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Volunteering at Open Heart Kitchen

 What We Offer 

Open Heart Kitchen offers a wide variety of ways to volunteer and support our neighbors across the Tri-Valley community.

 

Are you looking for a way to support seniors in your community? 

Sign up to serve lunch to our senior diners Monday through Friday in Dublin, Pleasanton or Livermore.

 

Do you find yourself striking up conversations with your neighbor, barista, or grocery cashier?

Volunteer as a greeter at the Vineyard Resource Center in Livermore!

 

Do you thrive on efficiency,and love the smell of laundry detergent?

Work alongside the Vineyard Resource Center team and help Vineyard guests access laundry services.

 

Are you someone who has compassion for individuals without permanent housing?

Volunteer for the Open Heart Refuge and help provide 20 of our unhoused neighbors with a warm and dry place to sleep.

 

Whether you are serving meals, distributing grocery, providing access to hygiene services, or simply showing kindness by welcoming guests who visit our facilities, when you volunteer with Open Heart Kitchen you can feel confident that you are making a difference in the Tri-Valley. 

 What To Expect 

Step One: All volunteers must be at least 16 years of age. 

Step Two: Submit all necessary paperwork including the volunteer waiver, and undergoing a background check if you are 18 years of age or older.

Step Three: Receive access to OHK's online volunteer portal and begin signing up for shifts. All of OHK’s volunteer shifts must be scheduled in advance, however our schedule is flexible and there are no minimum commitments. We welcome volunteers to work alongside us weekly, monthly, or just every once in a while. 

Interested in volunteering as a group? OHK can accommodate groups of up to 8 people to serve meals Monday through Friday through our Senior Meal Program. To inquire about our group volunteer opportunities, please email volunteerservices@openheartkitchen.org 

Volunteers make the difference.

"I have volunteered with Open Heart Kitchen for over 5 years. Prior to the pandemic I volunteered in the kitchen assisting the chefs in preparing nutritious meals for the seniors. For the past 3 years I have been part of the team providing fresh produce and groceries at pop-up locations. Working with the staff and the other volunteers has always been a great experience. The staff is always for grateful for the volunteer's time. Open Heart Kitchen truly is a Great Nonprofit!"

-Barbara, Volunteer

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