St. Vincent de Paul Society of San Francisco’s invaluable programs serve over 1,000 people each day. It is through the dedication of generous and community-minded volunteers that we can continue our mission to help those suffering from homelessness and domestic violence.
Even a single hour of your time can make a profound difference in someone’s life. Please consider volunteering at one of our locations below!
Multi-Service Center South Homeless Shelter
525 5th Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
In addition to covering basic needs, such as food and a place to sleep, the MSC-South homeless shelter also offers medical, employment, education, mental health, and housing assistance.
Volunteer Opportunities include:
- Serving breakfast or dinner
- Deep-cleaning and laundry
- Purchasing and making sandwiches
- Assisting clients in the computer lab
If you would like to volunteer at MSC-South, please sign up online at Shiftboard to schedule a time and date.
To schedule group and corporate volunteer projects, please contact Michael Alvarenga at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 757-6493.
The Riley Center for Survivors of Domestic Violence
1175 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
The Riley Center consists of several offices and living facilities aimed at providing a safe, secure place for victims of domestic abuse and their children. Programs include counseling, legal aid, safety planning and assistance in securing permanent housing.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Answering Support Line calls
- Children’s Program at our shelters
- Co-facilitating Support Groups (English and Spanish groups)
- Peer Counseling
- Administrative, outreach, and community education support
- Translation for written and verbal communication
Note that in order to volunteer at the Riley Center, you must participate in a mandatory 40-hour domestic violence training program. Upon successful completion of the program, volunteers commit to a minimum of 4 hours per week and/or a consistent schedule for a period of 1 year.
Please contact the Riley Center’s Volunteer Coordinator, Paméla Tate-Roger at email@example.com or (415) 757-6500 for volunteer opportunities and information.