Glide

Back in the San Francisco days one of the many major life changers for me was the first time I volunteered at Glide Memorial. Preparing food, wrapping food in bags, that kind of stuff.  I felt like I was part of something and I was. I was browsing their website and checking out the volunteer opportunities over the Holidays. All but one shift is full. That’s just so awesome. But, I must remember, people are hungry not just over the holiday season.

Current Holiday Volunteer Opportunities

2009 Thanksgiving Meal Prep
(18 yrs of age and up) Help prepare salad, stuffing, biscuits, sweet potatoes and other fixings that will be served to thousands of hungry people on Thanksgiving Day. Note: If possible, please bring a new, unwrapped toy (one per volunteer) for Glide’s annual Holiday Toy Giveaway.
No Shifts Available
Thanksgiving Day Meal
Help serve Glide’s traditional Holiday meal, carve turkey and assist the kitchen staff while we serve for a special holiday breakfast and Thanksgiving dinner. Note: Please, if at all possible, bring a new, unwrapped toy (one per volunteer) to contribute to the annual Holiday Toy Giveaway. Celebration service in the sanctuary at 10:00AM.
No Shifts Available
Thanksgiving Bag Lunch Making
Prepare Bag lunches for clients to take away after their Thanksgiving Day Meal. (This volunteer shift takes place at CW House)
No Shifts Available
The Day After Thanksgiving Breakfast
Help serve breakfast to hungry people who eat breakfast at Glide every morning. You would be surprised to know how many of these after-holiday-shifts go unfilled throughout the year.
No Shifts Available
Thanksgiving Weekend Breakfast
Help serve breakfast to hungry people who eat breakfast at Glide every morning. You would be surprised to know how many of these after-holiday-shifts go unfilled throughout the year.
No Shifts Available
Toy Sort and Transfer-At Glide
(Must be 18yrs and older to participate in this shift)*Volunteers will help sort, load and transfer thousands of toys to St. Mary’s Cathedral where they will be sorted, organized, and bagged in preparation for Glide’s Annual Toy Giveaway.
No Shifts Available
Toy Sort
(Must be 18yrs and older to participate in this shift)*These shifts take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral (1111 Gough Street @Ellis). Volunteers will help to sort and bag more than 10,000 Holiday toys gifts for Glide’s community of children and their families.
No Shifts Available
Grocery Bag GiveAway Prep
Stack and sort food in preparation for Glide’s annual Grocery Bag Give Away. We provide thousands of bags full of groceries to hungry families , so they can share a holiday meal together.
No Shifts Available
Grocery Bag GiveAway
Volunteers will help prepare and distribute grocery bags full of much needed food. Volunteers will also greet guests, and help manage the long lines, and help us create a welcoming atmoshpere for our clients.
12/18/2009 6:00 AM – 9:00 AM 117 shifts available Signup Now!
Christmas Eve Breakfast
Help serve breakfast to hungry people who eat breakfast at Glide every morning. You would be surprised to know how many of these after-holiday-shifts go unfilled throughout the year.
No Shifts Available
Christmas Eve Prime Rib Luncheon
Help serve a special Prime Rib holiday lunch to our clients in the Glide Dining Room.
No Shifts Available
Christmas Eve Prep
(18 yrs of age and up) Help prepare salad, stuffing, biscuits, sweet potatoes and other fixings that will be served to thousands of hungry people on Christmas Day.
No Shifts Available
Christmas Day Meal
Help serve Glide’s traditional Holiday meal, carve turkey and assist the kitchen staff while we serve for a special holiday breakfast and celebratory Christmas meal.
No Shifts Available
Christmas Day Bag Lunch Making
Help prepare Bag lunches for clients to take away after their Thanksgiving Day Meal. (This volunteer shift takes place at CW House)
No Shifts Available
Day After Christmas Breakfast
Help serve breakfast to hungry people who eat breakfast at Glide every morning. You would be surprised to know how many of these after-holiday-shifts go unfilled throughout the year.
No Shifts Available
Christmas Weekend Breakfast
Help serve breakfast to hungry people who eat breakfast at Glide every morning. You would be surprised to know how many of these after-holiday-shifts go unfilled throughout the year.
No Shifts Available
Christmas Weekend Bag Lunch
Help prepare over 1200 bagged lunches for hungry people so they can eat over the weekend after Christmas.
No Shifts Available
Christmas Weekend Lunch
Serve lunch to the hungry people who eat lunch at Glide every day. You would be surprised to know how many of these after holiday shifts go unfilled, not to mention all the rest of the days of the year!
No Shifts Available
New Year’s Eve Day Breakfast
Help us usher in the New Year by helping serve lunch to hungry people in the community.
No Shifts Available
New Year’s Eve Day Lunch
Help us usher in the New Year by helping serve lunch to hungry people in the community.
No Shifts Available
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One Response to “Glide”

  1. You said, ” But, I must remember, people are hungry not just over the holiday season.”
    Indeed! Not only are they hungry but just a kind word or gesture year round can be helpful. This is one of the many reason I can’t stand Christmas – why can’t people have a giving spirit all year long? Why does it just have to be at this time of year?

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