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. 

Many community-based organizations and nonprofits will continue providing essential services during this time, including food, shelter, and health services. Find ways you can give back and help us be #SanMateoStrong.

Volunteering in San Mateo County

Visit the County’s Volunteer web page for more information and opportunities. 

If you are interested in providing your name and information as an interested volunteer for the COVID-19 outbreak, please sign up: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/WSXH6PZ

Due to the guidance of health officials, they are only focused on volunteers aged 60 and under, at this time.

Local Opportunities with Samaritan House

The Samaritan House invites those not at-risk (or in a position where they risk transmission to someone at-risk) to offer temporary volunteer services to help fill the need created over the last few weeks. They’re currently looking for people who can assist with food preparation and/or transport. See list below – please email volunteering@samaritanhousesanmateo.org 

In addition to monetary donations, at this time they’re in need of pre-packaged food, toilet paper, paper towels, sleeping bags, diapers, pullups, baby wipes, formula, baby food, tents, cleaning products, cases of water and toiletries. Visit Samaritan House’s Webpage for information about how to donate. 

The following programs are still operating and those with an asterisk * are in critical need of immediate support:

  • Food Services - Mobile Meals*
  • Food Services - Pantry*
  • Food Services - Kitchen*
  • Food Services - Grocery Rescue*
  • Food Services - Family Harvest food distribution on March 20th*
  • Food Services - Produce Mobile food distribution on March 23rd*
  • Food Services - Dining Room
  • Food Services - Safe Harbor food delivery
  • Food Services - Sandwich-making and other ongoing food donation partnerships

Donate to Your Community

We’re so proud of our community members who’ve been stepping up to support others in need. Now there’s a way to donate directly to those impacted by COVID-19 through the San Mateo County Strong Fund.

Whether you want to give to a nonprofit, families/individuals, or small businesses - all funds will stay local & help keep us #SMCStrong!San Mateo County Strong Graphic Opens in new window


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