Create Storyblocks to Teach Reading to Kids
to Dec 19

Create Storyblocks to Teach Reading to Kids

Tandem partners with families, educators, and communities to surround young children with interactive learning opportunities that build early language and literacy skills, strengthen social and emotional skills, and foster a lifelong love of learning. Sparking joy and developing a desire to learn in young children is a crucial step in closing the opportunity gap and setting children up for success.

Tandem creates and distributes storyblocks which depict educational characters and letters. Tandem educators use the blocks to reinforce storytelling and literacy through creative play in the classroom. Help Tandem repair their storyblock sets by giving them some extra attention! 

Time: 01:30 PM - 04:30 PM (Multiple sessions)

Session 1: Thursday, September 5th

Session 2: Thursday, September 19th

Session 3: Thursday, October 3rd

Session 4: Thursday, October 17th

Session 5: Thursday, November 7th

Session 6: Thursday, November 21st

Session 7: Thursday, December 5th

Session 8: Thursday, December 19th

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Prepare Food for the Downtown Senior Center
to Oct 1

Prepare Food for the Downtown Senior Center

The Downtown Senior Center provides opportunities for lifelong learning and healthy living, and fosters independence and self-reliance among it's participants. It also provides food and nourishment through Project Open Hand to improve the quality of life for the men and women it serves.

Tasks will vary depending on the needs of the meal site. These tasks include plating food in the kitchen, serving the clients their meals, and maintaining the cleanliness of the meal site. As many of the meal participants appreciate your helping hand, we encourage you to interact with the clients by engaging in conversation.

Time: 10:45 AM - 01:00 PM (Multiple sessions)

Session 1: Wednesday, September 11th

Session 2: Friday, September 13th

Session 3: Tuesday, September 17th

Session 4: Wednesday, September 18th

Session 5: Friday, September 20th

Session 6: Tuesday, September 24th

Session 7: Wednesday, September 25th

Session 8: Friday, September 27th

Session 9: Tuesday, October 1st

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Volunteer at the SF Botanical Garden
9:00 AM09:00

Volunteer at the SF Botanical Garden

Once a month volunteers are invited to join a professional horticulturist us to assist with weeding, mulching, planting, and otherwise maintaining the Garden's collections. No experience required.

Time: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST (Multiple sessions)

Session 1: Saturday, September 23rd

Session 2: Saturday, October 19th

Session 3: Saturday, November 16th

Session 4: Saturday, December 14th

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Saturday Soup Kitchen Volunteer
5:00 PM17:00

Saturday Soup Kitchen Volunteer

  • Martin's (Martin de Porres House of Hospitality) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Do you find yourself wanting to do something about the homeless crisis in San Francisco, but don't know where to start? Do you have a little free time some weekends? Would you enjoy an active, social, and meaningful way to help your genuinely struggling and hungry neighbors?

Consider joining one of our monthly volunteer teams at Martin's! Spend 3-6 hours one Saturday each month preparing and serving a delicious, fresh, healthy meal directly to people in need.

It's a flexible commitment in a consistent environment with self-chosen responsibilities. No kitchen experience is necessary; the work is structured into simple, social tasks.

Time: 09:00 AM - 02:30 PM PST (Multiple sessions)

Session 1: Saturday, September 28th

Session 2: Saturday, October 5th

Session 3: Saturday, October 26th

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Art for AIDS Volunteer
to Oct 19

Art for AIDS Volunteer

Art for AIDS, a juried live and silent auction, is San Francisco’s premier art event benefiting one of the leading HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ mental health organizations, the UCSF Alliance Health Project (AHP).

Please join us as a volunteer and support the LGBTQ and HIV-affected clients at AHP as a volunteer at Art for AIDS.

Event Set-up Tasks
• Set up walls, chairs, easels, etc.
• Set up tables, hang banners, signs, etc.
• Prep silent auction sections
• Prep art wrapping area
• Set up bars  

Art Installation Tasks
• Hang the art—Handle with care.
• Set up Certificate Auction area.
• Prep Live Auction area.

There are multiple volunteer sessions available between Friday and Saturday.

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Lake Lunches
to Aug 29

Lake Lunches

  • United Methodist Church (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Lake Lunches is a food ministry of Lake Merritt United Methodist Church. Serving 75 lunches twice a week to the hungry and un-sheltered no questions asked in the areas surrounding Lake Merritt. Volunteers are needed to assist in preparing & packing lunches and walking the lake area near by to distribute the meals.

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