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Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

Volunteers Serving in the Dining Room

The St. Vincent de Paul Free Dining Room serves a hot, healthy meal Tuesday-Saturday. Located in one of the most distressed neighborhoods in Northern California, the Free Dining Room serves nearly 600 meals on average per day. Join our team of volunteers to help feed those who are hungry. This opportunity is appropriate for groups of up to 15 people.

Volunteers will be asked to:

  • dish food
  • serve beverages
  • hand out trays to clients
  • wash and dry dishes
  • clean tables
  • assist with kitchen prep work
  • organize refrigerators or dry storage spaces
  • attend to all clients that we serve including families, young children, elderly, and disabled

Time: 9am - 1pm; shifts are available Tuesday - Saturday

Commitment: One time and ongoing volunteers are welcome

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

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About Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County

Location:

2272 San Pablo Ave, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is dedicated to serving the men, women and children of Alameda County.

Description

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.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

675 - 23rd StreetOakland, CA 94612

(37.81342,-122.27328)
 

SKILLS

  • Food Service
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 9am - 1pm Tuesday-Saturday
  • Volunteers must be able to stand for at least two hours

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