Volunteer at Vivalon and Change Someone’s Life

Vivalon is always looking for volunteers! If you would like to volunteer at Vivalon, and received your COVID-19 Booster at least two weeks ago, 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.

Volunteer Fairs


Come by Vivalon’s Volunteer Fair to learn how you can be part of all the great things Vivalon volunteers do for our community.

This is an opportunity to meet our program leaders, ask questions and find out more about our wonderful programs.


Date:  Every 3rd Thursday of the Month

Time:  3:00pm-4:00pm (drop-in)

Location:  930 Tamalpais Avenue

    San Rafael, CA 94901

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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 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.

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

CarePool Drivers

CarePool driver volunteers give rides to older adults for essential medical appointments, pharmacies, and to grocery stores, using their own car.

Requirements: Volunteers must have access to a reliable passenger automobile, and proof of auto insurance of at least: $100K/$300K/$50K, a valid California Driver License, a clear background check and DMV report.

Ride lengths are about 2–3 hours for each round trip. We ask for a minimum of 2 round trip rides per month.

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Brown Bag Pantry Volunteers

Brown Bag Pantry volunteers unload the food bank truck and/or pack bags of groceries for older adults every Friday morning from 9:15am-11:15am. Fill out the form below to learn more.

Virtual Class Instructor

Share your talents with our members by teaching a class, group or workshop.  We are especially interested in finding volunteers who could lead a book club, arts & crafts class, local history workshop, film circle, language class (especially beginners’ Spanish or French), or a language-practice social group.  Please fill out the form below with your contact information, interests and experience.

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Tell a Friend…

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

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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