Volunteers needed starting early May for for meal and support services
Women's Daytime Drop-In Center
The Women's Daytime Drop-In Center is in need of volunteers for weekly 2-3 hours shifts to help assist our homeless clients that visit our center. We have shifts available Monday - Friday between 8 am - 4pm.
We are looking for individuals to do a consistent weekly shift. At this time, we have limited openings but note that around May 1st, we will have more shifts available every day.
We have remained open during the COVID pandemic. We have shifted from in-house meals to serving the homeless women and families through our service window at the center. We no longer allow our clients to come inside of the center for safety reasons yet continue to actively serve them.
General volunteer duties include but are not limited to:
- Greeting clients and providing immediate meal and food needs
- Providing clients with hygiene products, mail services and a cup of coffee
- Referring clients to our on-site case managers as needed
- Providing coats, socks and other seasonal items-to-go when available
- Aiding Staff as needed
- Organizational support in food pantry and supply areas
- General surface cleaning of kitchen and pantry area and taking the trash out (esp. 1-4 shifts)
- There is some lifting and breaking down of boxes on occasion.
- Support on fundraising and admin work as needed,
You must be willing to wear a mask at all times and will wear gloves during any food related activities.
Check out our website www.womensdropin.org for more information about our center and our mission and how to help.
If you are interested in volunteering with WDDC, please contact us here OR www.womensdropin.org/get involved. Let us know your areas of interest and hours of availability. Thank you!
We hold volunteer informational zoom webinars twice a month. Upon contacting us, we will let you know when the next one is as a first step to learning more about us.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Women's Daytime Drop-In Center
2218 Acton Street, Berkeley, CA 94702, US
We believe that all human beings deserve to have stable housing and to live full and productive lives. The Women's Daytime Drop-In Center empowers women and children to move from the streets to a home by providing ongoing and intensive counseling, case management services, transitional housing, and a safe daytime refuge.
Our services include:
Intensive case management to assist with obtaining and maintaining housing.
HIV education and prevention.
Nutrition and Health support.
Children's Program offering positive play and educational activities.
Nourishing breakfast and lunch prepared by volunteers.
Extensive information, referral, and advocacy.
Bridget Transitional House.