products, feminine hygiene products, baby diapers, adult diapers, children's clothes and shoes, as well as adult clothes and shoes.
Volunteers will be asked to:
Greet clients as they enter the center.
Help to check-in clients.
Assist front desk with handing out towels, and hygiene items.
Assist with laundry services.
Help to manage the baby room, where we give away children’s clothes, shoes and diapers.
Time: Shifts are available Tuesday - Saturday between 9:30am am and 3pm.
Please reply to contact email, or call Katie Troy at 510.877.9252
About Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County
2272 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, US
St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is dedicated to serving the men, women and children of Alameda County.
A non-profit, community-based organization, St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County (SVdP) offers emergency and social safety net services to its neighbors, relying on a vast network of volunteers to carry out our mission. We operate a free dining room, thrift stores, an e-waste recycling program, men and women's drop-in centers, workforce and culinary training programs and much more. St. Vincent de Paul serves everyone regardless of origin, creed, or affiliation. Our staff and volunteers are a diverse and talented group, representing a wide range of experiences and perspectives.
St. Vincent de Paul was founded in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam, a 20-year-old student of the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. Similar groups began to form in Paris, then spread throughout France, and eventually throughout the world.
Volunteers, known as Vincentians, are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing. St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County was founded in 1938, and has been serving the community of Oakland ever since.