Program background


Connect Volunteer

Simply put, we wouldn't be able to do all of our work in the community without our volunteers. We currently have opportunities to volunteer at our Holiday Share and Food Pantry, and limited availability with our Child Development program.

  • Holiday Share: Our annual gift distribution event is powered by volunteers, and we still have spaces to volunteer this year! Shifts begin on 12/8 and run through 12/18. To get started, fill out an application here if you are aged 15-17, and here if age 18+. Once your application is received, you will be contacted with available shifts.
  • Food Pantry: Come once, come twice – no long-term commitment is required! Individuals interested in becoming a Food Pantry volunteer must fill out a short application, and after will receive links to sign up for all available dates. Shifts are available in the morning (8:30 – 11:30), and afternoon (12:30 – 3:30). The morning shift is responsible for unloading and unpacking food deliveries from the SF-Marin Food Bank, and then packaging up an assortment of fresh and packaged food for families. The afternoon shift is responsible for organizing the flow of clients and distributing bags at our outdoor, drive-through pantry. The first step in volunteering for the food pantry is to complete an application, which you can access here if you are aged 15-17, and here if age 18+. Once the application is completed, you will receive an email with links to sign up for our upcoming food pantry dates. Click here to see our Food Pantry in action.
  • Child Development: If you are comfortable/proficient in math for grades 6-8, you may be interested in volunteering as a middle school tutor! Opportunities are available Monday through Friday, 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. In addition to proof of COVID vaccination, Child Development volunteers must provide proof of immunity for measles, pertussis, and influenza, along with a negative tuberculosis test within the past year. For more information, please contact
  • Peer Health Promoters: The Novato Teen Clinic waiting room is staffed by teen and young adult volunteers, who make a yearlong commitment to volunteer. Peer Health Promoters (PHPs) educate Novato Teen Clinic clients about safer sex and help make the waiting room a welcoming space. If you are interested in becoming a PHP, we recruit annually starting in March.  See a video about the Novato Teen Clinic here.

Number of volunteers in 2020-21
Hours volunteered by our 315-person pool in 2020-21.