Volunteer at ReCARES

Our operations are only possible thanks to the help of our volunteers. We need committed volunteers to help us serve at our sites.

To join our Oakland team, fill out this application form. The Oakland Volunteer Coordinator will contact you soon after receiving your application.

To join the San Francisco or Marin teams, please contact them directly. You can also visit any of our sites during our working hours and talk to the site manager about your desire to help.

What are some common tasks performed by volunteers?

  • Welcoming recipients and helping them with what they need
  • Inspecting and receiving donations
  • Sorting and organizing supplies and equipment
  • Site set up and break down
  • Cleaning and repairs

Are there any requirements?

We only ask our volunteers to be committed to helping our visitors and our organization. You will be offered training and instruction on the function and utility of the supplies and equipment we work with. However, as with many volunteer experiences, the more you put in, the more you will get out of this.

We encourage people from all walks of life to apply. We especially need people that can speak a foreign language, particularly Spanish or Cantonese.