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Volunteering at Open Heart Kitchen

 What We Offer 

Open Heart Kitchen offers individual and group volunteer opportunities at a variety of sites in Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore. All of our volunteer opportunities take place Monday through Friday.

Whether you are volunteering helping our production kitchen staff prepare and cook meals, working alongside our mobile pop-up pantry team to distribute groceries, or serving meals directly to clients at our Senior Meal and Hot Meal dining locations, when you volunteer at Open Heart Kitchen you are helping create a more food secure future in the Tri-Valley.

 What To Expect 

All those interested in volunteering must be at least 16 years of age. We require all volunteers to complete a volunteer waiver. Those over the age of 18 must also undergo a background check.

OHK’s volunteer schedule is flexible and there are no minimum commitments required. We welcome volunteers to work alongside us weekly, monthly, once in a while, or whenever they are able. 

All of our volunteer shifts are scheduled in advance. 

If you are interested in our group volunteer opportunities, please email 

If you are seeking individual volunteer opportunities please begin the application process here: 

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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