We Invite You to Make a Difference

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

We invite you to get involved

Even a few hours here and there can make a big difference. We have opportunities for volunteers to work directly with our clients, as well helping with fundraising, outreach, and general administrative tasks. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering at Ritter Center, please call Jorge Garcia, our Client Services Manager at 415-457-8182 x109.

Current Volunteer Opportunities


We need volunteers to help provide low-income, seniors, disabled, homeless, and at risk people in the community with weekly supplemental food grocery assistance. Ritter Center on average feeds 350 people per week at our food pantry.


• 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 is required, and training will be provided. 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. It is safer to wear closed toes shoes, since things may get dropped in transit.