Corporate/Group Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for an opportunity for your team to support a great cause? We have a number of group volunteer opportunities that can make an impact for our organization while helping your team grow and learn. Read on for details about our needs.
Larkin Street really seems to have it dialed – there’s a focus on comprehensive services, a non-judgmental approach to clients (meeting youth where they are versus forcing them to change), and a holistic view of the issue (tackling root causes). I left deeply impressed by the work.
– Volunteer Group Participant
Volunteer Opportunity Details:
Clothing Closet: Donations/Organizing
Our clothing closet provides professional and casual clothing for young people and is available to all of those who visit our drop-in center. We are in constant need of new items and re-organization since this is used daily. You are welcome to bring your own gently-used clothing to donate, host a clothing drive, or just come and organize what’s on site! Note: we don’t accept any clothing with holes or stains.
Our staff are on the front lines providing ongoing support to young people experiencing homelessness. Please join us in supporting them by offering a monthly birthday treat, skill shares or training, preparing or serving meals, or making care packages.
We always need additional support during the holiday season. You can host a gift drive, sign up to wrap presents, or join us on-site for holiday events.
For most of the shelters, at least one meal a day will be served every day. We can always use help in our kitchens preparing those meals. Sign up and make a weekly commitment of a couple of hours to provide a nutritious and tasty meal to our young people, under the guidance of our chefs. This service is extremely important as it provides hot meals for young people who may not have access to them otherwise.
College Backpack Assembly
Last year, Larkin Street supported more than 200 young people in pursuing a post-secondary education – and you can be a part of their success! Get a group together to donate and assemble education supplies for these students, and add a personalized touch by including a handwritten note in each backpack. Notes can include words of encouragement, quotes, poetry, artwork or other meaningful messages. Each kit includes:
- Loose-leaf Lined Paper
- Index Cards
- Sticky Notes/Tabs
- Handwritten Note
If you are interested in volunteering with us, please send an email to [email protected] to reserve your spot!