CPMC (four campuses in SF)
"I have been volunteering at the CPMC St. Luke's campus since February of 2015. I feel very comfortable at St. Luke's and always have a variety of tasks. The dietitians on staff allow me to shadow them from time to time which provides me with insight and experience." Katie Wilks
UCSF (campuses spread throughout SF)
Veterans Affairs Medical Center
"I really enjoy volunteering at the VA because they really let the volunteers get hands-on experience with the patients. Performing nutrition assessments on mild patients and calorie counts are a small part of what I do. The requirement is 4 hours a week and time flies!" Tara Condell
"GLIDE serves 3 meals a day, 365 days a week. Volunteering is on a drop-in basis and there is an online calendar to sign up to serve meals in 2 hour shifts. The morning/prep shift is cutting vegetables/setup while the breakfast, lunch, and dinner shifts are made up of serving food and helping to clean up the dining room. Super easy and you work with people from all walks of life." Kristina Todini
Project Open Hand
"I worked for Project Open Hands Senior Lunch Program and it was very rewarding/heartwarming. You prepare food and serve it and the people there are so appreciative and tell you that you made their day with your generosity and smile."
San Francisco-Marin Food Bank
18 Reasons: Cooking Matters
Teach nutrition or cooking classes once a week in 18 Reasons' Cooking Matters 6 week class series. The lessons are provided for you and it is basic nutrition so it is stuff you already know and do not really need to study! You learn a lot about interactive, discussion based teaching.
Homeless Prenatal Program
"I visited this program and saw the amazing things they were doing for homeless and impoverished pregnant women/families. At the time (fall 2013) they did not have specific nutrition volunteer positions but I know they were looking to set up a wellness center nutrition program in the future. Worth checking out, awesome place!" Kristina Todini
The Vista Room is always looking for volunteers. Please contact Alicia Connor, RD (aconnor[@]sfsu.edu) for more information.
Alta Bates (Berkeley)
Children's Hospital (Oakland)
John Muir Medical Center (Concord, Brentwood, Walnut Creek)
Kaiser (Alameda, Oakland, Richmond, Pinole)
Alameda Health System (Oakland)
Edible Schoolyard (Berkeley)
There is a 6 month waiting list to volunteer but it looks great on a resume because of the project started by Alice Waters.
Community Food Bank (Alameda)
- Meals on Wheels is always in need of volunteers. For more information and details on how to become a volunteer, please contact Diane Luce at firstname.lastname@example.org
- San Mateo Medical Center has many flexible volunteer opportunities including eligibility screening for the Meals on Wheels Program and various patient service projects. If interested, please contact Ankita Sachdev, Patient Services Manager at San Mateo Medical Center, at ASachdev@Smcgov.org or (650) 573-3988