Greet our Clients with a Smile at our Community Center Help Desk


Cause Areas


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


2272 San Pablo AvenueOakland, CA 94612


The SVdP Community Center is located in the heart of one of California's most distressed communities, downtown Oakland at San Pablo and West Grand Avenues. The center occupies one square block on the border of downtown and West Oakland. The Help Desk serves as the main point of entry for our clients within our Community Center and connects clients with SVdP services, including free access to clothing, hygiene kits, laundry, showers, referral services, and support groups. Join our team of volunteers to help our neighbors in need and make them feel welcome at SVdP!

Volunteers will be asked to:

  • Welcome, check-in, and refer clients to appropriate departments.
  • Assist clients with accessing direct services (showers, laundry, clothing etc.).
  • Oversee waiting area.
  • Conduct intake forms for new clients.
  • General tidying of waiting area, including wiping down tables and chairs, as well as cleaning up small spills.

Time: 3 hour shifts are available Tuesday - Saturday between 9:30am and 3:30pm. We especially need help in the afternoon from 12:30pm to 3:30pm.

Commitment: One shift per week is ideal; commitment of 2-3 months is appreciated.

Volunteers will attend an orientation and receive training on or before their first day of service.


  • Administrative Support
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Data Entry
  • Crisis Intervention

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Must posses basic computer skills

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