Our volunteers make a direct impact on the lives of those in our community through preparing, packing, and serving meals. Thousands of our neighbors in the Tri-Valley are not sure where their next meal will come from, and you can help make a difference.

There are 2 ways to volunteer:


Individual Volunteers

When you give the gift of yourself it makes a real difference in the lives of those we serve. To get started please fill out the application below. Give us a few days to process your application and you’ll receive an email to set up your volunteer account and schedule your shift.
Register to Volunteer


Group Volunteers

We welcome corporations, universities, and community-based groups to come together to volunteer to better the communities they live and work in. We can accommodate groups of various sizes throughout the week.

To learn more about how you can volunteer please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at: (925) 580-­1616, Ext. 405 or by Email

Please note:

Open Heart Kitchen is not open on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22nd). For Thanksgiving Day volunteer opportunities, we recommend that you contact one of the following organizations:


Tri-Valley Community Outreach Thanksgiving Dinner, Cornerstone Fellowship Church – Livermore Campus, or CitiServe Tri-Valley
Already a Volunteer?

Thank you, we rely on people like you to execute our mission. You can access your account to sign up for your next volunteer shift.

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Maximize your Volunteer Hours

Did you know many employers provide grants to organizations where their employees volunteer a certain number of hours? Check with your company, it’s a great way to add to the impact you’re already making.

Volunteer FAQs

Check our out Volunteering Frequently Asked Questions page to get more information on volunteering with Open Heart Kitchen.

Quotes from our Volunteers

Volunteer testimonials

“I had a great time working in the kitchen and talking to the resident at the senior center. The environment is fun and friendly’’

Thank you!

“I befriended Daniel, an elderly man who is currently homeless. After I treated him to lunch the other day, he invited me to eat with him at Asbury church. This donation is in the amount that we would have spent on lunch elsewhere. Thank you for a delicious meal!” -John C.