Volunteer at CSA

CSA Volunteer Opportunities

Each year hundreds of volunteers support Community Services Agency of Mountain View and Los Altos in nearly every program and department. Opportunities range from working in our onsite food pantry, to escorting a homebound senior to important appointments. Volunteering is a great way to get involved in the needs of your own community. We have individual and group opportunities for ages 12 years and older.

Senior Services Companions

Senior Outreach Escorts do one or more of the following:

  • Provide escorted transportation to doctor and dental appointments.
  • Grocery shop for homebound senior twice a month.
  • Be a friendly visitor to homebound frail elderly in the community once a week.
Requirements:
  • Must be 21 years old with a valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • NEW volunteers: 6 month minimum commitment.

Food and Nutrition Center Assistant

Help sort and shelve donated food, assist clients with their food selection and help with clean-up of food sorting and distribution areas.

Friendly volunteer note: this work can be a bit more physically demanding than other volunteer opportunities!

Requirements:
  • Must be 12+ years old with a parent, or 16+ without.
  • Volunteer times are Monday – Thursday, 9:30AM – 12:30PM or 1:30PM – 4:30PM; Friday hours are 9:00 – 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Food and Nutrition Center Driver

Pick up food donations from local markets in the mornings M-F, and deliver to the Food and Nutrition Center for distribution.

Requirements:
  • Must be 21 years old with a valid driver’s license and insurance.
  • NEW volunteers: 6 month minimum commitment.
  • Volunteer times are Monday – Friday in the mornings.
  • Must schedule an appointment with our Volunteer Director.

Alpha Omega Homeless Services Outreach Volunteer

Alpha Omega Outreach Volunteers are focused on providing street outreach, emotional support, and referrals to community partners for homeless individuals and families living in the Mountain View, Los Altos, and Los Altos Hills communities.

Emergency Assistance Clerical Support

Make copies of flyers, fold brochures, assist in file maintenance, help with data entry (as necessary), and help update resource handbook. Flexible schedule Monday-Friday.

Requirements:
  • Must be 16+ years old.
  • Flexible schedule during the weekdays.

Group Opportunities

There are many ways for groups to get involved throughout the year:

  • Wash our vans! We need help keeping them clean. (Group Size: 5 people)
  • Clean our walk-in refrigerators. (Group Size: 5 people)
  • Crate cleaning! It may not be glamorous, but these do need to be cleaned once a month. (Group Size: 5-10 people)
  • Produce Mobile Volunteers – first Tuesday or third Wednesday of the month. (Group size: 10-15 people)
  • Challenge Diabetes Program monthly food bag prep – third Thursday of the month. (Group Size: 5 people)
  • Castro School food bag prep – every other Wednesday we need help! (Group size: 5 people)
  • Make cards or placemats for the elderly at our senior lunch program.
  • Arrange an ice cream social for the senior lunch program.

Application Materials

Interested volunteers must fill out the following paperwork:

All forms are required. Click each .pdf link and save the file. Open the file, fill out the form, print the form and follow the mailing instructions with the form. You will need the free Adobe Reader to view and print .pdf files.

Contact Volunteer Director, LaDrea Clark for more information.