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 Volunteer Interest Form

Developing A Heart For Service:

Every Sunday:
  • 10:00a.m., St. Paulus Lutheran Church, (1541 Polk St)
  • 2p.m., Open CathedralCivic Center, (the plaza at Leavenworth @ McAllister) Lunch is offered for anyone who wishes to participate.  Worship attendance is not required to participate in the lunch.
Every Thursday
  • 5:30p.m.,  Open Cathedral Mission, (Mission and 16th St. BART station)
    Any Day
    • 9:45p.m. Night Ministry Walk Around, Come and join the Night Ministers for an evening and experience firsthand the ministry to our lonely, anxious and forgotten sisters and brothers in Christ.  (Call 415-441-0123 in advance to schedule a night walk.) 
    • Have a Speaker, Invite a Night Minister or someone from Welcome to come talk about what we do.
     Volunteers Needed: 

    Let us know you are interested in any of these opportunities by filling out the Volunteer Interest Form

    Every Night:  
    Every Tuesday:
    • 2-5p.m. Set up, Serving, Clean up, at the Friendship Banquet at St. Mark's Lutheran Church at 1111 O'Farrell.  We also welcome churches and other organizations to sponsor a meal.  Costs range, but usually fall in the $200 - $250 range.

    Every Wednesday:
    • 10a.m - 2p.m.Senior Program, (152 Church St), activities, lunch and hospitality for seniors are provided at St. Francis Lutheran Church.  We are looking for people to help serve the meal, to sit and visit with our guests, and to assist them as needed.  We can use kitchen help from 10a.m. until 1p.m.and folks to help clean up from 1p.m. until 2p.m.
    Every Thursday
    • 5:30p.m. - 6:30p.m. Bring Food for 70 to Open Cathedral Mission (Mission and 16th St. BART station)

    Every Saturday:
    • 9:30am-1:00, Hospitality Hour Preparation, (152 Church St) Food sorting and some prep work.  Come help us sort donated food and do some of the prep work for Sunday's meal.
    • 7:30am, Hospitality Hour, Hosts, (152 Church St., just up from Market) Servers, Cooks, Dishwashers, Clean up at St. Francis Lutheran's Hospitality Hour.  
    •  2p.m to 3:30p.m. Bring Lunch for 100 to Open Cathedral Civic Center
      (the plaza at Leavenworth @ McAllister)

    Let us know you are interested in any of these opportunities by filling out the Volunteer Interest Form
    Donations Needed:
      We can always use donations of the following items:
    • Socks.   New white athletic socks are best.
    • Blankets and Sleeping Bags.  New or used blankets and sleeping bags in good condition.
    • Toiletries.  Small bottles of shampoo, conditioner and lotion; small tubes of toothpaste, packages of floss and small toothbrushes; small bars of soap or small bottles of body wash.
    We'll gladly pick up larger quantities of these items anywhere in San Francisco or nearby.  You can also drop them off at 950 McAllister during business hours Monday through Thursday.

    To learn more about any of these opportunities, please contact us at 415-673-3572 or

    And, like every other nonprofit, we deeply appreciate your financial support. Click on the Donate button up there in the upper right corner to support us.  Alternatively, checks can be made out to SF CARES and sent to 950 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94115.