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Volunteer at Ritter Center

Volunteers help Ritter Center prevent homelessness and serve those who are living in poverty or homeless in Marin County. We have a large dedicated group of volunteers without whom we could not accomplish everything that we do.

Current Volunteer Needs

We have opportunities for volunteers to work directly with our clients in our Food Pantry, as well as helping with fundraising, outreach, and general administrative tasks.

During COVID we have new health and safety protocols in place for all volunteers who come to Ritter Center with new opportunities to volunteer remotely.

If you are interested in learning about any volunteering opportunities at Ritter Center, please call Jorge Garcia, our Client Services Manager at 415-457-8182 x109 or complete our Contact Us form and a team member will reach out to you.

Volunteer Opportunities In Our Food Pantry!

Our Food Pantry has reduced hours and is open to the public Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. through 12 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 3 pm.

We post all Food Pantry volunteer positions on CVNL where you can sign up online for a shift.

Description: We need volunteers to help provide low-income, seniors, disabled, homeless, and at-risk people in the community with weekly supplemental food. On average Ritter Center feeds 350 people per week at our food pantry. We have seen increased demand, despite our reduced hours since COVID.

Responsibilities:

• Help put away the daily pantry order
• Assist in stocking shelves, bagging up bulk fruits and vegetables, and breaking down materials
• Help with the distribution of pantry food directly to clients

An orientation meeting is required and training will be provided. We will also provide N95 masks and gloves. Hand sanitizer is located throughout our pantry and social distancing lines are set up for clients to collect their food. Volunteers will gain experience in helping run a community food pantry as well as in working with many diverse people in the community. In addition, volunteers will learn the value of working as a team to meet a common goal of providing needed food to the community.

Working in the food pantry requires casual dress. Usually, jeans and a t-shirt are best with warmer layers if working outside to hand out food bags. It is safer to wear closed toes shoes, since things may get dropped in transit.

Thank you for your interest and time!

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