Volunteer at CSA

Volunteers Are Urgently Needed During The Coronavirus Crisis!

Food scarcity for our clients is growing while our volunteer force in the Food & Nutrition Center is shrinking. If you are not in a high-risk category (age 65+ and/or having an underlying health condition) and wish to help out, please contact our volunteer coordinator at (650) 964-4630.

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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 Service 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.
  • 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!

  • Must be 12+ years old with a parent, or 16+ without.
  • Volunteer times are Monday – Friday, 3-hour shifts beginning at or around 9:00AM each day. Please contact LaDrea Clark at (650) 964-4630 for more information.

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.

  • 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.

CSA Young Professionals

Our Young Professionals (YP) group is geared toward individuals in their 20s, 30s and 40s who want to address the issues of hunger, poverty and homelessness in our community. YP members volunteer at events, plan small fundraisers to support CSA’s work and serve as ambassadors in the community.

For more information, please see our Young Professionals page.

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.

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

Group Opportunities

Please check back with us after the pandemic ends to sign up for the following group activities:

  • 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 Tuesday 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

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.