We still need volunteers! Our biggest need is for meal providers and servers - for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. The Delores Project is committed to the health and well-being of our volunteers, staff, and guests, and we've implemented a comprehensive response plan to keep our community safe.

As a result of the pandemic, the shelter is open 24/7, and we are reducing the number of guests from 60 to 35. We made these changes, along with other enhanced safety procedures detailed in our Coronavirus Response Plan, to meet the needs of shelter guests, follow recommendations by the CDC and local public health officials, and protect the health and safety of The Delores Project community.

If you are not feeling well or have knowingly been exposed to the virus, please stay home and let us know by email to volunteer@thedeloresproject.org.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with The Delores Project.

The Delores Project relies on over 800 volunteers annually to support our mission and programs. Nearly 90% of the daily meals and snacks are provided and served by volunteers. The combination of meal providers and in-kind donations of house supplies saves The Delores Project over $100,000 each year.


Please make sure you review and complete the Volunteer Agreement.


Support our Shelter Meal Program

Lunch and dinner are provided and served seven days a week to our 35 shelter guests. Review our Meal Program Information and our Kitchen Inventory. To support our meal program you can provide a meal, serve a meal, or provide and serve a meal - whatever works best for you!

  • Provide a meal
    • You are welcome to cook the meal in our commercial kitchen at the shelter, cook the meal in your home, or order from a restaurant to be delivered to the shelter.
  • Serve a meal that is provided (four servers per meal)
  • Sign up to provide or serve a meal HERE:


    Sign Up!



Q: How old do I have to be to volunteer?

A: We welcome volunteers of all ages. Serving a meal is a wonderful opportunity for families to volunteer together.

For volunteers who are under 18, please complete our Volunteer Agreement with your parent or guardian. If you are 16 or older, you are welcome to volunteer independently. We ask that a parent or guardian accompany any volunteers who are younger than 16 years old and that the adult assign their young person(s) age-appropriate tasks.


Q: Do you accept volunteers who need to fulfill community service requirements?

A: In most cases, yes! Please email volunteer@thedeloresproject.org to schedule an interview with us before signing up.


Q: Can only women volunteer?

A: We welcome volunteers of all gender identities and gender expressions, including women, men, transgender individuals, and nonbinary individuals. We ask that you are sensitive to our community of unaccompanied women and transgender individuals, and respect the dignity of everyone while you volunteer.


Please send any questions you have to volunteer@thedeloresproject.org.