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Boxes of produce to donateTHE VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Booker T. Washington Community Service Center (BTWCSC) is a Black-led community-based organization nourishing San Francisco's historic Fillmore and Western Addition community for over 103 years. They offer a full spectrum of culturally-responsive programs to address the holistic needs of youth, teen/TAY, families, seniors, and the community at-large.

The BTWCSC’s Food Justice program provides weekly, free, culturally-appropriate food services to the community from a Black lens.

Operating three different food programs, there are a variety of weekly volunteers shifts needed.

During your shift you may help receive palates of groceries, setup grocery stations throughout the pantry, check-in guests, hand groceries to guests, or break things down.


Time commitment 2-4 hours depending on shift
Day(s) of week Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays
Time of day
  • Wednesday shifts between 10am-2pm
  • Thursday afternoon shifts
  • Friday morning, afternoon, and early evening shifts available
Location 800 Presidio Avenue, San Francisco
Languages Monolingual English, Bilingual English/Spanish
Physical requirements Bending, standing, lifting up to 40lbs
Other Because BTWCSC serves the full spectrum of the community, including children and seniors, you must be 18+ years old and participate in a basic background check; BTWCSC covers all fees associated with the check
Training Watch a 26-minute training video
How to register
  • Complete volunteer application online
  • The application takes 5-10 minutes; you will be asked provide 2 references
  • The application is only available in English
Processing your application Once you pass the background check and have watched the training video, BTWCSC will reach out to schedule your first volunteer ‘trial’ session
What to expect during your shift Each volunteer shift has specific tasks