Volunteer

Opportunities 

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
  • Coordinating Arts and Crafts activities for clients
  • Painting and redecorating facilities (Interior and Exterior)

If you would like to volunteer at MSC-South, please sign up here to schedule a time and date.

To schedule group and corporate volunteer projects, please contact Michael Alvarenga at malvarenga@svdp-sf.org or (415) 757-6493. 

Division Circle Navigation Center In Memory of Brian Quinn
224 S. Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94103

SVDP-SF staff and partner agencies offer a wide spectrum of services at Division Circle Navigation Center , that include case management, medical care, mental health and substance abuse screening, access to appropriate treatment, public benefits and employment resources, and most importantly, assistance to finding appropriate and available housing.

Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Serving breakfast or dinner 
  • Coordinating and offering catered lunch for clients
  • Coordinating Arts and Crafts activities for clients
  • Painting and redecorating facilities (Interior and Exterior)

If you would like to volunteer at any of our Homeless Services Program Sites, please sign up online here to schedule a time and date.

To schedule group and corporate volunteer projects, please contact Michael Alvarenga at malvarenga@svdp-sf.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 ptate@svdp-sf.org or (415) 757-6500 for volunteer opportunities and information.