Good Neighbor Program: Handyperson and Household Tasks


Cause Areas


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


San FranciscoSan Francisco, CA 94124
MOWSF volunteer with a senior


Share your special skills! Lend a helping hand to make small maintenance repairs in seniors' home or teach a senior how to use their new computer or cut a homebound senior's hair!

Handyperson and special skilled volunteers help create safe and healthy living environments or improve a senior's quality of life.

Help create a safer living environment for homebound senior clients by changing light bulbs or installing smoke detectors, plugging in and testing a microwave, or making small repairs like securing locks and hanging curtain rods. Help improve a senior's quality of life by helping them with their computers, cutting hair, or hanging their favorite pictures on the wall.

While some of these tasks require some specialized skills, many require just the basics. Do you know how to use a hammer or the internet? We can use your help!

While we require a minimum commitment of four hours per month, volunteer hours are very flexible because of the "on-call" nature of the job. We typically call volunteers as repairs are needed. Volunteers in this program must be at least 18 years old. No car is necessary.

Other requirements include a volunteer training and successful completion of a background check.

Meals On Wheels of San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what they need to live independent and dignified lives -- nutritious meals, professional social work, and friendly human contact.

Volunteering in our Good Neighbor program offers the ability to help seniors in a variety of roles. Within the Good Neighbor program, volunteers can choose whether they want to help with grocery shopping, housecleaning, handy work, or foster a friendship with a senior!

Please email Emilie at if you are interested.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Stylist

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month

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