Open Heart Kitchen exists to meet the immediate need of hunger within the Tri-Valley community, while also seeking ways to eliminate systematic inequalities leading to hunger in the first place. Volunteers play an essential role in our organization’s ability to successfully carry out this work.

We are always looking for new volunteers to join our team!

Open Heart Kitchen volunteer opportunities are open to any individual who is at least 18 years of age and has received a Covid-19 vaccination (including the first Booster).

You can help Open Heart Kitchen bring equitable access to nutritious foods by:

    • Assisting the Production Kitchen staff with preparing and cooking meals at the OHK Production Kitchen in Danville. 
    • Working alongside our mobile pop up pantry team to distribute groceries at weekly sites in Dublin and Pleasanton.
    • Serving meals to Senior Meal and Hot Meal clients at our dining sites located in Pleasanton, Dublin, and Livermore.

Volunteer shifts are available Monday through Friday with start times ranging from the morning to late afternoon. 

Open Heart Kitchen currently does not have any volunteer opportunities in the evenings or on weekends.

To begin the application process please Click here


For questions contact Hannah Arionus, Volunteer Coordinator & Development Associate,  at