Resources & Volunteer Opportunities


Each day we are learning more about COVID-19 and how it is impacting our community. Everyone is coping with these sudden changes, and the outbreak and shelter-in-place order will disproportionately impact our most vulnerable community members. Along with the County, we are actively working with neighboring cities and nonprofits to identify community needs and volunteer opportunities. 

Many community-based organizations and nonprofits will continue providing essential services during this time, including food, shelter, and health services. These groups will need volunteers and the County of San Mateo is compiling a list of those interested in serving. 

We’ll also continue to share volunteer updates at

If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call 2-1-1 or contact Samaritan House at (650) 347-3648.

If you’re a business operator or employee in need of assistance, please visit our Resources for Businesses and Employees page

  1. Resources for Those in Need
  2. Volunteer & Donate Opportunities

Do You or Someone You Know Need Help?

Need emergency shelter, food assistance or other basic needs?
Call 2-1-1 for information about services. 

Samaritan House
The San Mateo-based nonprofit Samaritan House provides a number of services for those needing assistance with housing, food, health care and more. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please contact Samaritan House at (650) 347-3648 first to see how to access these programs and for health screening before entering.

San Mateo County
The San Mateo County Office of Community Affairs has a list of some important resources and materials that we hope our community can use to get through this difficult time.  A general list of the County’s core service agencies is also available online.

Thrive Alliance
Thrive Alliance has a COVID-19 web page and compiled a short list of local nonprofit and what services are being provided: 


San Mateo County

San Mateo County Health:

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention:


Call 2-1-1 with all non-emergency and non-medical inquiries.

The 2-1-1 service is available 24/7 in 180 languages.


San Mateo County Economic Development Agency and the County have opened a legal hotline and email for businesses with questions.

Phone: (650) 363-4588
Hours: 8:00am - 4:00pm