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Volunteer at Vivalon 

Vivalon is always looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer at Vivalon, you will be joining a community of more than 300 people who contribute more than 20,000 hours each year to support the programs and services of Vivalon. We want your volunteer time to be both personally rewarding and convenient for your schedule. We will find a great fit for you.

Please fill out this volunteer application and we will contact you.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Jackson Cafe

Join the fun and make new friends!  The Jackson Cafe at Vivalon needs reliable, friendly volunteers who are interested in serving lunch at the cafe.  The Jackson Cafe is now open for lunch Monday through Friday from 11:30am to 2:00pm.  Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one weekday shift a week from 10:30am to 2:30pm.  There are a variety of roles available to choose from.

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Meals on Wheels:
Meal Prep Assistant
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We’re looking for volunteers to pack meals for the Meals on Wheels Drivers to deliver to clients. This role is critical in serving over 10,000 meals per month to homebound older adults or people of any age with chronic health challenges.

This service shift is available Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays from approximately 6:00 am – 8:30 am.

Fill out the form below to learn more.

CarePool Drivers

CarePool driver volunteers use their cars to give free rides to older adults for essential medical appointments, trips to the pharmacy, and grocery shopping.

We offer shifts Monday – Friday with three-hour blocks of time to choose from:

  • 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
  • 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The ride lengths are about 2–3 hours for each round trip. Therefore, we ask for a minimum of one three-hour shift per week.

Requirements: A valid California Driver’s License, a clean DMV report, a reliable vehicle, and proof of auto insurance are needed.

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Meals on Wheels and Nourish Drivers

Meals on Wheels and Nourish need volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound older adults or people of any age with chronic health challenges. There are morning (9:00am-12:00pm) and afternoon routes (1:00pm-4:00pm). Each route takes approximately 3 hours. Mileage reimbursement is available.


Must be at least 18 years old and have had your license for a minimum of two years.

A valid California Driver’s License and a clear DMV report are needed, as well as a reliable vehicle and proof of auto insurance.

Tell a Friend…

You can help us spread the word about volunteering opportunities at Vivalon by posting to your Facebook page, posting on NextDoor or on Twitter’.

We are grateful for your support. You make us proud to be a member of this wonderfully caring community!

Please fill out this volunteer application if you are interested in volunteering, and we will contact you.

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For more information
about volunteering at Vivalon, please contact, [email protected] or 415-456-9067.
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